Friday, May 25, 2007

Vacation, Celebration, Desperation

I started a post a few days ago that simply read: It's been so long.... I almost forgot my password.

It didn't post because an error message appeared indicating that the operating system had unexpectedly shut-down. This never happens. It started back up, but it spooked me. And, as I had been tired already, it didn't seem worth it to start all over again -- especially for such a pithy post.

We've taken a vacation and had some fun. Our son turned two. He now thinks that they'll sing happy birthday to him every time we go to a baseball game. My parents visited. People came over. I made an amazing train cake. I've now invested enough money in supplies that he'll have a train cake every year, ad nauseum. If he gets married, it might be the groom's cake.

I've been experiencing these pangs of something -- jealousy? sadness? loss? -- at not being at the Festival of Homiletics. This is definitely one of those to-do things on my list. Maybe next year, when it's in Minnesota (or so the rumors go....).

Much of Wednesday was spent on a ladder in the sanctuary, preparing for the weekend. A few desperate moments when we thought, is this really going to work. It did. It does. People who have already seen it are stunned. I get giddy every time I see walk past.

I've missed writing, these days (weeks?) that I've not. The weather has been warm and all I want to do is play in the dirt. I've done that, some, and it's at times like that when I dream of not doing what I do.

7 comments:

ppb said...

wait? did i miss something? what are you doing on a ladder that is stunning people.


Psst: you're already married. eloping would be kind of wierd at this point.

P.S. an after-thought said...

Welcome back. We were away too, to eastern Wisconsin, as well as SE Minnesota. Beautiful time of year, my favorite. I'm experiencing spring twice this year because of the trip.

The fire in the BWCAW is contained.

Iris said...

I guessing the ladder stuff in the sanctuary has to do with Pentecost? What did you do?

Oh, I like reading your blog, both pithy and deep posts!

Pink Shoes said...

I'll post pictures of the sanctuary later -- it's draped in red!

juniper68 said...

Cant wait to see the pix.

And yes, let's do the Festival next year in Minneapolis! It's on my list....

Sue said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!

Minnesota 2008 - Hooray!!!

LadyBurg said...

"The weather has been warm and all I want to do is play in the dirt. I've done that, some, and it's at times like that when I dream of not doing what I do."

I hear you. Want to start a plant nursery with me?! I'm pretty sure more time in the dirt would be good for my soul - very very good.