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Pain free and the congestion is gone...still can't hear...

Love your kids !

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2/21/15 9:03 A

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Leisa - LOVE that quote! So appropriate.

Joyce - praying for speedy healing and pain relief!

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Joyce so sorry about your ear! I have a friend that came close to that, she had high fever for 4 or 5 days. Hope you do well this weekend. Hugs.

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Tina---Your comment about the kids being home and driving you batty gave me a big smile. emoticon I saw a pin the other day that gave the definition of a snow day. It said a snow day is 1. a reminder to teachers that God still loves them, and 2. a reminder to parents that teachers are greatly underpaid! emoticon



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emoticon Gave in to the little beasties....and they broke my ear drum....that is a quick way to get anti-biotics but now I CANNOT hear to answer the phone!
Unfortunately, they will still find a way to use me at work!

Sleeping a lot...not on fb or here...just don't have that much energy and
do have work scheduled for Sat & Sunday.

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Oh my, I have been praying for everyone up North and in the Northeast. We here in Texas have had a relatively mild winter, but are looking forward to some freezing rain early next week.
No progress here on the scales either. Too many,stresses with schedule changes and watching my granddaughter 3 days a week while her other grandmother recovers from gallbladder surgery. She should be able to watch her next week.

My GD spent the night and did not sleep well because she was scared in the dark, and leaving the light on would wake her up. I am not young anymore. Going to be 60 on April 29, and it scares me.
Have a blessed day!

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2/20/15 8:55 A

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Stay safe out there, Karri! I am not seeing much movement on the scale either. It did go down a few, but now it's back up. :P Too much stress eating.

It's -12* here this morning - that's NEGATIVE 12!! No school again. The kids are driving my batty - too much togetherness so LOTS of bickering going on. It's going to be a loooonnnng day.



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Wow at this weather! It is 13 degrees right now, but bright and sunshine-y. The trees are still covered in ice and are all glittery. So glad the roads are mostly good, I need to go grocery shopping!
Yesterday was 50 days into the new year and I've lost no weight, no inches, nada. I haven't been keeping a regular schedule and have given in to many cravings. I'm determined that the next 50 days will be different!

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2/19/15 12:40 A

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Thanks CROUCH... anD SUNFLOWER! Dh is always suggesting I cleand house as my mother did!!Hehe


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2/10/15 5:59 A

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Thanks, I'll check that out! And I will :)

My oldest now has a toothache, so off to the dentist we go! Hopefully it is just a loose tooth!

~ Karri
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Karri, HappyHooligans.ca is a website for crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners, but I think she has some good stuff your 7 year old might like. emoticon emoticon
Tell your daughter happy birthday from a spark friend.

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Of late it has been hard, what with all the cold, rainy weather. Right now I'm trying to do more crafts and stuff with my girls. My youngest is turning 7 this month and I'm trying to come up with crafts to do for her birthday. So far we're looking at foam crafts that come pre-cut in a box, easier clean up for Mama!

Looking into getting another larger size dog. I miss my Bear (half lab/chow mix, passed a few months ago). I've always had a big dog, so it is weird not having one. My therapist wants me to get a service dog (for my anxiety) I'm thinking that may be the way to go. Probably get a golden retriever or a yellow lab.

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Cathleen---My husband wishes I did cleaning when depressed! emoticon I do a lot of the same things Kerri mentioned. I like to get outside and walk if I can. I read a lot. I play mindless video games on my Kindle. I talk to my dog a lot. She is a great listener! emoticon

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Bring them on! emoticon

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emoticon I found a new blog...100 inspiring quotes from WOMEN
You'll be reading a lot of these! www.huffingtonpost.com/samantha-ettu
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100-quotes-from-100-extraordinary-woR>men_b_6483622.html


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THRIVE2DAY When I get depressed I try to do things that make me happy or that I enjoy, even if at the time it doesn't. I color, crochet, bake, draw or paint. I'm also on medication, which helps a lot once you find the right medication. I still get depressed sometimes, but usually now it is not as severe. I try not to isolate myself, as that usually makes me worse. My dog does help too, he's such a funny pup that he usually manages to make me at least smile if not laugh. Reading Romans 8 can help a little also, and there is a Psalm that I usually read, but I can't thing of it right now

Will be praying for you!

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what do you do to ovrcome deprssion? Prayer? sciptures? exercise? sunlight? Pet fur-bsbies? Cleaning?


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Is there any way to not be depressed!


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1/2/15 3:48 P

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I'm in GA too and it certainly is a dreary day!

We are having a fish fry for my DH's birthday tomorrow (his birthday was yesterday) and I want to get the house in order before my in-laws come over. Not too much, just the surfaces are covered with stuff from the holiday's and I want to get rid of the clutter!



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Rain, rain go away! emoticon It is another cold, dreary day here in Georgia. I have mixed feelings. On one hand I love the opportunity to curl up with a good book and a hot drink. But on the other hand I can feel the blues closing in on me on days like this.

I hope everyone is having a great start to 2015. I am trying to enjoy my last couple of days off before I return to work on Monday.

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emoticon Butterfly, good to see your emblem pop up again Friend! emoticon

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1/1/15 8:49 A

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I have the same problem and do not know the answer but I feel for you.

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That is awesome that you can do that! I'm a novice knitter and crocheter. I'd love to learn to sew and one of these days will take lessons. Tried to get my Aunt to show me, but she doesn't know how to teach, she just does it, lol.

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good morning!

I hope you had a fabulous day off Joyce!

My BIL and his family arrived and we've been enjoying time with them. We went to see the Hobbit movie Sat. and yesterday the guys went to do laser tag and the girls had lunch and hit the craft store. My SIL (Kathy) is giving my daughter (Catie) sewing lessons as she started making her some clothes for her new American Girl doll. Catie got to hem the pj's and put in the elastic waist. She also learned the blanket stitch to help on the Bible cover Kathy made for my MIL. I'm going to have to take some lessons to keep up with her. emoticon I can sew on a button and fix a ripped seam but that's about it. Not much sewing since middle school Home Economics for me unfortunately. I have done counted cross stitch and did enjoy that BC (before children). Now that I have some free time with the kids in school I could take up a new craft. I'm thinking of investing in a sewing machine now that Catie is interested too. Anyway, that's what's going on here. How was your holiday?

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emoticon Finally got to the Day off...and am doing NOTHING!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 I hope your Mom as a speedy recovery! I hope things turn out great with the book you are going through.

I'm going to restart Flylady.com and try not to overload myself with stuff to do!

I've set some new goals to help me toward a healthier me. A while back my friend sent me a centrifuge juicer, but it wasted so much (and it broke after 2 months!)! My friend has a juicer that is amazing and wastes nothing, and they have had for over a year now. I've been wanting one for a while, and DH finally let me buy one... it should be here Monday! I'm so excited!

~ Karri
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Joyce - i hope you get a day off soon!

I hope everyone was able to have a wonderful Christmas celebration. The family is busy playing all the new Wii games while I take a break to check into Spark. I've already started some clean up but lots more to do. Good thing it is trash/recycle day. ;)

My BIL, SIL and nephew are coming in town from CA tonight and staying until Jan 1. My MIL had surgery on her foot Dec 1 so she is using a 4 wheeled walker (kind of like a scooter that props your leg up) and can't get around very well. They are staying with her and should be able to help her around the house a bit (a respite for hubby and me). We are very blessed that she lives 10 minutes down the road and we can help out so much.

I haven't been doing very in the will power department either. I'm going to give myself grace and recommit for the New Year. the new 5% challenge will start after the year begins too. I'm going to take the time now to meal plan, schedule exercise in my days, and come up with my goals and plans. I'm also going to do an organizing project for the year - working on 1 or 2 areas a month. I'm going to follow One Year to an Organized Life. I've started it before, but with illness and my FIL passing away I got behind and just gave up. i really need to get control of things - my eating, my house, my spiritual life (be more consistant with quiet time, prayer). I'm praying that all of you have a wonderful holiday and can look forward to the new year.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Working again today...
.So ready for a day off.... But people have provided LOTS of very good things to eat as in taste good NOT healthy....

Sigh. What happens to the will power when you get over tired??

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emoticon Trying to decide if I have time to make a blood donation this week......
Illness and car accidents happen over Christmas and they probably need my plasma...

emoticon scheduled! I am emoticon

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 I'm an serious introvert too. Makes it very hard to get out there and meet people.

ASOBFALLS, I wasn't feeling very Christmas-y either, till I put up the tree and did some gift wrapping with the kids. Their excitement over everything, plus the music I put on, kinda got me in the mood

We have a tradition on letting our girls (ages 8 and 6) go Christmas shopping for everyone at the Dollar Tree. Everything is a dollar, so it is not a huge strain on the budget, and everyone always gets a kick out of what the kids end up picking out for them. That's what we did this morning, and they take their shopping very seriously, must get a present for everyone! For example one Aunt got a megaphhone (old style, no batteries) and a wand last year for Christmas, and she just loved it, uses it in her classroom (she's a teacher).

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Winter is a time when I isolate way too much. I hate it that it gets dark so early. Those cloudy and or cold days don't help much either.

One barrier that I also have is I work night shif, but right now that is kinda necessary to build back up my savings after some illness and job hopping over the last 5 years.

What has helped me the most right now is making sure I do a couple things outside my home on my days off, like my support group, shopping, or making myself do something with a friend.

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I am not feeling 'Christmasy' at all. Struggling to get the browns out of my house and bring in some green and red.
But as a member of Episcopal church, this is Avent...the time of waiting and preparing.
Christmas will start of the evening of Dec 24th. Then I hope to find some awe and wonder at the birth of our Saviour

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Karri- Glad that you are feeling better. What a great idea! I do like to color with the kids too. I'll have to remember that the next time depression hits. I'm a stay at home mom too but my kids are all in school so I do get a break. I try to volunteer for different activities they have at school here and there to keep involved, but I do get overwhelmed. (yesterday was Santa Secret Shop) I'm a serious introvert so that doesn't help with isolating.

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Been out sick for over three weeks, but I think its been longer than that since I've posted on here... good to be back

Ravyna, I'm a stay at home mom so I don't have much choice but to be out with the kids a lot, but I still isolate in little ways. I try to stay as involved as possible and not 'check out'. I get the kids to do as many things on their own as they can. I've found that coloring really helps me, and have several 'grown-up' coloring books (mandalas and such) and I try to remember to color and the kids love to color with me. It really helps a lot, for me.

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That's a hard one for me too. I'd rather just crawl under the covers and not come out than deal with life when depression hits me. I am blessed in that my hubby respects my need for quiet/alone time while still encouraging me to participate with the family. It's a fine balance. My only suggestion is to try to be involved, at least a little bit, whatever you can manage. Take some time alone, but make an attempt when you feel up for it. You know your needs better than anyone. As always, I'll be lifting you up in prayer!

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Just getting accustomed to being back on the site. Lots has changed.
I have a question for you all: How do you deal with the urge to isolate yourself when you fall into depression? When I get down, I just want to be left alone. But I know it is not the best for me. Any suggestions?

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Good morning Ladies!

It's been a while since anyone has posted here so I just thought I'd try to get the ball rolling again. :D

It's been busy around here with the kids getting back in school and helping my MIL with various things. I'm looking forward to some down time today - if you can consider a day of laundry and cleaning down time! ;) At least the only time I need to leave the house is to return some books at the library a mile away. I do think I'll take our lab, Sadie, for a walk later.

Yesterday I went to the flea market/farmer's market and walked all around. Lunch was at a great Amish restaurant. I did get a huge spaghetti squash for $2 so I think I'm going to look up some recipes on SparkRecipes and find a good one. I've never made it before so it will be a learning experience.

I start the Fall 5% challenge tomorrow so I really need to get back into an exercise routine. emoticon It's so hard with the kids home to get a regular schedule down, but with them back in school it will be easier. I really need to watch my portion sizes and snacking too. emoticon

Well, I pray that you all are doing well. Stop by and drop a note letting us know how things are and if we can pray for you!

Blessings to you!
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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Lost 5 Pounds!!!
Thank you Lord! Thank you Sparkpeople!

What a nice start to taking off what I had gained these passed few months.
My Dad died in March this year. I was always so close to him. Even though
he was a state away in a really GOOD home. We stayed in touch. A few
years ago while at a Christmas party we found some quite time together.
He was sitting across from me. I took his hands and we talked. I was not
raised in a Christian household. We never attended church. I didn't start
going to church till my first 23 year marriage fell apart. I asked Dad if he
believed in God. I asked him if he believed Jesus died on the cross and
shed his blood so our sins could be forgiven. This is how this wonderful
conversation went. His answer was YES!!! It was such a special time for us.
My one sister saw what was going on and was giving me dirty looks. I didn't
care. This conversation was just to important. At Dads funeral...The pastor
who was speaking told us that he spoke to my Dad 5 days a week for the
passed 6 months. That my Dad really became interested in knowing about
God. Tears of Love for my Dad just over flowed. Well the loss of my Dad
bothered me more that I realized. I gained 17 pounds before I finally got a
hold on my eating. March to August. Well I now only have 12 to lose to
get to my lowest weight on Sparkpeople. This lowest is important because
I can move so much easier at that weight. To today I announce with pride
that I have 5 pounds off. Yea!!! This lady is doing the Happy Dance!!

ARMATTHAE- I worked midnight shift for 7 years. A trick I learned to sleeping
deeper and sounder during the day was to put heavy duty foil over my bedroom
windows. I used stick glue to get it to stick. It will lay flat enough that I was
able to open the window when I wanted to. The darkness with the window
fools the body into thinking it is night. It really works. Your neighbors may think
you are from Mars.....lol. But my sleeping better was more important worrying
about that.

Well I have a blog to get done before church.
Have a Safe and Wonderful Weekend Everyone.
God Bless to All!

Connie in West Virginia

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I am doing well. I seem to be doing well at my new job at an area hospital. After orienting to night shift for 3 nights now, I think I may get along better with the day shift staff. Unfortuneately, I need the extra pay that comes with working nights, as I spent most of my savings the 3 months I was unemployed.

BARBIE567, I am sorry to hear about your tight financial situation and how that is affecting the doctor(s) you are able to see. I hope things go well for your daughter if she moves to TN. I am currently living just outside of Nashville and wanted to let you know that TN is quite tech friendly. I have actually met some very nice gentlemen through online dating sites. I know you will miss her, but every little bird has to fly from the nest at some time.

Hope all is going well for everybody. I think I am going to celebrate Labor Day a little early, as I have some brats cooking right now.

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School around here started 2 weeks ago.
I don't stay up on the school things since my
daughter and son are both 35. No not twins.
Vicky is my natural daughter and Rob is my
son through marriage. The just happen to be
the same age. Both are out of state. Vicky lives
in Pittsburgh PA and Rob is in Raleigh NC.

I am now less stressed about tomorrow. I picked up
a study guide at the Christian Book Store.
How to Love Someone You Don't Like.
by Floyd McClung.
What a fantastic book. I have just finished the first
chapter and questions. Money so well spent!!!
I understand not liking crowds and loud noise. I would have
a migraine in no time. Add heat and I would be miserable.
Have a great weekend!
Connie from WV

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Hi Everyone,

I am sorry I haven't been here. My computer is giving me fits. Sometimes it works ok and other times all it does is freeze and I can't do anything.

I am doing ok. I still struggle with the depression but I am hanging in there.

My son and daughter have moved out and they are doing well. My youngest daughter is talking about moving out to Tennessee the end of Sept. I am not happy about it cause she is moving in with people she met on the internet. But if she does it I won't have any kids at home anymore.

I still don't like my psychiatrist but am pretty much stuck with him cause I can't get anywhere else because of money for gas in severely limited and I can walk to this one.

Hubby still doesn't have a job. Soooooo frustrating.

How is everyone else?

Vicky.

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Good morning!

I am so glad that things are looking better Connie! I will be praying for you as you head to church and have to see this woman again. God does work in wonderful ways. I do think He led you to the book store and to a message that you needed right now. He will work through this situation.

Hubby is taking our oldest 2 kiddos to the Cleveland Air Show today. It's just too much noise and big of a crowd for me. Carter is staying home with me as he doesn't like the noise either. We are going to go to the store and pick out outfits for the first day of school on Tuesday. Tomorrow we are having a family get together at my MIL's and plans for a quiet Labor Day. Maybe we'll go on a hike, weather permitting.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks to the Good Lord....my spirits are lifting daily.
I had a nice walk to the park. The pastors wife who is
a friend called. We talked while I enjoyed all the
beautiful scenery.

Tonight my husband helped me bagged the
stuffed cabbage I cooked last night. A large roaster
of filled to the top. Freshly picked food from
the garden. I also visited the local Christian Book
Store and picked up a few books. I do believe God
led me to the store ...due to the one book I found.
How to love someone that you don't like. That hit
the nail on the head. I have been struggling with this.
I know we aren't to hate others or should I say highly
dislike. I don't like the word hate. It's and ugly word.
I highly dislike a person and I don't want to be like that.
She just treats me so badly. We attend the same church.
I can't change the way she treats me. I can change the
way I react. God helped me walk away from an ugly
situation on Tuesday. It was my love for him that had me
act the way I did. I walked out. If I would have stayed I
would have said things a Good Christian shouldn't. So I left.
It took me 3 days to finally get my feelings under control.
With Gods help and it was with his help....They are under
control. I am nerviness about Sunday ...I will see her at
church. Its in Gods hands....and you don't get better that that.

I had a nice chat with my friend ....Debbie....the pastors wife.
It has been a few days. We talked about what happened. She
was there along with 9 other ladies. She has been dealing with
a lot to. What she has dealt with made mine seem like nothing.
Sadly they have been dealing with the suicide of a 31 year old.
I do believe God was putting things into prescriptive for me.

Thanks for the prayers. I will be praying for this group. I
pray for one that I started just about a year ago. I gave up
leadership to it a while back. It's Beautiful group of people.

God Bless you all!
Connie in West Virginia




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emoticon Connie!

Thanks for stopping in and introducing yourself. Now we know how we can start praying for you. I am sorry you are struggling right now. I'll be praying for you. Just know that God has you in His hand. He will uphold you and comfort you. He sees your struggles.

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I'm new to this group. So hello everyone.
I fight depression. No medical insurance so no meds.
I haven't had any for 2 years. Without the meds....its much harder.
I was doing ok till I have a lady from the ladies group at church
gave me an unexpected hard time. Everyone witnessed it.
I feel I responded well considering how upset and hurt I was.
I blogged about it the other day. The depression hit me hard.
That was two days ago and I am still struggling hard to put it
behind me. When I get depressed it seems guilt about everything
sets in. My husband was kind enough to let me vent over the
phone while he was at work that day. He was working a 36 hour
shift and was only 1/4 the way through it. I have cried many tears
and prayed a lot. I could not get through this or anything without
knowing that God loves me and will help me get through it. My
faith is strong. Thanks for listening.

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I will be relaxing the first part of this week and getting ready to start working nights. I have some meal preparation to do over the next few days, along with rearranging my schedule a bit as I just recently got what my night shift schedule will be for the next 6 weeks. Tuesday is a couple doctor's appoinments.

I am hoping to have my new insurance and prescription cards by then, as I can see that the care providers that will throw the biggest fit about me not having the card are part of the same organization that I am currently working for & I really need to get my prescriptions refilled. Been kind of scrimping on them to make it through until these appointments, as I didn't want to fill just a one month supply at a time when I can get a better deal on a 90 day supply with my new insurer.

Hope all is going well for you. Keep up the great work you are doing.

Blessings,
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Hello Ladies!

I just wanted to stop in and say "HI!"

I've been busy getting ready for school to start on Sept 2. Trying to pack in some more fun stuff before the end of summer. Next weekend is the Air Show up in Cleveland. Also, trying to fit in some home improvements. There is still the possibility of a move to NC (from OH) within the next year so we are trying to get this house ready to sell if needed. I would really appreciate prayers for this. We are content with whatever God has planned for us, we'd just like to know where He's going to place us. ;)

Well, I hope you all have a fabulous week!

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emoticon You are a dutiful daughter...some things are just out of your hands. Asking God to preserve this father until you are able to visit as that is what seems to be inyour heart.
May God's blessings of peace be with you this week.

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Hi Ladies,

I stayed home from church this morning cause my stomach is feeling nauseous.

I am slowly getting used to not seeing my son and daughter everyday. I still have one daughter, age 21 at home. She will probably be here for awhile since she is only working part time. I also have a daughter age 28 that lives in the apartment below us. So I am not totally alone and of course I have my hubby too. So far he is still not working. That is causing a lot of stress.

My mom and dad as well as my sisters and brother all live in PA and I haven't been able to get home to see them in over four years. Just don't have the money. I feel bad as my step dad is not doing well and I feel I should be there for my family. My niece made a comment about not visiting that made me feel bad. I feel guilty as it is.

I have to go to the dr. this week for a check up and I am sure she won't be happy. I feel my weight is up and I have not been eating right to keep my blood sugars under control.

I guess that is all the news for now.

Vicky


Joyce: I am so happy you were able to get your money back.


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emoticon Praise Be to God! RE my parking lot accident....The other man's insurance company took responsibility and agreed it was his fault...

.I will get back the $1000 deductible emoticon (which I put on a credit card emoticon )

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Hi Everyone,

I am sorry that all seem to have struggles and pain of some sort. I will pray for you all.

I slept in late which is normal for me on Saturdays. I am going to get myself together soon and go grocery shopping. We are major behind in rent so I would appreciate prayers that my husband would get a job soon and that some how we would make progress on rent as every month we get further and further behind.

I will probably make it to church tomorrow. Other then that I don't have any plans.

My son moved out several weeks ago and my daughter moved out on Wed. That leaves us with only my 21 year old daughter home. The house feels so empty. The dogs hardly leave my side. They miss them too.

I guess I will close for now. .

Vicky

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Working this week-end...miss my church time when I work. But it is only every 3d week-end.

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Hi Everyone,

I met my new therapist and so far I like her. She also talked with the psychiatrist about my concerns about my medication possibly being changed. We shall see how it goes. I see him again on Aug. 14.

My husband is still out of work. It has been since Mar. We are severely behind in rent. I am very freaked out.

I slept in late which is what I usually do on Saturdays. I need to dye my hair. I don't feel like it but I will probably get it done.

Our church has a picnic after church this Sunday. We are planning on going.

What is everyone else up to this weekend?

Vicky

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Oh Vicky! I'll be praying for you that your new Dr listens to you and comes up with a good treatment option. I know it's scary, but I'll be praying for your courage as well. Just know that you are covered in prayer.

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Hi Everyone,

I saw my new psychiatrist and I am not sure I like him. He is nice enough but the first thing he did is take me off one of my meds and is talking about messing with some of the others I am taking in the future. He also changed my diagnosis from Major Depressive Disorder to Bipolar II. I also have PTSD.

Vicky

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Hello Everyone!

I'm back from my long 4th of July weekend. Big family reunion, church festival and then time with my grandkids. I have to admit that I wasn't perfect in my eating (darn homemade bread gets me everytime! and who can resist a Polish feast), but I only gained 1.3lbs .. so that isn't too bad. It gets very hard when I can't stick to my routine.

The good news is I'll be having less stress after Friday .. a person I worked for is leaving, so I'm hoping that things will be more livable from now on .. still have the "losing the job to outsourcing" hanging over my head, but I feel that I'll be on a real team that can support one another.

I've read down through several of the posts, and see all the positive responses to folks who ask for help .. you are a beautiful group!

Have a blessed day!
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It's been an emoticon 10 days since returning to Spark after a 10 month absence! I've b made some great choices, quickly changing my bad habits into healthy ones! I am sooo proud of myself!

I feel emoticon emotionally and mentally with increased an increased sense of happiness and self-esteem! I'm coming along physically, adding movement and exercise to my days! I'm sure weight loss is to follow! I have a renewed sense of excitement about this program, just like I had when I first started Spark over 2 years ago! I'm like a little kid in a candy store. eyes wide open with wonder! But I don't have to wonder. I know that Spark works if you work it and throw yourself completely into it.

Thanks team for your support and encouragement from the very beginning! You have stayed with me through the thick and thin, and I'm so grateful to you.

Be blessed by God as you continue on your healthy journey today! If you happen to misstep, be encouraged that you're one decision away from healthy! emoticon


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The beginning of July is a tough time with the immediate 4th Holidays....

But...anyone have new goals or plans for the month?

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Here it is almost 11 AM and I am not even dressed yet. Saturdays I tend to do that.

The mental health clinic I go to is setting up a new one only a few blocks from my house. The one I have gone to for years is 20 min. away. They want me to switch because it will be easier to get to and save on gas money. I am nervous though because it has taken so long to get the meds straight and I am afraid someone new might mess with it. But they talked me into trying it for a couple of months. They said if I am not happy there I could always switch back. I have my normal appt. this Thurs. and they will probably switch me after that. We shall see.


I guess I should go for now.

Blessings,

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Dear Lord, Thank you for the improvement in Vicky's mood. Please keep her covered in Your grace. Lord, I also ask that you fill her with Your peace and ease the stress at work. Calm her mind and heart. I lift up her husband's job situation. Please open doors quickly so he may find a good job that fits his skills. You are the Great Provider, use his employment to provide for their needs. Please be with their daughter as she leaves the nest to make a go of it on her own. Guide her steps and give her wisdom as she makes new choices. Lord, I lift up praises of thanksgiving for all You have done in our lives and for all the blessings You shower on us every day. It's in Your Precious Son's name I pray. Amen.

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6/26/14 5:48 A

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Good Morning,

I am doing a little better. I am seeing my therapist almost weekly. I couldn't fit it in this week though. Work has been very stressful for me. I was almost in tears yesterday. Starting next week I am not going to be volunteering as much. I am hoping that will cut the stress some.

My hubby is still out of work. He has been out of work since Mar. 15. I really hope he gets something soon. We are so very much behind in our bills.

My one daughter is moving out Aug 1. I will so miss seeing her everyday. But I am proud of her for wanting to make it on her own. She is going to be sharing a house with two other girls.

Vicky

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6/14/14 9:17 A

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Joyce: I too am praying for your family. It's hard to watch our children struggle.

Tina: thank you for the encouragement

It's Saturday! Yay! After a very long week at work, I'm glad to be off for a couple days. I slept better, and feel more positive to face the day today. On the high side, I hit the 40# mark today (from my restart date of Feb 16th). It's good to see a milestone hit. Now to stay strong this weekend, and keep it off.

One day at a time! Sometimes, one hour at a time! We are blessed!
Sue

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6/12/14 4:59 P

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Praying for doors to be opened Joyce! :D

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Son hibernating in our basement has gotten out for TWO job interviews this week!! That is a great start. emoticon emoticon

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I like to keep busy too. Too much down time leads to snacking. emoticon At least now the kids are out of school and I can keep busy with them.

Sue - praying for a good solution to your work situation.

Today the new wood trim is being delivered so I'm hanging out at home for a bit. I have a counseling appt at 3 pm so my MIL is coming to watch the kids for that. I'm going to work on getting the last of the kitchen stuff put back and out of the living room. It'll be nice to be able to do my workout dvd's again. I've been seriously slacking with my exercise while the reno was going on. Eating hasn't been too great either. With my new kitchen, I'm inspired to make some healthier meals so that's a positive. It's so nice to have prep space and room to really make a nice meal. Speaking of which, I need to plan tonights dinner.

Have a wonderful day, ladies! Praying God's blessing for you!

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6/12/14 7:38 A

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Tina: glad to hear you had a great time .. very exciting about the renovations, we redid part of our kitchen a few years ago, and it was very exciting to see the transformation

Joyce: busy is better for me .. otherwise, I brood and think about what to eat next .. but I wish my "busy" was more fun stuff, and less housework, and work-work

I've been doing okay. Still having a lot of stress and tension at work. My company announced they would outsource my area's jobs within the next 6 mos to 1 year. I have 41.5 years with this company, but still need to stick it out for 4-5 years to retirement. It's very sad that there is no dedication to employees anymore. Well .. on I go .. taking it one day at a time.

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6/8/14 9:44 A

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Great Wolf Lodge was wonderful! So fun with the kids. I also kicked butt on the putt-putt golf course. :D I think one of the best things was coming home and finding that hubby had planned for the granite countertop and tile backsplash to be installed while we were gone as a suprise. He's such a stinker. ;) All we have left to do is tear out the old pantry cabinet and rework it with new shelves to make it more user friendly and install the new doors. That can happen after other things settle down around hubby's work. (He works at a country club that hosts a major gold tournament the first week of Aug - the Bridgestone Invitational - things are already getting set up, it's a pretty big deal around here.)

Anyway - I hope you all have a blessed Sunday. We are off to church in a few minutes.

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You are correct!...been a busy week so all the laundry left for Saturday....plus some extra chores such as cleaning off the craft table so I can get sewing again... emoticon

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Hello Everyone! Looks like everyone is too busy to post. I want you to know that I'm praying that all is well in whatever you are doing.

LittleGuysMom1: wow .. Great Wolf Lodge sounds like great fun! Enjoy!

God Bless all!
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Good morning, ladies!

I just wanted to check in and say emoticon

We are off to Great Wolf Lodge (indoor water park/hotel) for a couple of nights since school is out for the summer. Our kitchen reno is slow going. The granite should be in next Monday so we are still in a holding pattern. It will be nice to finally have it done.

Well, I have some packing to do! Have a great day!

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Sending prayers for you Vickie. It is definitely NOT boring to hear you ... keep talking to us. Sometimes, just writing about things help to lift us up. I've been in the same situation you have, and God pulled us through it. I thought too that my hubby could try harder .. but a lot of it was from my fear. Trust in the Lord! He has a plan, and will provide for you. My hubby has a job now, and now my job is at risk. Yikes! I'm pray each day for help to deal with it. Take care of you! God Bless!

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I'm lifting you and your husband up in prayer right now, Vicky! It does NOT bore me to hear of someone's prayer requests, EVER!

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Vicky - Thanks for checking in with us. I will continue to lift you and your husband up in prayer. Are you able to see your counselor? How about getting your meds tweaked to fight the depression? You are dealing with a lot of stress right now and I'm sure it's not helping with the depression. We are always here to lift you up in prayer and encourage you. Please take some steps to get yourself some help soon. You don't have to live like this. I'll be praying...

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Just checking in. Still very depressed. Husband is still out of work and doesn't seem to be trying very hard to do something about it. It must be boring to hear that I am depressed once again.. It never seems to end. Vicky

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Adding my prayers, Vicky!

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Adding my prayers as well, Vicky! I know it's hard to trust right now, but God is with you. He will make a way in the desert. Hold fast to Him.

Dearest Heavenly Father - I lift Vicky and her husband up to you now. You know their needs, please bring Your peace and provision into their lives now, Lord, as they trust in you. Lord, I ask that you calm their anxious hearts and for complete healing for her husband's knee. You promise in Your Word to never leave us nor forsake us. Comfort them in their time of need and may they blessed by Your provision. It is in Your precious Son's name I pray. Amen.

Edited by: LITTLEGUYSMOM1 at: 4/27/2014 (08:26)
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Continuing to pray Vicky ... one minute at a time...
God in Heaven and Father of all, hold Vicky and husband in your arms, provide them with the food and housing they need as they look to you. Amen

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Easter was quiet. We went to church and then just hung out together/ (hubby and I). My husband is still out of work. It has been a month now. Things are getting really rough. We are behind in rent. We need something to happen now. On top of everything something is wrong with my husband's knee and he is limping. That doesn't look very good even if he did get an interview. I am still working part time and that helps a little. Depression still haunts me. Some days are worse then others. The psychiatrist is worried about me so he has me going to counseling weekly. One of my daughters is moving to a town three hours away in June. I will miss her greatly.

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emoticon on the new job, Abby! I'll be praying for God to open doors for you!

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emoticon Princess Abby! Now I will think of you every time I go to Dollar General; Dollar Tree, or the Dollar Store!!

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I've been doing great! I have a new job (a cashier at a dollar store) and I'm also still doing my cleaning job. However, it's not allowing me too much time for anything else...BUT the new job is thinking of promoting me and, if they do, I'll be able to drop my cleaning job all together. I'd like prayers for God's will to be done in this situation please! Thank you all so much!

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Good morning Ladies!

We had a lovely Easter with my MIL. Now we are in full swing of our kitchen renovation. We have a new tile floor and the new gas stove and microwave will be delivered this afternoon. The cabinet maker wasn't happy with how the finish came out on the cupboards, so he is restaining them a shade darker (I wanted it darker anyway - hubby thought it might be too dark for our space) and we'll get them when they are ready. So we have been living with a counter propped up by 2x4's so we can still use the sink, the fridge is in the dining room, no stove, and stuff EVERYWHERE! This is all to finish what was started last March when the dishwasher flooded the house. I sure have learned patience through this process. ;)

So how have you been? You are all in my prayers! Drop a quick note to let us know how you are doing and how we can pray for you!

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Shirley - you are one busy lady! Congrats on the weight loss too! What a blessing that your son is able to help you out.

I got to spend the day with my son today. He chose to stay home with mom and not go to Nana's with his siblings. :D We took the dog for a walk and played outside for a bit and then we came in and he played wii for a while. Right now, hubby's home and playing with him. Overall a good day. emoticon

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