Tuesday, September 02, 2008

fragile


life has been busier in my little world ... we have had some company - folks we haven't seen for a long time ... old friends from leo's healthier days ... and even from my high school years ... it was so much fun to touch base ... i so enjoyed cooking and baking for friends ...

we used to have quite a bit of company ... i miss that ...

but mostly i have been in a "non-mood" lately ... quite lethargic and lacking in motivation to do much of anything ... i have been reading good books - as always ... but i haven't had the concentration to pray as i did earlier in the summer ... life seems more fragile ... so there should be more urgency to pray - yet i'm in a cocoon ... or fog ... ? ... do you ever get like that? ...

for those of my blog buds who have asked me how i am ... i really am "fine" ... just trying to shake the "nothings" ... and claim God's promises to lift the fog ...

19 comments:

Mari said...

I think we all have those foggy lethargic times. Are you going to go back to the library this fall? I think when I have more to do, I have less foggy days, because I have to organize my time. Maybe that's the case with you too. I'll pray for sunshine to take away your fog!

Catherine said...

I do get like that. I know exactly what you're talking about. It's like nothing's really wrong, you're not sad, you're not upset, but you just don't have the energy or the desire to do much of anything. You just need to let yourself recharge.

**hugs**

Mrs. Mac said...

When company leaves our home it takes me a good day or two just lounging on the couch to 'rest up' from extra activities and cooking and cleaning ... foggy can be a way to regroup your mind ... think positive ;)

Cathy said...

I'm glad you had some company and enjoyed a good time. Praying for you, sweet Saija and Leo ~

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I know of that funny, foggy feeling.
After Serina left for college, I felt quite numb.
There is a time for everything.
Also for being tired and worn.
Even Jesus went aside to rest for a while.
He is not a bad rolemodel, or what?
Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;

Autumn may bring much good.
Ease and calm to a busy, but fragile heart.
From Felisol

Pat said...

Sometimes fog is a good thing. Of course feeling constantly foggy would not be good, but just resting in the quiet and not even filling your mind is beneficial. I find my body and mind really needs to shut down from time to time. Like you said, I'm not sick, I just have a case of the 'nothings'. I think when that crisp Fall air arrives and the leaves start turning we'll all feel rejuvinated. Summer is a lot of work!

Amrita said...

I do have times like that Saija.The bestthing is to take it easy.

Thank you for the post card. I have a picture of you on my blog.

Your flowery lane is very nice.

Sita said...

Saija,
As someone who struggles with non-medicated depression, I fight the 'fog' frequently, especially in the winter months. I've just come through what I call a period of 'disconnect' and now feeling life where I had not felt it for a long while. I know it is the power of prayer. Thank you for praying for me recently.
We would not cherish the connection of intimacy so dearly if we did not kow the disconnection of the fog. May you rest on the facts of His character and love for you now.
Love, Sita

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Well finally..I just found out that is the way that I feel too. I wondered why I was feeling so dull and not the best lately. So many decisions and well life just gets in the way and messes things up sometimes, doesn't it? We are sitting here wondering if we are going to have a hurricane or are we not going to have a hurricane..just more little things to make me even more in whatever mood I am in??? smile!!

daisymarie said...

The other day I almost wished it was more peaceful around the house so that I could read, but that would mean Asher would be gone...and I think I'll just wait to read later.

Fred said...

Company from special friends can be so uplifting. Hope you're doing even better today.

Debra said...

When you asked "Do you ever get like that?" I said, "Ha! Lots of times!" I'm learning to deal with it better, but oh my... it's been a hang-up of mine for years so I know that feeling only too well. Just keep doing the right thing even if you don't feel like it and you will walk your way out of the blahs--with God's help, of course!Hang in there... Blessings, Debra

Nancy said...

Oh, yes I call them black moods and for some reason we all seem to have them from time to time. That's when our family and friends need to pitch in a pray for you because you can't pray effectively in these dry spells. It doesn't mean God isn't with you He is always there but we pull away, just keep praising God for who He is and for His son who died for us. You'll feel better soon...don't give the enemy a foot hold. (((Hugs and praying for you)))

byhisgracealone said...

I know the feeling...

sending hugs

donna

Anonymous said...

Oh yes...one reason we so need the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) to pray FOR us...

I am in the same boat dearie...if it helps any, at least you are not alone. I think some of this comes from all that is going on in the world these days, in every way.

Blessings and may you be given ALL you need!!
Elizabeth

Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Saija...I was really interested in your comment about "The Shack"...some people have said it made them love God more, but as you said there's been some controversy. Tim Challies (challies.com) wrote a very sobering review. I probably won't read it, but I'm glad it blessed you!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I always enjoy seeing your name pop up there!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Saija, Life has its ups and downs emotionally thats for sure. But it will 'come to pass' as a dear friend used to remind me. (hard to believe when we're 'down' though)Life is constantly changing...as do emotions. Emotions don't mean much in themselves though. Its wonderful to 'feel' great but the facts are still that God's love and grace are just as deep and abiding for us, in us, no matter what the emotional forecast. I love this verse...' this is the part that is soooo comforting to me....with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth....James 1:17b,18a. Watch it get overcast here and down my moods will go! Sunshine is a great vitamen for me. And, taking time to read and loaf a while. Maybe watch my favorite movie..which is an Australian production of 'The Yearling'. How I love that movie!!! Of course the Aus. format is different from our American tv set-up, so I can only watch it on a portable 7" dvd player. Who cares though! I'll enjoy it again that way, I have before. Wish we could get together for a tea party, wouldn't that be fun..=) Offering up a prayer for you...and sending hugs. love, Maggie

Jammie J. said...

What you described... the reading of books, "lethargic"... but fine, I call those my "taking things in" time. I don't feel like creating, I just feel like observing. Especially when I get in a book mood.

I just figure those taking things in time feeds my soul, is kind of like a latent fuel. It'll be ready to go when I get full again, so to speak. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Yes, we've all been "there" and it is not a comfortable place. This too shall pass. Thanks for being real and transparent :o)
Susan