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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Well, I am almost completely healed from my fall. I appreciate friends who help me since I have no family here.
Also I appreciate my Spark Friends as you really seem to care and I have made some really good friends on here.
Now, for the latest.

My g/f fell while walking. Did you know emoticoncan be hard for your health just as emoticoncan also be a shock when you hit the floor and can make you ache for a few days?

My g/f has a boot and has difficult wearing it. She doesn't get out much as I can't help her and I don't want her to fall if she tries to get in my emoticon
I know she gets lonely so I try to call her and visited with her last evening.

Well, I called her yesterday and she fell off of her sofa trying to get her phone out of her pocket so calling a friend can be dangerous also.

I had gone out yesterday to wash my car, get a manicure and pedicure and stopped at a health food store to shop for her and for myself so had called her to find out what she wanted. She did not hurt herself.

Then I went to her house to leave the groceries and to visit awhile with her and arrived at home at 5:00 p.m. Had gone out at 10:30 a.m. so was very tired but I HAD to watch "The Biggest Loser' so Sparked awhile then watched that and the last part of Dancing with the Stars. I used to dance but wore clothes emoticon

Today my house cleaner comes. That is my most exciting event for the day and I will be happy. She always says my house is clean that I should see some of the other houses.

God bless all.


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WENDYSPARKS 5/3/2012 5:59PM

    Hope you have been ok...

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RAINBOWMF 5/2/2012 12:39AM

I do not get notice of your blogs.
I am checking the sub. to this blog to see if that helps.

Hugs Mary

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/1/2012 4:06AM

    I love your comment about your house cleaner - i am sure your house is just about perfect and all she does is get it all the way to perfect! :-) I used to have a pretty clean and neat home until I became a working mom!!
Yes, I have one of those houses where she would probably roll her eyes.
Take care of your knees and take it easy, Irene!!

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ANYVAR54 4/13/2012 3:56PM

    Your blog covers a lot of bases. Not just falling, but other interesting tidbits. I am glad you are doing well.

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REDBUD1 4/13/2012 7:55AM

    I really admire all the things you do and enjoy reading about them. Keep the stories coming. Love reading your blog. emoticon

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MOM4407 4/13/2012 4:02AM

    You lead a very dangerous life. I am glad we do not have snow or Ice it would be twice as bad. I never knew you dance with or without clothes.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/12/2012 8:47PM

  Irene, you made me laugh that you wore clothes when you danced lol

That's great. What's even better is that you are doing so well.

I know all about falling outside. I used to jog outside just two years ago but fell like three times in two months.

My left knee is so scared up. LOL

Now, I walk inside with Leslie Sansone and am very happy and satisfied with that.

I still walk outside to go to the stores and do the things that I have to do.

Anyways, I just can't imagine someone has a very clean house all the time. I have all these animals and people and I am always cleaning and doing laundry and dishes and cooking it just never ends.

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MNNSAIDE 4/12/2012 8:13PM

    Love your humor in your ups and downs!

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TEXASFILLY 4/12/2012 7:06PM

    So glad to hear that you've recovered from your fall, dear Irene. *hugs* What a blessing~ and what we take for granted. What an angel you are to help your friend. I'm sure you are a blessing to her life as you are to ours here at SP. God bless and keep you well. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 4/12/2012 12:50PM

    Hi Irene, I am glad you are healing well from your fall. We can be thankful for another of God's miracles for the wonderful power of healing.

But another power he gives us is to make good choices for our health. I am thinking that considering the fact that so many of us are vulnerable at this age to falling-it would be advisable for all of us to strengthen our balance ny maybe taking classes to help us in this area.

I am looking into Tai Chi for DH and me. We will have to wait until he is over his rehab for his upcoming Knee replacement next week. I see Waco offers this as well as the Gym back home that we attend summer months. Will keep you posted.

Hugs, Pat

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WALKINGGIRL6 4/12/2012 2:23AM

    I'm glad you are feeling a lot better after your fall. I remember when I was younger and fell I could jump up and keep going, not anymore. I fell last summer coming out of a store, didn't step down off the sidewalk properly. Fell forward on my knees and kept going forward and banged up my face. It took almost a month for the bruises on my face and knees to go away. This is one part of getting older that I don't like.

I burst out laughing when you said you danced but with clothes on lol. It seems they hardly wear anything anymore. I don't mind seeing a bit of skin but some of the outfits are too revealing.

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LMMIMI 4/11/2012 11:23PM

    Irene, you are awesome plus one of the nicest lady I know. Last night I channel surfed between Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. (I wore cl0thes but very high heels)

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LKWQUILTER 4/11/2012 7:59PM

    Irene, I just noticed your blog and went back to read the one before. So sorry you are having problems and sore. My knees are not the best and I am careful with them too so do know what you mean. Please be careful. Maybe you need to put your phone on your bed or head of the bed at night. I know when I am expecting a late night call, I put it on the shelf at the head of our bed. Because dh is totally deaf, I have to answer our house phone or let the answering machine get it.

Be careful, ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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SUNSHINEGB 4/11/2012 6:40PM

    I'm happy you are doing okay now Irene ... that saying is so true "can't keep a good woman down!" That's YOU Irene!

Now you've getting me scared about falling, I haven't had a bad one or any fall in a long, long time. But I know it's easy to do.

You keep pretty busy for such a young gal! emoticon
I think you can run rings around me! emoticon

Now have a restful evening, watch TV, relax and enjoy yourself!
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PLAYBLUES22 4/11/2012 6:33PM

    Hi Sweetie, so happy to see you still have your sense of humor, and by all means please get well enough to dance any way you want emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/11/2012 4:00PM

    I am thinking life in general can be dangerous! Take care of yourself and hopefully your g/f will take care of herself also.

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JUDITHANNIE 4/11/2012 3:46PM

    So glad to hear you are doing better, was really worried about you my friend. emoticon

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    You always make me smile Irene! I loved the line about actually wearing clothes when you danced, lol! I am happy to hear that you are feeling better after your fall. It does take quite a while to heal. I'm only 33 and I HATE to fall. I have a great respect for football players just for that reason. I sure hope your g/f heals quickly so you can enjoy life together again. I enjoyed Biggest Loser last night as well. :-)


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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/11/2012 1:35PM

    Great to hear you have healed, sorry to hear about your gf, take care my friend
hugs and prayers

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Monday, April 02, 2012

emoticonI Pasted this to all of my teams but for those who don't belong to one of the teams I am pasting it into this blog.

This morning the phone rang. I reached for my cell and rolled out of bed. I tried and tried to get up and even drug myself from the bed room to the office.

Couldn't roll over on my knees as I have bad knees and had nothing sturdy to pull myself up with and also because of my knees so drug myself back to the bed room.

It took about 2 hours to do all of this. My phone was in the bedroom so called a friend who has my key in case I need something. They watch out for me. He told me how to get up and I hurt my knee again as it was the way I had tried to get up before. Finally we got me up.

I hurt all over, my knees, my back, my side you name it I hurt there.

I called my girl friend and we went out for a late lunch as we both slept. I woke up hurting so bad so I took two Tylenol and she came by for me. It still hurt to walk, we ate and I went back to bed and slept until now and feel much better.
Now when the phone rings I will let it ring. I had slept in this morning as I was tired.

This is the first time I fell out of bed.

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TDONOVAN41 4/11/2012 10:00AM

    Wow - that must have been so scary! I'm so glad you're feeling better. Terri


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CHATTIEGIRL 4/8/2012 9:12PM

    Dear Irene;

So sorry to hear that you fell and I almost have reaching but catch myself fast. Can you hange your cell phone on the post of the bed and then you would not have to reach. Hope you had a lovely Easter in church and with family and friends. God bless you always my dear.

Smile Joyce

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WISERNOW2 4/8/2012 12:10PM

    So sorry to hear about your fall. I had a bad one a few years ago, and luckily my cell phone was in my pocket. I was able to call for help. Take care. emoticon Wiser

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DIDMIS 4/6/2012 6:03PM

    Today I went out and had my hair done and had lunch with an elder from our church and his wife who is also i my Sunday School class. Doing better each day.

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IDLETYME 4/6/2012 1:06PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. When things like that happen, you just get frantic and of course that makes it worse. Having a back up person with a key is a wonderful idea. My daughter lives about six minutes from my house. She's my back-up. I'm happy that you bounced back so quickly. Take care!!!
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CMWARDRN 4/6/2012 12:51PM

  Bless your heart and your knees. I do hope that you are feeling better. emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/6/2012 11:59AM

    So sorry to hear this, Irene. Are you ok?

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POETLKNG2LOSE 4/5/2012 2:30PM

    I am sorry to hear about your fall. i hope you get better and your aches go away. And yes let it ring; it's not worth hurting yourself.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/5/2012 10:16AM

    I hope you are doing better today....be careful!

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YJNANA 4/5/2012 12:04AM

    Missed you today, hope your doing well.
Hugs Yvonne

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DIDMIS 4/4/2012 11:38PM


Today I felt much better so got out and did a lot of business. I could get out of the car just fine but am still walking very carefully. Still have a few aches and pains but they will go away.

Thanks to all for your concern and your standing by me.


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GEEKSMEGGLY 4/4/2012 9:06PM

    So sorry to hear this. emoticon

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    So sorry about your fall. I hope you recover quickly.


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ANYVAR54 4/4/2012 2:23PM

    I am so glad that you have friends that can come and help you. I have bad knees also, (had them replaced in 2007), and I have found that if I make a cushion of pillows it helps me to get up. but having a sturdy chair to lean on is also essential.

I have only fallen out of bed a couple times. It becomes something to laugh at latter on when you have recovered. One time was when I was at my mothers in FL when she was in the hospital and I fell out of her bed. It really startled me. But I guess it was because I was sleeping in another bed.

God's blessings on you, Ravyna

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REDBUD1 4/4/2012 7:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your painful fall; glad you have good friends close by to help out. Take care of your self - Hope you feel better real soon. emoticon

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AISTYRIA 4/3/2012 10:14PM

    Good thing you didn't break anything and as others have said before me, let the phone ring.

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MOM4407 4/3/2012 9:20PM

Take care of yourself.

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TEXASFILLY 4/3/2012 6:06PM

    O dear Irene~ *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear of your mishap! And I'm keeping you in my prayers that those ol' aches & pains vanish completely *hugs* Yes, let the phone ring! After all, that's what voice mail is for~ please take care of sweet you. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAREDEVILME 4/3/2012 5:06PM

    Oh dear....I'm so sorry that this has happened to you. I'm so glad that you didn't break any bones. I send you big hugs, and hope that your aches and pains will subside.

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SWEETLIPS 4/3/2012 2:17PM

    I am thankful that you are up and about. I too have fallen out of the bed and slept on the floor.

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JUDITHANNIE 4/3/2012 11:00AM

    WOW so sorry to hear about your fall, glad you feel better and please take it slowly and know prayers are coming from this way. Judy

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PATTYKLAVER 4/3/2012 9:37AM

    I'm so sorry you had such a time! I'm glad you have a friend to help you out. Glad you've decided to not hurry to get the phone!

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  Oh Irene, I am so thankful you are all right now. I am so glad you had a dear wonderful friend to help you when you needed this help.

Yep, just leave that phone alone, or sleep with it...LOL JUst kidding LOL

That's scary to have something like that happen and I am so sorry it happened to someone as sweet as you are.

I hope you didn't hurt something in your body to badly.

Just do your best to be mindful when dealing with that bed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNRISE14 4/3/2012 6:32AM

    DH fell out of bed several times so i bought him a rail to prevent that and he can hold onto it and get up easier ! He has a bad back and a knee replacement ! Took alot of worry off me it just slides under the mattress and cost 50 dollars ! Will be praying for you !THANK GOD YOU DIDN'T BREAK A HIP OR SOMETHING !

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JSALERNO 4/3/2012 6:22AM

    I'm so sorry and hope you are ok.

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NEW-CAZ 4/3/2012 3:15AM

    TAKE CARE IRENE emoticon

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FLEMIDG 4/3/2012 12:39AM

    What a bad experience. I am so glad you didn't break any bones. It is a good thing you have a friend who has a key and could come and help you. I know what bad knees are like. I have had both of them replaced and I too have a lot of difficulty getting up from the floor. I do hope your aches and pains subside. Take care of yourself. God bless you. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 4/3/2012 12:26AM

  Take care!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/3/2012 12:25AM

    Irene I am so sorry to hear you fell out of bed, hope you heal quickly.
I also have to apologize because I am sitting here smirking, as it helps me to know that I am not the only one who needs bed rails, as Wayne would say!!!

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GRAMMAP1 4/2/2012 11:57PM

    I hope you heal quickly. I did the same trick for the first time a couple years ago. Since dh is here, he helped me get up. I also have bad knees. But I had 7 stitches and a mighty bruised face. How can we go all those years never falling out of bed, and then do it so well. No practice runs. Take care, my Friend.

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LMMIMI 4/2/2012 10:52PM

    Irene, what a scary time. Glad you are okay - probably pretty sore - but thankfully you didn't break anything.

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RGEETING 4/2/2012 9:58PM

    Oh my, Irene! Glad you had a friend to help you! Glad that you didn't break anything in the fall, etc!

Rest up! move carefully but often so your joint's don't freeze up! and yes- leave the phone to ring next time!

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NELLIEC 4/2/2012 9:44PM

    Wow! Sounds like you had a rough day!

There are some home phones that have a control on the side to make the ringer much softer.

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/2/2012 9:44PM

    So sorry to hear about this. You could be a walking advertisement for that lifeline device where people say, "I've fallen and I can't get up." How scary your circumstances were.

My husband nearly killed himself getting up to answer the phone and learned after he hit the ground that he had been sound asleep on the sofa and his legs were still asleep and collapsed under him. Please take whatever steps you need to do to prevent this from happening again.

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BRENDAF761 4/2/2012 9:37PM

    So sorry to hear your bad news! I hope tomorrow your feeling much better! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

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MONTY68 4/2/2012 9:34PM

I was so shocked when I read the title of your blog. What a blessing that you were not seriously hurt, you will probably ache for a couple of days but that is better than breaking a bone.
I am glad that you have a friend that has a key to your home and was able to help you. It appears that you didn't go to the doctor, is that right?
Also, when you say you posted to the teams, I didn't notice it, where do you post it?
Interestingly, I had just gone into Spark to make an appointment, looked over on my friends feed and saw it.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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DIDMIS 4/2/2012 9:33PM

    Thank you all of you for your suggestions. Actually it was the home phone that rang but being in a deep sleep and in the midst of a nightmare I didn't realize which one. I guess I could take the phone off of the hook and turn my cell off STRIVERONE.

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RFJSJ50 4/2/2012 9:25PM

    Goodness! I'm glad you're okay. Does your bed have bedposts? I hang a bag off the post at the head of my bed and put my cell in at at night, along with the TV remote. I can reach up and get my phone easily. Would something like that work for you?

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KAYDE53 4/2/2012 9:20PM

    Oh my goodness, I so sorry!! I bet that did hurt! I'm so glad no bones were broken by your fall! Take care, and you're right, no more answering phones until you're up & about! emoticon

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STRIVERONE 4/2/2012 9:18PM

    Ouch! I'm glad you don't seem to have a permanent injury, but the day must still have been pretty awful for you.

Since you've decided not to answer the phone from bed anyway, maybe you could turn the ringer off, and turn it back on to check for missed calls and messages when you're ready to face the day.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

It is really very simple. Easy as pie.
The other day I ate at a buffet which had emoticonand emoticon
The cake didn't look good but I decided to take a tiny piece, the smallest piece they had, and put some ice cream on it.
Usually my g/f drops food in the floor, on her chair on her but this time I took a bit and before it got to my mouth it fell to the floor.
My friend laughed and said now you are doing what I do.
So I took another bite and guess what emoticonIt fell to the floor. Well, half of the cake was gone as I chose a piece that had about four small bites in it. So I did eat the other two bites, dry and not tasty at all and the ice cream.
I dropped chocolate ice cream on my blouse.
So that is the easiest way to have portion control just in case you were wondering. Drop half of it on the floor. emoticon
You thought I was going to write something serious didn't you? Well it is good for a laugh and it really does work as well.

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STARWARSFAN2 5/4/2012 11:08PM

    Too funny! : )

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LOVE YOU LOTS, SAND emoticon emoticon HERE'S A PINK ONE TOO !!
HAVE A GREAT DAY !! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/31/2012 6:53PM

    Another Smile from Miss Irene! Love it!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/30/2012 1:03PM

  Every time I see this blog Irene, I have to laugh, it is so funny and it does work LOL

I love your sense of humor, thanks

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ISAVEDME80 3/28/2012 10:12AM

    Haha thanks for the laugh maybe it was God's way of saying No you wouldn't like it

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JUNEBUG150 3/27/2012 9:09AM

    You sure we are not sisters!!! I've commented before when I've gotten up from the table that you'd think one of the kids ate there, lol! Good blog! Hugs, Melody

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MAYBER 3/26/2012 9:05PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts
When going to a buffet always go by the goodie table before chose my other food
You can guess do not go to buffets often
Share tastes with others of our group so get a variety
One day at a time


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TUTUNAN 3/26/2012 8:17PM

    The floor is preferable to your shirt! I have to buy patterned Tees because I always wear most of my meal........

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SGRENNEK 3/26/2012 7:16PM

    Haha!!! I was expecting a grand revelation as well, but I think I needed the laugh even more!

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MAMASUDS 3/26/2012 2:51PM

    Thanks for making me smile today.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/26/2012 10:37AM

  I love this so much Irene and I am still laughing at this one LOL thanks.

But I really do think it would work expecially in my house with my dog and cats, they would be all around me and my feet cleaning as I ate.

This is so funny, LOL it's really great.

I love to laugh. LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are right, I thought this was going to be serious and some great big revelation, I am still laughing. thanks

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NELLJONES 3/26/2012 9:52AM

    That's one way to do it!

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FLYER99 3/26/2012 9:37AM

    LOL, loved this!. have a wonderful day, Irene!

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SUNSHINEGB 3/26/2012 9:28AM

    My hubby brings home half of his meal when we eat out Irene and I "wash it away" in the washer!
By half of yours dropping on the floor, do you think Someone was trying to tell you something?
I love these blogs that give me a smile, a giggle or a downright belly laugh! Thank you for my first giggle of today!
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TEXASFILLY 3/26/2012 8:43AM

    emoticonYes, Irene, that is surely a mighty fine way to portion control! Thank you for the morning laugh. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNRISE14 3/26/2012 5:48AM

    emoticon emoticonGod has his own way of helping us stay in line ! emoticon emoticonHave a good week my friend ! Also a friend of mine her name is Brenda is going to OSU to have her breast taken off with cancer this morning ! SHE NEEDS A MIRACLE THEY SAID IT WAS THE AGRESSIVE KIND OF CANCER AND DON'T KNOW HOW FAR IT HAS WENT ! PLEASE PRAY GOD WILL GIVE HER A MIRACLE AND PEACE IN THE STORMS ! emoticon

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MOIRA48 3/26/2012 5:42AM

    emoticonThat is just the giggle I need to start my day!

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NEW-CAZ 3/26/2012 2:44AM

    emoticon Irene great blog!

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DIDMIS 3/26/2012 1:12AM

    Oh I love you all. Monty that isn't the best way to control the portions but that day it did work. Thanks. I am always the neat one in the restaurant. I clean the table before eating and keep everything picked up off of the table and put on the empty plate. LOL. I used to tell my husband he didn't have to do that but he would stack everyone's dishes.

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MONTY68 3/26/2012 1:09AM

    Hi Irene
Great blog and it does make one laugh, but your idea will work.
Thank you for sharing.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/26/2012 12:36AM

    lol!! Thankyou good blog!!

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NELLIEC 3/26/2012 12:30AM

    LOL, that is definitely one way to control your portions.

(Though I can hear the voices of my mother and grandmother saying, "Waste not, want not." I assume that may have been a saying from the Great Depression.)

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 3/25/2012 11:53PM

    Great idea! Thanks! emoticon

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DIDMIS 3/25/2012 11:17PM

    Donna that is so funny. emoticon

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DONNACFIT 3/25/2012 11:13PM

    Thanks for the laugh :) I once worked with a woman who every lunch spilled food on her shirt..usually wore and vest or jacket so would go to the washroom and put her shirt on backwards for the rest of the day..I used to tease her the top was good for 2 more meals..inside out on the front and inside out on the back :)

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DIDMIS 3/25/2012 10:48PM

    Ha ha it works, just leave a little extra tip for the wait person for cleaning up the floor. :)

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RGEETING 3/25/2012 10:41PM

    Hey! It worked, eh? :-)

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HAPPYMOM8 3/25/2012 10:13PM

    Now you sound like me!
I think your guardian angel may have been trying to help!
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HILDAY 3/25/2012 10:12PM

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

After such a wonderful day Sunday, and by the way, all 600 of those young people were from one church. Can you imagine. It is a missionary church and they send people out all over the world, young and old alike.

Well Tuesday, I went out to eat again and the girls soft ball team was there. They were so nice and polite and even helped me scoop my ice cream ( I know it is a no no but it was a very small scoop)

Afterwards I went over to one of the sponsors or coaches and we introduced ourselves. I told her How nice they were. When I asked them who was the best player one young lady said "All of us". I said that is what a team is. So I was talking to the lady about that and we got to talking, the kids got to cheering and I gave a 10 minute talk right in the restaurant.

We hear about all the bad things the young people do. We need to hear about the good things people do.

Well, the devil got mad again and when I got home I got sick and was worn out Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Am feeling much better.

One thing I know, no matter our age God isn't through with us yet. As long as He has us here He has a purpose for our lives and we must take care of these bodies so we can fulfill that purpose.

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/31/2012 6:51PM

    Cheering for others on our team is so important! And letting them know we are all in this together! Onward to healthy choices, my friend! You are such a blessing!

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DIDMIS 3/17/2012 2:44PM

    Thank you everyone Hope your day is good.
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JUDITHANNIE 3/17/2012 8:45AM

    Amen to that emoticon thanks for sharing your adventure...

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TEXASFILLY 3/15/2012 4:57PM

    Yes indeedy! Well said, dear heart! *hugs* So good to hear GOOD NEWS about young people today. So sorry to hear you were temporarily under the weather. You know what to do when the Devil is after you so rebuke him in the Lord's name and he flees. Take care of your beautiful self~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/15/2012 12:41PM

  You are so right Irene. As long as we have breath left in us we are usable to our Lord just so long as we are obedient when we hear Him and you are.

I don't like that when you get attacked with not feeling well in your body because it keeps us from being at our best and functioning to the best of our ability.

But, thanks be to Jesus He has healed us all all the time and makes us strong and healthy and living long satisfied lives.

You are such an inspiration to me with spreading the word of God.

Yes, there is much more good things that younger people are doing then the bad that is always being reported on.

Have a great week with you feeling better.

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DINGALLSTOO 3/15/2012 10:46AM

    Glad you're feeling better. I'm just getting over a cold myself. I love working with m Girl Scouts, because they are good kids too. YES people need to hear about all the good kids.

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MNNSAIDE 3/15/2012 9:53AM

    Beautiful - Wow God keeps sending you to restaurants to evangelize!!!

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NELLJONES 3/15/2012 9:48AM

    Sometimes being sick is just being sick, and the message is that we are all just like everybody else. My faith in God helps me through the bad times but doesn't protect me from them.

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SUNRISE14 3/15/2012 4:59AM

    Read an article that said if you are breathing God isn't done with you yet ! emoticonMost young people have no one to guide them the right way ! Keep witnessing and praising the Lord he is soooooo good to us ! Have a great day my friend ! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/15/2012 3:38AM

    emoticon thank you for sharing Irene, have a great day today emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/15/2012 2:36AM

    Irene, I REALLY LOVED this blog.
I love the thought of you surrounded by those young softball girls and them cheering you as you encouraged and shared your wisdom with them!
You are so right about all the bad things we hear about our younger generations, and some of them with bad behavior and language that I see at the malls and such do make me cringe sometimes, but there are a LOT of good kids out there!
Awesome that you got to touch each others' lives like that!
Then the enemy tried to discourage you and you saw his tactics for what they were and overcame!
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/15/2012 12:10AM

    That is so true, awesome!!

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JUST_BREATHE08 3/14/2012 11:49PM

    emoticonIrene...Thank you for sharing!

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/14/2012 11:04PM

    I have always felt God is never through with us as long as we exist on this earth. You have blessed a number of lives, but I'm guessing your tummy just didn't like one of the dishes very well. I believe all foods are acceptable (although some in more moderation than others). You're doing God's work beautifully.

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ANYVAR54 3/14/2012 11:02PM

    Thank you for sharing with us about this church group.

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NELLIEC 3/14/2012 10:54PM

    This reminds me of what my pastor's wife says about her trips with the youth group down into Mexico to build a house for a family that can't afford their own house. She has been very happy that repeatedly people along their route to Mexico compliment her on the behavior of the youth group and what a witness they make for Jesus!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

My day has been some day. This morning I woke up at 5:00 as I had gone to bed earlier than usual and was leaving the house at 8:00 for my Sunday School class. One thing I forgot to tell is I had no hot water this morning either and finally went to the box and found out that the water heater had been closed off. So no big expense Praise the Lord.
Well, no one came to Sunday School. I was not very happy so decided to not stay for the service but to go home.
Seeing the pastor's helper in the foyer I told him I was leaving and he asked why. I told him and he said do you want to talk to pastor. I said No.
He said you need to talk to the pastor come on so he led me down the hall to "the principals Office" Unlocked the door and ushered me down another hall. When he came to the pastor's door he told him I wanted to talk to him.
So I did and told him several other things he should know. I told him I had spoken to my Sunday School class about how we needed revival (and not just our church but the whole Church of God). He spoke of some of his frustrations also and I told him when I was young I couldn't do enough for God. I wanted to be busy right away. He said I am going to use that in my sermon. I said you go right ahead.
We prayed then he ushered me into the auditorium as I sit right behind him beside the pastor's helper and his family.
HEAVEN BROKE LOSE. He preached like he hadn't preached in a long time. We had fewer people as I guess some were sleeping in and others were out of town because of spring break but that did not hinder the spirit of the Lord. In our church we have the gifts of the spirit in operation as we find in the New Testament church but not as much. This morning the Spirit began to speak to His people and the gifts began to flow. Many times they leave it up to one man and me but today I didn't feel like doing it. I was praying God would use new people. Then they started, A man then a woman with powerful messages from God to His church. Then the pastor prophesied and later collapsed in the altar. Men of the church gathered around him and prayed for him then people started coming to the altar. I was planted. I did not want to leave although it was late. Lunch could wait.
A lady came to me and said would you pray for a woman who is in the altar so I went to pray for her. When I finished I found others waiting for me and I prayed for them. Oh the beauty of the First Love when we first accepted our Lord.
Going back to my seat I was afraid to leave before the pastor dismissed us.
When I got to the parking lot I found a lady who comes to my Sunday school class who has let her family take over her life and she is the mother and grandmother to them. She had called saying she could not come to Sunday school and was crying and I prayed for her on the phone. When I saw her she thanked me for praying and said she had gone to the altar to repent for putting her family before God.
THEN ANOTHER BLESSING My girl friend had called saying she was going to a certain place to eat where they have lots of fruit and fresh veggies on the salad bar and then hot food as well. So I tried to call her back but didn't get her but went on toward the destination.
Almost there. She calls and says she is through eating and I said I am almost there. She said there are 1,000 kids here. I don't know what is going on.
Well, I got there and saw a huge line of young people. What is going on? Taking my seat the general managers wife offered to serve me but I said I would just order from the menu.
The line of young people just kept coming and coming. We found out they were here on spring break but not to go to the island. Instead they were here to build houses or whatever for poor people. There were 600 of them and they were to stay all week. They were from 3 colleges in Waco, Texas. So that also made my day.
So my day had its ups and down.
UP; I got up at 5:00 fully rested.
DOWN; No one in my Sunday school class.
UP; Prayer with the pastor and stayed for the most marvelous service I have been in in a very long time.
UP: The lady from my Sunday School class had repented (and I gave her some clothes I had brought her that I could no longer wear)
UP: Seeing 600 college students helping the poor instead of going to the Island to get drunk.
So It was a wonderful day with a healthy meal both for the spiritual and the physical body.

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JUNEBUG150 3/27/2012 9:19AM

    This blog really lifted my spirits!!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you my friend. Hugs, Melody

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CAROLYN0107 3/15/2012 8:13PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful service and time of ministry on Sunday.

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MAWDOT35 3/12/2012 10:10PM

    Glad you had a wonderful worship service! I think a lot of churches are going through some sort of change. I know ours is leaning more to contemporary worship and music. Maybe that's good for the younger generation, but the older ones want to stay with the old hymns and ways of worship. Maybe we could have a blend. Anyway, we had the new music last Sunday and then we had one of the best old timey sermons we have had in a while! God is alive and well and His Holy Spirit is still moving among His people!

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/12/2012 4:48PM

    Praise be to God when we are moved so wonderfully! You have the added blessing of sharing your love of the Lord with us, and for that I say THANK YOU, Irene!

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DIDMIS 3/12/2012 12:29PM

    Again I say thank you all for your lovely words. God bless one and all.

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MNNSAIDE 3/12/2012 10:58AM

    And here you continue to spread the Good News

God was working thru you yesterday for his disciple that may
have needed a renewed Spark of the Holy Spirit to share
with his flock.

And God wanted you to see and observe his wonderful power
and revival personally.

You were an instrument of His peace and received His peace!

You are blessed my friend!!!

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SUNRISE14 3/12/2012 10:09AM

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GANGANDI 3/12/2012 8:44AM

    What a great day you had Irene...I saw this over on the Joyce Meyer's Team and thought it was so wonderful! I would have been brought to tears seeing all those students coming to help the poor!


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PATTYKLAVER 3/12/2012 8:43AM

    I'm glad you had more ups than downs. It certainly was an eventful day for you! Hoping you have a great week.

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JUSTLYLE 3/12/2012 8:25AM

    Sure enjoyed reading your blog Irene, thanks so much for posting it.
Last Jan, we closed our small church with 12 members, had been as high in 20 years as 25. Never had $ problems because we didn't have a full time pastor or church building to maintain, just rented in a Community building. We had broke away from the main BIG church because we felt they were moving to a MORE LIBERAL doctrine. Started going to a larger[220-300] av. attendance with two services. They too feel they should have many more and just recently started a Sunday School after closing it for poor attendance. Have no Sr. choir for lack of women if you can believe that. Have a k-8 Parochial school and their classes sing once a month. They just did vote to call a young lady for part time teacher and other time youth leader.
Religion is under an assault from all angles, we must be diligent in our prayers.
Thanks so much for posting.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/12/2012 3:28AM

    Oh, what a great day you had, Irene. And I am feeling convicted, as our church attendance has not been as regular as it's always been lately, today included! And I know I have been feeling like I am allowing things to come ahead of my relationship with God. So your blog was a wonderul reminder of many things, but mostly just that I need to be in fellowship with the Body of Christ to help me on my walk and to take time to praise Him, no matter what else is going on!
All the ways that I have to be closer to Him, from reading my bible to daily prayer and quiet time, have been given short attention lately. Today I was thinking I'd need to journal about this, and then I read your blog! See God working through you to bless even one more, so far away in Hawaii!!
God Bless you, Irene!

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DIDMIS 3/11/2012 11:44PM

    Thank you everyone for posting on the blog. It was so long I didn't know if anyone would read it but I just had to tell it.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/11/2012 10:07PM

    Praise God, we always have to try to look up, when we look down to much, that is when we fall!!
Awesome to hear God is moving in Texas!!!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/11/2012 10:04PM

    Praise the Lord,there is always something positive to replace the negative.Thank you for sharing this awesome day with us! God Bless You and all! emoticonHugs,Diana emoticon

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GGMFAY 3/11/2012 8:59PM

    Praise the Lord!!

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NDTEACHER1 3/11/2012 8:56PM

    God, is good!

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    Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow!

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SUNSHINEGB 3/11/2012 8:25PM

    The UP's far outweighed the DOWN's Irene, what a day you've had . . . so much to be thankful for!

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