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Friday, January 14, 2011

Was feeling a little down yesterday - have been for a few days. Then yesterday at work my Pastor/Boss sent me out for a while - for a break. He suggested Hamleys for coffee and a time of "R&R". But, I ended up at the Library - picked out a book and found a quiet table back in the corner. Read for a while - then headed back to the church - on the way i stopped at Taco Bell and picked up a couple of tacos for lunch.

Yesterday evening I just watched some more "Eureka" and did some knitting and some hand sewing. Then this morning I emailed a son I have not seen for a few months. When he can't handle a situation, he just leaves. Then it is hard to reestablish our relationship - he wants to rehash everything that happened and everything that was said. This last time it was between him and the son that lives with me. So, I really do not know what happened - don't want to know. I just want to see Greg!! I hope he will respond to my email.

One of my goals for this year is to reestablish broken relationships and this is one of them. The other one is with a daughter who lives in Salem. Honestly, I do not remember the last time I saw her - at least 6 years ago. She is a very private person - I do understand because of all the family dynamics - but I guess I just feel that she needs to get past all that. Not sure at this time how to approach this relationship. Will need to pray and think about it some more.

So, right now am looking out at a dark sky - I told my son that I beat God up again this morning. Am just waiting for Him to light up the sky. He certainly has warmed things up here. We were in the 20s for a number of days and had lots of snow. Then He just blew in some warm air and the snow is gone - in just a day!! And this morning the temp is 49!! YES!! And, there is just rain in the forecast. My pastor loves the snow and I love the rain! I think i live in the wrong part of the state - The Eugene area gets the most rain.

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MARTHA-ANN 1/15/2011 9:26AM

    So glad you're feeling better Barb, these winter days don't help any!
Your Pastor sounds a very tuned in man, he seems to be able to pick up how everyone's feeling and help them out...a gift certainly!

I hope you can resolve things with your son & daughter, they both need their mam.

You want rain...lol...you can have ours!
It's been non-stop for almost three days and the garden is waterlogged!
Today it's coupled with a very strong, cold north wind...not nice!
I've been to the library and can't wait to snuggle down with my book.

My leg is less painful and it's easier to breathe so I hope to be soon back to my walking.
Have a great week-end emoticon

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My Seven for 2011.

Monday, January 10, 2011

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.
#4. Study the life of Jesus with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter.
#5. Plan knitting and quilting projects for 2011.
#6. Downsize my "stuff" to about half - again!!

Before Geoff and I moved to Pendleton, we downsized our "stuff" to about half!! And, it felt so good. But, in the 4+ years we have been here, I think we have doubled our stuff again. So, I think # 6 will be to downsize to half again. I have already started with my books. We have a great little used book store that I have taken some books to. And, all the craft things I have collected need to be sorted thru and some given away and probably some just discarded. And, the large collection of movies - some of them will just have to go.

Now one more to do - and then to chart out my strategy to accomplish these SEVEN.

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JINGLESMAMA 1/11/2011 10:21AM

    Looks like a good list of goals for the year!! My big goal this year is to do all of my Christmas gifts as homemade gifts this year. I've just finished my first ever knitting project, and it was great! I'm very scared of patterns, though, and so I'm not sure what I'll move on to!

Keep up the great work!

Jenn emoticon

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Weighing In

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

OH NO!! I just went and weighed - now why would I do that??? And, I have gained a pound!! Must have been that spaghetti I had for dinner last night - oh, but it was soooo gooood. Had not had any in such a long time.

Or, perhaps I had the scales wrong - had them flat on the floor - will have to go and try this way and see what it says.

Now that was much better. Had actually lost some!!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/6/2011 4:51AM

    great attitude Barb but remember emoticon

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JINGLESMAMA 1/5/2011 5:56PM

    Ahh... good ole' pasta! Yes, it usually brings my weight up too. We had chop suey for dinner last night, since it's my husband's favorite, but thankfully it didn't affect my weight at all, I'm actually down to a new low today!!

I'm sure you will get rid of that pound in no time! Keep at it! :) emoticon

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Seven for 2011!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.
#4. Study the life of Jesus with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter.

Now, for #5 - see where some of you are learning new crafts. I love to knit and quilt. Am a very amateur at both. So my next goal will be to learn more in these 2 crafts.

When I lived in Medford did some beading at a shop there - so have quite a supply of beads. The bead store here does not offer classes - but at firemountaingems.com there are multiple videos - so that will be a craft that I plan to work on more.

And, when I moved here there was a scrapbook store. I took some card making classes - such fun!! My daughter scrapbooks, but we have not taken the time to do some together. ( I think she has lost interest). A project for scrapbooking would be to scan all the family pictures I have and do scrapbooks for each of my grandchildren.


Today's Devotional

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is in my devotional for today - a quote from Mother Theresa:

"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.
Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him and to keep Him as your own. Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much we love we put into it."

I have lived here in Pendleton for 4 years now - but have continually struggled with my decision to come here. Sometimes I think that if I had the choice to make today I would stay in Medford. But, I am here - and I do know that God brought me here. I do not know completely why, but I do know that I can completely trust Him with my life.

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07SOJO 12/30/2010 10:19AM

    Wonderful attitude; I can see God is working in your life! God bless and may your New Year be blessed with His best!

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