CONNIEDETHOMAS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CONNIEDETHOMAS CONNIEDETHOMAS'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/ What a Headache....Computer problems already... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834996 I spent over 2 hours with a tech support. <BR> He finally took my computer back to factory <BR> level. I went to work while it finished doing <BR> all the updating. When I came back home it <BR> would only hookup to the internet "limited" <BR> Never heard of it. I just got off of a 1 1 /2 session <BR> with a Frontier tech. He not only got it running.. <BR> which took forever. But he looked through the <BR> computer and did a few things with it. He also <BR> checked and found we were p... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:48:59 EST I so dislike feeling bitchy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834432 I really don't like feeling bitchy. <BR> I just checked our checking account.... <BR> $11. is in it. That is crazy. When I started <BR> looking I was shocked to see how often Bob <BR> has been eating out. We have talked MANY <BR> times about his not doing this. It cost a <BR> fortune and adds up fast. Not to mention <BR> how bad it is. He used to eat out once a <BR> week, now its almost every day he works. <BR> The problem is .... <BR> All his coworkers do fast food. 90% of thos... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:58:30 EST First blog on the replacement computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833499 I have a bad headache. <BR> I am dealing with depression. <BR> I have been for days, its missing those <BR> annoying kittens...lol. I am sleeping better. <BR> Ok here is an update. With this headache I <BR> had to go back and see what I had written last. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday when I woke up I had no desire to do <BR> anything. I was talking myself out of going to <BR> church and PURR work day. This was before <BR> Bob got home. Finally I just gave up and went <BR> to the tub for ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:50:08 EST Feeling half human. Sleep helped...just need more of it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831833 I found myself waking up every few hours last night. <BR> My mind is still to attuned to listening for those kittens. <BR> Its going to take a few days to get passed that. I carried <BR> out the cage this morning. Fresh food and broke out the <BR> ice from the dish. With the temp being so low I will have <BR> to keep replacing the ice with warm water. I still have a <BR> closet to deal with...but that is for another week. <BR> <BR> My body is still a big ache. I am retaining water...... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:16:57 EST I am so tired... I should have known better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831163 As I type this and look at the clock...its 1:45 am. <BR> So much for sleeping. Let me star this blog at the <BR> beginning of yesterday.... <BR> The kittens would not sleep...meowing up a storm. <BR> I could not ignore them for fear of the neighbors <BR> hearing them. So I was able to sleep about an hour <BR> and it was broken. I decided not to wait for Bob <BR> and started working on the closet. After the last <BR> big box was moved...I had a surprise. Mama Cat <BR> was sitting there.... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:41:29 EST PURR WV printed my store about that cats...I just caught Mama Cat 9:43am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830715 This is Purrcy's Litter box newsletter. <BR> They printed my story. <BR> <link>http:go.rm0004.net/track/y.asp? did=70&sb_id=34600098&aid=42022 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was up most of the night last night. <BR> Little Abraham now meows wanting to <BR> be held. I don't want him waking up the <BR> neighbors. At 3am I turned on a video <BR> to cover the noise. Now its 9am and the <BR> little beauty's are sound asleep. AHHH!!! <BR> <BR> Today we are completely emptying out <BR> the... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:24:45 EST Accomplished a lot yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830217 Yesterday was such a busy day for me. <BR> I was worried about Mama Cat. I just <BR> couldn't get her off my mind. If you <BR> read yesterdays blog you would know <BR> that I moved boxes out of the closet she <BR> is in. I was so happy when I moved a <BR> big tote and found her sitting behind <BR> it looking at me. She looked so tame. <BR> I knew better. It didn't take her long <BR> to move to the top of a pile of boxes. <BR> When I saw her setting there I knew <BR> that she could se... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:10:38 EST Working hard to handle stress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829565 I am typing this and crying. <BR> I haven't heard from movement from Mama Cat <BR> in 2 days. I am thinking something may have <BR> fallen on her and killed her. I set up the trap in <BR> the one doorway and blocked the rest of it. Beside <BR> the trap is the kittens cage. I covered both to block <BR> out the room. The littlest kitten cries out for her <BR> every so often. I know that does not mean she is <BR> near. When she is close to them...they don't <BR> make a sound and just... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:38:14 EST First Christmas party over...I was in Control! Also Today I have Reached January 1st. GOAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828965 The one thing that is surprising.... <BR> during all this STRESS and feeling <BR> like everything is so out of my <BR> control. My strength on what I eat <BR> and the amounts I eat is in my control. <BR> How that can be ...is beyond my <BR> control. ..I believe that God is showing <BR> me that I do have control in some <BR> areas of my life. And for the other <BR> areas. I need to continue to lean on <BR> him. That is what I have been doing <BR> all during this crazyness. Even <BR> w... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 07:17:37 EST Lost 4 Pounds! All Stress! 55 Total Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828525 This is my second writing of this blog. <BR> I am back to my phone. Computer <BR> has a virus. ..4 days out old the box. <BR> Getting the run a round. I am calling <BR> Monday its going back. I give up on <BR> computers. I will dip without one. <BR> The think I enjoy the most is the <BR> photos. ... is what I will miss! I <BR> won't subject myself to any meet <BR> stress. I won't go into it now because <BR> I will gay all worked up and stressed <BR> pour again. If I do that I wo... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 09:16:40 EST UPDATE on Mama Cat and kittens....and my Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827938 Update....I woke at 4:30 to kittens <BR> meowing....I came out and heard a <BR> noise in the corner of my living room. <BR> I went to make coffee and noticed the <BR> door to the closet facing the kitchen <BR> was open a bit. I had no idea it would <BR> ust push open. I found that out when I <BR> closed it and pulled on the handle. <BR> The noise has to be Mama Cat. I have <BR> no doubt she is now loose in my apartment. <BR> Under the couch....or should I say....up <BR> in my couch.... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:22:23 EST Caught Mama Cat and the last kitten. But oh the DRAMA!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827723 The situations I get myself into.... <BR> I finally caught mama cat and the last kitten. <BR> Mama is WILD! <BR> (I MADE A BIG MISTAKE!!!) <BR> Where the Hell was my Brain! <BR> It never occurred to me to just let her and <BR> the last kitten stay in this trap. <BR> <BR> I was transferring Mama Cat to the cage <BR> thinking she would be calmer with her <BR> two missing kittens. She was in the cage. <BR> When the little kitten moved to enter she <BR> made a noise crawling... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:30:58 EST Was woke up at 5am by my husband holding a kitten... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827543 I was woke up by my husband placing a kitten on my pillow. <BR> He just had to share the cuteness. Sounds cute doesn't it.... <BR> Well I am a terrible sleeper. If I have one night of good <BR> sleep a month ...I am happy. Well last night was that night. <BR> I didn't get to sleep till 2 am....sounds bad but I slept sound. <BR> He knows how much trouble I have sleeping and still he <BR> wakes me. He just couldn't keep all that cuteness to himself. <BR> Ahhhh! I see that cuteness everyd... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:51:07 EST New computer is like living in a land where one does NOT speak the language http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826944 Yea to having a new computer. <BR> Headache due to having a new computer. <BR> It has a touch screen that I highly dislike. <BR> I so miss just turning it on and one click <BR> and I am on my home page. I have yet to <BR> figure out how to do this. I figure in a week <BR> or two I will know my way around on here. <BR> But till then...If you hear a lady screaming <BR> and cant figure out where she is....its me. <BR> <BR> It took me forever but I figured out how to <BR> upload photos that I... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:09:57 EST Happy Turkey Day! Lost 1/2 Pound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823711 What a great way to start Thanksgiving day! <BR> 1/2 pound off!!! I was careful yesterday and ate program. For dinner I made homemade pizza. I ate three pieces (there wad four made for me.) So my leaving the one uneaten was a huge success. I planned to only eat two and have the other two the next day. This is why I never make extra. The pizza was made healthy. I made half of a round pizza pan for me. On it was... <BR> 1c onions <BR> 1c mushrooms <BR> 1 <BR> C green peppers <BR> 2 ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:21:47 EST This weekend was a busy one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822821 Saturday at the craft show was good. As promised I was given the best table. When one entered the building they saw me first. They had to turn left or right down the hallways to see the crafts. It was nice. They came around offering drinks and bathroom breaks. A few parents commented that they wish they knew face painting was going to be there...They would have brought their children. <BR> <BR> The craft show was over at 3pm. So I went to the adoption event I usually participate in... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:53:08 EST Lost a day this week...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820358 As I sat watching a show on the computer.... <BR> Bob texts me with what his pay is going to be. <BR> He always finds out the day before payday. <BR> This sent me scrambling....lol We only find <BR> this out on Thursdays. I thought today was <BR> Wednesday. Thank you Lord for having him <BR> text me. It was 5:30. I needed to be at the <BR> church getting everything organize for the <BR> monthly pastors meeting tonight. My church <BR> was hosting it this month. So off I go ASAP... <B... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:27:31 EST So very cold outside...15 degrees. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819396 I was so not looking forward to this cold weather. I am thinking of bundling up and walking to the park. I have to walk to the church anyway so why not get a walk in too. I will have to do lots of layers...I dont have a heavy winter coat. But a turtle next, sweat shirt, sweater then my coat will do. The coat is more of a wrap...so I could put 16 layers under it and to would fit. I have to find something for gloves. Should be interesting. I just found the spark coach appears and I an ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:05:02 EST Lost 50 pounds!!! Good News in Different Areas.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818841 YEA!!!! 50 off !!! <BR> Such a big deal! So happy. <BR> I felt like I was losing and I was. <BR> <BR> My brother is not only out of ICU... <BR> He is HOME!!! He had such good <BR> care in UPMC in Pittsburgh. Two <BR> day in there made all the difference. <BR> The prayers were wonderful. Thank <BR> you so very much for praying for him. <BR> <BR> I had a nice surprise Saturday while <BR> I was at the craft/vendor show. I was <BR> approached by a lady. She was at a <BR> table beside us... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:52:33 EST So much has been going on. With all this crazyness and I still lost a pound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818189 Yea!!!!! 1 pound off!!!! <BR> <BR> First .... <BR> My brother has been quite sick. <BR> He went to the ER on Wed and was admitted. <BR> Bleeding ulcers. He has 3 units of blood by <BR> Saturday and was just getting sicker. He <BR> changed hospitals into a Pittsburgh UPMC. <BR> Straight into ICU. They aren't giving him <BR> any more blood. He has fluid in his stomach <BR> and they don't know what it is. They are doing <BR> lots of test today. He also has kidney stones. <BR> He is in t... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:00:03 EST Such a pretty day...Tomorrow will be so different. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815022 I ended up so sore yesterday that I <BR> accomplished nothing. My hard work <BR> at the shelter. ...made my body ache. <BR> it was all the upper body from washing <BR> all those litter boxes. I washed over <BR> 100 of them. So arms, shoulders, wrist, <BR> Fingers and back were killing me. <BR> <BR> This morning after laying in one very <BR> hot bathtub. ..I felt almost human. <BR> I am so glad I had the weather report <BR> so wrong yesterday. I was thinking <BR> the bad weather was... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:56:55 EST Sore from the work day at the cat shelter yesterday... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814133 Yesterday was a busy day .... <BR> Was up early to pick Bob up from work. <BR> He is getting a cold. Lord give me strength. <BR> (he is a big baby when he is sick) He wanted me <BR> to feel his forehead while he was driving home. <BR> To see if he was running a fever. Really..... <BR> my hands are cold anything I touch will feel <BR> warm. Yes I am rolling my eyes....I am not <BR> looking forward to the next two weeks. <BR> He looked just fine to me.... So I went to church <BR> al... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:14:44 EST Goodies everywhere...and I had NONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813238 My planning paid off today. <BR> Was up at 4am. Went straight into a bath <BR> of HOT water. I even had my fist big mug <BR> of coffee while I was soaking...thanks to Bob. <BR> I had a nice breakfast of ... <BR> Boiled eggs and English muffins. <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 whole 100% Wheat English muffin. <BR> 2 tsp. margarine <BR> 3 mugs of coffee <BR> 1c skim milk <BR> <BR> I took Bob to work and went to Walmart. <BR> I needed to pick up plastic wrap for the <BR> raffle basket I was making for PU... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 19:09:39 EST Ole Arthur is back with a friend Sore Muscles...Was so worth it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812422 I am now paying for that double walk to the park <BR> yesterday and swinging on the swings each time. <BR> The first walk I not only walked to the park... <BR> I walked passed it....going to the train track. I <BR> must be good two tenths of a mile more. It felt <BR> good to do that. Both times when walking to the <BR> park ....I walked with ease and a quick stride. It <BR> felt so good to walk so fast and even when I was <BR> breathing deeper ...it all felt good. Walking home <BR> was ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 08:08:26 EST Feels so Good to know I can eat within my limits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811903 I am so glad I figured out how to eat within the <BR> limits that were set. Dividing up my totals into <BR> three meals works so much better for me. My <BR> eating the larger meals is helping me feel full <BR> and satisfied. I am giving myself a thumbs up! <BR> <BR> Another dreary day today. It must have rained <BR> last night ....due to all the puddles of water. <BR> Today I plan to move the kitty's food and water <BR> dishes a good six feet closer to my building. I <BR> don't want t... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:18:44 EST Dreary Fall Day....My meals are all planned...Yea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811232 Ok Todays meal planning was just a bit easier... <BR> Due to me taking the daily totals and dividing <BR> them into 3 meals. Now my meals are larger. <BR> I even have an apple later planed as a snack. <BR> <BR> Breakfast...eggs with toast and coffee <BR> 2 boiled eggs <BR> 2 12 grain wheat bread <BR> 1 tsp. margarine <BR> 3 large mugs coffee <BR> <BR> Lunch ...Tuna salad on rye with beets <BR> mirical whip lite <BR> green peppers <BR> 2 slices rye bread <BR> beets <BR> <BR> Dinner...pot ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:52:53 EST I am feeling positive....also.I found a Momma Cat and kittens ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810667 I was just feeling ok and not in the OK great way... <BR> but the ok is a kind of down way. <BR> So I poured myself a large mug of coffee and went <BR> straight to Spark Coach. So glad I did. I needed to <BR> hear of the small goals that needed to be set my me. <BR> Reachable ones....easier ones. So what are they? <BR> <BR> 1st.... Get on Spark Coach every day. <BR> 2nd...Blog every day. <BR> <BR> That is it. I wanted to write many more. But that is <BR> not what this lesson is abo... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:35:04 EST Reset my Sparkcoach back to the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809734 I have been thinking a lot and decided I needed to <BR> get back to basics. Starting at the beginning with <BR> the Sparkcoach to me was the right thing to do. <BR> So today is day one of my restart. <BR> <BR> Today I will be... <BR> - taking our PT Cruiser to the garage to have the <BR> front realigned. I will be taking my notebook <BR> along with a good book to kill the time. <BR> -I will be grocery shopping after that. I need a lot <BR> of healthy food. I also want to... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:06:59 EST Pulled my back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808582 I have no idea how I did it... <BR> I pulled my lower back on one side <BR> as I slept.... unreal. <BR> <BR> I sit here with a heating pad and Icy Hot <BR> on my lower back. This is what I get for <BR> putting off cleaning the church today. <BR> I should know better. This happens a lot. <BR> I have two days to clean and I put it off to <BR> the second day. Something always happens <BR> to making the cleaning harder. Usually for <BR> some reason I don't feel good the second day. <BR> <BR... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:05:07 EST Halloween Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808014 Happy Halloween Everyone! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361535315.jpg"> <BR> We had a booth set up at the community center in our <BR> little town. Handed out 200 treat bags <BR> and Hot Chocolate in an hour. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940757641.jpg"> <BR> Over 100 showed up at the church for our <BR> Halloween party called Light the Night <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2097791873.jpg"> <BR> We handed out... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:15:57 EST Update of the pass few days Oct. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806810 I have said a prayer that the computer will act normal so <BR> I can write my blog. It is the only thing I sign on for and I <BR> do it under my husbands sign on. Mine wont work anymore. <BR> <BR> I have had such a busy time. <BR> <BR> Saturday at the Adoption Event / Face Painting <BR> Yes I was busy and it was fun. I had a few that <BR> wanted done to match their costumes. They had <BR> a party that evening. We still have not heard from <BR> the store on what the registers brought... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:45:02 EST Adoption / Face Painting Event went Wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804643 I am beyond tired. <BR> We had three kitty's adopted today. <BR> The face painting brought in $72 cash. <BR> We don't know what was donated at the <BR> registers yet. The cash donations that <BR> were given at the information table <BR> PURR WV set up was $110. So a good <BR> day for the cat shelter. Can't wait to <BR> hear what the registers did. <BR> <BR> Well I'm home and as usual. ... <BR> very tired from the event. <BR> Going to bed and its.. 6:45. <BR> <BR> Love and blessings... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:39:58 EST Cold and dreary day in WV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803875 Typical dreary fall day outside. It has been all week. <BR> I walked to the park and sadly noticed all the picnic <BR> tables under the pavilion were removed for winter. <BR> So I sat on a swing and read a book I brought along <BR> with me. <BR> <BR> I saw that PURR WV was advertising my face painting <BR> I will be doing for them Saturday at the adoption event <BR> at Pet Supplies Plus store. Here are the two ads.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61785057.jpg">... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:15 EST Coat Ministry went well yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801988 The sorting of the coats went well yesterday. <BR> Over 300 coats were sorted and matched to <BR> the children's names who needed them. We <BR> had the list of the schools, then the list was <BR> broken down into classrooms....then the <BR> children's names. Everything was packed <BR> into garbage bags with stickers of the children's <BR> names on each coat. Each bag was tagged with <BR> the school and teachers room. I was so impressed <BR> with how organized it was and how smoothly i... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:51:01 EST Another day Face painting at an Adoption Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801195 Had a busy day Sunday. <BR> After church I had to go to an Adoption event. <BR> Here are some photos. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2024376837.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l850496060.jpg"> <BR> The face painting was a huge hit. <BR> I wasn't sure how the store would feel about it. <BR> The manager knows me from all the adoption events. <BR> She was also the manager there when I brought the <BR> hotdogs for all the employees when my... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:25:40 EST Oct 18th...Happy Birthday to Me! Had a busy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800713 I was so busy yesterday. <BR> I was up early and took Bob to work. <BR> I needed the car to get a lot of running done. <BR> I went to Walmart ..picked up a Boston cream pie <BR> for Church tomorrow. I signed up to bring the treat. <BR> I picked up strawberries, seedless grapes and black berries <BR> to make a fruit mix for a post luck dinner last night. <BR> I had to pack up the PT Cruiser for the fundraiser I was <BR> going to for PURR WV. So a table,2 chairs, Indian corn <BR> decora... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:18:50 EST Another Amazing Weight Loss!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799116 <em>9</em> m <em>9</em> m <em>9</em> <BR> I hopped on my doctors scale to show my husband my weight loss. <BR> I always put the weight at what I had weighed last. Yesterday I <BR> weighed 289 and was thrilled to be there. Low and behold I get <BR> on the scale and it goes down. I lost another 2 pounds. WOW!!! <BR> 48OFF! My body must be ready to fall off me right now. This <BR> makes a loss of 7 pounds since October 9th. That only a week. <BR> I have been eating. The only thi... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:01:09 EST Life is Amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798592 On October 9th I went to a "Walk to Emmaus" <BR> October 12th in the evening I returned home. <BR> <BR> 294 is what I weighted the day I left. <BR> 293,5 the morning after I returned home. <BR> 289 is my weight today October 15th. <BR> <BR> I can't take the credit for any of this loss. <BR> At the Walk to Emmaus all food was prepared <BR> for us and presented with great joy. Here is <BR> just one example of a day of food. <BR> <BR> **Awaken just a day is breaking... <BR> Given coffee/... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:21:20 EST I need PRAYER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794541 I need prayer and direction big time. <BR> I have been praying for direction and calmness. <BR> My stress level is off the chart. <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard of <BR> The walk to Emmaus? <BR> It is a 72 short course in Christianity. <BR> Comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy <BR> on the themes of God's grace. <BR> Disciplines of Christian discipleship, <BR> and what it means to be the church. <BR> The course is wrapped around prayer <BR> and meditation, special times of wor... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:44:14 EST The Church Rummage/Hotdog/Bake Sale if Going Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792271 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l949593399.jpg"> <BR> The sale is going great. I raised $55 so far for the PURR WV <BR> cat shelter. I raised the Indian corn and did them up with bows. <BR> I'm tired. Woke up at 4am. It's just after 1pm. I sure hope the <BR> next 2 hours go fast! This is a short one today. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 13:11:41 EST Sadly I lost a classmate today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791419 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1750239762.jpg"> <BR> A classmate of mine died today. Pancreatic cancer. He was only 55. <BR> I just chatted to him three days ago on Facebook. He seemed like his <BR> old self. Joking around and upbeat. They had a big fundraiser just <BR> last month for him back home. A spaghetti dinner. A huge turnout. <BR> I had told him I felt so bad by not getting back home for it. I found <BR> the he hadn't been able to go either. Emotionally... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:51:17 EST I had a heartwarming phone call last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790311 I have been working extra hard t his week at work. <BR> I am determined to make sure that no one can find <BR> anything wrong with how the church is cleaned. We <BR> are having a Hotdog/Bake/Rummage sale this Saturday <BR> at my church. When we have the public come in for <BR> anything I always do a deep cleaning of the church. <BR> People always tend to wonder about at these events. <BR> Any room they may go into will be clean. It can only <BR> reflect positively back on the church. S... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:00:37 EST My To-Do list at work went on forever. I accomplished that and MORE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789652 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Yesterday my list of things to do went on forever. <BR> I just didn't think about it. I just started in on what <BR> needed done. I bought some really great new ear buds. <BR> It helped to have good music to listen to as I cleaned. <BR> I did everything on the following list... <BR> 8 sets of downstairs windows were washed <BR> Sanctuary <BR> Narthrax <BR> Nursery Room <BR> Hospitality Room <BR> School Room <BR> Office <B... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:18:27 EST Busy day planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786699 Lots to do today. <BR> <BR> Cleaning at the church. <BR> Whole upstairs to do. <BR> Here is my list.... <BR> <BR> Sanctuary...Deep dusting, all woodwork+pews+window sills, <BR> wiping between the pew pads and back corners. <BR> trash removal, general straightening and <BR> vacuuming. <BR> Narthrax...(sp?) Clean glass doors, deep dusting, trash <BR> removal, vacuuming steps and hallway. Swe... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:14:05 EST Monday....The start to another week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784544 I tried to add a video to the blog today from my phone. <BR> Didn't work. I went for my walk yesterday. Nice bright <BR> sunny day. Once I was at the park everything changed. <BR> A big storm hit. Wind from all directions. I stood in the <BR> center of the pavilion and still got wet. It was such a bad <BR> one my husband called me. He came to get me. Drove <BR> across the grass right into the pavilion to pick me up. <BR> The storm was a short but bad one. Lightening right <BR> abo... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:22:59 EST Sunday...Speaking in from of the church today...Lost 2 pounds TOTAL 45 off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783878 The monthly meeting of all the pastors that I attend was <BR> on Thursday night. I went with Pastor Brad and Deb his wife. <BR> Today I have to give an account on what was discussed <BR> in front of everyone. Last month they handed out a <BR> paper with the dates and what was going on, which made <BR> recording it easier. This month they didn't, which made <BR> it much harder. I will probable speak up at the next one <BR> and let them know we need that paper to make sure we <BR> get everyt... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:03 EST New Computer Hel... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783211 <em>198</em> I never want to have a day like this again. <BR> I feel like my blood pressure is through the roof. NO I don't <BR> have blood pressure problems. Just STRESS ALL DAY! <BR> <BR> Opened the box at 10 am. <BR> Spent over an hour on the phone with my internet company. <BR> We could no get the wireless to hook up. We were to the point <BR> of sending me a new modem. Then all of it hooked up. Why? <BR> How? Who knows. Very strange. <BR> <BR> Next problem is the security I ha... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:19:37 EST What happens when Red light food is brought into my home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781519 <em>198</em> I know better.. .I really do. <BR> In the back of my mind I remember thinking... <BR> don't buy this...its trouble. I so should have <BR> listened. I bought not the regular size box, <BR> But the big one of Nutty Bars. My church has <BR> a back pack program for kids. I bought this <BR> intending to donate it. I should have stopped <BR> in and dropped it off before going home with <BR> the groceries. No I bought it home. I ended <BR> up eating the whole box. My body ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:25:41 EST Sore....but so Proud of why...Volunteering. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780315 Oh how I love working on my blog... <BR> and it gets lost because of a phone <BR> call. My fault....I hit the back button <BR> to many times.... so here I go again. <BR> <BR> What an interesting day Sunday was. <BR> The sermon hit me right between the <BR> eyes. God knew just what I needed to <BR> hear. It was all about forgiveness. <BR> How God forgives us over and over, <BR> and how we are to forgive other's who <BR> hurt us. Much easier said than done. <BR> I have been strugglin... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:17:18 EST Fall Day in WV. Lost 1 Pound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779551 I'm very happy to have lost a pound this week. <BR> Bob lost 1.5 pounds. He has to get used to <BR> looking smaller amounts. He has been loosing <BR> large ones each week. Its hard when you feel <BR> like you lost five...and the scale says...no. <BR> He is learning to measure success other ways. <BR> It is such a good feeling to have the scale going <BR> in the right direction. ....DOWN!! Today will <BR> be a busy day. Work days at the cat shelter <BR> always are. We never know wha... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:51:24 EST