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Friday, May 11, 2012

If you've been following my blogs this week you know there are much bigger issues I need to focus on. This is just here goes.

my boss is making me crazy the last couple of days!

the first one - I bought a workout tee in my size (I thought) but didn't try it on at the store. I buy my workout clothes at TJ Maxx, so no big expense. The shirt was a medium. When I grabbed it from my stash of workout clothes (kept in my car trunk so I can't use the 'I don't have my workout clothes' excuse), I noticed it looked really small. I've encountered that a good bit because I'm so used to the old (2 sizes bigger) me. I tried it anyway and although I could wear it, it was better suited for a wet t-shirt contest (none of those planned for the near future...HA!)
I thought I'd just give it to the boss's youngest daughter (she's 16). His wife came in the office for something and I gave it to her. The boss walked up in the midst of our conversation and when I said something about the shirt being too small for me, he said, "well, then that should be your goal."
WHAT???? His wife was clearly mortified. At the time my rational mind jumped in (thank you God) and I replied, "No thanks. I'd like to keep my shoulders."
The boss has said several times that I don't need to lose any weight. He sees me every day, so I doubt he's noticed that I've dropped 2 sizes since last fall. But when I say something about having to miss a workout, he always replies with something like, "yeah, but it's not like you HAVE to go to the gym as much as you do. You aren't overweight." I know he has no idea what he said and would be horrified to know the possible impact of 'that should be your goal'. I'm AT MY GOAL CLOTHING SIZE. Less than 10 lbs to go to be at the goal weight I set. Currently in the healthy BMI range. So...shut it!!

the second one - this one REALLY enraged me! I've been blogging about our co-worker's daughter, Aimee. She is fighting for her life against a flesh eating virus. I said something one morning about there finally being a bit of good news because she was starting to rely less on the respirator and responding to her family. His response, "yeah but...I don't know. They are going to have to take her other foot (she's had a leg amputated) and maybe both her hands. I that really..." He trailed off, but I know what he was implying. Once again...WHAT??? She is alive and has good brain function! She is responding to her family. People can do amazing things even though they are missing limb(s). The advances in prosthetics are phenomenal these days. And her family STILL has Aimee! How would he feel if that was his daughter? Would he be willing to lose her? I really don't think so.

I swear, he is a really great guy. Just the combination of me not sleeping and him making several really thoughtless statements and the stress of what Aimee and her family are dealing's not a good combo.

I took Friday off because I'm so exhausted. Hopefully this bout of insomnia will end and Monday morning will find me refreshed.

now...back to what really matters right now. I'll post 2 blogs today. Aimee deserves her own blog post with updates. She's way more important than petty 'what he said' garbage.

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BJPENNY70 5/20/2012 11:50PM

    Just pray for your boss. He needs it. Maybe the LORD will help him to have more sensitivity. It sounds like you are really stressed. Not sleeping is the pits. Been there done that and still doing it. lol I hope you get some much needed rest and time to just chill. Take care my friend! Ten pounds away! That is wonderful. You keep up the good work. Proud of you!

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KNITTINGNAN 5/11/2012 12:37AM

  I read about Aimee's accident in our local newspaper this week. What a horrible story. I really don't think there would be anything positive you could say about this event right now, as everyone is still in shock and unable to process others' comments. You were only trying to provide some hope to the situation, but it sounds like it was misinterpreted.

Meanwhile. you are doing great on your own personal Spark journey, and don't allow anyone to crush your spirit!

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latest news on Aimee

Thursday, May 10, 2012

thank you all so much for your prayers. There is finally a glimmer of good news.

from the link:
Post by Aimee's sister Paige this afternoon!
Aimee has had a spectacular day! She's breathing more on her own and her body is responding positively! I spoke with a doctor from Louisiana today that wants to send us a drug called Occulus. This drug is used to save dead limbs! If Aimee's doc approves this, perhaps we can save her fingers and toes! She even got emotional today, I think shes scared. Dad and I assured her she is safe and she dried up! These recent responses are tremendous! Dad will go into more detail in his blog. I'm not as well written as he, but I'm so excited about her recovery I can't hold it in

again, thank you all my emoticon and THANK YOU LORD!!!

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MIMO11 5/10/2012 12:18PM

    So sorry to hear of the trouble, but pleased to see that there is a sign of light. emoticon

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AANGEL3 5/10/2012 11:15AM

    Glad to here she's improving. I also saw her story on one of the news outlets online. Still keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

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SHARON-MARIE 5/10/2012 9:24AM

  So very wonderful!

Still praying for y'all.
Be blessed,

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DB1167 5/10/2012 7:10AM

    Many hugs and prayers for the sweet girl. I can not even imagine!!

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QUEENMOXIE 5/10/2012 6:14AM

    I can only imagine how scared she is....such a sweet innocent child to have to go through this. She is improving....that is good news. I pray that her doctor allows her to have the new drug. emoticon

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BJPENNY70 5/10/2012 4:52AM

    Praise the LORD she is improving. This drug will help her. God will see
Aimee through this. HE is with her and her family. I will keep praying. I still have others praying. Keep the faith.

The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear HIM and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in HIM.
Psalm 34:7-8

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up to date info on Aimee

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

from the link: Proverbs 16:4(Amp): “The Lord has made everything (to accommodate itself and contribute) to its own end and His own purpose; even the wicked (are fitted for their role) for the day of calamity and evil.”

The above scripture from Proverbs is the verse of the day on and it was placed there for us. God has a purpose in everything and he has dominion over evil. Negative thoughts are bound to creep into our mind when we hear words of discouragement. The whole purpose of evil is to destroy hope. However, God is in control and I have to trust in the direction He’s taking us. I will remain hopeful in all things and I will not give up on my daughter. Some see a hopeless end; I choose to see endless hope.

Please keep praying. We need those prayers now more than ever. Please reach out to everyone, call your churches and prayer chains and ask them to pray specifically for Aimee’s lungs to regain their function. When this small progress is made, Aimee’s healing process will accelerate.

emoticon are the best. Thank you for all your prayers

(I work with Aimee's father)

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BJPENNY70 5/9/2012 6:23PM

    GOD will take care of Aimee. She will improve. She will get better. GOD hears our prayers and will answer them. emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 5/9/2012 2:12PM

    I will certainly pray for restoration to Aimee's health and future properity.
Blessings abound!

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MERESGED 5/9/2012 1:13PM

    I have posted this on the prayer chain for my favorite radio station. Please keep us updated when you can!

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JAGRIF 5/9/2012 12:01PM

    Aimee and family are in my prayers.

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SHARON-MARIE 5/9/2012 9:22AM


I will be keeping y'all in my prayers.

Be blessed,

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QUEENMOXIE 5/9/2012 8:31AM


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urgent prayer request

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Please note - I am extremely sleep deprived. My apologies in advance for blogging under the influence of Ambein,

a co-worker's 24 year old daughter had a zip line accident last week. She ended up in the ER, It took 22 stitches to close the wound in her calf. She was sent home and told to take OTC pain meds. A few days later, the extreme pain sent her back to the ER. She was checked, given a script for Darvocet and sent home. Her parents wanted her to come home, but she didn't want to leave school so close to the end of semester. A college friend called her parents to let them know something wasn't right. They took her to the ER again. She was given antibiotics and sent home. The pain and fever were not improving, so her parents took her to the ER.

she has a flesh eating virus. They've had to remove her leg, some of her fingers, and an area of her abdomen. She coded 3 times during the amputation surgeries. She's been in a coma, but is starting to open her eyes a bit and recognize her family. She is now at a burn and wound care specialty facility.

her family is asking for prayers and for blood donations. They are setting up a blood drive in the area where she is, but would like for anybody who feels moved to donate in their own area. At the Burn Unit they have seen so many people in desperate need.

please remember Aimee, her family, and the doctors in your prayers.

THANK YOU my wonderful emoticon

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JOYCECAIN 7/2/2012 8:42PM

    I am terribly sorry for this young woman. It is sad that a day out caused such devastation. Please give her my regards. I wish her well.

I am here if I am needed.

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TRISSIDAAE 5/10/2012 9:43AM

    That is awful, I hope they can get her all the help she needs. I also hope you can get some rest, you can't help anyone if you push yourself too far emoticon

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DB1167 5/10/2012 7:08AM

    Many hugs and prayers!

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NADS1959 5/9/2012 11:17PM

    It makes you wonder what the point in praying to a God that would let this happen to a young girl. Terrible story. What State is she in?

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BOBCAT58 5/9/2012 10:12AM

    I copied the whole blog and sent it out to our email prayer team members at my church, I hope that's okay. Please keep us informed about how Aimee is doing.

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THENEWMANDA 5/9/2012 10:06AM

    Prayers to her and her family!!!

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KEEPITUP05 5/9/2012 8:10AM scary and horrible. Definitely will keep Aimee and the family in prayer. emoticon

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CHEMCHIC2006 5/9/2012 5:33AM

    I am so sorry to hear about this horrible situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you're co-worker's family.

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WORLDSERIES11 5/8/2012 11:59PM

    Thanks for spreading the word...prayer is a powerful force. Aimee and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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QUEENMOXIE 5/8/2012 11:57PM

    How awful...I am praying for her and her family. emoticon emoticon

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**RENEE** 5/8/2012 10:58PM

    You are a wonderful friend for Aimee and her family. I'll be saying prayers and sending blessings their way.

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ANHELIC 5/8/2012 10:37PM

    Am praying for Aimee, her family and her medical staff. God has put these good doctors there for her and she will be healed. She will be in my prayers continually. emoticon
Many blessings to the family.

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BJPENNY70 5/8/2012 10:28PM

    Oh Debbie I am so sorry to hear of this terrible thing that has happen to this young woman. My husband and I stopped and prayed for Aimee as soon as I read this. We pray her health providers take excellent care of her. Keep us aware of how to pray for Aimee. We are praying for her family to be strong and hold up to this tragedy. emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 5/8/2012 10:09PM

    Wow, thanks for sharing this with us, I'll pray for her right now in Jesus' mighty and merciful name. His Kingdom come, His will be done.

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LISSA2008 5/8/2012 9:49PM

    Praying for Aimee that she finds peace and healing - physically, emotionally and mentally - knowing that God is good and merciful. Prayers also for her family, friends and support system that they draw strength from God and each other to do what they can to help Aimee in her time of need.


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NEWTINK 5/8/2012 9:10PM

    praying for aimee and her family .... I hope she gets better soon emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 5/8/2012 8:47PM

    Oh my God! My prayers are definitely with her. May she have a speedy recovery!

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NOMOREBEIGE 5/8/2012 8:45PM

    So sorry. Prayers are sent.

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PJ51798 5/8/2012 8:38PM

    Holding Aimee, her family and friends, and her care team in my thoughts and prayers --

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KITKATSGRACE 5/8/2012 8:25PM

    Praying for her!!!


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ERH12275 5/8/2012 8:24PM

    Prayers for your friends family.

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AUTUMNROSE1207 5/8/2012 8:21PM

    Oh my, that's horrible! Praying for Aimee and a speedy recovery. My heart goes out to her family. If I were nearby I would donate blood. *hugs*

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May devotional

Sunday, May 06, 2012

every first Sunday we have a devotional before Sunday school. I either need to find somebody to do it, or I do it.

all those folks who volunteered at the beginning of the year to take one of the devotionals have been unable to, so...guess what!

here is what I have planned for today:

poet Mary Rita Schilke Korzan wrote the following tribute to her mother:

When you thought I wasn't looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt --
But that it's alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn't looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking --
I looked ...
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn't looking.

This is one of my favorite Albert Schweitzer quotes: At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

please take time this month to let your mom, grandmother, aunts, and any other motherly women in your life know how much they mean to you.

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IVYBUTTERFLY3 5/6/2012 5:37PM

    You brought tears to my eyes.

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