Exhaustion. As I write this, this is foremost on my mind. I am exhausted. I got more than enough sleep; that’s not the issue. But I could totally sleep through the whole day. Unfortunately, it’s only lunch time, and I have lots of things to do, even after work.
This probably should have been #1, but tonight I get to go to the Called and Gifted Workshop! I’m so excited to discern what my gifts and charisms may be. My friend, John, lent me a binder outlining some of the things that we will be going over tonight and tomorrow. Tempted as I was, I did not take the assessment in the binder, and decided to wait for the workshop. It was tough, though! 🙂 I am really excited for this weekend!
Wii at Work! One of my coworkers brought in his Wii today. This is awesome! 🙂 I love my team! We have been playing Tecmo Bowl and F-Zero. Boy, it has been a long time since I’ve played F-Zero. I now suck at it! LOL! More practice is necessary. I suppose that means that I should look into getting a retro controller for my Wii and downloading the game.
Holy Week is coming up! I love this week! I’m so happy that I get to take Holy Thursday and Good Friday off! Palm Sunday is fun, too. I would have to say that I look forward to the Chrism Mass on Thursday morning, perhaps even more than Easter Mass. Why is this? For me, it seems to be more … personal … in a way. There is something about seeing hundreds of priests renewing their promises to the Archbishop, the diocese and to their particular parishes that catches my breath. It is truly beautiful. I hope to be able to escape the Washing of the Feet at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday evening. The last event of Thursday is what I affectionately refer to as the Pub Crawl of the Altars of Repose. Every year, some friends and I have piled into a car (usually with snacks for the journey) and made our pilgrimage to 7 different churches to pray with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. I can’t wait!
Exhaustion … and nausea. I hate the nausea. But that means that I have redemptive suffering to offer! Today’s suffering will be for Wanda. Please join me in praying for healing for her and peace and comfort for her family.
This week, I have been spending a lot of time on Ancestry working on my family tree. It’s rather fun to do, and since both my mom and my dad’s ancestors were in colonists, there is a lot of documentation on the families. While this is fun, it certainly is also a LOT of work, not only in the massive amounts of data entry, but in sifting through some of the information available online to determine if the suggestions are plausible. Do any of you have any experience with geneology? Any suggestions? I have gotten to the point where some of the ancestors from my mom’s line are marrying into ancestors from my dad’s line (Incest?!? 😉 ) and on the online version of the software, there’s not a good way to reconcile people, so I think that I will have to buy the actual software program — just for that feature. 1,600 people and counting! 🙂
Irony of the Day. Yesterday, my co-worker had gotten 3 voicemails and an e-mail from the Red Cross, letting him know there was a crisis shortage of blood and that they needed to come in. So, of course this was on my mind when I arrived at church for Bible study and saw the Red Cross set up in the Davidson Center for donations. Even though I was already late, I figured that perhaps God wanted me to give blood today. After all, what are the chances that I’d have had this be a topic of conversation earlier in the day AND have had dinner just prior (so that *maybe* I wouldn’t pass out this time)?! I walk in and ask the girl where I start. She lets me know that they’ve stopped taking people for the day (even though there were still people filling out the initial questionnaire). They stopped taking people at 7 pm. It was seriously 7:02 pm. Guess it wasn’t *that* much of a crisis. 🙂 LOL! Either that or God thought that my time was better spent at the Bible study. And I can’t argue with that. 🙂
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