Friday, January 05, 2007

Back

Hey all,
I'm back from the Prairie. It was fun, mostly. Aftern 13 years, I still don't
"get" some of the dynamics in my husband's family, but I guess that's okay. Once again, my mother-in-law's midwestern cooking has me struggling to button my jeans. We did get our managable snowfall--three inches after almost everyone had gone home. One sister-in-law and kids stayed an extra day so as to avoid the bad driving conditions, much to the delight of my kids. Cousins and snow--what more could a kid want??

Now I have two and a half days to finish two papers for my annual lectionary study group gathering next week. I had hoped to do more work on this during the vacation than I did. It was impossible to find a quiet corner to work in. My husband, his nine siblings, their spouses, their kids=nearly forty people in a not-all-that-big house doesn't add up for that. And then when we were finally the only ones left, my kids moped around whining that now that all the cousins were gone there was nothing to DOOOOOOOOOO, so I ended up playing endless games of mancala and Scrabble instead. Oh well--I used to do the old multiple papers in 48 hours trick all the time back in college/seminary. Let's hope I haven't lost my touch.

9 comments:

zorra said...

I'm glad you're back!

Mancala?

PPB said...

Tell us more about your annual lectionary group---that sounds so much more manageable to me than the other kind!

Listing Straight said...

Are you in the feast? Or the group that is gathering in CA?

Purechristianithink said...

I'm part of a group called The Moveable Feast--a group of Presbyterian pastors who meet once a year to study the lectionary texts for the upcoming year. We each write a paper on two of them and present them for discussion, debate, etc. The Feast has been around for a while, but there are quite a few groups organized in similar ways.

Listing Straight said...

Hmmm. I had dinner tonight with two other feasters... It is such a great group.


I hope that you have a great week.

St. Inuksuk said...

Welcome home!! Glad you survived amid all the relatives in the land of Jello, the Prairie of the Midwest!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the papers!

Mary Beth said...

Umm, jello salad!

PPB said...

I'll just be bold. How does one get in on something like that? I can't find a web page anywhere? Is it one of those you have to know somebody things?