Skipper and I are back from Day Two of Interim Training. As you can see from the photo, knitting continued from Day One. The webcam does not give a very good photo resolution, but let's just say we turned the heel (eye of partridge with a garter edge, very fancy) and picked up the stitches to move on to the foot. (More on the sock when I get home.)
We sat with Charming Episcopal Friend, and she brought us 1 point cake treats!! We love her.
Highlights of the day:
- Leader: "As Friedman said, 'No act of self-differentiation goes unpunished.'"
Songbird (to herself): "So, they hate you for being awesome…"
- Leader insists we place big tent labels on our tables to help him learn names, then laughs at us for returning to those same spots after break-out groups.
- In a group with three Episcopalians, I struggle not to giggle when they refer to the Canon of Deployment. They have all the best lingo. Seriously.
- Yet another Episcopalian, in a discussion of discerning a call to Interim Ministry: "I think God includes the practical in helping us discern."
Songbird (to herself): I hope that's true.
- Charming Episcopal Friend, in reference to the mostly awful graphics in the Power Point (very, very non-diverse): "The graphics are full of Roman Catholic boys."
Episcopal Gent with Beard: "They look sad because they're not Episcopalians."
- It's really easy to have high church envy here. Really.
- "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
One more day to go. I have a movie to watch tonight. I hope it wasn't
illegal to bring a Netflix across state lines. Because I think there's
something appropriate about watching "Lars and the Real Girl" with my
new friend, Skipper.