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My Daughter, Vicki

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Finally walked outside this morning - about half mile. The first part is slightly uphill - then downhill for a way - then flat. Was a good walk. I plan to do that each morning the rest of the week. If I am going to increase my steps each day - then I will just have to get out and walk. Won't increase just sitting here at my computer.

Had a good day at work. My son in Portland called to let me know that he went down to Salem to see his sister - Vicki is in the hospital there - diagnosed with MS. She is 54. She is responding to the medication - but the prognosis is still rather sketchy. She will be in the hospital for at least another week as they adjust her medication and as she regains some of her awareness. I know she is in God's hands - and whatever happens will be completely in His control.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 7/29/2011 3:38AM

    Glad Vicki's on the mend Barb, it must be so worrying for you when she's so far away...stay strong emoticonthinking of you.

I love my daily walk, I try to go in the morning. Sometimes I get my DH to drop me off outside the village and then walk back in, it's so invigorating and it sets me up for the day. I especially like walking when it's early on, there's a peace about the place before everyone sets off for work...on the odd morning I don't want to go I make myself and I always enjoy it once I'm out there...I always take my camera!

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/28/2011 12:41AM

    I love walking too! It just feels great!I hope the best for your loved one, Prayer surely is wonderful as you are so right, God will take care of her!

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An Evening with Maggie

Friday, July 22, 2011

This evening I walked down town - all of about 6 blocks to meet a friend for dinner. Left early so I could stop at the Quilt shop to pick up a piece of material i need for a project. Of course, I found a couple of pieces in the sale basket I just could not resist. One yellow and the other a light green with some yellow highlights. Now what to do with them - perhaps a table runner.

The restaurant where I met Maggie is in the same block as our Farmer's Market. Got there a little early, so shopped a little - found some beets, green and yellow beans, and some apricots. Also, met a couple of friends from church. Then, met Maggie. Had a good dinner of a tamale and fresh salad - very yummy!!. After eating we browsed the Market - Maggie picked up some apricots and some bread and cinnamon rolls. She was ready to go home, so I took my time walking home - talked to a few people along the way who were enjoying the cooler weather. Felt so good to be out - have not gone out for a walk in far too long. And the River Walk Way is just beautiful this time of year. Will take my camera next time and get some new pictures.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 7/23/2011 9:02AM

    Sounds a lovely evening Barb, glad the weather's cooled down for you.

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Getting To Know Me (Taken from Purplespedcow)

Friday, July 15, 2011

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Barbara Stanwick - a star of the early movies.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
This morning.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Not particularly.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
For sandwiches - tuna.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Five - 2 girls and 3 boys.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I would hope so

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I don't think so - but my son says i do

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No way!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Corn Flakes

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
NO

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
French Vanilla

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their Eyes

15. RED OR PINK?
Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My impatience.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Father-in-law and my Dad.

18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
What is that?

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Striped hand-knit socks.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
French Vanilla ice cream.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The river outside my window.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Green.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Purple irises

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My son, Gordon.

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Both - could not decide. Love the beach - but spent a couple of awesome summers on a forest service lookout when my oldest was just a baby.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football - Go Cowboy!! I know that really dates me -

27. HAIR COLOR?
Brunette - but bout half grey now.

28. EYE COLOR?
Brown.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Never have.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Tacos

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Scary

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The Green Hornet - this evening we watched an episode of Eureka.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue and white.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Coconut Pie.

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardio

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Television - have spent toooo many hours at the computer.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel and Life Sentence by Chuck Colson

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
No Pad

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
The ocean.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Neither, thank you.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Mozambique, Africa

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Love to knit.

OK - your turn! So we can learn more about you!

  
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PENNEYV 7/15/2011 8:06PM

    Loved your purplespedcow! Great for the chance to be better acquainted.. Later I will work on this. emoticon

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So Here I Am!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Many time someone will say something that will remind me - or my son - of a line from a movie. " So here I am, so here I am!" - a line in Medicine Man. Sean Connery is a research scientist in the Amazon rain forest. Lorraine Bracco has gone to learn why they have not heard from him in over 3 years. She is standing in the pouring down rain holding her suitcase saying "Well, here I am, here I am!" It is really a cute movie - check it out if you have not seen it.

Have a long to-do list for today - but think I will just toss it. I just want to sew!!

Hope everyone has something fun planned for the weekend. We are having a BBQ after church Sunday - we have visiting missionaries from Belize. In 2008 some our church members went there to help with the building of their church. They are now in the states for a vacation and will be with us this weekend. Will be such a great time. We will be having BBQ salmon that was caught in Alaska last summer by some of our guys that went up there for a fishing trip.

Probably should at least start a load of wash before I start sewing.

Have a great day!!!!!!

  
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BLACKROSE_222 7/9/2011 12:32PM

    I do the same thing with movie quotes - glad to know I'm not the only crazy one! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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A New Day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Boy, did I take yesterday off!!! I was having a pity party! You know, one of those "nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I'll just go dig some worms" days!! Not a pretty site - even my son kept a safe distance.

But, the sun is out - and I found on Amazon a song I have been searching for a long time. It is called "It Must Have Rained in Heaven on Crucifixion Day". Have just listened to it again. And, it reminded me again of the price that was paid for me that day at Calvary.

It is sunny and cool today - looks like it will be a nice day. Our church is having a potluck this evening at the home of one of our families - will be lots of good food and fun times.

Our pastor will be back - he was in Klamath Falls the past 2 weeks. His mother passed away last Sunday - so we was able to be with her for her last days and for her memorial service. It will be good to have him home and back in the office - I do miss him when he is gone.

Better start getting ready for Sunday School. We have such a good teacher and good lessons. Right now we are studying Ephesians.

I do feel better now - just writing all this down - so will see what I can accomplish today.

  


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