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Trying to enjoy

Awoke at 6:30 this morning, early for a Sunday. I was sleepy throughout yesterday. The Drurys came by for a spontaneous IHOP run, so I wasn't a complete hermit. Mostly caught up on taped Buffy; once I've caught up on all of the old episodes, I won't be as compulsive. About that, anyway.

Though it's just sneaking up on 9:00, I've already had two unpleasant interactions. Nothing terrible, just the kinds of exchanges I'd rather not have:
  • A church member and friend called at 7:30 to say he can't work nursery this morning. File under both "Too little, too late" and "Somebody else's problem" (I'm not the Nursery coordinator and he knows better).
  • A colleague from my old job sees me at Victrola and has the compulsory, cursory, one minute "how are you?" conversation, ending in a pat on the shoulder. She means well but is not really interested; I'm not either. Why don't we spare each other?
I'm still happy. Read this morning about Kings Mannaseh and Josiah. Mannaseh went every way but God's until his life went down the tubes:
When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. He prayed to him; and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that Yahweh he was God.
-2 Chronicles 33:12-13
It's so reassuring to know God's love is great enough to hear us even when desperation is our only motivation to seek Him.

Church at 11, a possible breakfast bagel at The Bagel Deli in the early afternoon, more Buffy and miscellaneous VCR catch-up, Enterprise make-up this evening (which may include some of the kids and a hot pepperoni pizza). I don't think my life could be more mellow.


1) In Keirsey's terms: "In social situations, INTJs may also be unresponsive and neglect to observe small rituals designed to put others at their ease." In Marm's terms: "Other people find the need to go through silly conventions, even though they have no real purpose or meaning. We have to put up with these interactions or be seen as awkward or arrogant."

2) I just started watching Buffy last season, and I'm taping so that I can get all the past good stuff. I'm not going to feel at ease until I've seen them all and have them neatly collected somewhere.
"There is...another."
*beans Banzai with her Yoda furbie*
*ducks behind his huge R2-D2*
I'm totally for "contemporary Star Wars interior." *glances at the starfield curtains and 'suns and moons' bed spread* But then, no one ever accused me of being tasteful.

*leaps behind Artoo and bops Banzai with green plastic lightsabre*
I have a brother named Josiah.

And...I was just gonna IM you, but you signed off...
I have bonehead timing...my pizza just arrived and I had to go get it. And eat it. Too much of it. Hope I don't miss you next time!