There was our trip to Lima a week and a half ago, always fun but resulting in some piling up of undone work. Because of it, I missed my lay-around-and-do-nothing-but-recover Monday. Then there was my birthday (last Tuesday), which ended up being a long day of cooking. Thursday was Sierra's nutty going-away party. Friday was crying about Sierra leaving and then the South America Mission Summer Team arriving. The weekend was a blur of Summer Team stuff (particularly for Tim- heading up meals and preparing for them to paint) and Alpha Retreat. Since the weekend, Tim has spent the week finishing the painting work. With the Summer Team here, I missed my Monday again. I think because of that, the "normal" week I'm having feels absolutely not normal. We've been physically and emotionally exhausted, and I've been feeling sick over the last two days. When I think about the work I need to do between this moment and my next Monday, I think I might faint. And yet it's important stuff. I don't want to let go.
What's the answer? Maybe my body is telling me. I'm not sure. At least if you're actually sick, you have to take a "sick day" no matter what's on your schedule. Perhaps you should pray I get sicker (just kidding!!). Anyway, if you pray, pray for us.