Saturday, September 08, 2007



Well, hey...

I'm preaching on the Jeremiah passage. Luke will be taking a break this Sunday.

A gallery in BSL took three of my boxes. These are the mixed media retablo type things I've been making for months. It is an odd feeling to move from the privacy of my opinion of my work to what others may think.

All my work materials are boxed now. The kitchen counter is clean (is granite the best work surface ever?)with all the glue scraped up. I'm moving toward my next calendar project.

I'm going to Ireland with the Preacher Group on the 18th. Yep, the flower foundation is funding the distressed hurricane pastors trip to the green green world of Ireland for a week. We'll listen to story-tellers and meditate in pubs to try to make sense of what happened two years ago.

So, pals, what do I pack for a mid-September trip? It's hot Summer here. Can I even imagine that I might be chilly or cold?

Suggestions?

St. Casserole

12 comments:

Cathy said...

Do we get to see any of your artwork? I would love to see it.

I am envious of your travel to Ireland!

Songbird said...

The 10 day forecast at weather.com for Dublin says low to mid-sixties during the day and low fifties at night. That gets us up to your departure date!

PPB said...

Ireland! So cool! Did the flower fund people give y'all a choice? Because I'm going to college of Preachers in October and there are 15 pastors from your area in my conference.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I want to go meditate in pubs with you!!

This time of year over there you will want to take layers. Afternoons may well be sunny and warm, but the evenings are likely to cool down some. Three good coordinating layered outfits and a nice sweater should do you fine.

And find a four leafed clover!! I think it works like this, the more you drink, the more four leaf clovers you find.

Quotidian Grace said...

You can bet it will rain--whatever the temperature. Bring a purse-size umbrella and a light raincoat.

Have fun!! Dublin is a lovely place.

1-4 Grace said...

Please drink an irish beer for me and sing "Oh Danny Boy" at the top of your lungs and off key (that's how I usually sing after drinking!).
Mya the road rise to meet you, the wind be at your back...

Sue said...

I would love to see your art work too.

Ireland!! How lovely. I've never been there, but I'm guessing layers and raingear would be wise. And shoes that are both cute (check with cheesehead on style) and practical for long sight-seeing walks.

Cheers! You deserve this treat.

Lorna said...

It's not called the Emerald Isle for nothing

It will rain
and it will be -by your standards - chilly even (or especially) inside

so good walking shoes, rain coat, umbrella and a lovely jumper or cardigan or two) ... trousers are fine as well :)

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

Please oh please let us see!

And I hope that you have a wonderful trip!

Did I ever send you my address?

St. Inuksuk said...

What a gift of grace!! Enjoy and just be!
Congrats on your artwork. Sometimes I feel that way about my writing - ok for me, but it feels like being naked to put it out in public.
Meditate deeply and often in the pubs!!!!

Rev Dave said...

One of the guidebooks a buddy and I used when we went to Ireland listed disappointments 1 and 2. Disappointment 1 is: it rains a lot. Disappointment 2 is: it will rain a lot tomorrow, too.

If in Dublin, go see the papyri at the Chester Beatty Library on the grounds of Dublin Castle.

Wyldth1ng said...

Be sure to bring an easy accessible sweatshirt or sweater. Odds are you will be hot during the day and early evening you get the cold breeze. Then again if you are resilient to those things a draft (pint) will help every time.