Sunday, February 2, 2014
"Pride Goeth Before a Fall"
Oh this saga could not go on for long without some calamity (large or small) occurring. This morning one occurred. v decided he'd had enough of being waited on and decided to get up on his own. We don't have Lassie, but we have a small cat named Emily who came trotting, with purpose, from the bedroom area just as I heard a shout. If you don't know us personally (and I believe most who read this do) you should know that v is not a big man, not in stature that is. Thank God for that. He's back to bed, he's caught his breath, and he is uninjured and neither am I. They do say "Pride goeth before a fall"...my, my...
This weekend v's daughter has been down from Portland where she lives, works, and goes to school. He has been a happy man having his beautiful daughter here beside him. It's been good to have the late night company for me. It has also been nice for me, aside from the company she provides, that she is also far more techno savvy than I am. She has fixed a few of the glitches I've somehow created with my Mac and taught me about some convenient settings. Sadly, she leaves this afternoon (though, last evening, v was oddly more concerned with whether I'd be able to set him up to watch the Super Bowl), but we're working on getting her back soon. A quick reminder that the 49er's lost made the need for a sick room man-cave less urgent. Sheesh! life goes on even if it requires more external support. Thankfully, the game streams live on-line (at least, it did last year).
Our friend Father Bill came by again yesterday to give v communion and read to us from a book called "Psalms for Praying" by Nan Merrill. It's a new translation and more contemporary interpretation of the psalms. As he read from one that sounded familiar (but do I know it???) a passage about polluting the seas came up that I thought would be particularly appropriate for the aquarium and the message of conservation of the oceans and marine life. It actually read "you have polluted the seas" and God doesn't like it! A major influence, wouldn't you say?
In bocca al lupo. m & v