This morning I'm going with my friend Cathy to San Francisco to participate in all of the Super Bowl hype. Cathy has connections to media passes, which will get us into pretty much anything we want. I'm excited for this adventure, especially because Carolina Panthers are in the Super Bowel.
We are going to do a little touring on Wednesday when we get there; Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, whatever we find time to see and do. We are going to go to concerts, attend parties and mix and mingle with athletes and stars. And of course we are going to get our 10,000 steps in each day!
I'm hoping and praying that I'm feeling better soon or Cathy is going to have to carry my bags. I wretched my lower back somehow Saturday morning and I've not been the same since. I even had to have Cathy come help me make my guest bed up yesterday, because I was in so much pain. I'm in pain mostly to sit, bend and lift. Even sitting down on the toilet hurts (I know TMI). I've applied ice, heat, gotten a massage, used a tense unit, taken ibuprofen and yesterday morning it was even worse, but last night it felt a little better. Come on healing...PS. This is a different pain than my ovarian cancer pain, thank goodness, because I'm done with that.
We could go to the Super Bowl itself, however because it is going to be on a Sunday we aren't going. I asked my Bishop yesterday about going yesterday before church. His response was, "listen to my talk today." The first thing he said in his talk was, "How much do you love the Lord?" He continued to talk about keeping the Sabbath Day holy. His conclusion was if you love the Lord, you will keep His day holy. My answer to my question of should I go to the Super Bowl? No I love the Lord so much that I want to keep His day holy.
Sunday's have always been my favorite day and the day that I recharge to get through another week. When I was once trying to decide on taking a job where I had to work every other Sunday, I had someone ask me where I usually got answers to my prayers. My reply was in church. I am fortunate to not have to work many Sunday's given there are many who actually like to work Sundays. When I lived in Charlotte I use to work every other Friday and Saturday nights so that I could attend church after my shift Sunday morning. And of course I love that I play the piano in church. Playing the piano while the children sing is the best thing.
I'm actually excited to be returning to Phoenix on Saturday to spend the evening with my friend Sarah, who will be coming to Phoenix for her daughters gymnastic competition. It will be fun to see her and catch up, since I haven't seen her since I was in DC in May.