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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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    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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Flood in a Drought

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I was supposed to have five music lessons today. That didn't happen. emoticon This morning the irrigation canal that runs north of our property got choked up. FLOODED the our road up there. It is impassable and the water even cut some trenches in the caliche. Hubby is not pleased, to say the least! Hope the water district will fix the mess or at least haul in a load of caliche! emoticon

I really do not like canceling lessons, especially now when the kiddoes are working on recital music. So, instead of spending several hours teaching, I ended up making homemade deer sausage, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut with homemade chocolate cake for dessert. Not your typical diet fare.

We are having wild weather changes here in west Texas. Tonight it will freeze with possible sleet or ice. By Saturday it is supposed to be up to 79 again. A couple weeks ago, it was 19 on Tuesday and 86 on Saturday! Go figure! emoticon

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WILLOW49 2/27/2014 6:56PM

    Hope everything works out in getting the sea crate. Poor hubby breaking a tooth. Guess it's time to use some dentures to "bite the bullet"! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 2/26/2014 7:43PM

    yes the weather is strange all over, your cooking sounds mighty good

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CHALLENGER15 2/26/2014 2:58PM

    My goodness! It is definitely strange weather.

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WILLOW49 2/26/2014 11:04AM

    What an ordeal! Sure hope the water district will fix it or at least help. It's too bad you had to cancel lessons especially with the upcoming recital.

I see your weather is as crazy as ours. I'll be so glad when this winter is over!

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