Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I'm drinking coffee in my NEW MUG.

The children begin school on Thursday. That's August 4th, folks. The LS's schedule is light because he worked hard last year with courses. He's signed up for physics for both semesters and is chomping at the bit to begin. LD's on her way to help new students with orientation today. This is the first "work" of being on Student Council.

I'm trying to put together writing samples for the local paper up County. I'm clear on what I won't discuss if I am given a column, not clear on what I will write. I think a column will be good free publicity for the church.

The BIG sale at Fancy Church is Saturday and oddly enough, I'm helping organize the stock on Friday. Isn't this fine ecumenical work? I make a pile as I help sort. Pal and I helped for the last two sales so we are considered regular helpers. I hope the Talbots-my-size parishoner heaves out a load of great clothing as she did the past two sales. God bless that woman for shopping so close to my taste then giving still fashionable clothing to the sale.

I got a phone call out of the blue from a woman who wants to talk about theology. I thought back to when I saw her last and remembered that I was wearing clericals. I suppose this is the push I need to continue wearing clericals during the week (when the weather cools). My LH says I need to wear clericals everyday because people need to see a "priestly helper" at the grocery store, out doing errands etc. He's correct but I've been lazy to put on the collar when the weather hits 80+.

Assumpta just now made a mess in my religious hallway grotto by knocking over one Mary planter, an Infant of Prague and two candles. Nothing was broken but she was frightened with the noise. I'll photograph the grotto to show you what my collection looks like.

Happy Wednesday,
St.Casserole

11 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

We're having a rummage sale Saturday as well. Please drop by!

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

Dang! I wish that I could go to your sale. Your hallways sounds like something that Rach would have.

reverendmother said...

You're so good about wearing the collar. I like being a guerrilla pastor, incognito and all, but the truth is, I just like being off duty, too. Not that I'm cutting in line at the Target or flipping people off in traffic or anything... it does seem like an interesting identity question.

Emily said...

My thoughts on collar-wearing: I wouldn't put it on just to run errands but if I'm working and run errands I keep it on the whole day to see what happens.

mibi52 said...

...so what size Talbot's clothes does she (and you) wear? I think I need to make a trip to visit you all...

mibi52 said...

Then again, we could always wear stuff like THIS (I found it when surfing the Web for clerical shirts):
http://www.garmentsofpraise.net/preaching_attire_for_women.htm

or this:
http://www.garmentsofpraise.net/NewWomen2K1.htm

Gord said...

Don't even own a collar myself. Never felt the need to do so either, besides I hate having that feeling of a closed collar so I hardly ever wear a tie either. THen again, most people in town know who I am and how to find me so it may be less of an issue here...

PPB said...

I just gave away my one collared shirt. to camp. for the costume closet. They're going to get a lot more good out of it than I ever will...but then again I am not a groundbreaking female pastor in a swampstate! I'm still impressed with the first woman in your state thing. Where I live you can't throw a stick without hitting a woman clergy. In fact, we could really use some menfolks up here.

Talbots clothes cheap is a very good thing. They're having their 70% off sale now, which is pretty good, but garage sale prices--even better.

lylofbro said...

Email me or Rick the location of the BIG sale at the fancy church on Saturday. I got to the sale at Talbots in Jackson last week, but need more!!

St. Casserole said...

Like I'd tell where the sale is? Call me and I'll consider giving some hints.
Today is Wed. Tomorrow is Thurs. Then Friday is the BIG SALE.......

Kathryn said...

Hope you had a fun time shopping, with lots of bargains! If you come across a job lot of clerical shirts, this poor revgal has to wear them every day except for day off...it's just how things are here. Mind you, it has actually opened a good few doors, so I don't really mind, except when I keep seeing tops I'd love to buy, but simply can't justify for one day a week ;-(