". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thelma and Louise We Are Not

A few hours from now I'll be heading out on a road trip with a few girl friends, leaving my older son, younger son, and daughter (plus one) in the care of the Cantor. I'm not sure who is going to be happier as we drive away--me and the ladies watching laundry and dishes fade from view in the rearview mirror or the kids with no moms to bark out household tasks for the next two days.

So where do sophisticated and erudite Lutheran homeschooling moms such as ourselves go to let off a little steam?

To the seminary, of course!

It was Elephant's Child's idea. She was tired of hearing me whine ad nauseum, "I've never been to Fort Wayne, I've never been to Fort Wayne, I've never been to Fort Wayne . . . . " and finally said "Enough already! Let's just go!" (She is clearly just the kind of carpe diem, grab the bull by the horns sort of friend my old fuddy-duddy self needs.

So tonight Boots on the Ground and I will drive down to the jungle to meet up with Mrs. Child, whence we'll depart early in the morning for The Fort. Along the way we'll meet up for coffee with Big Doofus and Miss Sniz. And while in Indiana we'll get to see her and her and her and who knows who else? Because the Fort is of course crawling with Lutherans.

In addition to a tour of the seminary, there will be coffee and conversation and food and knitting (a spectator sport for me) and a trip to the bookstore. And oh yes, chocolate, and perhaps a little vino, and on Sunday morning, worship.

This is all to say I doubt you'll hear from me until Monday. Have a great weekend!


Elephantschild said...

YAY! Can't wait! (Even if we have to get up early on Sat. morning.)

Elephantschild said...

Oh, and you WERE NOT wining!

Cheryl said...

"Oh, and you WERE NOT wining!"

You're right. I'm saving the wining for this weekend. Riesling, anyone? ;-)

Elephantschild said...

Oh, I walked RIGHT into that one.

Christina Roberts said...

I dont' know when you are leaving the good Fort, but I'll be arriving there Sunday afternoon around 4:00 with my 5th-8th grade choir. If you are still around pop into the chapel and say hello. It would be good to see you and the choir would get a kick out of meeting the bride of a composer they have sung.