My neck is still painfully injured from my wiping out on an icy sidewalk in Dunmore the day before my departure on the trip Monday last week, and consequently I slept very poorly last night, being awakened by the pain every couple of hours.
As a result, as I’ve been sitting here for the past few hours reading and taking notes in preparation for tonight’s broadcast, I’ve found myself repeatedly nodding off. When I then subsequently snap awake and look at the notes I was unwittingly writing while dozing, some of them are amusingly incoherent gibberish as a consequence of my sleep deprivation. (I mean even more incoherent than my normal, fully-awake comments, of course — if you can imagine that.)
I’ve made appointments for a chiropractic adjustment and a half-hour therapeutic neck massage tomorrow which will hopefully, if not eliminate the pain, at least alleviate it somewhat.
In the meantime I’m still struggling to catch up on all the correspondence and other matters which uncooperatively piled up in my week-long absence. If you’ve ever taken a trip you know what dealing with such a backlog is like upon your return, as the rest of the world doesn’t stop spinning during your absence.
For all these reasons and more, my preparations for tonight’s session are far from complete, which compels me to ruefully postpone our next Psalms class until tomorrow (Friday) night at 9 pm Eastern. We’ll discuss Psalm 21 (22 in a non-Douai-Rheims Bible), the psalm we were scheduled to study together tonight.