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Well, It Has Been Quite A Week

Monday, July 26, 2010

First, it is warm!! here. Right now at 7:45 it is still in the 90s - and today when I was out doing some errands, one of the banks said 106. So, I have been getting my water down - and lot of iced tea.

Exit 209 from the Highway 84 into Pendleton is going to be "reconfigured" - there have been lots of meetings with many proposals for the best plan with the least impact on businesses in the area. Last Thurs. the meeting was to decide the final proposal to be presented at the next Planning Commission meeting. The first phase is north of the freeway - not sure just what that will look like. The second phase is south of the freeway which will require property to be purchased, including the First Church of God - where I go and work in the office. This church was built in 1956 and there are still some of our members who were instrumental in organizing and building the church. So, for them, if this happens, it will be difficult.

Not sure how I feel - I have lived here only about 4 years so don't have the emotional tiles that they do. But, my one concern is that the government again can take our land - they will be purchasing it - but, we really have no recourse.


Cost of the project is $10 million. Is it really needed - for $10 million?? There is so much concern for the out of work father, the single mom who barely makes enough to feed her children, people without adequate insurance who need medical care, and the list goes on - and then we spend $10 million on a new freeway exit. Seems rather upside-down to me.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 7/28/2010 4:56AM

    We have the same carry-on in this country Barb.
Our local paper is fronting a campaign fighting against cuts to our cottage hospital beds, they just want it to be an outpatients.
It sounds like they want to make it into a glorified clinc but at the same time spend thousands of pounds building a new entrance for it.
Bereauocracy gone mad!

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SHERWOODCYCLER 7/27/2010 12:07AM

    I read in the Oregonian today about how all the federal and state dollars are allocated to construction projects...in record amounts, while other programs are unfunded and getting cut back.

The only good news I can make out of that fact is that construction jobs bring wages to families and dollars into our communities. But still...that would not be how I would spend my money. But it isn't mine.



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Thank You! Thank You!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I am continually amazed by the love and encouragement I find on this website. Guess it is because we are all in the same place - wanting to live healthier!

I just want to thank everyone who has commented on my blog - and for all the SparkGoodies - they have all been very much enjoyed.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 7/25/2010 1:20PM

    Your'e very welcome...you do just the same to everyone else! emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday BBQ

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wed evening we had a BBQ at church. We had expected about 25 - maybe - because so many are out of town - vacationing right now. But, we had about 60 - 75. And, such a fun time was had by all.

Here is our Lead Pastor - he does love to feel his flock:


Our Youth Pastor's new baby, Liam:


Our Lead Pastor's beautiful - amazing wife:


Feeding our faces:


Telling Fish Stories??


Our Worship Pastor:


Ashley, our Worship Pastor's Wife, doing some Face Painting:


Adrianna's Painted Face:


Our Worship Pastor's Wife and Hannah:


Teri and Carson:


My Beautiful Daughter (who has just finished the Nursing Program):


More Face Feeding:


Patsy and Gladys (Patsy and her husband cook our Wed evening dinners during the winter months):


Jim, Patsy's Husband:


I know I got carried away adding pictures, but I do love my Church Family. They are such a loving, awesome group.



  
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LIMASTAR 7/24/2010 11:44AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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Wednesday BBQ

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wed evening we had a BBQ at church. We had expected about 25 - maybe - because so many are out of town - vacationing right now. But, we had about 60 - 75. And, such a fun time was had by all.

Here is our Lead Pastor - he does love to feel his flock:


Our Youth Pastor's new baby, Liam:


Our Lead Pastor's beautiful - amazing wife:


Feeding our faces:


Telling Fish Stories??


Our Worship Pastor:


Ashley, our Worship Pastor's Wife, doing some Face Painting:


Adrianna's Painted Face:


Our Worship Pastor's Wife and Hannah:


Teri and Carson:


My Beautiful Daughter (who has just finished the Nursing Program):


More Face Feeding:


Patsy and Gladys (Patsy and her husband cook our Wed evening dinners during the winter months):


Jim, Patsy's Husband:


I know I got carried away adding pictures, but I do love my Church Family. They are such a loving, awesome group.



  
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BEESPARKLE 7/24/2010 12:02PM

    God bless yout time with the family of God!



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MARTHA-ANN 7/24/2010 11:52AM

    Great pictures Barb, so glad you enjoy your Church Family and they make you happy.
It looks like everyone had an wonderful time, it's telling how many showed up! emoticon emoticon

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A Brighter Day

Monday, July 19, 2010

Had a good day yesterday with family. Eric (sil) had a great fishing trip in Alaska - he came home so excited - with lots of stories. After church we had baked salmon, rice, and salad. It was soooo goooood!!! And for dessert, ice cream and watermelon.

Kathi (daughter) and I cleaned up and then we played a couple hands of Canasta. We wanted to play more, but we were all so sleepy. So, I came home and I am sure they all napped. I was going to, but sat down with my knitting. Geoff, the son I live with, came in and put in another episode of "House" so there I sat.
We really like that show and have about 3 seasons now. Time to get another - I think we have watched all of these at least 3 times.

Am off today - and have a to-do list - and here I set - on the computer, enjoying the warmer weather and bright sunshine.

Well, time to get up and get at least a couple of things accomplished today.
Barb

  
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MARTHA-ANN 7/20/2010 5:28AM

    sounds like a good relaxing family time for you. glad you enjoyed it....I have a to-do list too but like you am sitting at the computer!! LOL emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 7/19/2010 12:53PM

    Sometimes I really hate those To Do lists, they never seem to stop, but when you work on checking things off, it sure feels great!!

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