Just got back from our 5km run with my middle kids. Down Warwick Rd, across the river, up The Gentle Hill. Turn left at the T-junction and take the Way By the Wood. Enjoy the moderate uphill before hitting Pig Hill - 10 minutes of extreme up! And then the road that has no name and a near sprint down through The Plantation and back home.
I am breaking out the downward spiral of 'the nothingness of life' - helped by taking yesterday afternoon off and going sailing with a friend. After that my husband and I had a crazy candlelight meal at home while all the kids were at Youth.
I think my seminary programme is now settled - I was really afraid at the beginning of last week that they were going to place me in a community organisation for two days a week and I was feeling a bit desperate timewise, but it looks like all will be well. So in between household chores this morning I worked out a rough timetable for the next few weeks - which helps me feel more in control.
My focus will be on my PhD - so 15 or 16 hours a week go there. 10 hours on Greek. I've also allocated 2 hours a week to Zulu. 8 hours for other stuff that keeps coming up - seminary web page, contempory worship team, seminarian executive, fieldwork reflections and occasional things like sermons at seminary. There is also two to three hours a week for my community project (which IS Phakamisa). And lastly the 7 hours per week that is compulsory seminary activity such as chapel services.
I don't think it's going to be easy, but I think it will be ok. God is good!