Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday ponderings

The cartoon is from Dave Walker's Guide to the Church.


who let this man into my office?

There was a curate at MH & U, back in the day, who was under the impression that "ponderous" meant "thoughtful" or "reflective" (given that "ponder" means "think," right?); he came perilously close to getting himself thumped from time to time, suggesting to the Rambler that she "looked particularly ponderous" at certain moments. Eventually his bride enlightened him. Hilarity ensued.

Time for a mall-walk this morning with a good friend...time to push a bit of paper to and fro on the desk ... time for lunch with another good friend: and now as there is no actual precipitation falling, but there's a significant thickening of the atmosphere on the horizon that whispers "...snow....snow....snow...."

So I am headed back to Tether's End to begin dealing with eight-full-sized-poplars' worth of fallen leaves. Because we are living on borrowed time as regards yard work, in these parts.

Returning later in the evening for the opening session of Marriage Prep. And tomorrow morning again, I make soup for the participants.

And somewhere in here I put together some homiletical thoughts about Joshua and the Thessalonians and the wise and foolish bridesmaids and Remembrance Day ...

7 comments:

Julie said...

That cartoon is hilarious! It could be any pastor's study...I know I've got a pile of papers on my desk and books on the shelf from seminary! :)

Crimson Rambler said...

I was in our bishop's office last week, julie; she opened the door to a storage area and there -- so help me -- were the cartons of tea-lights. I laughed right out loud.

mompriest said...

hee hee...sounds like a busy, but good day....

Kathryn said...

WELL (she says, smugly) alot of that is actually and really my study, because Dave asked for lists of study contents on his blog before drawing the cartoon.
No, it hasn't got any better...
"Tether's End" says it all, my friend. Thou and I both, and it's later here and I've not started on Rem Sunday. Eeeek.

Jim said...

Just to note that googling "Crimsonrambler" now leads directly to this blog. Validation! Woo Hoo!

Sue said...

That cartoon is brilliant. Clearly, this guy has seen my office recently.

Mary Beth said...

Great!