Well, Princess did end up having to go to the hospital. When asthma, a cold/flu and a girl with a pacemaker are combined are combined things just don't go well. After some oxygen, two breathing treatments and an IV she came home. She still does not have a voice though. No sore throat...just no voice. Poor thing.
So no errands have been run, we have not been to church and lets just say the house has not been touched since the house blessing. I am keeping up on laundry-gotta get that done no matter what! (Who would want to visit anyway...seems like we should have been quarantined with all the hacking and sickie stuff 'round here!)
Hubby is feeling much better and seems to be over the hump with this illness. Thankfully, I never really had it bad enough to be confined to bed...though I was 'confined' to the WC for a while...
Everyday Saints and Other Stories.
I am amazed and awed by holy people. Yes, I know that there are better, more sophisticated words that I should use, but 'amazed' and 'awed' both work here. I am also really bad at remembering or re-quoting things that I have heard in the past...real bad memory...but I heard once that holy monastics and their prayers keep the world from imploding....I believe it.
"Everything you do, all your work, can contribute towards your salvation. It depends on you, on the way you do it. History is replete with monks who became great saints while working in the kitchen or washing sheets. The way of salvation consists in working without passion, in prayer…. May God give you the strength to keep your spirit, your mind, and your heart in the spirit of Christ. Then everything that happens to you can very quickly be radically transformed. What was tiresome and discouraging will disappear, transfigured by your desire to be there where Christ your God is." Elder Sophrony