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Strawberries

Saturday, June 06, 2009

I bought my first basket of the season today and decided to change my background picture to a more summery shot. I love the springtime, but it seems that things change so quickly. The linden tree blossoms I posted a couple of weeks ago are long gone - it was really only about 5 days that they were at their peak of beauty and scent. It was the same with the tulips, the lilacs, the peonies. And by my birthday on July 5 the strawberries will be gone. (I know that because I wanted to make myself a strawberry cake for my birthday one year and there were no fresh ones to be found!) All these things are reminders to me to enjoy the day and it's special blessings while I can. I hope you're doing the same today!

  
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LOSEIT1912 6/7/2009 8:52PM

    What a good way to remind us to count our blessings. I do. I have so many, and I praise God each day for them.

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ELLIQQ 6/7/2009 8:13PM

    ... YES ... emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 6/6/2009 12:10PM

    I love strawberries. I'll have to get some more this week. I like strawberry smoothies or strawberry slim fast for lunch.
Love the new spring picture. Have a great day. emoticon

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KIN59VARA 6/6/2009 11:34AM

    Great blog, enjoy the sweetness of the day!

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LADY_DONKEY 6/6/2009 11:19AM

    Amen to that! And I love the background & color too! :-)
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SKISINCO 6/6/2009 10:49AM

    Yum! That is a mighty tasty looking background you have there. Enjoy the fruits of the season.

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June Goals

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Personal:
Daily MORNING prayer (before I get tuckered out during the day!)

Home and Org:
Tweak and follow AM and PM routines
Work on TMMO baby step #1
List a bunch of stuff on ebay

Study:
Complete all work for OT course by June 12

Ministry:
Spring newsletter

Health and Fitness Goals:
Run the 7K on June 13
1200 Cardio minutes
ST at least twice a week
Continue daily exercise streak
Make the doctor and dentist appointments I didn't get to in May!

  
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BFITNHAPPY 6/6/2009 9:50AM

    I love the idea of having a plan..something I am not too good at. A belated thank you for your post on my blog. Yep, I have been taking it easy (and eating way too much)

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FORMYDARLINGS 6/6/2009 12:26AM

    These things should keep you busy, and out of trouble. LOL

Gini

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CTEMPLE 6/3/2009 10:31PM

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JLK7TIGER 6/3/2009 9:58AM

    Great idea, Michelle. I think I'll do the same thing maybe it'll be another tool for me to stay on track.

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SKISINCO 6/2/2009 6:43PM

    Nice list of goals Michelle!

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Postponed

Monday, June 01, 2009

Mom's surgery has been postponed to next Monday. I just spoke to the vascular surgeon's nurse who happens to be my parents' nextdoor neighbor. This was a good thing because i was also able to get her cell number and give her my email address just in case we need to contact each other. Thanks for your prayers!

Hope I don't wear out you blogreaders - but I'm going to post my June goals separately!

  
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ANGORA4 6/1/2009 5:08PM

    Great you have access to her nurse! Woo hoo!

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DDOORN 6/1/2009 12:16PM

    Sending out wishes for smooth sailing for both you and your mother!

Don

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Mom Update and me, too

Saturday, May 30, 2009

She's having surgery on Wednesday to have stents put in two blocked carotid arteries leading in her neck. This is something that had to be postponed, of course, due to the accident last August. Now that she's recovered from most of those injuries, it's time. Supposedly, it's not a very invasive procedure and she'll be able to come home from the hospital the day after. Prayers appreciated - as always. Some friends have said this will help with the memory problems and confusion - better blood flow to the brain.

As for me, I took Exam #2 of 3 yesterday and I think I did pretty well considering the short amount of time I had to study. One more to go - June 12. I also have a paper to write for this course (Old Testmanet Prophets). Monday is a German holiday so I'm going to FOCUS and get as much of that done as possible. The other study work I can do in small bites, but for writing tasks, I like bigger blocks of time.

Eating has been off for the past couple of days. I gave myself a break from tracking and it's showing. Just too much going on with the exam and all the phone calls to the States concerning dparents. I need better strategies for handling those things! Being a long-distance caregiver can be tough.

  
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HOMEBUNNY 6/1/2009 10:30AM

    Michelle,

I will be praying for your mom. I hope you are able to get some work done on your paper. Keep us posted about your mom.

Tammie

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SKISINCO 5/31/2009 12:44PM

    Prayers for your Dmom, I hope that it helps her and the the surgery is uneventful.

Good job on the exam, I'm sure you'll do fine with the last one as well.

Tomorrow is the start of a new month and a great time to get back on track! I too have been struggling and not entering my food. Time for a change! =)

Have a blessed week Michelle.

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ANGELBELIEVER 5/30/2009 11:37PM

    Hi Michelle, I am praying for your Mom and for you to ace those exams and the paper you are writing.

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CTEMPLE 5/30/2009 9:06PM

    Hope everything goes well with your mum's stents. Yes it's hard to have worries and exams at the same time.
Thanks for the nudge , I started Treadmill on Friday.
Claudia

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LASHERTHECAT 5/30/2009 5:42PM

    What course are you taking? I have a Religious Studies masters, so I'm just curious...

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CGDINASIA 5/30/2009 5:14PM

    Michelle,
I will be praying for your mom's surgery as well as your peace during this time. I know how hard it is being overseas and something like this happening. Also will be praying that you will be able to organize your thoughts and get them written for the paper that is due. Keep us posted as to the progress of all this. Hang on to the Lord!! Aren't we glad He has hold of us?

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Peanuts

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I was eating them as a snack. I've decided that I'm not keeping them in the house anymore for awhile. That's all I have to say about it! LOL

  
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ZELLAZM 5/30/2009 1:30PM

    They're a good snack - protein, good fat, but yep, it's the portion problem and I do like salt. One thing about that - the doctor says I don't have to worry about sodium content too much because of my very low blood pressure. But too much is still too much!

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SKISINCO 5/30/2009 12:29AM

    LOL, hard to have just one portion huh?!

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LASHERTHECAT 5/28/2009 2:15PM

    I feel your pain!! I'm so addicted to nuts! Any kind!!

Here's an idea... Package them in 1-oz portions, in baggies. That's what I did and it seemed to work.

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ANGELBELIEVER 5/28/2009 12:36PM

    I have to be so careful with cahsews. They are not in the house very often. Besides the fat content, the salt ets to me too.

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LADY_DONKEY 5/28/2009 12:34PM

    I hear ya. The positive side is, that I've learned, for me, is that it doesn't always have to be this way. Just sometimes, from time to time, they need to be out of the house.

Good for you for knowing when to step away. :-)

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