In between working quite hard, we've been getting out and about a bit more than usual: we went to a fab party on Saturday night (we had a choice of two, and were last to leave the one we went to - changed days for us!); went as a family to see the Golden Compass (possible review to follow); spoke at Tots & Co (our Toddlers and Carers group), inviting them to our Christmas services - the wee faces were delighted at Tommy the puppet; had a vestry meeting last night at which, among other things, we reviewed the pledges made so far to Building for the Future (details of which to follow, for which we are so grateful to God - the response so far has been wonderful, but we still have a considerable way to go).
My main focus this week is getting ready for our Carols by Candlelight service (Sunday @ 8pm). This will be my thirteenth year of speaking at this, and to be honest it's become the talk I struggle with most during the year, so prayers for this are valued.
And to cap it all, today is my 44th birthday (I know, I know, I don't look that ancient, thank you very much!). One of the benefits of being on Facebook - I've received more birthday greetings than usual, so thanks for that too. My birthday treat? We couldn't get tickets for Led Zeppelin, but I am going to see the Grammy-nominated Porcupine Tree with GV Boy tomorrow night (and the Icicle Works with Ms GV next Monday night).