Bible Bliss's Journal, 16 June 2012

Suddenly Saturday:)

"Meditation is a time of quiet, when the mind is freed from its attachment to the hysterical ravings of a world gone mad. It is a silence in which the spirit of God can enter us and work his divine alchemy upon us." ~Marianne Williamson

Love this early time of day when the body is relaxed and empty, mindful and awakening with very hot coffee.;-) Can hear the rain trickling off the gutters and the distant bus rumbling up the hill.

Everything feels so extraordinary. This is an older residential area of my childhood, my parents' house now vacant before Mom puts it on the market, among amazingly well kept homes with very large gardens. Hers needs weeding and tending badly which I will relish doing as soon as work breaks for the summer...and the rains let up, whichever comes first. Good ol Vancouver has had record rainfall this June, with temps lower than the last four decades. Really not minding having some extra time to plow through the paperwork and get the body in shape lol. Morning runs outside will be magical when the sun comes...

Will get to the gym first thing. Then have three sets of class assignments to mark and grades to enter into the computer. Will space that out, 2-3 hours at a time, at various locales and tabletops lol. Will enjoy peeking at journals on my breaks.:)

Later tonight might go to evening mass rather than morning mass tomorrow. The difficulty is my ex would be there...not sure I'm ready for that but guess I can try. They are my community and I miss them. Feels special worshiping God joined with the words and hands of long-time friends, but seeing ex is so weird. Let's see what happens...

Hope all my buddies have a super, healthy day. Peace;-)

Diet Calendar Entries for 16 June 2012:
1336 kcal Fat: 27.01g | Prot: 77.53g | Carb: 209.38g.   Breakfast: banana, skim milk, coffee, Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Quaker. Lunch: personal pizza Jenny Craig, Starbucks nonfat cafe latte, tall. Dinner: Chicken Fettucine, acorn squash, olive oil. Snacks/Other: Cinnamon Bar Jenny Craig, Starbucks caffe latte, nonfat, tall. more...
1630 kcal Activities & Exercise: Exercise machine (fast) - 25 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 35 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Jenny Craig  


I love the early morning when no one else is stirring...just me and the furbabies! They love it as well. Coffee brewing, birds singing, the wind in the trees, but it is hot! We could use some of your is really dry here. I will have to water again today. Did the weeding and trimming yesterday. Glad that you are going to try going to mass tonight. We all need our spiritual family for support, and if the ex is there, well, surely it won't be a problem. I know that must be so difficult for you. Hope the sun shines for you soon. Enjoy your tabletop hopping! :) HUGS, my sweet friend! 
16 Jun 12 by member: ctlss
Hope Mister continues to eat better today Stef. Would be nice to trade weather systems!! Really enjoyed your slideshow of your critters yesterday, also thought your place looked lovely. Keep up the great work!! HUGS back:))) 
16 Jun 12 by member: Bible Bliss
Great idea going to mass tonight. I didn't realize you still went to the same church.I agree that worshiping among friends in a familiar place is the best. It's where we can be close to God. I am having a hard time finding a church that makes me feel that way. We have been getting our share of rain down here too. This is the rainy season here and they tell me it lasts until November. Luckily it just afternoon (usually thunderstorms, with lightening like I have never before seen) then it clears up and is nice again. Temps are pretty high here but I don't mind because the lanai is awesome. I hope you get all your work done and get to the gym. Maria I am sending you a pm. 
16 Jun 12 by member: chattycathy1955
Got your pm Cathy and have replied. Wish you the best and forgot to sign off with "Much love."!! Searching can be a process, but God will lead you to Him and you will know it INSTANTLY in your heart where you belong. Soo excited for you.:)) Stef: The fear of suffering can be worse than the suffering, an enormous obstacle in itself lol. Will try to be brave.;-) Enjoy that sunshine!! 
16 Jun 12 by member: Bible Bliss
Maria ....I can understand some of your feelings about seeing your ex at mass. I just returned from work where I spent some time with an "ex-staff" member who I fired on Wednesday evening. We were there together so he could return some computer files that he accidentally downloaded upon his leaving. I care about this guy and his family a lot. The dismissal was appropriate, but that didn't make it any easier. Our relationship is different now. We live in a new brokenness. It's hard to say where this brokenness will take us. This break is very different then your own. But grief is grief. Waking in the middle of the night "thinking" is my new reality. Hopefully by the grace of God enough healing will occur that my soul can sleep through the night. I love the idea that you are going to mass tonight. God understands grief, people not so much. I know that I need "community" where people take me as I am. I believe that was always what Christ intended, "where two ot three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them". It's my hope that you experience God's embrace as you worship. I will a light a candle thinking of you this night. 
16 Jun 12 by member: glen


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