Friday I spent most of the day working on audio for my next podcast. I have a talk that Helen gave to a women's group about her personal journey in interfaith. It needs a bit of clean-up and editing but I expect to have it ready for the next edition. I'm still waiting on the ICP to get me the recordings of their talks. They have a new intern though (whom I met on Sunday) and she seems likely to make it happen.
I had a lovely dinner with Makai. We really enjoyed working on the Brighid ritual together and don't want to lose touch again. We've known each other for over a decade but that hill between us keeps us from doing much socializing.
Russell was off celebrating his second anniversary with Erika. They had a yummy time down in Avila Beach. Kurt & I called and sang "happy anniversary" to the first part of the William Tell Overture into Russell's voice mail. *laugh* That was fun. I am really happy in my family.
Saturday I georged bills in anticipation of the gathering Sunday and then went off to Hayward for the NCLC CoG meeting. I printed out 3 Hayward caches and caught them on either side of the meeting. It was the smallest NCLC meeting I remember... just 9 people, two of whom were guests! Kay showed those of us who got there early/on-time her collection of magical minerals and her purchase from that morning's gem show. Very cool. We decided the reception for Rayna would be a potluck (with people saying what they're bringing ahead of time so we can control the mix). Rachael is taking on some of the organizing.
Sunday I went up to the ICP for Sunday services. Jan told me that the people who plan weddings there always want to know if they have "Sunday services" as if it makes them a more legitimate venue than just being an interfaith chapel. So last October they started Sunday services and a leader from a different tradition prepares a presentation and chooses the readings, music and such. I was supposed to do it April 9th, but blew it and got tickets to see my family in Austin April 5-9, I'm rescheduled for May 28th, during BayCon but doable. And it gives me a bit more time to attend at least one more to get a feel for the flavor different groups bring. This week Paul Chaffee was the organizer and so it was Protestant-based. I want to someone else. I do have ideas though, just from this one.
Then, despite the threatened storm, I drove to Napa for a Northern California Where's George Assn gathering. My fellow georger Troy runs the Napa marathon and we've had this gathering for the last three years to celebrate the run. He had some friends out from Chicago to run and to celebrate their anniversary who joined us. It was fun, but I bailed by 2:30pm so I could drive home in the daylight (although the rainy sky was very grey and the rain often heavy). I came home down 880 to avoid the 50mph wind gusts on 680's more open route. It took a long time (av. speed about 45mph) but I made it home safely. So thereafter Russell got home and I cooked dinner and had a quiet evening in.
Monday we had honcho-sans visiting at work. I continued getting stuff ready for the annual report. mr_kurt
and I went caching at lunch. I'm up to 252 caches. I decided to skip dancing tonight as my hives are just killing me and I also wanted to spend time with Russell. I made fondue and we visited and played Myst together. Another quiet evening in... I could get used to this!