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July 24/25

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday I had an appointment with my Oncologist to get the results of my CT scan. I don't have any return of the cancer I had 7 years ago. He gave me a copy of the report along with the lab results, so I can see where there are some problems, but not serious at this time. I have a problem drinking water, though, and asked him about that since I am getting stomach aches when I drink it. He said to just sip it throughout the day because the scar tissue is causing a problem. He also said to eat small meals every 2 hours and that could control my IBS some, too, possibly. So I have tried to do that today. That is hard for me because I usually only eat when I am hungry and that can be anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day. But that every 2 hours thing I ended up with a few crackers, a slice of bread with peanut butter, some leftover Chinese, etc. and I was hungry all the time. That doesn't make sense to me.

The every 2 hour eating apparently did have some affect on me (and my dog, for some reason). Cassie got very energetic this afternoon and was running all over the house. I took her outside and let her run some, then took her for a short walk. Usually I cannot walk very fast, but this was a fast walk for me and I managed that speed all the way around the block (it is 5 streets rather than 4). That was all after trying to find something in my mess of a house, so I had been cleaning house most of the day. If I can get the hunger under control (and I do plan to change what I am eating, just didn't have anything else) this every 2 hours eating might just be something that helps with my energy level.

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MCJULIEO 7/27/2013 10:19AM

    Sounds like a promising start!

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MOM2ACAT 7/26/2013 4:53PM

    I'm happy for your good news!

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FANCYQTR 7/26/2013 12:13PM

    We took my Aloe Vera plant outside one time before and it almost died. I do have it outside now and it is doing well. I don't know where there will be room to bring it in for the winter, though. It is getting really big.

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TERRIROB 7/26/2013 12:29AM

    That's wonderful news from your Oncologist! So glad to hear that the small meals helped with your other problem too. You should try a protein snack like cottage cheese and crackers or a little canned fruit maybe. I find those fill me up a lot more.

Your garden looks wonderful! Wish I could do one here but it seems like nothing likes AZ heat except my Palo Verde tree and the two Aloe Vera plants I have. None of them seem to need water - they live on the little bits of rain we get here emoticon

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June 30

Monday, July 01, 2013

I got out to see Fancy again. She had finally shedded quite a bit of fur, but still had a lot so I body clipped her. Didn't do too got a job, but at least she won't be as hot. I got quite a bit of walking in getting things ready. I didn't know where the outlets were, to plug in the clippers, so that was one trip to the indoor barn and back. Then I went and got the clippers (trip 2) and then went back and got Fancy (trip 3). I ran into Monty and found out there was a better place to clip her, so I moved again, but not as far. Fancy has been there since the end of September and I am just finding out where things like the outlets are. Heck, as I left I realized I still don't know Monty's last name. Now, that's bad.

I have finally got some things growing well in my garden. I don't know if any of the plants that are grwing well are cucumbers, of which I planted two kinds, but I have several squash and zucchini plants growing now. I got a fairly large pumpkin plant (small pumpkins, though I hope not the tiny ones) that almost died in one day, but is now doing great, and a new chili pepper plant that I hope will grow fairly fast since it is Big Jim and not the smaller peppers. I need to get something to hold that plant up on so the peppers aren't on the ground when they start growing. The tomato plants are growing pretty well now, too.

When I went after antifreeze for my truck I found a nice Sweet Basil plant and an Oregano plant. I had the Basil before and it died and my oregano didn't sprout, so I am trying to get them going again. I think that I have the watering about right now (I hope so).

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FANCYQTR 7/2/2013 4:31PM

    Don't know about the rabbits. Something dug the end of the garden again, but digs from the garden to out into the lawn. There is something eating my chili pepper plants, though. There is very little left of either jalapeno and they have started on the Anaheim and possibly the Big Jim. I have an organic spray for bugs. I'm not sure if it is bugs or what.

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    Your garden is looking good! Before you know it you'll be harvesting some great food. Better start collecting zucchini recipes now. emoticon
How is your battle against the rabbits going?

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Very disappointed

Friday, June 21, 2013

I have seen many blogs where people have just written about something they have done, enjoyed or what has been wrong in their day. I guess I don't know what the blogs are about at all. It seems to be okay if I put something in there that is depressing, but put something in where I enjoyed something and it was interesting and I get attacked.

Yesterday I wrote about going on The Creation Tour and some of the things they talked about and we saw. I never said that Creationism was science. I never said that people were wrong if they believed the earth was millions of years old. The only actual time period I said had to do with rocks that were from 50 years ago and when Mount St. Helens blew that they tested and decided they were 1 million and 800,000 years old when they were formed when the volcanoes erupted. I said they told how layers of earth formed after the flood, but I didn't say there wasn't any earth before the flood. On the contrary, without an earth before the flood there couldn't have been a flooded earth. I HAVE NEVER FORCED MY BELIEFS ON ANYONE ELSE. EVER!

But people will tell me there isn't any such thing as the creation. They say that all living things come from something in the water. They say you cannot prove creation, but how do they prove that everything came from the water. I've never seen them take an amoeba and make some other living being from it. If man came from apes, why are there still apes? Even Darwin, in the end of his book, said something about if his theories couldn't be proven to not believe them (I do not remember exactly what the wording was).

If people don't want to believe in the things we were told yesterday, that is fine. They have the right to believe what they want to. That freedom of choice is there for everybody. So don't put me down just because I say about what I have learned about. I haven't said it to hurt others, but maybe there are some people who would like to hear about those things.

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/30/2013 2:34PM

    I'm late, but I totally agree, you have every right to your beliefs and the right to express them. They don't have to read them if they don't care to.
I'm so glad you haven't let whoever/whatever take your blogging away from you. Keep it up, you go girl.
God Bless.

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FANCYQTR 6/22/2013 8:48PM

    Thank you all for your comments. I feel a lot better now.

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CBRINKLEY401 6/22/2013 8:04PM

    Stick to your guns. Don't back down and don't let others discourage you. Negative comments and criticisms don't belong here. If others disagree, they can just read something else instead of feeling compelled to try and shoot you down.
There is more scientific evidence to support creation than evolution, but too many are made to feel ignorant if they even dare to profess it.
I'm glad you had fun at the museum. I hope one day to visit it too.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 6/22/2013 5:30PM

    Just do your "creative blogs" Those handful of people can suck eggs. Ignore them. If you don't please everyone, gotta please yourself. Isn't that a song? lol MJ

I can't believe we have these sort of people on Spark. I guess if your bored and have nothing to do, I guess they are everywhere. That is why I don't frequent Facebook that much anymore. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and beliefs.

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    I don't share your beliefs, but I will repeat my comment from yesterday's blog: I'm glad you had a good day...that you enjoyed yourself...that you had fun. Those were the primary things I got from your blog. We all deserve to have our own opinions, and I try to respect that at all times. I am Spark Friends with many people who have religious and political opinions different from mine. So what? We are still friends. Learning to accept people as they are, especially when they aren't just like us, is actually very freeing, and mentally and emotionally healthy. Besides, there is more to a person than their belief systems.
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TWINKIEQUEEN 6/21/2013 10:49PM

    I had to go back and read your blog on the tour before I could comment....i'm and atheist and I found nothing in the blog that would be offensive to's just a report on a fun trip you enjoyed........just's your blog and if someone reading it does not like it, they can go blow eggs.....some people feel they just have to be disagreeable and argumentative even if there is no reason to be so....ignore them and go on your had an enjoyable trip and that is all that matters

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LINOVER 6/21/2013 9:51PM

    I agree with the others that everyone has the right to their own opinion. You definitely should not have been attacked for your viewpoint. emoticon

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LINDA! 6/21/2013 9:41PM

    I agree that you are entitled to your opinion. I do not think that any Sparkers should put down someone's opinion on their blog. There is enough room for all of us to be able to express our point of view.

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TXGRANDMA 6/21/2013 8:19PM

    Everyone has a right to their own opinion. No one should judge, it is not man's place to be the judge. That is up to God and God alone. Sorry that some people feel insecure and feel the need to attack you. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 6/21/2013 8:05PM

    I salute your exercise of free speech and will defend that right no matter what. I am so sorry you were attacked. If I disagreed with you, you would not know it because the right to express the opinion trumps the content of that opinion. emoticon

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The Creation Tour

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Today I went with a group from church to The Creation Tour at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs. That was an interesting program. They told how the layers of earth were formed after the flood, how the larger stones and smaller stones were moved into place. They showed in the video the fossils and how the fish fossils in places like Wyoming still had all the fins on them, so they couldn't have sat and rotted over a long period of time.

They talked about the rock from a volcano in Hawaii that erupted 50 years ago and some from Mount St. Helens that was from 1980 that was sent to Europe for age identification. The result was that the Hawaiian rock was 1 million years old and that from Mount St. Helens was from 800,000 years ago.

Then we went on a short hike (maybe 45 minutes) and looked at the stone formations on the property. I would like to find a book that tells all they were talking about today.

After the tour we went to a place called The Mason Jar for lunch. I had the small catfish meal and brought half home for dinner tonight. I really enjoyed the day

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MJLUVSANIMALS 6/22/2013 5:39PM

    There is nothing wrong with this blog, I find it rather interesting. And shoot I know some of my blogs are based on hearsay, and may not be 100% accurate, in fact I know they may not be. I just report my experience and others experiences. Base it on informative information, AND cool pictures! If we all were scholars and scientists, how boring would we be? Keep blogging! MJ

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    I'm glad you had a good day!

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TWINKIEQUEEN 6/21/2013 10:46PM

    glad you had a good time....the tidbit about the fish fossils having fins proving they did not rot was incorrect, but that's your guide's error, not yours...sounds like a fun trip

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TXGRANDMA 6/21/2013 8:22PM

    Glad you had a good day, that is the important thing. Don't allow anyone to spoil your day. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 6/21/2013 8:06PM

    Thanks for sharing that gorgeous picture! Our world is wonderfully made!

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TERRIROB 6/21/2013 2:59AM

    It sounds like you had an awesome day today and that is really what counts! Whether anyone else believes as you do is pretty irrelevant in my opinion;. We are all entitled to our own beliefs and i didn't think you were pushing your beliefs onto anyone! Glad you had a good time emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/21/2013 12:31AM

    Don't worry about what she said because she needs to look up this info for herself and find that they are telling her wrong and what the team told you is correct and they also did that carbon 14 on a live mollusk show radiocarbon ages of up to 2300 years.
So just don't listen to what some Christians that don't want to believe the whole Bible.

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FANCYQTR 6/21/2013 12:14AM

    The program was by geologists. I don't see where I have said anything that is so wrong. The only thing I said about the years was with the two stone samples that they dated as much older than they are because they knew how old they were since they were from fairly recent eruptions. The stone was liquid when the eruptions happened and then hardened. I even didn't say how they said the different layers of the earth were laid down so how am I saying something that they can find so wrong. I haven't pushed anything on anyone and if they don't choose to believe what I do, that is their right. All I did was share the day in my blog, but maybe I should not write the blogs at all.

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TEXASPCMAMA 6/20/2013 11:37PM

    Those are interesting tidbits of information. I'm a Christian, too, and I definitely believe in creation, but I'm not sure the science they told you about is valid. You may wish to consider looking some of this stuff up for verification before sharing it with your non-Christian friends (okay, so before evangelizing the lost! haha) because if they're super knowledgeable about paleontology and geology, you could lose all credibility before you've even shared the Gospel.

Just a thought. :-)

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June 9

Monday, June 10, 2013

I was finally able to go out and see Fancy after church. Boy was it hot and I have black jeans. I think I am allergic to some of that heat because my ankles were itching like crazy.

I should have moved Fancy to that ranch a long time before I did. She loves it there. Yesterday I got a scare when I got there, but I decided that she had probably been moved to another pen or they had her inside for some reason. I headed over to the house to find out where she was and found out that she was out eating weeds. She has the run of the property and they haven't locked her in her run for several weeks. Monte said that when he is working one of his horses she will follow them into the arena and around there. What a nice life she is having.

I got home and watered the garden again. One of my little tomato seedlings is gone and I noticed that a rabbit has been digging under my fence. I am going to try dragging some 4 x 4s down and put them around the garden and with my neighbor's help we will take one of the dog runs that I'm not using down to fence around the entire yard. Then the lower fence will go inside to get the vine plants to grow on. That will have to be done when it cools down in the evening, though. It is already over 90.

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DANLIN60 6/12/2013 11:02AM

    Glad to hear Fancy is happy and you got to see her. that darn rabbit Lol

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    Glad Fancy is happy. Last year rabbits ate the lettuce I put out. I didn't even bother this year. We have soooo many rabbits around here. Stay cool!

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