Lunch was a quick meal of Cod and Chips. The cafe doesn't do a "half-chip" - that's a pity because Eliot certainly shouldn't eat the amount that is left... but he does! Anyhow, it was a very tasty meal although the packet of Rennies has had a wee outing as well!
Today been an odd sort of day... some phone calls... a few e-mails... coffee at "The Office"... and then a very long meeting this afternoon. I'd scheduled about an hour for it but after just over two and a half hours I was leaving the building! That rather messed up another appointment that had been planned so it then had to be rearranged. And of course, the consequence of the new plan is that I can't go to a Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor lecture for Saint Brigid's Day...
Such is life! There are times when things simply don't work out as planned and you have to adjust. No point shooting the messenger (if there had been a messenger)!
It was interesting to talk to a bank official at one stage and to discover that they often receive abuse (sometimes even on the street). It reminded me of the TV programme "Airline" where the poor staff bear the brunt of people's anger, frustration or sheer bad planning.
O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being. We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life we may never forget thee, but remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
A Prayer for Recollection of the Presence of God