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Fourth of July!!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

We had such a fun weekend. Dale, a friend of Greg's, drove up from Medford to visit - and brought his daughter, Sara. They are really good people. We just visited, ate, and watched movies. They were here 3 days and plan to come in September for the Pendleton Round-Up. Hoping it will be a bit cooler - it was in the 100s while they were here so we did not get out much to see the town. But, during Round-Up there will be lots to see and do. Just hope they can both get off work to come.

Greg finished his radiation in Walla Walla and will start chemo here in Pendleton next week. Just hope he does not get too sick. He is already losing some hair from the radiation. This picture was taken a couple of years ago.

I do so love my boys. And Greg is so dependable and steady and loving.

Today Greg and I went by his house - he will probably not be able to live alone again - to pick up a few things and then to our favorite store - WalMart for a few groceries. And, of course, he found a couple of movies that we do not have - IronMan 2 and the John Adams miniseries. Then we fixed hamburgers for lunch - oh, so good. And, I just got up from a 2 hour nap.

It is cooler here today - in the mid 80s right now. I have not been very faithful with my challenges, but have lost another pound. May just be the stress of all that is happening in my family right now.

Just hope you are all having a memorable 4th of July. Our country seems to be struggling so right now - but we have a God that is so much bigger than our little issues. And, we do know that He truly is in control of all that happens - even when we may not understand. We can truly trust Him - as Greg has said, "We have to trust Him!!".

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MARTHA-ANN 7/5/2013 5:52AM

    I'm glad you had a good visit Barb, it'll have done all of you the world of good.
Isn't it lovely when boys still want to do things with their mothers even when they're men.

Thinking of you all emoticon

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LILYDOG11 7/4/2013 10:47PM

    Prayers are going out to your family emoticon

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Friday, June 28

Friday, June 28, 2013

Was good yesterday - well mostly. I did take my vitamins and calcium - and did get my 4 glasses of water! Dinner last night was home-made pizza. But, i did limit myself to 2 small pieces and a big salad. So all was not lost.

Am thinking about a challenge for myself for next week. I would like to start going to the club again - have not been since our lives were turned topsy-turvy!! Will think about this some more. I was feeling so much better when I was going every day - just 10 minutes a day. And, now my legs are really bothering me again. So i know it is time. And, I know that once I do go, I will feel so much better!!

It has turned warm - in the mid 90s and a predicted over 100 next week. Will see. Thank goodness for A/C.

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MARTHA-ANN 6/29/2013 8:28AM

    You're doing fantastic Barb, you're going through so much that it's hard to focus on 'you'...baby steps Barb, baby steps emoticon

Hope you and the boys have a good week-end, we're warm and sunny today...hope it lasts! emoticon

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QUILTANDKNIT 6/28/2013 7:37PM

    Small changes add up to big benefits. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Wednesday, June 26

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Had a busy day - got a couple loads of laundry done this morning. Then this afternoon Greg and i went shopping. My sister had sent us a gift card for WalMart - so just had to use it. Then after putting away the groceries, we fixed spaghetti for dinner. Spaghetti, salad, and ice cream with frozen berries for dessert.

This evening have been knitting on a shawl - and looking at more sock yarn. Am just about out so time to get more!!

My Challenges to date:

Vitamines and Calcium daily: emoticon

Water: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Done for today!! emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 6/27/2013 4:35AM

    Well done Barb, you're on a roll.... emoticon

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I got today off to a good start - met Elaine at the DoNot Shop. We have been studying the book of Romans since last October. Some times we do only a verse or 2 and sometimes we just visit and share what is going on in our lives. But, we are hoping to finish this awesome letter by Round-Up which is the 2nd week in September. And we just might!! Then we have not decided what our next study will be.

Have vacuumed the living room - took my fern outside - it is shedding just too many leaves for the corner where i have it. So am thinking about what to do with it. May just discard.

Vitamins: emoticon

Water: emoticon Now to get the other 2 glasses drank today. Now am going to knit a bit more and watched the 2nd Indiana Jones movie - well, will at least start it.

Went to knitting group this evening - had a great time. There were 22 of us there - the largest group we have had since i started. Lots of visiting and knitting. Drank another glass of water - now one more and i will have my 4 glasses for the day. emoticon

Wed. Morning:
Had my 4th glass of water last night while i knit and watched half of the 2nd Indiana Jones movie. So got my 4 glasses down!! YEAH. emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 6/26/2013 6:06AM

    Sounds a good group Barb, we only had six at kneelers this week...lol...it was rather quiet!

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Monday, June 24

Monday, June 24, 2013

Well, today has been a "lost cause" with my water intake. Only 2 so far and I am about ready to "hit the sack". I got up about 6 this morning - had not planned to get up so early, but just woke up and could not get back to sleep.

Did some cleaning in the coat closet this morning - seems like it is such a "catch-all". Then about 1 a friend called to see if I was going to join the knitting group at the Buckin' Bean. So, of course, off I went. Just can't pass up a chance to just sit and knit. And they are such a great bunch of gals. Finally got home about 3:30. My boys were playing computer games - so I baked some chocolate chip cookies. Have a friend that I have promised some to, so put aside about half for him. Now to get them mailed to him. He lives in Medford and I keep him supplied.

Geoff went off to bed and Greg and I fixed us each a baked potato, with egg, some bacon, and cheese. They were so yummy!! We watched the 2nd half of Oz, the Great and Powerful while we enjoyed our potatoes.
Very good movie - well worth the watch!!

Now I am ready to call it a day and head for bed. But, will drink one more glass of water before I turn in.

Vitamins: emoticon

Water: emoticon emoticon

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LILYDOG11 6/25/2013 2:46AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day !! emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 6/25/2013 1:48AM

    You're doing great Barb, I was down on my water yesterday too but it was a bitty sort of day with a WI committee meeting that seemed to go on forever and then rushing to get tea ready. I'll make up for it today though.
Glad you had a fun evening with Greg, the potatoes sound yummy! emoticon

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