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Thursday, April 26, 2012

This has been a very busy week for me. I had Bible Study on Monday night. On Tuesday I had a doctor's appointment and then had to do some shopping. I was supposed to go for breakfast with a pastor from church this morning, but he came down with a virus and had to cancel at the last minute. I had an appointment with a diabetic nurse to get my feet checked for free. She gave me a lot of information and she gave me her e-mail address and phone number so I can talk to her and find out where I can get more information. She is actually a retired nurse, but she does this periodically. I even got a little gift for having my feet done. So it was a double bonus. Everything is good with my feet. The nurse even trimmed my toenails for me. That is something I can't do for myself.

I decided that since I had to go to get my feet checked anyway, I would kill two birds with one stone and walk instead of taking a bus. I got in a 4-mile walk. I am also going to do some strength training exercises tonight. Another bonus I received today, is that I received a call from one of my sons who told me he got a job and he started work on Monday. I was so happy to hear that. He and his girlfriend have been having a difficult time. She now has a full-time job as well. Once they get themselves caught up, they should do well.

Tomorrow I am going to go for another walk and buy myself some new walking shoes, and a pair of sandals for the summer. It is so hard for me to buy sandals as I have a wide foot and the sandals they sell at Wal Mart and Payless, etc., just don't fit that well. They are good for a while, and then they are just to uncomfortable to wear. I have several pairs of shoes in my closet that I don't wear very often because of that. I saw a nice pair of sandals that I want to buy, and they actually come in 2E widths. They are a little expensive, but if they fit properly, I am sure I will get lots of wear out of them. Another bonus is that I can wear my orthotics in them. I also have to buy a pair of New Balance walking shoes. I need to do some housecleaning, etc., when I get home, because on Friday I am going away for a Weekend Retreat with the ladies from our church. I am so looking forward to that. We have the retreat at the same time every year at a "Youth For Christ" camp. It is out of town by the river and there are walking trails in the woods. One of the ladies is going to take some of the ladies bird watching. She is an avid birder. I am planning on going for a nice long walk either through part of the woods or down the road towards the highway cut-off. I think it is at least a mile from the highway. I plan on taking my pedometer and see how many miles I can walk over the weekend. I won't be able to add it to my tracker, but I will know that I did get some exercise.

Hopefully, next week won't be so busy and I will have time to finish my chores, etc.

I truly feel God's presence in my life today. I just feel so happy and stress-free. I know God is with me at all times, but today I really feel His comfort, like He has wrapped His arms around me. What an awesome feeling.
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