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12/20/14 10:54 A

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Running some things to friends and trying to stay away from the sugar.

I am talking to my friend today about the online Bible study idea. More later.
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12/20/14 10:41 A

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It is so hard when our human nature is to try to have control of the circumstances in our lives. It seems God has to get pretty "loud" for me to release my hold on things in my life and let Him deal with things for me. And I make things harder than they should be, if I don't listen for His voice.

Going to be baking cookies today...again. I need some for dessert after a meeting tomorrow, then again for Christmas Eve service at the church. Still holding my own...

Have a wonderful weekend, all...

Vicky

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.


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12/20/14 10:02 A

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VICKY-- THATS SUCH A GREAT IDEA!! I WILL HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT :))
ROSE-- WE DO HAVE TO LEAVE IT UP TO HIM THE CREATOR, WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM BUT WE HAVE TO SAY LIKE YOU SAID GOD I AM LEAVING IT UP TO YOU AND I KNOW YOU WILL GUIDE ME AND SIVE ME STRENGTH AND THEN EVERYTHING WILL FALL INTO PLACE..
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BUSY BUSY BUSY............ITS PRETTY DEAD AT WORK, PATIENTS NOT SHOWING UP--A LITTLE FRUSTRATING WHEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT FOR PEOPLE emoticon
I AM DOING WELL ON THIS NEW DIET, I WENT TO THE GYM YESTERDAY AND THIS IS DAY 4 OF THE DIET EATING PRETTY HEALTHY AND I AM NOT HUNGRY BUT BOY AM I BEING TESTED...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL..

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Hello everyone...I have just decided that some things are beyond my control and I have to let go and let God. Let Him? The Creator of the Universe? What I mean is, I just need to realize my place and His. I sometimes (quite often, to be honest) want things to be in my timetable and not His. I worry and get frustrated all because I forget to put it all in His hands. I thank you all for your prayers. They are getting me through...You are all such a blessing. Blessings. emoticon

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12/19/14 2:07 P

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Thanks, Sue...


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12/19/14 11:08 A

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Vicky I will ask a friend of mine. She has done that before. Back to you later. sue

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12/19/14 6:26 A

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Good morning, all! Just popping in here real quick before work to ask, does any one know of a good online Bible study on weightloss? Something we can print off & share on Tuesday nights with the girls?

Have a great day, all...

Vicky

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12/18/14 9:57 P

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Hi guys! Wrapping to do, giftcards to stuff,pictures to organize,clean my house, my kids rooms yuk..teacher gifts check,busdriver gift check,secret santa gift check..i get to spend the day with my hubby tomorrow(excited)we have both been so busy..hmm i have to go grocery shopping for xmas eve..and i have started a diet called fatlossity then im working sat going to a xmas get together n a bday party,,the kids are singing in church this sun cant wait to see them...lets all enjoy our holidays even though we are all so busy lets not forgot whats important as the people around us..bless you all

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12/18/14 7:33 P

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We drove to Wheeling and visited with my Spark friend. We had lunch and then drove back. It was nice to just be away and for us to travel together. I still have packages to wrap. All music things are over and we don't get started again until the first full week in January.

NO snow yet. It is cold 27 degrees.

Vicky I hope you do go to the cabin for a break. Sometimes being with nature and just relaxing is the best for reducing the stress in our lives.

Ann, Glad to hear you are going to get a break too. Hope all goes well for your family at Christmas.

We have no big pressure now except that I haven't done any cards. I will tackle that soon and I know they will be late.

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Just a minute before my lunch is over, so I am checking in.....haven't even read all of your wonderful posts I love so much......I have time off between Christmas and New Years so I hope to have some time to relax. Will catch up then

Ann

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12/18/14 6:23 A

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Sometimes you gotta take a break from everything going on. I feel one of those breaks coming on for me. I'm looking into renting a cabin for a few days up in Cook Forest or Tionesta, here in Pa. Its been a trying year, with our grandkids growing more dependent on us for emotional support, now that they're 12 & 14, since their dad doesn't really make any time for them in his life. But they've both asked Jesus into their hearts, so they have the one true Father in their lives.

So, Christmas is coming, my shopping is done, and I'm ready for school to be out for a couple of weeks.

Have a lovely day, all...


Vicky

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SCDALYNCH's Photo SCDALYNCH Posts: 8,018
12/17/14 9:44 P

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Well, The big music luncheon is over. Tomorrow my husband and I are driving to Wheeling WV to visit a Sparkpeople friend I met on the WV site. She and I have talked on the phone but not met in person. Dave and I are taking a day to just do something that isn't work.... I
Snow was forecast but we haven't seen any yet. Tired tonight.

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12/15/14 7:38 P

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Prayers for all of you that you receive a blessing this season. Ann, I hope your husband has heard something soon. Vickie, You should be getting a break soon. Our schools are over this Friday and it is only 1/2 a day. Rose, I am so glad you have heard such good things about your mother. I am still praying for Sudie. Liz we are all a bit stressed at this time. There is so much pressure to get more and more done. KIds are just being kids and see what buttons they can push. I was sure glad to see this week over. Mellie We just had a Planet Fitness open here. You have had a lot this year. I pray your next year has more blessings.

I was moving along pretty good and still at 158 lbs BUT today we were so late driving back from playing at the nursing home that we stopped at Burger King. We took home the sandwich. I had salad made for tonight BUT I ate the whopper with cheese really quick. It just doesn't do well for me to get too hungry. I weigh in at my doctor apt on January 27th. I really have to watch. I think I gain watching people eat. It is helpful that I am not alone in this. It is so good to hear form all of you.

One more nursing home and then Wednesday there will be the music luncheon. I have most of my stuff ready. It is as I have said at the church now that we have lessons there. As of today there are 49 signed up. it has been at my house with the most coming 38 or so. It took moving all the furniture around and extra chairs and tables. I am so grateful it is not here this year. God just answered my prayers with this man coming from Greensburg PA to do lessons.

Today was a repeat of cookie baking. More ginger cookie and more dog cookies for my animals and my friends animals Tonight I made Belgian Waffle cookies called Galettes
I have an electric Galette iron this year.

After Wednesday I have to get my cards out. Some may not get out this year. I use a company called Send Out Cards. you make up the card and then send it to all the people you check in your directory. I'd like to send the ones out to my family in Sweden and my friends in Ireland. Then I will go for the people that live in other states. This may work out as there are a few days left.

We made it to this Monday and we have a whole week ahead. We can make it a good one.
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12/15/14 5:03 P

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Thank you for all your prayers. I have got all my Christmas shopping done, and can now sit back and enjoy it! I am missing mom, but have received many condolences and fond words about her. I think that she will enjoy spending Christmas in heaven this year. I am also thankful that she will not have to suffer any more pain. I think that God figured she had done what she was sent here to do, and just called her home. Please continue to keep Sudie in your prayers. Merry Christmas to all! Blessings.

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Hello, all. Just thinking about the Christmas season and about all of us who've lost a loved one over the past year. Praying for God's comfort for everyone.

Gained a bunch from Thanksgiving on, but it's finally coming off again. I really wanted to be a lot farther along(didn't we all), but at least I'm not where I was when I started this year. I've had a LOT of knee pain over the weekend(another incentive to get this weight off), but I found that if I keep moving, it doesn't hurt as much.

So, how are you all doing? Sue, I think you must be the busiest of us all!



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12/14/14 7:31 P

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Still a lot to do before Christmas. This week 2 more places to play music. We play Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday there will be about 45 gathered at my church to have a luncheon. In past years we have been about 30 or less and it was at my house. It is an answer to my prayers that we are not having this at my house this year. The music class at the church has grown and the numbers are way more than I can do . I have learned that I have reached the age of diminishing returns on what your body can get done in a day.

I still pray for all of you, that you have a good family time for this holiday season. I know we push to get a lot done but we also need to take a breath and prepare for the celebration of Jesus birth . I need to do this too. These past weeks have been hectic.

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12/14/14 3:11 P

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Good Afternoon Everyone,
I hope everyone is well & happy..I weighed myself on weds morning after having chinese the night before and i was not happy to see how much i had gained over carelessness..We had a tough week @ work, mon we had a young man hand my sister what looked like a suicide note that didnt make any sense at all(not a patient or known person)we dont even know who he was?
Tues our dentist stuck herself with an instrument during a procedure on a known hep c pt(the day i had chinese for dinner)
Weds I had a small child throw up all over me..
Thurs more crazies,,i was off that day & found out my in law was in the hospital which turned out ok..
Fri very very busy and had a pt that was traveling from poland on a vessel that had also come from Africa(ebola yikes!!)delivering clementines,,that wanted us to commit fraud to save her pennies of dental work..
Sat i had a blow out with my son only 7 but, got on my nerves and i took away all his wrestling videos cuz i think he is obsessed and is changing his attitude(he quit cubscouts also)
Today we went to church & now i am taking it all in and whoooo,, am i glad that week is in the past :)
I have however started exercising everyday again and trying to hang in there, my body is sore and tired, but i feel good and i cant wait to see changes..

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12/13/14 11:32 A

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Rose, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family.

As the year winds down, I have been thinking of all that has happened this year: My friend and a neighbor who each lost a daughter, my daughter's car wreck,/surgeries/healing, my son graduating/beginning college, my husband's company finally deciding to keep everyone on one shift instead of jumping between 2 shifts all the time (begins in Jan.), changes in my work place...it has been a lot, but I have so much for which to be thankful in my life!

Good news: Planet Fitness is coming to our town (cheap fitness center). Since the recession hit several years ago, our city has done without the big chain fitness centers and were left with only the overly expensive ones. Planet Fitness won't open until mid-Jan., but I am looking forward to it!

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12/11/14 1:56 P

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Ann you said it beautifully. Thank you. Yes our prayers are with Rose, Sudie and the family.

Today is a not so busy day. I have been not so good about leaving the sugar alone. I am making myself a chard. My yearly exam is in January and I really want to be down a bit more.
Company and more food seems to haunt me.

We have sunshine and cold today. It can stay like this for a while. I just don't like ice and snowl

Smile and have a good day.
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Rose, Sudie and family we lift you up in our prayers for you....so glad you got to do your reading. Lord, please especially be with Sudie today - cover her with your wings and let your love and your precious blood shed for her be manifested today in her healing in her body, and in her mind. Let the peace that passeth all understanding be given to her in multiple amounts. Let each and every member of the family have peaceful sleep tonight and in the nights to come.

Love to you Rose....you are strong in the Lord and just imagine yourself crawling up into Jesus' arms and let Him comfort you.

Hi to one and all, its back to work for me.

Ann

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12/10/14 9:05 A

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Wednesday morning and I am wondering where Tuesday went.

Rose, prayers are still going for you and your family.

Today it is 36 and we are to get light snow. It keeps warming up enough to keep the snow from covering and staying.

Music class today and that will be fun, I got out and shopped and got my hair done. It sure is an improvement.

Stay warm and safe Sue

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Thanks everyone for the prayers! The service was beautiful and I was able to do a reading I wrote...I know that there will be times of great sadness ahead, but I am at peace that she is with the Lord. I appreciate all of your concern and ask that you continue to pray for my family and me, but especially my sister Sudie. She found mom, and is taking this the hardest. She is also very physicallyl ill. Thank you. Blessings.

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Monday morning and off to start another week. Last week we ate out a lot. This week only on Monday and Tuesday. I am up 2 pounds again today. Weigh in again next Monday. We have not been to the gym for a week. I am hoping to get there this week. I need to get back on the protein and off sugar.

Good to hear form everyone and keeping you in my prayers. .

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Good Evening!!
emoticon boy is it cold outside!! Dear Rose i hope everything went as well as it could yesterday, it is a very sad thing losing a parent..what helps me is remembering the good things..God is always watching over us and i truly believe my mom as well as yours is sitting right beside him, watching over us giving us comfort when we need it. its funny sometimes i will be thinking about her and when i start crying something so beautiful appears like a deer just staring back at me or an open field of flowers of her favorite color & i just know its her emoticon emoticon Prayers for you and your family.
Vicky-What is causing all this fluid retention? it sounds uncomfortable, i hope you figure it out.
Pasquale- emoticon emoticon keep up the great work!!
Sue-you are a busy woman but it sounds like your life is such a blessing as you are such a blessing to others.. emoticon
Ann- I am so glad your husbands surgery went well, although sometimes when we are feeling so good we tend to not follow post-op instructions, do have patience, we all falter sometimes..

I myself had a busy weekend, yesterday was my daughters bday she turned 5 & we had a medieval castle bday party and it was so much fun the kids dressed up as a prince or princess, she was treated like a queen,danced with her daddy, had their faces painted, played games and got lots of prizes!! My dad cooked a boiled dinner today and it was delicious with kale soup, then me and the hubby went to the gym but i was still full from the lunch at dads..I moved my treadmill in my bedroom to make it more accessible so hopefully i can get up early tomorrow and do some exercise..If I can just get myself back into a routine i could lose some weight..wish me luck & be blessed!! emoticon


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Rose I am hoping you are okay and your family was a good support this weekend.

Sunday night and I am rested a bit. we went to church and dropped off a few things to people on the way home. i slept most of the afternoon. There were 15 at my house yesterday for lunch. There were to be 18 but 3 were no show. I had ham and the drinks. The food they brought was good. I did over eat and the biggest problem was the salty ham.
Anyway that big to do is over. The tables were put together and on Friday evening. It all worked out and they liked the door prize of my snowman. I need to make 2 more by Tuesday.

Great news to hear the success story of weight loss. It really helps if you have a support group.

Here we go with Monday again. Hang in there everyone.

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12/7/14 9:07 A

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Congratulations on your weightloss!!! I'm so proud of you!

I'm doing okay here, no major loss but holding my own. Right now my hands are swollen and my wedding rings actually fit. I've gone a long time without wearing them, just wearing a band that is a size smaller. I'm happy for a chance to wear them, but I wish I wasn't carrying so much fluid...

Well, church this morning, and then maybe the bread store afterwards, if I remember. Have a lovely Sunday, all...

Vicky

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Prayers for Rose and her family. Sorry for your loss! I joined a weight loss group at my church in June. I'm the only male in the group. No pressure right! I have lost 42 pounds since June and am endeavoring to lose 70 more next year. I am within 3 pounds of my year end goal of reaching 250. It is different this time losing weight. I have given it to God and he will do his will with me! I have been yo-yo dieting for all my adult life (40 plus years) and where has it gotten me: 120 pounds heavier! My wife and I are following the 'Eat to Live' diet by Dr. Joel Furhman. It is a very good way to eat. Hope you all have success in you weight loss journeys!


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Where did ;yesterday go???? I made it through the Wednesday night service with my job as hostess with cookies. The cookies were a hit and they disappeared in a short time. Only a few left to take home. Yesterday I cleaned house and Dave and I did the ham for the luncheon here tomorrow. Two are not coming so there will only be 16. I have the table ready and set. The house looks good. I will have to vacuum the rugs in the morning. The dogs shed at night.


Prayer tonight and tomorrow morning for Rose and family. May the Lord give her strength. May her family support each other in love and may the sadness be less as they remember the wonderful times with their mother. She will always be in their heart.
May you feel our support around you at this time.
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Hello everyone: and a special hello to the new members of our group.....I would love to hear from you on the Daily Check In.

My hubby overdid it on the first day after his surgery reading two chapters in his book. (We have a class on Wednesday night at church and we are taking The Power of Right Believing so the words were good and uplifting by the author Joseph Prince. But he also forgot to take the eye drops yesterday at the beginning of the day (he might have been sleeping) so he squeezed the two drops that he was supposed to take in a day into the few hours between supper time and bed time. Hmmmm I don't think that is the way to do it. Grace grace grace. Lord protect him even so you love us all!

Then we both slept in this morning. Our alarm is set to come on with gentle music and I guess at some level we must have been partly awake because all of a sudden the anouncement came on .....boldly ...... loudly......"Its 7:21" and we both got up with a start. Considering we usually get up at 6:15 or 6:30 that was late. So, we made it to work in 10 minutes before my start time. I usually like to get here l/2 hour early but not today. However my hubby found a quick route and we made it from the burbs to downtown in eight minutes flat and no speeding!

Also I am confessing I had a muffin, large size from the 7/11 store with a decaf coffee. I think it must be about 5 breads. I had to buy my lunch but it was much better choice, I bought a julienne salad with diet ranch dressing. A much better choice. But I know why I ususally bring my lunch from home because I save mucho dollars. I spent $11.00 on this big salad and a large coffee!

Have a great day everyone! Still praying for you Rose and your family too. Sending a virtual hug to you all.

Ann

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Rose, think of us Sparkfriends as being with you in Spirit, holding you up. Lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus. This is a hard time for you and your family, I know. We went through this with my brother just over a year ago. Very hard. You will find some comfort remembering with the people attending. Remember to keep drinking water or tea, take a rest from standing, get some fresh air. Sending you a virtual hug today.

My Terry had both eyes done with laser surgery on December 2nd and we were only expecting the left eye. Nevertheless much less invasive than the cataract surgery he had. He has to take eye drops but is already driving -- he tried to read but it is too hurtful to his eyes right now. So it is hard to hold him back, but good for him for trying.

I have to get back to work -- was so busy took lunch at 1:45 - 2:45 but had the best lunch ever. not hungry any more.

Blessings to one and all,

Ann

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12/3/14 5:45 P

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Rose you are in my prayers and your family too.

too busy today. Advent service this evening and not much time to send a note.
Prayers for all of you to stay safe and healthy.
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dear friends, please continue to pray for me and my family as the funeral is this Saturday and then we have to go through my mom's things. Blessings.

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Rose So sorry for your loss,,may god comfort you & your family.xo

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Just finished reading all of the posts since November 28th. Rose I am so sorry for your loss and send you and Sudie a big virtual hug! May the memories that you had together as a family keep you warm today. Peaceful sleep in the arms of Jesus for you all.

It was fun to read all of your Thanksgiving stories of food, fun and family.

What a wonderful thing for Grandmas to hear that one of their Grands has welcomed Jesus into their heart. Haylee came to you first Vicky, what an early Christmas present!

I see that you are all busy and I love hearing about it. Thanks for the prayers for my Terry and if you can think of him again today, December 2 at 9 a.m. he will be having his eye operation today. The family Doctor called and spoke to Terry last night and he is going to fill out the second set of papers regarding the tax credit and send it in today.

We went and sang at the Retirement home on Sunday and I thought we did pretty good. We need to bring a second microphone though as we did quite a little microphone dance from the singers to the speaker and Terry almost tripped on the cord! We always tell everyone that we are not professionals but we make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Most everyone likes it and as we leave they all thank us for coming. We sang songs from their songbook, but we did some Christmas songs at the end and we had a request to do Silent Night again. And we were invited to stay behind and have birthday cake (yes I did have it because we did not have time to eat lunch in between church service and this service.....I caved!) Anyway, as we were sitting there one older lady said to another lady, "Were you here for the hymn sing?" The other lady said "No". The first lady said, "That is good because they couldn't sing!" Ouch that hurt! I am sure she did not know we were sitting there. I have to get a tougher skin because that bothered me -- we even practiced Saturday afternoon! Oh well, I had to think back to the reason we were doing it -- all for Jesus! With a couple of days distance, I can laugh about it now. Well back to work for me....I came at 7:15 a.m. today and I don't start til 8:30 but if I wanted a ride I had to come in early or take the bus.

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Prayers again today for all of you my friends.

Help!!
I have tried to upload the picture of the snowmen I am making so we will see if they show up.
They did and also appear 3 times. I want to delete the extra ones. How do I delete the extra pictures. I tried to change the picture you see when I post but I can't seem to find a way to do that either. There is all kinds of information you would think that delete wouldn't be so hard to find.
More tomorrow.
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Praying God's comfort for you & your family, Rose. I'm so sorry...


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Rose Prayers for Sudie and your family. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Rain here and 56 degrees. Not a nice day but the warmer temperature makes it a safer day on the roads.

Prayers for all of you to be healthy and safe.
Busy weekend here
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Hello everyone. Hope your Thanksgiving was good. Thanks to all of you for the prayers for my mother. She was at my sister's and passed away on Friday. In a way it was a blessing because she didn't have to suffer through chemotherapy or the return of cancer. Please pray for my sister Sudie as she is taking it harder than anyone. God bless all of you today.

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Just took the dog out. It's 58 and beautiful!


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Yes that is a good question.

All the snow is gone now. It is in the 60's today.
Busy week coming up.
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Okay, what's the "sweet tooth challenge"?

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boy oh boy you are a woman of all trades!! I gave my daughter change today while we were out getting groceries to put in the kettle when we got outside :)) I wanted to decorate my tree emoticon today but I was so exhausted from my day that I didn't-there's always tomorrow i guess..first we went to the gym emoticon emoticon then picked up some groceries emoticon then I went to get my hair done-had some caramel highlights put in emoticon then i had to pick up my son cuz he didn't want to come with us emoticon then i went by my dads to pick up the mail & then i came home to make spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread(that i preportioned for me) decorated my daughters room with the frozen theme because tomorrow is her bday emoticon !! she will be 5 yrs old!! emoticon boy does time go by emoticon Her party is next sat so tomorrow we will try and make it as special as we can(hubby working)..Have a wonderful day!

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Today Dave and I rang the bell for the Salvation Army kettles. Our Kiwanis club volunteers for that and we take a 2 hour shift. My friend from Grafton WV was coming to town and she and I went to lunch. Then she came home with me and helped me make little hats for the snowmen I am making for door prizes. When I get them done I will take a picture of them. It was the best day.

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I love hearing about your Holidays! I can tell I had ham yesterday because my hands are so swollen I can barely type. Today starts a fluid fast with just tea, coffee, water, juice and maybe some low sodium chicken broth. I think maybe I will steam some veggies for myself for supper.

Bob & Nathaniel are going out in the woods today to find a hunting spot for deer season, which starts Monday. Bob doesn't hunt, but Nathaniel is 14 and his father didn't invite him to go with him, so his Pap is going to take him. I hope he gets a big one!

I am going to relax today...

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emoticon it snowed a little yesterday and then again this morning. Enough to have the car covered but then it melted by the time i got to the city i work in. emoticon it was very cold though and still is. That is so funny Sue, i did the same thing with the food I sent everyone home with something. I had bought these aluminum bowls with covers so that everybody could make a doggy bag & then at my Dads i sent them home with desserts..lol.. emoticon I kept some food but took some to lunch today and hubby did as well and the rest I threw out, just kept some veggies and squash..I did eat too much though, not as much as i would've usually but i did have alot of wine emoticon emoticon emoticon managed not to get tipsy though,,in fact it didn't effect me at all. Tomorrow i will be hitting the gym and then getting my hair done emoticon emoticon and i started planning ahead with my meals today..So far so good..Good Night and God Bless emoticon

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This morning we left early and got out to the road to see a whole group of Tom Turkeys walking past our driveway. They just kept going. Turkey season is over now so I guess they knew they were safe.

Wonderful news, Vicky from you about Haylee. It is so good to have a JOY pop into our lives.

Ann, I will pray for your husband. My husband has had a time with paper work. He was in charge of the estate when his Dad died. If the one place didn't send it in on time he had to start over. I pray you are not left too long and get the money you need.

Liz, what a wonderful day. Your family worked so well together. That is a blessing.

I didn't do bad yesterday. We ate at daughter's and I left what I had cooked there. We took home a little turkey for Dave. I was so proud of myself. She wanted to give me some of everything and I said no we have a lot at home. You will use it. They don't have a lot and so I know it worked out great. When they come here I send most all of the food that is left home with them. Now I will have the Christmas dinner here at our house. God is good and he helps us be strong.

It has snowed all day and everything is covered. We are to have a warmer day tomorrow. It will all melt. It looks clean and pretty tonight. Stay safe and warm and in good health.
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Good Afternoon Everybody,

So glad to hear everyone is doing great!! I will add Terry to my prayers that you will indeed receive that amount of money you so need and may it be more abundant than you imagine. Yesterday was a success- I cooked the turkey and had 13 of us over for dinner my sister cooked the ham, squash & mashed, my brother did the stuffing, My dad marinated the turkey and stuffing in the bird & some roasted potatoes and my other brother brought sweet potatoe pie. Along with that we had desserts from everyone so there was plenty to eat. we had dinner at our house then we made a pit stop at my in-laws & then back to my dads for some dessert. It was great how everyone got together and helped out-What a team, I am blessed for such a wonderful family..My dad was so happy to have everyone there, although my mom was truly missed and always will be, we managed to have a good time in her memory..
Today i have restarted my health eating habits and doing a little bit of work(I figure i have 20-25 days to lose some weight before xmas) yikes!! I went and did some black friday shopping but didn't find much worth my buck. Tomorrow I will put up our tree and begin our elf on the shelf..soooo exciting!!!!! Take care and God Bless everyone

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Well, I am in my post-Thanksgiving funk right now. You know, the one where you realize that you have to get back on track as soon as possible, or all is lost! I still have to get thru dinner today. Bob had to work yesterday, (darn Walmart!), so Holly and I are cooking ham today. I think tomorrow I'm going back on just liquids to detox and get a head start on getting the sugar back out of my system. I don't go back to work until Tuesday, so I should be over most of the grumpies by then...

Did I tell you, (I should have read thru the posts to see), that my granddaughter Haylee asked Jesus to come into her heart, (her words!), and I was the first one she told? She didn't even tell her mom, she wanted me to tell her for her. If I already told you all, it bears repeating!!! God is soooo good!

Holly came in the door with a Christmas tree for me. I haven't had a big one in years! AND, I have NEVER had it up before Thanksgiving! Hopi has finally gotten used to it and ignores it now. She is so bad. I know that if I move my couch out, half the ornaments are back there. I just keep putting more on the tree. Holly got the tree at the second hand store and while she was there, bought a bunch of old ornaments, and I mean antique! I love it! Those ones are up high away from Hopi!

Well, aren't I chatty today? Have a lovely day, all...


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Glad to hear Dave's report was a good one. So glad you were safe on the road ....everyone be safe out there! Snowy here too but it seems milder sometimes when the snow is there and there is no wind like the other night woowie it was windy and knocked down some sections of gates in our subdivision. No not ours thankfully. Hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend....us Crazy Canucks are at work today. I came in 30 minutes early to beat the weather and the traffic so I have a bit of time to correspond with my sparkfriends.

My husband has been trying to get a Disability Tax Credit and it has been lots of paperwork and waiting. We got a four page report this week saying it is denied as the doctor did not hand in a response to second set of questions. It was shocking to see but it was basically the way it was worded, it is only on hold until the doctor responds and they will open it up for perusal once again when the new info is received. Apparently, it would go back several years and the tax credit could be a goodly amount which would really help to pay for Terry's meds. He has several disabilities which are congestive heart failure*, neuropathy from diabetes and he has vision difficulties with three eye operations last year and another one slated for December 2nd. He would really rather have his healing manifested - he is already a miracle man because way back when he was on a heart transplant list, and used to take 60 pills a day. *His heart shrunk back down to almost normal size and he did not have to have the surgery. He still takes meds for it though, just not as many. He has to take other meds now, including pain meds.. The eye problems and the neuropathy are new basically about one year and a half that he is working with. Anyway, if you could add him to your prayer list....getting the tax credit would lessen his worries about finances.

Well I must start work now its almost 8:30 am.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Dave got a good report from the doctor on Tuesday. It usually takes an hour and a half to drive from our house to the Magee hospital. There was an accident and we waited for 40 minutes to get through the Tunnel. It was another wait to get on I 70 toward home. we were 2hour and a half and got home at 6 pm;. Our daughter had run down and put the dogs back in the house and so we just had to feed them and leave for our Kiwanis meeting.

Today we have snow and more snow. It is 33 degrees and the grass has a covering. It has been too warm to stick on the ground here. Higher elevations have several inches down. I pray you are all safe and well.

We are going to daughter and son in law's for dinner today.
Blessings to all.
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Sue: you can express all of our feelings --- I cannot add anything execept Amen. Be blessed everyone.....I am done with lunch so this is very short. Lets cast all our cares on Jesus!

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Prayers for all of you my dear friends. I pray for each one to have the strength for the situations we face and for your families to be able to be together supporting each other. We are all part of God's family and that is where we have strength in our needs.

Today we drive to Pittsburgh for Dave's last appointment after the hip surgery. It will take the day so I am writing now. WE will see our niece and be able to give her her Christmas presents. She leaves for Louisiana to be with her Mom and Step Dad for Christmas.

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Rose ,,Hang in there & be strong and trust in the Lord for he can do great things through you..Spend this time with your MoM as much as you can, your mom will surely need you & your sister. Each of you give her something different from your hearts & i truly believe she knows and needs that right now.Take care & be a blessing to those around you..I will keep you, your sister and mom in my prayers..xo

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emoticon I cannot believe a whole week has gone by!!I have been eating everything under the sun & my roof,,lol.. emoticon I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder/back & today its quite annoying!!I think i will wait for Thanksgiving to pass then try again becuz right now I just do not have the willpower emoticon So nice to hear from everyone..Take care n God Bless

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I went over to a good friend's house the other day and didn't refuse a good sandwich and chips. I didn't do so well over the weekend, but have been doing ok today. Let's all pray for each other as we are entering the holiday season. It is a tough time to resist temptation and also sometimes a rough time emotionally. My prayers are with you all.

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Are we all alike and yet different. I didn't do bad over the weekend but with Thanksgiving dinner ahead It is going to be hard. I was really hungry tonight. I worked outside for 3 hours yesterday afternoon because we had so many branches and dead stuff to pick up. This is the second time I have hauled away 5 big loads of leaves and twigs. We played music today and It was dark with high winds. Well it looks like I was never out there. It reminds me of dieting. You work at it really hard and drop a few pounds. Then in a minute it is back on. I am still fighting the up two pounds down two pounds.

You are all a blessing to me. emoticon emoticon

I know I am not alone in this struggle.
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My weekend wasn't great either, other than spending time with Haylee. I was miserable this morning when I woke up from eating so poorly. Today I have done much better...

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Well I am feeling pretty good - I recorded most of my food last week, but not on weekend - starting today I have breakfast and lunch in. I am making this group as my reward. Let me explain.....if I enter my food first then I can come into this group daily check in and send a message and read all of your lovely posts. I feel hopeful this will encourage me to record my food. I am not going to condemn myself about the weekend. Love to one and all! Gotta get back to work now. emoticon

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Good news again from Mellie. It is so good to hear your daughter is on the mend. legs and feet are a very big part of living.

Vicky, you and granddaughter will have time to bond. I will pray for her too. Yes from age 6 to 12 is a big part of growing up.

The BIG one for all of us was said well by Vicky. We need self control. Lord give us strength to feed the hungry family and enjoy their company. Please give us the courage to say "NO" to some of the wonderful extra food we set before us.

Prayers for all and enjoy this weekend.
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