Sunday, April 13, 2008

Issues Issues Issues

None of them bloggable.

For those who have asked: I have 6.5 weeks of school left, including exams, and then a (very) few days off before starting CPE at Giant Famous Hospital. GFH offers the double benefit of a wildly diverse patient population and a wildly diverse array of medical challenges, meaning that opportunities for pastoral care will be boundless (none of which is, of course and ironically, beneficial or good news in any way to the people in said population presenting the conditions which create said challenges). I am not going to be able to carve out time to go away on retreat this summer (which is making me just a little crazy), but the aforesaid GFH is a 2-mile walk from my front door, so I guess I will have a couple of mini-retreats each day, provided that the skies do not turn black and gush forth water on too regular a basis.

The Lovely Daughter will be home and will perhaps return to her camp counseling job in North Carolina, which may garner me a short hiking-and-waterfall sojourn in August. The Son Who Has Been Looking For A Job For Months starts one this coming week. Chicago Son and Charming Girlfriend will perhaps host us for a summer week-end, which will perhaps include tickets to WICKED (!!!!!!).

In the meantime, there are a lot of things that I need to know by tomorrow morning that I don't. Know. And a lot of issues bubbling up on every front.

I leave you with images of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, which does not look remotely Presbyterian, but is surely one of my most favorite church buildings ever. Who could not love a building with an interior dome painted the color of the sea and an address on Sevilla Street?















8 comments:

more cows than people said...

hang in there, gg. breathe...

Presbyterian Gal said...

((((gg))))

Carol said...

Breathtakingly beautiful church; the photos were calming to me so I can see why you chose them. Congratulations on the job for your son who has been looking. I hope you get the quick trips in this summer; you need them.

Diane said...

gorgeous pictures.

and such a lot on your plate.

praying for you.

Paul said...

What did Thoreau say? "Simplify", wasn't that it?

Jan said...

GG, I hope you discerned whatever you needed to by today. Blessings.

Judith HeartSong said...

just be well... and I never saw that beautiful church in St Augustine. I love it as well:)

Michelle said...

may grace abound! If you are walking, haven't found them, have an MP3 player or somesuch, try pray-as-you go from the British Jesuits. 15 minutes retreats - 5 days a week.