Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Morning Musings

A few of the things I'm thinking about this morning.

1. I had to delete my YouTube post "The Servant Song." I posted it yesterday as part of the Sunday afternoon RevGals reflection on hymns and what we sang in church. I like the song and enjoyed singing it. But the YouTube clip had a guy singing it to a friend acappella. I don't know the guy, and generally speaking I try not to show photos of people on this blog, especially photos of people I don't know. Having his image on my blog was bothering me. Nothing personal, I don't know. That's all.

2. We finally heard from Ryan, our soldier who is deployed to Afghanistan and coming home on leave. As of 9:50 this morning he is at an airport in Kuwait waiting for a flight to Ireland. From Ireland he flies to Atlanta and then to Chicago. He should arrive here sometime tomorrow (Tuesday). At least so far he is safe.

3. He will be exhausted from travelling for five days with little sleep.

4. It's raining here, a gentle fall rain. Lovely. Perfect for a day off.

5. Today I am going to go out for breakfast with my daughter. Exercise, go to the grocery store. And have a night off with my husband. He is scheduled to work every night this week, except tonight. (sigh)

6. Read. I think I'll try to catch up on some of my reading... Elaine Pagels, "Beyond Belief"; Renita Weems, "Listening for God"; Tony Campolo "The God of Intimacy and Action" (he's the speaker at our Clergy Conference in a few weeks and will be speaking from this book)...

7. Well, that's a snapshot of my musings for this first day of October.

11 comments:

Songbird said...

Wish you could come over for a cappuccino!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

hope you had a delightful breakfast! i love lazy days... (not that you're lazy mind you)... but days in which to laze. "i'm dreaming of va...cation" (yeah that is sung to the tune of 'White Christmas')...

sunny skies. 80 degrees. unreal for the first day of ocotber.

Kievas said...

We're enjoying the rain here as well...I wish it were cooler, but I guess that'll have to wait.

mompriest said...

Sb, I'd be over in a heart beat, if only we weren't half a dozen states apart...

HC - So glad you get some vacation soon, I hope you plan to do something FUN!

Kievas, the rain has stopped here. Now it's a cool 70 degrees and "curl your hair" humid...still, a nice day, though...

Gannet Girl said...

Sounds like a full and good life.

Mary Beth said...

I just finished the Weems book. Liked it.

Jan said...

Glad I saw the guy singing anyway. Thanks. I ordered the Weems book but haven't started it yet. Your day sounds like a nice one--hope it was. Also, glad to hear the update on Ryan.

Diane said...

I love your reading list... also wish we could share, but don't have a cappuccino machine...(visited Songbird's blog, and it does look delicious, doesn't it?)

Barbara B. said...

Hope Ryan's travels go smoothly.

(BTW, I like Elaine Pagels!)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Good news about Ryan.

Sounds like you had a lovely day.

And now I've tagged you over at my place.

mompriest said...

Ok, I'll be over in bit to check it out and play....woohoo

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