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The Next Generation Has Landed [May. 24th, 2009|08:28 pm]
Tony Grist
It's five months since I started worrying away at Christianity and priesthood and all that jive. Since then I've only missed church once- and that was because we were ill or on holiday or- wait a minute- I remember- it was because there was snow on the ground. Today I missed it again. And I expect to go on missing it regularly from here on out. Ailz may keep going- and sometimes I'll walk her to the door and pick her up afterwards- but that'll be it.  I'm not sure why I went through this episode- perhaps it was to make sure I wasn't missing anything- like a vocation for instance- but it seems the moral is, "you can't go back".

Ourdert and Peter came round after the service. They're good friends and will stay that way. For the rest I trimmed some bushes and watched the conclusion of The Wire: Season #3.

And then in the evening my sis rang to tell me that Michelle had just had her baby - which makes her a granny and me a great uncle.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-05-24 08:33 pm (UTC)
Congrats to all!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:22 am (UTC)
Thank you
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2009-05-24 09:11 pm (UTC)
And then in the evening my sis rang to tell me that Michelle had just had her baby - which makes her a granny and me a great uncle.

Mazel tov!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:22 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2009-05-24 09:26 pm (UTC)
Was there something specific that happened, or was it simply a question of "I remember all this, and it's why I left in the first place" sort of thing?

And congrats to the family.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:24 am (UTC)
It's pretty much a case of remembering why I left in the first place.

Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2009-05-24 09:47 pm (UTC)
Wonderful on the baby.

On the church -- I guess you don't have any settings on your dial between all-in and all-out? No "I can go and sing and smile and enjoy being with people" setting?

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:31 am (UTC)
It seems as if I just can't do the middle way. I turn up at church and start acting like I'm the vicar.

There's also the tiny problem that I hate hymns and find most liturgy tiresome.

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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2009-05-25 02:24 pm (UTC)
Oh. Well, if you hate hymns you're doomed. No point going. When I attend, I pick my church based on the number of opportunities to sing lustily.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-05-27 04:19 pm (UTC)
So do I!
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2009-05-24 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's always best to stay away from what irritates.

Congratulations on the new family member!Is this your first great niece/nephew?
I have two and and when I think about it, it seems impossible.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:33 am (UTC)
Thanks.

Yes, this is the first child of the new generation on either side of the family.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-05-24 11:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you, Uncle Tony, and to your sister and her daughter, etc. Is this your first "great"?
I have not been to a worship service in four weeks, and prior to last month I had skipped several services over the three or four months preceding.
Question: when is church not church?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-25 08:38 am (UTC)
Yes, this is the first great- on either side of the family.

Church is always church I'm afraid. one of the things I hate about it is having to do the same things week after week after week.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-26 09:57 am (UTC)
Hi i'm sat in hospital next to a sleeping michelle and baby matthew. Both are doing well and might get to go home today. Thanks for the congratulations :-). Btw his middle name is John after your father. Tom F
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-26 10:50 am (UTC)
Matthew!!!

Ailz and i were trying to guess the name you'd choose. We got it wrong. We favoured James :)

His middle name makes me happy.

Congratulations to you both. We look forward to meeting him soon.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-26 11:53 am (UTC)
Thank you :-). It makes me happy too. And he shares 1/8th of his genes with him. X
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2009-05-29 01:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Great Uncle Tony!
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