Well, the Tree is finally gone! It feels like there’s a little bit of Christmas left though, since tomorrow is Epiphany Sunday. We’re having our once-a-year Tortiere meal for supper today, a Turkey Dinner on Monday (with “Cathie’s Sausage Stuffing”), and probably most of the remaining decorations will get put away this weekend.
Otherwise it’s “back to work/normal”. Although I did take some time last week to look at what to start with at the midweek kids’, this week everything will be back “on”–Tuesday morning Ladies (when we’ll also take down the church decorations), the Wednesday kids, even Small Group a week tomorrow. And time to get back to the strength training (though I have been walking every day)… treats are mostly all gone too, except for Nanny’s delicious fruitcake, so no excuse not to restart the food-tracking.
There are already some “non-regular” things on next week’s schedule–picking up parcels, new bus-passes, and an Anniversary Dinner tomorrow night for our neighbour-church. But I’m looking forward to the new “regular” things, mostly the groups and seminars our Interim Pastor has planned to help us figure out what’s next. For example, we’ve signed up for the Wednesday-noon discussion group on Pilgrim’s Progress. He’ll be giving out a pamphlet tomorrow about the various things, and he’s even named a theme for the year: “Setting Our Hearts on Pilgrimage”.
Life is such a wonderful mixture of the usual/routine, and the brand new!
I know I’ve shared this one before, but so many verses are just great to read over and over again:
“So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.” (James 1:21)