I Can Finally Breathe, Sort Of…

I can finally think straight.
The week didn’t start off so well for me.
Early Monday morning, I found myself hunched over the toilet bowl, seeing and smelling the things I had consumed on Sunday. It wasn’t a pretty sight. Nor smell.

Food poisoning? The stomach flu? I have no idea.
I spent most of Monday in bed. Sleeping. Sweating. Trying to not die. Hoping I cancelled all the meetings I had scheduled for that day and not leave anyone hanging.

On Tuesday, I woke up feeling better. Figured, I’ll head out to the two meetings I had that day and then go vote.
I think that was a mistake. I should’ve stayed home.
After the meeting, I felt taxed and tired. Thankfully, there were no lines at the polling center, so voting took about 10 minutes.

I tried to stay up to see both the concession speech and the victory speech, but couldn’t hang on.

This morning, for the first time this week, I woke up with the ability to think. And breathe. I’m still sore. I have no idea why. And I don’t know how I’ll progress throughout the day. But the day started out well.

First, I got up really early. On my own.
Got a little reading done (the new Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne book) while listening to a bit of Avett Brothers.

I think I need to take it slow today, and the rest of the week.

My wife’s been on me the past few days about the pace I’ve set for myself.
I didn’t know I set a pace, let alone being a fast one. But she has insights that I can’t see. I’m too involved in my world to notice things like that. But I know from past experiences, I’ve always felt like I was in a race with someone or something. Funny enough, I remember thinking recently that I wasn’t moving fast enough.

But this is one of those times where I know that I need to listen to my wife.
Hopefully, by tomorrow, I’ll be back to normal. Eating again. Laughing again.

I also felt like I should say something about the election. But I don’t have anything worth saying, so I’m just going to borrow from Mr. Jon Acuff‘s post from today:

It’s Wednesday and the Presidential Election in America is over.
My friend Lisa in Oregon just reminded me, though, that there’s a law that says all Christian bloggers have to write one of the following two posts the day after an election:

1. If your candidate lost, you have to write:
God is sovereign and will provide. He is still in control. Everything is going to be all right.

2. If your candidate won, you have to write:
God is good and has provided. He is still in control. Everything is going to be all right.

Since both those things are true about God, and Wednesday will be a pretty busy day, I thought I would get my mandatory Christian blogger post-election entry out of the way.

God is sovereign. God is good. He will provide, and He has provided. Everything is going to be all right.

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