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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My sister called and said she was going to stop by yesterday so I jumped up and started cleaning my apartment! An hour or so later, she called back and said something came up and she wouldn't be able to make it after all. But, by then, I was on a roll! I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, and it feels so good this morning to wake up to a clean apartment!

I have not been to Church in a couple of months now. I was going to a little church right around the corner from me, but after going there for awhile, I just did not believe in their three core principles. I tried to find in the Bible, support for the way they believe, but could not. I really liked it there, and the people were so welcoming and friendly, I really wanted to be a part of that church, but I just can't even talk myself into believing in their core beliefs.

Today, I want to go back to the church that I first attended almost 8 years ago now. I stopped going there because it is about 10 miles away and when I was going through chemo and radiation, it was just too much for me. That was the first church I had ever gone to for the actual service in my life. I did not grow up in the church, and had only attended when there was a special event going on and I was invited by someone to go. I accepted Jesus as my Savior through that church, and I was filled with the Holy Spirit while attending. I have felt so lost and so far away from Jesus since not going there and then not going at all and trying different churches. I need to have a relationship with Jesus Christ again!

I got another dollar an hour at work this week! I work for my brother and we just hired another girl in the office for the same amount I was getting because she had a lot of experience, and I had none when I started. Well, he said the other day that it isn't fair that I do so much more work than she does and we are making the same amount of money, so he gave me a dollar more. It felt so good to be acknowledges for what I do there! and of course the extra dollar an hour is really nice too!

One of my best friends lives near the church that I plan on going to this morning so I hope to stop by and see her this morning too. I don't go visit her very often either because it is so far away but I have been seeing her more often now that I have a new car:)

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 9/14/2014 11:33PM

    I hope you find what you're looking for in that church. At least we know that God is everywhere. He will guide you.

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MOM2ACAT 9/14/2014 6:23PM

    I'm glad you are feeling well enough to go to the church you really want to go to, and congrats on the raise!

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PEGGYO 9/14/2014 5:15PM

    Good luck with the new Church

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/14/2014 11:15AM

    Clean apartment, new church....a emoticon way to begin your Sunday!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/14/2014 11:00AM

    Don't you just love waking up to a clean place? It's a nice feeling.

I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday.

Hugs,
Kay

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/14/2014 10:44AM

    Have a lovely day.

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2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Thursday, September 11, 2014

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

  
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ZANYGIRL1 9/13/2014 10:04AM

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MIMULUSBUG 9/12/2014 6:53AM

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/11/2014 10:42AM

    Amen!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 9/11/2014 10:04AM

    Love this one!

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YELLOW09RED 9/11/2014 9:53AM

    Amen.
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I'm remembering 9/11.
Thank you Sue.
God bless your day,
Debbie

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FLYER99 9/11/2014 8:23AM

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Trying the ecigarette-again!!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Well, I can hardly breathe, and now I cough with a drag off my cigarettes. Before I would only cough in the morning, or when I first light up, but now it's constant so I am trying the ecig for about the 3rd time. I sure hope I can use it and I hope it really helps me to quit!
I have been smoking for 49 years and just don't know how to do anything without a cigarette in my hand. I have to figure it out this time. My emphysema is so much worse now then ever.
For those of you that pray, please pray that I will be able to do it this time!

  
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YELLOW09RED 9/9/2014 10:58AM

    I'll keep my prayers for you to be able to quit..
Hugs for your emphysema.
I'm sorry.
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MOM2ACAT 9/8/2014 4:01PM

    Praying for you, and I hope the e-cigs will work for you! emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 9/8/2014 9:32AM

    I'm praying for you Sue! Good luck with it!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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CAPECODDOGFISH 9/8/2014 8:18AM

    I smoked for 50+ years and couldn't seem to quit. My doctor put me on Chantix and it worked.
My doctor told me that the reason it worked son well is that I really wanted to quit and just needed a little help with the withdrawal. That was in 2007 and I am still smoke free.

I know it is hard but keep concentrating on how you feel when smoking (your description, hard to breath, coughing, emphysema worsening). I was going through that a lot too. I no longer cough,
I can breath more easily and my emphysema has stabilized. I still use inhalers but more as a preventative, gym workouts or work related causes. The cravings don't bother me much now as when they hit I just think of situations when I was smoking and could hardly breath and the cravings are gone. I only have them once or twice a year now.
You have a lot to offer in life so give yourself a chance and try quitting.

Bob emoticon emoticon

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ALLENJOSEPH 9/7/2014 9:36PM

    I was once a smoker too, SNUZSUZ. What I used, to help me quit, was a 90 day meditation book called, "If Only I Could Quit." It is a Hazelden book. Besides being a 90 day meditation, it also had stories in it by people who had smoked, and quit. The book was a God send for me. It could be for you too. I will keep you in my prayers. I quit smoking in February of 1989. My Husband smokes, but I thank God that I don't.
With love & prayers, Janis emoticon emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 9/7/2014 8:22PM

    I wish you all the best getting off ciggs. I will keep you in my prayers. It's a hard addiction to break. I pray the eciggs will be your answer. emoticon

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RAESUN54 9/7/2014 6:54PM

    Praying that this will be the charm and you will finally quit. I KNOW YOU CAN DO...We are with you all the way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 9/7/2014 6:22PM

    Praying for you! Smoking as a teen gave me asthma...I quit cold turkey 14 yrs ago.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/7/2014 5:41PM

    I hope you can do it. Muy SIL was a very heavy smoker and was able to make the transition. She is a big believer in e-cigs now. If you don't like the flavor of one tincture, try a different one.

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NELLIEC 9/7/2014 5:32PM

    I am praying!

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BLUECAFE 9/7/2014 5:13PM

    I quit smoking after more than 30 years of lighting up. I have been smoke free for 9 years next month. You CAN do this! Keeping you in my prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/7/2014 4:56PM

    It's a tough thing to kick, I know from several people. Best wishes for success. You can do it.

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September!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

My dad was born on Sept. 1, 1917. He lived to be 86 but I think of him every September and miss him so much! Happy Birthday Dad!

My goal for September is to continue to do something for at least 10 minutes a day. I have been able to do that for at least a week or so now:)
I have to start eating better! I have been eating a whole lot of sandwiches lately, out of pure laziness! At least I do eat a lot of fruits!

Friday, my coworkers called in sick so I was the only one in the office and I tried to do dispatch. I don't do dispatch and probably made a mess of things! I did do my best, and hope things aren't too messed up this morning! I wasn't able to work on my own things at all, so I have some catching up to do today also. Should be an interesting day at work to say the least:)

Hope everyone has a great September! I can't wait for winter to arrive! We were 101 degrees yesterday but they say it will cool off a little this week. I sure hope so!

  
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MIMULUSBUG 9/12/2014 6:58AM

    Hoping that all of our Septembers go well.

That the temperature in Sacramento cools down today and that you are able to get caught up at work!

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MANNYINFLORIDA 9/6/2014 4:56PM

    Sounds like you have warm memories of your Dad, wishing you a happy month!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/4/2014 8:14AM

    I hope you have a wonderful September Sue. That's great that you are finding healthy things to eat. It makes such a difference in how you feel over the long run.
Hugs,
Kay

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YELLOW09RED 9/3/2014 2:08PM

    Happy birthday to your dad in heaven Sue.
101 is hot. Sorry.
I hope today is better.
I love the winter time.
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MARTHA-ANN 9/3/2014 2:37AM

    My dad's birthday would have been the 16th september, I miss him and my mam so much!

So glad you're working on your goals, ever little helps...baby steps! emoticon

Our autumn is about three weeks early but we've been promised an indian summer beginning friday so I hope winter stays away!

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MOM2ACAT 9/2/2014 5:02PM

    My dad was also 86 when he passed away 3 years ago in August. emoticon I miss him so much, and I still think of things I wish I could ask him his advice on.

Hope your first day back at work after the holiday wasn't too stressful!

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FLYER99 9/2/2014 4:24PM

    Both my Mom and Dad (both passed) were born in 1917, my Mom in January and my Dad in March. I remember them all the time. I don't relish winter, being that I live in a snow zone, but I love the other three seasons! have a wonderful day!
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RAESUN54 9/2/2014 2:26PM

    I too hope it starts to cool down. I have not been able to do my usual 30-60 minutes of walkong a day due to my broken foot. So i do exercises from my wheelchair. Not easy but every little bit helps. My appetite sucks so my eating has not been the best.

I hope everything went well for you at work. Have a great week. emoticon emoticon

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/2/2014 2:21PM

    Glad to hear you are working on your goals.
Don't you DARE!!!! wish winter upon us yet. If you lived here you'd never want to see winter!!!( except if you ski!!!)


Gini

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Good News!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I got the results of the scan yesterday and they said there are "no new abnormalities"! Woohoo! I thought, hmmm......what are they trying to say, that I'm naturally "abnormal" therefore, there are no new abnormalities? lol

I got to get off my butt and start moving again! I have no excuse to lay in bed 24/7 when I'm not at work. I need to really think about this and get myself motivated again to start exercising and living life again!

I also thought it had been 2 years since I had chemo last, but my nurse told me the other day that it has been a little over a year, and I may be able to get my port taken out! I don't know how I thought it had been 2 years, I added a year on to my recovery somehow:)

I looked up my old blogs here on SP and it is like having a diary! My last chemo treatment was in 2012, so the nurse was mistaken. I should for sure be able to get my port taken out now when I tell them it's been 2 years, not one. I thought December 2014 would be 2 years since they told me officially that I was cancer free:)

So, I am a 2 year cancer survivor!

I love reading the old blogs and all the nice comments and support and encouragement I received from everyone, and it was great to see a lot of the friends I talk to on here everyday, are the same ones who were there for me way back then!
Thank you SP! You are a great bunch of people to be taking this journey we call "life" with me!

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 9/2/2014 1:47PM

    emoticon What a great blog. Thanks for sharing.

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ANGELBELIEVER 8/30/2014 12:13AM

    Congrats. I am so happy for you. emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 8/30/2014 12:13AM

    Congrats. I am so happy for you. emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 8/25/2014 7:39AM

    emoticon That's emoticon Sue!!! So happy to hear that the results are normal, even though we all know that you are not normal at all!! emoticon

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BYEFATNANNY 8/24/2014 10:23AM

    Such great news. I'm so happy. emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 8/24/2014 2:34AM

    Great news Suz, I'm so pleased for you...now you can really start living life to the full emoticon
Go get 'em girl! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/23/2014 7:12PM

    How wonderful!

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MA_DIDDLES 8/23/2014 5:58PM

    Yes, emoticon news. Now you can put your MOJO on.

Make an exercise emoticon and nutrition emoticon plan.

Sign emoticon up for the Fall emoticon Challenge and U are good to go until

the end of October.


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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/23/2014 5:07PM

    Great news!

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SUEARNOLD1 8/23/2014 4:57PM

    Great News emoticon

I'm very happy for you!

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ROBBIEY 8/23/2014 4:52PM

  emoticon That is great news. Keep on moving and get back to living. I wish you all the best!!!

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YELLOW09RED 8/23/2014 4:27PM

    emoticon Happy dance for your wonderful news. emoticon
Have a nice evening.
Hugs and smiles,
Debbie
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CAPECODDOGFISH 8/23/2014 4:13PM

    Great news!! Now you are Normal Abnormal lol!!

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MISSM66 8/23/2014 4:02PM

    That is emoticon I am sure that is a relief off your shoulder emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love your colorful page emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2014 3:47PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for your good news! It's hard to feel motivated when you have a big worry hanging over your head, so I'm sure that getting good news will help you feel better all around!

And congrats on being a 2 year survivor!

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WIZKEY 8/23/2014 3:04PM

    emoticon What a relief to hear you are only "normally" abnormal, LOL.

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