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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Answered prayer: My friend's brother D (see Apr 16th blog) came thru surgery well, and will soon be discharged from the hospital. The dr's feel everything is good, but because of one reason or another, healing will be slow. Thank you for your prayers for him; and please continue to pray for healing in God's timing.

This morning is pretty, but we're due rain showers later, maybe even a thunderstorm. Again tomorrow, and apparently chances of same for the first few days next week. Remember the line from "Camelot" where King Arthur is talking to Gueneviere (Spelling??) about living in Camelot? He said it only rains (or was it snow?) at night and in the morning it was all gone. Well, picky me, I'd like to see that: rain between the hours of say, 10 pm and 4 am. Of course, that would be bad for those folks who work at night, wouldn't it. emoticon God certainly knows what He's doing regarding the weather, even when it doesn't suit us.

And I'm still working on the sundress for my only grandddaughter. (She lives in Mississippi - MS ) We only get to see them about once a year, and I started making dresses for her when she was three. Now she's 7, and expects there will always be a new dress when we visit or they come see us. I don't really mind - I'm glad I can bring that bit of joy to her. Although I'm not going to this time, I have also sometimes made matchig shoulder bags. That tickled her pink.

I need to 'frog' (un-knit) a couple of rows of the capelet I'm making for my Mom - I made a mistake I could not fix otherwise. emoticon Where, (you ask) does the term 'frog' come in? It comes when I have to 'rip-it, rip-it' out what I've already done. The term is not an original w/me.

Ta-ta folks. Have a wonderful weekend.

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PEGGYJEAN13 4/24/2010 12:30PM

    You have a lot of talents. I can sew, but lost all knowledge of crochet I had from my grandmother. As they say, if you don't use it, you lose it! I lost it.

Have a good weekend.


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Friday night

Friday, April 23, 2010

A few comments/thoughts before I hit the sack. (yawn)

I've had a pretty good week. I did subcome to stepping on the scales this morning, and was pleasantly surprised at the number. My official weigh-in day is Sunday.

I spent a lot of time exercising/walking/treadmilling this week. It made me feel good, and also felt good mentally for having done it. I need to remember that feeling and build on it. emoticon

Tomorrow is going to be a BUSY day - both grandsons have ball games we want to attend, and we have a couple of errands to run in the morning. Then, we want to visit someone in the hospital in the evening.

I spent over and hour sewing the dress for Katie. It's a new-to-me pattern, and there are a few things I'll do different if/when I make it again. But all-in-all, it's turning out well. She expects me to bring a new dress whenever we visit (from PA to MS)......I created that monster when she was 3 and I first made a sundress. But I love being able to do it.

Sorry, I'm just too tired to write more. Have a good night's rest.

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PEGGYJEAN13 4/24/2010 12:31PM

    Doesn't it feel good when you can look back on a week and say "I did good"?

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CLAVINOVA 4/23/2010 11:28PM

    Glad you had a good spark week - that walking and treadmill really makes a difference! Have fun at the games and good luck with the dress!

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QUEENBME2 4/23/2010 11:26PM

    Well done!

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Monday eve

Monday, April 19, 2010

I was soooo good this morning - now we'll see how the evening goes.

I ate some cantaloupe then treadmilled for 45 minutes. Can't remember what else I did before my hair appointment, but came home and painted my fingernails. After lunch we volunteered in our grandson's 4th gr class (will again tomorrow) and then I sewed a little. I've barely started Katie's sun dress, but really need to get on the stick and get it done. I tend to procrastinate, I'm afraid.

After dinner I went for a walk in my neighborhood - only about 15 mins, but a walk just the same. Up and down the slight hills I live in.

So, after I treadmilled, I ate a slice of whole wheat toast w/peanut butter and preserves. For lunch, I had a slice of leftover pizza, an apple and a fiber bar. Supper (my DH is such a good cook) was a grilled skinless chicken breast and lots of (mixed) veggies, along w/a sweet potato. So far, so good. Now is the worst time for me - after dinner. I tend to nibble or gorge. I have plans to not do that tonight, although I will have a 60 calorie cup of mousse my dau gave me.

Have a restful night, y'all.

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IUHRYTR 4/19/2010 10:12PM

    Evenings are difficult for me also but usually a bowl of healthy cereal with skim milk does the trick. Glad you had a good day.-- Lou

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PEGGYJEAN13 4/19/2010 7:35PM

    Sounds good so far. I have 16 oz glass of skim milk and an orange every night. It's something I look forward to every night. I'm thinking maybe light popcorn one of these nights with light cranberry juice. What is your favorite "good for you" treat?

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Mid-day Saturday

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Well, I started the day right - had 1/2 a grapefruit and a sip of coffee before using the treadmill. It's cold (relatively speaking) with a stiff breeze (almost wind), and it keeps spitting rain at us. Brrrr. After the treadmill I ate a bowl of Cherrios and had a glass of juice.

I cut out one piece of my granddaughter's dress, and am catching up on SP. In awhile I'll be taking one of my grandson's to a baseball scrimmage - the other (6 yrs) went to his scrimmage w/Grandpa already.

I cook on the weekends (my DH has weekday KP) so when Josh (10 yrs) and I get home, I'll be starting that. I'm planning on mac and cheese - the boys love it - w/some meat in it. Veggies, etc on the side.

Tomorrow we stay after church to count the offering, then home again for hamburgers (call Grandma a chicken about getting a big meal on the table). I think we'll have pizzas for supper - I'll have a bit, plus a big salad.

Yes, we have the boys for the weekend - Mom and Dad are in Philadelphia to celebrate their anniversary. I'm glad we're available to help out like this - I'm a firm believer that parents NEED to get away for a couple of days every now and then.

Too bad the weather isn't better - I know the boys would love to be outside more. Oh well, can't have it all all the time! LOL

Y'all have a great weekend. Attend the worship center of your choice and remember that God takes pleasure in us.

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IUHRYTR 4/17/2010 3:26PM

    It is obvious from your tone how much you care for the boys. Everyone little person needs positive role models like the two of you. Some of my fondest memories are not of my parents, whom I loved, but of my uncles, aunts and grandparents. Oh, the meals sound delicious to me. Yum. Be well. -- Lou

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ZZYYGGY 4/17/2010 12:08PM

    Sounds like you have a busy weekend. Enjoy

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This-n-that on Friday

Friday, April 16, 2010

Have enjoyed sunny days most of this week. We're getting a front coming thru now, so it's cloudy and threatening to rain. That's ok. It should clear off by tomorrow.

I spent 60 minutes on the treadmill this morning (mixing up the speeds) and then did some strength/flexibility training. I hadn't done that in ages......excuse after excuse. But I DID do it today, and hope to take a few minutes tomorrow to do more. Don't know if I'll be able to use the treadmill much tomorrow, but maybe I can walk while my grandson's play ball.

We have our grandsons all day tomorrow and Sunday. That should be interesting. Both boys have baseball tomorrow, and Sunday we have to stay after church to count the day's offerings. Guess they'll just have to sit quietly until we finish. emoticon

A prayer request for the brother of a friend. D has a degenerative bone disease, and the dr's had to remove about a 3" piece of his jaw. Yesterday's 10-12 hr surgeries took bone from his leg and put it into his face. He's on a breathing machine for now, and is to be kept unconscious for another day. D has a loooong road ahead of him. Please kept pray that he will not develop any infections, and that the bone graft will 'take'.

Thank you.

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IUHRYTR 4/17/2010 5:31PM

    Wow, what a serious operation. Prayers for him and his family and friends. -- Lou

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