Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Captain's Blog—The Chill of Space

Stardate: 5 degrees

We were lulled into a false sense of security as we swung through an unexpectedly balmy portion of space called the Southern Nebula. As we emerged, however, cold gusts of subspace crystals slammed into the hull of our intrepid little ship.

The question on everyone's mind? Will our fuel oil hold out until we land and escape the cold reaches of space?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Captain's Blog—Winter Déjà vu

Stardate: Dinnertime

Despite my best efforts to manipulate the time space continuum, dinner time rolled around again tonight. I believe I'm caught in some kind of diabolical time loop. The crew still resists the idea of fasting, so I made pancakes in self-defense.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Captain's Blog—Winter

Stardate: Dinner time

Suggested today that we fast tonight in order to avoid having to make dinner and clean up afterwards. Idea not well received by the crew.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fe-e-e-e-eelings (insert music here)

I really don't feel like writing today. The past couple of weeks have not been easy, and the emotional drain that came with them makes me feel like curling up in bed and going to sleep for a LONG time or escaping in a book (written by someone else). Sigh.

So it's time to overcome the feelings and get to work. Face set like flint. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor darkest night (in my case, deepest snow) shall stop me from my appointed word count.

I'm only letting you all know this because it's on my mind, and I haven't blogged for a few days.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I say this with the possibility of being redundant. I was in a classroom with 28 four- and five-year-olds. We had a short service and then moved on to what was top in all of their minds: popcorn and a movie (Bolt). As one of my assistants remarked, they were surprisingly quiet. And as I carefully avoided giving them anything with sugar in it, they remained so for the entire evening. With ten or eleven assistants, counting Crew, we had an excellent adult to kid ratio that we don't often enjoy.

I remember the first New Year's Eve service in what was at that time the new church building. I think we had over one hundred four- and five-year-olds. And not enough assistants. And it was a four hour service instead of three. That was a wild ride that makes you appreciate evenings like last night, where we just had fun, and it was not overwhelming for the kids or the assistants.

How did all of you spend your New Year's Eve? I hope that however you did it, it was a blessed time to look back at a good year and forward to a better year. Happy New Year!