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Day 266: "All Day Long"

I am rising bright and early to make it to Mass this morning. I have been foregoing weekday Mass, because I am just too tired in the morning. Plus, I have been working on my daily piano practice.  I enjoy Saturday Mass the most anyway. A small, very devout group gathers.  A female lay minister presides.  We all join hands in a circle for the Lord's prayer. And we hug for the passing of the peace. It never fails to revive my faith in God and humankind!

Then I will teach piano and have chamber music rehearsal. I'm having lunch with my mom and teaching her a lesson too. My father is recovering from his stroke well enough to allow her some freedom.  He's been going to physical therapy twice a week and getting rave reviews. I do believe in the power of exercise!  My mom and dad are also receiving Meals on Wheels deliveries at lunch everyday.  What a Godsend this organization is. I was a volunteer deliverer in my early twenties. The people I served were so appreciative of a healthy, hot meal.

My parents don't cook much at home. I don't think my mom likes doing dishes. (Apple doesn't fall far from the tree there) They usually had at least one meal at a restaurant each day and often would go out for coffee as well. I think it was also a social thing for them.  Probably where I get my fondness for restaurants. Especially little family-owned joints where the servers always remember you!

Anyway, I think the healthy meals and exercise plus my mother's strict care for him is really perking him up. He had been fading for the last few years. Becoming more of a hermit. We thought that was what he preferred. But he seems happier now with all the attention. If we could just get him to get rid of some of his things! Ah..but that will wait. I'm glad he is feeling better.

Anyway, today is a busy day. I won't have time for a trail walk. But I will stretch before work and between students. And when I walk to the bus stop, I will do so briskly!

I weighed in at 185 today. Holding firm! :)
Hymn of the day:
AL"" Day Long", Traditional Spiritual. IT his one resonates deeply with me.
1. All day long I've been with Jesus,
It has been a glorious day.
I've just moved up one step higher,
And I'm walking on the King's highway.
2. All day long I've talked with Jesus,
It has been a glorious day.
It has moved me one step higher
On my walk along the King's highway.
3. Won't you come and walk with Jesus?
It will be a glorious day.
You can leave your sin and sorrow,
You can walk upon the King's highway.
Source: Baptist Hymnal 1991 #463

I am seeking a church pianist job to fund my camper-van project.  Either that or I shall have to win the lotte

Happy Saturday! :)


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