Fr. Steve’s updates

While the foot pain from my nerves is ongoing and bothersome, the hardest part of this stage of recovery is the lethargy, tiredness and lack of drive.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

While the foot pain from my nerves is ongoing and bothersome, the hardest part of this stage of recovery is the lethargy, tiredness and lack of drive. The weekend does bring more time for rest, but I feel worn out from sleeping large chunks of the day away.

Projects I would like to get to are started and left hanging as I lose energy, focus and staying power. What I think will only take a few minutes turns into a much longer production. I did at least catch up with some reading and long overdue letters.

Except for the museum – where we do have a good number of visitors – campus is eerily quiet for the long holiday weekend.

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6 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Fr. Steve,
    Enjoy the quiet. There will be much time for greater excitement. This summer will come to an end soon enough.The kids will return and the cycle will satrt again!
    I remember telling sandy that I could see all the things that needed done…and that I just couldn’t get up the energy to start most of them. The good news is that after I got better I really seem to find an abundance of energy and have accomplished so much more this year. Hopefully the same will occur for your recovery.
    Thank you for continuing to blog..It really is nice to stay connected. I would encourage you to think about using as a means of staying in touch long term.
    Be assured of our continued prayerful support! God bless, Joe

  2. Fr. Steve, You need to rest as much as you can so you can get stronger. Don’t over do it. You’ll have plenty of time to catch up on things. It sounds like you are doing good. God Bless, your friends Angie & Kenny

  3. OH..YES..Thanks for the blogs..They are the first thing we look for when we start the computer…and everyone asks..”How is Father Steve today..”…None of us even KNOW you…but you are “Father Wonderful” around here. How do they know…?.well..it’s like this. We told them you are the new Captain of the Starship Enterprise..
    Prayers..Always..
    Mia and Bob

  4. I seem to repeat what you read already but it is worth repeating: listen to your body!
    There is time and to spare to catch up on your backlog.

    continued good wishes from Carolina, fr Steve!

    Paula

  5. Dear Father Steve,
    Just a little note to tell you that we are praying for you every night.
    We will be coming your way around Sept. 4 or 5 on our way to Yellowstone National Park. Thinking of stopping off and saying Hi. Hope by then you will be a little stronger and want some company for a little while, nothing strenuous.
    All our prayers,
    Sandee & Owen Barnett

    1. Thank you! I should be around campus that weekend, so as your visit draws nearer, please let me know your schedule. I always enjoy spending time with friends!

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