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An OK week

Sunday, November 20, 2011

This past 2 weeks have been on the run with each day packed full. Today I got a day of rest and restoration.

Weigh in at TOPS last Thursday showed a 4/ths pound gain. I'm ok with that as I had on heavier clothes than before.

I haven't progressed toward my goals at all due to not really having a lot of time and losing my effort. My head knows what to do but my heart doesn't follow. It has been like this for the whole year. I have not gotten any closer to losing this weight than I was a year ago, In face, I think I may weigh a pound more than a year ago.

Although, I haven't gotten even close to my goal, I've had a very fun year except for when the fatigue set in and I could barely get the gumption to move.

I am planning on a better more successful time for the next year. I am working on getting my health and finances under control. I have too much debt at the moment. I'm not swamped just a little overextended. I do have sufficient income to pay all my bills each month but don't have any savings which worries me. One more year or less and several bills will be paid so it isn't a real dark road.

This isn't meant to be a gloom and doom report just letting me know where I'm at now.

Blessings to all.....and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...


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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/21/2011 11:01AM

"My head knows what to do but my heart doesn't follow" ---sooo true. I am struggling there too. We can do this -- cheering for you. emoticon

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IOTRIUMPHE777 11/20/2011 10:53PM

    I hope that things get better. emoticon

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November Goals

Saturday, November 12, 2011

UMMMMMMMMM.......Two weeks into November and I haven't posted any goals......

Now it's time to be more specific...


1. weight...247 by November 30

2. follow exercise regime 5 of 7 days each week

3. put out bird feeders and keep them filled

4. keep suet cakes up for the birds

5. time with family and friends

this will point me toward my next goal of 240 Christmas

REMEMBER: It's not so much what we eat between Christmas and New Years but what we eat between New Years and Christmas the side tracks us and sabotages our goals!!


Many Blessings Today

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1. visit from granddaughter who is on leave from the Navy before deploying---again

2 Maria(oldest daughter) brought me a loaf of pumpkin bread and 2 containers of pumpkin for the freezer

3. Tammy (youngest daughter) and family here for about 3 hours while she looked at sale stuff on line

4. Junior (grandson) visited with Connie

5. visited with Valerie (middle daughter) and Vicky (granddaughter)

6. saw all 3 daughters and 6 grandkids today

7. planted 2 maple trees yesterday

8. received some Christian fiction from discarded books at church

9. I have a wonderful God who takes very good care of me

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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/11/2011 6:08PM

    Great blessings!

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My Fantastic Week End

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

On Wednesday, I received a call from Dale (brother in Michigan) asking if I would like company this week end. Of course I said yes. They got an unexpected chance to come down with another couple. Friday evening, I picked them up in Springfield---a 45 minute drive from here.

Saturday we had a family dinner already planned so they got to attend that plus my son and daughter in law got to come over to see them. I had 17 here for chili dinner. All 4 of my kids and their families/spouses were able to come see them.

Sunday after church, I took them to George Washington Carver National Park. We walked for about 2 hours.

Monday I took them through the tornado areas of Joplin. While tooling around, we passed the low vision place. Dale said can you stop in there--so I did a quick stop and pulled in there. Sue (my sister in law) is sight impaired and legally blind. She had lost her good sturdy white cane so they wanted to see if possibly they could but another one. The man had a white cane that was also a walking cane that had been turned back to them by another family. He gave the cane to Sue free. She is absolutely thrilled with this cane as it gives her support for walking as well as being white. Then we went to some thrift stores. On the way home we stopped at the Precious Moments Chapel and Museum. More walking---about 2 hours worth total for the day.

After getting home Monday evening, we decided to go to Branson to meet the couple that they came down with and since I had free tickets to Yakov Smirnoff's dinner theater. A very good show put on by the Moscow Circus which included a dinner. It was a ballet type show. After this show, Dave ( who they came down with) got us free tickets to see The Texas Tenors. Fantastic show with all different types of music including some opera. It was mostly country and some rock. This group had won the America's Got Talent Contest in 2009. We had gotten a motel for the night and nearly got lost getting back to the motel---we were bushed.

This morning I took them back to Springfield where the headed for home.

Since today is my daughter's birthday and several of the casinos give free play on one's birthday, we headed out to the casinos. I came home with $60 more than I left with.

This has been the most fantastic 6 days that I can remember in a long long time.

I am so grateful to God for arranging the time to spend with my brother and sister in law and all the other great blessings He bestowed on me over the past 6 days.

And I thought I was going to have a nice quiet laid back weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAINTBERNARD6 11/4/2011 11:56PM

    Thanks everyone......many blessings to each of you....may God wrap you and your families safely in His arms....Elsie

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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/3/2011 6:22PM

    What a wonderful weekend!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/3/2011 1:54AM

    emoticon describes your week with your brother and SIL perfectly. Praise the Lord for His blessings to you and yours.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/3/2011 12:21AM

    Elise, so great you had an awesome time, and what a blessing that your sister in law recieved the gift of a cane that can help offer support as well.
God is good!!!

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JUNEBUG150 11/2/2011 11:38PM

    Oh Elsie, that is wonderful! You are always such a busy lady, it's really nice that you got that precious time with your brother and sister-in-law. Blessings and hugs, Melody

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

This is Andy (Andrew Alexander Ayers-Wiggins who is now 25 Andy is the one who responded to Maria's Facebook post.

Andy doesn't know where his brothers are. We are hopeful of hearing from them one day.

This is Tommy (Allen Thomas Elder 111) who is now 23

This is Joshua Phillip Elder-O'Conner) who is now 22

This is Jamie (James Lionel Elder) who is now 21

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GRANNYSUE9 10/24/2011 12:14AM

    God bless and may all of you be reunited soon!

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REBELBLITZ 10/23/2011 11:30PM

    I pray that the family will be reunited.

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/23/2011 8:10PM

    Good luck to you .... my Son's step sister contacted him just the last few months .... I had been searching for them for years ..... was wonderful !! Roc

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JOANNS4 10/23/2011 6:56PM

    Elsie, I am sending prayers that you oneday find your grandsons. I am glad you will see the one you have found on facebook.

Jo Ann

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SPARKLISE 10/23/2011 6:44PM

    That is so sad!
But now with facebook,there's always hope to find them.
Good luck to you. emoticon emoticon

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CORKYTHEMOM 10/23/2011 6:08PM

    Elsie, my heart reaches out to you in locating all of your precious grandsons. I am so happy that you will be seeing Andy next summer. My prayers are with you that you will hear from your remaining grandsons soon. I truly believe in miracles. Sending support and hugs to you.

~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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