Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Oh boy...here we are halfway through October. How did that happen??

I recovered pretty well from my surgery...thanks so much for your prayers. I was feeling pretty well, had been dressed and out and about on Wednesday and Thursday, and Faith and I had a little field trip scheduled for Friday (we won't dwell on the fact that the field trip was scheduled around paying Joshua's speeding ticket in person). We were going to take a road trip to a sweet little neighboring village, do some school at the their library and have lunch as a local diner. With the peak color around here, and the little village located in the "hills" (as hilly as it gets around Columbus, Ohio), it would have been a memorable trip. 

In the wee hours of Friday morning I woke up shivering under the covers. Felt like fever. I hunted down a thermometer and some advil and took my temp -- 101.6. With nothing else to think about in the wee hours of the morning waiting for sleep to find me again, I, of course, determined that I probably had sepsis, obtained after having a doctor shove a catheter up the veins of my leg.

Logically I knew it was probably the same virus the kids passed around, paired with a flu shot obtained the day before, but you know middle of night thoughts are rarely logical.

I called my surgeon's office when daylight broke and after several conversations with the nurse and several conversations between the nurse and the doctor we decided that I probably, unknowingly, compromised my immune system a bit too much. I woke up today with a raging sore throat, and no voice, which just confirms the fact that I have a virus.

Today is the second day in a row that I took a shower and put a clean nightgown on, so I'm laying low (actually I think I am lying low, right?).


I had the opportunity to do some reading and found a book on iBooks that looked interesting. I had read this author before and liked the book I had read. About 25 pages into the book, I realized that I probably should stop reading because the author and I had very different beliefs in regard to gay marriage. Yet, I kept reading because I hoped that it would not be a significant issue in the book. About a quarter of the way through the book I realized it was going to be a significant issue in the book, but I kept reading because I thought the other issues would make the book worth reading. I am now over halfway through the book and I deleted it from iBooks so I wouldn't be tempted to read another word. I'm not even going to mention the title here because I don't want this blog and this book to be associated with each other ever. I'm so very tired of liberals trying to normalize same- s*x attraction. They will not admit the fact that if everyone in the world chose that particular lifestyle, our world would end. So, how can that ever, ever be a good thing? I am not a gay basher, and I believe that people with same-s*x attraction are God's creatures (though I do not believe their attraction was created by God) and need love. But same-s*x marriage is wrong and defies natural law. No matter how much one tries to sell it, it doesn't change the truth.


On another completely different topic, it's halfway through the month of the rosary and I have hardly even mentioned it. I will rectify that tomorrow when I post a giveaway for a lovely, little tenner rosary that I made while I was "lying low." See ya then...


  1. So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well! All that "just a virus" talk means that they won't give you any special meds to make you feel better quick, huh? With my prayers!

    And good for you on the thing with the book.

  2. There are too many books like that these days . . . it's an old and tired subject.

    Feel better soon, my friend. You have my prayers!

  3. Feel better soon my friend! You're in my prayers. :)


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