Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday Morning

I am writing this on Friday night.  Have just returned from a shopping excursion with my daughter and oldest granddaughter.  She loves shopping so much, it is such a joy to go to the mall (one of my least favorite places on earth) with her.  

I have been shopping for new eyeglasses all week.  I have been everywhere.  I finally stopped at a high end shop this evening and ordered myself some glasses - that cost enough to feed a family of five for a month.  Oh well.  I like the way they look and they are high quality and I have to wear the things every single day of my life....

And in this way I can rationalize why I will love living in the poor house when I retire.  Right?

So on this Saturday, I will start my second year of biblical school with a half day retreat.  I am looking forward to this.  And I am writing this on Friday night because I discovered it is one of my favorite people's AA birthday tomorrow, so I must be at the 6:30 meeting.  And be ready to leave from there and get to the retreat.  So I will not have time to post in the morning.

(I attended a very fine Jesuit university, and I can almost visualize all the red marks over what I have written thus far- starting sentences with "so" and "and" and writing fragments instead of sentences, oh well, it is late in the evening.)

If I ever wonder again why it is that I post in the morning instead of the evening, let this post be a reminder of the way my brain degrades throughout the day.  Let's stay sober today everyone, OK?

11 comments:

Mary LA said...

Isn't it funny how when we are tired that nitpicking inner proofreader comes to the fore? Enjoy the snazzy specs M-C!

Love

Mary

Syd said...

Have a good weekend and a nice time at the meeting. I'm off to the boat.

dAAve said...

Please don't retreat too far on Saturday.

Lou said...

I'm curious, is that biblical school for a divinity degree? I think you had mentioned that before. Regardless, your time spent in meditation is inspiring. One of your posts actually made me stop & be present this week. Not easy for me!

Scott W said...

I love eye wear. Can we have pics?

Pam said...

I wish I was attending biblical school with you. Think of all the trouble we could get into.

Disturbed Stranger said...

Distraction is good.
It takes your mind of cravings.
Enjoy your weekend.

AlkySeltzer said...

Maybe you ordered the 'varilux' (?) lenses? They are WONDERFUL for seeing everything, almost for seeing too much--for me, that is!

But now for me it's time for cataract surgery (Sept.) and they say I'll probably not need glasses again, new lenses which get implanted, etc.

MC you're gonna give me a complex about editing! AND that's all I'll say about that...maybe. (this sentence began with 'And', didja notice?

Your photo is almost as I had pictured you. Anna had you in her mind, with long black hair. Thank you for that. Now, I know 'to whom' (Jebbie school, remember?) I'm writing.

Trailboss said...

I can relate to that as well. I am glad I can post from work. Once I wake up and have a little breakfast I am usually ready to post. But sometimes that bothersome work gets in the way of my personal business. lol

Zane-nawwaa said...

Hi, MC, I'm back to posting. I post at night because I sleep late.
It's one of the perks of retirement. I get to set my own schedule.

Scott said...

I hope you're enjoying the retreat this weekend... I am curious to learn more about your classes, sounds interesting.