Wednesday, December 09, 2009
It Is I, Be Not Afraid
by A.B. Simpson
When the storm was fiercely raging
On the Lake of Galilee,
And their helpless bark was tossing
On the wild, tempestuous seas,
Walking on th eraging waters
In a robe of light arrayed,
Jesus came, oh, hear Him calling-
It is I, be not afraid!"
When the storms of life are raging,
And the night is long and drear,
When our strength is spent with toiling,
And our spirit sinks with fear,
Oft again we see Him coming,
Swiftly hast-ning to our aid;
Often still we hear Him calling -
"It is I, be not afraid!"
When the night of death shall lower,
And the Jordan's surges roll,
When the hour and power of darkness
Overwhelm the sinking soul,
Then above the raging billows,
And might's deepest, darkest shade,
We shall hear Him calling to us -
"It is I, be not afraid!"
I had to give Lady a dose of flea medicine this morning even though it doesn't help. It doesn't hurt to try to help. She has had 3 months worth of flea medicine in less than a month.
Right now I'm trying to keep her away from the computer. I had to put my Carem board at the door so she can't go in the room.
We didn't get the sleet and all that frozen stuff last night. Right now we have some snow and a lot of wind. The weather is so bad right now that Lady messed on the floor near the front door. There was no warning that she had to go out.
Tigger just got up with me in dad's recliner. Lady is laying near dad's room. She came back out after Tigger got up with me but went back to where she's at. Tigger is content because he's purring and moving his tail. It doesn't possible that he's 8.5 years old. He looks great for that age. It seems like only yesterday we found him as a stray.
I had a headache this morning no thanks to the cold weather. I took something for it before I ate my breakfast. I feel better.
I must not be on my period anymore. No flow and no cramps. I usually don't have crampsafter my period ends. I will have pads ready just in case my flow isn't gone.
It's really cold and windy right now. Even though I'm inside the house, it sounds cold outside with the way the wind is blowing.
For some odd reason, Lady is laying in her kennel taking a nap. This the 2nd or 3rd time she has done this. Espeically with this kennel. Must be because of the flea medicine. And Tigger is back up with me in dad's recliner.
I don't think that dad will be going up to do his physical therapy today or me with my cardiac rehab due to the weather. Unless the wind dies down before the time of dad's therapy at 1pm CST.
I still haven't figured out what I want to do for my birthday yet even though it is 4 days away. I'm hoping that dad doesn't do like he did 2 years ago when he just tok me to Applebee's without asking me. I didn't feel like going anywhere that night.
I'm so close in falling asleep in dad's recliner right now. It's one of those days where you want to fall asleep and stay that way all day long. That and the medicine that I took for my headache. It usually makes me sleepy. I hope that dad gets up soon before I do fall asleep.
I'm hoping that I get to chat with my sister-in-law in Minnesota on Facebook this morning. I really need to talk to her.
I worked out at home before dad and I went to ge lunch. It felt great to do it since I'm not at cardiac rehab. I'm thinking of doing more later on today depending if the weather cooperates.
The wind was calm for a while and now it's strong. The winter weather advisory and wind is suppose to die down by 6pm CST. I hope.
I still haven't gotten the chance to talk to my sister-in-law yet. I'm hoping soon. I would call her on her cell phone but I'm not sure if she's busy.
Tomorrow is when dad sees the neurologist to double check the MRI he had before he had his shoulder surgery.
The wind was still blowing when we went to get supper. Talk about cold. Right now it's 10 degres F out there. Cold enough to freeze.
I'm hoping that I can talk to my sister-in-law soon. I'm really wanting to talk to her before I go to bed tonight.
I didn't get the chance to do another exercise today. I'm hoping to do some exercising before or after we get home from Galesburg. I probably won't get to do my cardiac rehab until Friday. Tomorrow is too busy.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
One Day At A Time
by Annie Johnson Flint
One day at a time, with its failures and fears,
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears,
With its portion of pain and its burden of care;
One day at a time we must meet and must bear.
One day at a time - but the day is so long.
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong.
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way:
Give courage and patience and strength for the day.
Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet;
"Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet;
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve;
I will not forsake thee; I will never leave."
One day at a time, and the day is His day;
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay,
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone;
As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own.
We had a busy day so far. We went to the dealership where we got the truck to get the front mud flaps on the truck. We got some lunch and then we went to Peoria for the garage here in town.
We had snow over night and some thing morning. On our way to Peoria and on the way home we had rain.
I got my first birthday card today. A friend of ours who dad use to work with in Macomb sent it to me. Her birthday is Christmas Eve. She aslo sent me some money.
It's still raining outside. I'm not sure when it's going to snow again. I wouldn't mind if it didn't snow until at least Christmas Eve. The rain is really pouring down now. The sound of the rain is making me sleepy.
Those Many Blessings
by Edward M. Brandt
Lord, give me a thankful heart
And may I ever grateful be,
For the many many blessings
Thou has showered on me.
Some I take for granted,
Of some I am not aware,
But Lord, I am ever mindful of
Your precious, loving care.
These countless blessings, Savior Lord,
Fill my soul with joy and peace,
They never seem to dwindle,
They never, never cease!
I have no ideaa on what we're doing tonight with the way the weather is right now. We might just go uptown and eat and come home. I hope so because I want to see the season finale of the Biggest Loser tonight.
I missed 16 to 20 minutes of the Biggest Loser but I'm watching the ones that are fighting for the $100,000. So far Tracy is in the lead. She has lost 118lbs and over 47% lost. She looks great. Almost didn't recoginize her.
I ate pretty well for supper. We went to Subway. I had a 6" Cold Cut Combo Sub with Baked Lays Originals and Dannon yogurt. I don't feel guilty.
My period must be getting ready to stop. The flow has either lightened or stopped and no cramps.
Well, Rebecca threw off Tracy and won the $100,000. Even Shay is coming for the finale for Season 9 and Subway is going to pay her $1000 for every pound she loses. So if she loses 100lbs, she gets $100,000. I wouldn't mind getitng paid for losing weight.
I hope that the weather doesn't get too bad tomorrow. Dad has therapy and I want to go and do my exercises. Let's hope that the bad stuff bypasses us. That's including the wind.
Looks like Danny got the $250,000. He lost 239lbs and almost 60% lost. That's amazing. I'm proud of all of them. Rudy lost 234lbs and 52.94% lost. That's excellent.
I think that Lady is telling dad to go to bed. That or the fleas are bothering her. We need to call the vet to see what to do about them since what we're using isn't helping any.
Watching The Biggest Loser has help me realize that I REALLY need to get my ass in gear and get this weight off. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
More Things Are Wrought by Prayer
More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dream of. Wherefore let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
I know that I have put a lot of inispirational poems in this blog but there are so many of them that helps with keeping someone like us going and losing weight.
Something today that I either did or said that triggered a memory of my mom for some reason. I have no idea how or why a memory popped up but it did. I don't even remember the memory.
Monday, December 07, 2009
The Shadow of the Almighty
How gentle God's commands!
How kind His precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
And trust His constant care.
Beneath His watchful eye
His saints securely dwell;
The hand which bears all nature up
Shall guard His children well.
Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Hast to your heavenly Father's throne.
And sweet refreshment find.
His goodness stands approved,
Unchanged from day to day.
I'll drop my burden at His feet
And bear a song away.
We have snow but not a whole lot. Just enough to cover the side streets, grass, and vehicles. So it's almost white outside. At least I didn't have to shovel the sidewalk.
Almost thought that I was going to have to take something for a headache but I didn't. That goes for menstral cramps too.
I'm tired this morning. You can't blame me me for being tired because I was up almost every hour going to the bathroom. No thanks to my period.
What a day. We went to Galesburg for dad's chiropractor appointment and physical therapy. Would of done my exercises today but my period tod me not to. The flow was heavy and I had really nasty cramps. Plus being tired this morning from getting up a lot during the night didn't help.
Jesus is coming! It could be today,
It could be tomorrow, but surely one day.
The hope of His coming is blessed to me,
I long for this day when His face I shall see.
When weary with things that perplex and annoy,
And may things threaten my peace to destroy;
I think of His coming and soon they depart,
And peace once again reigns supreme in my heart.
I read of the mansions in heaven so fair,
And ponder the place He has gone to prepare;
And hope fills my soul as I go on my way,
Rejoicing to know that He may come today.
My hope for tomorrow sustains me today.
His Word like a lamp that gives a light on my way.
I know that the future is in His control,
This hope for tomorrow brings peace to my soul.
We're suppose to get more snow starting tomorrow. Anywhere between 3 to 6 inches of the white stuff. It won't end until sometime Wednesday. Just what we needed when this week is going to be busy for us.
I drank a little more water than I did yesterday. So far I have drank 6 glasses. I should be able to drink the rest before going to bed.
I'm hoping that I have a better night sleep than I did last night. This usually happens every time I'm on my period.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
My Lord and My God
by F.W. Davis
What other proof need I, but see the hands
Those bleeding hands, that bore such agony
Of Him who hung upon Mt. Calvary's cross
And died a martyr's death to make us free?
But still have a greatest proof than this,
He bade all sin and guilt from me depart;
The crimson flow that stained that rugged tree,
Has freely come and cleansed my sin-sicked heart.
Yes, though invisible now, those nail pierced hands,
I felt their touch, as if at Calvary's brow.
Then, with a broken heart I knelt in prayer,
And cried, "My Lord, my God, please save me now!"
I'm glad that I'm not fighting headaches this morning but fighting mild menstral cramps.
I'm hoping that dad gets up soon because its too cold to walk to church. I think that we're suppose to get snow today. I can tell that we're going to get some precip because of my left wrist (I broke it in March, 1995) while learning how to roller skate. Fell backwards onto my hand. Every time we get rain or any kind of precip, that happens. A sore wrist.
H did get up not too long after I got done writing in here. I'm glad that he did because it was really cold this morning and I didn't want to walk in it.
We're suppose to get an inch of snow tonight. I hope now. We don't need it. Especially the farmers.
Lady got two walks today. The first one wasn't too bad but the second one I about froze to death. I'll take her on some more whenever the weather warms up to where I can take her in the mornings.
My cramps are pretty much gone now for the day. I took 2 or 3 doses of Excederin today. This morning before we went to church, I put the heating pad on my back and then in front. I had really bad cramps then. I had to sit through church with them.
We went to Target for a while after church and lunch. We needed paper towels and kleenex.
I'm kind of debating on adding 5 minutes on both treadmills. And speed. Instead of doing 40 minutes at 2.5mph on 2 treadmills, I do them for 45 minutes at 2.8mph. With dad doing his physical therapy 3 days a week, that'll be the only exercise I'll increase for now. I don't think that I need to be doing 30 minutes on each of the rowing machine and the elliptical trainer. Anyone object in me increasing my time and speed on 2 treadmills.? I would like to know.
I don't know why I didn't drink as much as I should of water. I drank a liter (4 glasses) of water. I tried to force myself in drinking more but I think it's because of my period and constantly going to the bathroom. I know that I will tomorrow because of my exercises. I'll take another liter bottle with me tomorrow.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Not Growing Old
"They say I am growing old,
I've heard them tell it times untold,
In languages plain and bold -
But I'm NOT growing old,
This frail old shell in which I dwell
Is growing old, I know full well -
But I'm not the shell.
Whe if my hair is turning grey?
Grey hair are honorable, they say.
What if my eyesight's growing dim?
I still can see to follow Him
Who sacrificed His life for me
Upon the Cross of Calvary.
What should I care if Time's old plough
Has left furrows on my brow?
Another house, not made with hand,
Awaits for me in the Glory Land.
My hearing may not be as keen
As in the past it might have been,
Still, I can hear my Saviour say
In whispers soft, "This is the way."
The outward man, do what I can
To lengthen out his life's short span,
Shall perish, and return to dust,
As everything in nature must.
The inward man, the Scriptures say,
Is growing stronger every day.
Then how can I be growing old
When safe within my Saviour's fold?
E're long my soul shall fly away,
And leave this tenement of clay.
This robe of flesh I'll drop and rise
To seize the 'everlasting prize' -
I'll meet you on the Streets of Gold,
And prove that I'm not growing old. "
I have one of my headaches again but I did take something for it over an hour ago.
The temperature this morning is in the teens right now. I think that it's suppose to be near 40 today.
I'm sitting on the couch because Lady was in dad's recliner. Now she's on the couch between me and Tigger. She loves laying dad's recliner. Now I'm in dad's recliner with the foot rest up and Lady laying on that.
We went to Galesburg today. We stopped by the dealership where we got our new truck to see when we were suppose to be there this coming Tuesday to get the front mud flaps put onto the truck. Then we went to Target for a while. I got 2 calendars and a package of gum. After we left there, we came home until we went to Subway in Bushnell for supper. Now I'm ready for bed.
I'm so bloated tonight no thanks to my period. I have been like this off and on all day long. I cannot wait for my period to end.
I took Lady for walk this afternoon and I about froze my ass off. I'm just glad that it was just the one walk. I was fighting a belly ache (no thanks to my period) the entire time. I almost called dad on the cell phone to come and get me because I was in pain. But I made it home.
I have the video of Lady and the full length mirror. Now I need to figure out how to put it onto my SparkPage. I'm not going to put it on a blog entry.
Dad is watching a movie that is hard for me to watch since mom's been gone. It's a holiday movie and it was her favorite. White Christmas. That and John Wayne movies. She loved watching The Duke. She had almost all of John Wayne movies. She had a bumper sticker on our 1972 Super Beetle that said "God Bless John Wayne." There is a license plate hanging over the kitchen sink that says that.
I'm going to be doing my exercises starting Monday while dad is doing his exercises. But I'm going to start mine a bit early so I don't have to d as much when he waits for me to get done with mine.
I think that Lady is trying to tell me that it's time for bed but I'm not ready for bed yet. I will be soon. I know that she'll be telling dad to go to bed here soon like she has been here lately. The last dog that we had did the same thing when dad came home from the hospital 13 years ago this month.
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