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snow results October 29th

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Offically we only got 5 inches of snow - but: it was wet, so how accurate was the measure? and 2. I don't live at the Harrisburg airport where the official nunbers are computed. At our house, we got several more inches than that.

I have attached pictures in my gallery.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/31/2011 12:13PM

    Wow, it looks beautiful, but maybe only to me because we don't get snow here very often at all. Stay safe and warm!
How have I not added you as a friend yet, by the way?! That's taken care of now!
Have a great day, Nancy, I hope you enjoy it emoticon

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GOATS03 10/30/2011 9:32PM

    Beautiful pictures Nancy but it looks cold especially from this side of the world at 90 some degrees..hahahh...but I did like the snow coming from way up Northern Ontario, Canada, it just stayed too long and came too early..enjoying more the heat now as my bones get older...hahahh...

Stay warm

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GRANNYSUE9 10/30/2011 1:07PM

    We were in the high 60's yesterday so it was very pleasant here.

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/30/2011 9:36AM

    I can't believe you got snow already. Keep warm Nancy.

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IUHRYTR 10/30/2011 7:16AM

    While I continue to despise FL's summer humidity and long for more cooler temperatures, I don't think I could handle the north's winters again except for a visit. Stay warm and safe. -- Lou

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ARLENE_MOVES 10/30/2011 12:18AM

    We had snow here in MD too. About 2-3 inches, but like you said, really wet and heavy. Supposed to be ~49 degrees tomorrow so hopefully, gone, gone, gone!!!

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FLEMIDG 10/30/2011 12:00AM

    Brrr. I'm not looking forward to that white stuff.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/29/2011 10:27PM

    Wow! That sounds so COLD! I'm sitting her rubbing my tootsies! If I lived there, I'd have to get furry, thick booties! emoticon

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FROSTY99 10/29/2011 9:39PM

    Hard to believe-it was 78 here today!

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NYKIMMIE 10/29/2011 9:35PM

    we are getting snow too,its nice to have the weekend off to enjoy it

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Amazing weather in the mid-state!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ok, as of 7 p.m. today, Friday OCTOBER 28th, where I live is expecting something like 9.2 inches of snow by 10 p.m. Saturday night. Let's see what the actual turns out to be.

It's to be a wet snow - heart attack snow. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/29/2011 8:41AM

    OMG, where do you live again Nancy??? That is a lot of snow for sure.

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PURPLELVR7 10/28/2011 10:22PM

    it is colder than normal here, but glad there is no snow

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/28/2011 10:14PM

    Yikes! It's cold here, too, in Texas! Brrr! (no snow yet though!)

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TRESSWANN 10/28/2011 7:14PM

    Snow is a four letter word. We are supposed to get a dusting. way, way too early

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This 'n that

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Several weeks ago DH and I thought the bathroom scale wasn't working right, so we bought a new one. I cried when I got on it - it weighed me 10-15 pounds MORE than my old one did. I'll get around to changing my SP page, maybe yet tonight.

Obviously that did nothing to help my state of mind (for details on that, read my blog "Confession and TMI"). Well, I'm an emotional eater, so guess what I did.....yeah.

I'm slowly working my way back from eating like that, and now that (knock on wood) my latest respiratory infection seems to be getting under control, I'm planning to resume exercise.

Update on my mental illness. I'm not clinically depressed - well, it's a part of it. I was diagnosed this morning by a psychiatrist as being bi-polar. So, in addition to the anti-depressant, I'm now taking a mood stabilizer and something else. But I was very favorably impressed by the psy. dr (I refuse to spell it out every time), and I have a follow-up visit scheduled already.

So, you ask, how does God fit into all this? Well, let me tell you: He's right here inside me. He let me get so bad off even I realized I needed professional help. He provided a psy. dr who is a woman (always a plus in my book), who ONLY treats patients over the age of 60. emoticon Isn't God GREAT!!!!

God comforts me, guides me, leads me to others who encourage and comfort me (some of them are on SP), and He reminds me that He will NEVER leave me, that He will ALWAYS be with me THROUGH a situation, and First Timothy 1:7, "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (fear), but a spirit of (His) power, (His) love, and of a sound mind (or 'self-discipline'). I believe God's will for me is to have a sound, disciplined mind, but that I need to arrive there with psychiatric help. I see no contradictions. So PRAISE THE LORD!

Later in evening - I'll reply to Missy (YATMAMA) here - bi-polar folks have deep depressions and extremely high 'highs' - an anti-depressant alone would tend to push one into worse mania. Mania is not necessarily really, really happy - it could be really, really irritable, maybe even violent. But I don't know it all.

Mood stabilizers are called for. And from what else you said, it may be that your m-i-l actually was allergic to anti-depressants. But, I still have plenty to learn about bi-polar disease.

Thank you one and all for your prayers and encouragement. You mean a great deal to me., my SparkFriends.

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DISGRUNTALGOAT 10/28/2011 5:02PM

    I have a few relatives that are bipolar. They all stay pretty stable while they continue to take their medication. It works well!

I know how you feel about the difference in the weight on a scale. My mom's scale is always about 10 pounds lighter then everyone else's scale, so I used to always use her scale. :)

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    I am so glad that you are open with your situation. It has really been a help and a comfort to know that I am not alone in my state. I am currently changing to a different medication for my adult ADHD and I sure hope it works!

You are such a dear and I am glad that your life is being blessed in this way!

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LINTPICKER 10/26/2011 6:59AM

    God is good and he leads us to the people in our life that we need. I pray that all goes well with the new Psyc and that you get the help you need. Blessings to you.

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FLEMIDG 10/25/2011 11:49PM

    I am so glad you found out what your problem is and that you are getting help from a doctor you trust. God is so good. He puts people in our lives just when we need them. I will be praying for you. God bless you.


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YATMAMA 10/25/2011 8:29PM

    I rejoice with you!! One question that came to my mind, though, is that when my mother-in-law was diagnosed as bipolar, they made a very big deal that she should never take antidepressants again. Later, they had that listed as an allergy, though. At first I thought anyone diagnosed as bipolar couldn't take antidepressants. You've educated me a bit!! Thank you for that. You keep rejoicing, my dear friend, and glorifying God. He is worthy!!!


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SNUGLBUNIE 10/25/2011 8:28PM

    Glad to hear you are getting back on track and that the appointment with your psy. dr. went well and you happy with her. WOOHOO, good for you Nancy!!!

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"Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

We were 'in the neighborhood' the other day when the Zanesville, OH man let all his exotic animals loose then shot himself......we actually drove thru town that afternoon.

So the stories of "Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!" were of great interest to us.

Yes, too bad so many animals had to be killed, but folks, the alternative was too risky for the humans in the area; especially since it quickly turned nighttime and rainy.

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SLS-NY2IN 10/27/2011 11:45PM

    We have been to Zanesville and also to Ceaser's Creek campground. How far is that too a tiger????? Thank God that the animals were taken down before someone was killed. It was a tradegy though and signs of our times.

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/24/2011 5:26PM

    Totally agree with you Nancy!

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DISGRUNTALGOAT 10/23/2011 7:33PM

    I read about that in Yahoo news. It was sad. Sad that, the man shot himself. Sad that the poor animals had to be shot as well. I understand why they had to do what they did, but it is still upsetting that so many animals had to die.

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MISTYRIVER64 10/23/2011 8:55AM

    So understandable why the authorities took the action they did but how sad that the world had to loose those beautiful animals. It's terrible also, that the keeper of those animals had lost his way and that no one was there to rescue him. In his twisted mind, he may have thought he was doing the animals a favor to release them rather than have them die in their cages of starvation after his death - not realizing what a terror he had released on the surrounding population and wildlife

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THROOPER62 10/22/2011 6:25PM

    Very sad

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IMREITE 10/22/2011 11:26AM

    Some of the larger animals already ate some of the smaller ones. the were acting quickly also to prevent the animals from hurting not only people, but also small animals.

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DMILLER33 10/22/2011 6:47AM

    It was a tragic situation all around. I feel for his wife and all her losses.

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FLEMIDG 10/22/2011 12:12AM

    Yes, I saw that story on tv. Too bad the animals had to be shot, but I can understand why.

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PURPLELVR7 10/21/2011 9:33PM

    It was very sad that the animals had to be shot, but think of the outrage if they had started attacking humans for thier dinner.
This was a no win situation

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/21/2011 8:37PM

    That was just a heartbreaking story all around. How selfish was that man letting all those animals loose knowing they would be killed.
Just unbelievably sad and it didn't have to happen. It makes me ill thinking abut it.

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My Fingernails or His Hand?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I want to share something with you that I read this morning. Something that really resonates with me.

From “Our Daily Bread” for 10/20/2011 My Fingernails or His Hand?

“Tough times can cause us to get our perspective turned around. I was reminded of this recently as I talked to a fellow-griever – another parent who, like Sue and me, lost a teenage daughter to death suddenly and without warning.
She told me she had been missing her daughter terribly, and she told God she felt as if she were hanging on by her fingernails. Then she felt as if God reminded her that His hand of protection was there to hold her up – that she could let go, and He would catch her.
That’s a better perspective, isn’t it? This picture reminds us that when troubles come and we feel least able to hold on to our faith, it’s not up to us. It’s up to God to support us with His mighty hand.
Psalm 37:23-24 says: ‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord….Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.’ And Psalm 63:8 tell us: ‘My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.’
In tough times, we can become so preoccupied with our role in ‘clinging to God’ that we forget about his promised protection. It’s not our fingernails that sustain us – it’s His loving, upholding hand.”
Written by Dave Branon

Isaiah 41:9-10 “I (God) took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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IUHRYTR 10/21/2011 4:24PM

    If we can't count on our family, and with our friends so far away to help us every day, who else can we turn to for encouragement and support but God? -- Lou

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POETLKNG2LOSE 10/21/2011 11:27AM

    Thank you for that thought. A lot of times it feels like we're hanging on by a thread when He has us all the time. Like last night when i was feeling terrible and He told me that I was not going to die from it. he got me through it.

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/21/2011 5:40AM

    Nancy, how true :) Thank you.

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FLEMIDG 10/21/2011 12:48AM

    This was a beautiful blog, thanks for sharing. I know that God has been holding me up. He puts things in place continually so that I can know that He is guiding me and helping me.


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