Monday, August 2, 2010

The shape of things to come

I had a wonderful, picture perfect weekend: productive, insightful and lovely. I spent QT with friends and my husband, drank delicious deep red wine, went to see Inception (now I need to see it again) and placed the finishing touches on our upstairs bathroom after 2 years of on-again off-again work {which is another story for another day}.

Today, however, feels like my body was recently thrown into a meat grinder. This is partly because I ran 5 miles in 30 minutes last night whilst trying not to be killed by teenage boys drag racing and partly because I'm consumed with stress. I'm not good with stress, which is why I weigh 5 pounds less this week than I did last week. Gulp.

When I have a lot of things on my mind, it's hard for me to form a coherent sentence or to think of a funny story to tell you. It's like the creative part of my brain is being completely blocked by the "OMG I think we're gonna die I'msoscaredIdon'tknowwhattodo" portion of my brain. I wish I had control over the crazy, incoherent part but I don't. So, I just go with it and know that I'll have my appetite for things other than Red Bull back by Wednesday.

More than anything, times like this remind me just how precious dear friends are, like the friend who sent me this today:

When Others Disappoint You

Beware of placing too much expectation on others. Realize that people will let you down from time to time, but do not let that impact your faith. Trust God to work even through these disappointments.

1 comment:

jensays (what would jen do) said...

I am super impressed you ran 5 miles in 30 min. in 30 minutes i can maybe go 2.

perhaps a nice hot bath and a glass of red while you are in there will help you feel better. at least temporarily.


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