Friday, January 27, 2012

Quick Takes (21)

Holy Cow!  We have a whole weekend with absolutely no plans.  That doesn’t happen often.  Usually the plans aren’t anything big – errands that need to be run, watering the plants at church, house projects – but they take time and attention.  I am really going to enjoy the quiet. I’d like to finish the book I’ve been reading, Toward the Gleam, as it getting really interesting.

As I take advantage of the time at home, maybe I can finally get the last of the papers filed that are sitting in my office.  As you may recall, I started sorting and purging a few weeks ago in an attempt to find my eye glass prescription.  There is still one pile of papers I have been willfully ignoring.  Where are  the paper fairies when you need them?

Speaking of that eye glass prescription, I still don’t like bifocals, even with slightly bigger lenses.  But, I suppose, I’m really going to have to suck it up and get used to them.  Not seeing clearly is not an option!

Himself may have brought flowers to brighten my day, but he has really touched a lot of other people’s days as well.  So many people have stopped by my desk to comment on how they brighten up an otherwise gloomy day.

Lent starts in just a little over three weeks.  I have been thinking about it for a couple of reasons.  Another lady and I are in charge of the church decorations.  The Lenten & Easter season is our busiest time of year.  For Lent, flowers and plants go away and purple draping comes out.  The starkness and barrenness of the church reminds us that it is a time of preparation and mourning. 

Back to Lent.  I know what I have to do in church, but I am still working on what I want to do personally.  I find it so easy to do something that I know will be good for me and help my health/waistline, but might not help me spiritually.  Any ideas?  I’m assuming we’ll be doing Prayer Buddies again.

“One of the chief uses of religion is that it makes us remember our coming from darkness, the simple fact that we are created.”
– GKC, The Boston Sunday Post, 1/16/21 

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Have a great weekend!



  1. 3 weeks til Lent....oh my! I need to figure out what I'm going to do as well. It will be here before we know it and are ready!

    I hear you on the paper fairies. I am notorious for having piles of paper everything. Must control the paper mess!

    Enjoy your plan-free weekend!!

  2. Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend! So glad your flowers brightened up the office! Something about the smell and color of flowers always makes me smile.