Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spoiler: Hold Me Closer, Whiny Dancer

I should probably spare the blogosphere this tedious whining, but I'm just not in a gratitude list sort of mood.

A week ago I had much anticipated foot surgery-- a total toe joint replacement for my right big toe. I totally under-anticipated the amount of pain I've been in as well as the recuperation time. Perhaps the doctor did as well. When I went for my check-up yesterday, he remarked that he had to do a lot more work than he anticipated,and he thinks the pain and slow recovery are both to be expected. Oh, well.

I did not receive a Lilly Endowment grant for next summer. Other funding sources may yet develop, so we'll see. Nevertheless, I'm disappointed. Oh, well.

Work gallops apace, even without me. I'm grateful for an amazing colleague and wonderful staff, but I'm feeling like a distracted lump. Even though I'm working (kind of a euphemism) with my foot elevated, I feel slow, easily tired and distracted by pain. Oh, well.

The unbloggable parts of life are slowly improving. I do give thanks for this. I do.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thinking on Thursday

Here's what I'm thinking about on this Thursday:

* How challenging it is to wait for the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Grant news to arrive.

*How rapidly things progress and change and shift in the lives of teenagers.

*How much I love the crisp, cool, colorful fall weather.

*How very much I'm enjoying establishing a practice of journaling daily at 750 Words. Some stuff is just unbloggable and it's a very good place to unburden.

*How much I'm enjoying knitting a pretty golden cowl scarf for FBC.