Sunday, July 08, 2012
To the family and friends of Linda Scott;
My mother passed away on June 22nd, 2012 after a very brief battle with Gallbladder cancer. She talked about her many Facebook friends and those friends have asked me to post this announcement on Sparkpeople as well.
Instead of simply deleting her account, I thought it would be nice to leave it as a memorial page. I have a few nice photos of her I will add in the next few weeks as well. Please feel free to add any comments or images you think she have liked to see. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by Billie Scott
Friday, November 26, 2010
Yesterday I was invited to have dinner with my daughter and her family. We have not been together for a "family meal" for a very long time. Normally, I am not able to join them because I usually have meeting on Thursday nights, and I vowed long ago not to miss meetings unless I was too sick to be there. This week, our Thursday meeting was changed to Friday because the other Cong. needs the hall for CO visit. That gave me the opportunity to go to my daughters home for a "family meal"...
Her hubby did all the grocery shopping and cooking for the dinner. He fixed turkey and all the trimmings, including "nibbles" beforehand. Before going, I thought about what I would be able to eat and still keep my Blood Sugars in check. I pretty well know what triggers a high reading. I also knew that I wanted to enjoy the meal. So, I planned my strategy this way:
Morning reading was good (108)--Breakfast needed to be mostly protein, so I did an omelet with tiny bit of cheddar cheese and about 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves and LF sour cream w/chives. Easy on the salt. I also had 1 slice of whole wheat toast w/ sugar free jam and coffee.
By the time lunch time came around, I needed to have something again so I would not end up w/ low BS. I chose healthy veggies and fruit along with a measured portion of cheese and whole grain crackers. Dinner was not until 5:00 so I needed something that would hold me til then.
At my daughters home, I again nibbled from the veggies tray and drank water. When it came to eat dinner, I said no to white potato, and rolls. Enjoyed the turkey, green beans casserole (recipe from Trader Joe's) made with yummy portebella mushrooms in the sauce. Sweet potatoes were not candied, so I could have some. I even was able to try the stuffing/dressing that had oysters in it. I had not planned for the dressing, but I had some to try. I kept my portions small and enjoyed the dinner without paying for it later.
I even splurged and had some of the pecan pie (not the crust)
When I got home, and later checked my BS later in the evening, I was right on target. This morning my FBS was 96. So I guess my plan worked. Guess I can say "I Done Good".
Today I am glad that I was able to enjoy the meal with my daughter and her family. I am now going to finish studying for the Spiritual Meal we will receive at the meeting tonight.
Well 2010 is almost over with a new year looming just aroung a very short corner. Now's the time to reset my goals; especially my spiritual goals. With the new year will come new challenges and new worries and concerns. More than ever, we will all need to "Make sure of the more important things" and look to our wonderful Creator for His Spirit to help us to cope with whatever lays ahead. Only with His help will we find the Hope we need to endure and succeed. My prayer is for all of my Friends and Family to "Keep Awake" and "Stand Firm" and Draw Close to God with Love and Faith.
My next blog probably won't be until I can list all of my new goals that I want to work on for the new year. Until then, Stay Well & Stay Safe.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Happy November! Welcome Fall! Everything looks and smells oh so good. I love this time of year...chimneys already putting out some good smelling smoke to the air. It's not too cold yet; infact, except for a few showers, it has been rather balmy here where I live. Good sleeping weather Yesterday when I changed the bedding, I added a blanket so that I can leave my window open a little and still be warm. I hate the winter season, but I think I am ready to become a hermit when it does get here.
One thing about this time of year---I find myself craving all the yummy smells and tastes of the season. The pumpkins, squashes, spices. I have learned to make my own cranberry sauce (using no sugar); this season I trying to do healthier versions of what I like most. The apples in season are so good. I have also learned to make my own applesauce using no sugar. I want to learn to make bigger batches of them and then put them in jars or small freezer containers for later use. I used to make some awesome pumpkin bread--every year. But have not since having diabetes. Now I am craving it--want to find a low sugar/low fat version. And, I am absolutely CRAVING a good apple dumpling! It has been 10 years since I have had a warm apple dumpling---YUMMO!
Next Monday, I will begin a series of diabetes education classes--4 sessions. I went to one years ago, but definitely need to go again. Maybe I can better understand HOW to plan and shop for healthy BS control along with weight loss. I am also going to begin some physical therapy for my legs. Maybe that will help me to "save" the muscle that is left in my legs. Going for a walk is so painful, even with a walker. I definitely have to push myself--I mean force myself to go. Then when I do, for the next day or so, my feet and legs end up with cramps DURING THE NIGHT!. But I need to walk. I need the exercise. I must USE IT or LOSE IT (mobility, I mean).
I HATE getting and feeling old. Every time I go to a doctor, for any reason, whatever is going on with me, "it's age related". That really gets to my depression issues. I am tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a tired old lady looking back. I am tired of not having energy. I am tired of being the BORING grandma--I want to be a FUN grandma who is able to play with my grandkids like I used to do.
But then I am forever GRATEFUL for all of my many Blessings...HOPE in my heart, a Prayer of THANKS for a roof over my head, for my Loving Family, for my wonderful Spiritual Family, and for everyday that I can wake up and try again. And I am most Grateful to my Heavenly Provider from whom all of these rich blessings come.
I am not sure when I will get back to my blog again, but for today, I say Hello to all my Friends, and Family; and send good tidings for a Happy November.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here we are, the last Monday of October...Golly Gee, it's almost the end of 2010...Where did the year go? Already Old Man Winter has arrived in some parts of Oregon, with some mountain areas waking up to snow over the week-end. The skiers are really happy about that, because to them that means maybe the ski resort areas will be open by Thanksgiving. For me, like many of my neighboring areas, I woke up yesterday to the sound of wind and rain blowing against my window. It was only about 4:00 in the morning, so I did not get up to look out. I just pulled up the covers and went back to sleep. I was told that heavy rains, along with thunder and lightening were also hard at times during those early morning hours. Some in the area lost power for the whole day. When I got up the rain had stopped and everything "sparkled" from the rains, and smelled oh so good & clean from the freshened air; along with the fragrance of nearby fireplaces burning.
After breakfast, I went to my meeting for wonderful "Spiritual Meal" that made my Sunday morning complete.
Today is a brand new Monday. It is already almost 11:00 and I have done absolutely nothing except for breakfast and playing with my computer. I did use my food tracker after breakfast--that's a good thing. But mostly I just played with my Facebook page/games. Now I am ready to turn it off and start my day. I have lots of things on my To Do List for today. I have a feeling though that it will become my To Do List for THE WEEK. Most of my daily chores are basically the same, so I will include them on a list of tasks/goals/plans for the whole week. Maybe then I will accomplish something good by the end of the week.
Not sure if I will get back to this every day, but will check in at the end of the week for sure. Take care;I hope everyone here has a good week...
Sunday, October 03, 2010
It is SATURDAY night and I did make it back today. I really want to do a Blog every day, so, here goes for today. Not as long as before, I promise.
Woke up not feeling well (had headache ALL OF LAST NIGHT AND TODAY). Did not get much accomplished, again today. But I will just focus on what I DID DO.
Today I found and learned how to download our beautiful new Kingdom Songs VOCAL RENDITION NUMBER 2. I thought I needed to wait for the CD, but I found it on the Website and was able to download it today. So I have been listening to the new songs all day while doing my WT Study for Sunday. Boy, I thought the Vocal Disc number 1 was great, but this one is AWESOME!
The only TV I watched was a little bit of the Football game between Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinals (California team) -- DUCKS 54/CARDINALS 34. I don't usually watch football, except when the Ducks are playing a California team. I am a California gal at heart (Trojans and Bruins fan)
I also enjoyed listening to a radio station that plays "the music of my life"...all music from 60's. LOVE IT!
OK...I promised to keep this shorter today. So, once again I will say 'good night, sleep well'...
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