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"She Who Sings Prays Twice"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Today would be my first music teacher's birthday. (Happy birthday in Heaven!). I was a very needy teen when I met her. She made the music room my sanctuary. She was my teacher for only 3 years. She chose not to continue teaching when her mother began to fail. It broke my heart even though I knew it was the right decision.

We stayed in touch over the years. Letters, cards, phone calls, sharing of hymnals and other music. I got to visit her for a glorious 2 weeks one summer.

Eventually, she retired to a home for deaconesses of the church and God called her home to sing in His choir.

Why the blog title? In that music room was a small burlap wall hanging with that phrase in colorful felt letters. After my visit to her, I cross-stitched the saying and bordered it with flowers from the Southwest and music notes. When she died, the people who cleared out her room discovered a card tucked in back of it with my name and address.

It is hanging in my home now. That saying may be my own epitaph (I have not decided).

Today I sang songs that she taught me. I know she was singing with me. Love without end.

  
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NONIE_C 2/25/2013 9:27PM

    That is a very special story.
Thank you for sharing...
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RKJONES1953 2/24/2013 1:07PM

    emoticon I am sure she was singing along with you.

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CATLADY52 2/23/2013 7:29PM

    That is a very touching story. emoticon

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MOVEITMARY 2/23/2013 6:10PM

    What beautiful memories.
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SEAWILLOW 2/23/2013 5:46AM

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_LINDA 2/23/2013 12:24AM

    That was beautiful -I am glad they gave it to you, she was some kind of thoughtful person. Its a shame you only had three precious years with her, but what a memory and a forever keepsake to honor her..
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I Need Prayers

Friday, January 11, 2013

I cannot go into details, but I need prayers, good thoughts, everything. I am so scared.

  
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LEVELPATHS 2/6/2013 7:58AM

    You've got mine!



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    Prayer going up to you today! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 1/20/2013 3:03PM

    I'm sending all the positive energy thru the Universe to you that I can. I hope whatever is troubling you is better soon.

Karen

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SATCHMO99 1/20/2013 2:51PM

    Prayers for you.

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SMYLEERED 1/12/2013 9:10PM

    You can count on them!

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MOVEITMARY 1/12/2013 4:54PM

    Sending love and prayers.

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_RAMONA 1/12/2013 3:01PM

    Praying!
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CMRAND54 1/12/2013 2:27PM

    God will be with you.

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NONIE_C 1/12/2013 11:17AM

    Consider yourself in my prayers...always emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 1/12/2013 3:13AM

    Prayed for you

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_LINDA 1/12/2013 1:00AM

    Please seek help if you can, do not go this path alone. Wish I could be there to help out with what ever you need, sending positive, soothing and healing thoughts...
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ISHIIGIRL 1/11/2013 11:53PM

    prayers coming for you, always. Hugs,

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ROX2013 1/11/2013 11:51PM

    I will pray for you and I am sending a long distance hug. Do not let fear be a overwhelming feeling and remember when you have friends you are not alone.

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CANDIK48 1/11/2013 11:34PM

    Warmest and best hopes for you that all will be as it is supposed to. I know when it is so very dark and frightening, it's hard to hold on to hope sometimes. But have faith Sugar. Big Big hugs to you! emoticon emoticon

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    you got it girl....HUGS emoticon

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ARMATTHAEI 1/11/2013 10:48PM

    I am going to give you a hug with my prayers & good thoughts. I know that God knows your needs and will guide you through. His will for his children always prevails.

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1.25 Goal

Monday, January 07, 2013

This weekend, I decided to set some micro goals for weight loss. In order for me to lose what I need to lose in 53 weeks, I need to lose 1.25 pounds every week (or average thereof).

Today, back spasms continue. But I am sticking to my food tracker - something I have been treating in a desultory fashion for far too long. I am also stretching and doing the RICE treatment so that I cannot use this nauseating pain as an excuse for very long!

PIXILICIOUS posted a blog in which she said she is setting a short term goal for the first day of spring (72 days). Spring is our favorite season, so she has inspired me to think about a goal for that day as well. Thinking...

  
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ULEWIJ 1/9/2013 7:06PM

    Sounds good!

I have a lot of family visiting starting on June 21, and I want to show them all that SF has to offer.... which includes GIANTS!...great restaurants, great wine up in Sonoma and great small concerts....and that all leads to weight gain for me.
So I need to get the weight down as close to my goal before then. If I can lose 30lbs, I won't feel so bad gaining the 5 lbs that I"m sure will happen when they are here!

What is RICE?

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_LINDA 1/8/2013 12:33AM

    There is the key right there -keeping a tight rein on the food when you are unable to exercise! Sorry you are having such trouble with your back :( That is what prevents me from sleeping is waking up in pain -I finally see my surgeon tomorrow.
Oh, I so can't wait for spring to show up!! Setting a goal for it would be a great idea -motivation to bring it home in style!
You can do this!
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RFJSJ50 1/7/2013 11:53PM

    I'm at the point where my main goal is to say goodbye to at least 1/2 pound per week, more would be great. I've finally accepted the fact that I'm in this for the rest of my life and don't want to set my goals to an unreachable spot.
I hope your back improves soon.
Sheila

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CHRIS3874 1/7/2013 8:55PM

    Good luck I hope you feel better soon - I have had back spasms too. Not fun.

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ANNESYLVIA 1/7/2013 7:33PM

    Best of luck on both your short term goal and long term goal.

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CMRAND54 1/7/2013 6:53PM

    Great goal. A pound or two a week is certainly doable. The food tracker is so important. I've been lying to mine for too long.

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Prayers Worked! Thank You! This is Not New Year's Eve, it's Thanksgiving!

Monday, December 31, 2012

I was still at the laundro mat this morning when BF called to say that he would be having surgery in about an hour. Time must have flown because I had not been home yet before he called again and said he was ready to come home!

THANK YOU for your prayers and good thoughts! They did surgery, gave him a boatload of antibiotics and let me take him home. He is already feeling much better, even though he is resting now. He has to go back in a couple of days, but they saved his arm!

While I was waiting for him at the hospital, a light came on my dashboard. More coolant, please! He put that in and, because I asked, he checked the oil. Blocks away from the hospital was an auto supply store and we got some oil.

Another crisis averted!

A quiet New Year's Eve at home and it is one of Thanksgiving.

  
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CATLADY52 1/3/2013 6:45PM

    So glad for you both. I hope the rest of the year can be half as good. emoticon

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NONIE_C 1/1/2013 7:11PM

    Good news!!! May the rest of this new year be blessing-heavy!
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ANNESYLVIA 1/1/2013 10:12AM

    What a wonderful way to start the new year.

Glad the surgery was a success!

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SEAWILLOW 1/1/2013 9:51AM

    You have received a blessing! Thank God!

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That's fantastic news ! I'm so happy the doctors were able to save his arm. That must be a big relief for everyone.

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_LINDA 12/31/2012 8:42PM

    That is wonderful news! Glad everything went so well! May your BF have a swift, full recovery with no complications!

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    I'm so glad they were able to get him home and back to you. emoticon

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    Good news!

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Prayers, Please!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I dropped BF off at the hospital on my way to work this morning. We both thought he would get some antibiotics for his infection and be home before I was.

Stunned to find out that he needs surgery (not sure when, probably tomorrow). He is not home tonight and the girls (our two cats) do not understand.

He's disappointed I did not drive there after work. I asked him earlier in the day if he wanted me to do so and he said no. So I came home. As soon as I started eating dinner (yummy zucchini and other veggies!), he called and asked me to come up. I said I was home for the night and he is really disappointed.

My reasons:
The hospital is nearly 20 miles away, in a town I don't know
I don't drive at night if I can help it
My car has a moisture problem that requires running the AC to keep the windshield from fogging,
making night driving in this winter not fun at all
Since he is not home, it falls to me to do everything he should have done
I have to get up early to get into the laudromat before the rest of the world
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I WILL be there tomorrow - hopefully, I can bring him home, but they might keep him another day....

He is diabetic, is a smoker with heart issues, so your prayers are appreciated!
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    I am praying for you both.

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    I will be keeping you both in my prayers.



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SEAWILLOW 12/31/2012 6:39AM

    Praying for both of you. Keep us posted!

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ELSCO55 12/31/2012 12:02AM

    Praying fofr you both.

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ALIHIKES 12/30/2012 11:59PM

    I'm praying for him


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PREDNISONEWAR 12/30/2012 11:51PM

  I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT MEDICAL ISSUES. HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE MUSCLE DISEASE THAT IS RARE. I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR BF. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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ESCHLETZ 12/30/2012 11:47PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

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MAMAJENC 12/30/2012 11:41PM

    Praying!!

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