And the cartilage at the joint is pretty far gone. I was given a prescription for a stronger NSAID, which I started today (will watch for adverse effects). And MondayI'll go in for a "guided injection" - make sure the stuff arrives at the joint!... Read more
I had gotten down to my lowest since Sparking back in 2008. But early in 2009 I hurt my back a bit and then it traveled to my neck from poor posture - I went for physical therapy, which helped me considerably. But for a long while I couldn't do ... Read more
No, not Alka-Seltzer (for those who remember Speedy, "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz...")
After the previous days' concern, and still not getting through to my fiance's home in Pucallpa yesterday afternoon (he would be at work, but his elderly parents... Read more
Yesterday afternoon I called my "honey." His mom answered the phone and said he and his brother were involved with moving the washing machine. This is a gift Josue, Levi's son (my "bonus" son) got for her some months ago, but they have not been ... Read more
John 13: 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
And it's not just "warm fuzzies." It's DOING love... Read more
She's 10 and some, and started taking clarinet this school year. So, it's been 3 months since she started, and she practiced and practiced, and now she can play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! So, of course, I have to share....
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I was doing my Sparking, which included checking out a couple of daily Spark blogs, and found this one on grieving. It made me consider my own times of grief.
I had my first child in 1975. The pregnancy was normal and happy. But during labo... Read more
It's been a long time since I've been at 210 and stayed there. While I've had a lot of fluctuation, it seems that the tendency is once again downward. I have picked up the pace on my stationary bike, and added strength exercises with weights 2-3... Read more
I joined the adult choir at the school where I work, and our concert is scheduled for Dec. 11th. We're to wear black, red, white, or any combination thereof...but NO PANTS. I thought, great, I know I have a black skirt. But when I went looking f... Read more
I usually read more than one chapter at a time, but this one made me pause and think. God asked - no, TOLD Jonah to do something, and he purposefully disobeyed, heading in the opposite direction. His disobedience not only brought c... Read more
I was reading in Obadiah today - just a one-chapter book. Verse 15 says, "The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head."
It brings to mi... Read more
Mornings are my best time to work on my ceramics. So of course my work days are out of the question. Then Saturday I was also out and about. However, I got another order - wanted in time for Christmas of course. I usually tell people who ask for... Read more
This semester I'm working in a computer lab. With my arthritic knees and hip I can't do a lot of standing or walking around, but it doesn't help to be seated all day either. Thanks to Spark I found ways to avoid stiffness and burn a few calories... Read more
This school year is a bit harder than the last. Not that my assignment is harder. They just changed the hours - I have to be there at 7 instead of last term's 8. The hour doesn't bother me. I'm a morning person. I get up at 5 so I can do my work... Read more
It's after Thanksgiving. Now begins the "Christmas season." I have never been very materialistic, and even less so once I became a Christian. And I abhor the god of consumerism, the spirit of covetousness that is indulged at this time of year.
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