Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Today is my Mom's b'day, and that of one of my s-i-l. I made and sent a card to Mom, as she lives at least 1600 miles from here and I don't even have a phone number for her.
My DH and I went to our last "Kid Writing" today, and that's sad. We've SO MUCH enjoyed the kindergarteners. They had presents for us - key chains w/a photo of the class, a plant and a place mat which the whole class had signed. I almost teared up right there in class. We will be going back tomorrow for Grandparents' Day, enjoying lunch w/Tyler and being there for various activities.
Another sad thing was when I opened the newspaper this morning and found that my friend's father had passed away. He had cancer, and was on his deathbed for quite awhile; but it's still a sad thing when someone dies. My heart breaks for my friend. I called her cell phone instead of her house (I figured she was where her father died, miles from here), and had to leave a message. When we got back from school, there was a phone message from her. Maybe it was better that we couldn't actually speak this morning - I know I would have cried. We'll talk again in a few days. I won't be able to attend her father's funeral, which makes me sad - not being able to be there for her; but she knows I love her and that I'm praying for her.
It's another (relatively) cold, rainy day here in So Central PA. The temp isn't supposed to get above about 57 degrees. I'm glad I wasn't counting on walking outside; but WILL utilize my treadmill as much as my dr has given me permission to do. I forgot my pain medicine the other evening (it's a 12 hr thing) so took something else in its place until yesterday morning. My hip hurt that night - so the 2 weeks haven't done much for me. I certainly have NO intention of being on Aleve the rest of my life. Am thinking about my options.
Right now, I'm resting in the Lord for comfort on all levels. He never leaves me on my own. I read Ephesians chapter 5 this morning as my devotional. If only we all would follow God's plans for us - what a better place this would be. I can hardly wait until I reach Heaven - perfection.
God bless you all
Sunday, May 09, 2010
The rain DID stop yesterday morning, and by 11:00 the playing fields were mostly dry - due to the wind. We watched the boys play, and had a good time. Josh (10 yr old, catcher) caught a foul pop-up for the final out of the game, and his team won! Don't you know he was pleased as punch when his teammates all piled on him (he was lying on the ground where he caught the ball)!
Yest. after the games, my DH and I watched some taped tv shows then went out to dinner. Had a nice dinner at Red Lobster, bringing home about 1/2 of it. That's for tonight.
This morning's breakfast at the church was very nice; a buffet w/scrambled eggs, 2-3 kinds of mini muffins, biscuits and sausage gravy, huge bowl of mixed fresh fruit, sausage, bacon, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. I ate only decent portions of egg, a biscuit and a quarter cup of gravy, almost a cup of fruit, 1 slice of bacon, 1 sausage link and coffee. A little over the top, but I didn't care....much.
I finished the book "Sarah's Key" this afternoon, and was satisfied w/the ending. Now to start the second book my dau loaned me - something by Jodi Picoult. I find her a hard read - I don't know why.
Almost forgot to mention: when we got home yest from the ballgames, I found a card and beautiful bouquet of flowers. My youngest is such a thoughtful (adult) child.
We have another busy week ahead. Two days of "Kid Writing" w/the kindergarten class - our last 2 sessons because we'll be busy the remainder of May. 2 - 3 more ballgames (depending on the weather, might rain), weekly visit at the animal shelter, and a dr visit, and the weekly stitching get together. Must be something else I'll have to remind myself about by looking on the calendar on the 'fridge. We found a write-on calendar on the 'fridge to be indespensible when we had kids at home, and now that it's just the 2 of us, we STILL need a calendar to keep appts straight!
I thank God that we're able to do so much w/so little difficulty. Many other people are not so blessed.
P.S. - I lost 1-1/2 lbs this week! YEA!!!! Even tho' I'm trying to not let the scale determine how I feel. I also lost bits (not whole inches) in my body measurements. Every little bit DOES mean progress.
Have a God-blessed day, everyone.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
We awoke to rain and WIND this morning, and the hi temp was probably early, early this a.m. While the rain is supposed to stop by mid-day, the winds are expected to be STRONG all day. I'm thinking my grandsons' ballgames will be cancelled, but we'll see. If not, it will be a messy day.
If the games ARE cancelled, I plan to finish a book ("Sarah's Key") and knit some more before going out for my Mother's Day dinner. I hate to go out ON Mom's Day because that's the busiest day all year for restaurants.
"Sarah's Key" alternates between what happened to a 10 yr old Jewish girl in 1942 France, and a 2003 (45-yr old) American woman who married a Frenchman and 'accidentally' finds out about the girl. The woman's husband had moved into the apt vacated by the girl's family when the French police rounded up Jews and shipped them off to German concentration camps. Good book.
On the 'crafty' side, I finished my Mom's capelet and am working on the cotton top for myself.
Having been thru Nashville, TN a number of times, and having been to the Grand Ole' Opry, I find it 'unbelieveable' the amount of flooding they are experiencing. The GOO stage was under 2 feet of water. Amazing! And very sad for people who drowned and the survivors who have lost so much to the water.
Y'all have a great weekend. Take a few minutes to remember all your mothers have done for you, and if possible, thank them. It's a tough job.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I am down because (among other things): I can't seem to lose any weight (and keep it off) - I've been stuck losing and regaining the same couple of pounds for ages now. Also, I'm on medicine for my 3rd sinus infection of 2010; etc, etc, etc. What I'm going to do now is emphasize the positives.
Since last June, I've lost and kept off over 22 pounds.
Since I joined SP in Aug 2009, I've lost and kept off 17 of those pounds.
In that time, I've gone down a jeans size.
I feel better than I used to, and have more energy, and can walk longer and faster w/out needing my rescue inhaler.
I'm drawing closer to the Lord in daily Bible study.
I've met and made friends w/so many wonderful people on SP.
I need to remind myself more often of the GOOD things and release myself of negative thinking. Also, losing weight should not be a goal in and of itself - asking myself WHY am I working to lose weight? What do I want to accomplish after I've met my goal weight?
Monday, May 03, 2010
This is shaping up to be a busy week (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). We volunteer at one grandson's class today and Wednesday, and at the other's tomorrow. Thursday morning is our usual visit to work at the animal shelter (especially fun for me - I get to play with kitties!) and I'm lobbying to be taken to lunch on Friday. I'm not particularly excited to go out to lunch ON Mom's Day - it's the busiest day of the year, and since we attend church, we can't get to a restaurant early; so, I generally opt for a meal out on another day. There are also a couple of little league games this week and weekend. As I said, busy.
Speaking of church, this year our church men are preparing breakfast for the ladies at church.
I found the prettiest buttons to go on Mom's capelet. Now I'm knitting the button and buttonhole bands, then after I sew the buttons on it'll be finished. I'm still trying to work to guage for the cotton top for myself. I expect I'll have to settle for nearly-guage and then adjusting the pattern. sigh. At least I've developed a 'talent' for being able to do that.
We had thunderstorms last night, and Darby, our dog, barked at the thunder until we were able to convince her it was 'ok'. 'Twas funny. Darby barks when the neighbors shut car doors in THEIR driveways. We've been working with her, saying "Enough" and I think she's getting the idea. Still need more work for certain sounds on the tv.....doorbells especially.
I'm working on not being discouraged about my weight. All my weight and measurement numbers went UP last week. I'm trying to convince myself that it's an abberation, and to not let it bother me unduly.
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
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