Sunday, October 10, 2004

Midnight musings

It's midnight. I'm fatigued to the point of tears. There's a ton of stuff left undone that should have been finished before tomorrow morning. I wanted to make a few batches of cookies for the bake sale at church tomorrow. I even went to the store and bought all the stuff to make them.

There's still four partial scarecrows in various stages of repose in my house. I wanted to be able to deliver them in the morning.

Today (Sunday) is the church Pumpkin Festival -- besides the pumpkin patch we'll have a family fun festival with the moon walk, crafts, games, etc..... including the bake sale. There will be a lunch -- hot dogs and chips.

So why didn't I get my stuffed friends finished? Well, I've been working on the revival that will be NEXT weekend -- Oct. 17-19. I'm doing the publicity, pretty much by myself. I've done posters, handouts, newspaper calendar items, a blurb for the bulletin and an article for the church newsletter. And I've made some "trading cards" to give the kids and hand out at the festival tomorrow. I'm proud of the work I've done on this project.

But I'm tired. After the revival is over, I plan to take a break from being so heavily involved in so many different programs in the church. Too many things have overlapped at the same time.

So here's an example of my trading cards. They are based on the evangelist's text, Hebrews 12: 1-4. He's using that as a foundation to speak about spiritual training. If an athlete wants to succeed, they prepare and train for their events. We, as disciples of Christ, should prepare as well to run the spiritual race.


FrenziedFeline said...


Your trading card looks great!

I've been there, I know EXACTLY how you feel. You've been very faithful in the things you agreed to do--and more. It's hard to remember we're mere mortals at times, isn't it?

If you have time, finish one scarecrow and call it good. Perhaps you'll have time in the morning to bake a dozen or two cookies and call it good. Freeze the leftover dough for another time--or choir practice.

Call on me to talk you out of stretching yourself so thin the next time you're tempted. :)

Dr. ER said...

Dear Trix -- "Bob" and some of his friends sit happily on our front porch. The drudgery of all we have to do is often lost in the context of why we do what we do. Fall, to me, is the time of redemption of the soul (not spring, as all the literati would have you believe). Think pumpkins. Think cool rainy Sundays with a good book or black and white movie on. Think guileless joy. Think Bob -- and smile.

Trixie said...

Oh thank you so much, both of you!

I stayed up until 3 a.m. and when I woke at 7 I could hear the rain pouring down. I felt a little better about the things left undone -- we moved the festival inside and didn't have near the outside traffic we might have had if we'd been outside. There was plenty of stuff at the bake sale. They moved the moon walks inside and I think the kids were even happier than they might have been outside. (This way they could run from food to fun without losing any commute time!

The scarecrows, Bob and Larry, are still sitting in the midst of the hub-bub, happily smiling at all the fun. Their pals, still here at the house, don't mind missing the party. They're taking their rainy Sunday nap quite contentedly.

I don't think anyone even noticed I sneaked out early to come home. Hey, I'm not going to miss out on MY nap! I'm joining the scarecrows!

TECH said...

The trading cards are a great idea. I'm going to pass it on to my sisters who are heavily involved with the youth of their church.

Trixie said...

Cool!! I'd be happy to e-mail you a composite sheet of six different ones if you like.

TECH said...

That would be great! Click on my Talk To Me link on 51313 to email me.