23 January 2009

Singing Owl at RevGalBlogPals says: Here in snow country we are settled in to what is a very long stretch of potentially boring days. The holidays are over. It is a very long time till we will get outside on a regular basis. The snow that seemed so beautiful at first is now dirty and the snow banks are piling up. Our vehicles are all the same shade of brownish grey, but if we go to the car wash our doors will freeze shut. People get grumpy. Of course, not everyone lives in a cold climate, but even in warmer places the days till springtime can get long. Help! Please give us five suggestions for combating cabin fever and staying cheerful in our monochromatic world?

I speak as one with a brand new alternator in a 10 year old car. (a special thank you to the unknown longhorn Spiritual Direction student who provided a jump in the seminary parking lot!)

1) well you could join me in ordination exams... Exegesis will take 5 days of my life while life adn classes go on around me.

2) Chili. Not monochromatic or boring. and if you put enough peppers in you get to enjoy it all day! OK, maybe that's not a benefit.

3) looking at the gardening catalogs. Thinking of the flowers that will bloom in spring.

4) reading church information forms (especially for churches in the south) and dreaming of getting permission to start sending out my resume.

5) facebook. nuff said.

4 comments:

Diane said...

ah yes facebook. how could I forget?

good luck on your ordination exam.

zorra said...

As one who has read ords several times (though I never had to take them), I pray exegesis goes well for you.

I see we're "hyster sisters". Mine was in November. I hope you're feeling well now. I lobbied my gyno for nearly five years, until she finally gave in and did the surgery! :)

Purple said...

Ords were only a couple of years ago for me...so my memory is quite fresh of what that time was like. Much grace and much peace in the coming days of writing.

Singing Owl said...

Chili, garden catalogs and Facebook! Spring will be here before I know it! ;-)