Tuesday, December 23, 2008

tuesday.

The snow is pretty today. It is still cold, but brilliant with sun. Hard to believe that all of this will melt (well most of it) in the next few days.

This is a funny thing about Boston. If people dig their cars out on the street, they are allowed to put cones or folding chairs to mark their "spot" while not parked in it, for at least 48 hours, sometimes more. It is your...reward, I guess, for doing all the work. So, when you drive around the streets, if you see cones in parking places, you better NOT move them and park your car there. It is grounds for getting slashed tires! Thank goodness we have a driveway!

Not much going on here at the office this morning. I am piddling, you could say. I need to write my sermon for Sunday...so I could get a start on that. If I can get it sketched out, I am going to reward myself with a manicure. ( I actually have a gift certificate with money remaining on it.) My new favorite color is OPI's "We'll Always Have Paris". I ought to tidy things up a bit, too.

I feel like I am in a good space. It feels a little empty, but that is good. Maybe I am making room in my inner inn to be ready for the wild blessing of Christ-mas.

Open me, even more.
Help me be receptive to where and how the journey unfolds...
in these moments, in this day, in this week...
Amen

3 comments:

Purple said...

I imagine it is quite a sight to drive around and see chairs and cones in empty spaces. But, if I had dug my car out...I am pretty sure I'd be doing the same thing.

A little empty space for the wild blessings of Christ-mas...well said.

mompriest said...

Chicago was the same way, cones and chairs to hold people's spots....but having been one of those digging out a car - you really do feel entitled afterward, to keep that spot...

I just got a manicure last night...OPI red sparkly something or other..it's a fun color for Christmas....

Now, I'm off to write that Sunday sermon....sigh

revcrystalk said...

i hope your manicure was wonderful! i wish i could stop biting my nails--i think i've given up trying to stop.

anywho...i too loved how your phrased your openess to the wild blessings of Christmas.

you totally inspire me! thank you!