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Life Changin' Events

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hubby and a friend are taking down a huge ash tree in our back yard today. This one is right by the patio and has given a lot of shade thru the years. But it is almost all dead branches so it is time. We took its "partner" down a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't thought too much about it until my youngest daughter texted "that's so sad". It is another "loss" in our lives. We are in the process of selling hubby's parents' house that he and his sister inherited when his dad passed in February. We had an estate sale the last weekend in June so the house stands empty. My MIL moved back to south Texas where her family and children live. My older daughter moved to Canyon and is working there and pursuing her doctorate in speech pathology.

Life is really changed for us. emoticon Si-i-i-i-gh!

  
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ASOBFALLS 10/16/2014 12:41PM

    Yes, life marches on and there is a pattern to it....I also am in the 'loss' pattern.
But we have many good memories!
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CHALLENGER15 10/12/2014 3:52PM

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TUFFYBIRD 10/11/2014 10:54AM

    I'm rarely comfortable with change; unless, of course, I initiated it. But somehow, things always seem to work out for the best. You're such a positive person I'm sure they will for you, too.

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WILLOW49 10/10/2014 6:37PM

    Yes, lots of changes for you, but why not make a list of positive things and things to look forward to! When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!
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MILPAM3 10/10/2014 4:22PM

  Make a list of things to look forward to...well, yeah, a bucket list.

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Be Content

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I was walking through the living room Sunday night and Joel Osteen was on the TV. I really don't know why. Hubby was the last to watch TV and never watches the religion channels. Anyway, he said something that caught my attention so I sat down and listened to the rest of his message. "BE CONTENT IN THE SEASON YOU'RE IN". The gist of the message is this. Being angry and discontent waiting for what we want ruins the day we are in. Be thankful and "enjoy the moment". Not complacent. Still plan, pray and work towards your goal. But remember--God is working in the background of your life. Be content when your wants are filled and content while you are waiting. Be the best you can be right where you are. God will get you where you need to be.

I thought "What a great message - for all of us! I sent a text to both my daughters summarizing the message. They both have life changing decisions and other problems they are dealing with . It is hard to stay positive in those type situations. I get down worrying about my kids, husband, grandkids--you name it. So for the past several days, I have tried to keep this message in mind. Hubby is going through the denture process - 12 teeth extracted (in 3 separate sessions) and the "falsies" put in yesterday. He is in huge pain and is pretty down. I am trying to be positive without sounding placating or too "chirpy".

"Be content in the season you are in".

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WILLOW49 4/16/2014 12:48PM

    What a great message! Thanks for sharing with us :) Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Everything will work out, keep the faith!

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"When I'm 64!"

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Yes, as of March 25, I am two years beyond the famous tune. 66 years old! In my mind's eye, I still look like I did at 30. Then I walk past a mirror and reality hits me right in the face--LITERALLY! emoticon Who is that old, and yes, overweight, person looking back at me? I no longer have a gall bladder, and both my knees are fakes. I have arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and HBP. My once luxurious hair is thinning out on top and I can no longer kneel, run or jump.

Other side of the coin: I can't believe I'm 66 years old! I have already lived 2 years longer than my mother did. I have 3 wonderful children, 7 fantastic grandchildren, a loving husband, a 'close' sister, a dog and a cat. we own our own home and the cars are paid for. I am so blessed to have the Lord who gave us a wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord has blessed me with talents also. I have been using my musical talent in the church for my whole life--starting in Junior Choir when I was 8 and continuing thru a music degree and choir director at our church for 44 years. I look back on a wonderful "Beaver Cleaver" childhood and am so grateful for my wonderful parents (Thanks Mom and Dad-I miss you so much).


so, here I am 66 years old! Older, wiser, heavier, and blessed by God and glad to be His child!

  
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CHALLENGER15 4/9/2014 6:57AM

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MERRYMARY42 4/8/2014 7:47PM

    Happy Birthday, and 66 is just a spring chicken, You are so correct, you are truly blessed, I am too, I also remember only good things from my childhood, it was a different world then, but glad we still have one, and some times that is in question.

It is really strange to look in the mirror and see me, at 71 years old, when I feel like I could not possibly be past 30, and here I have a 26 year old Grandson, it does sneak up on us,

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WILLOW49 4/8/2014 7:38PM

    Belated birthday wishes to you, my friend :) You are truly blessed! I look in the mirror and see an old lady looking back, too, but hey, at least we're here. My dad died when he was 5 years older than me. I plan to outlive him!
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WENDYWITKOSKI 4/8/2014 6:31PM

    You truly are blessed! And so wise to realize it!
Happy Birthday!

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BAMAJAM2 4/8/2014 5:40PM

  Happy belated birthday-- 66 is a very blessed age, and seniors often get discounts, HA!-- Sounds like you have a blessed life indeed! I am a member of the senior discount group; and I have joked that my birthdays are coming at such speed that I think I get two a year!
I look in the mirror and see too many pounds, but with SPARK, I'm going to "improve that image"...Ha. Have a Happy Healthy Year!

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Detritus of Living

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The sea crate was delivered yesterday. Hubby won't admit it but he is pretty excited. I think this is just the thing to get him going again. This past year has been really rough on him. He retired a year ago then in January had heart surgery, He has developed emphysema which has really slowed him down. Then with his father passing away and all the care leading up to his death-now he is executor and has all that facing him. He has been quite discouraged lately. Now he is busy making plans for building shelves, buying filing cabinets, and then sorting through the detritus of 50 years of farming and living. Our son and family are coming in this Saturday to stay for several days. He will help hubby build shelves. Then we will all start sorting and moving STUFF! Being that hubby is a borderline hoarder - there is an unbelievable amount of STUFF! Daunting just to think about! emoticon

  
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TUFFYBIRD 3/6/2014 6:04PM

    I never understand how we accumulate so much "stuff". Enjoy your visit with your DS.

I'm beginning to suspect that "stuff" has developed reproductive capabilities emoticon We're constantly sorting through ours and somehow we never seem to have less.

Adjusting to life changes is often not easy (best wishes to your DH)

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WILLOW49 3/5/2014 5:58PM

    I think this is just the distraction your dh needs right now. He's had a lot on his plate this past year, so a project he can delve into is a good idea. Nice that family is coming to help :) Oh, I know all about hoarders! Good luck with everything!
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Bite the Bullet

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today we went into San Angelo to look for a sea crate. Hubby has been talking about getting one for three years now. He wants to move a lot of stuff from his large shed and his workshop so he might actually he might have room to WORK there! We found one that had been used in the oil fields . It had been extended 5 feet and an office made at one end. We will probably get it. Hubby has lots and lots of archeology stuff-notebooks, records of sites worked, etc. He may use that as an "archeology" office.

We went to lunch at Joe's Italian. While eating pasta, Hubby broke another tooth off (he only has about 12 left) We went two blocks down to our dentist. Got the estimate and work involved for dentures. The receptionist said "you finally decided to bite the bullet and get this done". Hubby said "if I could bite a bullet, I wouldn't have to be here!"

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MERRYMARY42 2/27/2014 9:20PM

    your husband has a sense of humor, that is about what happened to mine, and then he decided to do it. emoticon

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