Monday, September 27, 2010


Last week everything just clicked. I worked efficiently. I managed my time well. I went to the gym. I got all my errands done. I even worked out using the Wii Fit, trained with Bady on a daily basis and read two books.

This week is not clicking at all, and it is only Monday! It didn't help that I woke up with a sore throat yesterday. It's back today and I very much hope it doesn't progress into a full blown cold. I don't want the aggravation and I don't want it to interfere with my visit with Dad at the end of the week.

In addition to (or maybe because of) the cold, little things just seem to be going wrong. I set out to do three errands before my Barnes & Noble "Open Hours" and only got one done. I was also 15 minutes late and arrived to find an older parishioner waiting for me. Thankfully she was forgiving! Now I have to try to fit the other two errands into an already full schedule for the rest of the week.

None of this is earth shattering or life threatening, so I have no real reason to complain. It is just interesting how one week can go so well and the next so not! Life sure feels good when everything is clicking. Yet I try to remain grateful. God is with us in the clicks and in the not!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding Bells

Last weekend I officiated at my step-sister, Krissy's, wedding. Krissy and Eric have been together for three years and make a fantastic couple. Eric is a wonderful guy and I am so happy for them both. I pray that God blesses their journey.

However, I was surprised by how nerve wracking it is to be the wedding officiant for family. I figure I have celebrated about 20 weddings in my career. The vast majority of those, however, were for couples I did not know before and have not seen since. It is not that I didn't care about those, but I guess my care was on a different level. I wanted this ceremony to be flawless since I wanted only the best for Krissy and Eric on their special day. It was an emotional experience.

Emotional and exhausting! Usually my wedding responsibilities involve the rehearsal and the ceremony. After that, I can go home and put my feet up. This time, though, there was the rehearsal dinner, spa time before the wedding, pictures, and the reception following the service. Gary was also responsible for transporting my Dad, including loading and unloading him on the wheelchair lift into and out of the van. It was a challenge just keeping track of where we needed to be minute to minute! I'm glad I wasn't the bride :>)

And I certainly would not have done it any other way. The day was full of blessings, big and small. And it was a joy to be the first one to say, "Now I introduce to you Mr. & Mrs. Eric and Kristina Wilson!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Busy Busy!

I honestly can't remember the last time I was this busy. It seems like every weekend from August to November includes a major event, trip or activity. We've been visiting people. People have been visiting us. We have a wedding coming up and a Schutzhund Trial. Both Gary and I have weekend business trips ~ Gary to Houston and me to Massachusetts. The Walk to Defeat ALS actually falls on a relatively quiet weekend. As an introvert home-body type, I am surprised I am not more stressed about everything going on. My goal is to just take one day at a time and do what I can do for that day. What is it Jesus says about worry? "Do not worry about your life..." Easier said than done. But I think it is more possible when I am focusing on the present rather than worrying or fretting about what did or what might happen.