Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Morning

Sitting in bed, surrounded by books on the Muslim hajj, trying to make sense out of a paper that has to come together too soon.

At the computer, still in my pjs, editing the school yearbook online. The kids have done an incredible job. If only they had pulled all of this creativity out of a hat BEFORE the deadline instead of two weeks after.

Standing in the pulpit in jeans and an oversized and very long Ohio State sweatshirt, practicing my be-brave-in-the-face-of-doubt sermon for tomorrow. A couple of the guys who are at church for a spring (winter) workday saw me in the hall and threatened to come in and laugh and snicker, but fortunately they are completely absorbed by gutters or plumbing or something. Another guy friend is upstairs hanging an art exhibit. When I go up to visit with him later, he starts talking about the need to prepare something and then prepare to put all your preparation aside. I think he is talking about oil paintings but it turns out he is talking about sermons. I think he is trying to be supportive.

I have been looking for the foxes in the cemetery for weeks and I am about to go out again. It is cold and gray out there, and So Not Spring. The image is from the National Cathedral, where it WAS spring ten days ago. If you enlarge it, the reflection of the stained glass on the floor looks very cool.


Quotidian Grace said...

Wish I could be in the congregation tomorrow to hear your sermon! Is it okay to tell a preacher to "knock 'em dead"? Well, you know what I mean.

Gannet Girl said...

Well, that's better than the guys with the gutter stuff coming in to give me a hard time.

Thanks, QG.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, what do you say to a minister? Break a leg, good luck, inspire ? Whatever, I send good thoughts. Leenora

Gannet Girl said...

Leenora! You're still here! HI!!!!!

Lisa :-] said...

Sorry your spring got lost. Ours kind of went away, too...but our non-spring is a little more pleasant than your non-spring.

Laura said...

Hey, you are probably in the pulpit right now. Wish I was there, because the topic sounds like just what I need this morning. My plan? Drop DD off at church and then drive away real fast before anyone sees me. Anyway, you've got a lot going on. Papers are especially heinous. I'm impressed with all you do.

LightYears2Venus said...

Wish I could read your sermon--maybe you would post it??? Great photo with the stained glass reflection. The window with the moon rock fascinated us when we visited. Have you heard the U2 song Window on the Skies? It's not about cathedral stained glass, but that's one of the connections I make when I hear it.
When I did middle school yearbook, the kids did NOT do such a great job and I had to do a lot of editing online and the deadlines were killers. I don't envy you. Good luck with that groaning plate in the next few weeks.