*it's easy to feel blue when planning a blue christmas service.
*i like Mindy Smith's My Holiday CD
*sitting down to carve a very large ceramic platter covered in blue slip takes a lot more time and intention that I planned on.
*i LOVE carving pottery. it's about the third most popular thought in my head.
*it is rainy and cold. it is 2:27 pm. i am in my office. i forgot my bag so i don't have my list and books and stuff that i need.
*there is still plenty to do.
*why isn't there a naptime for adults? the preschool across the hall always has naptime. not fair.
*i am not feeling particularly inspired or motivated.
*advent/christmas makes me sad, thoughtful, hopeful, quiet.
*i wish we could be with my family of origin for just a couple of days. this christmas will be so hard on all of them, missing aric's joy.
* the titles of books on my desk are earthprayers, growing together, bread for the journey, the green bible, sacred journeys, in wisdom's path, guerillas of grace, imaging the word. isn't that a delicious combination?
*last year, a little girl in my congregation gave me a christmas card. it is on my bulletin board. it says, "pastor karla, i hope you are looking stunning. happy holidays! love, f." that must mean that sometimes i must look stunning. ;-) i hope in a good way.
*the sooner i finish my edits on sermons, the sooner i can go home.
*i am so glad i exercised already.
Officially Summer - photo taken May 2017
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