Friday, March 12, 2010

Fast Bloggin' Day 11


I hope everyone is still having a great Fast. The comment section has grown quiet so check back in and let me know how it's going.

Right now I'm enjoying some refreshing V8 Splash and getting ready to do some reading about occupational stress and compassion fatigue for my dissertation proposal. Given my own recent experiences at work, my dissertation topic is quite ironic. That probably happens to social scientists all the time (social scientists out there tell me if I'm on to something here).

It was another very long day. I've been trying to get more protein into my breakfast so enjoyed some eggs this morning (scrambled is how I roll).

Work was super stressful, I've been going non-stop for seven days straight and fasting on top of it. I guess the good thing is I've learned that my limits stretch further than I imagined. I picked up my son at the end of the day from daycare and he was so intent on eating a banana, he did not run over and jump into my arms like he usually does. I was so happy to see him eating I didn't care though. His daycare provider is Haitian and so, like most days I was greeted with a catchy tune in French.

Douglass Ali and I broke the fast as father and son over a hearty bucket of KFC (grilled not fried). He tried the various side orders and seemed to like the mash potatoes the best. He liked them so much he put his face in them. Not once, not twice, but three times. That's a food lover alright. Maybe I should try it sometime.

"...obligatory prayer and fasting produce awareness and awakening in man, and are conducive to his protection and preservation from tests." (Compilations, The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting)