“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday afternoon

What a week - three funerals. I officiated at three funerals this week, that makes four for the month of June. There is the potential for one more funeral, as yet another parishioner faces the end of life reality....

But, not only, what a week. What a month! It began with the Jazz Eucharist - a "regular" Sunday service but with all the music and musical settings lead by a Jazz quartet and to jazz rhythms. Oh, that was fun! A month of pot-lucks and church picnics, and dinner parties, of a week long interfaith seminar, Father's Day, summer worship services, preparing for General Convention, end of the year meetings with diocesan clergy groups....just simply a lot. A lot all compressed into one month.

Oh well, it's all good.

I have also taken on, with some regular diligence, an exercise routine. I try to alternate weights, aerobic, bike riding, and yoga, across the days and week. It feels good to exercise! But that has certainly added to my busyness.

Today, after church, I walked out to the garden. I have hardly had a chance to check it out. My broccoli is prolific, but the flowers were beginning to open - little yellow flowers - so when I eat it some of it will be actual flower. That's ok. My brussel sprouts are slowly forming,, looks like I will have a decent crop. Tomatoes are coming forth, zucchini, cucumbers, beans and bell peppers - all coming along.I've harvested the last of the lettuce - how fun to eat lettuce from my garden! But the cauliflower remains just leaves. No flower. Weird...

So. Now I'm going to make a homemade pizza, crust and all. I think I'll make two - one with pepperoni and one with basil and fresh tomato. Yum.

Here's to giving thanks to summer and all the joys and delights that come from the season....busy or not, I love the season.