Monday, August 13, 2007

Slightly Clearing

Ever since the thunderstorm on Friday night, we've been having trouble with our cable and internet service. Sometimes we can get service only on one computer. Intermittently we get nothing at all. So, last night I listened to the guys talking about fishing up north on the radio (are the lakes a little low? Yah, sure). And I did the dishes which were piling up. And I organized the kitchen more than I have for a long time. I found a recipe that I had been searching for -- chicken ranch wraps. They were quite a hit back in June, thanks to Betty Crocker. But I made the mistake of tearing the page out of the magazine, and have been spending a lot of time since then trying to figure out where I put it. Last night I rediscovered the recipe.

In other news, I've been trying to de-accumulate books from my office library. We'll be having a book sale here in the fall. So I've been "weeding" on the shelves, and discovered a book I was sure someone had stolen from the church library! It was me!

Things are still pretty chaotic around here. There is slightly more counter space in the kitchen. We got the vacuum cleaner fixed. And on the church front, I finally got hold of a couple of people to work with me on a fall event I am trying to plan. Co-conspirators, I like to call them.

But many, many things, on both the home front and the church front, are up in the air. Yes, I'm "living in the tension." I do like doing many things at one time. I never liked just sitting at a desk. But I do feel, once in awhile, that I'm juggling with one too many balls.

I'm working on the computer at church, because the one at home is acting up. The one at church is working, but freezes up a lot. (sigh). I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere.

The weather has cleared a little from the weekend. It's pleasantly warm outside. Inside and around the corner, there are some fellow-travelers, co-conspirators, I like to call them, to share the load.


Anonymous said...

Hope things settle down a bit, and soon!

Serena said...

" I was sure someone had stolen from the church library! It was me!"
LOL ... been there ~ done that!

Songbird said...

Heehee about the book!

Presbyterian Gal said...

"The one at church is working, but freezes up a lot. (sigh). I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere."

This proves that you are NOT Presbyterian....aka: one of the 'frozen chosen'. ;)

Best Regards,
a fellow Co-conspirator, blogging wise

mompriest said...

Oh gosh! I hate it when our technology, which we rely on to be reliable, is unreliable...I hope everything is back in good working order soon!

LawAndGospel said...

Liked hearing about the book. As for the recipe, I can totally relate. I recently took all of those recipes that were flying around and pasted them onto paper ( old church budgets) and three hole punched them and stuck them in a binder. Knowing where they are should guarantee I never look at them again.

revabi said...

I really wish our weather would clear.

It would do me good to de-accumulate too. I thought I had before the move, but that was a farce. At least you are honest about the book.

Hope your co-conspirators help get the fall event off the ground.

Pastor Eric said... too many balls in the air...been there, done that, but can you believe it...September is right around the corner and that means more "balls in the air". Take care and God bless

Grandmère Mimi said...

Diane, you've been busy. I know the frustration when computers and internet services fail. But look at all the work you got done. We really did have lives before the internet.

Well, my friends, I'm going to a spa to get a massage this afternoon. My husband gave me the gift for Christmas, and I'm just now, in August, getting over there.

Don't be too jealous.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

chicken ranch wraps? oh yummy can we get the recipe?

and count me in as a co-conspirator... who doesn't enjoy a good consipiracy now and then??

kim said...

I have been meaning to tell you how much I love it when you post your sermons. For obvious reasons...cough **kim hasn't been to church in a long time** cough. I miss church, I miss you, I miss many people there. Bad excuse, but I have been so busy and thus so tired and thus so out-of-sorts and blah with no energy/motivation by Sunday. Maybe...if I could come in jammies and flip-flops :)! What a sight! You "sound" like there is something going on, like much more than what is meeting the eye. I'm going to be around tomorrow early afternoon sometime to do the recycling; I'm hoping I'll run into you! Thanks for not abandoning lifeafter...I always appreciate seeing your name!