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Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm heading out for a walk this chilly morning. I will remember to take my weights with me.

Daily Stats:
Type: Walk/Jog
Route: Deadend and back

Time: Not sure
Average heart rate: need battery for my HRM

Max heart rate:
need battery for my HRM
Down 1.4 from last Monday

I cut today short because about 3 feet into my run, I fell. I'm not even sure what happened. I could feel myself slipping, but just couldn't get a grip on staying vertical. I also forgot to take my weights with me. Sheeesh. I was so focused on trying to find a hrm watch that worked. Every single one has a dead battery and I can't find my teeny screwdriver.

I am on the homestretch with the stockings. I have 2 to knit yet, and then about a dozen to sew up, steam, and package. I would like to get that all finished up tonight because I am sensing that there will be a spate of last minute orders. There always are. :)

According to Flylady, this week we are in the Kitchen zone. Good thing, that's where I need to focus this week. I have such limited time, but a focused 15 minute session accomplishes wonders for me. I actually started in the kitchen on Saturday. The freezer in our fridge has died and we will be getting a new one, but in the mean time, this one is staying put because Harold is in the field right now. I seriously decluttered some scary looking stuff yesterday. Today I am working on the right hand side of the top shelf, and the full shelf underneath.

Word of the day:
Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church


Lk 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
but woe to the one through whom they occur.
It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
and he be thrown into the sea
than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
Be on your guard!
If your brother sins, rebuke him;
and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he wrongs you seven times in one day
and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’
you should forgive him.”

And the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
God, from the very beginning, gave us the freedom to choose. But for choice to exist, there must be something to choose between. It is one thing to love God - but quite another to choose to love God - because love without choice is not truly love. God does not enslave us by making us automatons who have no choice but to do his will. That is not blessing. That is slavery. But with freedom comes responsibility. We do not live in a vacuum. Our actions have consequences - for ourselves and for others. When we sin, it grieves God, but when we cause others to sin, the grief is intensified. God does not expect perfection because we cannot be perfect this side of heaven. But he did send us Perfection so that, even though we sin, on the other side of repentance are the loving arms of Jesus.

God bless the troops!


Country*Road*Primitives said...

Wow, you go girl! I am not a runner. I wish I was... I have a stepper, that I just complained about on my blog and a nice treadmill. Does working in my yard count? hehehe! xox

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

You would have been very impressed when I hit the ground. LOL! I love my treadmill but in decent weather, its outside for me.
Absolutely working in your yard counts!