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Happenings in Pendleton!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wed. I took Geoff, my son who lives with me, to the We Care Clinic. He has been having intense headaches for a couple of weeks. I had tried to get him to the ER but he would not go. So I enlisted his sister, the "new nurse", and she got him to the clinic. They ran a C-t scan and have referred to a neurologist - the nearest one in in Tri-Cities - about an hour from here. And, the soonest they could make an appointment is Jan - unless it is an emergency. So, now we wait.

Have started loosing a few pounds. Not exercising a lot - but am really watching what I eat. Am sorta doing the Weight Watchers point method with my daughter. Makes me more aware of some of the things I was eating too much of - like, cheese and ice cream in the evening. Now, I eat a little sweets right after dinner and no more later in the evening.

Have dropped off on my walking - was gradually increasing - and now am back to about where I was when I started. But, I am still wearing my pedometer every day - so need to get back to recording every day.

Am really tired this evening - sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the issues with my children - just want to move away from all of them. But, I know that this is where I am supposed to be - where God has placed me. And, I know that God has a plan for my life here - so, I just take each day as it comes. And, respond to each situation as God places me in it.

And, yesterday a lady in the Church came in wanting to meet with one of the Pastors and I was the only one there at the time. She is having tests run for ALS - and was needing some comfort and prayers. So, I was able to spend some time with her. I felt so honored to be able to pray with and for her. Now, we wait for the results of her tests. She is a young mother with a husband and 2 sons at home.

Well, am about to doze off here at the computer - so had better sign off for this evening.

Night, Night!!



  
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PENNEYV 10/29/2010 11:31PM

    Under stand the feeling of just wanting to run away, but only God knows what the future really holds, and how much you may need each other in the coming days. Keep trusting Him that He knows the right place for you to be!
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PENNEYV 10/29/2010 11:31PM

    Under stand the feeling of just wanting to run away, but only God knows what the future really holds, and how much you may need each other in the coming days. Keep trusting Him that He knows the right place for you to be!
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A Year with Spark People

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just noticed that I have been with Spark People for a year!! Does not seem that long. Am just beginning to lose some weight. emoticon Not much - but it is a start!

I have not been consistent at all this past year with exercising. But, I have gradually been changing my diet. Am eating much healthier. One thing that has helped recently is buying thru Schwan's. I know their items can have lots of fat and calories, but I check each item before I eat it and adjust my portion. And, there are no leftovers in the fridge for me to "have to" eat later. It is really hard for me to toss good food. Except that, it is really better to toss it than to eat it.

I was doing well increasing my daily steps each week, but have slacked off there, too, the past couple of weeks. So, time to get with the program again.

I am feeling effects of the few pounds that I have lost the past couple of weeks. Now, to keep up the momentum!!

I do so appreciate all the acceptance and the encouragement here at SparkPeople. You are the BEST!!!

Barb

  
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MARTHA-ANN 10/28/2010 5:23AM

    Congratulations on your Sparkversary emoticon
just think of all the new friends and new things you've gained and the weight you've lost and will keep on losing.
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ANITA012 10/25/2010 5:46PM

    Congratulations for being with Spark for a year! At least you are hanging in there and even if things are happening slowly, they are happening. Focussing on "Healthy Eating" is a great thing to focus on. Keep working on it and you will be a happy camper! emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 10/25/2010 5:06PM

    Sweetie, you are awesome,and you have been doing a great job, just keep on doing what you have been and you will win this battle. I am rooting for you emoticon

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PENNEYV 10/25/2010 3:45PM

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My Morning Sky

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Good Morning, God. Somehow to me the bright sun in my window has been God's reminder that He is always with me!!

And a few pictures of a morning sky just before I left for work:











  
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MARTHA-ANN 10/24/2010 3:44AM

    beautiful Barb....have a great day!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/23/2010 4:53PM

    Nice pictures.

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PENNEYV 10/23/2010 4:35PM

    Beautiful sky! I always thought the skies in the midwest were prettier, but hubby says that is just because you can see more of it. God is certainly the greatest artist. emoticon

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Is that All??

Friday, October 22, 2010



Sometime this is how I feel!! Is that all???

  
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JMCADE 10/23/2010 12:24AM

    Yes, i identify with that remark!!

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DEE107 10/23/2010 12:08AM

    lol cute

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UPSWIFE 10/22/2010 11:59PM

    emoticonI just said this to myself about an hour ago when I saw my numbers! Too funny...

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PENNEYV 10/22/2010 11:00PM

    Boy, do I know that feeling!

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SURELY2 10/22/2010 10:42PM

    Cute! Thanks for the chuckle. Somedays I can really relate to this. emoticon

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It's A Good Day!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tues. afternoon I went to my daughter's for some "Mother-Daughter" time. She crocheted on an afghan she started about a year ago and I knit on some socks I am making for my sister for Christmas. Jill, her 10 year old daughter, "gutted" a pumpkin. It was wonderful!!! Has been a long time since we have just sat and visited, without others around or fussing about "how frustrating" life can be.
We have decided that we will probably need a weekly dose of this time together!!

Yesterday we met for lunch at Taco Bell - and another good time together.

You know, I just love that girl. She is so loving and giving. Her daughter's do not know what a special Mother they have. Someday they will know!

Am at work - another blessing in my life. It just amazes me at how much God loves and cares about such small details in my day to day activities.
HE is soooo goooooood!!!!

And, He even helps me get in my steps each day!! emoticon

  
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PENNEYV 10/22/2010 10:59PM

    What blessing are in you life. Enjoy them to their fullest! emoticon

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FURBALLDTH 10/21/2010 7:02PM

    What a beautiful relationship you have with your daughter. You are truly blessed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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