CAROLFAITHWALKR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CAROLFAITHWALKR CAROLFAITHWALKR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Reboot: Try, Try, Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967012 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/934b24cf-3673-446c-a70d-34f4facb491e.png"> <BR> <BR> After much soul-searching, I am re-committing myself to obeying, OBEYing, the God-given signals of hunger & full - eating when hungry, stopping when full. <BR> <BR> That's His System. <BR> <BR> His Design. <BR> <BR> And if I just lived by it instead of being willful, I wouldn't have any of these problems. <BR> <BR> I need to SURRENDER to hunger and full, CHOOSE to OBEY, and let t... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:40:47 EST Psalm 139:14 Leg is Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966490 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43da3d1d-01db-44e2-939e-c9edba924992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Moe's Monday (previous blog) was terrific. I highly recommend if you like Tex-Mex. Money sure doesn't go as far as it once did. I do feel guilty about the $6. As far as current prices go, it's a definite bargain for what you get, and a bargain for costs of eating out which is never cheap. <BR> <BR> You can tell Dave Ramsey permanently changed my world tho, cause I still have a twinge ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:14:43 EST New Dinner Plans on Mondays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963925 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3746c7f9-f83e-4974-8820-cdd88beb0091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At least, until I get my own apt. So I can cook and make my own . . . <BR> <BR> Meanwhile . . . <BR> <BR> Yum yum YUM yum yum. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:01:29 EST Unfailing Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963336 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f4dd239-0845-46e9-afe2-44d27f71f7d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The unfailing love of The LORD fills the earth. Psalm 33:5b <BR> <BR> It's probably the only reason the planet has lasted this long; the unseen force keeping it together. <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday everyone. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:58:44 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961818 Today I have a day off, and a new universal computer cord from Staples, so I thought I would drop a brief update. <BR> <BR> 5 Weeks Tomorrow - <BR> It will have been 5 weeks since the initial injury (pulled muscle) to my leg. That injury healed in 1.5 weeks. But all of the muscles in the whole leg were weak from limping & non-normal use, and lack of use, during that time. So I re-injured it when in a rush at work and put full weight-bearing on it while moving quickly, rushing, this time... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:48:05 EST Thu - Mon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952968 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3906bdb5-df01-4992-820d-be55acd4576c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thur - worked & went to one of the two food pantries, the one at the Nazarene church. The other one at the Baptist church was canceled that week due to in-church summer youth activities competing for the same space. <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to get to the Mission's twice-a-month food pantry, and Fri & Sat work hours conflicted. So I thought I wouldn't be able to go the 2nd time this month. ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:46:51 EST Do You Know What Day It Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950438 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/074890cd-45ca-47a4-8a45-ff0a9ae5f4f0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Still love this commercial & pic. Tho old, it still makes me laugh and smile. So here's a smile to you on This Humpday. Happy Humpday! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today at work I rushed to the bathroom and back, as I HAD to go, but it was bad timing to leave all the work on my coworkers, BUT, I couldn't hold it any longer. So I didn't run, but I walked very very VERY quickly. <BR> ... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:13:41 EST Summer Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949933 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a41e939b-7ed9-4bbc-a649-08cde71593bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Quite warm these two weeks here in North Carolina: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28d5794b-8aca-4313-9931-82189bdadc49.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It felt like 106 degrees today: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1d1386f-53aa-48a6-bc67-1a58df1e256c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I'm glad I'm not in Texas! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:50:18 EST Permanent Lifestyle Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949382 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43968e96-5ef1-4f4e-8d9d-4cdb59e75dba.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I am asking myself some hard questions about being on SP for years and no closer to original, long discarded, goals. <BR> <BR> Quote from Dr. Joel Fuhrman in Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead - juicing movie from 2011: <BR> ....."Permanent results only come from permanent changes in lifestyle and dietstyle. You don't get permanently well unless you permanently change the way you live. The fastin... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:22:51 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948325 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b6df864-e107-4740-a775-886ae2e5b1f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today worked 6a - 2p. And today, we actually had a schedule posted on the wall! <BR> <BR> For next week! <BR> <BR> In advance!!! <BR> <BR> Grateful: <BR> 1. That there IS a schedule. <BR> 2. It was posted today which means I don't have to go in and/or call on Sunday to get it like I usually must. <BR> 3. And most of all . . . I am OFF MONDAY! Which means I have a 2.5-day weekend ... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:33:23 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a85b6889-fe84-4c24-bd9d-b18939a0c3c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Enjoyed a day off yesterday on Thursday. Made a long list of stuff on Wednesday to take advantage of the time off, and get done on Thu. Did NONE of them and just enjoyed time off. It was a mental health day. And I needed it. <BR> <BR> Recovering from a pulled muscle in my leg. It was last Friday morning, one week ago, I felt a sharp stabbing pain as I simply walked across the parking... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:55:33 EST 3 Simple Ways to Encourage Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20204f8f-1f13-4570-8f61-93031d338ff8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 3 Simple Ways to Encourage Yourself <BR> <link>moneysavingmom.com/2015/06/3-simple-<BR>ways-encourage.html </link> <BR> <BR> I like #2. Click on link above. <BR> <BR> 3 Simple Ways to Encourage Yourself <BR> <link>moneysavingmom.com/2015/06/3-simple-<BR>ways-encourage.html </link> <BR> Guest post from Jamie of From His Presence: <BR> <BR> Do you ever get discouraged when your journ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:23:12 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7bfdf1d-9e55-47c8-8a75-29a44380ac71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just lost a long Sat Weekly Wrapup Blog. No time to re-write. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:21:02 EST Adult ADHD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942991 Here's a survey on Adult ADHD I took to get two Swagbucks. The content surprised me. "Spot the most common symptoms". <BR> <BR> <link>learn.attentiondeficitconnect.com/Ad<BR>ultADHD/ </link> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:21:32 EST If You Do This You Will Experience God's Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b5c2902-d648-48c1-b97c-31a42e87d7fc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Always be full of joy in the Lord; I say it again, rejoice! Let everyone see that you are unselfish and considerate in all you do. Remember that the Lord is coming soon. Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mi... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 21:57:07 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940269 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4d27089-c7a8-4d7f-ad49-5686d52f6342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Peace amid the storms of life. <BR> <BR> It IS possible, I remind myself. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae3e02cb-dce4-48b2-a820-a0e770d79b6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The schedule at work, for now "work" means McD's, is supposed to be up by Saturday noon for the following week. This is a company policy. <BR> <BR> 99.99% of the time, I work on Sat and the new sche... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:02:58 EST Saturday Weekly Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937008 Memorial Day Weekend is the official gateway to summer. Happy Summer everyone! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c547e8a-4df7-4de6-b318-d4cc744a78ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can you believe Monday is June 1st? Close enough; summer to me. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a817baf-6a2f-474d-a029-049989ee72fd.gif"> <BR> <BR> I've been job hunting, as usual, & heard of someone who is hiring. This is probably a yucky industrial job, probably manufacturing in ... Sat, 30 May 2015 22:57:27 EST Book: Finding Peace in Troubled Waters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934748 Finding Peace in Troubled Waters <BR> 10 Life Preservers for When Your Ship Springs a Leak <BR> second edition <BR> by Art E. Berg <BR> ISBN 1-57345-310-2 <BR> <BR> This book is written by someone who's religion I don't agree with. Nevertheless, it is important to read other peoples' work, even if you profoundly don't agree with them. It stretches your mind & opens your eyes to other ways of looking at things. <BR> <BR> Life Preserver 1 - Dreams are never destroyed by circumstances (the... Tue, 26 May 2015 20:13:48 EST Saturday of Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933161 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2986f954-039f-41cb-96ad-a21a9ba5cf54.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So so soooooooooo thankful my week at McD's is over. Everything got to me this week; I got emotional each time instead of letting McD's dysfunction roll off of me. <BR> <BR> I took caffeine pills this week. Haven't done that for years. Really really needed it. I feel soooo much better on caffeine. My body just works so much better on caffeine. <BR> <BR> I can see why people love th... Sat, 23 May 2015 19:52:57 EST Weekly Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930264 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01ddfbd5-56ca-48a5-8cdf-d9e98daf0c81.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Had more exhaustion last week, barely able to cope. Part of it is the high level of daily dysfunction at McD's. Part of it is the early hours and going there 6 days a week. Part of it is budget analysis = knowing that I must get a second crappy job to move forward and cover the next hole in the budget, while looking for the good job, which just the thought of adding another crappy job mak... Mon, 18 May 2015 15:25:16 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a925b78b-7ae5-4b8d-a40f-9e0163d23b7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At the last minute Sun morning I realized this was Mother's Day Sunday. I knew it was Mother's Day (see previous blog), but hadn't connected the dots to Sunday morning service. Mother's Day is the only time of the year I intentionally avoid church like the plague (no need to rub salt in the wound of having no children). <BR> <BR> Hope all you Moms out there had a great day, though. You ... Mon, 11 May 2015 20:12:30 EST Another Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925444 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529351196.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so, so thankful my week at McD's is over. Every day was wacky dysfunctional as usual. Sooo grateful it's over. At least until Monday . . . <BR> <BR> Maryland is like a garden, full of "blooming everythings", most of the year. Since I haven't seen hardly any Spring flowers, as they are rarities here in North Carolina, I don't know if the seasons for bleeding hearts and tulips are past, or not. Since tom... Sat, 9 May 2015 19:11:00 EST Proverbs 16:3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923842 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587266457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 16:3 Amplified Bible (AMP) <BR> <BR> Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. <BR> <BR> <BR> definitions as they pertain to this verse: <BR> "roll": To move forward along a surface by repeatedly turning over. <BR> "commit": To put in trust or charge; entr... Wed, 6 May 2015 18:32:19 EST Weekly Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676361109.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone, for your comments. It is a testimony to how good of SparkFriends I have, that you feel for me & get upset on my behalf. True friends! I am blessed to have you all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1263059881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Two Sats ago, April 25, I thought I was going in to McD's for bisquit making. The reason I thought this is because bisquit makers start at ... Sun, 3 May 2015 22:30:15 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917156 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l548715978.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday - stayed up most of the night to get documents ready to print at the Mission Thurs. <BR> <BR> Thursday - worked 8 hours. 30 mins before I left, health department inspector arrived. Ai yi yi. Will the drama never end?! Every day it is something new, and something major . . . <BR> <BR> We started printing time-and-date labels like mad, and stickering everything that was supposed to have a sticker but... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:14:55 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915989 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782899007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so happy to have found a blooming flower! I am celebrating bearded iris this week, on SP, as I saw some unexpectedly on Monday. Once again, no one is planting them here, it seems like. (I wonder if that's an economic issue??) Like the daffodils earlier this Spring that I enjoyed seeing at the rest stop, the bearded iris I found blooming are located on public land, a memorial garden in back of the library. ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:10:53 EST Weekly Soggy Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914056 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383424338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This past week was another experience in exhaustion. And working 5a Mon & Tue. But with 2 days off instead of 1, thank you Jesus. I was scheduled to have Wed off for some odd, unknown reason. But a coworker wanted to switch with me b/c she needed Wed off. So she suggested working for me Sat if I'd work for her Wed . . . my first weekend I'd have both Sat & Sun off since October . . . gee let me think about ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:51:32 EST Saturday Weekly Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305368150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Soooooooooo glad this week is over. <BR> <BR> So glad I manufactured a reason to have Sundays off!!!!!!!! I really NEED one day off a week I can count on ahead of time, that is not subject to McD's dysfunction. <BR> <BR> Monday - 5a biscuit shift, Kmart errand at night to get specialty work shoes. Got a good bargain b/c they were on sale; 2 pair, leather, less than the historical sale price I've paid in years... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:12:11 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907906 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770850833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Am having another mega-hours-week at McDs; 37 hrs scheduled, and had to come in at 5am again on Mon & Tue. Sigh. I never turn down hours, but it's extremely dysfunctional every day, and this 5am stuff is getting old, in addition. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l176065116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Also, every day this week except one, I come in early in the morning at dif times, every day. ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 19:36:35 EST Easter Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884086586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Worked 48 physically active hours, running on my feet without sitting down. So yes I did get overtime. <BR> <BR> It is a miracle of God to get even 40 hours at McD's. <BR> <BR> To get overtime, is a super extra miracle. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1890719499.jpg"> <BR> <BR> By Saturday, my feet and legs ached permanently. Sunday morning at 6a my feet still ached. By 9:... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:09:48 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1586272025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439219104.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1205552043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1637551127.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375265106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627054407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 21:17:13 EST April 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903880 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572543642.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How did you do, first quarter? <BR> <BR> I need to think and write and journal about that. <BR> <BR> I am not attending to the MOST important things, like Joel 2:12, like I should. <BR> <BR> Another dysfunctional week at McD's, which is not over yet. Had to come in at 5am again, Mon & Tues. <BR> <BR> Was scheduled 5a - 11a both days, 6 hrs ea day; instead I worlked 18.5 hours in two days, plus today's s... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:23:44 EST Palm Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901932 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l440863311.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I knew Easter was early this year, and had heard the date so I knew it was April 5th, but I had NO CLUE it was Palm Sunday until I went to church! This hasn't happened for years, and made me feel like a heathen. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560527771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Went to The Market (food pantries) Thur night at the Nazarene and Baptist churches. Then went to Christian Miss... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:33:42 EST Weekly Wrapup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901433 Just wrote a long blog and lost it due to crappy public wifi at McD's. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964598967.jpg"> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:41:15 EST The Secret of Contentment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900307 Dave Ramsey talks, ALOT, about Contentment. He speaks of it with a capital C. He can teach a whole seminar on the topic alone - how it, Contentment, relates to indebtedness, debt-free living, being a miser, being a generous giver. The spiritual attributes of Contentment. The character qualities of Contentment. Godliness with Contentment is great gain . . . <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:11-13 <BR> I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circums... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:38:16 EST What Day Is It Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899635 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1561299995.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So blessed to have today's work day over with, as I have Thu & Fri off this week, two days in a row. I really needed this break after 5 straight weeks of 30+ hours running on my feet. Just not used to it. I know some of you (waitresses, teachers, and nurses, to name a few) may think I'm a wimp. But I went from sedentary to ~12K+ steps a day. <BR> <BR> This week is the "short hours week" of only 13.5 hrs, AN... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:40:05 EST Spring Has Sprung http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898063 Well it finally happened. Spring finally arrived last Friday. Woo Hoo!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l413951697.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to bed early & woke up feeling good this morning. It was a blessing. <BR> <BR> I have only 13.5 hrs - spread across 4 days - scheduled at McD's this week. Dysfunctional, jerking people around. Sigh. Feast or famine. I had about 35 hrs last week. I can't say I'll miss the dysfunctional atmosphere, and I will definit... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:26:05 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l262356440.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have blooming daffodils (at the rest stop only; for some odd reason NO ONE does flowers here in NC - I just don't understand it). And in addition to daffodils we have pink and white blooming trees that "popped out" overnight this weekend. And lovely weather. Tomorrow is the First Day of Spring!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am guessing that if we had crocus and snowdrops, which I did not see ANY of except for my own ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:42:26 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894133 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041855364.jpg"> <BR> Irish Sea Cliffs <BR> <BR> Have mercy, Lord: McD's scheduled me for 5am training to be a biscuit maker, today and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Does that mean I need to go to bed at 5pm, in order to get up at 3am? Yes, it does. <BR> <BR> I need to be there at 4:30a b/c I won't be awake yet otherwise; and to get there at 4:30 I'll have to get up at 3. NOT a morning person. I'll be moving like molasses. Have to make sev... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:35:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893564 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l723164354.jpg"> <BR> How St. Patrick taught his people, the former slavers who'd imprisoned him, about God. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for the lack of blogs! Many thanks to everyone who thought of me and contacted me. You are true friends, my beloved SparkFamily, and I appreciate you all so much. <BR> <BR> I lost one blog about a week or so ago when public wifi reset (yes I'm doing this one in Word first), and the rest of the time have been... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:15:36 EST Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1552226075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a blog coming, in which I will talk about Dave Ramsey's baby steps. These baby steps are directly from Dave's website with his permission. His website has lots of other free resources. <BR> <BR> Since I have no kids, I will be omitting baby step 5 (BS5) and doing 6 baby steps instead of 7. <BR> <BR> However, I do have an extra step. For people like me with no house, first-time homebuyers do that in ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:02:17 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880822 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l97731551.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After sleeping extra Friday and Saturday to make up for lack of sleep in the hotel, & having today off, I am feeling better, back like my own self again. <BR> <BR> At the hotel I accomplished (besides staying warm) cooking a pkg of chicken leg quarters; a crockpot of smoked turkey wings and kale; and homemade crockpot chili. I had some chili today and it was really good. I emptied my car and reorged the contents ... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:59:11 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719475347.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Thursday night and I'm enjoying a hotel room. The Soup Kitchen coordinated with & referred me to the Christian Mission, so this time the Mission is footing the bill for 2 nights in the room. I have used the Mission's pantry services regularly for the past couple years, and signed up for the Mission's transitional housing last fall, and have asked several times in the past about their employment program / jo... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:39:19 EST Preparing for Winter Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1592432409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got an icescraper at Walmart in the early afternoon, as mine had somehow broken in the past year during non-winter weather. They had ONE left, and I got it. The packaging, bar code, and price were missing so I had to ask first, but it was only $2. Worth it. <BR> <BR> While I was there I looked over their clearance shoes and found off-brand men's tennis shoes, brownish-gray suedish-looking, (never... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:46:51 EST Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2003967110.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l483134541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622761799.jpg"> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:17:39 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596186952.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Heard on KLOVE this morning a great idea to "Take the day back!". This for those who hate or dread Valentine's day for many different reasons. The radio personalities said, "It doesn't have to be about romantic love - share God's love!" <BR> <BR> I have never hated Valentine's Day, but certainly wasn't planning on celebrating it tomorrow except with love scriptures on SP and FB as I've been doing. However, I ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:51:37 EST Perfect Advice for Me from Dave Ramsey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874098 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90686432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm going to make a list. If I had an apt, I'd make a collage / vision board. <BR> <BR> In addition to oversleeping Sun morn, and sleeping 11 hours Mon night, on Tues I had a nap after work and then slept 10 hours. <BR> <BR> This morning when I woke I was fully awake. This is a blessing as compared to yesterday morning when I kept going back under after sleeping 11 hours, and felt like I could have slept days.... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:46:29 EST Animal Valentines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873403 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l338435284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1566405274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l813537086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522816075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999921461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1321896486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:04:01 EST New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872661 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653588886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to the Soup Kitchen Thurs & Fri, the only 2 days I could go last week, b/c of working lunch rush at McDs. Even tho it was slim pickings those 2 days in the grocery line after lunch, I still managed to get a few free grocery items. One day they put pork in the spaghetti's meat sauce, so I ate afterwards out of my car. I didn't need the pasta carbs & gluten, anyway. <BR> <BR> Sat after work at McDs, and ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 16:48:35 EST Joel 2:23-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870147 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1990593030.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In context, Joel 2:15 - 27, NIV: <BR> Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, LORD.... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 15:10:49 EST