Wow, a hugely busy week, with a friend unexpectedly going into the hospital with an ailment that left her confused and in a world other than this one. The cause of this illness is not known, but she is doing better and is more herself (and napkins are no longer keys to let her escape out of the locked doors.)
I ended up going through a bit of exhaustion dealing with the events of the friend in the hospital and talking to her many, many friends and keeping folks filled in on her condition. After a few days I passed this responsibility on, but was too tired to deal with the limited water, no plastic challenge. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if I back-slid on my usual environmental practices.
Also, a friend came to visit during all of this – a very welcome and expected visit. She is the sister of a very dear friend of mine who died three years ago. He left me and our other very good friends his sister. She is wonderful, the PERFECT house guest, and a kick to be around. Her visits are never long enough!
In the middle of all of this, I got a chance to meet and speak with the newly enthroned Arch Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan – an area that includes our companion dioceses. He was a lovely individual as was his wife. I was fortunate to speak with him at a small reception at the home of my rector, who has, herself, been to the Sudan.
Like I said – a busy week!