Friday, May 30, 2008

I'm Here

I just haven't felt like blogging lately. I'm fine, but have been feeling a bit like a turtle who wants to hide in her shell for a little while.

I realized recently that I had been white-knuckling my way through life for several months and was feeling very depressed. So, for a couple of weeks I took some down time. With the blessing of my General Presbyter and the personnel committee, I only preached and went to essential meetings.

It was a good thing. I made a list of things that I needed to do for myself that I had been putting off. I replaced the mask for my c-pap machine (for sleep apnea) that broke probably 4 months ago. I visited my doctor who did some blood work- all fine. Spent time with my family. I slept.

I am feeling much better and have dozens of blog posts that I'd like to write. Maybe I'll write a few of them.

I do want to share a few things for which I am thankful today...

  • our little, cozy home in a great neighborhood

  • that my husband and I are making more of an effort to spend time together- just us

  • the colleagues in my Presbytery who have wrapped me in loving care

  • my son's successful completion of first grade

  • belly laughs with my little girl

  • blogging buddies whose writing inspire, challenge and take me out of my life for awhile.

  • oh, and my new porch swing I got for Mother's Day!


Unknown said...

So glad you are taking good care of yourself, Iris. Hugs to you.

Towanda said...

Ditto to what songbird said...(((iris)))

Magdalene6127 said...

Glad to hear from you Iris! You are loved. Take the time you need.

Rev Kim said...

Glad that ou are taking care of yourself and finding things for which to be thankful.


revhipchick said...

yeah, hooray for taking care of yourself! (we just don't get enough cheers!)

i'm sorry you've been down but am glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself.

love the new porch swing!

revhipchick said...

tag--you're it! maybe a mindless post will help you out!
Two names you go by:

Two things you are wearing right now:

Two of your favorite things:

Two things you want very badly at the moment:

Two favorite pets you have or had

Two people you hope will fill this out

Two things you did last night:

Two things you ate last night:

Two people you last talked to:

Two things you are doing tomorrow:

2 farthest trips taken in the last 5 years:

Two favorite holidays:

Two favorite beverages:

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

Ah, dear Iris, just catching up with blogs and want to say you are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm glad you are having some down time. I am too, sort of. I love the swing!

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