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Busy..again

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I had to clean out the desk beside my computer and WOW what a mess of things I found, good and not so good. The not so good were all things having to do with my Dad's passing, I forgot I'd put them there, but I've been working on a photo album with all that stuff in it, so I put it there until I could get to it. I also have the Teddy Bear that Hospice gave him a couple days before he passed..it was one thing of his I really wanted to keep because a few days before he passed away, I was reading "Lonesome Dove" to him, he loved that book and movie and I don't know how many times he'd read it, but he had started reading it again, so I read it to him, and I stopped and looked at the bear and said "Hey, Dad, think we should give him a name? " My younger sister looked and said "I know let's call him Ole" (My Dad's full blooded Norwegian and very proud of it. He'd not spoken or really responded much during the day before that or that day, but he looked at me, and shook his head as if to say "no, not Ole", and I had to laugh, my sister did too. Well I looked down at the book and then to my Dad and said "how about Newt?" (a character in the book) and he got a smile, in his eyes, and nodded. It was the funniest thing, and I felt so proud of my Dad for answering, even without words, it was still an interaction with us, which was a miracle on it's own.

Anyway, Newt will always sit next to my computer monitor along with a photo of my Dad when he was younger. Right now it makes me cry to think about it, but it's more of a happy cry. I miss my Dad everyday of the year, but I know he's in a better place.

Anyway, back to the busy part, I've got that cleaned off and it looks much better, threw away about 1 small trash can full of junk. Now I have to get to work (I'm hoping these online "jobs" are legit, but if not, at least I'm busy doing something.

I hope you all have a glorious day and count your blessings..they're gone too soon. emoticon

  


Sugar Free temptations!

Monday, April 01, 2013

yes, I missed 2 days, Easter things happening with family, sorry. But after getting up for Sunrise service on Sunday, and spending the day with my Mom and brothers family at church (sister didn't want to get out of bed "that early", neither did any of her kids (one lives away from home with his girlfriend and their son).

It did kind of upset me because my Dad had always wanted all of us together on Easter morning, and she's just never even made the effort to go, simply because she wants to stay in bed. She'd come over to my Mom's house later for lunch, and even then (11:30am) her youngest son wasn't out of bed. I know I'm venting here, but it really upsets me that she just can't take time to attend service with us one day out of the year, on the early service, and a special one at that, with the entire family. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood today (have a major headache) and it'll vanish after the alieve kicks in. :D

Anyway, back to things at hand. I did get at least 20 minutes of exercise in yesterday, not my usual 32, but I was close. I'm not going to beat myself up over it I'll just move forward.

I made some sugar free brownies which I took over, and ended up bringing half of them home (a 9X12 cake pan), plus my Mom sent home with us, some sugar free dessert. I'm trying to keep track of carbs, etc etc in them, but I have no clue because it's all homemade. I still have to figure out how to do the recipes and have them make sense. I always mess them up. :D

Ok, so have a great day, it may be spring, but I think for this day, it sprung..it's COLD out, not winter cold, but the breeze is cold, I think they said upper 20's? It's April...is this God's April Fools joke for us? :)

Have a beautiful day and always cherish the Sonshine!!

  


Rats...errr...mouses

Friday, March 29, 2013

My day just gets better and better, BUT I'm not going to let anything get in the way of my working towards my goal.

After getting the email last night telling me the job I've had for over 20 years is closing, I found one of the figurines my Mom and Dad had given me, a collectors item, had a piece broke off of it...and of course no one knows how it happened. Isn't it funny how things like that happen?

Nobody and Idontknow must live here a lot because when something like that happens, they sure are blamed for all of it!

Then to find out our daughter and her boyfriend are going up to his sister's house on Easter weekend, when we've always had a family breakfast after sunrise service since before she was born. It was kind of disappointing, but..what can you do?

As for the job, I've called another place in town that does the same thing, but, of course, the woman wasn't in I needed to speak to, so a wait over the weekend until Monday comes around.

It does get frustrating, but I REFUSE to let it overcome me, because I know I have someone watching over me and everything will work out just fine.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and an even better week, and best of all, HAPPY EASTER!

  


Bad news.....but I'm going to remain positive!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

I got an email today which said the business I work for is closing the Janesville site...my job is gone after 26 years, and nothing to show for it. It was a real shock, we had no warning or anything...just like when Milton College (whom I was working for at the time) closed just before we got married.

I'm hoping to find another "at home" job, but there's not many around...but I have faith God will send me something that will work just as well.

In the meantime...FORWARD AND DON'T LET ANYTHING STOP YOU!! :D

  
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BLONDEE53 4/1/2013 6:22AM

    I'm praying that as this door closes God will open another. He is our strength, our peace, provision and protection...in every trial we face.

Nothing catches Him by surprise! Blessings to you today and in the time ahead...
Brenda

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Warmer out...is Spring finally here??

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The weather has been up into the 40's, yes, we still have a bunch of snow on the ground, but a lot of grass showing too. This is beautiful, but I can't wait until I can get outside and walk again. It's been a while since I've done that, but I'm going to this time. My book, my music, my walking..I love the country, on my mile walk I just hit the neighbors house (at 1/2 mile) turn around and walk up the other road and back home again, and it's already a mile. Not to mention there's 2 creeks that I can look down into as I pass, wildlife galore...it's so beautiful and I'm so blessed to have married the man I did who built me a house so we could have such a beautiful place to live.

Got my exercises in, am feeling great, and haven't felt out of breath doing anything anymore, which is Wonderful! I've been using those 3 pound weights with my exercising, I know it don't sound like much, but when you've never used weights or just soup cans, trust me, it's a LOT different.

Our daughters' boyfriend wondered why I wasn't using the 12 pound weights I just looked at him, then laughed. He was serious, but hey, no way could I lift 12 pounds over my head, 24 if I used both weights!! I asked if he was insane and he just laughed. He was joking around, of course, but I did actually think about trying it...but I like my muscles too much to put them through that too soon.

Have a WONDERFULLY SPRINGY DAY, and remember to SMILE at yourself once today!! emoticon

  
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DEEO12 3/28/2013 9:53PM

    Sounds like a nice place to live. I hated the country walking when i lived in the country. Scared me walking in the middle of nowhere. lol Some people really like it and find it relaxing. With the spring weather coming to you that will be great so you can get out and enjoy walking again outside.

As for the weights i don't blame you for not lifting those. I'd be afraid if one fell on my head too. Maybe try a bag of potatoes first as that sounds safer lol.

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