March 10th, 2005


Computer woes

My old computer is getting crankier and crankier to use. I think the biggest problem is with the Internet Explorer program. It doesn't want to close properly, which hangs other things up. Of course, the whole system doesn't want to boot up smoothly most days.

I'm on my secondary computer right now, working through the Mozilla browser. I think I need to make this my primary computer and browser. But first, I'll need to put a better word processing package on it. All it's got is MS Word (& Publisher -- which is great); however, Corel WP is a far easier program to use. I think I've got those old disks around here somewhere. If I add WP to this 'puter, I may just switch over to here.


Well, so far every day this week has been busier than the one before, and I'm still going. But I'm afraid that if I slip once, I'll go down beneath the pack of hounds and get torn limb from limb.

Tomorrow (which is supposed to be my day off), I've got to talk to somebody about a Saturday memorial service, see people in the hospital I couldn't get to today because I was too busy today dealing with trustees dealing with plumbing at the parsonage, go run around shopping for Sunday's BIG DINNER, and I don't know what all else.

Then Saturday, I have a graveside memorial service to do and have to start cooking for the BIG DINNER. Oh, yeah, and write something coherent for Sunday morning.

Sunday we have Confirmation Class, worship, youth group, and then we start decorating and cooking the BIG DINNER. The Venturers are hosting a give-us-what-you-think-it's-worth dinner for a group called the Knife and Fork Club. This is to raise money for our trip to Great Britain this summer. The menu includes:
Shrimp Toast (Chinese appetizer)
Creme of Potato Soup (authentic German recipe)
Catseye Salad (my own creation -- w/German mustard dressing)
Spiral Dinner Rolls (basically icebox rolls w/o the cinnamon and sugar)
Filet Mignon avec herbes
Baby Bella mushrooms (sauteed with the basting liquor from the meat)
Choice of Dessert: Tiramisu; low-carb Cheesecake; Irish Bread-and-Butter Pudding

Next week is just as busy. Then comes Holy Week. Oy, gevalt.

O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
-- Sir Jacob Astley, prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, 1642