I have been looking for things I can delegate and places where I can cut back. I've been spending a great deal of time at the church, and it's taking a toll on me. So this past week the personnel chair met with me to share a shift in my priorities. They want me to spend more time in one area of ministry. They realize that means I'll have to cut back elsewhere. I asked what it was they wanted me to cut back. She said that was up to me. I couldn't figure out what to cut before they added another responsibility. I know that vacation is approaching, and I'm experiencing the level of fatigue that tends to hit me as vacation comes near. I'm tired. I've pushed myself all year, and now I'm grumpy. I don't like being grumpy.
At the last board meeting, we were trying to figure out when to schedule a new member class. I suggested it might need to wait until after my vacation. They didn't think that was a good idea. I've scheduled it for next Sunday following worship. I sent notes to 8 individuals, inviting them to the class. I know that there are a couple of them who may not be able to come next Sunday, so that means I'll have to work something else out for them. I have no clue what that will be, but I'll figure it out.
Next week is Pentecost and the announcement of our new vision statement. I've been having meetings almost every week on this since January. There is still a lot of work to be done. We're recruiting various people to talk about the vision statement and how they have experienced it. We also have a new logo that will be revealed. After the reveal on the 8th, I need to begin planning for fall. We will be exploring the new vision in more depth September-November.
It's strange, not having Daughter here for the weekend. It's nice not to have to lock things up, but I do miss her. She hasn't been calling as often, which is usually a good job. The current boy friend is going to come to church tomorrow.
I mowed the lawn today, using my new mower for the first time. I had a few challenges with it, but once I figured things out, it was fine. I also spent some time weeding and pruning in my gardens. I hope I can get some members to come help me with weeding and spreading mulch. I know I can't do those on my own with my weak wrist.