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Gosh, my DW feed is livelier than usual today - between people switching across from LJ, and reconnecting with a few folk who'd either fallen off my lists or I'd never got round to adding, plus, I think, an uptick in posting because of the migration, it all seems pleasantly active. Possibly I should try and post a bit more myself?

The University closes its offices for an extra couple of days over the Easter bank holiday, so this is my last day until next Wednesday. I brought in Hotel Chocolate eggs for my team - confectionery bribery is a key part of being a good boss, right?

I'm quite glad to be getting the longer break, even though in contractor world it means losing out on a chunk of cash, for a couple of reasons. One is that this year I had the brilliant idea of suggesting to Fr Daniel that instead of keeping the Watch of the Passion until midnight and then closing the church, we should try to keep it all the way through to the Good Friday Solemn Liturgy*. And then I had the next brilliant idea of saying that if we didn't get enough volunteers to do it in stages, I could just do the whole thing myself. I'm expecting it to be quite an important experience, but probably also quite hard and exhausting, so having a day beforehand to adjust my sleep pattern as much as possible is quite helpful.

I've also got an Easter Feast to plan for - because clearly the first time you cook for guests in your new house and kitchen a ten course meal for nine people is the way to go. It's going to be fabulous of course, because it always is, but usually I'm a bit more prepared at this stage, so it feels slightly daunting...

*for non-Catholics, the Watch of the Passion is a tradition where after the Mass of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday evening, we process the body of Christ to a special altar called the altar of repose, and stay with it, praying, in memory of the night Jesus spent in the garden of Gethsemane. Although we are, in some sense, following in the steps of the apostles who accompanied Jesus, the idea is not to emulate them in the 'falling asleep' part of the story.

Date: 2017-04-12 08:27 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
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It IS feeling quite bouncy around here, isn't it?

Date: 2017-04-12 08:27 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] sfred
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Isn't it lovely, all the activity?

I hope the Watch of the Passion goes well and you have a marvellous Easter Feast.

Date: 2017-04-12 12:35 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ghoti_mhic_uait
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I always assumed there was a liturgical reason I didn't understand that we stopped at midnight. I haven't kept watch reliably for years, though, I'm hoping I might get to stay out a bit later this year.

Anyway, I'm really glad all is well there, and very excited about your keeping a longer watch, I hope it goes well.

Date: 2017-04-12 04:36 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] emperor
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Having gone work -> rehearsal -> Mass, I'm afraid I will be sloping off immediately to get some supper.

[ooh, I have my LJ icons over here now]

Date: 2017-04-12 04:45 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ghoti_mhic_uait
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I like when you eat sensibly and stay healthy.

(My icon import failed because I have more icons over there than space over here, I should do something about that but I haven't decided what.)

Date: 2017-04-12 07:29 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] nou
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I look forward to hearing more about the Easter Feast.

Date: 2017-04-12 08:42 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] barakta
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Glad you have university closed days to recover from enthusiastic volunteering. I hope the Watch of the Passion is spiritually rewarding for you.

Loving seeing people making more longform blogging here.

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