Quite a day here.
Wife is doing a little bit better today. Not great but better. Got a delivery yesterday of some sort of stuff to flush out the sinuses. The docs we saw Friday and last week recommended it -- seems to help. Looks as if there was no sinus cavity-to-cavity air transfer going on, either caused by or causing a "rock" of dried mucus up there, which may in turn have played a part in the inflammation she's been chronically suffering and certainly in the last few weeks. Out of the thing came a "rock" of dried mucus and blood, downright black which might indicate it dates back to winter and the soot that emanates from the gas fireplace which is our one and only source of heat here in the hovel. Flushing that stuff out seems to have made a near immediate improvement at least of that issue. Doesn't help with all the other stuff, but we'll take relief as it comes.
Got a call just a bit ago from her nephew's wife announcing some sort of get-together at their place in a few hours. I guess we'll go, this is the sort of thing wife had longed for during our many years out of the area. I'll be quiet and sit in the corner as they rehash old family squabbles, talk nasty about anyone who is not in earshot, and holler at kids. Wife's mom was, if anything, a loud and determined atheist who raised her kids the same way, and wife's sister, the mother of that bunch, added to that. Wife was rescued from that, but it's as tough a mission field as Afghanistan. So we'll go.
I was again the Bible study leader at the church this morning. It appears that role is mine so long as everyone is happy, me included. I enjoy it actually, and it does take a load off the pastor who is having to do about everything as it is. I did dodge the task -- at least today -- of leading the singing. Low-range bass voices like mine are hardly ever called upon to sing the melody or the lead. But, again, someone has to. Fortunately, the "regular" person, the pastor's son in fact, suddenly did not have to work. The person who normally filled in for him decided he wants to attend the church of his earlier years, even though it's an extra 20 mile drive (each way). Whatever.
So we shall see.
The reading from the Old Testament is Psalms 136, 137, and 138.
Great song to accompany Psalm 137 here
Our day's reading in the New Testament is chapter 9 of 1st Corinthians.
I Corinthians 9