Went to Georgia for a couple of days this week to visit D's family. I got there late Wednesday (after a very bumpy flight), slept most of Thursday, and flew back Friday. Oh, I was tired! Wanted some time yesterday after I returned home to prepare for the class I'm teaching, but cleaned house instead! Takes more energy to think than it does to dust, vacuum, and scrub!
This week at work my attention will be on--
- preparing for the beginning of Adventure Village (our Sunday School program) on August 30
- preparing for the beginning of our church growth Campaign which will launch on September 13
- and continuing marketing/funding efforts for the big conference our Wellness Ministry is hosting in October on the spiritual healing of survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Three HUGE HUGE projects! I think I have them under control, but I'm at that stage where I don't quite yet have it all organized in my mind. My intuition tells me I do have enough time allocated, though. Each project is meaningful to me...With Adventure Village I get to be around the children again (we close down our Sunday School during the summer) and they always energize me...With the church growth campaign I get to work with people who also love the church and whose faith is alive and vibrant....And with the conference in October I get to work on something pastorally that is truly meaningful.
In addition, I'll be teaching the class beginning August 27. Taking another 3 days of vacation beginning Aug. 17 from my church in order to prepare.
Good news today from HeartPaths: I'll only be facilitating a group on Thursday evenings, and won't have to do any of the individual spiritual direction. Although I love doing that, I just couldn't see how I was going to find the time.
Lovely Passionate Feminist is getting her own apartment this week; she'll be about 45 minutes away from us. It's been SO much fun helping her furnish it. She's excited and it's neat witnessing that. We'll miss having her around, for sure.
D's excited that football season is back. Dallas Cowboys have a new stadium to play in (not that D is a Cowboy's fan--he's definitely NOT) that's suppose to be some super-duper ultra extravagant new home for "America's team," as they like to think of themselves. Personally I think it's a huge waste of money, a monument to greed.
Seeker Executive and I have begun a daily email exchange, listing five things for which we are thankful each day. Very meaningful to me, and so helpful in getting centered.