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Memorial Sunday

Monday, May 27, 2013

Today was a nice day. At church this morning they had a video with a lot of meaning that was a speech by President Reagan and a lot on the freedom and those who fight to give it to us. They also had a bulletin board to put names on of those who we remember. After the video we had our regular message.

After church we went to the park and had a picnic. There was, of course, a ton of food. The church supplied the meat and the members the side dishes and desserts. When we were about done Pastor noticed the people over in the playground area (mostly adult or older teens) and invited them to lunch. One family turned out to be homeless, having just moved up for a new job. I am so happy to be a part of that church. It isn't a big church. There are maybe 75 people who come other than special hollidays. Others are visitors. But they will always help someone in need. The people from the park were sent home with plenty of food and the father who had just gotten the new job also would get some dinner tonight.

Please remember everyone who has fought for freedoms that we enjoy and pray for the safety of those who are fighting for the freedome of people everywhere. Memorial day is to remember those, not just a holiday to begin summer.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/28/2013 9:05PM

    So glad to hear about your church's generous spirit. That's the way my church is. Sure is nice to be part of that, isn't it?

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/27/2013 10:17AM

    What a beautiful day! I am so happy you were all able to help the homeless family with a special meal and that you enjoyed the day with friends. You deserve it since you have been so stressed out. I hope you also have a wonderful week.

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    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

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What a Tuesday workout

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I finally got my lawn mower working today. Well, I got it working yesterday, but it stopped almost right away. Today I got it started again and we figured out the problem. So I spent the next three hours mowing the foot-high grass. My land isn't flat and that mower didn't want to go where I wanted it to. So instead of going along the side of the hill, I went up and down the hills. And the mower didn't want to go up the hill. Then I got stuck at the bottom of a hill when the mower ran out of gas. Boy, am I sore tonight.
Cassie sure had a nice time out there, though. She had about 2 1/2 hours exploring everything in the yard. After finding out that she had gotten out at the last home she was placed at, I got a little worried when I couldn't see where she was, but she always came when I called. She doesn't want to be away from her person at all.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/22/2013 10:22AM

    What a wonderful blog!! I don't know if you are noticing but you seem a little bit more happy than when you were in the midst of the winter season. I am glad you are enjoying your yard, garden, flowers AND Casey is having fun too. emoticon emoticon

Have a sunny and happy day!! Love, Chelsea

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Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday my friend came over and we went to lunch and then she trimmed Orzo's claws. He keeps kneading on my stomach and I have holes in if from that. He was also holding onto my hand and those sharp claws got into it. He just is loving me, but he can't help getting me with his claws. Cassie was very excited to see my friend and was running back and forth through the house. I haven't ever seen her that excited (had her since the end of January).

Friday night we went to a Signature Sound concert. Thee were 8 of us from church. Those guys are so energetic during their performance and the lung capacity they have is amazing -- especially Ernie Haas. That was so enjoyable.

Saturday I was able to finally get rid of some papers that needed shredding at a Shred-a-Thon that one of the TV stations and the police departments have. On the way home I saw that they were having electronics recycling at a nearby church, so I was able to get rid of some of that, too. I also got some beads I need for a class I am taking tomorrow afternoon. I thought I had what I needed for it, but couldn't find the right beads. I guess I used them all. I also needed something called bead chips instead of the rounded ones I have. I hope I can use part of those beads for something worthwhile because the class won't use very many of them and I can't sell anything I make like I really need to do and wanted to do when I got into the jewelry making.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/21/2013 6:53PM

    I am so glad you are having enjoyable days with friends and around town, and that your pets are doing well. Enjoy the rest of the week! Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 5/18/2013 10:59PM

    Signature Sound is a great group... wish I could attend a concert of theirs..

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FANCYQTR 5/18/2013 9:26PM

    The Shred-a-Thon was just taking the boxes of papers to Channel 9 (or several police or sheriff's locations) and dropping them off. They had the trucks there and people were shredding them in the trucks.

The only problem with the e-recycling is they charge you a bunch (usually) to do it and then they go sell the stuff to someone else. TVs are charged $1/inch, so it would cost close to $40 to take mine, which has an almost totally green picture.

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    I'm such a clutterbug, yet I love it when I manage to whittle away at the junk. Right now coming across an electronics recycling program would be downright useful...I have two old TVs that don't work anymore. As for a shred-a-thon...that just plain sounds like fun! Sounds like you have a productive and fun day.
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Sunday, May 12

Monday, May 13, 2013

I went to church this morning. They had one of the special services they have during the year. Debbie Milligan from Healing Wings Ministries was there. She does mainly a singing ministry, but also a message and she goes all over the country ministering to people. Most of the music she does is something that she wrote. We always enjoy when she comes.

Later I came and got Cassie and went to meet Spark Team members at the park for a walk around the park. It was a nice, sunny day.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/17/2013 7:18PM

    Sounds like a great day. So glad you enjoyed yourself!

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DANLIN60 5/15/2013 11:14AM

    Sounds like you had a beautiful day. I am very happy for you

God bless

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I try and try, but for what?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I just cannot see any hope anymore. I survived the cancer, but the radiation has affected me so that I cannot go back to work outside the house. I am lucky if I can go outside the house without major problems. So I cannot pay my bills. I have not been buying anything but necessities and I have nothing left on credit and no money. I have been told to move from the house I grew up in to government subsidized housing, but I had a friend there (in this town) who was beaten almost to death when she tried to do her laundry. The cops wouldn't do a thing about it. What point is there in conquering cancer and trying to get my health back when I face moving to a place where all I can do is sit inside the locked apartment in fear and never do anything again. Every month I face the bills I cannot pay. Before I had something I could borrow from, but no more. There isn't anything left in that account to borrow from. NOTHING! I don't know what to do anymore.

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    It's no wonder you're depressed. I don't know all the details of your situation, but I assume you're receiving, or have applied for, disability or SSI? Perhaps your case worker can help you find some more resources. Have you called? Perhaps there are some resources you just aren't aware of. Meanwhile, I'm thinking of you every day and sending good thoughts your way.


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AWESOMECHELZ 5/9/2013 1:58PM

    I don't know, either, what to tell you to fix your problem since mine are similar. I just wanted to say that I am sorry about your pain. I would call the community social services place or contact someone from elder services (depending on your age) or your church, or ask friends for ideas on where to go in your community to get ideas for help. Life really sucks sometimes, I know, but hang on to all that you have. God bless you.

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FANCYQTR 5/9/2013 4:29AM

    It was the doctor. I have already contacted Human Services. They have taken away half my medical help and part of the food stamps. If I had known I would end up like this and unable to go back to work at all I would not have had the surgery and treatments to get rid of the cancer. I did not want to die, but this is not really living.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/9/2013 12:52AM

  is that Social Services that told you to move, or just some random people? it is past time to contact the welfare department local office. your hospital can help, since they will have to provide you with paperwork.

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