So far today I have:
- slept later that I normally would after being too ‘high’ from the service last night to get to bed
- gone to unlock the church to find people ready and waiting for morning prayer (which has no precident and has not been announced)
- gone home to create morning prayer booklets (quickly), fend off phone calls and sort out readings
- said morning prayer with the congregation
- fought with the sacristy key and lost (still can’t get in, from either door)
- fought with the choir vestry key and won
- discussed the history of the Scottish and English rites in the prayer book with the poor people who were doing the magazine.
- discussed the liturgical movement, and explained the peace
- gave warning that I would wait as long as it took to get a response in the Prayer Book eucharist
- agreed to make prayer book eucharist booklets so that they know where we are and are able to respond. (so, ‘we love the service’ even though we can’t follow it?? I will never understand people’s relationship with the Prayer Book)
- talked (repeatedly) with the people delivering my sofas today (result: they are coming at the worst possible time, when the house will be full of kids, paint, food…)
- made a list of ‘must do immediately’
- made a list of ‘must do Monday’
And none of that, none at all, was what I expected to do today.
What I have not yet done is have breakfast, and it is now 10.48 am. Time to boil the kettle.