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Snow, snow and more snow...and then the electricity went out!!!

Sunday, February 07, 2010


Snow, snow and more snow...and then the electricity went out!!! With the electricity going out so did the heat. Praise God that we have our fireplace...with a few adjustments in furniture, Ken had it burning. I had already been out and cleared our sidewalks but it was time to go out and shovel some more. I cleared a path from the road to our elderly neighbors house in the event someone had to get in or out. They are in their 80's and sure don't need to be outside shoveling snow. Richelle and many other friends and families are without electricity and heat. The electric company has over 175,000 families without electricity and say that it will be back on by 11:59 pm on February 12. Praying that it will be on sooner than that especially for those who use it for heating and cooking. After shoveling, I walked around town taking pictures for my elderly neighbor who remembers the "big" snow of 1950 and doesn't have any film in her camera.
I am praying for those in need and praising God that our electric was only out for roughly 12 hours and that I can help others.
Praise the Lord for walking with me always.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God
My family and friends
McKenzie and my beautiful daughter
My Spark family, friends and teams
Marla's Miracle...making it happen
Neighbors that care
Being able to help my neighbors and others
Being able to shovel the snow
People who are willing to pray for others
Praises for those who help others
My home
Electricity
Heat to keep us warm
Fresh veggies and fruit to eat
My health
Spark People and our daily lives where we can continue to spread the word and share our blessings

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Sorry that I don't always have enough time to thank everyone individually. With my spark friends and family in my life, supporting and encouraging me, my journey is a much easier one. May God continue to bless you!!! I love you!!

  
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WIFEALF 2/9/2010 9:06PM

    beautiful pictures amazing!

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LINDAGRAVEL 2/8/2010 10:35PM

    Winter Wonderland

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LINDAGRAVEL 2/8/2010 10:34PM

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PAULASTRAS 2/8/2010 10:21PM

    beautiful pictures.....

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MAURIZIA 2/8/2010 6:09PM

    Okay, Helen. You know how I feel about sn*w! :(

Hope and praying that electricity is restored before 2/12...YIKES! Praying that everyone is safe.

You are such an amazing woman...You live what you believe. It's an honor to know you.

Hugs and blessings.

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BELLACUDDLES 2/8/2010 2:00PM

    WOW...awesome pictures!!! Hug and God bless you!

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DANDDPOFF 2/8/2010 10:40AM

    It looks like you were at my house taking pic's, where do you live??? People around you are so lucky you are a good person to help out. good for you.

Stay warm.

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EBLOOMING 2/8/2010 2:12AM

    We all would like a neighbor like you!!! Blessings to you!!! Good that your fireplace is useable during a snow blitz like this one. Pictures are fantastic...Thanks for sharing. Elaine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 2/7/2010 11:37PM

    ((((warm cow cuddles))))

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YATMAMA 2/7/2010 11:12PM

    Those are amazing!!!!!!

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SJG1953 2/7/2010 10:59PM

    Gorgeous pictures! I'm glad you got your electricity back so soon! Thanks for sharing those pictures. I enjoyed looking at them. Blessings, Shirley

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MWRIGHT8 2/7/2010 10:50PM

    Wow! You have a lot more snow than we have here in Southern Ontario! Keep safe!
Marion

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WOWEETOO 2/7/2010 9:45PM

    gorgeous pic for sure
glad you are getting your exercise in for sure!!
feb 12th is next friday for cryin' out loud and there will be another storm full of snow by then what are they thinking??
warm hugs the lady mary
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LITTLEWIND53 2/7/2010 9:10PM

    Wow, those pictures are awsome. I think you got more snow than we did up here in Edmonton in Canada.

Glad you have your heat back on and hopefully things back to normal for you. Take care and stay warm......

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WANDAH3 2/7/2010 8:50PM

    Those are beautiful pictures...looks like here! Bless your heart for thinking about your neighbors.
Stay warm,
Hugs,
Wanda

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CAROLYN0107 2/7/2010 8:19PM

    Beautiful snow photos but I'm glad I'm in the tropics. I'm glad your electricity came back on . WooHoo!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/7/2010 7:36PM

    wow what a lot of snow good for you for helping out the elderly. hope everyone is a okay, emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/7/2010 7:29PM

    The pictures make me cold...even though they are beautiful!I am glad you had heat from the fireplace and What a wonderful neighbor you are; thinking to shovel the pathway.
Glad your electric came back on so quickly! I do hope and pray the worse is over for you!

God Bless you my Friend!
Barbara

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ETAGGEL 2/7/2010 7:25PM

    It must be a nightmare. We had snow here in NC last weekend, didn't lose electricity or anything but the roads were so bad.We had to go out, but we have a 4 wheel drive Chevy truck, and just ceawled along. Went into Walmarts and the manager told me that rhere were only 8 employees managed to get there for work!
I am worried about my daughter who lives in Maryland. She lost electricity, gas and her cell phone died (she couldn't charge the battery) and she has a five year old and a little baby ony 6 weeks old! My prayers are with all who are suffering through this!
Phyllis

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DAWNWS1 2/7/2010 7:15PM

    Beautiful pics. Looks like I might have some of my own come Wed, but obviously not nearly this much snow (I hope!) Glad you and yours are safe and warm.

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MPENNE 2/7/2010 7:13PM

    Beautiful pictures. We only got 14 inches here in Oklahoma on Christmas eve and that was more snow than I had seen in a long time. I am glad you have heat again. There are some families in southern Oklahoma who haven't had electricity since the ice storm here the last week in January. This has been a bad winter for so many this year. It is such a blessing we all help each other the best way we can.

God bless.

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GHOSTFLAMES 2/7/2010 6:51PM

    HELEN THAT SURE IS A LOT OF SNOW AND SO VERY NICE OF YOU TO SHOVEL FOR YOUR NEIGHBOURS. IT MISSED US WE ONLY HAD FLURRIES. TAKE CARE HUGS,CHAR

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SCORPION1352 2/7/2010 6:12PM

    Helen ------------ the picture are beatuiful of course that doesn't give power back Praying that you get is soon. Gos is on your side and things will be fine I'm sure

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DESERTDREAMERS 2/7/2010 6:11PM

    Wow, that's some snow there! Is this PA? If your family and friends don't get power back on soon, it sounds like it's time for a sleep-over. Glad you're safe.

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LINDA25427 2/7/2010 5:41PM

    Beautiful pictures thanks Helen for sharing them with us .There's no school tomorrow they haven't got the main roads open yet and are back roads will be the last ones .Take care stay warm . God bless. emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/7/2010 5:40PM

    WOW! What beautiful photos! I'm surprised the camera didn't freeze up. Trying to wrap my mind around what it is like to have that much snow. I moved to San Diego millions of years ago and had snow during my teen years, but it's really a dim memory. Stay warm and very glad you have that fireplace.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/7/2010 5:35PM

    HELEN!! I was so glad to read your blog and see that you DO have a fireplace!! I'll bet y'all are sleeping in the front room!!!

Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for taking them! Here, it is so brown and muddy, well, even snow looks good! At least, it's CLEAN!!!

Love, Your friend, Lori emoticon

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SLCB1023 2/7/2010 5:33PM

    I have definitely had enough snow for a very long long time. We still have elecricity though so that is good. The generator is shoveled out just in case. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 2/7/2010 5:25PM

    Oh Helen YOU are such a blessing to me and so many others. How awesome that God is using you to be his hands and feet to the elderly in your community.

I can't imagine all that snow being from California. Last week as you know I was at the beach and I came home with a suntan. I am glad to hear you didn't have to go without power for very long.

Stay warm by that nice fire Ken got started and may God continue to bless you in all that you do.

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. My DH and I are going to Yosemite area in two weeks. It'll be the first time I will see snow up close in probably 25 years or so.
Love and hugs!
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SARA_ANN12 2/7/2010 5:19PM

    Beautiful! We got the mini version of that here in Ohio, only about 9 inches. But just enough to make it white all over the place! Awesome about the fireplace, we've had ours going all weekend! I'm happy your electricity is back on, that's always a bonus :)

Take care!

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The snow keeps falling...

Friday, February 05, 2010

The snow keeps falling...we currently have at least 6" of fresh snow. All the schools in our county sent the kids home 2 hours early. There has been no traffic on our street and everything is so white and beautiful. I went out and shoveled the sidewalks and a path through the yard to get to our satellite dish. The snow had piled so high on it that we lost our signal. Ken isn't feeling well today, didn't go to work and just wanted to kick back and watch a little tv...falling asleep almost instantly. So I played Ms. Nice Guy and went and fixed it for him. By the time I shoveled to the satellite, cleaned the snow off and started walking back to the house, my path was already covered in snow...and it keeps falling. Shoveling snow is great cardio and that much has been moved out of the way. It is great snow for making snow balls or building snowmen. WOOHOO!!
I went to the dermatologist the other day. Although he did more "bore holes"...aka biopsies...I still have no idea what is going on. I return in two weeks and, hopefully, he will have some news. At this point, any news is good news. He gave me two prescriptions to "try"...he says they should help the itching somewhat. So far, no good. But tomorrow is a new day to give it another chance.
Praise the Lord for walking with me always.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God
My family and friends
McKenzie and my beautiful daughter
My Spark family, friends and teams
Marla's Miracle...making it happen
Neighbors that care
People who are willing to pray for others
Praises for those who help others
My home
Heat to keep us warm
Fresh veggies and fruit to eat
My health
Spark People and our daily lives where we can continue to spread the word and share our blessings

Thank you for reading my blog. With my spark friends and family in my life, supporting and encouraging me, my journey is a much easier one. May God continue to bless you!!! I love you!!!

  
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JILLWILSON2102 2/10/2010 10:24AM

    As far as the dermatology stuff, ouch. I have been there, too, and sometimes wonder what I'm doing, but...

For the snow, I know what you mean. I came back from skiing yesterday and had more snow in my yard and my neighborhood that we did in the mountains! Shoveling is definitely great exercise!! and what a nice thing you did for your husband emoticon

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BUFFALOGAL1952 2/7/2010 11:38AM

    Helen...sorry they still haven't given you answers on that rash. Hope they get a handle on that soon. Hope the snow has let up and you are settling back in and enjoying life without the stress.
Have a Blessed Sunday my friend!

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 2/7/2010 6:26AM

    EEK!! Snow,ugh!! lol Well ya know how I feel about snow now!

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SJG1953 2/7/2010 1:32AM

    Shoveling snow is good cardio but also hard work. Be careful not to overdo it.

I pray you get your itching cleared up very soon. That can be miserable.

I love and appreciate your positives including your attitude. God bless you dear friend.

Hugs, Shirley

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ALASKAN 2/6/2010 11:00PM

    Hello Helen,
Please be careful when you are shoveling snow. I'm having to do the same over here at my place. We are not as young as we used to be and have be a lot more careful. Good luck on these biopsies you are having done. I've had several myself. Best thing to do is to take 1 day at a time and do not plan too far ahead. My Mom used to tell me do not plan for tomorrow, b/c tomorrow may never come. I never did understand what she meant, but I do take the 1 day at a time though. Talk to you soon, have a good evening, and take care. Always, ERNA emoticon

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YATMAMA 2/6/2010 4:33PM

    The snow sounds so beautiful!! I'm sorry to hear you are having so many tests and trials. I pray the Lord to give your doctor wisdom and that the you are comfortable and pain free soon.

*huggggggggggs*
>Love you, sister!

Missy

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BELLACUDDLES 2/6/2010 2:55PM

    Praying all is well with you and you also don't get any more new...... emoticon!!!!!!!!!

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DEB007 2/6/2010 11:01AM

    Helen, Praying that you heal quickly and that all your results will turn out fine. When we get a fresh snow it reminds me that Jesus washes our sins away and makes us whiter than snow!!!
Just want you to know that your truly a blessing to my heart, i'm so glad your here blessing us each day with your kindness and love!!! Stay warm and safe!Love. Deb

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WANDAH3 2/6/2010 10:35AM

    That's the attitude....shoveling snow burns lots of calories! At least that's the only way I can put a positive spin on all the snow that falls in the winter! lol

Hugs,
Wanda

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WOWEETOO 2/6/2010 10:16AM

    I LOVE YOU TOO HELEN!!!
the lady mary

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MAURIZIA 2/6/2010 6:54AM

    Helen, be safe in that sn*w. Even your beautiful blog about it can't convince me there's anything about sn*w to make me like it...nope...nothing.

Sometim
es it takes a week or so for that med to kick in...Hoping the itching is somewhat relieved for you...The blessing is that at least there are ointments/medications to try to help, right?

Have a lovely Saturday! Remember to laugh today! Blessings!

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WISLNDR 2/6/2010 6:32AM

    Enjoy the snow and be safe! The best snow storms are the ones you can watch from inside!

I appreciate your "Positives" list; I always read through them and am reminded regularly to be thankful for all things, especially my SparkFriends!

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GHOSTFLAMES 2/6/2010 12:24AM

    HELEN I SURE HOPE ALL GETS CLEARED UP FAST FOR YOU MY FRIEND! OUR SNOW DIDN'T START YET.YES YOU SURE DID GET SOME GOOD EXERCISE IN. HUGS,CHAR

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SING4MYFOOD 2/5/2010 11:56PM

    Oh, Helen, if only I could send you some sun & you could send me some snow! Being from Miami originally, I still love the snow, even though I lived in Chicago for 6 years. I never had a really good snow while I was there, though - I'd love to see a 6" or more just once! I love it when it's nice & white & fresh, & even though it's so darn unsafe, I love to see the ice on the trees, etc.

Praying for good news from the Dermatologist - be blessed!

Love,

Keroly
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SLIMMERJESSE 2/5/2010 10:22PM

    Great that you focus on your list of positives. Good for you! Good luck with your biopsies. Will look forward to good outcomes for you. Have an enjoyable weekend.

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JUSTPEACHY1 2/5/2010 10:05PM

    Helen, Your blogs are always uplifting! I hope they get to the bottom of your skin problems soon.

Your fresh white snow sounds beautiful. Right now in MI we just have dirty snow. :o(

Blessings! Ena

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/5/2010 9:40PM

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I hope it is all cleared up soon, Helen...

Your friend, Lori

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/5/2010 9:20PM

    emoticonThat was so kind of you to shovel the snow for Ken to watch tv.! It is good exercise...but...don't fool around and get yourself sick!
I hope it is nothing serious with Ken!
Have a great week end, stay warm and safe!

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TWEETYKC00 2/5/2010 9:18PM

    you're right, shoveling can be good exercise!! i'm used to snow over in my neck of the woods, too. we're fighting the wind at the moment. funny, i go to the dermatologist on tuesday for a check-up. i know my visit won't be very pleasant, but i hope you get some good news. hang in there and keep on sparking. we're always here for you when you need us!!!

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Please pray for our fellow sparker...

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I am putting this link here for those who want to stop by Dan's page and pray for him, Colleen and his family as they wait for the autopsy report...Monday or Tuesday...on his 21 year old son, Michael, who was found dead on Friday.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PU
RPLE02

Thank you for your response and prayers.
Blessings and hugs to all my friends, family and fellow sparkers,
Helen

  
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ALASKAN 2/4/2010 3:23PM

    Hello Helen,
I thank you for sharing this with all of us, prayers, thoughts are with you and this friend of yours and Dan's family. It's very hard on families when they lose a family member. We all have been touched by this and hope that their families will can go on as soon as they can. I appreciated that you had brought it to our family here on Spark and I have posted on the page too. Take care, talk to you soon and drop in sometime. Always, ERNA emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDIA62 2/4/2010 3:18AM

  Oh so sad. I will keep them in my prayers. Hugs, Judy

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MSALOETTE 2/2/2010 10:47AM

    I can not even imagine such a loss, I don't believe that it was intended that we are here to bury our children and such a loss has to be almost more then anyone can bear. God needed this child for something very important to take him so early now we need to help pray for his family to pull through this event together and pray for understanding and peace.

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FERGSGIRL2 2/2/2010 10:25AM

    Thanks for sharing. will be praying. Will visit the link and lift them up in prayer.

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BIGDAD1211 2/2/2010 10:22AM

    Thank you so much Helen for posting this. Praying for the family

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DANDDPOFF 2/2/2010 8:19AM

    Oh, Helen, what a loss to suffer, God will help them threw this I know. but yes they need all our prayers

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LADYANNEHOWARD 2/2/2010 1:50AM

    Dear Helen, thank you for letting everyone know, I have just popped by and left a message with a goody, this is such a brutally hard time for them....
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

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ISLOBIRDSEEDS 2/1/2010 10:49PM

  Thank you for passing this along. I am praying for the family and I stopped by his page and left them a message! emoticon

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 2/1/2010 9:14PM

    I'm so sorry for their loss and of course I will pray for them. I'm praying now. I hope that it comes back quickly so they can move to the next step. Thank you so much for letting us know Helen. My thoughts are with you too.

Your friend,
Alison

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PURPLELVR7 2/1/2010 8:08PM

    thank you for sharing, I am praying & have responded to fellow sparkperson

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WALKINGINGRACE 2/1/2010 6:07PM

    Oh my goodness, this breaks my heart. I saw the title to this blog on one of my friend's activity feeds and just had to stop by. I will stop by the link that you left in your blog.

I will be praying. emoticon emoticon

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CANDY- 2/1/2010 4:46PM

    Helen add me to that prayer list. I am so sorry this happened and just imagine the family is grieving deeply. Thanks for letting us all know.
Hugs, Candy

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BELLACUDDLES 2/1/2010 3:57PM

    Helen, I too will be praying for this family. I will go to his page as well. Thanks for posting this!

Hugs,
Barbara

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PARAEAST 2/1/2010 2:36PM

    Helen
Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be praying for Dan and his family. I hope they can feel God's arms around them comforting them during this rough time. I left a note on Dan's page. Thank you so very much!

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MONAMOM 2/1/2010 11:11AM

    They will be in my prayers for sure. Thank you for letting us know!!

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JANETELIZABETH1 2/1/2010 10:42AM

    Thanks Helen, I left Dan & Colleen a message.

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MAGNOLIASKY 2/1/2010 9:45AM

    Helen: I sent Dan a message. Thanks for letting me know. So sad! I will pray for him, his wife and family.

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LACEEJO11 2/1/2010 9:33AM

   

This is so very tragic!! I am praying for them also!!
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MAURIZIA 2/1/2010 7:50AM

    Helen, I will add this family to my prayer email list.

Blessings.

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WANDAH3 2/1/2010 7:19AM

    Thanks Helen.

Hugs,
Wanda

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MARLA7 2/1/2010 4:59AM

    Helen - I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers are added to the others.
((((Hugs))))) Marla

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SJG1953 1/31/2010 10:54PM

    That is so sad. I will pray for them too. Blessings, Shirley

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KIMDONN 1/31/2010 10:45PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this news with us, I left Dan a message. That is so horrible!! I am praying for them.

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HUGGERS1 1/31/2010 10:34PM

    Helen, thanks so much for sharing this with us. I have gone to Dan's page and left a note. I know that God is watching over them and holding them up and I pray continued peace as they await more news about their son's death. IT is so hard to see parents lose their child.

again, thanks for sharing this with everyone

hugs
Amber

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 1/31/2010 10:33PM

    Thanks Helen! Once again you came through!

I have him on our prayer list !

Barbara

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/31/2010 10:00PM

    Thank you Helen!
Jeanne

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NELLIEC 1/31/2010 9:54PM

    I am praying for him and his family!!!

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YATMAMA 1/31/2010 9:42PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I am going to his page now.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/31/2010 9:26PM

    So sorry for their loss, will put them in my prayers, hopefully they will get some answers.

Hugs
Shirl

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GHOSTFLAMES 1/31/2010 8:53PM

    HELEN THANKS FOR SHARING I DID USE THE LINK HUGS,CHAR

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MILLISMA 1/31/2010 8:41PM

    Helen, my heart aches for them. I lost my husband suddenly and it was not expected but we had over 38 wonder years together. I can't imagine the loss of a child. I will keep them in my prayers.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/31/2010 8:36PM

    Oh, Helen! Life is SO UNPREDICTABLE to us humans! Sometimes, I question God, but I know one day, he will tell us all the answers to our questions. I have to believe He is a loving God, but I can's say I don't blame those who grieve for asking Him WHY. I love you, my friend. Lori

p.s. I will pray for them, but I will continue to ask the Lord to come quickly so that so many people will be able to cease their suffering.

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Don't leave home without your insulin if you are diabetic!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just got home from the grocery store and ate dinner out with Ken about an hour and a half ago. Blood sugar is way too high but I have it under control pretty much at the moment. Terrific headache still though. Didn't have my insulin with me but thought if I made good choices it would be ok until we drove the 4 miles home. Didn't work!!! What a stupid thing for me to do!!! UGH!!! Probably should have gone to the hospital but staying awake and moving and it is coming down. Just have to watch now that it doesn't bottom out. Praise God for I know he protected me through this one.
If you are diabetic, please stay smart!! Keep your insulin with you even if you aren't planning on eating away from home. You just might need it anyway. Do what your doctor says and not what I did tonight. I have not done anything like this in the six years since I was diagnosed. I am always so very careful. I must have left my brain in my other pants when we left home. I sure am glad that it is the last day of January. I don't want to start a new month doing something so thoroughly stupid!!!
On a positive note though,I have an appointment tomorrow with the dermatologist to see if they can discover a clue to my awful rash...at least find some resolution to stop the itch!!!
Praise the Lord for walking with me always. I feel like I am His wayward child tonight. Praise Him for all that I am and all I will be.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God
Miracles in Haiti
My family and friends
McKenzie and my beautiful daughter
My Spark family, friends and teams
Marla's Miracle...making it happen
Neighbors that care
People who are willing to pray for others
Praises for those who help others
My home
Heat to keep us warm
Fresh veggies and fruit to eat
My health
Spark People and our daily lives where we can continue to spread the word and share our blessings


Thank you for reading my blog. With my spark friends and family in my life, supporting and encouraging me, my journey is a much easier one. May God continue to bless you!!! I love you!!

  
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JOANN135 2/1/2010 2:38PM

    Those really high blood sugars are awful! And mine take so long to come back down. I've had a problem when my insulin pump is not where it wants to be - like an insulin-resistant spot. Hope you're 100% now!

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MRE1956 2/1/2010 4:39AM

    You know, it doesn't matter if you have the IQ of a genius - all it takes is one moment of pressure where you feel "rushed" and must get out in a hurry that can singlehandedly cause you to forget important items.......such are the joys (yea, right) of living in such a fast-paced society.......fortunately, neither I nor my closest ones have to deal with having insulin close by, but we've had our share of "incidents" where we would be on the road and discover that something we needed is not with us and should have been......

Hope you find an answer to your rash situation ASAP.....

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TERRI289 1/31/2010 11:10PM

    Take care of yourself always. I know God is watching over us all!!! emoticon emoticon

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DAARTNEY 1/31/2010 8:25PM

    We have forgotten it for our son (he's type 1/juvenile onset) before and my husband had to go back home to get it. One time when I forgot it he had to wait to eat his lunch until we got home while everyone else ate at the restaurant. He has been better about helping to remember it since that time (he's 9). It can be scary to not have it when you need it. Glad you are okay.

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Are we ever really alone??? Something to think about.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our problems seem so singular, we often feel alone with our struggles. It's true that each of us must come to terms with whatever situation faces us at any given time. But no struggle facing us is free from the influence of other people and their struggles. We have a shared destiny which is accompanied by individual perceptions and both singular and mutual responses to the ebb and flow enfolding us all (surrounding us).
Knowing that we share this journey offers comfort when we need it in our daily struggles. We are not alone, forgotten, or unimportant to the destiny of others. Nor are others without meaning in the experiences we are gifted with. Our existences are mutual--we are interdependent contributors in the total life cycle. Our lives are very intermingled with the lives of our friends, families and neighbors, no matter how we wish at times this were not so.
What each of us learns eases the struggles of another. All our experiences are meant for the good of us all.
On those days when I may feel alone, I am not. My life is fully in concert with those around me and all is as it should be.
Praise the Lord for all that I am and all I will be.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
God
Miracles in Haiti
My family and friends
McKenzie and my beautiful daughter
My Spark family, friends and teams
Marla's Miracle...making it happen
Neighbors that care
People who are willing to pray for others
Praises for those who help others
My home
Heat to keep us warm
Healthy food to eat
My health
Spark People and our daily lives where we can continue to spread the word and share our blessings


Thank you for reading my blog. With my spark friends and family in my life, supporting and encouraging me, my journey is a much easier one. May God continue to bless you!!! I love you!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

POOH_BEAR_69 2/2/2010 6:48PM

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us again, Momma... It is so VERY true!!!

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WANDAH3 1/31/2010 11:23AM

    Have a wonderful day Helen. Keep on finding all your blessings and sharing your insights.

Hugs,
Wanda

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GHOSTFLAMES 1/31/2010 7:37AM

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MAURIZIA 1/31/2010 6:52AM

    Helen, as an only child, I learned this so many years ago when caring for my parents who were ill...Once again, troubles teach lessons. Now I don't find it difficult at all when needing help to ask. It is such a gift I've been given to be able to do that.

Hugs...and blessings for a serene Sunday!

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SJG1953 1/31/2010 12:02AM

    You are so right. It took a long time for me to learn that but you have worded it so beautifully. God is so wise and unique.... so wonderful. We are made to be that way like you said. You are precious Helen. God bless you, Shirley

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 1/30/2010 11:33PM

    You are so right,Helen! We are never alone!

I am so thankful to have you in my life also!

Have a Great week end my friend!

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SING4MYFOOD 1/30/2010 10:54PM

    Thanks for such uplifting & encouraging words, Helen - the way you expressed yourself was great. it's so kind of you to do this for us all.

And thank you for your many comments on my feed - they're always so appreciated! You are such an encouragement.

Love,


Kerolyn
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LINDA25427 1/30/2010 8:58PM

    Thanks you Helen for sharing this with us and for stopping by my blog and your kind words and prayers and your support they really mean alot to me . Hope you have a great week .God Bless. emoticon emoticon

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KAT7457 1/30/2010 8:26PM

    Helen I just love reading your blogs to me its refreshing to here someone else say it and me read it. hope you are going ok? you know where to find me. miss ya hugs

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YATMAMA 1/30/2010 8:08PM

    That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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SCORPION1352 1/30/2010 3:42PM

    Amen and Amen again

Helen you always seem to say the right thng at the right time God Bless you. You are so wise and blessing to all of us

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 1/30/2010 3:23PM

    Great blog.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/30/2010 2:16PM

    Helen what a positively, wonderful blog, a joy to read. Thank you for your wonderful comments on my feed. Have a marvelous, blessed weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BELLACUDDLES 1/30/2010 2:08PM

    You are such a positive upbeat gal!!!!! I love it!!!!

Hugs,
Barbara
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COLEENCOLE 1/30/2010 2:07PM

    Wonderful list above. And many thanks for stopping by and for the kind words on my blog. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/30/2010 2:05PM

    we are all in this together, and we should remember to help each other when we can . it can be as simple as writing a great blog as you did to touch our lives. thanks for being you and so positive. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/30/2010 1:28PM

    What a BEAUTIFUL BLOG, Helen! Very well said! I am SO GLAD that God made humans with such nurturing, caring souls!

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LACEEJO11 1/30/2010 12:38PM

   

Mission Accomplished!! WOO HOO!! I prayed, put some carpet under the wheels and I got out!!
Now I am off to enjoy my day!!
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XAVTAY 1/30/2010 12:22PM

    Amen and To God I Give Glory! This blog was a blessing to me
Thanks
Blann

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LACEEJO11 1/30/2010 12:18PM

    Helen,

My friend, you posted just what I needed to hear this morning dear one. Our accumulation of snow is starting to melt, tho it is considerably deep in my drive way, and I want to get my car out!!

Therefore, I have my car running right now, to warm up good before I try.... it is my usual routine, on Saturdays to eat at Chillis, do some of my shopping for the weekly supplies I need, and just get out and about to mingle with others.... we will see if that happens or not....If not, I will read this blog again...and remind myself, I am not alone!

Actually, it isn't the idea of being home that would bother me, I think it is just the idea of not being ABLE to go out if I want to, I think that is the real problem....so I am resigned to the possibility that I may not get out, right now, tho it will melt off soon, and I may just have to wait!!

So, I am saying a little prayer, and here I go...will let you know my results!! Don't worry, I will be cautious!! I love my car, and will not push the engine too much.

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HOLLY_ROSE3 1/30/2010 11:33AM

    AWESOME!! Thanks Helen for ALL your WONDERFUL insight! emoticon

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JULESELLEN 1/30/2010 11:19AM

    Peace and blessings to you and all you love. Your blogs ALWAYS lift my day!Stay warm and wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/30/2010 11:18AM

    I agree. Thanks for the reminder. Have a wonderful day.

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