So where has D been of late? It’s been another staycation. Friend from Winfield music festival came to visit, Pam T, with her daughter Sarah, and s i l Jason. We managed to find a few good places to eat, take a jazz cruise on the river, and cruise Frenchman Street and the bar scene there. The music outdoors was my favorite, as it’s too loud for me in the small inside venues. Just causes tinnitus. Age I suspect.
Every year on Pentecost Sunday the worship committee makes up stars with names of different gifts of the Spirit. I have them posted on my wall as a reminder. Courage. Wisdom. Fine gifts. Last Monday I screwed up my courage and went to display my courage by attending a Session meeting to propose a program for the church. Oddly enough, the session meeting had been cancelled and I met with the pastor and one, and got some encouragement to go on with such a plan. So today I buttonholed the elder who has part the portfolio of Christian Ed, and proposed that we get some sort of a program going. Another woman nearby had a book she thought would make a great study, so at least things are moving on that front. Next weekend I’ll be at a retreat for quilting, but I plan to wrap that up early so I can come home and get to church. Something is afoot…attendance seems to be up, so there may be more gifts of the spirit.
I recall thinking that my camera had taken quite a few licks and survived. But at a plantation tour, I looked down and discovered the LCD was broken. It’s not strictly needed to take a picture, but the feedback is lacking and settings are difficult without it. So Nikon gets a camera to repair. 10 years, second trip to the shop. But I just need to print the information and shipping labels, pack it up and get it mended. So unless it costs more than an new camera, I am pleased.