Coming thick and fast this week!
Got the YFG in bed again today - she's got the flu that the Danish girl and I had earlier in the month and she's looking pretty ropey this morning, all hot and flushed. She went to the bathroom pretty early and turned the heat off because she was so hot, but that meant that the rest of us were rather chilly when we got up, but I couldn't blame her because I remember the sweltering heat that I felt then too. She doesn't look like she will be well enough to go on a gymnastics course on Sunday so I have to deal with that on her behalf.
I also have to preach on Sunday at a church where a dearly beloved member died very suddenly last week, and that whole congregation is in shock and grieving. I am spending time thinking prayerfully about how I take the Lord's word to them this week. I have to choose the hymns today because I need to notify the organist, so that is a priority this morning.
But the good news is that the recent appraisal I went through means that the leadership team are going to recommend to the circuit meeting that my appointment be made permanent in February - I was on six months' probation. I am mightily relieved about that. There is also the possibility of another few hours each week, but that also has to go through the meeting, so they may not agree.....we'll see.
I'm waiting in this morning for a chap who is coming to look at some leaky guttering and I have a supermarket delivery coming as well. Then I have to go out this afternoon for a while....but not for long because I don't want to leave the YFG for too long, although I realistically know she'll likely be asleep.
Take care and keep warm today - it is chilly out there, and we have had the hardest frost so far this winter.
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