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Sunday and other stuff 9/23

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My grandson Josh is 12, going to be 13 in Feb. He's on a 13 and under team (13U). Unfortunately, due to circumstances I have yet to understand, they don't have another 13U team to play with??? So they're playing 15U (age 15 and under) teams. Yeah, waaaaay lopsided. But it's good for the boys, really, as it gives them visuals and experience on how to play better. Still, I feel bad for them. This is just Fall ball. Having explained all that, they've lost all the games they've played so far (this month).

Tyler's game yesterdaty was it's usual 'interesting'. I'll be glad when he gets a bit older and they all play better. Right now, it can be frustrating, so mostly I just giggle. : ) I love both those boys!

Computer. Well, DH had zero trouble going WiFi for two days, even when he was up here in my room (I call it 'my' room because it's where I stash my crafts, have my sewing machine, and my computer). Since HE had no WiFi trouble it 'must be Nancy's computer.' I spoke to Mark (my s-i-l) yesterday at Tyler's game and he's supposed to come over tomorrow (has the day off) and bring the router he recently replaced at his house. Mark is a computer genius, and he says his old router (nothing wrong with it - he just bought a fancier one) is better than what we have. After Mark walked off, DH said 'it's not the router.' I bit my tongue. MEN! Personally, I hope it IS the router. Because if it isn't and Mark can't figure out what is wrong, then I'm going to have to bite the bullet and contact the Geek Squad and that'll be a princely sum. sigh.

My day: after church, DH and I counted the offering (we do it every so often), dropped by MacDonalds for lunch (I know, not a good choice), home to change clothes then off to the ball field. Josh had two games. We were a little late for the first, and only got to stay for 2 innings of the second. We dashed home again, grabbed the garden pasta salad I'd made yesterday and went off for small group. It's a small group of us from church, who meet every couple of weeks to study things from a Biblical perspective. We had taken off for the summer and tonight was a pot luck dinner and lots and lots of talk....some of it even centered around what we'll be doing over next several months. Had a wonderful time.

Since we can't leave Darby (our dog) outdoors when we're not home (we have an invisible fence and are afraid someone will snatch her), she was alone in the house a lot today. But between the 2 ball games, DH came home and picked up a Nectarine for me and brought Darby back with him. She loves people and several gave her lots of attention.

My cold SEEMS to be getting under control (I hate to speak too soon and cause it to flare up LOL). I plan to resume some light exercise tomorrow. I do still have stuff in my chest, but not a lot. Gotta love Cold Eeze, lots of extra Vit C, lots of water, rest when I can, etc. : ) Plus my nebulizer.

Well, that's probably more than you were interested in reading, but there you go.

Have a wonderful week, everyone

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POETLKNG2LOSE 9/25/2012 10:37AM

    I hope you are feeling better today. Sounds like you had a fun and busy day yesterday. I hope you get your computer fixed soon, and that it does not cost you alot of money. A guy from our church fixed our computers for free. Pray for our church as some of the people need to repent and be renewed in their faith We need revival in our church; I feel some have grown cold towards God.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 9/25/2012 10:36AM

    I am glad I have a computer whiz son in the family/ He corrects my problems. Hes wanting to upgrade me and wish he had the time now to do it, but settling is all I can do! so I know the frustrations of computer problems! Wishing to get a laptop but still, I am not sure how it would improve my frustrations! lol Just more to learn, and I am NOT wanting to change!
Sorry to hear about the grandsons frustrations! But sometimes they learn to cope better by having such problems and frustrations at a younger age. Just tell him hes a winner to you and at what ever he does (when your with him) and it should be good as long as hes always a winner in your book! susana

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LIVINGFREE19 9/25/2012 8:42AM

    I really don't like computer problems, and I never know how to fix them! LOL!
I hope you feel better soon!

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FROSTY99 9/24/2012 9:41AM

    What a busy but wonderful day-you got to worship the Lord, have fun watching the games, visit with friends of like mind, and eat good food. Doesn't get much better does it. Hope your s-i-l can get things going with your computer. I agree if you dear DH is so sure it isn't the router, then what is his diagnosis???
Have a blessed week.


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NEWNAC304 9/24/2012 5:31AM

    Sounds likes good way to spend the day. Good luck with the computer.

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IUHRYTR 9/23/2012 10:40PM

    If your husband is so confident the router is not the problem, why doesn't he know what the problem is? Hope you get it figured out soon. -- Lou

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FLEMIDG 9/23/2012 10:33PM

    Sounds like a busy but good day. I hope you feel better soon.

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Sept 9, 2012 Lesson Of The Horse Mask

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I sat down this morning to read today's devotional from "Our Daily Bread" and almost cried from the blessing. God loves us so much. He sent His Son to die for us, He sustains us, and one day He will take us out of the presence of sin.

"Not far from where my husband and I live is a farm with a lot of horses. During certain seasons, some of the horses have masks over their eyes. For a long time I felt sorry for the horses who werenít allowed to see. But then I learned that my assumption about the masks was wrong. The masks are made of mesh, so horses can see through them. But flies, which cause eye disease, canít get through them. The masks donít keep the horses from seeing; they keep them from going blind!

Non-Christians often make conclusions about the Bible similar to the one I made about the mask. They think of it as something God puts over our eyes to keep us from seeing all the fun we could be having. They feel sorry for Christians because they think the Lord keeps us from enjoying life. What I didnít know about the horse mask, they donít know about the Bible. It doesnít keep us from seeing all that is good; it keeps us from being infected by lies that cause spiritual blindness. The Bible doesnít keep us from enjoying life; it makes true enjoyment possible.

The Bible doesnít keep us from knowing truth; it prevents us from believing lies. --
Julie Ackerman Link

O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto meThat He may touch my eyes and make me see;
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed I see Thee, Lord. óLathbury.

When we see the world through the filter of the Word, we learn the truth about both. "

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IUHRYTR 9/11/2012 10:23PM

    An image that hits home. Thank you. -- Lou

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FROSTY99 9/10/2012 6:35PM

    Thank you for putting this blog up-it is certainly well said and thought provoking. A message we all really need to take to heart.

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CANDOK1260 9/10/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon blog emoticon for sharing

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/9/2012 2:50PM

    I can't imagine judging any kind of lessons as keeping us from fun or enjoyment or goodness! I think that when people think that, they're maybe guided more by their heads than their hearts. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog, Nancy! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 9/9/2012 10:50AM

    Awesome blog, my friend!
I love the corrolation!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/9/2012 10:24AM

    Thanks for sharing this story. It helped me on so many levels. There are masked horses near my house I see almost daily and did not understand. There ar so many times I need to be protected as well. -Marsha

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Dental work and other things

Friday, August 31, 2012

My friends, for if you're still reading my blogs, you are my friends (or just plain curious LOL).

I got kicked out of the internet on Tuesday, and am just now getting back....I hope it stays as I have dozens of email messages, and lots to do on SP!

I did go to the endodontist, who sent me to a peridontist for another consult. When I called the peridontist, the earliest I could get in was late October....even after I told them my problem. I called my regular dentist who called the peridontist's office. I was able to get in to the peridontist at noon on Thursday. Praise the Lord! Many, many times over. The dr had a cancellation at 3:00 that afternoon, so I came back because sure enough, I'd broken the tooth (which caused the infection) and it had to be removed.

Now, if you're squeamish about dental things (and frankly, I am) stop reading now.

The peridontist cut a flap of my gum to verify which of 2 teeth was involved - the xray showed the infection between 2 teeth. Then, he tried to take the tooth out in one try, but had to take it out it pieces instead. There were 3 roots, the first came out ok, but I felt a little pain with the second one. He shot more novicane into my mouth, and started on the 3rd root. OH MY WORD!!! Can we say "PAIN"? Unfortunately, my body had tried to wall off the infection, so the novicane couldn't reach it. I was praying HARD, and mercifully, it was over. Then I had to have cadaver bone implanted because the infection had ruined some of my bone. My DH says I have a dead person in my mouth.....well, I DO. LOL

I'm on Rx pain meds, and am thankful for them. But within a few days it all should start feeling better.

Ok, on to other things. We're still having beautiful weather, into the 80's and I think today got into the low 90's. The humidity isn't too bad - it's not like living in the south (I've done that) or the tropics (done that, too).

I am going to have to figure out what's wrong that I cannot consistently have the internet. I have WiFi, and my DH is hard-wired into the provider, so I get jealous that he can get in and I can't. The router is less than a year old, so I don't know what I'm going to do. Is it my computer? It's less than 18 months old. So I don't understand what the problem is. Of course, you can take what I know about computers and fit it neatly into a 1/4 cup measuring cup and have room left over. Hahaha

Been nice talking with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

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THESHELBSTER 9/3/2012 5:36PM

    Sorry to hear about the pain but thank goodness it is over with. I had to have a frenectomy and gum tissue replacement in my mouth last year so I have a dead persons gums in my mouth also! :0)

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NEWNAC304 9/3/2012 4:51PM

    All I can sayid Ouch! That sounds so painful. I went through a period of time when I was getting teeth pulled pretty frequently but thankfully have never gone through what you did. I hope you're feeling better soo .

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FLEMIDG 9/1/2012 12:24AM

    Sorry you had to go through all that pain. Hope you feel better quickly. I hope you are able to find out what is causing problems with the internet. Have an awesome weekend.

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IUHRYTR 8/31/2012 10:37PM

    Good news about the tooth, except for the pain. emoticon Wish I could help with the Internet problem. What does your provider say about it? -- Lou

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USMAWIFE 8/31/2012 10:00PM

    Glad you were able to get an earlier appt.

I am getting ready to go to the oral surgeon to have 3 molars pulled due to a medical issue which is taking calcium from my body.

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PURPLELVR7 8/31/2012 9:26PM

    Glad your back, did not read all the dental stuff (can't stand dentists)
But read enough to know you need prayer, so will be praying

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FROSTY99 8/31/2012 9:23PM

    Oh goodness gracious, glad you were able to get into the dentist sooner than originally thought. What do these drs think when someone is in pain.- one hopes they don't get preferential treatment if they don't have mercy on folks in pain.
Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/31/2012 7:41PM

    I came over to your page to holler out your name in hopes of getting at least a peep back, but now I know if I heard anything, it was while you were at the dentist. Ouch! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. Hooray for pain relievers! Look at it as a good deed of bringing someone some life back and now you can say you're speaking for them too.
My computer savvyness wouldn't fill the rest of your cup, sorry I can't help. Sometimes I get the nerve to call a technical hotline and they're usually helpful even though I feel like a big dodo head.
I missed you! I hope somebody can help keep your service going.

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LIVINGFREE19 8/31/2012 7:35PM

    I'm glad for you that these dental problems are over.

It's awesome that you are still having great weather!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good afternoon. I went back to my dentist this morning, and he's sending me to an endodontist (tomorrow for a consult; next week for the 'cutting') because my dentist says it's abscessed and may have gone into the bone - even though I had a full round of antibiotics already. I'm on a second round now, and because the pain is worse, I'm also on Vicodin. sigh. Of course my insurance doesn't cover any of that. Why would it?!!

Nevertheless, I am thankful that I can get in tomorrow for the consult and not have to wait any longer. Gettin' the ball rolling.

Today is a beautiful, sunny day, and I'm celebrating that as well.

I've been enjoying a spy/terrorist novel on my Kindle. I prefer paper books (I'm old fashioned), but the Kindle will have its uses.....like when we travel: I won't have to carry a couple of books, just the (smaller) Kindle.

Have a wonderful day, y'all. And Y'all down on the Gulf (Missy!) be safe.

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LIVINGFREE19 8/31/2012 7:31PM

    Insurances are always fighting to have to not cover things...it's irritating. The saving grace is, Vicodin is cheap.

Sorry to hear about your dental problems though.

I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

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NEWNAC304 8/29/2012 5:45AM

    Good luck with the endodontist. I'm sorry you're in so much pain. I also prefer paper books,but I do love being able to carry books with me. I have an iPad and a Sony reader. I'm getting used to reading from the iPad.

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IUHRYTR 8/28/2012 10:42PM

    Hoping you get healthy real soon. I'm like you regarding liking old fashioned books. I don't own a reader of any kind, just visit the library, Goodwill and the Dollar store for books. I like turning the pages and holding a book in my hands. -- Lou

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PURPLELVR7 8/28/2012 8:32PM

    praying all goes well

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SLENDERELLA61 8/28/2012 7:51PM

    Wishing you well soon!! An endodontist helped me out of pain not too long ago. Hope you have the same experience. Take care.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/28/2012 3:15PM

    Oh no! I hope that means the endo dr takes care of it quickly. Is the Vicodin helping your leg and back too? Since you have to pay for it, I guess I'm just hoping you're getting the most out of it!
I'm old fashioned like you. I tried to get magazine subscriptions on my computer instead of killing trees but I just don't like it as much.
Enjoy that sun!
Thanks for the tomatoes, lol! I have to admit I was got more excited about the mozzarella balls. emoticon

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Sunday, 8/26

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hi Y'all. I changed my mind about getting the epi - I've talked with my psychiatrist and she reduced my one medicine slightly and ok'd my taking NSAIDs. I will be getting blood work done this coming week to see how that's working out. But I think the anti-inflammatory properties of the NSAID are helping my knee some....not perfectly (yet), but helping. emoticon I know that doesn't have anything to do with my pinched nerve, but if I'm going to get a steroid shot, I think I'd rather first address my knee problem.....it's been going on since early December. I WILL have to address my pinched nerve one of these days.

This weekend DH and I went to (near) Aberdeen, MD for grandson Josh's travel baseball team's last tournament of the year. They played at the Cal Ripken complex - an interesting place. Josh's team started each game well, but lost all three games. emoticon

Before we left home, DH looked at what weather.com had to say about the forecast. Boy! Was it ever off base! It said there was only a 20% chance of rain, and the temps were to be in the 80's. Reality was temps in the 70's and rain sprinkles all day yesterday and we awoke to a downpour this morning. Haha! Fooled us.

All's well that ends with no injuries (except maybe to pride), and Josh played well. He batted something like 5 or 6 doubles during the tournament, and since the coaches rotate some of the players in positions, Josh pitched (got several guys out), played catch (again, did VERY well), and had a good time. Too bad they lost all the games.

My s-i-l has promised to help with my computer tomorrow. I am so happy. I've been having fits with it, and sometimes think about 'rebooting' a la the Dilbert cartoon - kicking it off the top of a very tall building. LOL

God bless you all. I hope you have a great week.

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CONTENTCHRIS 8/26/2012 3:55PM

    Have you ordered your black cherry juice extract to help with the arthritis/joint type pain? It works on my shoulder and back. I order mine in 32 ounce concentrate bottles n just drink a small glass 3 to 5 times a week. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 8/26/2012 3:45PM

    As I mentioned before, I've had so many injections in my back the last five years that I'm surprised I don't start spouting liquid when I drink something. But they have all been to subdue the back and leg pain and do work, but only for a short time. Living in pain is not fun, is it? Hoping your injection (different than mine) works wonders for you. -- Lou

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/26/2012 3:33PM

    Ok just make sure to kick it with your good leg;-)
I'm sorry to hear that the team lost but good for Josh getting to practice his talents. He'll go far with those!
Enjoy the progress with your leg and deal with the nerve when the time is right. You've come a long way through a lot of pain, so you deserve to enjoy it.

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