Sunday, May 18, 2008

Staying home today

Got a (lovingly) strongly-worded e-mail yesterday, and I’m listening to it.

I really wanted to go to the Sanctuary this morning, and I woke up in time to throw clothes on. But I hit the wall yesterday, six ways to Sunday. I still feel run over. What I need more than anything is sleep.

If I feel up for walking down to All Souls later, I can. But no pushing myself.

God knows the food I need. And that I’ll give it again, when I can.


Caminante said...

The line break being where it was, I read, 'I woke up in time to throw....' and my poor addled brain added, 'up,' so I am most relieved that the rest of the line was 'clothes on'!

Psalm 4.4b,8 can be your prayer: '... speak to your heart in silence upon your bed. I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety.'

I am confused -- why your neck, too? How did I miss that? Don't answer this question if you don't have the energy. Maybe someone else can eludicate me.

Saint Mary's prayed for you this morning.

Waiting for biopsy results makes time slow to a crawl, even more slowly that it is for real. My big bro, a research pathologist, tells me they work slowly as to be careful and sure of the reading. So I pray the time lag is because of that.

May you rest well and heal well.

susan s. said...

Yes, it sounds as if you are pushing your little self too hard. Please take your time. Healing will be better if you do.

Kirstin said...

LOL, Caminante!

He removed the lymph node that my ear drains into; that's why the neck incision (and the fear of more surgery, if biopsy is positive).

Thank you so much for your prayers. I like that psalm, a lot.

Susan, I haven't moved all day, except to walk one block to take a bath! I'm overestimating my abilities, but not actually testing them.