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Archive for February, 2008

Doing Better

Well, the eyedrops I got yesterday are helping quite a bit. My eyes are not perfect, but they are much better than before. I didn’t wake up with the burning sensation as I did yesterday. There is still some irritation there, but it is now tolerable. Now my foot still is the same as it has been for sometime. I think with the weather patterns we have it will stay this way for sometime, until things settle out. I hope that will be soon.

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Eye Infection

My left foot still hurts. A couple days ago, my left eye was irritated. That, of course, is better (but not perfect); yesterday and this morning, my right eye is more than a little irritated, it has an eye infection with the burning sensation associated with them. It is more than a little irritating, especially since I have to clear off the eye every so often.

But at least I finally got my copy of The Lamb of God by Sergius Bulgakov. I’ve waited for it for sometime (I put it on pre-order last summer!).

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Last night, for several hours, I was constantly coming in and out of sleep. When I would wake up, I noticed I felt a bit sick in my stomach. Eventually I was able to get back to sleep and stay asleep for about four hours, but once I woke up this morning, the stomach is still feeling not too good.

I think it might be something I ate. I expect it is. But I can’t be sure (if it were, my guess is it was the cottage cheese I had with supper).

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My left foot has been hurting for awhile now. Well, at least the ankle. It is more of a minor pain than anything else, and feels like a sprain. I didn’t do anything that I know of which would have caused it. I don’t see any swelling on it.

I wonder if what happened to it back in 2001, when I fell, has never fully healed, and now the pain might be some sort of arthritic reaction to that. I don’t know. I don’t know if that is possible. But it is the only thing which I can think of right now. Nothing else makes any sense.

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Well, The Oscars Are Over

Of course, I didn’t watch the Oscars. I find the show to be silly. While it sometimes is nice to hear movies you like getting awards, I ultimately find even that to be beside the point. It seems to make society believe that being an entertainer is the most important profession one can have.

Sure, I enjoy movies. That’s about it. We shouldn’t idealize those who make them. But since we have, we will get what we deserve.  

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As the Great Fast continues, we are reminded today what comes at the end — the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ. As followers of Christ, we are to take up our cross and follow him; we are to go forward in the Christ, in the light of the cross, to do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Troparion

O Lord, save Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians, over their adversaries. And by virtue of Your Cross Preserve Your habitation!

Kontakion

Now the flaming sword no longer guards the gates of Eden; it has mysteriously been quenched by the wood of the Cross! The sting of death and the victory of hell have been vanquished; for You, O my Savior, have come and cried to those in hell: “Enter again into paradise.”

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I got out a bit later than normal to go to liturgy today. I can’t believe how bad the traffic was. On my way to church, I was caught between people going 1/2 the speed limit in front of me, and people tailgating me from behind. On the way back, I just had the tailgaters. It was the worst it had been for quite some time.

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Another Early Morning

I was beginning to be able to sleep in; it is something I am pushing for, to overcome my natural tendency to wake up extremely early in the morning.

The past couple days, this has not happened. Last night, I couldn’t get to sleep; this morning I woke up early. I probably had five hours of sleep. I hope I will get some rest today without interfering in the work I want to do; I also hope I won’t be too tired to get that same work done. Sometimes, days like today, I feel a rush of adrenalin and get more done than expected; we will see. But I still want to be able to sleep in.

Hopefully tomorrow.

This morning, it is back to cleaning my apartment, and this afternoon, I hope to get some more fictional writing done. We shall see if the second happens.

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