Monday, September 27, 2010
Today is rainy, and only in the mid-60's - a teeny bit cooler than 'normal' for us. But I'm celebrating the fact that we aren't 92 degrees, as we were a few days ago!
I also am thanking God (profusely) for the gentle, steady much-needed rain; much better than last week's violent storms.
A good friend sent me the following quotes some time back, but I don't know to whom I should attribute them.
"Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being."
"You're a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that."
Have a wonderful day, y'all.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
"They" tell us it's fall (or autumn), but someone forgot to tell 'Mother Nature' - it was 90 degrees yesterday and today is supposed to be the same! Our normal average temp this time of year is the mid-70's. We had the AC off for many days, but turned it back on becuz 90 degrees is 90 degrees, and when you factor in the (high) humidty, it feels worse.
We had AWFUL, TERRIBLE thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening - giving us much needed rain, but all at once, and the wind damage was bad around about, although not at our house. Praise the Lord! He moved the storms away from us before we went to bed last night.
Have a great evening, y'all
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In no particular order -
...for the beautiful days we've been having.
...for the rain we're getting - we really needed it
...for my husband, who is so thoughtful
...for my Mother, who led me to salvation in Christ
...for my ability to knit and crochet - and that I've found receipients for those items I make
...for providing the funds we need to pay for all the dental work I'm having done
...for my older sister who oversees Mom's care
...for God Himself - creator, counselor, sustainer, friend who always picks me up, victor over sin and death
...for the FACT that I'm going to Heaven one day
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I bought The Spark months and months ago, but it only collected dust until recently I started reading it while treadmilling.
I'd lost weight while on SP, but 'plateau-ed' then regained some of it. I'm unhappy w/myself for doing that. Then, in finally starting to read the book, I realized I'd tried to do too many things at once and sorta burned out.
Now, I'm working on just one (or two) things at at time until I've added (or subtracted) everything I want to. First, 10 min of some kind of exercise every day. I'm continuing to drink water - I did that even before I joined SP. And I'm trying to add more veggies/fruit each week by eating at least 2 per day, EVERY day. Meeting those 2 goals should help how I feel physically, and especially mentally as I attain the goals, I expect to get the "I DID IT" feeling that feels so good.
We took delivery of our new stove yesterday, and my DH is the only one who has used it so far: he cooks during the week, and I cook on weekends. I'm excited, as it has many more features than I've ever used before. Yes, it was a big splurge, but we're worth it. LOL
Have a wonderful weekend, y'all. A safe, happy, 'Sparking' weekend.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I just read a health article on SP that seems to be saying that people who are mentally active (such as enjoying crosswords puzzles for a long time) will show greater decline if alzheimer's hits. Hmmmm. Too bad. I'm going to keep on doing things to keep mentally active as long as I can.
God has blessed us with a beautiful day here on the FL Gulf coast. Temp was around 90 degrees, with relatively low humidity. Lots of sun, few clouds. A really, really nice day. We spent just a very short time in the pool this afternoon, but enjoyed it very much. And the small amount of time in the sun kept us from burning.
I continue to be blessed by reading Joel Rosenberg's book, "Epicenter", and strongly recommend it to one and all. It's non-fiction, but he also wrote a series of 5 fiction books that I also recommend. The 1st one is titled "The Last Jihad" and the 5 books deal mainly with Isreal and 'end times' and Biblical prophesy. It's interesting (there's better words) that several of these books were written before similar events actually happened. I'm convinced that God has His hand on Mr. R regarding this subject.
God is in control, and I'm SO GLAD I've 'read the last page of the book' so that I know God has already won the war with Satan and evil.
Blessings on y'all.
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