Saturday was another tough morning to get up, but I was able to head to St. Mary’s by 10:30 and get there by 11. There wasn’t much to do at first, but I helped load a few items for buyers. The real work began around 1 when it was time to start boxing things up, starting with the books. To me two people stood out, Sandi and Jim. They were indefatigable. I also met Dennis, Jerry and Cathy and Kate the gardener was there and very friendly. Mary was handling the food and I chatted with her a little. It was hard work getting everything outside for the Goodwill truck to pick up everything that was left. estimated that we made 810 but the real figure was over 2200 so it was pretty successful. I was exhausted when we finished around 4, putting away the tables and cleaning up. I did get a chance to go to confession before mass so I was able to go to communion. However Rob called and wanted to go for a walk so took some pain reliever and then went to McDonalds, got a southwest salad, and then headed off for a nice walk with Rob at 7. Rob thinks that once I get off the prednisone he will be able to take me off the Zoloft and that would be very good. I did pretty well considering how tired I was. I ended up visiting with the campers and had a fun time with them.
Sunday was a struggle getting up (I ended up taking 2 2.5 valiums and one Trazadone because I woke around 2:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep). However, around 8 I did get up and went out and used the trimmer around the house and I felt very good that I could accomplish that. I had to lie down but I ended up doing my knee, exercises, cleaning out the bathroom drawers and organizing more stuff. I also played some piano but I did rest a lot. I have been reading Bishop Robert Barron’s Vibrant Paradoxes and there are many insightful things in it. I also prayed quite a bit and read some more of the Gospel of John. I am at McDonalds doing my blog and I think I am going to start putting my research in separate sections.