As you know, there are two places for which I am shortlisted. Things have gone silent with both of them. I am attributing that to other kinds of busyness to attend to, the mid-August blahs or some such thing. I will hear something from each of them at some point, if for no reason than to tell me they've decided to go in a different direction. "Going in a different direction" is the new euphemism for "we're giving the position to someone else." I don't think they will both go off the rails, but only God knows.
In the meantime, I've gotten a request for a written response to a series of questions from another church in search, one that has intrigued me for a long time. So over the next couple of days I will try to write answers that are
a) deeply spiritual
b) intellectually stimulating
c) witty and charming.
Or not. In any case, I hope at the very least my answers will be honest.
In other news, tomorrow is my birthday so I am taking a Sabbath day and using the spa gift card that my children and grandchildren gave me for an ordination present. Then PH will take me out to dinner at a new restaurant in town. I'm planning on wearing something elastic.
On Thursday I will go for a meeting with my Bishop, a friendly chat asking if I can do Deacon's Masses at Saint Middle School, talking about my job situation, suggesting he might want to rethink the job placement process for graduating seminarians...should be interesting.