In other news, a lady in my church brought me a basket of ripe persimmons. Deliciousness! I intend to make persimmon pudding for the missions dinner this Saturday. Yum, drool, and oh boy! (I've also got a pumpkin awaiting sacrifice. How these things do build up.)
Also, got a call from the local Scout shop. My copy of BSA's new Trust Award requirements is in, apparently. That's the new proficiency award for religious life/youth ministry in Venturing. The basic advancement progression in Venturing is Bronze - Gold - Silver. On the side, they have the Ranger for proficiency in Outdoors, the Quartermaster for proficiency in Sea Scouting, the Quest for proficiency in Sports, and now the Trust for proficiency in pietas. We await now only whatever they'll come up for the Arts and Hobbies emphasis. Practical note: I'm thinking Nikki will easily qualify for this award.
Went to the hospital to see a worker there and stumbled across three parishioners in for various ailments -- one of them in ICU. Glad I took it into my head to go there!