Great bike ride this morning. I took the trail one way and rode along the shore road on the way home - SO beautiful. I picked up a pair of sturdy sandals for hiking - they can get wet, they fit perfectly, and they will keep my feet cool and protected at the same time...... and they were on sale big time - so were leather Birkenstocks ($40!) so I got another pair because mine are wearing out big time and have been resoled more times than I can remember. They usually cost $100 more than that, so I used that to kind of justify the purchase.
I officially start another course today. I have started the work already. It is not a difficult course but it is a lot
of work. It is going to keep me hopping, but I plan to finish it by (Canadian) Thanksgiving.
I had a good meeting with the parish priest this morning. I was nervous going in, but I wanted to connect with him after finsihing my spiritual direction training. The last priest was not interested at all - for many reasons
: He invited me to help with a retreat day for the teachers just before school starts and to do some parish retreat type things with him during the year. It is a beginning. Church work doesn't hold a huge appeal to me, but it is a good place to start while my private practice grows. This priest is a nice guy and pretty cool - just constrained by the reality of the Catholic church these days. With more time and expereince I can create retreats and opportunities for people that will allow me to express my theology and ideas more freely. For now, this will do
1jooj, crebrun and Naughty Dingo - what are you all doing September 22? I am thinking of going with dh to visit his parents and I will be in Lake Geneva, WI for the weekend.....