Yesterday's "Septemberween" gathering of friends at our not-a-manse would have been better had I not caught the flu bug that has been going around.
In the middle of our morning preparations, before people arrived, I had a nap. And while everyone went to the park, I had a nap. As the grown-ups dined on casserole favourites, I minded the kids and controlled the chaos in the Wiggles moshpit.
It was nice to see everyone, but I wish I could have been more interactive. (But not in a vomiting-on-the-guests kind of way).
Church this morning was a one-shot deal, as the fifth Sunday of any month is a regional worship service with 4 local pastoral charges join together for worship. This was a good thing as I expended all of my social energy with the children's story and didn't hang around for the coffee and muffins afterwards.
Again, it behooved me not to throw up on those gathered.