ANGIESSPRESSO's SparkPeople Blog ANGIESSPRESSO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community God's Strength <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I held my guitar. 2 bottles of water and a pile of cough drops on the alter in front of me. I looked out at the sweet faces looking back at me, whispered a prayer for strength, and began to play. My vocal chords were weak and at times a little strained. I had a hard time hitting those harmony notes at the end of the song, so I'd back off and let the other girls carry it. I know th... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:28:52 EST A Little Blue <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we had our grandson all day. He is 2 1/2. My daughter turned 23 so her husband took her out for the day, and once again I didn't get a chance to get my tree up. It is looking more like tomorrow night after work. Today our gospel group is traveling to sing at 5:00 p.m It's a good drive from home, so we will be home late. I know I can't expect to get anything done except the t... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:09:36 EST So Busy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm exhausted! We had our house full of family yesterday. The cooking, cleaning up afterwards, and all the entertaining, depleted me of all my energy. I thought today my husband and I would put up our Christmas tree, and just stay home for the day, but I was wrong. The cough he's been struggling with for a couple of days got worse through the night, and then he started running a fev... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:07:12 EST Pre-Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm off from work today, and the prep for tomorrow starts in just a couple of hours. I slept a little later because my husband is home, and he isn't feeling well. He took some night time cold medicine, and seems to feel a tad bit better this morning. We have some errands to run, then we will come back and start getting the house ready for the Thanksgiving frenzy. <BR> <BR> I am str... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:10:20 EST So Thankful !! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am just minutes away from having to take my shower and get ready for my last work day for 5 days. I'm so thankful to have the time off to get ready for Thanksgiving, but I know how much I have to get done so I have some underlining dread. My best friend is coming over tomorrow to help me get the house ready. My husband is going to do a lot of the cooking, which will leave me the m... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:57:31 EST crazy shopping day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow! The grocery stores were packed. At one point, me who is normally the most passive person you'd meet, was giving people a not so friendly look. They would stop their carts right in front of what I was trying to buy, or their riding carts would block the entire isle so I couldn't get through. I think shopping for the holidays brings out the rudest of people. I was trying to be p... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:02:12 EST A Relaxing Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We had our Thanksgiving lunch at work yesterday. I washed nearly 900 trays. I helped cut pumpkin, and pecan pies. I washed the tables, swept the floors and mopped the entire dining room. I work at an Elementary School, and most of the parents and grandparents came. It was a blessed day, but I was exhausted. After I went to help my daughter with my grandson, I came home and fell as... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:56:51 EST In The Beginning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My 24th wedding anniversary was November 14th, so our friends that we sing and minister with decided to have a fish fry. Of course I've been struggling with my health for the past few months, so I was already apprehensive about eating. On Labor day I was feeling very sick, so my husband took me to a clinic here in our hometown. I told them about my fatigue, hair loss, muscle aches, nausea... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:46:09 EST