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PLANNING ON A GOOD DAY !

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I AM EXCITED MY BROTHER IS COMING TO VISIT ME TODAY. WE HAVE LIVED HERE 2 YEARS IN MAY AND HE HAS NEVER BEEN HERE. HE LIVES ABOUT 25MILES FROM US . HE PUT HIS ORDER IN FOR SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUITS AND HOME FRIES ! IT'S PRETTY HERE THE SUN IS SHINNING THAT ALWAYS MAKES A PERSON FEEL BETTER . GONE TO GET A HAIR CUT TOMARROW AND WE GOT CHURCH TOMARROW NIGHT. I'M DOING PRETTY GOOD ON MY FOOD LOGGING BUT I REALLY NEED TO COOK MORE. LAST NIGHT I WASN'T FEELING GOOD AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO FIX AND WAS TEMPTED TO GO OUT AND EAT AND HAD BEEN OUT TO PAY BILLS AND ATE A CHEESEBURGER I DIDN'T NEED TO GO BACK IN TOWN AND IT AGAIN EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY 3 MILES. SO I FIXED SOME LEFT OVER MEAT LOAF AND EGGS AND HOMEFRIES . MY HOMEFRIES I BOIL MY POTATOES FIRST THEN USE VERY LITTLE GREASE AND A CAST IRON SKILLET AND BROWN THEM. I EAT ABOUT 2 TABLESPOONS FUL WHEN I EAT THEM. DECIDED AGAINST GETTING WEIGHTED EVERY WEEK BECAUSE I CAN'T EAT ANYTHING FOR 2 OR 3 DAYS BEFORE THAT HAS SODIUM IN IT OR EAT IN A RESTRAUNT I HOLD LOTS OF WATER AND DRINKING WATER DON'T FLUSH IT OUT SO I WILL GET WEIGHTED ONCE A MONTH AT WEIGHT WATCHERS. HAVE A GREAT DAY ! emoticon

  
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FLEMIDG 1/4/2011 11:39PM

    Glad you got to spend some time with your brother. Maybe when you cook you can cook extra and freeze so that you just need to thaw something out and heat it up to eat.
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THIN4_25 1/4/2011 7:42PM

    Biscuits and gravy-YUM!!! I use turkey sausage and skim milk when I make mine, but have yet to find a substitute for bacon grease and flour...some things are too good to mess with.

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KAMAPERRY 1/4/2011 1:56PM

    Enjoy your brother!

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 1/4/2011 1:16PM

    I hope your visit with your brother went well.

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KADULAC 1/4/2011 12:50PM

    Enjoy your visit with your brother. It is hard to resist just going out and getting something to eat because we are tired at the end of the day. That is something I am going to work on this year. My husband is more than happy to stop somewhere on his way home from work and pick up dinner if I ask him to.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 1/4/2011 12:42PM

    Planning is a great step to making things happen.

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CARROTS OR CHEESE PUFFS?

Monday, January 03, 2011

WE WENT LAST NIGHT TO HAVE CHURCH WITH RON THE ONE THAT HAS CANCER. THEIR WAS 18 OF US ! THATS MORE THAN YOU CAN GET TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY NIGHT BUT 5 CHURCHES WERE REPRESENTED AND 3 PREACHERS ! THEIR WASN'T ENOUGH CHAIRS SO ONE PREACHER STOOD AND ONE SAT ON THE FLOOR ! IS THAT A SERVANTS HEART OR WHAT ? I LOVE IT BECAUSE THEY WERE SO HUMBLE ! ANYWAY THE SERVICE WENT WELL THE SPIRIT WAS GOOD AND RON AND JEWEL HELD HANDS AND CRIED BECAUSE SO MANY CARED . EVERYONE BROUGHT FINGER FOOD BUT BEFORE THEY ATE I SEEN THIS BOWL SITTING ON THE COUNTER AND I THOUGHT IT WAS BABY CARROTS I HONESTLY DID COME TO FIND OUT THEY WERE CHEESE PUFFS ! I TOLD MY FRIEND I BEEN ON A DIET TO LONG FOR CHEESE PUFFS TO LOOK LIKE CARROTS TO ME! emoticon I ATE 4 OF THEM AND ABOUT 4 CHIPS ALONG WITH 1/2 A PIMENO CHEESE SANDWICH ! I FEEL I DONE WELL BECAUSE I DIDN'T EAT SUPPER KNOWING THEY WERE GONNA HAVE FOOD THERE ! DRANK UNSWEETENED ICE TEA ! IT WAS A GOOD EVENING WITH CHURCH FAMILY AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO DO THAT AGAIN SOON ! RON STARTS HIS CEMO AGAIN TODAY HE IS STILL PRAISING THE LORD THAT HE IS NOT IN PAIN HE SAID THE REST IS UP TO THE LORD HE WANTS TO LIVE FOR TODAY AND NOT LOOK BACK OR FORWARD HE CAN ONLY HANDLE TODAY WITH THE LORDS HELP ! I TRIED AGAIN TO DO 10 MIN EXERCISE AND JUST CAN'T. THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO CUT OUT MY NAPS AND I CAN'T DO THAT EITHER I GET TO TIRED BY THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY BUT I DO SET MY TIMER FOR 1 HOUR AND READ PART OF THAT AND IF I WAKE UP AND AM RESTED I GET UP ! HAVE A GOOD DAY AND DON'T GIVE UP! WE CAN DO THIS MY FRIENDS !

  
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KADULAC 1/4/2011 2:40AM

    That's funny about the cheese puffs. Great job controlling your food intake. Sounds like a lovely service.

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KAMAPERRY 1/3/2011 4:59PM

    You did very well!! Lol, I try to pretend my carrots are Cheetos!!
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ONE SPECIAL HUG !

Sunday, January 02, 2011

WENT TO CHURCH THIS MORNING HAD A SPECIAL SERVICE ! THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD WAS SO SERENE ! THE LORD ANOINTED THE WORSHIP SERVICE THEN DH AND I WERE CALLED UP TO SING AND WE STARTED OUT WITH " I AM BLESSED" DURING THAT SONG THE SPIRIT FELL AND A GENTLE MEN IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH HAD TEARS RUNNING DOWN HIS CHEEKS . I LOVE TO SEE GOD WORK THAT WAY ! WE SANG 2 MORE SONGS AND THE ANOINTING WAS STILL THERE WHEN WE GOT DONE THE PASTOR SAID SHE KNEW GOD WANTED TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT. WE WAITED IN SILENCE A FEW MINUTES KNOWING THE LORD WAS SPEAKING TO SOMEONE BUT THEY DIDN'T MOVE SO THE PASTOR CALLED THE CHILDREN UP TO SING, THEY DONE A GREAT JOB AND THERES THIS LITTLE ONE ABOUT 3 THAT HAS FIRE RED HAIR AND REAL THICK GLASSES ON RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG LEFT THE PLATEFORM AND COME RUNNING DOWN THE ISLE AND GAVE ME A GREAT BIG HUG ! NOONE KNEW HOW BAD I NEEDED THAT HUG BUT ME. SHE HELD ON FOR A LONG TIME THEN WENT BACK AND FINISHED THE SONG . LATER SHE GAVE DH A HUG OUT OF THE BLUE TO . IF GOD CAN'T FIND AN ADULT TO DO SOMETHING FOR HIM HE WILL USE A CHILD AND THATS WHAT HE DONE TODAY. I WILL NEVER FORGET IT ! GOD IS SO GOOD ! ALSO TONIGHT WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF GOING INTO RONS AND JEWELS HOME . HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS CANCER AND WE WILL HAVE A SERVICE FOR HIM PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE HIM PEACE AND JOY IN HIS SOUL. I KNOW THE LORD CAN HEAL HIM AND MAYBE HE WILL BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THIS LIFE IS KNOWING WHERE YOU STAND WITH HIM AND ONLY YOU KNOW THAT. WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE THATS ONE APPOINTMENT WE WON'T MISS BUT IF WE LIVE OUR LIVES FOR THE LORD WE WILL LIVE IN A LAND WHERE WE WILL NEVER HAVE TO PART ANYMORE. THAT WILL BE HEAVEN TO ME ! HAVE A GREAT DAY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ! emoticon emoticon

  
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JANIEWWJD 1/16/2011 7:49AM

    This blog was so beautiful. I always feel God's presence . That is a gift I have had since he saved me from drowning at the age of two. My mother says that when she asked me if I was alright, I said, "Yes, Jesus was here. He saved me." I try to live by God's teachings everyday and that is the way my husband and I brought up our only child, our beautiful 23 year old daughter, Juliette Nicole.
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I am so behind on reading your Blogs, Vicki! I am so thankful to have gone back & read this one today! It is so touchingly beautiful!

Thank you, sweet Sister/Friend, for taking the time to share. I was blessed in the reading, as I am sure all who read it were.

Be blessed!

Ima


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JUDITH316 1/2/2011 6:45PM

    God is Good, All the Time, awesome blog posting, you blessed my soul, I'm home sick with a sore throat and laryngitis, didn't get to church this morning but watched some christian television, having said that, your blog was sooo refreshing, just what I needed, emoticon...God's Blessings today and always my friend... emoticon emoticon

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FLEMIDG 1/2/2011 6:06PM

    Vicki, your beautiful blog brought me to tears. God is so good. He knows just what we need and when we need it. I know I have often felt so blessed by something our minister says during his sermon and somehow I know that the message is meant for me. Our Bible Study teacher often veers away from her teaching at times to bring a message someone needs to hear. It gives me goosebumps when I see and hear that.
Thanks for your wonderful message. God bless you.

Darlene

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BOBBIENORTHERN 1/2/2011 5:44PM

    Vicki, this is so beautiful and so full of God and His love and grace. I am so glad you had such a love inspired blessing.

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JGMK55 1/2/2011 5:08PM

    God is so good! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 1/2/2011 4:58PM

    Amen SIstah! That was very inspirational! I felt moved at church today, must have been you singing!

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KAMAPERRY 1/2/2011 4:57PM

    How awesome!!! You sound like you have a great church!

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THEWINNER33 1/2/2011 4:37PM

    Where we will never have to part anymore. Oh, dear friend, your wonderful blog touches my heart. So many of my loved ones are with Him, how could I ever fear meeting them again. WHen we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing it will be. When we all see Jesus we'll sing and shout the jubilee.

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Positive changes in 2011 !

Saturday, January 01, 2011

I can look back over my life in 2010 and say it has been great ! I'm like everyone else i have had my health issues and financial issues but i have been so blessed ! Last year at the beginning of the year i said i was going to work on spending more time in searching the scriptures and trying to please the Lord and i have done that . Looking back over the year there were days i didn't spend as much time in prayer and quiet time with the Lord that i could have but as a whole i am happy with that progress and this year is no different i want to keep improving my life spiritually. I think so much about Adam when the Lord called his name ADAM WHERE ART THOU ? He hid ! I want to live a life daily that when he looks down on me and calls my name i can run to him and say HERE I AM LORD ! That is my goal in life ! Don't get me wrong i'm far from perfect but i am working towards perfection and that takes spending time with the Lord in his word daily ! Looking back to last year my second goal was to lose some weight and take care of the temple God has given me. Sadly i had alot of years of crazy diets skipping meals ect ect. but i thought that was what i took to lose weight ! WRONG ! I have literally gained and lost for 30 years but i didn't have access to a program like this but i am a lifetime weight watcher member but i always thought that the less you eat the more you will lose ! Anyway Dec 4, 2009 i clicked on this site and it changed my life ! I eat healthy drink water ,quit drinking pop of any kind july 16th on my birthday, log my food and help others reach their goals to ! I have lost 30 lbs without exercise because of health issues, sleep on 2 pillows instead of 3 at night, not depressed from boardom trying to fill the hours of the day without exerting myself and the positive list goes on and on ! I DONOT WANT TO GO BACK TO THOSE ISSUES AGAIN ! I can just with one click of the mouse ! BUT MY LIFE IS BETTER NOW THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN and i would like to lose at least 10 more lbs in 2011 if possible with my health issues being my arteries are over 80% blocked and i have thyroid problems i chose to live this year everyday to the fullest for where i am at in this stage of my life ! If we quite the battles over i plan to do my best to stay positive . We can have a good year if we chose to ! Chris and the staff has given us the tools to be positive and happy and to lose weight . I feel this sight is a God sent i know it has been for me and as long as they are here and i can afford internet i will be here to take advantage of this great program daily ! If i can help anyone in anyway please drop by my page ! Also we have a team going called God Answers Prayer and God is blessing us when we do our part ! I always say God will do his part if we furnish the person he will furnish the grace for any thing we go thru in life ! Have a great year my friend ! LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT! emoticon emoticon

  
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GRACENFAITH 1/3/2011 4:16PM

    With God all things are possible. When we keep him first it just seems everything else works out just right in his time. Amen
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FLEMIDG 1/1/2011 3:40PM

    What a beautiful blog, Vicki. You are truly an inspiration to others. I so look forward to reading your blogs and getting your e-mails. I too am working towards spending more time with our Dear Lord and Saviour. You have done such a great job. Keep working towards your goals, and I know with God's help you will reach them. God Bless You this year. I look forward to talking to you more on the God Answers Prayer Team.

Darlene

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KAMAPERRY 1/1/2011 11:53AM

    You are such an inspiration! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 1/1/2011 9:14AM

    There is no better goal than to grow ever closer to God!
Blessings on your "trip".

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SNUZSUZ 1/1/2011 8:12AM

    God bless you! You are so inspirational to myself and others. I always look forward to your comments and "likes" on my activity feed.I love your relationship with Jesus. I hope to get closer to God this year too. Happy new year, spark friend, Sue

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ADORNED2 1/1/2011 8:09AM

    Yes Maam I couldn't agree more with you
GOD first and life will follow!
My prayer for you this year is that GOD richly Bless you in every aspect of your life - Hugs!

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FOUND USE OF APPOINTMENTS ?

Friday, December 31, 2010

WOW I SORTA HAD A LIGHT BULB MOMENT YESTERDAY ! WHEN EVER I GO DOWN MY SPARKPOINT PAGE AND COME TO APPOINTMENTS I USUALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO PUT IN THATS IMPORTANT ONLY 4-5 DAYS A MONTH ! THINGS THAT I MIGHT FORGET THAT IS . SO YESTERDAY WHILE I WAS SITTING THERE TRYING TO THINK OF SOMETHING BINGO ! I HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE THINKING OF MAIN DISHES FOR SUPPER SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT PUT IN WHAT I AM GOING TO HAVE MAYBE TOMARROW OR THE NEXT DAY ! NOW ON THAT DAY AT 530 AM I GOT A PLAN WHEN I GO TO MY E-MAILS BECAUSE I ALWAYS MAKE FOR REMINDERS ! SIMPLE BUT I THINK THAT COOL ! ALSO WHEN SOMEONE SENDS ME A RECIPE THRU THE SPARKMAIL I JUST LEAVE IT THERE FOR QUICK REFERENCE ! THIS SITE IS GREAT FOR ME IT HAS BEEN SUCH A GOD SENT . I CAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH TO CHRIS AND HIS TEAM AND ALL THE SPARKFRIENDS HERE ON THE SITE FOR MAKING MY LIFE SO MUCH MORE USEFUL BECAUSE I CAN'T DO MUCH OR GO ANYWHERE FOR OVER 2-3 HOURS WITH OUT GETTING WORE OUT AND HAVING TO REST FOR 2 HOURS TO MAKE UP FOR IT THE HOURS ARE HARD TO FILL BUT NOW I CAN REACH OUT AND HELP SOMEONE THAT IS STRUGGLING OR TOUCH BASIS WITH A SUCCESS STORY THAT ENCOURAGES ME TO NOT GIVE UP ! BEFORE THE WORLD WAS BUSY GOING HERE AND THERE DOING THIS AND THAT AND I FELT I WAS IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD OF NOT BEING ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITHOUT PHYSICAL ISSUES THAT COULD TAKE MY LIFE IF I PUSHED IT SO I SORTA SAT IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD WHILE EVERYONE AROUND ME WAS DOING THEIR OWN THING ! DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ME BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THAT SYMPOTHY GETS A PERSON NO WHERE BUT IT ADDS TO THEIR PROBLEMS AND I AM NOT COMPLAINING I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR WHAT HEALTH I HAVE BUT I AM JUST TRYING TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH SPARKPEOPLE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE POSITIVE ! IT CAN CHANGE YOURS TO IF YOU ARE PRETTY WELL CONFINED TO HOURS TRYING TO KEEP FROM DOING SOMETHING THAT TEARS YOU DOWN AND CAN'T DO MUCH . SPEND SOME OF IT HERE READING POSITIVE BLOGS AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE ALONG THE WAY ! HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS! emoticon

  
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KADULAC 12/31/2010 8:54PM

    That's a great idea. I love it when God shows us a new way to use things we already have.

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FLEMIDG 12/31/2010 5:02PM

    That is a great idea for appointments. I am so glad you are getting so much from the Spark Site. You are doing so well. I congratulate you on your success. You are a real inspiration. You manage to do so much, even with your health issues. It has been a pleasure meeting you and being your friend over the past while. I look forward to more great times over the next year.

Have a very Happy New Year.

God bless you.

Darlene

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KAMAPERRY 12/31/2010 3:29PM

    Very cool idea!

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SNUZSUZ 12/31/2010 1:59PM

    Love your "light bulb" moment! You always lift me up with your "likes" and comments on my activity feed! I love your positive attitude! Thanks for being my friend:)

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DONNAEDA 12/31/2010 11:57AM

    Please don't spend your energy being negative. Only look on the bright side I love your idea about putting in recipe ideas on your appointment dates. That is great planning.

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STRINGI719 12/31/2010 10:59AM

    Wonderful blog - I love your positive attitude of gratitude! emoticon emoticon

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QUEENIE09 12/31/2010 10:29AM

    That's a great idea! I've never used the appointment feature but will try it out. Added bonus is the extra sparkpoint a day for using it! LOL
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T.MAESPARKLES 12/31/2010 10:22AM

    Great idea for the appointments!! emoticon

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