Saturday, October 18, 2008
Today was rather crazy. DD and I had our hair done this afternoon…she just got a trim as she needs her hair longer for a wedding in which she is a bridesmaid in March although she really wants it cut very short again. She is lucky that she inherited her dad’s thick curly hair (which of course she straightens with a brush and hair dryer). I am tired of wearing a pony tail and mine is to fine and thin to do anything else. Who wants a silly pony tail that is thinner than your pinkie? I am not able to wear it in a braid because it’s so thin the bands just slid off or curl up the ends trying to get it tightened enough to stay. lol A couple of years ago, I had my hair cut really short and got a perm that lasted less than a day. The girl who does my hair couldn’t believe it and gave me another perm…it lasted two days. (I think it was due to my meds or something.) She told me to just get used to the straight hair God gave me…people with curly hair want straight hair, etc. I truly am thankful for my hair although there are days I don’t like the way it looks. So I, being more mature, had mine cut in a bob today as I have in the past and donated it to Locks of Love. I don’t have time any more to mess with my crazy hair...shampoo and a brush and I am out the door. Funny isn’t it how we always want what we don’t have. I always thought I would give anything to have thick wavy hair until a friend of mine whose curly, braided hair was thicker than a horse’s tail and very long started getting severe headaches. After spending tons of money on tests, they found that her headaches were due to the weight of her hair pulling on her scalp all the time. Now she wears her hair short and curly…all natural and loves it. I haven’t thought about that in years until now. Amazing what stirs our memories, isn’t it.
I still haven’t gotten to talk to our new neighbors although Ken says they are very nice. He was home last evening when they brought the containers back along with a lovely thank you card. McKenzie’s mom worked some late hours all week so I got home late every evening. Hopefully I will get to see them before the weekend is over.
Thank God for the hair I do have…there are people without any or who have lost theirs.
Praise Him for my Spark friends who mean so much to me
Thank God for being there for me
My home with heat
Food on our table and being able to share with others
My family which includes many who are not related by blood
Each new day that I can start a new beginning…
Blessings to numerous to list
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The blue house across the street from us has been empty for the past 5 or 6 years with a For Sale sign in the yard…someone stops and mows the grass occasionally. I have heard some noise the last few days about it being sold. Sunday evening, a couple trucks loaded with boxes stopped and within ten minutes had all the boxes unloaded, carried in the house, and gone. I want those guys working for me!!! No one was about all day Monday. Then about 9 pm, a U-Haul pulls up and parks in the back yard, with a van and another car parked in front. Lots of doors slamming, then quiet. Everyone gone already with just the U-Haul still there. (Not that I am nosey (hahaha)...just a quiet neighborhood. The last time doors were slamming late at night, our neighbors car windows were broken.)
I talked with another neighbor and she said that a single mom, her two teenage daughters and 8 year old son bought the house. It appears they are moving in. They definitely work and move faster than Ken and I. It took us what seemed like forever to move.
Anyway this morning, I baked two apple pies and made a large tossed salad and potato salad to take over for them. Ken just finished baking a ham. I haven’t seen anyone around yet today, but if necessary I will leave everything for Ken to deliver later…attached a note welcoming them to the neighborhood. I remember when we moved I didn’t have time to fix meals for anyone…didn’t want to stop long enough to worry about eating for fear I couldn’t get started again. I had trouble walking and breathing at the same time…so out of shape. Anyway, just a little something to help make their move easier. Maybe I will get to meet them later today.
I have come so very far in this last year with Spark People:
This morning I was able to get pie crusts made, apples peeled, and everything baked. My house smells great although I’m afraid to inhale for fear of gaining five pounds. lol
I had the energy to peel, cooked potatoes and fix the potato salad and fix everything for a toss salad…this was after I had taken my morning walk and bike ride. I was ENERGIZED!!! My bike ride consisted of going to the store to pick up a couple bottles of salad dressing for the salad. Hope they like it.
I could NEVER had accomplished this even a year ago…I had trouble walking out and getting my newspaper.
Praise God for He is wonderful!!! His blessings are so many!!!
My family, friends (especially my spark friends and their support), and McKenzie
Each new day that God has given me...a new chance...a new beginning
Sunday, October 12, 2008
There are many days I feel like doing nothing...today is one of them. Of course, I have already walked three miles and biked six, ate breakfast, showered and just got home from services with my Lord. Now I would just like to relax a moment. However, I just received my 30,000 spark points and need to celebrate. With 80 pounds lost, a new wardrobe, and 30,000 spark points, I just feel the need to continue spreading the spark!!! Maybe I can help someone else on their journey to success.
Without the help of Spark People, the encouragement and support I have received from my spark friends and family, my DD, and my McKenzie, I would probably still be a couch and computer potato; getting more unhealthy by the minute. However, I now have my blood sugar under control, been taken off several medications, my cholesterol is way down, I am riding a bicycle (something I haven't done in 45 years)and walking several miles a day. I was told several years ago that I would never walk again. Foolish doctors!!! McKenzie has even had me jumping on her trampoline...scared witless because of issues with heights, but I accomplished it and was proud of myself. I have so much to be thankful for these days, praise God!!! and I just had to share.
I have received so many blessings they are too numerous to mention, but I remember each of them...I am counting my spark family and friends among my blessings...each one is such a treasure to me!!!
Thank you Spark People for being here for me as I continue my journey to better health. I am still heading for goal...little setbacks will not stop me. Never give up or quit, I am doing it and so can you!!! Every positive is a success...one very small step at a time, one meal at a time, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. They all add up!!
God bless each of our spark members and may you be a huge success!!!
I posted this under the message boards today but wanted all my friends and family to know how much I love them and appreciate all they do for me and everyone.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I thought about my blog earlier today. But right now I am so tired I can hardly type and can remember nothing. I ave been sleeping with my head on my desk for the last hour. I guess that makes this a very silly Saturday...58 steps to my bed and I couldn't get out of the chair.
We helped, didn't do very much, my DD and SIL get the last of her belongings and my eliptical runner or jogger out of her old house. She sold it a few weeks ago and the closing should be soon.
Can't do any more right now...off to bed. Have a great night and a wonderful Sunday when you awaken.
God blessings include a beautiful day
my DD old house being sold
Worked on cleaning out the garage
All my family and friends
Great encouragement from my family and spark people!!
Hugs to everyone who encourages and supports me!! I love you all!!!
Thank you dear ones for taking the time to read and comment on my blogs!!!
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