I'm up at 4:46am...couldn't sleep...had a bad dream. Can't remember it exactly, but, here I am. I wanted to check out some of my favorite blogs, but found my Google Reader at 1000+ entries to read! This might take me a month to get through! I might have to do one of those "mark all as read" maneuvers just so I don't go blind trying to read them all!
For whatever reason, this has not been a very productive Lent for me. I'm not sure why. I've not been very disciplined...at all. I never even made the effort to attend our Parish Mission this year. Because of that, I missed 4 nights of spiritual enrichment and 4 opportunities for confession. I also haven't done any of the activities I had planned to do with the kids. I think between Olivia's surgery and my back injury...I just haven't had any motivation.
On a positive note, our Parish has begun a new faith study called "Why Catholic? A Journey Through the Catechism". You can read more about it here. Our group will meet on Monday nights from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. Perhaps what I really need is an hour or two away from the craziness of life to focus on my faith. I am looking forward to it.
In the meantime, I guess I will pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. There is still time to make this a special Lent. Oh, and I am planning a Novena to St. Joseph beginning on March 11 and ending on his feast day! Anyone want to join me?
Oh, one more thing.....I had my MRI on Friday. I was moving much better by then and so I felt a little silly having it done at all. It's an expensive test and I was thinking that it might not be necessary to do it. However, I realized while trying to get onto the table....there is definitely still something wrong with my back! I made it through the procedure without freaking out as they put me in feet first this time. In addition, my head was never fully covered! Getting off of the table proved trickier than getting on. I needed both techs to help....because of the pain, I could not pivot my hips the way you need to in order to get up and get off of the table! Hopefully, I will have the results by this afternoon.
Have a blessed week everybody!