It was back to work today and boy do I feel it. I am so sleepy and tired so this will be kind of short.
Bible study was good this morning. I was a little late getting there because I was picking up people to give them a ride. We had more people today and the conversation was very active. I like it that way. People should get invested in the study and make it their own. To me, that's how you learn.
Work was OK. I was surprised that there wasn't more work piled up on my desk than there was. I was able to get most of it finished, but there's still lots more for tomorrow.
It was hard working the whole day. I fell asleep for a few minutes at dinner time. I woke up with Doug talking to me. "What??? Oh, OK. Yes, that's the way you do it." Sheesh! How embarrassing.
One of the new people, Matt, was in today and I was training him some. My staff did a good job last week. He's doing very, very well.
Today started The World Meeting of Families here in Philly. The beginning of road closures and towing of cars has started. We have become like a captive city with all of the restrictions on travel, streets closed, etc. I understand and agree with the need for security, but it is becoming more and more difficult to live here. But... it's only for one week of our lives and gives Philly a great honor. It really is a wonderful place to live.
Here are some pictures in the news from The World Meeting.
|Barricades and walls of porta-potties.|
|These "Pope dolls" are everywhere!|
|Bicycle being given to the Pope by the mayor and Cardinal Chaput from the people of Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families.|
|Stage being constructed for the Pope. You can see the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the background.|
|Aerial view of beautiful downtown Philadelphia. The Art Museum is in the foreground.|
Well, goodbye summer. It's been wonderful. And I do mean wonderful this year. I wonder what the autumn will bring.