In the last few days, I have mislaid or possibly permanently lost the following items:
1. my journal. (yes, I still do use it occasionally.)
2. my church keys
3. a Christmas present I bought for my brother
4. a pair of woolen gloves (red, black and gray striped. They match a scarf and hat I bought last year)
5. my GLASSES, for crying out loud.
6. the skit I want to do at confirmation tonight.
update: I found my journal by calling Large Chain Bookstore where Husband and I ate soup a couple of days ago. I found my church keys by dumping everything out of my Large Bag onto the floor of my office (after closing my door so that no one would hear the din).
I think that I am not handling stress in the best way right now.
I am working on sermons for weddings, funerals, Sunday and Christmas. I have not yet started asking children to read at the family service on Christmas eve, nor have I gotten a young family with a baby to play the Holy Family at that service. I also am trying to reschedule a dentist appointment, have some regular medical tests before the end of the year, and get a hair cut.
Also, take Scout to the vet to see if we can figure out why she is having so many problems with her intestines.
Also, clean the house, decorate and figure out what we are going to have to eat on Christmas eve and day. And finish shopping. And wrap presents.
Advent 2 service is tonight and is devoted to St. Lucia and to light.
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."
A small light would be good, too.