...have been too busy to keep up with friends' blogs, and also too busy to maintain my own. Sorry I'm so delinquent sometimes.
...am still adjusting after returning from General Synod. There are many less than pleasant things about GS, like spending 12+ hours a day in folding chairs, and being in a bubble of RCA people so that every conversation eventually turns into a discussion of polity or task force reports. However, my brain gets sucked into the vortex of being around people who have so many common reference points, and it's hard to come back and realize that here in the real world, people don't really care much about most of the things we spent the week discussing and doing. I think I'm finally recovering, though.
...am also in summer slow-down mode, which is not conducive to getting done everything that needs to get done. Twenty-one or so years of summer breaks did not prepare me well for non-student life.
...continue to remind myself that everyone else has just as many demands pulling at them as I do, and therefore I need not be so disappointed that only 2 people have shown up for the class I'm teaching (even though I am disappointed, and hence must continue repeating this mantra).
...found a mouse in my kitchen, while I was on the phone having a serious conversation. I gasped at a somewhat inappropriate point in the call, and then wasn't really sure what to do about the mouse while I was trying to talk on the phone. Fortunately, it was dead. Logically, I know that mice are small and cannot actually harm me (except with their rampant disease-carrying germiness!) And yet, I find rodents to be really, really disgusting, and it is during rodent-discovery times that I wish that someone else lived with me so I could make them remove the dead mouse.
...am finally finished with my sermon, and hence felt that a little decompression blogging was in order.