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Blues are kicking in bad this season

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The blues are really bad right now. we cant get electricity so have to be off grid and use a generator and battery pack. Gas is so high . use 4 gallons of gas in a day . just to keep freezer going and fridge. wood needs cut and chopped cant do it as hurt my wrist fractured it again. my boyfriend cant chop it as he is still healing from back surgery. he is only allowed to lift 15# and is not allowed to do that type of work yet.
to buy the cord of wood it would cost 200.00 to have it delivered. all the churches I've talked to have nobody that can do it for less than 20.00 a hour. I am wondering if we are going to make it here threw the winter. we haul all our water also. melting snow for dishes. and all I want to do is cry... cant afford anything even food or homemade gifts for the kids and grandkids. some of them under stand some of them say they are upset at me. it hurts as I am a giver and I cant even give anything....Thank you for listening

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 12/27/2013 7:01PM

    I just read this and hope things have improved I still send my hugs to you emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/24/2013 1:20AM

    My heart and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. So sorry all this is happening to you and yours. So glad that you were able to blog and release some of your stress. I totally understand about being a giver and not being able to give. Just continue to let them know that you love them and tell them the story of Jesus's birth. That is what Christmas is all about. Continue to give them the love you have for them...that is the most priceless thing you can give....from your heart.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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NOWYOUDIDIT 12/23/2013 1:18PM

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Christmas is not about things. :o) You have a lot of LOVE to give away.

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NATPLUMMER 12/23/2013 11:19AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/23/2013 9:21AM

    It's a tough time, for sure. Hope yours gets better soon.

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CRAZYNDNCOOK 12/22/2013 11:09PM

    Sorry to hear this is all going on for you at this time of year. I sure hope that you can find someone to help with the wood. Really churches charging $20 to someone that needs help. Ask around to see if someone can help. I sure hope your family that is upset with not getting anything comes to realize that you are struggling right now.

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FENWAYGIRL18 12/22/2013 10:59PM

    I know what it's like to have little, we don't put the heat on unless we have to so the pipes don't break, we have little money and with two cars taking turns to break down it's a difficult life at times.
My son is getting a few things for Christmas because I found good sales but hubby and I won't be exchanging.
I see that you have family why can't one of them help you out with chopping of wood? If your husband is a veteran why don't you go to them and ask for help? They do help the vets I got a lot of help for my dad.
The people who truly love you won't care about a gift whether it be a child or an adult, if it's a child you simply explain that your gift to them this year as in other years is your love for them.
We don't need material things to make us happy in life and it's a good lesson for some to learn so the ones that are upset with you will learn a valueable lesson , you don't always get what you want.
I wish you well and really hope that you can find some holiday cheer , I know it's been tough for us to find but we found a little because I realized my greatest gifts are with me every single day... my husband and son and they are priceless!
Go to the salvation army if you have to there are so many organizations that can help you!
God bless!

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MSLZZY 12/22/2013 10:57PM

    So sorry you are dealing with all of this at this time of year,
or any time of the year. I wish I were closer as I love to
chop wood but DH thinks I'll chop my foot off. Hasn't
happened yet and I have been chopping wood since I
was a very young girl. I do hope someone can help you.
HUGS!

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STRIVING4PEACE 12/22/2013 10:54PM

    emoticon emoticon I pray things get better!

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Alittle better today

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feeling a little better today thanks for all the prayers. got a lot done today put a tarp over my cabin and finished my duck pen. moved my generator inside out of weather into a car tent. Trees are slightly covered now. and a warning of another storm on way.
I know I will be hurting tonight need to get to town to get a hot shower and do laundry. maybe a nap first. I am making eggplant, spinach lasagne's for dinner cant use noodles so use eggplant or zucchini in its place.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2013 6:39PM

    your supper sounds delicious hope you get to town to warm up so you feel better hugs

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/15/2013 8:43PM

    So glad to see that you are dong a little better and getting things ready for the harsh winter months. The snow on the trees is beautiful but looks really cold. We have already had our first snow of the season. It has been really cold but is to warm up to the high 50s this weekend.
Your lasagne sounds yummy. I will have to try it using eggplant or zucchini as I can not have the normal noodles either.
Continuing prayers for you.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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NATPLUMMER 11/15/2013 10:10AM

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MSLZZY 11/15/2013 7:23AM

    Do take good care of yourself and don't overdo it!

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CAROLIAN 11/15/2013 5:50AM

    Take care xxx

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BLUEROSE73 11/15/2013 12:29AM

    Supper sounds great. Hope you are ready for the cold weather that's coming. I'm not sure I am.

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NOWYOUDIDIT 11/14/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon I wish I was there!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/14/2013 7:59PM

    OMG, snow! It was 84 inside my house today - hot for this time of year in San Diego.

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Need support and Prayer

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hello my friends thank you for being my friends. I need help with my teams and with a prayer for me so that I can get my health back in order so I can get back on here again.

  
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IDLETYME 11/12/2013 11:40AM

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way to help you get better. emoticon

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BUFFYSMOM2 11/12/2013 8:26AM

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BOVEY63 11/11/2013 2:33PM

    You have mine Friend!
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PRUPLEBEAR 11/10/2013 7:00PM

    Hugs!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/10/2013 6:56PM

    I have added you to my daily prayer list and put you on the prayer chains of our local churches so many prayer warriors are working on your behalf. God is aware of your needs and will answer according to his plans for you.
Good to see you posting today.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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NOWYOUDIDIT 11/10/2013 5:25PM

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Just don't quit!! :o)

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/10/2013 4:16PM

    Nice to see you here again. Will include you in my prayers.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/10/2013 3:15PM

    I'm here to help. Tell me what you want me to do.

Nancy (Inching Away To Success team)

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out of commision for a while

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


I will be having gull bladder surgery on the 23rd.
then Jim will be having back surgery in middle of June.
my daughter(Windy) will be moving up here this week she will be caretaking for us.
and helping us with all the chores.
so will probley be slow at getting on here please keep things going in the teams for me. thanks
Leanna

  
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LORRAINE10141 9/17/2013 12:17AM

    Hope you are healing well. *HUGS*

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    Hope you are doing well! emoticon

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TERRA_LUNA 5/10/2013 11:34PM

    I hope that everything goes well for both you and your husband. First and foremost, take care of yourself. You are important.
Best wishes,
Katy

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BOVEY63 5/9/2013 3:51PM

    Prayers that all goes well for both you and your hubby.
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MSLZZY 5/9/2013 6:44AM

    Praying that all goes well and you both make a complete recovery to good health.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/8/2013 10:23PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jim for speedy and complete recoveries. So happy to hear that your DD will be coming and helping you out.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/8/2013 6:22PM

    leanna wishing you both a speedy recovery good luck and hugs to both of you. read relax and get yourself well . eat healthy . will be thinking of you often when you can post an update.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/8/2013 3:50PM

    Please take care. emoticon

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SOKKERNUT 5/8/2013 3:23PM

    WOW you do have alot going on. Good Luck my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.

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JOYFUL452003 5/8/2013 2:43PM

    Wishing you speedy recoveries on you and Jim's surgery. Take care of each other. I will say a prayer for you both.
Hugs, Muriel

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Time to watch our calories...

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Easter is just around the corner... try to remember to watch all those hidden calories...

I am raising bunnies this year. Only one problem it is hard to sell them as they are so cute. I also have chickens that lay colored eggs so dont have to use any dye to color them. kinda neat.

  
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BOVEY63 3/11/2013 8:50PM

    Bunnies are adorable!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/10/2013 6:10PM

    how cute for easter how are you feeling have you found out any news yet.?

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MIMIDOT 3/10/2013 4:22PM

    Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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ARNETTELEE 3/10/2013 3:19PM

  Wow.... easter is coming up soon! All those candies in the stores. Need to avoid them, although we thought of getting some for our grandchildren! We didn't though.

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