Wednesday, June 13, 2007

was a splendid book in the Teddy Horsley series, which I used to read to the GoodinParts offspring in a desperate attempt to keep them quiet and happy in the pew during their early years of church life.
Reading is so much better than living it, but actually that picture just about sums up the Curate this evening.
Nothing really to moan about, just alot of small frustrations...
Spent this morning (day off) driving to Cardiff to collect the final installment of Hattie Gandhi's belongings - which are now deposited all over the house, whether there's room or not...and I've the clergy from our wannabe "cluster" coming to lunch on Friday for the first time and no time to clear the decks properly.
Afternoon working (nothing to grump about there, as it involved a year 3 class visiting St M's, and I absolutely love using the church as a visual aid to talk about God with young children...so I cheered up briefly)...thwarted by repeated internet collapses.
Discovered that training day whose date I had actually checked (it appeared as the non existent Wednesday 21st on the advance publicity, so for once I emailed to be certain which it was) is actually not on Thursday next week, as I'd been told, but on Wednesay...when I have such fun committments as a session with the clergy tax bods and a speaking committment - which wouldn't be the end of the world, except this training is about moving on to a "First Responsibility Post" - so is distinctly relevant.
Went to the local supermarket for essentials - (chicken pieces) and comfort food (Ben & Jerrys) and came back with 2 bottles of milk...but nothing from my list.
And any minute now it will be time to head off for diocesan synod. I expect I've lost my papers...it's that sort of day.
All the more reason, then, to be glad that the school run from Burford takes me past this field.


I don't think I can really justify a long term grump in the face of such beauty - might even have to say sorry to those I've kicked along the way.

9 comments:

Songbird said...

It *is* a lovely sight.

Serena said...

*hug!*

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Serena...just what I needed :-)

Songbird said...

Will you still love me if I tell you I tagged you?

tonusp said...

What I can't help wondering, but have never got around to asking, is what you'll call your blog when you get that wonderful post of first responsibility?

Better in Pieces?

Kathryn said...

lol
You know, Tony, I might just have to :-)

Serena said...

Glad to be of service :) Never a shortage of hugs!

Caroline said...

Hope things have improved since this post.

Hugs from here too.

1 i z said...

Sorry to hear you were having a bad day. But grump is a wonderful word isn't it. Just so perfect for the feeling: Grump Grump Grump!