Saturday, December 5, 2009

Out Shopping

Apparently the entire world is out shopping today, or at least all of those who know how to play piano or organ. Daughter and I went to City to the warehouse store. We were gone when Organist called me at 10:00 this morning to tell me she was still sick and wouldn't be able to play for our 2 services tomorrow. I got home at 1:30 to the good news on my machine. I have made 7 phone calls since I got the message. I have gotten one adamant no, 2 phone numbers of possibilities, and one husband who doesn't know his wife's schedule but will have her call me back.
I'm trying to figure out when I, who have no say in hiring or firing musicians or anything to do with music, became responsible for finding substitutes at the last minute. This is the second week in a row Organist has done this to me.
Daughter is in her sleeping-crying mood today. She sits down and falls asleep. I ask her to do something and she begins crying inexplicably. Even she doesn't know why she's crying. At one point she laid down in the middle of my study floor and fell asleep. I told her she had to move when I almost stepped on her trying to get to the phone.
I'm going to go get busy in the kitchen. There is baking to be done and I need to make potato soup for youth group tomorrow. Tomorrow I have worship, advent brunch, youth group, and blue Christmas service. A nice, quiet, restful Sunday....


maeve said...

I don't know how you keep up with it all. Have you considered that the reward is a higher place in Heaven. I don't even believe in Heaven but I wish I did. There has to be an explanation for all of this.

As for the organist, make me your Associate Pastor for Personnel and I'll fire her. I'm really good at firing people who don't do their jobs and happen to be available.

Give your girl a hug from me. Give yourself a bigger hug. I'm sitting her listening to the score from Wicked. It's the backstory of all of our lives. "It's time to try defying gravity"! Listen to it if you can, and concentrate on the lyrics. "Together we'll always be the greatest team there's ever been." "Everyone deserves a way to fly." "I hope you're happy." Listen to it. "And helping you with your ascent helps me to be so parental." "I'm limited, and just look at you, you can do all I couldn't do. And now it's up to you.' "And we are lead to those who help us most to grow if we help them. I know I am who I am today because I knew you." "Who can say if I've been changed today because I knew you."

You get it. Listen to it. It helped me and Miss K. "You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart."

Reverend Mom said...

I'm nothing special-- and I was in a complaining mood today. I will check out Wicked-- it does sound good.