Monday, July 11, 2005

All Clear

So much to be thankful for around here! And, thanks to all of you for your comforting comments.

I went outside to look at the sky this morning. After a storm, it's as if the world is brand-new. The sky is clear without clouds and as blue as can be.

I'm scheduled to go to a pastor's retreat up North of here for three days beginning this afternoon. I'm assuming it will be held although the Northern part of the state got heavier winds than we did from the storm. If I go, you will get a break from me until Wednesday.

Our children must think that we are nuts to get worked-up about hurricanes. The last two threats were only that, nothing happened. We evacuated last year than ate Grace's Solidarity Cake through this one. Saturday late afternoon, LS played tennis for several hours. LD text-messaged her 180 closest friends and talked on her phone. No big deal.

The Lord be with you.
St. Casserole

14 comments:

reverendmother said...

And also with you.

revmom/cheesehead said...

So glad, so glad. Ordinary, no-big-deal is a good thing, eh?

Friday Mom said...

Glad it turned out to be nothing. Maybe getting worked about it is what keeps it away How's that for an explanation? Yeah, it doesn't really work for me either. But, it's a great excuse for making chocolate cake.

Kathryn said...

Oh, I'm so glad you were out of the line of fire. Thought and prayed for you (Denis made it onto the UK news on Saturday night and I felt so involved, thinking of you and yours) and do, truly, appreciate how fortunate we are that such storms are almost unheard of here.
Hope your conference is rewarding/stimulating, if you go.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am so glad that you are safe. Isn't it just such a wonderful thing to know that all of your friends whose faces that you might not even recognize were holding you up in prayer?!?!

Mary said...

So happy to hear everything is good with you and yours there in the Backwater. Phew!

mibi52 said...

And also with you.

...I baked a blueberry pie in solidarity with you - we too use baked goods to cure all ills, psychic, physical, and financial...

Seriously, we are so glad you're all OK and Dennis passed you by. Have a wonderful time at the conference. Ministry can sometimes be a very lonely business; being able to get together with colleagues and let one's hair down is a necessary and healing thing.

Marie said...

Whew! Glad Dennis more or less missed you. Hope the conference is relaxing.

Marie

the reverend mommy said...

Thanks be to God.

annie said...

Got any chocolate cake left??

Songbird said...

I think there's one piece of our Solidarity Cake left, but it won't be for long!
Hope the retreat is wonderful!

SpookyRach said...

Really glad all is well. Geeze, I could really use some cake.

PPB said...

I'm still laughing voer the 180 closest friends line.

jo(e) said...

What a relief. Glad everything is okay.