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NOW, THAT IS SOME EXERCISE!!! You won't believe this one...

Friday, September 11, 2009

I can tell you I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the exercise someone was doing today!!! I didn't even grab my camera. UGH!!
I was washing dishes when I looked out the window and saw someone (I don't know who.) unloading a side-by-side refrigerator on a dolly from the back of a truck in the intersection by our house. I assumed they bought a new one for the house across the street from us which is for sale again. The truck left. Imagine my surprise when the gentleman...one man...didn't take it into the blue house but continued up the sidewalk for THREE blocks. Ken continued to check it out and could only see him for three blocks. WHAT CARDIO THAT HAD TO BE!!! Especially as our street goes uphill as you travel north on it. The truck which he unloaded from came back around the block behind him and followed him as he continued pushing the large side-by-side refrigerator up the street. This really made my walking today look pitiful. But at least I was moving and that's what counts in my book. I probably will never be able to push a refrigerator for three blocks...I can remember when I couldn't even walk three blocks!!! Praise God that I can now walk as long as I like...without pushing a refrigerator, of course.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES: God
My health and ability to walk
Our wonderful weather...68* and cool enough to walk outside comfortably
My home
My new car
A wonderful family, friends, and neighbors
McKenzie
My spark friends and family
Cherry tomatoes still blooming...YUMMY
I see blessings and positives all around me but am out of time to list them!!

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOGS AND YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. I LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU!!!

  
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BUFFALOGAL1952 9/12/2009 11:11PM

    WOW Helen...that is crazy!! Wonder who came up with that idea...and why?

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/12/2009 7:37AM

    HELEN WOW THAT MUST HAVE BEEN HEAVY!I COULD NEVER DO IT EITHER.LOL BUT THEN AGAIN MANY OF US CAN'T DO WHAT WE USE TO!LOL TAKE CARE MY FRIEND AND YOU DIDN'T HAVE YOUR CAMERA HARD TO BELEIVE!LOL HUGS,CHAR

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LINDA25427 9/11/2009 11:02PM

    I remember when I couldn't walk up my driveway without getting winded . We've come along way Baby LOL.
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WOWEETOO 9/11/2009 9:09PM

    i can't even mmove mine to sweep behind it LOL the lady mary

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MINIMOE1 9/11/2009 8:17PM

    I think I'd rather take the dog for a walk. What a hoot!

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/11/2009 8:12PM

    I work at an appliance repair shop and you just made my day! Our technicians detest having to get behind some of those machines and move them 10-12 inches. Wait until I tell them this story.

Keep on walking...
Karen in BC

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DRADISCH 9/11/2009 6:25PM

    Helen, That is some story. Wow That is some workout. I don't think in my good old days I could have done that LOL well maybe in my dreams... when I thought I was super woman..
To bad Ken didn't have a video camera.. You could have posted it on you tube or america's funniest Videos.
You are doing so great. Thanks for making me smile today.
Hugs and Blessing and Prayers Always.
My Dear friend.
Donna
I like Richelle's comment that gave me a laugh
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POOH_BEAR_69 9/11/2009 5:50PM

    Only in your neck of the woods, Momma! emoticon emoticon

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EBLOOMING 9/11/2009 4:38PM

    WOW! Thanks for sharing that!! Makes my feeble walking for 45 minutes look like a snooze. emoticon But, I say each to his own...and I think walking is more my cupatea! emoticonElaine

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TXSPLA 9/11/2009 4:35PM

    WOW!!! Some cardio workout. Can't figure out why they took it out.
I can remember when it took me 10 to get out of my van to get inside the door for rehab. Then had to rest and take 5 minutes to walk to the workout area.

We are truly blessed.

Thanks for sharing.

Peggy
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ANYA_ONION 9/11/2009 3:35PM

    Now that's creative! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 9/11/2009 3:35PM

    Is there a refrigerator pushing contest in your town? You know, one of those crazy radio competitions? I have trouble moving my little refrigerator for cleaning! YIKES!

Blessings!

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HOLLY_ROSE3 9/11/2009 3:29PM

    Love you Helen!! You are such an encouragement!! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 9/11/2009 3:04PM

    Yes we are SO blessed....thank you for reminding us Helen! I too can remember only being able to walk to my Mom's 2 blocks away and needing a twenty minute break! Praise God, again today I walked nearly 4 miles!!! Stronger day by day as our minds and bodies are renewed by the awesome power of God! emoticon

Hugs and love!

Judy

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ROBLAINE1 9/11/2009 2:43PM

  Wow, wonder why they took it out of the truck where they did, and then followed the guy up the street??? That is one cardio I will NEVER, ever try to do!!
Glad you are able to be out walking and yes, we too have cherry tomatoes still blooming!! Yum!

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MIMISCHENK 9/11/2009 2:18PM

    I am not sure the hernia post refridgerator move is worth the exercise.

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KATSHEAVEN 9/11/2009 2:17PM

  WOW!! I don't think I would choose to push a refrigerator uphill for exercise but KUDOS to that guy! Maybe he was training for the IRON MAN Competition??

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BP UP AND SOCCER SEASON IS IN THE AIR...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

After spending the morning praising God and eating a light lunch, I got ready to go to the 6-8 year old soccer games...two of them today. Then I sat down in my recliner with the Sunday paper as I had some time to spare. I fell asleep, didn't get the paper read , missed the first soccer game and was late to the second one...





Game over!!
I took my blood pressure just before going out the door and it was a little high~ 174/110...and a little scary. I took my bp pill on my way out the door to the game. Just got back and it is still a bit high~188/80 high, but better. And to think for the last three days, I was getting better readings. I am just wondering if jalapeno peppers would raise bp? I only ate a little over half a cup of them. I googled them and found that they are used to lower bp and so is garlic. Imagine that! But maybe they are packed with a lot of sodium in the jar as they were not fresh jalapenos.
Now I am just a bit tired and will kick back in my recliner with my feet up and do a little "sparkin".
Thank you for reading my blogs and for your support and encouragement!!! Blessings and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God
My family and friends
My Spark family and friends
Laughter
My walks and bike ride today
Sunny day
Phoenix, grand dog, who loves unconditionally
Ken...making dinner tonight
Soccer, where the little players still have fun!!

  
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JOYATLAST 9/11/2009 9:40AM

    God Bless You!

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LINDA25427 9/7/2009 9:38PM

    Hi Helen
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I missed you and I"m glad to be back I don't think I gained any weight while I was gone but I don't know for sure will get weigh Thursday in my Bod -4 - God class and post after that . My clothes still fill the same , so hope that means I didn't gain maybe I even lost .Wishful thinking on my part but it could happen .
You are one busy lady the pictures of your granddaughters are adorable . Hope your blood pressure goes back down ok . I take BP medicine every day 2 times morning and evening it never went back down after my last pregnancy 37 years ago long time on medication. Take care and get that much needed rest . emoticon

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EBLOOMING 9/7/2009 12:01PM

    Those pictures of your dear gd are fantastic!! What fun to go and cheer her on. Hope you have found a resolution for you BP going crazy like that. Do you have some meds for that? I went through a spell like that and the Dr. gave me a water pill & one baby aspirin a day. Seems to help with the BP and of course I know the excercise (walking and treadmill) help tremendously. Also, the sodium. You know it is in everything that is prepared outside the home, especially restaurants. I dread eating out for that reason...which I did yesterday and maybe that is the reason for my headache this am.

Blessings!
Elaine
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SADIEDOLORES 9/7/2009 11:34AM

    HELEN, PRAYING FOR YOU, SPEAK UP AND LET THE DR KNOW YOUR NOT WAITING YOU WANT IN NOW, SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO GET PUSHY IT'S OUR HEALTH AND IF DR IS NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU, YOU HAVE TO I HAVE HAD TO DO IT AND GOTTEN RESULTS, IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT "OH WELL" IT MY LIFE AND MY HEALTH, YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU TO SLOW DOWN THAT IS GOD SPEAKING TO YOU.
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WOWEETOO 9/7/2009 9:32AM

    too much running around?? not enough rest but my bet is that you need to see the kidney specialist again as the you know the kidneys directly influence the blood pressure in the morning you need to call and tell him about the high readings this weekend and how even with the feet up and resting they didn't really come down and demand to be seen immediately not weeks down the road my friend know too i loves you lots for sure!!! mthis is the lady mary speaking to you DON'T LET IT GET OUT OF HAND!!! and even if it does drop something has happened there and you certainly need to know what it is
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POOH_BEAR_69 9/6/2009 11:11PM

    Momma, PLEASE take care of yourself. I will be thinking about you and hoping that changing doctors is the answer. You really do need some resolution to the issues you've been having. Try to relax... We'll be home tomorrow, and I'll be talking to you soon!!!

LOVE THE PICS!!!

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MNCYCLIST 9/6/2009 8:40PM

    Glad you got some rest, I'll be praying with you about your BP.

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/6/2009 8:17PM

    HELEN YES YOU MUST HAVE NEEDED THE REST!HOPE ALL IS OK WITH YOUR BP MY FRIEND HUGS,CHAR

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Life is so busy...but it is time to slow down just a bit!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I had a very busy couple of weeks as usual so I am sure you are not surprised by that major announcement. lol I didn't get to post these pictures earlier but we have been busy, busy, busy. We did everything from watching our varsity soccer team practice, getting ready for a scrimmage,


it doesn't hurt that my dear grandson is a player or that McKenzie is sooo in love with him that she will marry him when she is older...that is if he isn't too old (her words, not mine), getting their pictures taken



to riding McKenzie's 4-wheeler




It just seems like the days are speeding along so fast I can't keep up. But on the flip side, this week will be very different. After having McKenzie daily all summer, tomorrow will be her first day of First Grade. She is so excited, she was in bed and asleep by 7:30, has her clothes all set out for tomorrow and her book bag packed and ready to go. Watch out First Grade, McKenzie is on her way!!!
I'm not sure what I will be doing every day until it's time for me to get her, get homework done and head off to the activity of the day. Maybe I can get in some extra walking...or heaven help me...wash my mouth out with soap...this is a hard one for me...clean my house and finish that decluttering. lol
The first grade teachers do not want parents in the classroom from what I have been told so I may work a little in the kindergarten rooms and finish the math games. Maybe it is time I do things just for me...September is a bit crazy as I do have quite a few doctors appointments and looking for an endocrinologist...may keep me busy for a little while.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God and great worship services
My wonderful family including McKenzie and her family
The joys of watching McKenzie grow up and seeing the world through her eyes
Our cooler weather
Enjoyed a wonderful brunch with Ken, DD and SIL
Ken walked with me this afternoon
Fall is in the air in Pennsylvania

Thank you for your encouraging and supportive remarks on my blogs. Know that they really help me. I love and appreciate each of you!!!
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LOSELOSE5 9/6/2009 11:10AM

    you have such wonderful family and the photo are so great that's what we all want to lose weight for to be healthy for all the fun with our kids and grand kids !!!!and all are family
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WOWEETOO 9/2/2009 1:05AM

    and when have you ever not been able to find something to do LOL...
the lady mary back from elderlycare of friends and aggravated with the pettiness and the way they treated me i might have been a stone in the road to roll over and i won't do it again and afraid (although i didn't say anything and kept my mouth shut) that the friendship is irretrivedly lost and it angers me that it has come to that but i couldn't say anthing for fear of setting off things i am totally unable to deal with and you don't come between arguments peole that have been married for 50 plus years are having GLAD TO BE HOME AND IN MY OWN BED after a week of sitting on a wooden chir with no pad and the floor as there was no place else to sit mary

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BUFFALOGAL1952 9/1/2009 9:11AM

    Helen, GREAT pics! That McKenzie is a little doll. I know you will miss her. But now it is great you are going to be able to take some time for you. It's about time. Enjoy it all.

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PARAEAST 8/31/2009 6:58PM

    Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. You will do fine, It's a day of growing up for McKenzie and for you too. You have God and us and I'm sure the day will go by fast for you.
Who knows McKenzie will make some neat stuff in school and you may get some of it! The stories that you will hear too will be priceless.
We will pray for you tomorrow that the day goes by FAST!
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GRANDMANANCY 8/31/2009 12:53PM

    I know I repeat myself Helen,,,but you are such a blessing!


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SADIEDOLORES 8/31/2009 12:06PM

    HELEN, YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING TO DO WHEN McKenzie IS IN SCHOOL, YOU WILL GET YOUR HOUSE DECLUTTERD ONE DAY AT A TIME NOT ALL IN ONE DAY SO DON'T OVERDO SAVE YOUR STRENGTH WHEN DG GETS HOME TO DO THINGS WITH HER, PLEASE TAKE CARE IF YOU.
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MAURIZIA 8/31/2009 11:43AM

    Helen, if you don't want to do your housework/decluttering, you're welcome to come do mine! :)

I feel like I know McKenzie...and it's fun watching her grow up! Happy first grade, McKenzie!

Hugs,
Mauri

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KSNICKER 8/31/2009 7:45AM

    Hi Helen - Wow McKenzie is getting big... Good luck to her on her first day in grade school... woo hoo...

Enjoy your day too... Sounds like you will find something to do... LOL

((hugs))

Kathy

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/31/2009 6:24AM

    HELE YES YOU SHOULD FIND SOMETHING TO DO JUST FOR YOU TO HELP YOU ON THIS JOURNEY! NOW WHAT IS UP TO YOU! HAVE FUN! HUGS,CHAR

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BOBBI97 8/31/2009 12:31AM

    Helen:)
Those pix's are so awesome thank you for sharing with us all...What a grand life that mckenzie is that school has got there hands full with her lol...Anyway
Thank You For posting to show us your great pix's of your grandson and that precious mckenzie...Hope your dr's will give you great info but remember to speak up ok take care.

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YATMAMA 8/30/2009 10:54PM

    What a grand time! The photos are just precious. Thank you for sharing them!!!

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Guess what...I never saw it happen this week!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I have known for the last couple of weeks that I was getting close to 60,000 spark points and was enjoying watching that milestone getting closer. Guess what, I missed it. That goal has come and gone and I have no idea when it happened. It was a very busy week for sure at my house. Several things happened that could have been disastrous but everything worked out fine.
I must have focused on a truer goal...one that God put in my path. He must have redirected me to something He wanted done. Praise Him for He is truly in control of my journey to becoming the healthiest I can be. Thank you Lord for keeping us all healthy and safe during this very strange and super busy week.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES: God
McKenzie and all my family and friends
My spark family and friends
My neighbor who is safely home and visited with today
Getting the yard mowed and looking nice again
Enjoying the fresh veggies
Beautiful weather after the storm Thursday
SP...a wonderful place to get support and encouragement and also to give same

Thank you for reading my blogs and ramblings. I love and appreciate each of you!!!!

  
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NEECYANNE56 8/25/2009 6:49PM

    Congrats on reaching and passing 60,000 points -- keep going!

Denise

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REYNJANET 8/25/2009 7:58AM

    Way to Go Helen!!!

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POOH_BEAR_69 8/23/2009 10:35PM

    WOO HOO!!! Way to go, Momma!!!

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WOWEETOO 8/23/2009 6:55PM

    WOOHOO HELEN AND AGAIN I SAY WOOHOO!!!!
love and hugs the lady mary

myself i am coming up on 40,000 fitness minutes and watching it closely for sure !!!

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WOW!!! 60,000 fitness minutes!!! emoticon
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Blessings,
Elaine

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KAT7457 8/23/2009 12:43AM

    emoticonon your sparks points

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/23/2009 12:08AM

    HELEN WAY TO GO ON THE S/P POINTS! I TO WAS EXCITED WHEN I REACHED THAT!I NOTICED NOT SO MANY PEOPLE DO IT OR FITNESS POINTS!COME ON TEAM LET'S GO! TAKE CARE HUGS,CHAR

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MAGGIEYE 8/22/2009 9:45PM

    Congratulations on your points! And thank you for sharing your positive attitude. Your lists always encourage me to look for the good things in my day and let the other stuff just drift away. emoticon

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DRADISCH 8/22/2009 9:19PM

    Helen, You are amazing. Your Spirit and Love of the Lord shines though whenever you leave comments, write blogs and just say hi.
You are a truly Blessed person and I am honored to be your friend. I have along way to go before my points roll around 60K.
Thank you for always leaving me inspirational and wonderful messages. thank you also for my goodies.
Have a Blessed Night!!
Hugs
and Love
Donna

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SADIEDOLORES 8/22/2009 9:15PM

    HELEN, I'M 752 POINTS FROM 60,000 POINTS, LETS SEE IF IT BYPASSES ME TO, WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW I CAN EASILY MISS IT, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT IS IMPORTANT, I'M SO FOCUSED ON ALL MY SISTERS IN CHRIST AND PRAYING FOR ALL THAT ASK FOR PRAYER, SO ON WE GO TO FACE WHATEVER THE LORD HAS FOR US AS WE GROW IN HIM, STAY SAFE NO MORE FLATS HAVE A HAPPY DAY.
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Should I have stayed in bed or just enjoyed what will be will be???

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yesterday was one of those days that I maybe should have stayed in bed...but it still had some great moments!!! Started my morning off by going in to pick up McKenzie. Christopher, my 15 year old grandson, called to see if I could pick him up after his morning soccer practice at the high school at 11:00 and asked if he could spend the day with McKenzie and me. His mom said yes, so of course it was ok with me...and McKenzie loves Christopher (whom she calls T.T.) and will marry him when he grows up if he isn't too old!!! (her words not mine) lol I guess ten years is a lot at this stage of the game!!
Anyway, we left the high school and started to my house via Richelle's house to let Phoenix out for a while and for McKenzie to play with her. We got about 2 miles from the high school and the Low Tire Pressure light and buzzer came on. So I turned the car around and went back to Waynesburg where I stopped at Sheetz and put air in the tire...front driver side. The off we went again. After leaving Richelle's, I headed over to pay our sewage bill...still on the way home. Oh no, the light and buzzer came on again. I pulled into the only gas station in the area only to find that they have no air pump. I purchased a can of Fix-A-Flat only to find out that I couldn't use it...Not to be used in tires with a sensor system. That's the way this day continues to try to go. I just prayed again that God would get us to a safe spot and be out of the way. Paid the sewage bill and drove a quarter of a mile to a friend's restaurant near Mather...Family Steak House, just outside of Jefferson to wait on Ken to come and change the tire. (It is really flat at this point but not enough to destroy my rim.) I had a hard time getting hold of him but he finally heard the phone and after telling him where we were, he said he would be right there...3 miles from our house...no time at all. Well, he didn't come and he didn't come, so I started calling him to see where he was and if he was having a problem. I couldn't get him to answer either the house phone or his cell phone. I go ahead and get the kids lunch while we were waiting. Then Ken calls me and asks, "where are you?" My response was at Chris's where I told you we were. After several questions and answers, I found out that he drove right past us and went the ten miles or so into Waynesburg to McKenzie's aunts house (Chrissy's). He tells me to wait right there, he will be there shortly...where was I really going with a flat tire??? He was also supposed to bring his floor jack to make the job easier which he didn't do. Anyway he finally shows up and he and Christopher go out to change the tire. Chris, owner of the restaurant and Christopher wanted to go ahead and change it before Ken even got there and did start to do it. But I said no, just let him do it when he gets here especially since he was on his way.
He finally did make it to the Family Steakhouse and as he and Christopher were changing the tire, it started to rain...I mean pouring straight down rain. They were soaked in seconds. The sun was shining and McKenzie kept looking for a rainbow. Just to lighten the mood, I opened the door and yelled, "Ken, hey Ken, do you think it will rain?" Didn't make him a happy camper. lol When he came into the restaurant, he said that the tire had a 2" gash in the side of it which must have happened in the construction at the high school. One girl who works with Ken has had 5 flat tires this summer during the construction. Anyway I asked Ken if he wanted to eat lunch before heading home. By the time he was finished eating, it was 3:00 and I had to have Christopher back in to the high school for his second soccer practice of the day by 3:30. (They have been having two practices every day this week...trying to sort out who would be on the Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams.) I didn't even have a real tire as a spare...just one of those little donut things that can only be driven at less than 45-50 mph and no farther than 50 miles before you stop and let it cool down. Not sure whose idea or invention that one was. Anyway when I get to town, I head straight to the high school just a bit late and drop Christopher off to practice...ending at 6:00...when I have to pick him up again and take him home for clean clothes as he is spending the night at my house. Then after calling the Ford garage to get a price on the tire, I find out they don't even keep the tires in stock. I go on uptown to a tire dealer, who is a friend of mine...he didn't have that tire in stock either but will have it at 9:15 in the morning for me. WOOHOO!!! Praise God. He is getting me two new tires and will put them on for me. I will keep the other front tire for a spare in the garage...just in case. I have to keep the car safe not only for myself but for McKenzie also and all the other people on the roads with us every day. I will not be on the road putting people's lives at stake because of a tire.
Anyway, after getting the tires ordered, McKenzie and I went over to the water park and the Lion's Club Park/Playground and had a great time waiting for her mom to come home. She was coming home early today as she had to sign McKenzie up for dancing classes before 7:00.



This pictures speaks volumes...the faces of two people who manage to find goodness in every day no matter what is truly going on...McKenzie looking for a rainbow in the rain, practicing her waitress skills on us while we were waiting on Ken, doing "chores" around the restaurant and just having a good time overall.
After McKenzie and I prayed and thanked God for all the good things as well as the "trying" things that had happened today, we passed these flags which as a symbol of our Freedom, made the day all the more special. Thank you God and Amen!!

Thank you for reading my blog. You mean so much to me as we all travel our journey to the healthiest we can be!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen!

POSITIVES:
God
Freedom and all that it stands for...one little word but it means so much!!!
McKenzie and the sunshine she brings to the lives of so many
My family and friends
My spark family and friends
The storm we were having as I was typing this...beautiful and some much needed rain.
The cherry tomatoes ripening and so delicious
Fresh veggies and fruit (limited)
The beautiful rainbows
Christopher made the Varsity Soccer Team again this year as a sophomore!!!

  
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POOH_BEAR_69 8/23/2009 10:40PM

    LOVE the pics, Momma!!! Why oh why does DRAMA always seem to follow us around like the little black cloud??? I think that's why you've always been the biggest supporter of turning it over to the LORD... He'll always get you through that's for certain!!! You've always taught me to believe that He won't give me an obstacle that I can't handle... If I only believe and look to Him for the answers...

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SADIEDOLORES 8/21/2009 5:46PM

    WOW, THIS MUST HAVE TAKEN YOU AN HR TO POST, BUT IT'S WORTH IT, HAD A TOUGH DAY SO JUST A QUICK THANK YOU FOR SHARING LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE TWO OF YOU.
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YATMAMA 8/21/2009 4:20PM

    Awwwwwwwww I just love that photo of the two of you!! I think Paul had days like yours!! That's why he could say I have learned in whatsoever state I'm in, I have learned to be content!

*hugs*

Missy

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GRANDMANANCY 8/21/2009 3:00PM

    Helen----you are a peach!!!!!! emoticon

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DRADISCH 8/21/2009 2:03PM

    Helen, I love your Blogs. Your faith alone is such an Inspiration. Your Outlook is amazing. You are a Blessed friend. Your words make me believe that in the Lord all things are Possible and Never forget to count my Blessings.
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Love and Blessings
Donna

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BOBBI97 8/21/2009 1:56PM

    Helen: o_o
I am so sorry for all that you went though but you kept your sanity and still kept yourself going & you also had "GoD" @ your side he was watching over all of you so be happy he was there for you all...And the pix's of you and
mckenzie are so adorable thanks for sharing the pix's with us all...I feel you to
be ok now and the weird thing is that is your new car Ronnie said so weird anyway you are ok and that is what is the most important to us all so take care and remember we all love and care about you alot...


"HuGs"
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ROBLAINE1 8/21/2009 12:37PM

  Wow, what a day. It could have been a day that brought you down and depressed you, but you turned it around and made a beautiful day full of fun and thanksgiving. You are truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

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TXSPLA 8/21/2009 11:07AM

    What a day Helen. You had an extra visitor with you - Murphy. You made the best of a trying day and had fun in the end. Your positive attitude helped everyone.
Then you counted all of your blessings for the day. I knew you would do that.

Have a blessed weekend.

Peggy
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JOANN135 8/21/2009 8:41AM

    Some days (most days!) just aren't what we expected or planned, are they? Thank you, Helen, for always looking for the good in your circumstances. We, as believers, need to live above our circumstances (not "under the circumstances..."). Thank you for reminding me of that. ~
Jo Ann

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WOWEETOO 8/21/2009 8:15AM

    wow and that was a tire on a new car yowzias what a day you had for sure!!
love and hugs its still raining here and fortunately i sprinked leah all last week with the hose so she wouldn't be afraid to go out in the rain and when the thunder and lightening cmae through she rain and hopped in her crate she for sure knows where her safe place is hugs ya'll mary

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HOLLY_ROSE3 8/21/2009 7:54AM

    You and your little McKenzie, are so beautiful, and so encouraging!! How's Richelle and Phoenix?? Have a GREAT weekend! emoticon

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ASH72461 8/21/2009 6:20AM

  wow
you managed to find the good in a terrible day
good for both of you
tomarrow should be better

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/21/2009 6:10AM

    HELEN WHAT A DAY HUH? GLAD WE DON'T HAVE THEM TO OFTEN!AND IT ENDED AS A GOOD ONE TAKE CARE HUGS,CHAR

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JULESELLEN 8/21/2009 5:59AM

    I just knew that at the end, you would be listing, counting, your blessings from that trying day! Thanks for not letting me down!

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Blessings and rainbows to you and yours.

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Your blogs are always a special moment in my day! emoticon

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