personal: August 2006 Archives

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Sorry about the missing posts on the Novena.

I'm home alone for a few days - this is orientation week for the youngest child at her west coast college. Her dad gets to take her to get those last minute dorm room 'essentials'. I'm here trying to make good use of my time by getting more and more stuff organized for the big move. And I'm also trying to deal with the guilt produced by my patients telling me that I can't possibly leave them now!

A few weeks ago, I did a new prenatal visit on a women in her early 40s who was delighted and surprised to be pregnant. She has a new grandchild who I assisted into the world nine months ago, and now I am not going to be there for this baby. And there is a mom for whom I have cared in 4 pregnancies who is more than halfway through her current pregnancy. It is tough. I am leaving my current practice on good terms, they really don't want me to leave, and now that I have less than two weeks left the reality is hitting me hard.

All I can say is that God is in control and I just have to hang on and keep pedalling.

god willing and the crik stays put

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Pictures of the house we have under a purchase contract
pray that our house in NH sells soon!

Obviously, this isn't our furniture. And I don't have all the pix I wish that I had remembered to take!

Life right now is really hectic. Half our stuff is packed and in the garage - and my daughter keeps muttering about the stuff I've packed that she really wants to use right now. Like the Kitchen-Aid mixer, the bread machine, the pretty chips and dip set. I did not anticipate doing any kind of entertaining in the days leading up to the move, so I packed all that stuff early. Oh well. We still have plates and bowls and that will have to do.
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a sometime gift

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Insomnia is under rated, maybe because in the long run lack of sleep can do so many nasty things to the human body and psyche. But every once in a while, the inability to sleep can be a gift of time that one would otherwise not have.

Many are the mornings when I awake earlier than I need, but instead of accepting the gift of time and doing something with it, I will instead lay in bed, afraid to go back to sleep lest I drift off and miss the alarm and hence be late for all my quotidian activities.

Tell me, do you ever have those times? When I had young children it was usually they who awoke my from my fitful sleep. But with teen and adult children, the restless sleep is usually at the other end of the night.

I have oft envied (yes, I know that envy is a sin) the talent for sleep that I have seen in so many men. Sit them in a rocking chair, or on the couch, or in a recliner, and they will nap peacefully, with an occasional snore escaping. Me, I can only sleep when horizontal (unless heavily drugged or horribly sleep deprived - say awake for greater than 48 hours). No doubt, that inability to sleep upright saved me from some serious trouble the 10 years I worked the 12 hour night shift. But on an airplane or waiting idle in various places, I have wished that sleep was not so elusive.

But here I am. Awake a few minutes before I really must be. This morning we are meeting with our realtor in our new town, in the mid Midwest, to make an offer on a house that God willing, may become our new home.

One of my soon to be colleagues said it well to me in a recent email. "Move is a 4-letter word".

By the way, if you haven't been over there recently, you really should read what Bill Luse has posted over the last week. I am so behind in keeping up with my friends lately that only today did I check out his blog, the first time in a week or so - and once again he has some wonderful content and commentary.

John and I have been talking about our itinerary for our eventual move. We are going to try to arrange it to meet at least a couple of bloggers along the way. Anyone near I-90 between NY and IL who would like to try to connect, drop me a comment or send me an email. We'll be on a tight schedule because we are hauling 3 cats with us, but still it would be nice to be able to put faces to names. We're thinking of trying to hit the Shrine of the North American Martyrs along the first step of the trip.

on the road again

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hi folks, on the road from our soon to be new city of residence. here on a house hunting trip.
St. Joseph, pray for us.

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