Hi there,

I wouldn't even post except that I'm waiting for two copies of my talking points for tomorrow's Housing Leadership Day event to print. Then I can give one to our board chair for the parts that maybe he could say and I don't have to. Oh, it's nine pages. It includes two jokes:

Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground?
A: To get to the other slide!

Knock Knock. Who's there? Cowzgo. Cowzgo who? No, cows go "moo"!

Don't worry: They're in there as filler. I'll only use 'em if I have to.

Today Robin's car almost broke down. She was able to get it fixed nearby and done in time to pick the kids up at school. In between I think she went to our meeting's vigil for peace and justice. I'm not sure -- I haven't read her blog today. ;)

Early this week my mother was hospitalized with an illness that got more complicated than it had to. It was a bit scary. My oldest sister is with her this week, my middle sister goes next week, and I may go the week after that. We're not quite sure how much convalescing she'll have to do.

Meanwhile, the same day that's unfolding, we get word at work that a major donor is likely to come through with a really generous gift. And we can't tell anybody yet.

Then yesterday we had a board meeting for the local housing trust fund, which went well. I felt frustrated not to be able to talk about the (potential) major gift, let me tell ya! Of course, it hasn't happened yet, either!

Okay, printing's done. Gotta go. Fortunately, I've been praying a lot and fairly centered. God really can hold whatever we put there for God to hold....


Robin M. said...

Hi sweetheart!

Yes, I did go to the vigil and to lunch with Markley and some of the other vigilers.

Good luck with everything today. Remember, everything's going to be all right.

See you tonight at the elementary school fall fair, I'll be in the tattoo booth.

Liz Opp said...

Hey, Chris.

When I spoke with Robin a few weeks ago now, she mentioned something was up with your mother... I hope that the situation is a bit more stable now, but having recently gone through something like that with my Dad (my folks live in NJ; one brother in Boston; the other in Oregon; me in the midwest), I can relate...

My siblings and I decided to use emails, conference calls, and a webpage to share information. It's been worth it, just knowing that all of us were on the same page when it came to having Plans A, B, and C in place.

My parents, too, were put a bit more at ease, knowing that we kids were talking amongst ourselves.

Still, I hope things are alright. I assume they are, since Robin and you don't mention anything further...

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up