Total hours spent in the church building this week (Sun-Thurs): 51. I haven't been keeping track of how many I've worked at home (answering emails, looking up worship resources for World Communion Sunday, etc). I don't know how many hours I'm supposed to work in a week (I'm sure that's in writing somewhere...bwahahahahah!) but I'm pretty sure it's not more than 50. I do know that 51 was the average I was working when I was meeting with my therapist though, too (I stopped going last winter), so I suspect this is normal for me. I'm not convinced that I like it, or that I'm helping to model good boundaries or time stewardship, but at least I know that this week's work wasn't more than it has been. Now, the no-days-off-last-week (not even Saturday) thing was no good, and probably contributed, but...what do you do when there's stuff going on and you need to participate? (answer: take more days off the next week, dork!! It's not like you're (read: I'm) indispensable. Get over it.)
So anyway, thanks for all the well wishes and helpful words. Y'all are awesome. And special thanks to Cecily who retrieved me from work and made me eat two rootbeer floats at a park this afternoon. :-)
Now I'm still mulling over world communion sunday...and tomorrow I'll be mulling at an international restaurant (yummy!!) and at Whole Paycheck where I'll be stocking up for the debate-or-no-debate party. :-)
I'll try for some kind of deep thoughts...tomorrow. Probably about time, but we'll see...