Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Shrove Tuesday

Oh, man . . . tired today.  Such a lot been going on.  A hectic series of funerals, preaching on Sunday, a magazine article deadline, sample chapters needed for a new book proposal, letters to be answered, some critical reading awaiting, PCC meeting tonight – with all the associated preparatory work.   I feel a bit bushed.

Calm, calm, calm.  Breathe.  Make a start.

I tell you what, though, it’s Pancake Day (I think) – Shrove Tuesday.  And that means Lent starts tomorrow, and my fast from opinions.  I am so looking forward to it.  I have to preach during Lent – it’ll be interesting, though not especially hard, to preach a sermon with no opinions in it.  Straight exposition.

Absolutely nothing else interesting is happening here.  You?




10 comments:

Patricia said...

It's Shrove Tuesday next week. Meanwhile I am enjoying your new book and took your advice to read it straight through straight away and then ponder it for Lent. The upside is you can have pancakes twice!!!

Pen Wilcock said...

Really? Not until next week? Jeepers, Lent's a long time coming this year! Thanks. x

Bean said...

you can probably breathe easy for another week, my calendar shows that Ash Wednesday is March 6, so that would make next Tuesday pancake day :)

Bean

Pen Wilcock said...

Time to creep up on them there pancakes . . . xx

Julie Faraway said...

Your newfound energy came just in time for all of this activity! So curious about the book proposal... Have you added some other colors to your purple wardrobe of late? Hugs and prayers for you and yours... xoxo

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) Yes - a longing for the spring - wanting to see greens and pinks . . . xx

Ganeidaz Knot said...

Oh goodness! I am losing my year at a great rate of knots!

Rapunzel said...

You might want to have a big rush for a week and use up all the opinions you can manage to think of....like the way we clear out the ktichen and finish off the ice cream and biscuits before we start a diet.

Picturing you with Two STRONG Legs for all the scurrying your current life requires.

Pilgrim said...

In my desperation for color, I've taken to art journaling, buying supplies, reading relevant blogs, getting books on it from library and store. The longest winter, with two sad deaths midway, pushed me into a new direction for coping....it's an easy way to open a a window of color into your life.

Pen Wilcock said...

Don't panic, Jeannie! Turns out I was a week early! xx

Rapunzel - you got it! That's exactly what i've ben doing! Using up all my opinions while the chance remains :0D xx

Pilgrim - colour therapy; absolutely. Feeds the soul. Specially, I love stained glass. xx