Day 5 of no heat.Â (Well… at least no furnace.Â The middle floor has baseboard heat and I have a space heater in my study.)
We’re out of milk until I get the courage up to brave the elements and go down to the co-op.
The furnace dude came to the middle floor entrance which means that I got a face full of snow this morning.
No LSAT scores yet.
So Ash Wednesday was yesterday and I forgot to post!Â Then again, I’d forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on.Â
Lent hath begun for us in the West.Â (The Eastern Churches started on Monday.)Â My Lenten things are…
-no meat on Fridays (and Ash Wednesday)
-crocheting bandages for Global Health Ministries
-reading Reconciliation and A Season for the Spirit by Fr. Martin Smith
-(hopefully) confessing to a priest at some point during Lent
I’ll leave you with a hymn for yesterday…
The glory of these forty days
We celebrate with songs of praise;
For Christ, by Whom all things were made,
Himself has fasted and has prayed.
Alone and fasting Moses saw
The loving God Who gave the law;
And to Elijah, fasting, came
The steeds and chariots of flame.
So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
Delivered from the lionsâ€™ might;
And John, the Bridegroomâ€™s friend, became
The herald of Messiahâ€™s Name.
Then grant us, Lord, like them to be
Full oft in fast and prayer with Thee;
Our spirits strengthen with Thy grace,
And give us joy to see Thy face.
O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
To thee be every prayer addressed,
Who art in threefold Name adored,
From age to age, the only Lord.
– 1982 Hymnal #143
Please tell me that I’m imagining this…
Salt Lake City
*squees in excitement*
0930: Wake-up, eat some yogurt, take my morning pills, dress.
1000: Leave for coffee.Â Spend 3 minutes trying to get car out of driveway area and turned around.
1015: Arrive at coffee.Â Make iced non-fat vanilla lattÃ© and settle in for some kitty love and crocheting.
1100: My turn for a massage.Â Strip, hop on table between sheets, and have the yuckiness worked out of my neck and back.
1200: Am told to head out because another person was stuck in the parking area and if I needed help, I needed to go now.Â Turn car on, drive over snow-covered highway, get mail, head toward parsonage.
1210: Find that car will not navigate through foot of snow into garage.Â Curse at snow.Â Grab shovel and shovel out a path.
1215: Finally get car into garage.Â Hike to church to tell Jon and other pastors about snow.Â Explain to Jon that he needs to cancel his afternoon and evening plans due to weather.Â Eat steaming bowl of soup handed to me by WELCA lady.
1300: Leave church, walk to house while blinded by snow.
1308: Enter house, jump into hot shower to warm up.Â Try to get breathing passages open that closed due to physical activity in cold air.
So the tire tracks are now full of snow 3 hours later.Â It’s supposed to stop snowing tomorrow so I might have to shovel quite a bit so Jon can get to his continuing ed on Thursday.