Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What I have learned to-day - by Kathryn Fleming aged 48.5

* you can cope with one handed tooth cleaning if you put the toothbrush handle in your mouth while applying paste

*similarly, adding shower gel to the water in the basin neatly subverts the terrible tendecy of soap to slip awy from a predatory flannel

* the chasuble is a gift to sling-wearing clergy - though one feels a tad underdressed when wearing only a skirt (admittedly black) & a tee-shirt (Liturgically correct in purple) beneath it

* one-handed ashing is fine, ditto presiding....but proclaiming the gospel demands a sub-deacon about the place

* the Lectionary for Ash Wednesday has unexpected comic potential in Psalm 51
"make me to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones that you have broken may rejoice" & in the Gospel "let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing"

*while there is no good time for domestic godesses to abandon ship, now is particularly unhelpful

* having a child dealing with unbloggable misery hurts like stink, - specially when you cant even go and offer hugs

* good friends make even unbloggable misery better
(actually those last two were more reminders than new discoveries...but they are major conclusions to be drawn from today)


kiturgy said...

Blessings for healing from your one-armed state! I, like you, am celebrating my first Ash Wednesday as Vicar of our little country church. I found your blog from the preaching listserve. Good to connect with a fellow newbie--we are also of an age, so I suspect we have some stories about how we got here. Anyway--healing blessings. At some point, I'll recount the story of the Good Friday about 15 years when I subbed in for our priest who was literally flat on her back w/vertigo.

Crimson Rambler said...

I'm still laughing about the Usefulness of the chasuble...

Unfortunately if I wore one here, their heads would explode!

Deb said...

Been following your story... pondering the amazing ways that a slow down helps or even hurts...

prayers for healing!
one of the revgals