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Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Monday Meme

In lieu of update, as I am heading for the hills...

What will you do this Easter Monday? Is it a holiday or vacation day for you?

Please feel free to answer in the comments, or link to your blog if you are answering at length.

Christ is risen indeed!

38 comments:

  1. I am off to Neighboring State with Big White Mountains for an overnight getaway with my darling. A short hike + a room with a jacuzzi + no cell phone service = Re-Creation!!

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  2. Horray for songbird!

    I'm getting on a plane in five hours and jetting off to paradise for seven days, myself. Umbrella drinks, anyone?

    Probably no lectionary leanings on Tuesday, unless purechristianithink does it.

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  3. I would love to do what Songbird is doing. But since that is impossible, I am heading to the beach with hubby and three kids for 5 glorious days. Can't wait, I am going to sit on the beach and read, while hubby chases the kids. Right, well maybe I'll build a sand castle or two.

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  4. Only have today free, but having spent most of this morning reading The Secret History (years behind the rest of the world, I know, but still wonderful) I'm heading out with LoudBoy, dogs and pony while the sun shines. Have fun, peoples xx

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  5. Off to Another State to love on Grandbabyboy, Daughter #1 and SIL!
    Talk to y'all when I get back.

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  6. At work. Overslept and was late. Envious of all y'all on vacation. But then again my Holy Week and Easter was comparatively uneventful for me too.

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  7. Enjoy your vacations everyone! I will spend the day switching my armoir from Winter Wear to Summer Wear. It may sound like a chore, but it is just what I need. Somehow cleaning and organizing things is energizing for me - something about starting a task and seeing it completed at the end of the day just feels good.

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  8. Homework, as I didn't do any over the weekend. And, call a retreat center about a summer job.

    I wish I could do what Songbird is doing!

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  9. Oooh. I'm envious too. I am in desperate need of a vacation. I'm working today, but I will be taking Thursday, Friday and half of Saturday off. Then Saturday picking up a speaker from the airpost. Person, not technological hardware. Looking forward to two invigorating services next Sunday, neither of which will be preached by ME!

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  10. See my post--www.rainbowpastor.blogspot.com!

    RP

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  11. holiday here in Finland.

    I went to the cinema, now home and facing a pile of marking to be done ASAP for school :(

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  12. Just finished the Order of Worship for next Sunday. Not sure what I will do this afternoon. MAybe some visiting, maybe continue early sermon stuff. Topic this week is Earth day, title is Sustainable Stewardship. Hm, wonder what that will mean...

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  13. Ahhh.... back to reality. No more Easter weekend hectic-activities-and-family-shenanigans for me! Just LOTS and LOTS of computer time in the interest of a steady paycheck.

    It was a most wonderful thing to have three non-work days in a row, for the purpose of pausing to note Jesus' death and resurrection. (Sad to note that not that much pausing took place.) The days went by JUST! SO! FAST!

    I miss summer vacation. Why don't adults get those, again?

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  14. All week long I've felt sorry for both clergypeople and worship committees/various assisting persons for the workout they put themselves through -- yes, it's the high point of the Christian calendar, but it is a HUGE amount of work, particularly when it comes to services without a set liturgy. I hope everyone who could had the opportunity to rest today.

    Today I had to work. I also had to -- gulp -- pay my income taxes (thanks to a paperwork snafu, I discovered at the last minute that the form I was sent in the mail wasn't the form I needed to use, so this morning at 7 I was at our office downloading stuff off the IRS website because it was easier than trying to do it on my stupid computer and malfunctioning printer at home). I also had to go to the funeral home and pick up what are euphemistically referred to as "cremains" -- I'll be blogging about this, because it was certainly a singular experience...one of those events that you never really anticipate yourself doing.

    On a cheerier note, I haven't burst into tears or gone off on a full-tilt-boogie rant yet today. So today is, believe it or not, a better day than yesterday, even though that's not saying a lot.

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  15. It's snowing like mad here in southwest Wyoming! Getting a slow start on my day, but I'll be at work and then tonight (weather permitting) driving to Salt Lake City for my Revelation class. I'm loving reading about others' getaways! They all sound great!

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  16. Stayed up late last night with my baby boy who decided to vomit 3 times before bed (and I have no idea why). So today, I just want a nap!

    I need a vacation.

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  17. I am in the Outer Banks right now and was pleasantly surprised to find we have free wireless in the house... gotta say I am not sure that is a good thing.

    The only downside is that I asked for this time away as continuing education time so I do have things I should (must) do.

    But now - I shall nap.

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  18. Isn't networking with fellow people in ministry continuing education?;-)

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  19. back to the grind stone for me.

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  20. I'm asking for title suggestions for a new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls written by a friend...

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  21. Why yes, LC, I believe it is...

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  22. Used an old gift certificate that was going to expire on Wednesday and had a massage...ahhhh.

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  23. Believe it or not, I have a Session meeting tonight!! Worked on my Joy sunday service, had lunch with a colleague to pick up my labyrinth which she borrowed for Lent and am making a home visit.
    To top it off, the Presbytery is meeting this Saturday.
    A hectic week following a hectic week.
    wish I could join those of you who have the day off!

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  24. Curses to all of you!

    My morning lament can be found here.

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  25. we are having a movie marathon! tons of movies, popcorn, and vegging out. this is my "fast breaker" since i gave up all movies and television for lent. i can't even wait!!!!

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  26. Arg. Working, preparing the house for sale. Carpet will be installed in the two downstairs bedrooms on Thursday, so I'm busy cleaning the garbage out of those rooms. eight thousand small errands with StrongOpinions, plus five thousand small real-work phone calls trying to resolve issues with cranky bureaucrats. Not enough hours in the day.

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  27. I work at a seminary. We don't have Easter Monday off. This morning I tried to incite the students to riot, errrr, to begin a petition to get Easter Monday off, for heaven's sake! Clearly everyone was just fried.

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  28. Thank God for Monday--but to me it is a Saturday! I had 18 baptisms on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, and two next Sunday. As for me, it is a day of rest and plain laziness. I treated myself to BBQ wings and a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Klondike Ice Cream Bar!
    Happy Monday Everybody!

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  29. I've been to Houston to the Chinese Consulate, where the rules for getting visas are different than their rules as published on internet. Slight insanity followed. Solution found, thanks to my wonderful oldest brother.

    Long story...too long for comment box! anyway, it was a good start to my 50 days, 50 miles discipline, going thru airports!

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  30. i went and had lunch and then dinner with my family. My baby brother, (he's 23 but 9 years younger than me, so will always be my baby brother)is going to England and Europe for a year on 1st June so we had a family gathering.

    I love the time we get toegether, we all get on well and it's really relaxed, kids play, guys play playstation, I talk with parents about theology, my Dad use to be a minister and they both have theology degrees.

    You may think what am I doing!, but theologically they are further along than me and so help me stretch and question my theology and how we do church. I really value it.

    So all in all a lovely relaxed Monday. This was the first Easter it feels like the balance of family and work was close to being achieved. It felt great!

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  31. you can read all about how I swept under the bed over at my place, if you really want some thrills.

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  32. We're getting the new blog ::travelers together:: off the ground--a new venture in the tradition of Blogging through the Bible in 90 Days. You're still invited to join in if the idea appeals to you. See my invitation at Blanket in the Grove.

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  33. The bible in 90 days was hard work but really really worth doing.

    However if 12 pages a day is daunting you might like to join singing owl and I in reading Luke real slow. One chapter a day. We start tomorrow and will blog about it here http://nuntimebible.blogspot.com/
    (our original 90 day site)

    Be blessed.

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  34. Reverend Mommy is having eyelid surgery today! Yeeeowch! Please keep her in your prayers!

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  35. As I now am not serving a parish, I was really rather excited about taking Easter Monday off and not having to just sleep all day. What an idea! And then duty called. My darling daughter needed 4 teeth extracted and of course, yesterday was the most convenient time. So instead of enjoying a quiet day in the house all alone... off to the oral surgeon we went.

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  36. We were still at a Christian Conference with 6 young adults some photos of our week are posted on my site...

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  37. Wow, 35 comments! I am bowled over!
    I'm going to write about yesterday's hike a bit later on my blog. I'm home now and had to do a *little* bit of work, but I have another day off tomorrow before getting back to it on Thursday.

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  38. its my first day of unemployment. . . . First day in about a decade. . . . . . I have no idea!

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