It was one of those weekends where a sufficient moment to sit and write didn't make itself present. Lots of cleaning up, putting away, sorting, organizing and tossing (not necessarily in that order) consumed much of Saturday, and Sunday never seems to be a day when I am able to settle into much of anything.
Ken cooked shish kebab on Saturday night (see figure 1), basted with a very tasty sauce that we will be enjoying for days. For father’s day I relieved him of culinary responsibility and put in the oven something I picked up at Publix! Not exactly doing the cooking, but I found I couldn’t resist already prepared chicken cordon bleu. It was quite good.
The other event of note over the weekend was the election of a new presiding bishop for the Episcopal Church, USA; the first woman ever to hold that post, Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishop of Nevada (see figure 2). I don’t know a lot about her, but she seems impressive from what I read: speaks five languages, has a Ph. D. in oceanography, is a licensed pilot, and has a passion for and a history of inclusion in her ministry, including a facility for reconciliation. It’s not exactly a surprise that while many cheer this election, there are grumbles as well. She will be consecrated and invested in her new position in November, and it will be interesting to see whether or not she attends the eventual consecration of whomever we manage to elect when we try again (at the end of October). There are clergy in my diocese who don’t approve of the ordination of women, so I’m sure they’re not particularly happy at the moment. Interesting times lie ahead, to be sure.
Off to do my laps!