Monday, August 07, 2006

Our Sneakiness Nears Its End

Fr. P leased a house a few days before he left to rejoin his family (wife, five children) in Greece. He was explaining as we picked him up for the airport that he hadn't had enough time to set things up, but he wanted the house to be ready for his wife. So I finagled a key from him.

Since he's been gone, we've had quite a few weekends of attacking his house. Copious spiders, a dearth of instructions on an Ikea bunk bed, and incredibly gunky cabinet-tops have not stopped us. (Us including Peterbird and at least six other individuals on various occasions.)

He's returning this week, so hopefully there will be time to acquire lightbulbs, shower curtain devices, and enough food to put in the fridge for at least one meal for everyone. This has been a lot of fun, and reminds me of an article in Boundless: "Those neighbors were constantly looking for opportunities to serve this young woman — and their efforts paid off. When they shared the gospel, she listened." Having this opportunity to actively work at doing good for someone else was nourishing somehow.

Speaking of nourishing, everyone keeps telling me how thin I am now (that I've lost almost 20 pounds). I don't think I'm accepting their compliments very generously, instead taking this as an opportunity to complain about how hungry and tired I am all the time.

I am hesitant to say that work is getting easier, because I have three jobs to report on (online) on the tenth, and I'm supposed to have five, but if the governmental people don't set up those other two jobs, there's really nothing I can do about that... But I'm slowly chipping away at collecting the pieces of paper I need, and assembling the numbers into nice little cells and formulae. And then I come home and try to play as much Sims 2 before and after gym. I'm not ignoring my husband if he's busy doing Greek homework, right? And I found out how to download the priest clothing and career track Zohreh mentioned (

In other news, I am wretchedly icky after a full two-hour workout (even I am impressed), and will now go to rectify that. Then for the sleep, o the lovely sleep. I think God did a really good job with that whole concept. I will carry this digressive conversation with myself away from the keyboard now.


Blogger Mimi said...

Congratulations on the weight loss

Tue Aug 08, 01:28:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Laura said...

I congratulate you also...and I'm glad you had fun prepping your friend's house.

Tue Aug 08, 01:57:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

How fun to be able to do something so sneaky!

I'm not so sure that your diet is good for you if you're tired all the time. Have you checked with your doctor? What good is weight loss if you don't feel good? I can remember one diet that my mom and I went on when I was about 12. (Heavens, what was I doing on a diet at that age....) It was an all fruit diet--all we ate was fruit. And remember that I started blacking out when I'd stand up from a sitting position. It took a few times but I finally decided that it wasn't a good thing for me. I don't even remember my mom saying anything!

Wed Aug 09, 11:33:00 AM CDT  

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