While I await removing the “womb with a view” I’ve been sooooo busy at work, preparing the secretary for taking over my duties. I’ve also been busy giving gallons of blood away at the pre-admit at the hospital. Sheesh! You’d think they had enough on file by now. 🙂 I’m not very good at waiting. I’ve chewed by fingers down to the bone. Yes, I said fingers. I’ve always not only been a nail biter, but a finger chewer as well. I’m sure some of you know what I mean. Now that I’m on Plavix and aspirin, I have to be careful though. Chewing my fingers makes me a direct descendant of Dan Ackroyd of Saturday Night Live fame when he impersonated Julia Child. Gusher, gusher!!
So as I await surgery, I’m preparing a laptop to work at home, transferring files, etc. You wouldn’t think that there is so much work at a large church but there is. Our church hosts meetings of numerous groups throughout the week. The denomination has more committees than the US government so I’m constantly typing up agenda and omnibus motions, and I’m responsible for the web page, newsletters, bulletins, manuals, you name it. I love that it keeps me busy, but when it’s slow, it’s REALLY slow. I like working there. It fills my need to go to church occasionally, with my need for work. It’s not very challenging most of the time, but at other times, it is. More importantly, it’s a job I can leave at the door come 5:00 p.m. Yes, folks, I work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week but Saturday and Sunday. Most people think that working in a church is like sitting by a little phone in a closet somewhere occasionally picking up if we feel like it. But we have 13 full time staff members there each and every day of the week, including pastors, and the place is continually hopping. There is much more to keeping a large church running than answering phones.
So, I’m off and running today to work. I have to prepare for a large funeral on Sunday and although I don’t ordinarily work on Saturday, other duties prevented my getting all the items done during the week. I don’t mind working. I’m banking my hours so I can use them for sick leave.