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The Passion Play 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tonight my friend and I went to The Passion Play. This was my 3rd year to see it. They put on a really good play each year. It is all volunteers from several churches in the area. Every time I cry when they whip Jesus and crucify him. Tonight, though, I couldn't stop crying. I cried even when Jesus showed up after rising from the dead and leaving the tomb. I cried all during the song "He's Alive." I cried when Jesus was ascending to heaven. And I cried when they had the call to the altar. Well, I've not been embarrased to know Jesus or be a Christian, but have been to go up in front of everyone and admit I hadn't gone up to the altar before. This time, though, I went up there. And I was still crying when I went up and was standing there. I think I finally quit when I got back to my seat. I have never had that happen before. Though I have always believed in Jesus Christ, I think that Easter will mean more to me this year for some reason.

I hope that everyone has a blessed Easter.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/1/2013 1:47PM

    You probably had lots of feelings about your life in general that you hadn't processed or allowed yourself to feel and watching the play brought it all up. I am so glad it was a healing experience for you. Have a wonderful week! Love, Chelsea emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/30/2013 5:48PM

    He is Risen indeed!

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ROBERTAUP 3/30/2013 9:02AM

    Thanks for the reminder of how special yesteday, today and tomorrow are in our celebration of Life.

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SUNSET09 3/30/2013 6:09AM

  I do understand as it is with sadness that Christ died to save us from sin. It is a happy cry because He loved us and God gave His only Son for us. What a sacrifice! We cry together! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHILOHPIP 3/30/2013 1:45AM

    Hi! Yes it makes us cry to know how much our Savior LOVES us! He died a horrible death for our sins. He didn't have to do it..but He wanted to.We sure did'nt do anything to deserve His love. But He loves us JUST like we are. What an AWESOME God we have!! Have a Blessed Easter too!

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Trying to get walking more

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm having extreme problems with finances now and have been trying to figure how to get to the doctor's office without having to use my gas. It ends up a question of having to walk about a mile from the bus stop. Well, I am not used to walking a mile. So I am trying to get to walking more by next week.

Today I walked twice around the lake at Washington Park. That turned out to be a half mile each round, so I got the mile on that walk. Added to the rest of the walking I did today I got over 2 miles. I know I'm not ready to do that every day, but I will get there. I am also hoping that I can get up to a 5k by May when they have the Furry Scurry at that park (that one goes around the entire park). I don't know that I can actually join in because of the cost to register, but maybe I can follow them or something.

Now, if the weather will just stay such that I can handle walking in it.

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/14/2013 6:30PM

    I take the public bus everywhere thus I walk a lot that way and the more you do it, the more you will get used to it. Look what you have done already! emoticon The best to you preparing for the walk in May. Chelsea

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GCHUNG 3/14/2013 2:41PM

    Great plan and good incentive for May and 5K

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PARKERB2 3/14/2013 11:46AM

    sounds like you have an ideal place to walk. The scenery is probably beautiful as well. keep walking and sparking.

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FANCYQTR 3/14/2013 2:14AM

    Washington park is still a ways from me, but there are a couple smaller ones close. I just stopped there on my way home from a class at the hospital that is downtown (about 10 miles). The closer parks are about 1/3 that size. but it is a little nicer than just next to the tracks. Wish you could have a place like that Susan.

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SUSANBEAMON 3/14/2013 1:13AM

  nice to live close to a big park. closest thing i have to me outside is the walkway next to the train tracks. no circle, just straight ahead.

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/14/2013 12:13AM

    Awesome job working on that one mile walk! I started a walking program a couple weeks ago and I am really enjoying it. The weather is perfect!

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Day 2 with Cassie

Monday, January 28, 2013

Orzo looks like he is getting a little better with Cassie except when she tries to get in my lap or starts to follow him. I sure hope so. Last night I didn't get much sleep because I was afraid he'd get in a fight with her again.

Today Cassie and I went to look for a collar for her, but didn't find one I liked very well. So she is wearing Venture's. I couldn't find any of the other collars I kept around. We did get some training treats and started teaching her the "sit" command. I also took her over to the vet clinic for introduction. We were going to go for a walk afterward, but my gut started acting up again. This afternoon it started snowing again, too, after being 57 earlier in the day.

I have been trying to keep my calories and carbs under control. I have been a little under most days, but up over 1200 some days, so I think it works out. I just want to get back to healthy. Now I have even more reason with Cassie and Orzo here in my life.

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/25/2013 8:57PM

    I feel for you because my cats fight at night and keep me up 2-5 nights per week!! What I do sometimes is take one to the bedroom and keep the other one in the other room so I can sleep. I hope the training works for you. We need our sleep! emoticon

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New Companion

Monday, January 28, 2013

Today ended up a rushed day to get a new dog. I called a friend to ask about ACD lines and what would be good for a possible therapy dog, which I would like to bry to do with one. She said she had one that she would give me who is very sweet and laid back that she thought would be good. We were going to meet next month, but she was about half way here today, so we met today. Cassie does love people and she is just fine having a cat around. Orzo (the cat), unfortunately, does not like having Cassie around. He attacked her. So I will have to keep Cassie in a crate when I am gone unless it is warm enough to leave her outside in a run at those times.

It's comfortable having a cat and dog in the house again. I just hope it doesn't take too long for Orzo to get along with Cassie. Cassie will give me a nice walking pardner, too, so maybe I can eventually get up to walking a 5k. I know that doesn't sound like much, but it will be quite a bit for me.

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MANSONJAK 5/6/2014 7:35PM

  I love dogs and all that they do too. They are amazing and they are part of the family too. I am just so glad that we have dogs as such great companions too.
Jak Manson |

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STLOUISWOMAN 1/28/2013 10:44PM

    Congratulations on your new family member. The cat will (hopefully) come around & accept the dog. He's just got to get used to the competition for your affections.

You know, sibling rivalry.

Comment edited on: 1/28/2013 10:44:52 PM

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RITAROSE 1/28/2013 7:33AM

  How exciting! Hope the training goes well! Pets are such great company!! ENJOY! emoticon emoticon

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National Western Stock Show

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today I went to the National Western Stock Show with a friend. He had a stroke recently, so had a wheelchair this year that I was pushing, though he ended up walking most of the day with his cane. But we had a good day. I was surprised that I only wound up with 5200 steps, though. We were walking almost the entire time. I didn't do too bad with my eating there since I took my own lunch and a snack that I ended up eating for dinner. We did get a couple things that are a bit higher in calories and carbs than I should have, but I got the one cut in small pieces and haven't had a bite yet. I am going to try my very best to only have a small piece when I do have any.

This was the first time I have been to the NWSS in a couple of years because of problems and I sure enjoyed being able to go again. I also enjoyed that I was able to fit into my Wranglers that I haven't been anywhere close to getting on the last few months, even though I haven't lost much weight. Must have just redistributed some of the weight.

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PARKERB2 1/27/2013 5:24PM

    I am glad you had a good day and enjoyed the show. Take care. Glad the Wrangler's fit. makes you feel good.

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SUSANBEAMON 1/27/2013 1:52AM

  always enjoyed the NWSS when i used to go. i like the horse shows and going "backstage" where the horses get ready to show.

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DANLIN60 1/26/2013 11:12PM

    congrats on getting into the jeans, keep it up. be proud of the great work you are doing with your weight lost.



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DRPOOH63 1/26/2013 11:20AM

    Love the NWSS. Sounds like you had a good time.

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ELLENIRENE 1/26/2013 7:19AM

    I bet you've lost weight--inches anyway, I double that it's just redistribution of weight--
That feeling of getting into a too-tight pair of jeans is wonderful!!
Keep up the good work.

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