RevGals Friday Five: Kicking Back edition (LOL)

RevPat over at RevGals offers this Friday Five

….we have all just finished the liturgical equivalent of the Boston Marathon. 26 or so long miles of steady push, followed by a sprint here, a wall there. Only difference is, at a successful conclusion, everybody wins! Which, in my humble opinion, is one of the points of Easter.

But I digress. As I write this I am sitting in a cafe about 400 miles from my church sipping a most excellent latte, waiting to have breakfast with my daughter. This afternoon I fly to see family. After that, several days of study leave….. how about you?

This Friday Five is pretty simple:

1. What, if anything, are you doing to take your Easter season sabbath? Family? Vacation? Study Leave? Some combination of all three? Lucky me…on Monday I drove to Chicago…

…. to help my daughter pack up her house in preparation for a move across the town on Saturday. I returned home yesterday in heavy traffic due to a highway accident. In between, two busy, exhausting days of packing and cleaning. Now I am ready for some rest…lol

2. What is your favorite Easter season sabbath of all time? Well, this year on Sunday afternoon my husband, son, and I joined two other local clergy women and the remaining remnants of their family’s for Easter dinner. That was lovely. A few years ago my daughter and her significant other came here for dinner – that was lovely too.

3. If you’re not taking an Easter season sabbath, what is drawing your attention as the Revised Common Lectionary bids us bide awhile with Thomas and gang? Is there a Holy Hilarity service in your future? Later this month I will attend our diocesan clergy conference with Rob Voyle and then at the end of the month I get to go to CREDO for eight days. I will be at the Duncan Gray retreat center outside Jackson, Mississippi. So, I will have lots of time for respite this month. I also have a guest preacher this Sunday so I do not have a sermon to prepare! YAY!!! That said, I do like to preach on Thomas, or the upper room, on doubt – which I think is a potent aspect of one’s faith life.

4. What would be your ideal Easter season sabbath? If you could go anywhere, do anything, with anybody? I would love to go to the mountains and rest my eyes on the beautiful landscape…or the ocean. Or, I am even content just staying home to clean and read.

5. Tell the truth now: Any Easter candy left? We only had a little bit – some jelly beans (my favorite).

 I have not checked the Easter basket since I returned last night…so no idea.


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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5 Responses to RevGals Friday Five: Kicking Back edition (LOL)

  1. Robin says:

    Lots of GO-ing!

  2. Purple says:

    Packing and moving…cleaning and unpacking…not one of my favorites but I bet your daughter appreciated your help.

  3. Terri, the trend seems to be much busy-ness for the RevGals post Easter this year! But Credo!!! I'm going in October, and I am so, so excited. (I had feared my name would never come up, having been a somewhat later-in-life ordinand).As for mountains… I've been posting some pix. I am in my brother's house, in the foothills of the Grand Tetons. I am in a constant state of "Oooh! Ahhh!" It is balm for a tired soul.

  4. you are one busy woman. nice to include area colleagues… i'm sure it was much appreciate!!

  5. Jan says:

    Try to rest. Busy unpacking helped, I know. Take care.

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