I woke up at 5:00 and went over my speech. I have no idea how long it will go, because I can't stay focused on it long enough to get through it. With my unfocused mind, it takes 1-1/2 hours. Probably when I give it, it will take five minutes.
I'm feeling better this morning - no nausea! Take away the dross, and you'll have a finer vessel!
I'm enjoying reading the Bible through again. Instead of focusing on the primary meaning, I am looking at them as an individual. And' it is delightful when totally random readings tie together and something beautiful comes to mind.
Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and WITHOUT WALLS.
Zechariah 2:5 For I the Lord, will be unto her A WALL OF FIRE around about and will be the glory in the midst of her.
I got on line and checked emails and Facebook, but I couldn't get Skype to work.
I sat in the sun for awhile, but it's still a little chilly today. Penny and I visited awhile on our patio. Penny has not had to take any insulin since her second day here. She goes home on Friday. I did some laundry and took a shower. I am in my skinny jeans shorts. Now to stay there while I am traveling!
I started reading a biography of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Frances Winwar. There were a couple of interesting paragraphs in this book regarding doctors.
It described Dr. Sylvester Graham, one of the pioneers of the modern natural health movement and the inventor of the graham cracker, as a quack, an advocate of mud baths, and high priest of the temple of health.
On the next page it talks about the doctors that were summoned to help Elizabeth with her lung condition. "The doctors wrote out their prescriptions which made Mr. Barrett snort when he saw HOW LITTLE THEY HELPED HIS DAUGHTER." Eventually someone thought a change of air would help Elizabeth.
"The regimen of FRESH AIR, SUNSHINE, AND NOURISHING FOOD was supplemented by medical authority with OPIUM". "Obediently she took the prescribed doses although no one had anything illuminating to say about her illness OR ITS CAUSES."
There is none so blind as he who will not see.
Lunch today was watermelon and coconut. I even helped grind the coconut. It was very good.
I got a sweet card from my friend Theresa. She's a treasure. Also, sweet message from DIL Amy. Consultations at 2:00. John took Penny's picture to go on his blog. I feel like I need to get back to work, so tomorrow I will start doing domestics and resting whenever I get tired.
I ate supper in the kitchen with the others tonight. I had two mandarin oranges, a date, and a few pecans. We had interesting discussion about food tonight.
I leave for Melbourne on September 4th. It was good news to me when I figured out this afternoon that I am NOT leaving next Sunday. I need the extra recuperating time.
To health and happiness...
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