...... and somethings you do for fun. But the things you do for love are going to come back to you one by one.
Sunday is quite a day. Im Mormon. And our sabbath is a very relaxing time usually. Going on walks, taking naps, reading, three hours of agonizing church time! It all blends together to make a pretty nice experience. Usually.
Today was different. I was so stressed because as I said before my Bishop had emailed me earlier in the week wanting to meet with me after church. He had seen the news bit and I had a feeling he was less than pleased with my decisions and would be admonishing me to move into a place and act like a normal Mormon. I went in to wait in line for my turn. I was exhausted. I had ridden my bike from work straight to church in the morning heat as quickly as I could. Never mind the sweat. I was late. But I made it. In sacrament meeting my contact started to bother me and I realized that it was slowly ripping in half. By the end of the meeting it had and I was down to one good eye and a splitting headache. Shaking, tired, and blind, I waited for the interview.
He pulled me into his office and sat across from me. I apologized for looking like I was permanently winking and explained about my missing contact. He smiled and then proceeded to express his concern for my well being. He was ok with what I was doing, and like the majority of my friends and family, was not all too surprised to hear that I was doing it. His only concern was making sure that it wasn't out of necessity that I was doing this. I assured him that it was not and that I really have chosen it for myself. After a short discussion he was on my side! And I should hope to say that he is sincere when he said that he "admired my resolve to do what I thought was right and stick to it". I dont know about all that but I am SO RELIEVED that I have the support of the people I care for and respect the most, my parents, my family, my ward and my bishop, and my friends. It makes this a whole lot easier.
Im going shopping tomorrow! Here's the list:
- A basket and rack for the back of my bike! (I have such trouble not getting my back soaked in sweat when I ride because I wear a back pack. This will help so much! Maybe Ill only have to take a shower once a week now! Jokes.)
-A book about Western American Indians
-New Contacts and a new pair of eyeglasses! (Wal-mart! I hate Wal-mart but their eye exams are only $70 and the eyeglasses are thirty. I can do that)
Is there anything Im missing? Any suggestions? I hope all goes well and I should be able to put up some pictures of my new stylin glasses. Ill be the sexiest homeless man on earth, probably. See you around!