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A long and sleepy day

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My uncle in Omaha just called. He found out that a cousin of ours has Alzheimer's really bad. And our cousin's wife is in bad health. My cousin isn't the only one in the family that has had it. His mom had the other form of Alzheimer's. Keep my family in your prayers.


I also found out that my cousin who has Alzheimer's has been showing signs since 2004, the same year his mom passed away. Plus he has a few other health problems too.

I must be getting close in having my period. I'm cramped up and it's hard to sit on my exercise ball. I just had a light cough and that even hurt.


Today was a long day. Dad had to pay a few bills, ran a couple of errands, and did a couple of things around the house. I was thinking of doing some exercises tonight but my cramps are bad. Plus I'm a bit tired from the day.

The Potter
by Author Unknow

The Potter takes His molding clay,
And with His love's rich skill
He twists and shapes and brings to light
The object of His will.

The finished work doth not appear
At once; nor do we see
The plan He has, the finished form
This work of His shall be.

At times the clay beneath His touch
Unwilling is to yield;
But He works on, rebuilds, reshapes,
'Till goodness is revealed.

This Potter molds with patient love;
Perfection is His thought,
As from the ugly, barren mass
A masterpiece is wrought.

The task is long; the work is great;
But on His works with joy,
For in His mind He sees the whole
Which nothing must destroy.

God is the master Potter; yea,
My life, the clay He molds.
My twisted, shapless, yielded will
Within His hands He holds.

I cannot see the finished work,
But 'neath His shaping hand
I place myself - my life shall be
The masterpiece He planned!


Dad sounds like he's getting close in going to bed. I'm hoping to go to bed soon. I'm getting a little tired.

After I found out what's going on with my cousin, I chatter with my sister-in-law in Minnesota on the computer. I seem to feel a little better after talking to her about these things.

When we were eating supper tonight in Bushnell, I heard someone mention one of my late mom's old classmates. I almost turned around and asked about this person. But I didn't want to sound like I was listening to their conversation.

I got some more loose leaf notebook paper today and another binder. I'm going to use them as a travel binder so I can keep track of what we did on our trip. Plus when we come home from our trip, I can type it up and add photos to it. I'm going to wait until I get more ink for my printer to print each trip out and put them into the binter. I'll do it until I have the entire binder full and I have to get another binder and fill that one up with more trips.

I can't believe that dad and I leave for Minnesota a week from this Saturday. Time has gone either fast or slow since we found out the day we had to go up there. There are times that I wish that I had the time back.

I'm hoping that we don't get anymore snow. I'm sick and tired of it. I've heard that we've gotten over 3 feet of snow so far. That's way too much. I'm hoping that we can get rid of what we got and stay that way until next winter. Especially when it comes to the farmers and their crops. They need to plow the fields and plant this spring.

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RHALES199 2/24/2010 10:46PM

    will be keeping you guys in my paryers...

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Back to normal on weight

Monday, February 22, 2010


I checked my weight this morning and i am back towhere I was before Chirstmas and New Years. I'm back to 210lbs. This ia boost to my self-esteem. I feel so much better since I'm back to where I was before I gained the weight.

We must of gotten more snow after I went to bed last night. I'm going to wait until dad is up and getting ready for the day to shovel the sidewalk.

It's Up To You
by Author Unknown

You are the fellow that has to decide
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside
You are the fellow who makes up your mind
Whether you'll lead or lorger behind -

Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar
Or be contented t ostay just where you are.
Take it or leave it, Here's something to do,
Just think it over. It's all up to you.

What do you wish? To be know as a shirk
Or known as a good man who's willing to work
Scorned for a loafer or priased by your chief
Rich man or poor man or beggar or thief?

Eager or earnest or dull through the day,
Honest or crooked? It's you who must day!
You must decide in the face of the test
Wheather you'll shirk it or give your best.


We never left town today. We might go somewhere tomorrow depending on if the garage here in town needs anything from Galesburg or anywhere else.

Not long after I startd this blog, I fell asleep in dad's recliner. I fell asleep for over an hour for some reason. I wasn't that tired.

Prayer of Confession

Most holy and merciful god:
We confess to you and to one another,
and before the whole company of heaven,
that we have sinned by our own fault,
in thought, word, and deed;
and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.

We have shut our ears to your call to serve as Christ
served us.
We have not been true to the mind of Christ.
And we grieved your Holy Spirit.

We confess that we have not been faithful to you.
We confess the pride, envy and hyprocrisy which
have infected our lives.

We confess:
Our self-indulgent appetite and ways;
Our negligence in prayer and worship,
and our failure to share the faith that is in us.

We have neglected human need and suffering.
We have made false judgements.
We have had uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors

Restore us, O God, and let your anger depart from us.
Hear us, O God, for your mercy is great. AMEN

We did this prayer yesterday in church. We did this one at the beginning of Lent last year I believe.

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TIFFLE52 2/23/2010 8:50AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss but please do not tie your self esteem to how much you weigh. You are a wonderful person and your weight should not affect your self esteem.

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FOXXYROXXYD 2/23/2010 8:25AM

    Way to go on the weight! Keep up the great work!

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RHALES199 2/22/2010 11:14PM

    way to go on getting your weight back down to your pre- christmas weight! (I'm still having that problem myself....ugh...) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VIRTOPIA 2/22/2010 10:27PM

    Thanks for sharing that poem. It was great to read.

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Snowy Sunday

Sunday, February 21, 2010


All we did today was to go to church. It's been snowing pretty much all day long. So we never left town. We ate uptown at lunch and went uptown to get supper and brought it home.

The only reason why I didn't have a blog entry yesterday is because I was REALLY tired and wouldn't of been able to stay awake for it. I'm awake now.

I got 3 Avon orders over the weekend. One online yesterday from GRANNYFRANNY and the other 2 today. One was a teacher that I had from 5th through 7th grade and the other is dad. So, GRANNYFRANNY, if you're reading this, thanks. If anyone needs any Avon products (besides makeup and perfumes), go to


We got over 4" of snow today. Dad saw that Macomb got over 6" of snow. That's way too much of the white stuff. I really hate this stuff. I can't even take Lady for a walk.

I took Lady for a walk yesterday afternoon. It's probably the reason why I was tired last night and tonight.


snowing again

Friday, February 19, 2010


Dad's been up for at least an hour now. I'm surprised that he's up with the way his legs were feeling last night when he went to bed.

I should be getting my orders from Avon today and it's coming in one box. I know that when I get the orders from the current campaign (Campaign 6), it'll be in more than one box.


Well, it's been a long day. I sorted out my Avon orders (even though I accidentally switched 2 eyeliners around, but I got them switched around to the right person), delievered some of the orders that I could (who were here in town, the rest I'll get this weekend), went to Galesburg, and then set up a new clock radio that I bought for myself..

I'm glad that I got the liiv botanicals 3 for $15.99 set. I got a vitalizing eye cream with SPF 15, a vital day cream with SPF 20, and naturally glossy lip conditioner. I started using the lip coditioner today and I LOVE it!!! I noticed it a while after I started using it. I'm going to start using the other 2 tomorrow and I'll let everyone know how those work. Okay?

I got my late mom's freshman and senior yearbooks out. I was looking for someone in her freshman yearbook but couldn't find that person. I got her senior yearbook out just to look at how much my mom changed between those years.

Lady is trying to get dad to go to bed. Dad is looking at mom's yearbooks. He's going to take her out for one last time tonight. I hope.


sleepy type of day

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Well, another long day. Got the truck checked out. Dad thought that there was something wrong with the brakes on the truck. There wasn't anything wrong. The traction control and ABS were acting fine.

I put in my order (not online until the beginning of March) for my Avon stuff. I found something on the foot stuff that is $2.00 cheaper and can be used anytime. The stuf that I was going to get was for nighttime. So my order is under $100.00. I'm treating myself in doing good in my 3rd campaign with Avon.

Dad is going to bed early. His legs are bothering him tonight. So he might be sleeping in tomorrow. Have to wait and see. I hope that he does because that's when I get my orders in from my 3rd campaign with Avon and I can start sorting out.


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