Today, even though I have piles of work and lots of things to do that are from work, I’m going to turn my computer off and do the projects that are waiting for me around the house and around my heart. I might curl up with a novel (because the other book I picked up isn’t eliciting fast-reader response or high-pitch interest), or I might curl up with a football game. I might go for some Niece & Nephew Therapy while my husband goes on Firewood Cutting Adventures with my brother-in-law. I might at last clean the kitchen floor, or maybe I’ll pray my rosary as I fold the baskets of laundry that decorate the kitchen.
Whatever I do, it won’t be parish-related. Those of you who are Church employees might empathize. It’s been “The Week that Was” and sometimes a girl just needs a break. We went to Mass last night and the house is still quiet as everyone but me (include the Jack Russell Terror) snooze the early morning hours away.
Today, with all the work that’s backlogged, I am going to catch up on my time. Today, I’m going to pray and rest.
Thanks, God, for Sunday!
Amen, sister! Thank GOD for Sundays!!
We have a good friend who is our Parish Secretary. Sometimes she is reluctant to attend “extracurricular” activities at church because people approach her with office matters. So I completely understand.
Enjoy your Sabbath Day. May it bring you many blessings.
And then, as I get up early this Monday morning to work on parish matters this morning, I realize I forgot to copy an important file, and the bulk of what I needed to do is…still at the office. 🙂 Guess God was intending me to NOT work on so much parish stuff this weekend anyway…
Barb, that is exactly what happens. Or people call you and preface their message (because I have stopped answering my phones on the weekends without letting voice mail get it first, if I don’t recognize the number or it’s a parishioner) with “I hate to bother you on the weekend, but…” It gives me a perspective of how it must be for priests, of just how very much they sacrifice for all of us.
I think it is the least I can do, sometimes. And at times like this, when the stress hangover has its grips on me, I burrow and deal with parish matters during office hours! And I don’t attend extracurriculars…