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Holy Spirit of God, take Sudie in your arms, keep her in peace and destroy the fear she must be having with your perfect love. Be with Sudie when she is in the cat scan and help her to realize it is a tool that medical people use to diagnose. Let her know you are with her all the way. Whether it turns out to be migraines, stress or an aneurysm or something entirely different know that we believe you are the Great Physician and you want everyone who is ailing to be completely healed. We will let you decide whether it will be through the doctors, or your outstretched arm of healing. Also, reach out to her in her continued grieve that she feels from her losing her son to cancer. In other words, Lord, calm the troubled seas in that family right now. You have the power to bring peace to the storm. Help us all in this group to be comforted - as I call out for a good diagnosis for my father Bob's mammogram as well. I see all involved as healthy and whole. Even all of us here in this group who have trouble with overeating and keeping on track. I do include myself. I pray this all in the mighty and compassionate name of Jesus.

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Hi everyone...I would appreciate it if you would pray for my sister Sudie. She is having a cat scan done on Friday to see if she is suffering from migraines or has had a possible aneurysm. Also the 25th is the anniversary of her son's death from cancer. And if you will, also pray for me as I have been overeating and have been having a hard time getting on track! Thank you and blessings to all of you today.

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I am continually astonished (and yet why should I be) when I see God working in people's lives. What was that I heard, "no pain meds" and going to a board meeting! Minimum pain! What a triumph. All of us who take tumbles and still are alive to tell the tale. Mothers who are in bad accidents who come through! Families who are stressed who find their way, like us - We have been dealing with a lot less money coming in since Terry went to retirement, etc.

Oh and a successful hunt for an apartment close to where it needs to be and family rifts healing????

Lets just stop right there and give a big cheer for the One that works for us on our behalf, who leads us and guides us throughout the merry go round and yes sometimes the roller coaster journey we are all on called life.

I have to remind myself that our prayers are heard. Sometimes the answer is no, sometimes the answer is wait, sometimes we are discouraged when the answer is no but we see down the line that it was good for us and sometimes that answer saves us from ourselves. But oh the glorious answer "Yes" when our desires, wants and needs line up with His desires for our lives.

Today, I finally get to train someone at work who will be here as my partner for a year. It has been a long time coming but I say thank you God! I believe it is a God appointment and I do wish my Christian friend and co-worker who has gone on to another part of our company God speed!



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Wonderful. That is a joy. Yes prayer works.

I am ready to drive Dave to therapy this morning. We will see what they say. He has been so good. Minimum pain with all the walking.

More later.

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Wahoo!!! Just got a call from Kathie...she got the apartment!!! Praise the Lord!!! I love to sit back and watch God's hand move in other people's lives!!! He is soooo good!

Thank you all for your prayers on her behalf! You're the best!

Vicky

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Good to hear about the apartment for kathie. I am praying it is going to work out.

I love dill pickles. That is a wonderful idea. Thank you.

Foot is taking the pressure of standing on it now. I have to be careful.

Dave has done so well, He hasn't taken any pain med. He went with a friend to a board meeting to day at noon. He just had to get in and out of the car and sit.

More tomorrow.

Prayers for all or you my friends and your families.
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Someone told me one time that when I'm craving sweets, I need to grab a dill pickle. It will totally freak out your cravings!

Sorry, I've been MIA. No excuse, just didn't have anything to say and I've been distracted in my own eating. Gained 3 pounds and lost 2 of them. I hate backtracking!!!

Bob is all better after his tumble, Kathie and I looked at an apartment for her yesterday, and we're hoping she gets it. It's less than half a mile from me, and 2 minutes from the hospital where she works, and it's big! We're waiting to see, so please remember her in prayer. The rifts between her and her family are miraculously being mended. God is so good!

Praying for you all today...

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emoticon Sue I am glad you are okay-continue letting that foot heal though ok? emoticon Today was an exhausting day today because I had to send out statements to patients and its not the best part of my job, come tomorrow and the day after patients will fill the phone lines with questions regarding their bills-sometimes they can get pretty nasty unfortunately.. emoticon But i will stand strong and not bow down..Todays eating habits were okay except for the slice of pear pie and the 100 grand chocolate bar i shared with my sister at work. I sometimes find myself wanting something more-sweets i presume? emoticon I really have to cut that out or else emoticon Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!! emoticon

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Well, its good to hear from both Sue and Liz -- I have just a few minutes before my lunch is over and I have to return to work. Thinking of Bob and Vicky today; Mellie and all of the rest of you....be blessed!

Hello to the new members out there. If you are starting or starting again....just think of something new you can do each day to keep rolling on your journey...

drink more water - hard for me - still working on it
park your car further away from the door at a store
if you can, climb stairs instead of elevator.....I am preaching to myself here. I am on the fifth floor at work and I usually have heavy lunch bag, purse and textbooks to carry, so it is hard for me.
don't drink your calories -- try a fruit instead of a fruit juice
try to eat less processed food
one step at a time
try to get more veggies and fruits into your gullet! This is hard for some but I love veggies.

Be kind to yourself -- ask yourself am I doing something different today and if you are, than pat yourself on the back.

We did not gain weight in a hurry, it took time and so will losing weight
Applaud your small successes.

Well back to work for me.

You will succeed in your journey.

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OH did I need that message. Thank you Liz and Ann. My daughter came yesterday and Took me to Med Express. They took x-rays and no bones are broken but it is a bad sprain and perhaps pulled the tendon or two. I had heat on it the rest of yesterday.

Yes I have had help. I had planned too much to do. I am reading my devotions and catching up on all my people on the prayer chain. You are so right about too many things to do. I need to have some quite thinking a praying time.

this morning I have just done what had to be done to feed dogs and breakfast.
Prayers that you have a good day.

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emoticon Sue: emoticon Sounds to me like someone wants you to slow down and enjoy this time with your husband. You are always go,go,go & that's great but sometimes we have to put everything on hold just for a moment, Can you imagine all the things we miss because we are so busy with our daily goings that we don't even notice the Holy Spirit trying to wisper sweet little things in our ear or the love of God that surrounds us every minute of every day. So i say to to you take sometime tomorrow wake up have that cup of coffee or tea emoticon just you and God emoticon and watch the leaves changing and falling from the trees emoticon -take a moment and notice the beauty and love emoticon he has to give.

Ann- i thank you for your concern, you are a great friend emoticon but I assure you i am fine because i have god on my side, and as for my family they are good, my Dad is coming around and is healing more and more each day.. emoticon I pray everyday for him and its sad for me cuz i can't begin to imagine the pain he is feeling, so all i can do is make sure i am there for him-i call him everyday and i make sure the other siblings keep in touch and someday they will thank me even though right now they might hate me for it..
I had a great day today, woke up early went to the gym,church then came home put the pool away with hubby the had lunch and dinner with hubby and kids and while i cooked and baked he took the kids to the park-made a pear pie today and it came out scrumptious,,so off to bed i go,,God Bless everyone and be well.. emoticon

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Sue:

So glad that your hubby came through the operation well and you got home safely. Oh my heart sank when I heard you were hobbling around too. I pray that you both heal quickly ( a few hugs and kisses are being sent virtually to you now from your friend, Ann!!)

The only good thing about it is that hopefully, you will begin to experience receiving from other people (like your nice neighbours and your thoughtful pastor and your friends) You are such a generous and giving person yourself and it is time to rest, my friend. Listen to music - can you hobble to play yourself? I know that helps you out with the stress level.

Liz: You are definitely a going concern. I loved all the emoticons in both of your daily check ins. I think Scouts or Girl Guides are a great idea. I went to Explorers and CGIT (Canadian Girls in Training). My hubby and I taught Pioneer Boys for about four years. I know the US Thanksgiving is closer to Christmas than ours which was last weekend. It was nice having the extra day off. I pray that your family has a great Thanksgiving whatever you all decide to do. I also pray that Holy Spirit leads you and guides you throughout your days and weeks. When it all seems so busy, I like to think about the Pioneer Boys motto. It comes from the Bible. "Thy Word oh Lord is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." It makes me realize that not only is Holy Spirit showing me the way today, but He is going before me into my future too". So, He is already there for you in your tomorrows.

Be blessed one and all today! My husband is making me some homemade soup to help me send my cold bug away -- but I am not sending it to you all. ha ha ha

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Where did the days go??? Dave came home on Friday afternoon. We had to get things set up fast. Daughter, Carol drove us up with me and back with him him. I was glad because yesterday was a WVU football game. They played Baylor. The traffic would have been awful.

Last night I twisted my ankle as so both of us are hobbling around. I just can't have any more to do right now. I have it wrapped and putting heat on it.

We didn't go to church. Our friend stopped and took the Gluten free cake I baked for today. After the service, they were having a big cake for confirmation. We have good neighbors.

Pray that all of you are doing well and better.
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emoticon Today I weighed myself because yesterdays number just didn't add up,,and to my surprise emoticon 2lbs down.. emoticon Today i had to bring my Dad's dog to the vet and the kiddies wanted to come with me then i had great grandma take them so i could go to the gym, emoticon then I worked out although a little later then i like to but i still got a great run in and worked out my arms and some situps emoticon i also had to clean my car especially after the puppy decided to throw up in it(poor baby got car sick) emoticon but at least now my car is nice and clean(boy do my kids do a number on those back seats(i had to cover them with a blanket) emoticon There is such a nice breeze coming thru the window while i drink my tea and have my snack(apples with caramel dip and almonds) emoticon took in all the summer toys and put them in the garage/threw some out that were pretty icky and i think its time to get rid of those baby ones emoticon ahhh they grow sooo fast..I'm thinking of putting my daughter in ice skating(we have a friend that coaches and skates herself and has offered us to teach her)for no fee of course but i will pay her..and am very Thankful..Tomorrow we are going to the gym and church and then IDK what else...God Bless Everyone..

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emoticon rainy day today..my day off with the kids, it was a 1/2 day today for them..I'm so glad to here both boys are doing great(Dave & Bob) & Kathie too emoticon
It's been quite a difficult few day at work(very busy) emoticon I came the other day and i was so aggravated I vented and complained alot before hubby went off to work & i felt bad about it later, but he said he didn't mind(now that's love emoticon ) I'm thinking of mending my lips at night so I can stop snacking,,i have been eating everything under the sun at night its awful!! emoticon But today I have made some healthy choices & i went to the gym with hubby & i am planning to really lock down on this eating thing at least until the holidays emoticon emoticon lol..It seems that i may be hosting this Thanksgiving and possibly Xmas at our house due to my mom not being here,,not sure my dad will want to do it but I will ask him today when i visit and ask him..We enrolled our son in boyscouts and i am hoping to see some changes in him for the better(i think he enjoys it for now) emoticon I do have to cleanup our yard as well it is very messy and full of leaves emoticon I was hoping my sister and her friend would help out more seeing that they are staying with us for free but I can never seem to get thru to her which makes me very sad and sometimes frustrated emoticon and me and my husband are regretting letting her stay because things just keep getting worst instead of better(she still behaves like such a kid!!!) emoticon Oh well i just keep saying God help me out here and let me know what my place is suppose to be in her life,,and so me and my husband do it for God no other reason..we went apple and pumpkin emoticon picking this past weekend and had a blast with the kids..Today I have to bring Sullivan to his dr for a physical, then visit my dad, drop off a movie at the library that i forgot about(yikes) and then dinner and boyscouts(my first time since dad is working) I made some delicious apple pies the other day, I brought one to work and i was glad everyone enjoyed it..My dad is getting one too..Prayers for my emoticon and their families to continue doing God's work and receiving the wonderful benefits of it..Have a wonderfully blessed day!! emoticon

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Glad to hear the good news about Dave and Bob and Kathie too. He's got the whole world in His hands.......Sorry got one minute to return to work. This is a short one for me! God Bless you all and God Bless all the ministers out there who are truly servant leaders. God Bless them in every way, spiritually, physically, financially, and keep their families as well. emoticon

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Home for the night. . Everything with the surgery had gone very well. He went to recovery at 9:57 am We thought he would be in a room by about 1:00 pm. The spinal was not wearing off. We were called down to recovery at 2:00 pm. He was not able to feel anything in his legs. He finally started to get feeling back and got to his room about 4:15 pm. He was in good spirits and hoping for dinner when we left.

The minister from our church came up to bless Dave before the surgery. The lady that was sitting across from us spoke to us as we came back from lunch. She commented on how nice our minister was to be here and visit while we waited to hear if Dave was okay. When we told her you had driven up from Morgantown she was very surprised. I told her this was his second trip. He came up when I had the first knee replacement taken out and another knee put in. We really appreciate our minister. He is a real blessing to our congregation.

Thank you for the prayers. I am tired tonight. We got up at 3:30 am and left for the hospital at 4:30 am. I got home about 7 pm Long day.

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The weather here is overcast, but so far no rain! Tomorrow we are supposed to get some though. will be praying for all of our needs-healthwise and spiritual as well. Hope that we are all getting or staying on track with those areas. Blessings to you, and special prayers for Dave and Bob.

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Praying for Dave, for the doctors and medical staff, and for you today...

Vicky

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Good to hear Bob is riding . Also glad Kathie is fining a lace near work.

Dave is scheduled for 6:30 am today. We are up and ready to drive up to Pittsburgh. It is raining really hard. I am glad he is on the early side today because then he will be awake and up by about noon. They say that he will be in the hospital 2 days with a hip replacement.

I will let you know hove it goes today. I am coming back home tonight.

Wishing you all a good day.

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Well, ladies, Bob isn't doing too bad. Apparently, he's off on his motorcycle with his brother for the day...silly man...

Back on track today. The weekend was bad for me...

Kathie is going to look at an apartment this week. What's great is that it's not available until Nov. 1st, so that gives her more time to get her money all together. I really hope this is the one for her, because it's only a block away from the hospital where she is working now!

Praying you all have a great day...


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Sue: Looks like Dave is keeping busy right up to the time of his operation. I think he wants to make sure everything is up to snuff for you while he is having his operation. That is love!

Well, I am having a turkey sandwich with cranberries today....Turkey was great with all the trimmings. I am pretty full today and weigh in is tomorrow. I could not resist the pumpkin bundt cake for dessert but left the pumpkin pie alone. Wanted to try something different.

Be blessed everyone today...it is mild here, going up to 21 degrees Celcius.

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Today is busy. Dave had to take the car in for a check up. We have 2 meetings today. Noon serves lunch and evening is Kiwanis with dinner. Days like this are hard today on track. It does help make the day go faster as we wait to go to Pittsburgh for Dave's hip replacement tomorrow.

Vicky I hope your husband didn't crack a rib. Let us know how he is doing. Prayers for him to be okay.

Cool here and today it looks like a bright day. I see blue in the sky. We have too many dark days. Have a good day and smile. (make people wonder what you are thinking)
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Oh Vicky: I sure now what a fall can do to a body it is all too fresh in my memory. So I do pray for Bob and that all the bruising goes away quickly. That his body will recover fully in no time at all. Rest is what he needs and I have a feeling he doesn't stay still too long!

I know that it was frosty yesterday morning at 5 am. when I woke up to go take care of my grandkids. I actually had to scrape the window off the front of my van. Yipes! Our little Abby had a head cold but she made it through kids church ok. In the afternoon she felt a little punky but she was ok. Now I am blowing my nose, but I refuse to let it take over. Give me some herbal tea and I will be ok.

Sue: I know about the prayer plant as my supervisor bought one for me when I came back to work after breaking my ankle. It is the perfect plant for indoors too, as it is not very bright where I sit at work and it is still alive more than one year later. I have fed it some vitamins too and when someone gives you a plant you truly take better care of it.

We are having our Thanksgiving dinner tonight. We are providing the turkey, stuffing and gravy and my daughter in law is doing the rest. We both live in the same town, but we are the furthest out subdivision to the southeast and she is in old west part of town. It takes about 30 minutes to get there. We cut up the turkey and put it in a crockpot and likewise for the stuffing. The gravy we make when we get there. I also bring cranberries but Terry and I are the only ones that like it.

God bless each and every one of you this day!


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Vicky, I will pray for your husband. He should check out the back to see if he broke any ribs That is a tough fall.

Ann you sound like you had a great time. That is good. I'd love to help with you gardens. Yes I seem to have inherited a green thumb. My mother's mother was like that. a friend brought two plants to save. One didn't make it and one is really doing well. I keep giving away plants. I especially like to give away the prayer plant. It folds up it leaves at night like praying.

Finished a little more to be ready for Wednesday. Dave still hasn't heard when the actual time of the surgery will be. They call the day before. I hope it is early in the morning. We have to drive up there. It is about an hour and 15 minutes.

Please everyone keep safe and warm. Watch as the weather gets colder we all can slip or fall.




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No church this morning. Bob fell down the back steps taking the dog out, landing on his lower back and elbow. He's already bruising. Please keep him in your prayers. It frosted overnight and the steps were slippery.

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emoticon Hello again to one and all. We gave some clothes that were too big to a ministry that will be having a clothes give away. Also some of Terry's shirts that were too small. He has lost 30 lbs. but he doesn't think he will get to an xlarge again. Down from a 5X to a 3X now. Bravo to him. If he didn't have his generous tummy, he would be in a 2X.

emoticon Then we went to a sale at the Salvation Army Store today. They were having a $2.00 sale on a lot of items. I got a giant sized bag full and only one shirt was for my husband and he got a light for the basement too. The rest of it was mine and very nice clothing too. Of course, it will all have to be washed and/or some dry cleaned. When I am on the journey to losing more weight, I don't want to buy a lot of brand new clothes.


emoticon But I forgot to tell you on Wednesday last week when I got weighed in I could not find my sheet that the leader fills in the weight and measurements. So she wrote it down on a lovely lilac piece of paper, On Friday afternoon I found my sheet and to my surprise I had lost three of the four pounds I had gained on my vacation. Yippee.

I have been encouraging my husband to please get his hair cut. His beard was beginning to look like Santa's and soon he would be scaring kids (ha ha) Anyway today he went and got a nice haircut and his full beard is now a goatee. You know what my heart went pitter patter he looked so handsome. emoticon

After Terry's haircut, we got a 20% off discount to take across the street to Montana's Restaurant and it was supper time, so I had this wonderful salad full of veggies and grilled salmon. It also had a peach salsa type dressing. Terry had chicken wings because they were 50% off that day. We also shared a mini dessert, it was carrot cake. It was only $2.99 and it was a mini desert. It fit into a juice size glass container, so we don't think the calorie count was hig

Vicky, you made the right decision not to go camping in 50 degree weather. Brrrr. I hope you enjoy church tomorrow and keep on keeping on with the food. You will come back to center I am sure.

Sue, I wish you could come to my house and straighten out landscaping you sound like you have a green thumb. You are so active, no wonder you keep so young. We will definitely keep your husband in our prayers as his operation draws near.

Both of you ladies are so giving of yourselves to one and other. Come to think of it, it seems that this is definitely a common characteristic in all of the members of this group.

God bless one and all of you.

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Hey, all! Praying you all have a wonderful weekend. Bob & I were going to go camping this weekend if it were warm enough, but at unfortunately, at our age, the mid 50's is not warm enough, so I really have no plans other than church tomorrow. Maybe I'll get some things done around here...

My eating has been hard to control since the school year started. I'm managing, but not as well as I'd like. This week was a tough one, food-wise...

Hopi, our little dog, is doing well in her house training. I'll be glad when I can take down the gates and not have to watch her constantly. She does have selective hearing though...

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Thank you Ann for the comments on my blog and pictures.

We are getting ready to go to Pittsburgh this Wednesday for Dave's surgery. He has a list of things he has to have with him. The days are going fast.

My Daughter is trying to limit meat and diet. She asked me what to do with egg plant. I made Egg Parmesan yesterday. One for her and a small one for me. Dave would not eat that so I made three 9x9 lasagne's This way I have 2 in the freezer. I try to do the big batch cooking suggested on Sparkpeople. It has been great. When we play at the nursing homes sometimes it is almost 5 pm when we get home.

Today we have usher training at church. Dave and I are not ushering again until he is walking and moving around after this surgery. . I think by late November or December we will be back. The training is something new we will need to know.

It is cold and dark sky today. I know it is fall and winter is right around the corner. I still have a Poinsettia to dig up and bring inside. I am hoping this afternoon. Most of the flower bed is over now and that needs to be cut back too. I did it once and it needs a final clean up.

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I agree with Sue: I am adding all of your concerns and prayer requests to our heavenly Father who does hear our prayers since we are his beloved.

Good news on my Dad.....blood tests were ok. He had mammogram and ultrasound yesterday. His ultrasound looks good and we have to wait about two weeks to hear about the mammogram. It may just be swelling -- please keep lifting him up in prayer too. THANKS SO MUCH!

I got a letter giving me the all clear on my mammogram (routine) from around two weeks ago. "I've got a peaceful easy feeling!"

Had my second opportunity to lead our group at church last night on "Right Believing" and it was pretty good.We cover two chapters each Wednesday and I spent too much time on the first chapter last week. Last night I asked my husband to open up the cell phone and place it by me when half of the time was gone so that I might spend sufficient time on the second chapter. That really helped. We did it all hand in hand with Holy Spirit.

But boy when I got home, I fell asleep on the couch within l/2 hours.

Tonight, we help out at our Healing Rooms, at our church.....where we pray for individuals for many needs, healing, peace of mind. We have had a group of four people coming from a town about one hour away seeking the Holy Spirit's help. You know we spend about an hour ahead of the official starting time in either praise and worship and sometimes teaching, just to acknowledge Jesus and reach out to Him because He is the reason we are there. It can become very exciting to be the outstretched arms, feet, eyes of compassion in Jesus name!

Ok, I think I am getting excited here and I need to go back to work!

God bless each and every one of you and your families as well. I cherish keeping in touch with each of you. I truly do.

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Thank you for all the catch up information on everyone. I run the prayer chain for my church and also for the group of music friends. We have had wonderful joys in these past years. I gladly add to the prayers all those you have given me. The power of prayer works.

The doctor gave me 2 kinds of drops. One is an antibiotic and one is a gel lubricant. The eyes are less pink this morning. My husband really check ed them out. They are still sticky a bit. I was worried because I also have moderate to severe macular degeneration. I am on the mend.

Today is catch up day. Lots of small tasks here at home. This week is going too fast. I need a few more days to catch up.

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Good evening,
rose prayers for your family, my husband too works for a difficult person but somehow by the grace of god he has melted her some so shes not as bad anymore, but he does not hide his feelings towards god n he has the attitude that he is doing it for his god,nobody else..good luck
sue i hope you get the eye thing situated,,i am sending healing your way,,be blessed..
ann thanks for the snack advice,,i do have to be more disciplined with that,,although my coworkers say they notice that im thinner:)
Tomorrow gym, chores then i have to go to work for a few hrs,,have a blessed day everyone,,keep pushing..


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Hey everybody! Sue, tammy applied for a new job but didn't get it...she is working now, but her boss is a real difficult person and blames Tammy for things that are not her fault, or uses Tammy as a target for her anger. Thus, Tammy would like to find something else. As for Connie, she has been able to get medication that eases her back pain somewhat, and on the 29th she will have a spinal shot which may help further. Thank you for all your prayers. Would you please keep my sister Sudie in your prayers. On the 25th of October it will be four years ago that my nephew died at 29 of cancer. Thank you. Blessings, Rose

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That is the problem,.Things and people find me and ask for help. I have a hard time not helping. There is always more to do than there is time. I want to have things ready for next week when Dave has his hip replaced in Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. That is next Wednesday. The hours go to fast.

I hope everyone is doing well this week. We are half way through. It has been too busy.
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Hi Sue: I have no doubt in my mind that you will be able to find something to fill the time that you spent helping out in the therapy place between your music, your travels and of course your hubby will need some help when he recuperates. I am sure that you will receive some God appointments along the way as well. By the way, my eyes have been bothering me as well, especially since the ragweed has been prevalent during this rainy fall. My eye lashes feel like I have seven coats of mascara on them and not a single coat of mascara is there. Sometimes, baby shampoo helps.

Liz: Now that it is not so hot, I am planning on putting a snack box in my van. Apples, raisins in little boxes, water, graham crackers, baby cookies, all these things can keep without ice. If you add an ice pack, veggies, cheese, etc. can be added. I agree with you if you have something to snack on say, on the way home from work, or if you have to do errands, it will keep you from eating stuff later on. You can do it. You know for me drinking water has always been hard. Bless you.

Vicky: I am sure that your friend Kathy appreciates all your help. It reminds me of more than 38 years ago.......when I think back about all the people that helped me out when after four years of marriage and pregnant with my son, my first husband left me and I became a single parent - the families that almost adopted me, people that included me, grocery bags that would turn up...I still feel very grateful for that help. Now, looking back, it made my life much better in that time and helped me to carry on and become the more resilient person that I am now.

God bless you all richly and to all the new people on the team, keep going..we can do it!

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Tuesday and the days are going fast. We play again today as we are trying to get in some o the places before Dave has hip surgery. I also seem to have pink eyes in the morning. I have had this before. It isn't pink eye but another infection. I heed to get to the eye dr this morning. I get it going to places where there are a lot of mold spores in the air. I think it might have started when we went to Slidell, LA and then riding in the boat with the wind in my face at Hilton Head didn't help.

Glad to hear that Kathy is getting started. Bless you Vicky for taking her in. Sometimes people just need a help for a while.

I didn't have to work today. They are going to close this Therapy place. The man that owns it has several and this one is not as busy. He has 2 in Pittsburgh area and another place in the Martinsburg WV area. That one is really busy. Something else will show up to take up that time. I only worked to help them out when one or the other of the two couldn't be there.
They didn't want to hire someone full time. It wasn't busy enough.

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Good evening,,today was a looooooonnnnnngggg day...i am so glad its over,,i was starving by the time i came home,,ate some soup n toast but had my sons leftover cheesesticks n mini cheeseburger before that,, jeez i should have packed something for the ride home, ugh
oh well better luck tomorrow...i did drink alot of water today,, i am tired..good night and god bless

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Kathie is still with Bob & I. She was supposed to get her first paycheck last Friday, but there was a mix up in human resources, and she didn't get one. So this week, she'll get two, which will help when it comes to paying down on an apartment. Her work schedule will be straightening out next week, too. She needs to find a second job & can only do that when she has a set schedule. God is handling things for her!



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four minutes before my lunch is over everyone......love just love reading all of your posts. Went out for lunch Sunday after church and had parmesean encrusted tilapia fish with lemon, carrots and broccoli. Melted in my mouth mmmmmmmmm goood!

only three minutes now ....saw the Left Behind Movie with Nick Cage and I would give it a 2.5 to 3 stars. The movie theatre was full we hardly could find a seat. I would recommend that people go.

Went to a church rummage sale and I got a beautiful quilt, hand made. Not usual quilt. It was part chenille, and part regular quilt. It was white chenille with colourful patches, fully lined for a double bed. It was only $10.00! The lady that sold it said it was hers and they hardly used it at all. I do love home made and retro things. It will look nice on our second bedroom bed which is a double.

Woops, its time to go back to work. bye everyone for now! emoticon

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Monday and back to the real world. You are all doing so well. It is so good to read all the things you are doing.

Vicky, I hope the dog is okay. Sometimes the shots give them a bit of trouble. I was jsut looking at my prayer list. Did Kathie find a place to live??

Liz I had to try finding those pictures but that takes a lot of time. You are really good at it and your message looks really great!

Mellie how is your daughter doing now?

Did Tammy find a job?

We have covered a lot in this forum. Bless you all.


Here I go again. Starting with breakfast. NO gluten for me again. It really seems to make me hungry especially at night. We play at a nursing home this afternoon. I am on slow today. I think everything is catching up to me. Dave has his heart check up. Next week on Wednesday he has a hip replacement surgery. He is going to the same Doctor that took out the first knee I had and put in a better one. We will go to Pittsburgh Magee Hospital for this.

The days just fly by.

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Wow, Liz, you're making me tired! Sunday, for me, it was church, the bread store, then home to get laundry done and watching old movies the rest of the day. Oh, and keeping an eye on a sick puppy. Hopi is kinda wheezing once in a while. I think she has a cold. If she's not better by the time I get home from work, we're going back to see the vet. She just had precautionary worming, rabies shot and two other immunizations last week.

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emoticon Beautiful Day today!! not too hot and not too cold,,about 70 here in Fairhaven this afternoon..This weekend was fun even though I missed my husband cuz he had to work emoticon to make some money...Our day started out with some healthy breakfast cereal with lowfat milk and rasberries(a liitle tangy) emoticon then we were off to the gym for a 1 hour workout which consisted of 30m run on the treadmill emoticon & some weightlifting emoticon ..Then we got our worship on @ church emoticon emoticon (today was about giving love to one another & living in the spirit and avoiding temptations in the flesh)..We then went to visit the open house @ our neighborhood fire station emoticon & the kids had fun climbing in and out of the fire trucks and watching the demonstrations..We visited Nana(she just got back from Disney World) and then we came home so i could cook some soup and get lunches ready for Mon.. emoticon The kids played raking the leaves emoticon outside and now we are all resting(boy am I pooped) emoticon Off to work tomorrow(hoping to stick to my eating plan as well as i have today)...Have a Great & Blessed Day tomorrow... emoticon

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Sunday and blessings to all. We had a good day with a visiting minister at church and then my daughter and I went to the Women's show at Mylan Conference center. We learned that there is a lot of stuff out there to take your money. Put our names in some of the prize boxes. We didn't stay long. We really saw so many people we knew. That was fun. One person I hadn't seen for years. Then she and I stopped a WalMart before going home.

Tired today but we are settled in to the house again and start up on Monday.
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Thanks for all your encouragement. My mom and a niece came to visit for a long weekend last weekend. We tried to keep busy...local heritage day in a nearby town, walking the dogs on the people trails in a park, a day trip to Cincinnati to Jungle Jim's and Ikea.

It has turned cold and windy this weekend. I love the beauty of fall!

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those movies sound good,, i will have to look for them..Right now the song I love is the one by Enrique Iglesias Bailando....There are others but I can't think of them right now,,,ohhh the one I absolutely love is one we sing at church and it goes I love you, I love you, I love you..its really nice & every time I go to sing it at church my emotions get the best of me every time..I will try to get the name if we sing it tomorrow..
I followed my breakfast plan and I worked out but I got busy visiting my Dad and grocery shopping so I forgot to eat lunch :(( but I did eat a great dinner..I got a turkey rotisserie from Stop & Shop and served it with stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans and gravy..Trying to catch up on my water.. emoticon I will be looking for these tomorrow:: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hey Sue:

I have your song ringing in my head.....I think that the song " I am going to sit right down and write myself a letter" is one that my Dad loves. Changing the words to encouraging words is a great idea.

Sounds wonderful that you will be going to an event with your daughter. Let us know how it turns out.

Glad you had a good trip and are back safe and sound. emoticon

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Hi Vicky:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your movie. We are going tonight to see the new remake of the Left Behind movie. Nicholas Cage is the main line star. The newspaper has panned the movie but the Christian radio station is asking everyone to support it. We will decide for ourselves. We belong to the CAA (Canadian version of your AAA) and we got discount tickets through them. Anyway it is a date night for us.

Well Vicky, I coloured my own hair again and just got it cut. I feel like a new woman! By the way how is it going with you. You were going to let it go naturally and wonder how that turned out. Did you find you needed to cut it? I know you said it was pretty long. My husband looks so great with his salt and pepper hair but my hair has big areas of white at the temple if I leave it and it looks like my hair line starts about two inches further back that it actually does and it looks like I have some weird haircut.

You are encouraging me with your weight loss. I am at a plateau right now but I am not giving in or giving up.

How is it going with your friend. Did she get a place to live?


Bye for now! God bless you and your family.

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LIZ:

Love your message with all of the emoticons! CONGRATS ON THE RAISE! And all of your plans - it was fun reading it! emoticon

One of the best times we had when my hubby wasn't working was finding lots of things we could do for no or little cost for dates....library for free dvds to view at home, books, even computer traiing, yard sales, games nights at friends, walking, etc. We started playing scrabble at picnic tables.

Saving money - we do something called beat the bond which is money going straight from my pay into this special savings that is guaranteed to give a bit more interest than the Canada Savings Bonds....we use that for special purchases, like a mattress, or other large items.

I am starting a new challenge at work where you sign up for exercising ....they don't tell you what to do or for how long, but just to be committed and you sign up and support the whole hospital as it is a challenge across our city. Maybe this will help me.

Be blessed!

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Took a cold turn last night. The day started beautiful, then got rainy & cold. Guess the leaves will be changing here this weekend.

Went to dinner & a movie at church last night. The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. Wonderful movie! Not very many people there though...sad...

So anxious to get more weight off. I'm in between sizes again. Nothing fits right...

I think today I'm going to stay home and putter around here, get some odds and ends done.

Have a great day all...




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The dogs emoticon got me up early so I thought I'd sit here a minute.

Liz, I am glad things are looking up for you and emoticon on getting the raise.

Ann I am glad that songs came on. When I get down I sit and play music. My one song is"" I'm gong To Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." I change all the words to what I really need to tell myself. emoticon

Vicky I hope you get your ride in. Myrtle Beach was just busy with motorcycles. They were everywhere. On the way home as we came into WV the rain started. Several were pulled off the road under the bridge. It was not good for riding all the way up Rt 19 and then harder rain on I - 79. The trees were looking colorful in several places. Fall is defiantly here.. emoticon

I gained 4 pounds!! It t could have been worse. I weighed in this morning. It will be good to get back on the plan today. I need to get back to Curves Monday and weigh in there. That is probably more accurate.

After Church on Sunday my daughter and I will be going to a Women's Event at the Mylan Park Convention center. There will be a lot of vendors and new things..

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Good Evening Everyone,, emoticon
things are beginning to look up financially for us even though there is alot of stuff to do still, but one step at a time. emoticon I finally got my internet back on at home- emoticon and best of all I got a raise at work woo hoo emoticon so now i will have to be a liitle bit more strong willed at my eating habits.Tonight i allowed my husband to talk me into chinese,,ugh emoticon bad idea!! emoticon I am going to the gym 3 days a week but i know i need to work out more or eat less or both, emoticon I can't continue doing this to myself!! so I am going to try my hardest and follow the eating plan on sparkpeople emoticon
On the other hand we are doing great with saving money,paying bills & organizing priorities.. emoticon begins tomorrow and I will keep everyone posted..here's to making better choices emoticon

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We are home now at 3:35 pm today. Our dogs were really glad. I have a lot to put away and set up the house. More when I can sit at the computer.

blessings to all of you
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Wow lots happens when you are away for a day or two.

Lets see - I have six minutes before I get back to work.....

Keep at it Vicky you are a shining star in the weight dept. and sounds like you are having fun at your CMA Bible study. Sue: Happy b'day to you and your hubby, you guys should get a big discount for all of your travels. Sounds like your aunt is a neat lady!

Liz: Sounds like you are having a great time -- don't be discouraged by the weather. I too think fall should be like this:

Leaves crunch under your feet NOT stick to your feet because they are wet! Besides you can spend your time thinking how you are going to spend the money you saved i.e. $700 this coming year!

We are taking Right Believing at family night at our church. I am helping my friend lead this and I found out at 3 pm. on Wed. that I had to lead as Patricia's dad was in the hospital. I was read up thankfully and got her notes 4 hours before I went on. Of course, I worked til 4:30 p.m. Arm in arm with the Holy Spirit I went and it went pretty well. Lots of "meat" to cover and I did the first chapter a lot more fully than the second but we had lots of interaction, discussion and at the beginning, I used an ice breaker: What song when played, evokes the most memories and why?

I had a quick answer. My song was "Time after Time" by Cindy Lauper. Why: I was driving a car down the street with the radio on. I was miserable for some now forgotten reason. I was talking to myself as I drove and I suppose kind of praying to God. On came this song with these words, "If you need me just call me, I'll be right there, time after time. x2 ooooh I will be waiting, time after time! To me that was God talking -- lifted me right up out of the doldrums!

We had lots of fun with that one. How about you????? Quick now what is the first song that comes to mind and what was your memory and meaning of it.

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Finally Friday!!! Today it's work, a visit with Mom&Dad, then dinner & a movie at the church. We ordered in subs from the Christian school where our pastor and his wife teach. I tried to get my friend, Kathie, to go along and share my sub with me, but she has to work late...

Hope you all are planning a nice weekend...


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HAPPY BDAY SUE N DAVE!! BEST WISHES

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We try to go some place this time of year. Dave's birthday was 9/30 and mine is today (76 but don't feel like I am this old) This year we are putting it in before Dave has hip replacement surgery on Oct. 15th. Getting old is hard because just when you need your body to work parts keep quitting or wearing out.
It is suppose to be sunny today and tomorrow. That is the best part. I am on early today because we are taking Aunt Barbara to several places. She is 85 and her memory is great. I hope to be so good in 9 more years.

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Hey, all! Sue, that sounds like a wonderful time. Glad you & your husband enjoyed yourselves.

Liz, our ladies Bible Study isn't thru the church. It started when the 3 of us, who just happen to be CMA members, decided to start one. Anyone is welcome, but it seems like for right now, God intends for it to be just us. I just know that it's been a big boost for me when it comes to weight loss.

Well, it's chicken nugget day again, so I'd better get moving...

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Good morning,
Sue its sounds like your trip is going well, im glad be blessed and enjoy..
Vickie that sounds like something i would go to, too bad our church doesnt have that..we have bible study on tues that my husband goes to and loves it but i dont go cuz of the kids, i told him i would go if it was an all womens group but anyways im glad for you..as far as riding idk i think my hubby might be putting our bike away too..
Ann i am glad to hear that great news about your dad and yes i had a mammogram and it wasnt bad at all..prayers that the coast will be clear from here on out for you and your dad..in jesus name amen.

I got an excellent quote on car and motorcycle ins so i switched yesterday and saved about 700$$ isnt that bizarre? Well im excited and glad i finally did what i shouldve done alot sooner..today im off from work, hoping to have a nice relaxing day..its been raining for 3 days now, kind of depressing but fall ishere and its time for pumpkins and apple pies..yumm,, me and the kids decorated with pumpkins and scarecrows but we have to go visit some corn mazes and go apple picking and oumpkin picking as we go every year:)
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Sorry to miss writing. We drove back to Hilton Head and took a cruise to Savannah Georgia. That was a wonderful day. It was my husbands birthday and that made it even better. WE got back late last night and spent today with Aunt Barbara. We had a rain storm driving back down to Hilton Head on Monday night. The rest of the time is has been just beautiful weather. Today was the best. warm and sunny but not really too hot.
WE are here tomorrow and then 11 hour drive back to West Virginia on Friday.

Ann, Glad to hear your Dad is getting help, Vicky I hope you ride soon as the weather can change quickly. LIz, I hope all is well with you too.
You are all in my prayers.

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Sitting here waiting to go to our Bible study on weight loss. It's very encouraging. This week I dropped another pound! I'm just gonna keep on moving down...

We've had some beautiful weather lately, and today the rain started. Kinda nice, since we haven't had any for a while. I'd like to get at least one more motorcycle ride in before we put them away for the winter...

Keeping you all in my prayers, asking the Lord to strengthen you and keep you moving downward, too...


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Thanks for the prayers for my dad Bob., he went to doctor and doctor has booked an ultrasound and a mammogram for October 8th. Good news, my dad had blood work done previously and it has all come back fine. I think it is funny, because when i got this news, I had just five minutes before that text message, I had my mammogram done. Newer machine, more comfortable experience. So check that off of my list! I hear in two weeks, but I am expecting to pass with flying colours.

We had a busy weekend. We went apple picking with our daughter in law and the grandkids on Saturday., and we went to a demolition derby at the Ilderton, ON fair. Boy it was hot! Kids loved both days. We did too.

God bless you one and all!

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We are safely at Hilton Head Island South Carolina. It rained this morning. Planning to rest a bit this afternoon and then look around some.

Prayers for all or you especially, Bob .

It is good to hear all that you are doing and staying fit,..

I am not doing much today. We are here tomorrow and then head out to visit Dave's Aunt in Myrtle Beach.

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PRAYER FOR ANN'S DAD BOB-ME AND MY FAMILY LIFT HIM UP TO THE LORD TO BRING HEALING TO HIS TEMPLE IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN

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emoticon GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!!
MELLIE- GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER!! NO WORRIES ON YOUR WEIGHTLOSS AND WORKOUTS-YOU CAN ALWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK emoticon
VICKIE- emoticon ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!! I THINK ALL THAT PAINTING HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, LOL

ROSE-WE LOVE JOEL OSTEEN & JOSEPH PRINCE emoticon THANKS FOR THE IDEA OF THE NEW BOOK,,MY HUSBANDS B-DAY IS COMING UP:)

SUE-I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A SAFE & BLESSED TRIP!! emoticon
AND I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT YOUR HUSBAND IS GOING TO TRY THIS WEIGHTLOSS/GET HEALTHY JOURNEY WITH YOU emoticon

ANN-YOU ARE SO WELCOME..ANYTIME I CAN HELP emoticon I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAD A NICE VACATION & AS FAR AS GETTING BACK TO WORK-ONE THING AT A TIME AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT'LL BE LIKE YOU NEVER LEFT emoticon

WE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND-WE GOT TICKETS HALF OFF TO EDAVILLE THE KIDS AMUSEMENT PARK CUZ WE WENT WHEN THEY WERE CLOSED SO WE WENT TO A DIFFERENT INDOOR PARK AND RETURNED THE NEXT DAY SO FOR TWO PARKS WE ONLY PD THE PRICE OF ONE, WHICH WAS emoticon !!
TONIGHT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE KIDS SCHOOL FOR AN OUTDOOR SHOWING OF YOGI BEAR THE MOVIE WHICH SHOULD BE LOTS OF FUN!! emoticon
THIS WEEKEND I THINK I WILL BRING OUT THE FALL DECORATIONS AND BEGIN THE FALL CLEAN UP,,PUTTING ALL THE SUMMER THINGS AWAY ETC..THE LEAVES ARE FALLING ALREADY emoticon FALL IS HERE!!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! emoticon

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Vicky:

Congratulations on the victory of losing weight this summer. A full 20 lbs since June! My goodness that is so great and I bet you feel great too. Good going. I am sure a lot of people will notice.

I keep losing and gaining the same couple of pounds this summer since we have had 2 two week vacations and just last week away again. My measurements have remained the same. Hoping the small weight gain goes soon. No more vacations until December unless you count thanksgiving holiday. Maybe I can gain some momentum. I was disappointed because I really chose healthy foods and made a point to walk a lot when we were away. Oh well, onwards and upwards.

Sue - you are off and travelling again. I think you will be driving home today, so take it easy on the road!

If you are thinking about it please hold my Dad (his name is Bob) up in prayer mostly for his salvation and his health. He has a doctor's appt. today as he has found a lump under his breast bone. I pray that this health scare is blasted away by the blood of Jesus. Lord, come into his heart so that he may reach out and accept you. You can turn bad things into good things, if it causes him to think of eternity and where he will be. Jesus you love him more than I do.....

We are a very supportive team of one another --- Be blessed everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wonderful week so far. We are packed to drive south tomorrow. Hilton Head, South Carolina
Just my husband and me for Friday Sat. and Sun. Then on Sunday night we will be in Myrtle Beach. that is where Dave's Aunt Barbara lives. She is 86 and we have always stopped to visit her sometime usually spring. She is in better health now and we are there until we drive home on Friday. We have a Lap top with us so I will try to stay in touch. There has been few minutes these last couple weeks.
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Yea!!! One more pound gone! That's a full 20 since school let out in June. But I couldn't have done it without you all, and your support. This group is very important to me.

Pancake day today...and sausage. They switched from pork sausage to chicken sausage this year. Kinda bland, so, no temptation for me there. It's getting easier for me to become an almost vegetarian...LOL...

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emoticon Hello everyone: We arrived back home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Loved everything except the busy highways - could have done without that. Back at work today and it seems like I never left except I am two days behind. They had so many people covering me for l hour stints that a lot of my normal stuff did not get done. Oh well, back at it again tomorrow. I can do it. emoticon

Mellie: That is such good news about your daughter. What a relief for you! You will get back on track soon - that I am sure of emoticon

Vicky: How is that training going.....I mean has your new doggie got you and hubby trained yet? ha ha ha - sorry could not resist! emoticon

Rose It is good to be reading positive authors -- we are starting back on Wednesday course nights at church and I have the honour to assist teaching a course on a book called Right Believing by Joseph Prince. I have read the introduction, and the first and second chapters. My friend Patricia is the leader and I will help where I can. I hope to discover new little nuggets of truth in the Bible this fall. emoticon emoticon

Sue: I share in your joy about your news at the nursing home. I could just picture the polka dancing, hand clapping and stomping. What a precious sight to behold. emoticon We just found out that our Retirement Home we go to cancelled our second visit due to an Open House. We have confirmed going to sing in October though.

Liz: Good attitude going there. I wasn't even your patient, but you made me feel better when I was going through all the dental stuff. You know when you reach out and make someone's life better it is like the outstretched hand of God. You are making a difference. emoticon

Be blessed everyone ....we had one cold day, but it looks like good weather for the rest of the week.

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Hello everyone! It is good to see the board so active. I pray you all are well. I am way off course with my eating and exercise right now...ugh! It seem there is too much going on and I am taking the easy road whenever possible. I have a praise about my daughter; she saw her surgeon recently and her shin bone is finally healing. He will release her after one more check in. She will still have pain and struggles with her multiple injuries over the next year, but we praise Him that she is doing so well after 22 weeks! She is working again (fewer hours) and able to do more though she still has to have some recovery time after she pushes herself. She plans to go on a camping trip as a sponsor with our church youth group in early Oct. It will be a challenge, but it will be good for her.

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It is so nice to hear from everyone. The ideas help and the vision of all the things everyone is doing.
Today we played in a nursing home. Usually our audience is not very involved. Today tow older ladies got up and actually did the polka. When the music stopped the one said, "can you do that again." All the foot tapping and clapping. It was good to see we make a difference in their day.

Packing up to drive south on Thursday. I'll let you know when we get there. I don't usually say we are going away on the computer. We have a house sitter for the dogs.

Tomorrow, I work at the therapy place in the morning and at noon my husband will pick me up to go play at another nursing home. That evening is our Kiwanis installation banquet and awards program. No time for much tomorrow.

My husband is finally trying to join me in dropping a few pounds. this is the best news as that will help me stay on track when we are on the road.

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Hello everyone! I am working on getting my house in order...My house where I live, and my spiritual house...I just heard that Joel Osteen is coming out with a new book and that is good because I really like his positivity. I will be praying for all of us as we are getting in the fall groove and getting ready for the busy season ahead of us! Blessings, Rose

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LIz I am so glad what I said help you out. Congratulations on your anniversary this week and we celebrated our 22nd anniversary on Friday. When we were at the play, we saw a lot of people had birthdays and there was a couple that sit right up front that were celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary and the lay who played Patsy Cline really paid attention to the fella on the last song. It was so cute!

Well I have to go back to the hotel room and pack it up. We brought all of our purchases into the hotel room because I had a little whisper from the Holy Spirit to bring them all in. Lots of people around an if they see bags it might be tempting - even if they don't know we only spent a very little amount.

We have one more night away and we haven't booked a room but we will go by the seat of our pants, maybe we will go to Guelph or somewhere a big further along.

By for now - God Bless you

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Listen to everyone working so hard, I almost feel bad being on vacation. Let me check, nope I still feel good being on vacation (ha ha just kidding) The last time I painted was when we built our house. It was hard work, but it is a good feeling to know, hey I stained that railing going to the second floor. I varnished it too. I was there even before that when we had to use a ladder to get to the second floor.

Socks, tshirts, underwear, and many other things were found int the 50,000 foot original Lens Mills Store in Cambridge Ontario. And we did not even go to the basement or upper floors!

We ate at a restaurant called 50's and I had a "Light" meal of chicken grilled with a lettuce, tomato, and cucumber salad with italian dressing. They also included cottage cheese, that is funny - lots of protein there - too much maybe. I stole a couple of hubby's fries and had a bite of his mile high reuben sandwich and half of his pickle as well!

Did lots and lots of walking outside too.

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Painting and gardening are the two that bring out every muscle I didn't think I had. Ceilings are a stretch. It takes me a long time to do them. You have a big job with that house. You may need to put a primer on that polka dot room.

Today we usher at church and it is a friends mother's 90th birthday. After that this afternoon we need to clean the dogs shed. We have new cedar chips to put in and the winter wall. My husband bought a Lowe's shed for the dog house. All three dogs could be together. He insulated it an all. They are not in there very long. When we are on a trip we have ahouse sitter and she brings them in each night etc. They were 3 brothers from the same litter. I put the pictures of them on my photo page. Jack, Sammy and Teddy. Sammy died 2 years ago from Lymphoma. In the picture of the two we have now Teddy is on the floor and Jack is standing. Jack just was diagnosed with diabetes and gets insulin 2x a day.

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You're right, Sue. Painting uses all your muscles, and right now, ALL my muscles are hurting! lol! But, we got the living room ceiling done, and it's the biggest, and I got one coat of paint on an upstairs bedroom that was painted black with pink polka dots. Wonder how many coats it's going to take? The bathroom is going to need a complete overhaul, so maybe they'll save that for last. And the carpet has to go, but hopefully, we can salvage the kitchen floor. We'll see...

I haven't eaten since my egg & toast this morning, so I'm going out to my own kitchen and find a snack. Bob is bringing home dinner later.

Later, all...


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Today I was up at 6 am because our dog Teddy came and got me. I made gluten free peanut butter fudge for church. I made G. F. Almond muffins the other day. I take gluten free stuff for a few of the people to have something when everyone else is chowing down on cookies or coffee cake.

It is so good to her form everyone. Vicky I know that when I would get home from work at school my whole body would be float out tired. That is how I gained the weight. Also the stress of the job. It is so hard to push one more thing. I will pray for you to have the strength to keep exercising. Why is it that the fat gathers so fast. Painting uses all your muscles. I have painted most of the inside of this house. at least twice. . That is good exercise.

Ann what a nice trip. You sound like you are having a good time. I am glad you were safe. I always worry when the traffic is bad that someone else is not driving responsibly. I hope you find those socks.

Liz we are all here praying for you to stay strong and have a bit of time for yourself. My problem is also the fixing of food fro everyone. Getting enough rest is so important. It seems that I am up early and get to bed late.

Today I am not pushing. Yesterday I finished garden work to get ready for winter. It took several hours and my arms, legs, and hands all feel it today.

We have sunshine an I want to enjoy it.
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Thank you Ann & I'm sorry I am only getting back to you now.I feel the same way about the lord like I'm a child needing a hug and that's how I feel after I pray @ night he always comforts me to sleep. Let's see this week was our 9th wedding anniversary, we are celebrating by taking the children to Edaville Railroad today(it's about them) :-) lol we both love to please them& when we're away all we do is talk about them..haha isn't that crazy, I guess we're crazy about our kids, yesterday I was at work and my friend decided to bring in her famous Portuguese roll s and malassadas that I didn't have any of yay me! Although I did have some candy corn yikes!! I worked out on Thursday at the gym and will go today and tomorrow morning but I have been so tired lately, idk..I'm thinking of getting some new vitamins with energy supplements maybe?? Or maybe it's the weather change idk?
I have been up since 6 today with my little man while his sister and daddy sleep :-) I guess we're early birds, lol..
I'm looking forward to a great season and I'm not backing down, everything I do is through Christ our Lord and savior & I know he has all our backs and wants everyone of us to succeed..

I just got to keep at it,& yes its hard when you have to worry about everyone else's lunches and dinners that you bearly have time for yourselves, but sometimes I just say I'm trying new recipes and to my surprise my husband likes the ww recipes I try sometimes he adds more cheese or sauce, etc. That's okay with me :-)
Have a wonderful & blessed weekend everyone because you are a blessing to everyone you encounter..
P.S.(yesterday I had three patient's say on the phone to me Thank You and God Bless you and that made me so happy! I knew I made a difference in their lives just by making them an appointment or answering a question and that made me feel so good inside) :-)

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Sounds like a wonderful trip! I love Patsy Cline.

Today we are going out to my in-law's house to paint. They passed away a few years ago and since then, my nephew's family has been living there. All at once they decided to move to Kentucky, and the house is in sad need of repairs. Since my brother in law is technically the owner, we are following his lead and helping him get it ready to sell. Oh, my, old houses...Thank the Lord, a few years ago they invested in new roof, windows and insulation, so mostly it needs cosmetic work...and cleaning...

Enjoy your weekend, all...

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Hey Vicky hang in there....you can do it.....just be more headstrong that your doggie. Well, I am sending this from Cambridge, Ontario.....we just saw a wonderful play on the life of Patsy Cline. The singer was spot on with such a strong voice and sang many Patsy Clines tunes. She had 21 costume changes from the age of 16 to 30 something. Very good musicians and the emcee was very funny.

Sue I love your thought....work through the hardships and l ook for the joy!

The traffic on the 401 was terrifying...praying all the time ....on the way home to hotel from St. Jacobs to Cambridge it was dark and even so we made it. Thank you Jesus!

Tomorrow we will be shopping --- yippee -- looking for sock factory outlet. I remember going to a sock factory outlet on our honeymoon trip 22 years ago in Vermont. Beautiful socks that lasted about 20 years! I doubt if they make them like that anymore!

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Hey, all. I'm sitting here trying to get up the gumption to go upstairs and work out. One of my goals for this week is to use a piece of fitness equipment. I have plenty of that upstairs, so I need to get busy.

New dog is giving me problems. She's very headstrong! I just hope I can outlast her...

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Prayers for each of you. We need to get through the hardships and look for the joys. I worked at the Physical Therapy Place today. It was good to see that some of the people were really doing better.

Ann is right and we need to keep the Lord in our heart and our minds. My mind can go faster that anything and get me into problems.

I have been good this week in the food area. No extra cooking food for visitors.

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Hi Liz: I pray for your success in all you do.....healthy motivations, financial, family, spiritual - remember you are a child of God. He will give you the desires of your heart.

Pray for me too, I am having a difficult day and I don't feel all that well, but I am at work - perhaps working on 6 out of 8 cylinders today!

So for both of us lets lean on the everlasting arms. I like to think I am hidden with Christ in God. What really excites me is that I have the Holy Spirit living inside of me. This is that same Holy Spirit that raised Lazarus from the dead, and Jesus from the grave.

I feel like a little child, running to the arms of Jesus. He will not turn us away.

Blessings to one and all today.

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Hello everyone! My weight loss journey is up and down, up and down...but I will not give up, and am working very hard to get on the losing steadily side again. I would appreciate your prayers. A saying I read says'Don't expect God to guide your steps if you aren't willing to move your feet! Blessings.

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Hello, all. Not a whole lot going on here. I'm trying to be good but right now, with a house guest, it's a little rougher going, as far as food is concerned.

Exercise? No problem there. I'm getting that done...

My weight is still staying the same...

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