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Saturday on the road

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We're on the road for a few days' vacation. Hmmm, do retired people get 'vacation'? emoticon

I'm working on my nutrition, but not doing as well as I'd like to. Tomorrow is another day.

I was BEAT last evening because I hadn't slept well Thursday night; but after getting a good night's sleep last night, I'm getting ready to get on the treadmill for a walk. I forgot my Aleve Thursday night, and awoke Fri in pain - which, of course, only got worse for riding in the car all day. Today was better, so I'm being diligent about keeping pain medicine in my system!

Thursday (at home) the high temp was around the upper 50's. Yesterday, we experienced 94 degrees. Hahaha! Yes, we're down south. emoticon

Y'all have a great Spark weekend.

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IUHRYTR 5/15/2010 8:45PM

    We've already been in the 90s in Central FL with awful humidity and it isn't even summer yet. Ah, well. Be safe on your trip. -- Lou

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a day of mixed emotions

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. emoticon 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. emoticon

God bless you all

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TINKERBELL200 5/12/2010 7:37PM

    What an emotional day! At least you are remaining positive! Sometimes we just have those days, and praise the Lord, He is there to comfort us! Just keep your faith active and in the Word. And everything will be alright!

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/12/2010 11:29AM

    I am impressed by your faith. You are right. We have so much to look forward to. I am humming "Imagine" in my head as I write this. I pray that you can find a livable solution to your pain.


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IUHRYTR 5/12/2010 11:27AM

    Quite a day for mixed emotions, isn't it? Gotta love your positive attitude, though, in the midst of everything. Hang in there. -- Lou

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Sunday afternoon

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. emoticon

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. emoticon 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.

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THINAGIN2 5/10/2010 10:46AM

    I am glad that you had a good day! It's always nice to see your kids win. I know what you mean about the calender. Lee

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/9/2010 9:33PM

    I love baseball and can't wait until I can cheer on my grandkids. The time will come so fast so I don't want to rush their growing up too fast. I'm happy you had a great weekend.


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IUHRYTR 5/9/2010 4:30PM

    Nice that you had a good time and 1.5 pounds lost is something to be proud of. emoticon -- Lou

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Saturday Morning

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. emoticon

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. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/8/2010 11:29AM

    Happy Mother's Day! -- Lou

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1GROVES2 5/8/2010 9:44AM

    Sounds like a good book. I love to read, but don`t do it as much as I`d like. I too plan to go out today for Mothers Day, daughters just don`t know it yet :) It is really sad about Nashville, I agree. I have been through it about 25 years ago. Here in NW Mo. we had a bad storm with hail Thurs. night and today it is about 45 degrees, hbby got his Ljs out again : )
Happy Mothers Day, Margaret

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Just sharing some thoughts

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?

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SONGOFJOY27 5/7/2010 3:58PM

    Being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ... And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:6, 9-11

He IS working in you and it's for His glory!

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IUHRYTR 5/6/2010 9:50PM

    Isn't it a good feeling finding the positives in our situations? Good for you. -- Lou

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    Yes! These are great questions. God is at work doing something much deeper than just changing your body size. I know he is doing something *eternal* in you! I hope you can be encouraged! God has used gratitude to transform my life and it sure sounds like you have SO much that has been changed in you already! WOW! Great job! I praise him and give him credit for working in you to will and to do according to his good pleasure! :-)

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