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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last night I went to a memorial service for a wonderful Christian lady, my sister in Christ. I knew her from work, and we were in Bible study together there. (I retired a yr ago) Barb had battled cancer for several years, but thru it all, Christ shined thru her to everyone. Barb always thought of others, not herself, and once she was asked (in my presence) "don't you everget mad or upset about having cancer and going thru chemo?" Barb's reply was so typically Barb, "yes, sometimes I go by myself and cry, but I remember that God is in control of what is happening." Barb wasn't resigned to God's control, she EMBRACED it in joy. What an example.

I miss Barb, but I'm glad God released her from her body of pain and disease. I WILL see her again one day, when I reach Heaven. Praise the Lord!

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DAYHIKER 12/13/2009 4:24PM

    What a wonderful testimony to the grace of our loving God. Even when we don't know what is going on or why, His grace is always there for us if we'll accept it. Thank you for this blog post!

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1THING 12/13/2009 2:12PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I am glad Barb is safely in her maker's hand. Showing Christ in her life lives on.That memory of her seems to be shing on. Take care of you also. emoticon

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Got some mall exercise today

Friday, December 11, 2009

I went out by myself to the mall....it was great to be out by myself, and not have to go where I wasn't interested in going, or wait while someone else looked at something. Since the mall wasn't terribly crowded, I got in a brisk walk - went all over the thing at least once. : )

I found a shirt for my husband, and a blouse for myself (why not!?) and then bought us both Auntie Anne's original pretzels. He was surprised and pleased when I gave it to him on my return home. I've tracked that nutrition, and am determined to eat even better the rest of the day, but it was a pleasant splurge.

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DAYHIKER 12/11/2009 4:44PM

    Good for you!! We need a treat every now and then. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 12/11/2009 4:01PM

    emoticon Keep making progress. -- Lou

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FURBALLDTH 12/11/2009 3:23PM

    Good for you! It's nice to do something for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ok, it's warm compared to some people (currently about 38 Degrees F, and humid); but with the humidity, it's cold to me! I had an appt this morning, then ran a couple of errands. I was thankful to get back inside. : )

A very sweet lady I know 'went home' today to Heaven. Barb had breast cancer that spread to her brain then stomach and throughout her body. I know she's now healthy, no longer in pain, and in the presense of Jesus, but I am sad. The comfort I have, is that I will see her again when I get to Heaven, too. God does provide the perfect comfort. Please pray for her family's comforting.

Back to weather: Friday's hi is expected to be at or just below freezing. Brrrr! It's not even officially winter, by the calendar. Guess I need to pull out my sweaters. : )

Y'all stay warm now.

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IUHRYTR 12/9/2009 9:58PM

    Condolences on the loss of your friend. My mother also died of cancer before Christmas. It does add a note of sadness to the holiday but our time is not God's time. Be well. -- Lou

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Tuesday 12/8

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

First, I want to thank all of you who responded to my blog yesterday. I watched the news broadcast and found they did a very nice job of advertising not only what we do, but that we're looking for more folks to join us, and of course, gifts of yarn.

I volunteered at my grandson's kindergarten class this morning, and now am contemplating the housework that I've been ignoring! Maybe if I look at it as exercise......yeah, that's a good idea. : )

Cheers, everyone. Have a great day.


I may be on TV tonight

Monday, December 07, 2009

Well, my knitting/crocheting group was finally able to link up with the local ABC camera crew and we were taped for broadcast tonight on the 5 o'clock news. (That's ABC27, Harrisburg, PA) If you're interested, you might be able to find it on their web site (later). That address is: http://www.whtm.com/

It was fun, the interviewer is a nice young lady, and we were able to share with others what we knit/crochet. Such things as: fetal demise pouches and caps; blankets for Project Linus; chemo hats for a cancer clinic; hats, mittens and scarves for a couple of elementary schools and womens' shelter.

I had a good time, and we 're hoping to gain additional knitters/crocheters as well as donations of yarn.

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IUHRYTR 12/8/2009 3:53AM

    You and your group are to be commended for such selfless donations to those who benefit. Way to go. :) -- Lou

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MRSJARI 12/7/2009 9:42PM

I have started knitting and crocheting some, and want to do more and learn more. Thus far I just do scarfs and straightish things. Soon I hope to go round!

I would love to the broadcast but I live in Texas

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JMSURPRENANT 12/7/2009 9:33PM

    Way cool!

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    Wow, that's pretty cool.

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FURBALLDTH 12/7/2009 6:53PM

    How heart breaking it must be to lose an infant. You are a true angel in a mothers time of need. God bless you. I've always taught my daughters that people like you are the real stars and heroes in life. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAMISH7 12/7/2009 2:34PM

    Wow. It sounds like your group does some wonderful projects for those who need it. I'll check online when i get home cause I've too late for the early news and in bed by the late one

Thanks for letting us know.

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DAYHIKER 12/7/2009 2:22PM

    Wow! How cool! If I can remember I will look at that when things settle down here...IF they settle down here. emoticon

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MOMMAKATES 12/7/2009 2:19PM

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