Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Day Off?

Technically, I'm off today. Actually, I have already sent an email to remind folks this Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and I really should be writing the 5 minute "Many Paths to One Summit" piece for the Interfaith panel on Thursday evening. I would do it tomorrow but I also have to be at the hospital for a member who is having surgery for prostate cancer and preparing to leave Friday morning for the rehearsal and wedding in Arizona.

So - I get to stay home, do laundry, go to the doctor for my 2nd Hepatitis A vaccination and do some writing. At least I don't have to answer the phone. :-)

The Reverend Samuel T. Rabbit is pulling at the fence I put up to keep him out of the bedroom, since I don't have it bunny-proofed and he's already eaten one power cord to this computer! He wants my attention so I guess I'll go give him some.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Buenas Dias!

Up at 4:30 am to try to catch up on my Spanish homework. Because at least half of the folks who show up at the church door speak Spanish, this class on Spanish for ministers is really important and I want to learn. But so many things get in the way of sitting down to do the homework and study the vocabulary.

I do, however, work on practicing with Spanish speakers. I practice with my secretary every day, whose most important qualification for the church secretary position is that she is a native speaker of Spanish. I have a lot of Spanish speaking friends who also help me practice. I was even speaking (mangling!) Spanish with the Hispanic women at the regional women's convocation over the weekend, all of whom graciously corrected my mistakes and thanked me for taking the trouble. I attended my Spanish teacher's ordination at a Spanish speaking church Sunday evening. My husband pointed out that I introduced him to the teacher in Spanish, but to my classmates in English. Hmm. Guess I'd better work on that. :-)

Ah well, back to the flash cards. Hasta manana!

Monday, March 5, 2007

In the beginning

A spiritual discipline must have a starting point, so I begin here in my Daily Blog. It's a good day to begin. I am spiritually well following a weekend dancing with God and 300 other women.

Today I feel charitable toward:
  • the people who dumped all those papers and books on my desk while I was away, and
  • the member who decided that our resident homeless guy must be admitted into a shelter whether or not he wants to go.

I'm not even freaking out yet over all the things that have to get done this week:
  • Thursday's 5 minute speech on "Many Paths to One Summit"aka Religion and Contemporary Issues for an interfaith panel intended to address recent outbreaks of intolerance at a local church related university. It's my Alma Mater and I'm "The Protestant".
  • Saturday's wedding in another state.
  • Tomorrow morning's Spanish homework that isn't started yet .
  • Tonight's bible study I haven't prepared yet.
Yep. It's a good day to begin.