11 March 2007

The saddle remains...

And I am back in it.
Today was the first day back at regular worship for me. It went well. It is a beautiful day -- gorgeous, actually, and despite the fact that the entire church was sleep-deprived from the time change, their pastor foremost among them, but not necessarily because of the time change, the sun being out and folks who were not frozen upon entering the congregation made for a pretty happy church. And there was a new baby to coo at and that never hurts.
My sermon was good on paper, poorer in execution. I felt a little off -- by the end, I felt like I was able to execute it pretty well, but in the middle -- not so much. And there were about 5 people asleep, which is pretty unusual, but had I been sitting out there, I'd have been one of them and not necessarily because of the subject matter.
Anyway. Church was good, and I'm sure it will get a little better.
We went out to lunch afterwards. That was not part of the plan. Culvers has a walleye sandwich that is just delicious, so we had fish. For some reason, I've been craving fish lately. This happened after I had Annalivia, too. I wonder if my body is needing Omega-3's?
We are now home and I'm getting ready to get Annalivia down for a nap and then get Daniel fed so that I can take a little snooze, too. Although, right now, Annalivia is practicing her jumping, which is one of the most hilarious things ever -- jumping is hard work, you know -- so perhaps I should feed Daniel now. Dennis ended up sleeping out on the couch with him most of the night so I could get solid sleep for my first sermon back after leave, which was very nice of him. But rather than taking a nap, he's going to be headed outside where beautiful weather is beckoning him to fix things.
But me -- I'm being beckoned to my pillow.


Amalee Issa said...

Welcome back April.

Susie said...

I'm glad you had nice weather for your first Sunday... that always helps me feel a little more awake.

Jimmy said...

my sermon was better on paper too.
alas for our folk...