lately

Not a whole lot has gone on lately – lots of the same old same old. We did not get to go to the farmers market this past Wednesday because we had to wait around for the termite inspectors to come. Thankfully that went well (and quickly) and the dogs simply stayed in the house while they checked the garage, and in the garage while they checked the attic (they were only checking the garage, patio, and attic since this was at the behest of the HOA, and the HOA only has financial interest in those places – we could be crawling with termites in the walls we own, and they wouldn’t care in the least, lol).

The major thing going on / on my mind lately is all the talk of moving back to WV that’s been going on around here. For tax reasons, we cannot list this place until after the first of the year, so it’s not as though there is some pressing need to figure it out immediately, but so far, both the parental units have their minds fully made up, and set, on moving back there.

I am still lost in thought about the matter.

I’ve also been informed that my floral design class is full, in looking at the pamphlet of courses again, I am now pondering signing up for an accounting course – I desperately want to take a class in something, but this course has an expensive textbook, so we’ll see.

I’ve also been listening to a lot of podcasts lately – including, for the last few months, a lot of sermons from different Unitarian / Unitarian Universalist churches. I know it’s very cliché – very, “there are no atheists in fox holes” of me - but when my mother was going through her latest health crisis and I was scared she was going to die, and feeling completely alone in the world, I started wishing for some comforting belief in God that I once had, but didn’t really feel anymore. I know it’s completely explicable by psychological terms – but I wanted, desperately, to believe that there was something or someone out there who would catch me if the bottom of my life fell out. And despite all the kindnesses of people from the church (when my mom made me call and get her a blessing before her surgery – practically the whole ward came out of the woodwork to get in touch and offer help) the religion of my childhood brought me no comfort. Honestly, it never really has – though that is probably no one’s fault but mine. Doctrine, interpretation, and practice got squarely between myself and any possible God, as it always has. In listening to these sermons I feel more like I’ve found “my people” then I ever have before. I think I might need to get up one of these Sundays and go try the real thing.

10 comments:

La Yen said...

I don't know what a Universalist or Unitarian believes. Is it like an all-purpose Lutheran?

Aside from devoutly practicing/believing in the Mormon church I also believe in Passions. Join the 2 pm cult where we are learning the identity of the hermaphrodite blackmailer this week! Oh, Passions...

K said...

The Hermaphrodite Blackmailer? What will those crazy kids at 90210 think of next?

K said...

Jesus. They need more Jesus over there at 90210.

K said...

And of course...BABY of the Hermaphrodite Blackmailer! That's what they'll think of next over there at 90210. Hopefully, their Jesus delivery arrives before that. :-)

LuluBunny said...

ROTFL - you guys crack me up!!

I tried to watch an episode of Passions once, but I couldn't catch up on who was who and what was what. I need some CliffsNotes or something.

Besides I seem to tolerate soap operas better when they're not in English (I can delude myself into thinking I'm watching it because it's building language skills, LOL).

But my current telenovela is ending on Monday, so I may be open to new options .. I may have to give Passions another try - I mean who can pass up a hermaphrodite blackmailer?

La Yen said...

An Angel made an appearance to the catholic/but not really catholic priest who is blind and so has to wear contact lenses that make his eyes look like they are cataracted. That's religious...

Oh, and there are witches. Wiccan is religious isn't it?

And a nympho. Is there a religion for that?

Seriously, why are you not watching Passions?

K said...

Technially, I think Wicca constitutes a "way of life," not a religion. You might even get away with "philosophy" but I'm not sure they think of it as a religion. It's pagan, anyway. Do pagans think of their stuff as religion?

La Yen said...

Well, in Dragnet with Tom Hanks and Dan Akroyd the PAGANS (People Against Goodness and Niceness) "Just liked to dance with our goat skin pants around these ancient ruins."

You forgot about that movie, didn't you?

And if they are able to get a day off of high school for any occasions, I bet they claim it as a religion.

K said...

When am I not thinking about Dan Akroyd? :-)

STFU! They get a day off now? Like, a holiday day off? For Winter Solstice and stuff? That's fabulous. Does that mean that kids get Halloween off (Samhain), and if so is it like Christmas where everyone gets it off, even if they're not Christian? Or is it like Hannukah?

Ah, well, c'est la vies, right? ;-P

LuluBunny said...

Ok Yen, you are totally the one I'm calling if I give Passions another shot and can't figure out what I'm watching ;) And as for Dragnet ..? OMG - I had totally forgotten about that awful movie .. ah, the good old days when Tom Hanks was fresh from Bosom Buddies and making movies like Dragnet and Joe vs the Volcano - before he got all multi-Oscar-worthy and did that bad thing with his hair. *sigh*

K - I luvs ya dearly, and I know I owe you several e-mails/phone calls (especially one explaining why I'm 99% sure I won't be able to get away this weekend - I am both swamped and mental at the moment), But I must tell you - as your firend - that Dan Akroyd line was just TMI, LOL ;P

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