Wednesday, 6 December, 2000
Why too much stuff going on right now! I woke up this morning at 3:35 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I am a morning person and there have been long periods in my life where I had problems with waking up early and not being able to go back to sleep. I think it is hereditary, at least in my family. Anyway, this morning I was up and my mind was churning, as it often does early in the morning -- my best time of the day. Maybe it is the heightened levels of testosterone that men have in the morning? Who knows. Anyway, I couldn't go back to sleep so I figured I would get up and do some more computer work -- website, finances, organizational stuff, etc., etc. So, up at 4:15 am and here I sit at 6:00 having accomplished a good bit, i including my quiet time!

I have so much that want and should do with the College Work Committee. I complain to myself and friends that there never seems to be any progress with this committee, of which I have been a member for around three or four years now and am now Chair, but the time I put into it is minimal. Everyone wants to discuss, which is good, but I'm more the "let's just do it" kind of guy.

Tax time is coming and I have to update everything from Feb. 2000 until now -- what a horrendous amount of work this will be. It is my own fault for not keeping up with it all, but I just procrastinate.

I really want to start the on-line book study group the first of the year, but I have so much to do to get ready for it, including finishing the book. If this is truly going to comparison of study/discussion groups between the virtual and the real, there is just a lot of preparation work that I should do. Or, maybe just let everything go and explain that this is an experiment to see what happens and simply provide the opportunity.

Way too many books to read! Books that I want to read.

Getting everything ready for seminary. Can I say, I HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER I'M EVEN GOING OR NOT!!!!! Big change in life and I don't know whether I can put up with the institutional church, even if it is the Episcopal Church, calling or not!

I want to get back into my photography.

I want to listen to a lot more music.

I want to travel, travel, travel.

I want to pay off my bills! Discipline!

I want to spend time with friends.


I don't want to loose the rest of my hair. Yes, I'm vain.

I WANT TO BE CONSISTENT AND DISCIPLINED WITH MY WORKOUT SCHEDULE. Not muscle bound, mind you, just health and hot -- hehe.

and on and on and on and on and on

But, life is good. I really can't complain. What the heck do I do with my house if I go to seminary? What do I do with my furnature and belongs if I go to Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandrea? What do I do wth my car if I go to General Theological Seminary in Manhattan?

I need to talk to my Bishop about a big misunderstnading (I hope) concerning my desire to be a kind of cyber-priest.

Too much! Yet, not enough. Who the heck knows. Gotta go to work now. I like where I work and what I do, by the way. :-)

Oh, by the way, I had a good time at my grandmothers, along with my sister and brother-in-law. I was surprised to see my cousin there, too. I haven't seem him you a couple years -- the last time was my grandfather's funeral. Not a good time to catch up on things then, but this weekend was great! My grandmother, who we call Nana (pronounced Nanee), seems to be doing a lot better.