Full House, Full Heart...Full Tummy...
My kids have all moved back home - My eldest DD and her 2 kids, my DGD and DGS, have been here, but now there is my younger DD and DSIL, and my DS and DDIL and THEIR baby girl. I'm delighted, to say the least - not that I see much of them, worki... Read more
Counting down, not calories...
I have been very lax, not tracking my calories, but I have tried at least to eat responsibly, with occasional forays into chocolate... ... Read more
How We Influence Others
I was chatting online with one of my Peruvian "sons" Dany (above at his mom's house in Iquitos, Peru) who is presently a missionary in Colombia. I'm going through some stuff here, and he wanted to encourage and comfort me. "Mom, I'll tell you, I... Read more
Prepare the Way!
Well, Foreman and family have been gone 2 weeks...I miss them! But today I went and had my taxes done, and am delighted that my return will be enough to pay my airfare to Peru this summer! Of course, I still need to raise funds for other parts o... Read more
Reflections before saying Good-Bye...
Today is Foreman's last day, so I stayed home from school (I'll go to my evening job because he'll be out preaching anyway). He has made some contacts that he didn't have before, networking through people I have known - my friend Sonia's daughte... Read more
I've posted the pictures from Maryland and NYC as well.
After we left Philly on Mon the 18th, we drove to Maryland where my sister Leigh lives (Pasadena). Not as difficult to find as our destination in Philly! We spent the night, and Fore + e... Read more
Phun in Philly
Well, BEING there was all right, but getting to our destination within the city was not a pleasant experience!On the 15th, I drove Foreman and family to Philly where he was reunited with a Peruvian pastor of a church there, Percy Torrejon - whom... Read more
ONEderland again at last...
It's frustrating, to have reached 180 and then crept back up over 200. But okay, I'm finally dipping back into the hundreds, and if I lay hold of the grace and practice what I have learned, and work at breaking bad habits and building good ones,... Read more
A step back, but worth it...?
Sunday we'd gone to a church in Naples (NY!) pastored by a Peruvian. God's divine appointments: a Puerto Rican sister introduced Foreman to a Chilean brother who worked for a couple who belonged to this church pastored by Ps Humberto.Humberto c... Read more
Fun with Foreman and Family
It's so delightful to have Foreman and Yeli here...and the baby too!
I had felt a little badly that here I'd brought them all this way, yet I hadn't had any time to arrange any speaking engagements or anything for Foreman to impart his vision... Read more
Calling things that are not as though they were
Foreman loves to tease me and lately, knowing I put some of the weight back on, he's called me "gringuita menos flaquita" (less thin). I told him that bugged me - and to start calling things that are not as though they were. I have to look that ... Read more
Holidays and Happiness
Okay, the holidays are over and now I'm working to regain the ground I lost from regaining the WEIGHT I lost. Had some special visits during the holidays- my high school buddies Vikki and Sue; DD Cass and SIL Brent. Afterwards, made a trip out t... Read more
I can't make excuses...stress or good food...I gotta get the eating under control. I COULD HAVE achieved goal by now. How frustrating! The good: I AM fairly consistent in exercise. And I HAVE increased the challenge to my muscles - for while I m... Read more
Foreman is coming!
My number one spiritual son from Peru is Foreman Varela - those of you who've read my blogs have already heard plenty about him! THIS time he'll be accompanied by wife Yeli and baby Emanuel (1 1/2 year old)
I've put back a "few" pounds over th... Read more
Even Spiritual Warriors need training, and I feel as though I'm going through a real breaking. Stress at the home front because of my husband's illness and apathy and my general unhappiness with the status quo has stirred up the emotional eating... Read more