Spent about a week feeling way, way worse. As in: Light-headed verging on headache-y if a sat upright. At all. So I watched movies, because writing flat on your back is not so fun. Interestingly (disturbingly?) the one thing I didn’t do was pray any better. But SuperHusband & I did do some contingency pre-planning, and discuss funeral music, because, well, we’re picky about music. Last night I pointed him to the Dies Irae, and he was alarmed no one had ever played it in church before. Makes you feel cheated. I’ve never heard it myself, I just look at in the hymnal and know that I love it.
So whichever one of us dies first, the other one gets to hear good funeral music live, and the early-departer gets the remote version. (Or, if we’re bad . . . let’s not think about that. I know there’s suffering in purgatory, but our Lord wouldn’t stoop so low as to open The Gather and . . . we’re not talking about that now. I’m going with those lines about pleading for mercy.)
So my kids have this weird notion that the way one faces serious illness is to give your spouse dating advice and watch movies all day.
And then I started feeling better again. I won’t say I feel *normal* sitting upright, but at least I feel normal enough that I keep doing it, because: More interesting.
And definitely not feeling all funeral-planny this week, so that’s good.
Follow-up appt with cardiologist next week, in which we figure out where I should go next.
I started back writing stuff, and if you don’t subscribe to the blorg, you can periodically check the archives and click on the interesting stuff. I’m trying to use titles that more or less tell you what the post is about. Here you go, I think this is all the interesting bits since last I posted here:
- March 28, 2014 Students Angry at Catholic School for Teaching Catholic Faith – UPDATED News item out of Charlotte, NC, w/ prayer request for you to pray for Bishop Jugis, and also I rant a little.
- March 28, 2014 Do the Ends Justify the Means? Blog catechism class, because some of my readers were unclear on how double-effect and don’t-do-evil-that-good-may-come-of-it work. Also, now my all time favorite intro to theology book can be purchased on Amazon — that is, there were six copies, used, when earlier I wrote. They might all be sold now.
- March 27, 2014 How Can the Spirtually Flabby Be Helped? Link to my New Evangelizers column. I was irritated by the people who say, “Lent is So Easy! Quit Whining!”, so I wrote about how they could quite whining about the whiners (me), and make themselves useful around their parish.
- March 27, 2014 How’s that Religious Freedom Thing Working Out These Days? The Constitution. I’m partial to it. Blame my upbringing. Interesting weird arguments going on in the combox. Someone brought Rastafarians into it, as people will.
- March 26, 2014 What Makes a Catholic Book Catholic? Link to my column at the CWG. Because the day before I said I really really liked Funeral Kings (movie), and I do like it, and you should be briefly scandalized by that that assertion, but I have reasons. But no, it’s not Catholic — at least, not the kind of Catholic that gets a CWG Seal of Approval.
- March 25, 2014 St. Dismas Day, and a Movie to go with: Funeral Kings More f-bombs in that movie than I think I have ever heard anywhere anytime, and that’s saying something. And yet weirdly, it’s a good movie, in it’s way.
- March 23, 2014 On Evangelization: Even People Like You are Missionary Material Reprint from a few years ago, column from Amazing Catechists that coincided with the day’s Gospel, which was the Samaritan woman at the well. You may remember it’s the one where we see how she evangelized despite herself.
- March 21, 2014 Radio Silence = Please Pray See. I was sick. Sick-Er. Proof.
That’s all I know. Some real life friends and I were thinking we ought to pick a reputable
Servant of God (a “venerable” ) who’s angling for a promotion to be our next invoked-saint. Any suggestions? Favorites?
psst . . . Jen . . . quit mixin’ up your holy-people terms. “Servant of God” is the step before “Venerable.” See more here, Thank You, Wikipedia!