I am strapped for time, but I wanted to check in. I’ve been sick (again!) and it is getting tiresome. This time it’s some combination of upper respiratory and digestive. I preached the entire sermon on Sunday trying not to cough uncontrollably. I managed to do it, but do not want to hear the tape! I bet I sould like I really did swallow a frog.
It’s a rainy day today and that really makes it feel like Spring. There was even some thunder! And now it smells so good outside…like earth and rain and freshness and new life. I love it. I’ve been freezing everybody at home by keeping all the windows open. I can hear a whole bunch of birds singing too. And at night, an owl hoots quietly nearby.
I’m beginning to come out of my wintery grumpiness. I think once I kick this virus (these viruses?) I’ll have my energy and motivation back. Then I’ll get the second wind I’ve learned to count on to get me through the rest of the year. The hard part is staying energetic through the stress of the Stewardship Drive and budgeting process. We are over halfway to our giving goal, but there is still a long way to go. I’d sure like to wrap it up, and to get next year off on a positive financial note. Part of my exhaustion this year is the on-going anxiety about money. It feels like all the Board has talked about all year. There is so much more a healthy Board should be doing.
Well, I have an appointment in a few minutes, so I need to run. Here’s to new life, Spring, renewal, and new energy!!!