Monday, March 8, 2010

Oh my!

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!

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Sorry you had a bad dream. Also sorry that your back is not 100%! Hope it is all better soon!
One of the great things about God's love and mercy, we can always start over again! And it seems to me that you have already done enough penance! Hope you enjoy the faith study. God bless!

Carrie said...

When I had my back MRI, I needed help to get up as well. All I had was one herniated disc. I hope you have something treatable.

Sarah - Kala said...

What the heck is google reader and how do I find it and check it?

Hope your back is on the mend soon!

Nancy said...

Sarah....when you are logged into "Dashboard"...scroll down to the bottom of the page on the right hand side. You should see a link that says "view in google reader"...or something like that.
This will bring you to all of the posts that you haven't read of the blogs that you follow. As you scroll down....it marks them as read. It's an easier way to read all of your favorite blogs instead of having go out of one to get into another. Does any of this make sense?? I only ask because now I have confused myself!

aspiring... said...

March 11, 2010

Hi Nancy, nice to check in on you again. This caught my eye in your post: "I guess I will pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again."

No, no, no :) ! Wrong focus, my dear. I'm thinking about the "I guess I'll" and the "starting all over again" parts. It sounds like you think you've failed and are now resigned to re-doing it or making-up for it. But it's not failure and you can't really re-do or undo or make-up anything anyway. Each moment is its own glorious starting point. Prior ones no longer exist. Besides, it's not failure - but I guess I already said that :) !

Joyfully love where you are and how things are. If you can't do that then at least accept it all joyfully vs. with mere resignation. It all might just very well be sanctioned by our Father - in which case, all is well. He's right there with you.

I'm reacting here according to my opinions on the topic of failure - which, it so happens, I wrote about some long time ago. It was actually a letter to someone else and it's just a skim along the surface, but take a look at it and see if there's anything in it for you.

http://aspiringfool.blogspot.com/2008/12/failure-what-failure.html

Failure? What failure? Be happy with abandon. Better yet, be content with abandon. All the time.

Much love to you as always, and prayers for you and yours. If I rambled on about this too much (like I do anything I write about), accept my apology knowing I'm helpless and that it'll probably happen again :) !

aspiring... said...

p.s.

Perfect example of what I'm trying to get at is this statement, "There is still time to make this a special Lent."

Nancy, it could very well be that your less than desirable results during Lent, is the very vehicle by which your Lent and your Holy Week and your Easter - and your life - are ultimately enriched. Just wait and see what He's got up His sleeve...! Be excited. Be kind to yourself. Be tolerant of yourself. Be patient. And smile... about it all... !

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

OH my dear dear friend...bad dreams AND back pain...I am so sorry.
You are REALLY in the desert of LENT!
I pray that you are relieved of your pain and that you find the enrichment you hope for at your Why Catholic gatherings? (Sounds great!)
GUESS WHAT? One of my friends called me to say that she was wishing she could find all things she wished for in Catholic websites on ONE site...and how she wished someone would do more with producing lapbooks!!!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT NANC?!?!?!? GUESS what I told her about after she said that???? XO