Friday, April 25, 2014

Fighting the Fight

Since the re-painting of the chapel, I've been slow to replace the icons and statues; I was away for Holy Week, and when I came back there was much catch-up stuff to take care of around the house.

Slowly, though, I've been getting things back in order. It's so fresh and clean and white in the chapel now, that I've been very careful about where I'm putting the nails to hold the icons; don't want to have too many holes in the wall!

Yesterday, I was positioning more icons and pounding in the nails. I was standing on my little stool...again, being very careful...but not careful enough. The stool tipped, and I fell, hitting my head on the window sill on the way down. Four stitches and a black eye:

Not to mention the wrenched leg and  knee...

To top it off, I went in to pray this morning, and was greeted by a spider racing down one  of the books and leaping off the edge of the prayer desk. Of course this freaked me out...and I let out a little yelp and jumped back. But then I collected myself and waited till the spider had rappelled all the way to the floor, and then I squished it with my trusty spider-squishing shoe.

Then I discovered that the little devil had woven this web - OVERNIGHT!! On my books!

Those demons...well, they are fighting a losing battle. My guardian angels were there protecting me during that fall - believe me, it could have been much, much worse if they hadn't gently lowered me to the floor after the contact with the window sill! 

I'm determined to fight the good fight - even against falls and spiders.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.