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7/27/16 7:51 A

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Yes it is Missy.

Oh no! It sounds like you should have been in the hospital with heavy antibiotics going! This is super serious and I am so sorry that you have suffered so much and continue to do so. You remain in our prayers as well, honey. I'm praying for a complete cleansing of all that harms and hurts you. God knows of every little speck. I need to be in that flow too! I pray for healing and restoration of us all in the days ahead.....and for God's comfort, instruction and peace in the midst of our trials.

I've had a lot of rest while off but did get the laundry done, an oil change for my car and a light shopping trip. Today I need to catch up on my cleaning and prepare for my return to work tomorrow.

I had nightmares last night......several in fact so was glad to wake up and get up! My baby cat must have been hungry. He was jumping up the storm door when I opened up. I was an hour behind schedule apparently. Sweet kitties.

I'll go start on my kitchen. It needs some attention this morning. I love you ladies and as always, thank God for each of you.

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so sorry to hear that...
a friend of my hubby's.he works with.. dies suddenly at 51... time is so short

well i have been sick sick sick...and im still sick...was at urgent care friday..said i had ecoli in my urine..took cipro for 3 days..still having sharp kidney pain...go to my PA yesterday...which i will never go back to...(they were so rude)...anyway...i get sent for kidney and bladder ultrasound..which comes back normal...wbc is high..and the c-reactive protein in blood 4 times what it should be...ok...im still having bad back pain...along with stomach pain..so i call by GI doc back on stool test...and yes....it showed positive for a bad bacteria...that can lead to kidney failure and death...i am dehydrated..it can lead to colitis ..which i fear i may have..the pain is crazy..anyway just thought I would update ya'll
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I pray for an easy procedure an speedy recovery. I just read online that one f our tenants was killed in a head on crash yesterday morning. She was 64. I am so sad and :hope she was saved.


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Phew, what a day you had!

Oh boy, tomorrow I get my tooth extracted! I wouldn't be as concerned if they weren't putting me under anesthesia! I can take it - I really can! I've had at least six or seven teeth pulled, trust me, I can take it! I had my four wisdom teeth pulled on the same day without any trouble at all - I can take it!!! Of course, I was 26 at the time - LOL! I just don't get why my other dentist wouldn't put this root canal tooth out when he pulled my other one out. He said because this one was a root canal tooth he didn't want to do it - he did the other one!!! Grrr! Maybe this one looked different to him. Anesthesia makes me sick to my tummy, that's why I dread this; but she gave me anti-nausea meds to take before and after, so I should be alright. Okay, I had my whine. The Lord will take care of me - I just have to remember that before I remember the other stuff! God's grace is always sufficient - Amen!

Okay, now that we have that out of the way. I hope that you have a very blessed and joyful 1st Day with the Lord. Rejoice in Him. Give Him all the Praise that He is due, for He is a wondrous and awesome God! Hallelujah!

God bless, Kim

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Yes he is! I'll bet they are much more comfy. That was a good idea.

So glad that migraine passed fairly quickly. That for sure is one thing I'm thankful not to struggle with. My Mom did in her younger years and I hurt for her and those who do suffer with them..

I don't track much anymore either except on paper. I was looking for something to play with. Now I have other stuff! I may load an app, just in case? I was playing with the camera yesterday and I thought I was never going to get it turned off! Now I need to delete my face and three shots of my water bottle.

I am having trouble at night. I am up every single hour to go to the bathroom. I was so exhausted by 5, I stayed up. From 9 PM until 5 AM....eight times and it's making me grumpy. This wasn't the first night of it but I pray it's the last. I had some trouble going back to sleep a couple of times.

I had a super busy morning yesterday. I had two at one time doing rentals, Rented five in all.
I'm glad I'd unlocked some units before I left work Friday. It wasn't even 9:00 when the swarm came. It did settle down a bit later and I got some paperwork done and play time in.
I got the golf cart charged up for another run today. I had a reservation for a 10X15 that didn't come and I rented the two I had unlocked to others so I'll unlock another when I get there today.
I rented one yesterday to a guy, retried from the military and sheriff's dept., 57 and now a full time student in a local college. That would never be my cup of tea! He was a talker.....

Coffee is ready and I'm ready for it........got my cats fed and am ready to wake up and greet this new day. Have a good one at your place!

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7/23/16 3:29 P

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We saw the mama bird today, she isn't a wren after all. She's some type of a red bird. All red on top and a light brown tummy. He rigged a fan on the next strut over so that mom can get her car in and out and tomorrow all she has to do is plug in the fan and it's ready to go. They look so much more comfortable. Wade checks on them several times during the day. We feel better now knowing that the mama is coming back to feed and water them. My man is a really good guy.

I woke up with a migraine this morning and was pretty nauseous. I ended up taking my meds and drinking some caffeine and then going back to bed. Praise the Lord it didn't last long and when I got up a couple of hours later I was fine.

Oh, I thought about this too, there is an app that you can put on your table for free that makes putting your food in the tracker easier on those kinds of devices. Just choose apps at the top of your tablet and then search for spark people tracker and download that. It should make tracking easier. It will take a bit to get used to because it's different that what you are used to, but after a bit you'll like it. I don't track any more so I only used it a couple of times.

Well, I guess I'll let you get to what you were doing. Love ya. Always in my prayers.

God bless, Kim

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1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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I'm finding that out as I toddle around on it! I was able to find my recent posts, do the spark team points, got the bonus spin but it wouldn't let me do it, no biggie. I'm able to read articles and post now so I'm good to go. I tried to log food but did something wrong maybe as it didn't post when I clicked add...oh well. What do I want anyway? A 6 inch lap top?

Oh good! That's a blessing and I'm so glad it's better. Walking isn't over rated at all! Neither is sleep emoticon I'm so thankful for God's mercy and care for us.

Awww....poor birds. That is so sweet and tenderhearted of Wade, trying to make them more comfortable. I'll bet that happens a lot and I never thought of the heat in those places. I've seen nests in many places like that and that never crossed my mind. We get a lot of sparrows setting up housekeeping at the office, under the awning and in spaces where the buildings are fitted with rain spouts.

Oh that is pretty good! You are more technically advanced than I, with the synching etc. Enjoy using it! I've never even been able to figure out how to use my heart rate monitor's features. The buttons are too tiny and I can't see! It might help if I could find the instructions. Otherwise it's a $60 watch with a heart rate monitor.

I did slip over to the Dr's office to pick up a vial of insulin yesterday. I am so blessed to have it! I took a deposit in as well so it wasn't all a personal errand.

I'm going to get my coffee and get my day started. I had a good one at the office yesterday....way better than Thursday. I'll have a good weekend, looking forward to my off days coming up emoticon Blessings to all.....


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Bren, they do different formats for phones and tablets so they can give you the information that you need, but not all the stuff because there isn't as much room on the phone and tablet. I'ts very abbreviated information. If you tried the SP app on the phone, it isn't anything like what you get on the computer. I just thought of that since I'm so used to using both the ones on my tablet and the ones on my computer. I don't use anything on my phone, it's too abbreviated. I rarely even answer my mail on my phone for that reason too.

My ankle is almost completely healed. It just hurts a little when I move it to the side, but I am walking normally now. Just a twist. Thank you all for your prayers.

We have some baby birds under Mom's carport. There are four baby wrens. Not sure where the mom is. She built her nest in one of the cross beams near the roof of the car port and it gets really hot up there. Well these poor things were lifting their heads today and just panting they were so hot, so Wade got a fan and put it up on a table so that they could feel the air moving over them and they are doing much better. He also put a rug on the roof right over where their nest is so that the sun isn't beating right down on their nesting area. That should help tomorrow too since it is supposed to be hotter still. They were reaching so far out I thought for sure they were going to do a header right onto the ground. We'll fill these spaces next year so no birds can make a nest in there again!

My Fitbit came today. I can check my heart rate, sleep, steps, calorie usage, etc on it. Zulily was having a sale on them, so I was able to get one. It's a Fitbit Charge. I've synched it to my phone so I can look on there and see how I did over the day. So far I've walked 940 steps and burned 1140 calories! LOL! That isn't too bad for me.

Well, I better let y'all go now. I'll talk to you tomorrow. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Thanks Kim! If only I could....stay off the step stool emoticon Why cabinets are built so high with shelves normal people can't reach or use is beyond me. I need things designed for the Roloff's I suppose. (Little People, Big World) It does hurt me, each time I have to use it too....my hips and back as well. This last time, working in the bathroom, I was up and down 4 times.

Oh NO! That doesn't sound good at all! Now Wade's response was really funny but the situation wasn't and I can hear my daddy in any flip flop comments! I'll refrain from making any, after my slip and fall in my Croc wanna-bes that time. I pray you didn't hurt yourself seriously tho it sounds very painful and any fall feels serious! I sure hope it didn't hurt your back any further too. Praying for a full and speedy recovery. Our poor feet and ankles.....and on up...(knees, hips, back, neck....ya know) have a big job to do, in supporting us and moving us around.

Double no....on losing another root canal tooth. After all you've been thru already emoticon I'm having a sympathy cry for you. I lost my one and only root canal tooth. I'm much too big a sissy to ever do a repeat. Yes...the expense adds insult to injury! I see we are still here this morning so yep....God will make a way in ALL things....

I called my Dr.'s office Wednesday to ask for insulin and the nurse has some set back for me to pick up on Monday....unless I want to drive over to get it today at lunch? I'll see. I mentioned the pain issues and she said I'd have to see Dr. Ryali to get something of course, so I told her if I'm still having trouble in September, I'll discuss it with her. It would be wonderful to NOT be having it by then.

I can't figure out how to get to my recent posts on my Fire. I did that one time but it was an accident. I've gotten to my page a few times and seen mobile chat which I don't do chat...but it would be nice to be able to play on it while the computer is hinky at the office. I was however, able to stay on g-mail long enough yesterday to get my sale ad to the paper and her response...woohoo! I'll find out if I can get Gaylon's pictures of the units when he cuts locks. On my Fire....on SP... I get the start page but going down, I don't see all the options on our start on the computer. Oh well....

Yesterday was a super long, very slow and boring day! I normally don't have boring days as I am quite content with my own company and the like but yesterday I was not a lot of fun to hang with. I was ready for bed at 6:00 but made myself wait until 7:30.

I rested well last night but am already looking forward to the weekend and my three days off next week. I'm taking Monday for a vacation day. That will be laundry day again, then Tuesday I need to get an oil change for my car. Tuesday is Ladies' day at AVIS. It was a year last month when I had it done, after losing all my fluids etc when my car overheated. Time flies, doesn't it?

I'm off for more coffee and my quiet time before I get ready for work. Take good care of yourselves today. Love you all....

Missy said her hubby was home from the hospital on FB. I know she's so very glad. Praying for us all in these often trying times. God knows each name, heart and need.....



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Sounds beautiful, Diana. I hope you have and make lots of wonderful memories!

I'm glad your foot is doing better, Bren. Stay off of those step stools now!!!

I fell last night and twisted my ankle. If I would stop crossing my legs I would do much better! My leg just got kind of dead and wouldn't lift up so it caught on the rug and twisted and I went down. It hurts pretty good but I'm getting around. It hasn't really swollen or bruised so I know that it is just a twist. It felt like something really stretched pretty good in there or maybe even tore. It hurts all the way to my heel and I can't even touch it it hurts so bad, but I can walk on it as long as I don't move it in any direction. It's wrapped to remind me. Praise the Lord that is all that got hurt! God is very good! Wade was so funny. He'd been out walking Jake and he came back in to get Jake some water. When he walked back through he saw me lying on the floor. He said, "I hope you are doing some exercises or just resting down there!" Nope, I fell. I told him. "No!" I explained how it happened and he helped me up. Of course I had my flip flops on, that is always something he just loves. It would have happened no matter what I had on, my foot was dead and I couldn't raise it off the floor! I should have just sat back down and waited for it to get strength back in it. It didn't feel asleep, it just felt dead. Ah well, getting old is so much fun!

I saw the endodontist yesterday. The tooth is coming out. I see an oral surgeon tomorrow for a consultation and hopefully they will pull it out next week. My regular dentist doesn't want to try to pull it out because of all the trouble that we've had with it and it being a root canal tooth. Great, now I have a huge bill to pay to get the tooth pulled out! I may have to wait awhile to get the new tooth put in to pay for the extraction. He pulled the other root canal tooth out so I thought for sure he would pull this tooth out! Grrrr! Jesus knows and He has it covered. Maybe He will come back tonight! Yeehaw!

I love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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That sounds like a very nice anniversary trip for you two, Kim! Wow....the memories you have made in those years. Oh, the relaxing part would be my favorite!

Your trip too, Diane, tho for a different reason, a gathering of family to celebrate your Mom and your love for her.

I didn't get much done at all on my off days but rest. My foot is better again today and I pray it keeps. I need to get things done at home and the office. I think the weekend sick tummy is done and that's a blessing as well.

I'm pretty sure I'd be missing part of my head Kim! He is very unaware of the daily things that are done to run the office and isn't ever keen on spending money for upkeep but that's part of it. They are having the pavement at all locations sealed for around $30,000 total and won't put $800 into our computer systems that operate the businesses. They won't listen very well either...to our input or that of "other" professionals.

I tallied my insulin expense this morning and it's scary. Each pen costs me $88 and each dose $14.67. I've bought it three times this year already at $1320. I'll ask my Dr. for some when I see her in September but I'll have to buy it again in August. She gave me three vials back in February and that was such an awesome blessing. I still have 1.5 years until Medicare age and I have to have it no matter what. Now if Brenny would apply herself and get this weight off the amount needed would most likely come down as well.......

Missy.........praying you got some answers and major help from the Dr. yesterday. Praying for speedy healing and recovery.

I'm off to get ready for work. Take good care of yourselves today. I'll do that at my place also. Love and prayers........

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Were' going to presque isle at erie pa for 4 nights, sunday-thursday. My moms passing anniversary was today and my brother from detroit, my sister from norfolk and i are meeting in western pa to bury her ashes and reminisce on the weekend of aug 6th.


When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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Hand him the work that you can't get done because the computer is down and ask him if he can do it at his house - and I'm sure he will be happy to get your system fixed!!! He may take a bite off of the side of your head first, but at least you may get your system up and running!

Diana, you are doing great - keep up the good work. Praise the Lord for those coming days off, and for that Bun in the Oven! Woohoo! Tell those kids to keep 'em coming! Can't have too many grandkids.

Still praying for y'all. Keep us posted on how things are going.

I went ahead and set up our reservation for our 32nd Anniversary in Pigeon Forge. We are going to be staying at a hotel on the Pigeon River. We don't want to do a lot of things, just relax. We plan to do the Dixie Stampede and some shopping, but mostly we just want to take in the view and Wade desperately needs to relax and take it easy. He has a bad knee and I have a bad back, so neither of us can do a lot of walking anyway! LOL! I can't wait!

Love y'al

God bless, Kim

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Prayers continue for you Missy. Let us know what the Dr. has in mind for you. That's a very long time to suffer so much! Prayers for you sweet hubby as well. May God touch, heal and restore you both.

Ack indeedy....my face is knarley at the thought Kim! I don't even use my Metamucil my Dr. told me to get, and it does mix in. I did "get" it and have used it twice since February. I'm sure that would not impress her at all. I'll try to remember to use it as instructed. She said it would help me feel full so I didn't eat as much at night....my trouble time.

Woohoo Diane! That's wonderful news.....about the weight loss, bun in the oven and the 19 much needed days off. I need some (a lot) of your discipline and determination at my place!

Well AT&T wasn't able to fix our connection problem. Zach wasn't interested since his is still working and the mention of a new computer hit a wall..."that's a new computer"...well 4 years old isn't new and all three locations now have computer issues that he's not in a hurry to deal with. When we can't see the camera function etc. he may think about it....or if his is affected in any way. We all have our gate system and Site Link system on our computers. Now I won't be able to e-mail our sale ads in etc. unless I can do it from home and that would require some mental work on my part. Oh well.....

I'm going to have some coffee and get myself geared up to do some chores. They didn't get done yesterday. The rest did help tho so it wasn't a total waste.

Hugs and prayers.......




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Hi gals, been working so much overtime!! 2 more 12 hr days then 19 days off! My daughter had me and ron and inlaws over to show us a bun in the oven,literally, they had a bun in the oven, we are all so happy😃ive lost around 26 lbs in the last 5 weeks☺


When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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I know what bad belly pain is like, but I've never had to deal with diarrhea for more than four days in a row. My doc has me on Prevalite which helps to keep my stools normal. I don't have either while I consistently take this, although sometimes I do struggle with constipation when I'm not good about taking it regularly. The Prevalite stopped the diarrhea immediately. It's a powder you mix with milk and it doesn't mix away, it just kind of floats in the milk - gack! I drink it before I eat my breakfast. Be strong, sweetie, God is working in your life. Hold on to Him. You stay in my prayers, my sister!

You too, Bren! I praise the Lord that you were safe and didn't get in that crash! God was watching over you!

Jake decided at 3:45 that he needed to go outside. It just happened to work out that I needed a bathroom break too. He came right back in when I called - praise the Lord for a good doggy! The vet thought he was a good dog too, he kept saying how he must be such a joy to have at home. They love it when he comes in because he talks to everyone, and loves to great everyone! The girl who took out appointment called him "Jake the Talker"! LOL! I asked the new neighbor boy if he wanted to meet Jake and he said he did, but he wouldn't come very close to him. I told him that he was just talking to him. He would only come close enough for Jake to smell his hand. I didn't push anything and thanked him for coming over. At least Jake knows him now. Jake just loves everyone!

Well, I'll let you gals go. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless, Kim

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I checked out that tumbler on amazon ..it looks pretty cool!

I'm still having bad belly problems...cannot wait until tomorrow..to see the doc...

Today, marks day 6..my hubby has been away...please pray he gets to come home soon...

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I can see myself walking there!

I do....still take an aspirin each day. I take a full one per my Dr.'s instruction. I was driving when I felt the worst! I called Jesus! He's my first responder...........and yes I will........remember 911 next time too, and hope I have enough sense to call for help. I was sick pretty much all day yesterday, started feeling better around 4 PM. I'm off the next two days and am so glad. I'll behave myself. emoticon I do feel much better this morning too. Thank you!

None of us want those after hours calls but that was not professional of Sharon to do a hang up on her! That's asking for trouble if she calls the boss to complain. I miss some due to my early sleep habits but if it wakes me as it did, I take care of it, in returning the call.

Oh no! Tablet troubles at your place. Oh, I do think glitches are built in to keep us spending money. I only have three games on my Fire so far. I used it for my reading last night because I ran off and left my PW at the office. It was much too hot to drive back out then so I'll dart out there this morning.

When I was getting out of my car and dragging towards home, my neighbor said "you move like I feel!"....I told him I console myself with the fact that no matter how bad I feel, there are so many others in worse shape and I am blessed to still be here. This is the third time in two months that this foot has been out and it's exhausting!

I'll take my coffee with me and run to the office now..............coffee is extra good this morning emoticon Be blessed today my friend(s).......love y'all!

PS: I went for my Kindle, got the coffee pot ready for Sharon, loaded the candy dish and cleared the break table....then coming home, was almost in another accident, at the same intersection as my last one, will be three years next month. A person was running a red light as I entered the intersection. Thank God I saw them, they saw me, I swerved and they stopped. God was looking after us both. They would have hit on my passenger side. Traffic was very light and that too is a blessing.

Now I am home, safely tucked in and will have a wonderful day. Y'all do the same....

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Awesome picture!

O bother about the lock. I hate that you had to do that while you were feeling so sick, what a bummer! I hope that you are feeling better this morning! Don't you hesitate to call 911 if you think you are having another heart attack, my sister! Are you taking your aspirins?

I'm having troubles with my tablet today. I can't get rid of this game. I deleted it from my account but it is still on my tablet. I should be able to delete the data so I can start from the beginning, but it won't let me do that. I should be able to uninstall it, but it won't let me do that, and apparently it won't delete from my account either. I deleted it while my tablet was on. I turned the tablet off and put the game back on my account. When I turned the tablet back on it should have gotten rid of the game and then put the new game on, but it didn't. Grrrrr. i'm going to restart it again and see if it will put the new game on it. Three times today it has restarted on me while I was playing on it. Wade says I am over using it. I think it is just getting old, although it is only two years old - nowadays, that is about the life of a device. I might need to get in touch with Amazon and see what they say.

Not much else going on with my day. I hope yours is doing better today than yesterday. Love you.

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Thanks for the pointers Kim! I'll do some deleting today. I was in the middle of one yesterday and the foul language started and I deleted it promptly. That was on my PW so it's still on the Fire.
I loaded some more books, played a couple of games, couldn't figure out how I'd logged on to SP the day before to see my recent posts and play.....had to change my password for FB since it wouldn't let me use capitals for some reason there.........oh well. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I did plug it up to my long cord while playing games too.

AT&T called yesterday and will come back out on Monday to work with our service again. She said it might be the computer? Huh?

I was quite happy with my Bubba bottle yesterday at work. We do have bottled water at the office but the addition of ice just makes me happy emoticon Way cool that you have a "cold" cup too!

I'd be thinking as you are, about the back causing sleep disturbances. It's not a refreshing rest and yours is of short duration. I reckon you'll find out soon what the device shows.

You did great to reach that 205! I'll be so happy to see it again at my place. I keep bouncing around but do know I can still lose, I just have to be more diligent.

I got a call last night that woke me at 8:30. I got up to check caller ID and she called right back. She had rented her unit on Wednesday (Sharon) and the over lock was still on it and she had just arrived from Dallas with her $300 U-Haul rental and needed to unload.

I went out to get the lock off, was feeling sick when I did....She said she had called Sharon and she hung up on her. She wanted to know who was above me, that she could talk to about it. It was almost dark and she was very angry, with good reason!
I'll leave a note for Sharon since I'll be off tomorrow. The boss would be very angry as well. I'll check Gaylon's list to see if she had put the number down for him to get the lock off, but ultimately it's us girl's responsibility to make sure these things are done.

I got sick when I got home. emoticon It took awhile for things to settle down....heart rate etc. I felt so bad, I had a heart attack scare briefly. I prayed..........going out and coming home. That was scary.... and uncomfortable. I feel ok this morning and am so thankful.

I'll do some light chores this morning before work and get my charts done for my day planner. I haven't used it lately since the weight of it was a bit much on my wimpy days. I've had too many of those it seems. emoticon

Love and prayers for us girls...........for the new week ahead.

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Missy, I'm so sorry you are going through this! You remain in my prayers as does your family. Cling to Jesus and trust in the work that He is doing in your family right now.

Bren, the books that you take off of your device are saved in the cloud. If you want to delete them from your account altogether you have to go to your account and delete the book from there. You can loan some of your books to friends as long as you have their e-mail address. Not all books are loanable though. That happens at "Manage your Content and Devices" too. You can view your books on your Fire two ways, those that are downloaded on the device and all of your books. I like to just look at the downloaded ones. On my Fire, I hold down my finger on the book I want to take off the device for a second or two and it darkens and a check mark shows up on it and in the top right corner a garbage can shows up as well as a plus mark. The plus mark lets me put it in a folder, the garbage can takes it off the device. After you tap on book for removal, you can then tap several more books for removal before hitting the garbage can if you want to remove several books from your Fire. It's the same with removing a game. You just hold your finger on the game for a second or two, and then the game will darken and in the upper corner the word "uninstall" will show up and you just tap on that and the game will uninstall and go back in the cloud.

My sleep diagnostic test arrived. I guess I get to try it out tonight and then return it on Monday. I think that my sleep is simply disturbed by my back, at least it has been the last two or three nights. I've had the twitches again now that the shots are wearing off.

I'm at a stand still with my weight loss too - arghhh! I hit 202.9 at one point and my body said - "NO WAY!" and jumped back up to 205 and has pretty much stayed between 204 and 205. I've been doing some work outs with weights for my arms and doing the exercises for my back every other day, but I can't imagine that has built up enough muscle to make that much difference. Well, a month or so ago I was saying I couldn't imagine reaching 205, and now I am whining because I can't get off of 205! Praise the Lord that I have reached it and am just 6 pounds away from reaching below the 200's. That is something that I never thought I would see again! Strange as it seems, 200, doesn't sound as bad as 199. Isn't that strange??? I think because all the zeros in 200 don't make it seem as big a number as the 99's make 199 seem - my mind is weird!

Oh, Wade got me this new tumbler. It's an RTIC 30oz and it keeps my drink cold all day long without any ice at all. I take my tea out of the refrigerator (I've been drinking fruit flavored green tea), put it in the tumbler without any ice, and it stays cold all day long! It works with warm stuff too. Wade found a handle for it that he got me as well since my hands are so tiny. They have a 20oz one too.

Well, I'll stop my rambling. You gals are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you, sisters.

God bless, Kim

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Praying for you and your family, Missy. You've had some hard trials for the past several years. Nothing is beyond God's reach or His attention and I pray for peace, provision and protection for you all.

Kim, I need to be working to get my numbers back down by the time I see my Doctor in September. Yours are looking good but yep that glucose is low emoticon Yikes! Have you any idea why the potassium is so low? Doesn't potassium levels affect heart function too? I sure like the patient portal thing and I have that too. With my new appointment in September, I'm sure I'll have labs done again and then in October, I see my cardiologist again.

Oh HOT it is! Here as well and it makes breathing difficult. I try to stay in as much as I can, and I do run my air a lot right now. I have three fans too!

AT&T came out yesterday, replaced the power cord on the modem but it's still not working. As soon as she drove away, it froze again. We can get on, but not go anywhere so that's not helpful. At least the wifi works and the monitor with our cameras is on.

I get my email on my Fire and can open it, and can open my aps. I just don't know how to use it yet to post a note to SP etc. but I'll play more with it. I got logged on to SP yesterday but the print was teensy on my recent posts........and I need to use a stylus rather than my big finger to tap on teensy things?

I like your idea of keeping the charger plugged in while playing games! I recharged it yesterday at work and playing a couple of games used 15% in just minutes....I do have an extra charger that I'd ordered for my paper white, with a longer cord so can use that in the meantime. I keep one at home and one at the office.

I need to know how to delete books from it. The ones I'd read and deleted from my PW are still on the Fire, I don't think they are downloaded, but in the cloud?...because when I tapped some, it then loaded them? Does that make sense?

I got another water bottle that will keep ice, for the office. I'm spending $10 a week for bags of ice that then melt away in the cooler in my car and I use maybe three bottles of ice per bag currently. I can take a quart bag of ice from home and be happy all day with my Bubba bottle....

Yesterday morning I had to reset and loosen my disposal thing so it would work and run the dishwasher empty to clean it and get it to drain. It was getting kind of smelly in there. It's all good now...While on a roll, I cleaned the kitchen and sorted laundry.

I'll be off and about my business......love you ladies and you remain in my prayers always.......


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Tomorrow will be day 4..that I have not seen my hubby... emoticon
It is hard.please pray they can help him

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I was just looking over my lab work. My potassium is still just under the normal range, so I will have to wait and see what the doc says about that. My glucose was also under the normal range at 67. My BUN was just over the normal range but my creatinine was in the middle of the normal range, so that is actually really good for that. My BUN is usually farther out of range than that, so that is improved. The supplement I am taking is probably lowering my glucose, since that is one of the things that it does and that may be causing the dizziness that I am having, I will have to eat a little bit more carbs to make up for that - awww! LOL! Everything else is within normal range though, so not bad.

It is sooooo hot! I need to get off of the computer and get back into the living room where I have a fan and I can feel the air conditioner better. Right now I am glowing pretty good!

You're in my prayers!

Oh, Bren, you have to set up your Fire so that your e-mail carrier sends you e-mails to it. You go to settings and then find All Apps. Find the e-mail app and then set it up for which ever e-mail user that you use. If you use Yahoo, you can just download the Yahoo app and use that for your e-mail; just go to the Apps at the top of your fire and search for Yahoo and then download the free app and it will set it up for your e-mail.

God bless, Kim

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Lost my long winded post emoticon Computer issues.....and the modem is shot at the office.

Ditto on Kim's note, Missy! Prayers for all us girls....

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Ditto, Missy, on what Kim said! You made my heart smile Kim. I'm praying for you and your family as you deal with these new trials, Missy. Gentle hugs...

Kim, I feel for you! On the not so gentle tech! That is strange, about the low potassium. I hope they find something that can be handled easily and improved. I had one of those cramps a few nights ago, when stretching my leg and they are terribKeep us posted please.

I couldn't get on yesterday at the office since our modem is shot. I don't know how to use the Fire to post a note or do e-mail yet. I did try.....but when the modem went blank totally, I lost my wifi connection of course. I loaded a few apps. Sparkpeople, WebMD, In Touch and a diabetes monitoring one. I loaded a few games as well, prior to the black out.

I was on hold for almost an hour with AT&T about our HSI service or lack thereof and never talked to a live person. Leaves me to wonder do any actually work there....after whining to my co-worker/manager at Dub Wright, Lonnie gave me the names and numbers of two real people to call so I now have a ticket set up for tech service. I told Lonnie I was ready to pull "his" hair out since I had none to spare and when he said he only had four to my 7, I gave him a reprieve. The recording said ad nauseum....go to ATT/support for help...duh.
It usually takes two business days for service so it may be Monday or Tuesday before we get repair. I'll be off those days......yippie

Going to do some chores and get ready for work...love you ladies!

I got my disposal going again this morning with God's help, and am running the dishwaher empty to clean it. It hasn't been draining and I think the disposal and DW are somehow intertwined? I'll find out when the cycle is done. There was standing water in there and it was rather foul. I think I need to clean the disposal as well. I put one of those lemon things down in there but it needs more than that at this point.

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Oh sweetie, I am praying for you. Rest in Jesus, He has the answers for all of this turmoil! Are you eating very light? Yogurt, pudding, jello, applesauce? Stuff that is really easy to digest. Make sure you are getting lots of liquids like Gatorade to replenish what the diarrhea is taking away. I'm sure you know all of this, but I like to make sure my girls are taking care of themselves. Rest too, baby! I'll keep praying.

I had some more blood work done today. Thyroid tests and potassium. I wonder what is causing my potassium to go low, hmmm. It was the regular lady today. Boy, it hurt when she jabbed me, but no bruise. I made sure to hold the gauze down tight and for a long time! I should know the results tomorrow on my patient portal.

Love you guys a bunch.

God bless, Kim

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My son has an interview for a job..Friday...please pray that he gets the job!!
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I've been having belly issues...first my kidneys started hurting....and then it turned into big belly issues..I have had chronic diahrea for 2 weeks now..with belly cramping into my side and back...I am praying it's not my intestines again...something is not right...very pale...nauseated...tired..my GI doc can't get me in until Tuesday....

We got my hubby's car fixed...and they triple charged us on the debit card!! overdrafted my account...I was so upset...how can you run the card once and get 3 charges!!!..so now my grocery money is gone!...praying my bank will fix it...and I get reimbursed fast!

My hubby was admitted into the hospital today...and I have NO idea when he will be home..I'm upset, nervous, and stressed...but I know he is getting the care HE needs!!

I am totally believing everything is in God's hands..

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Spanky the wonder dog. How cute!!! Jake wouldn't even bother to go back and get it! I can't tell you the number of pills I have shoved down doggy throats! Yuck! We changed his heartworm pill because Jake wouldn't eat the other one, so hopefully he will eat this one! Even covered in peanut butter, he'd have no part with the thing! Now there is a smart dog!

My days doings are over at Bookworms. My PT went really well. I love the Recumbant (it's not a bike, it's one of those things you stand on and it goes back and forth on your feet and hands) sigh! Anyway, my shoulders didn't like it much today, but I loved going on it. I did eight minutes and hardly felt it. When I did the bike a few years ago the bottoms of my feet felt like I was walking on slivers of glass, but this felt great!

Not much else going on, so I'll let you go and rest your foot again - which I am sure you are doing because that would be a good thing to be doing! Love you sweetie-greens. Love you too, Missy!


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I tapped around and at the bottom, a bar came up and I slid it to the right until I got near the page I'd been on. That worked! I'll have to get used to the sliding feature on a lot of stuff! I finished that book and what was neat, when I went back to the paper white it showed where I'd read to on the Fire and I could go to that page and carry on. I will play with it and learn my way around. I'll be asking for some direction I'm thinking! Reckon there's a cheat sheet somewhere? The Fire is heavier but a bit narrower than my PW.

Oh yes! On remembering what you did that worked! I struggle with that as well. I've asked Sharon four times now...."how do I void a payment that the card doesn't have sufficient funds on it"? I told her that we need to write things down! I remember making zucchini bread many years back....maybe 45 years ago? I was still a baby then!

I lounged about all day yesterday. I'll aim a bit higher today. I need to drag my trash out this morning and getting that chore done improves my outlook! This 100 degree heat knocks the starch out of me and some days I'm depleted when I get up!

Oh that's funny! Reminds me of our dog Spanky, hiding his heartworm pill under the throw rug in the living room. I felt a lump, lifted the rug, called David to come see what HIS dog did and Spanky ran around the corner, grabbed it, gobbled it and tried to look all innocent. The things we do for those we love! Good mama!

I'm going to go haul trash out.......have a blessed day all!

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You should have a sync button on the Fire and it should take you right to the last page you were reading! Pull down from the top and see if the sync button is there, if not, look for a gear looking button and press on it and see if the sync is under that. If it isn't in either of those two places then I'm not sure where it would be. LOL! You might even find it if you push in the center of the page on your book, it may come up from the top or the bottom or even from the side! Who knows, I've had my new Kindle for two years and they are light years ahead of that now. They are coming out with a new reader that is ahead of the Fire I have as far as reading goes, it sounds really cool, but it can't do as much as my Fire can - but you can go months without having to fire up the battery! Now that is nice! I play my games hooked up to the charger! LOL!

Mom made some chocolate zucchini bread yesterday. Wade says that these muffins are the best I've made so far - woohoo. I liquefied the zucchini so I didn't have the threads of zucchini throughout the muffin. Last time I did that I didn't like it. Much better this time. We are going to freeze a bunch of grated zucchini so we can have it for later and I can liquefy it when I am ready to use it. Now to remember what I did for the liquids part of the recipe! LOL. It changes every time I make the muffins!

Well, we just had a storm and it just passed through. Phew! Jake is sleeping under my desk. He went to the vet today and got a clean bill of health. We got some oil pills for him so he will hopefully stop chewing and licking on his legs. He doesn't have any sores, so the doc wasn't worried, and he looked at me like, "are you sure he's chewing on himself?" I told the doc I am constantly stopping him!! He wouldn't just take the pill like the doc's good doggy, so I broke off the tip and put it on his food and then broke up his favorite treat and put it in there too - it worked! He ate his food! Yippee! What a chore that is!

Well, you have a great day. Y'all continue to be in my prayers. Love ya

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Thanks Kim. I thought of that and the AZO-Standard pain reliever type stuff. I suppose they still make it? I didn't get either, but thought about them emoticon I'm glad for my off days now...and my weekend was pretty peaceful at work.

I'd been doing better (and will again) and then had spaghetti for dinner. Bad choice. I'll get right back on track today. It wasn't fast food or smoked sausage and I had turkey meatballs so it's a step up from the bottom.

I called to reschedule my Dr's appointment for tomorrow because my foot is out again (since Sunday) and it's just too painful to be dragging around in the heat. But....she's going out of the country for a few weeks and my earliest new appointment was for September 13....two months from now. So......while the time is fine, I do have these pain issues to deal with and the need for insulin . Her nurse may be able to give me some, as buying two months worth is very near $1000 and that would cause more pain! I'll do what I need to.

On a positive note......and there always is one emoticon God is merciful and mighty and aware of every minute detail of our lives and will never leave us without help and hope.
I am happy and blessed to have this new day.

I got my new toy in the mail yesterday. I have it fully charged, connected to my WIFI and ready to play with. I was very happy to find that my books are already there...hooya. Now to find the spot where I am currently in the one I'm reading. I tapped around and am almost there.

Today will be a rest day other than my few chores I'll attend to. Enjoy your day....and the new batch of muffins emoticon

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Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry that you are struggling so much. You are in my prayers. Drink lots of cranberry juice in one day and it should help with the bladder problem. I used to have lots of those, but the cranberry juice really does help.

Not much going on with me right now, just hanging in there. I made some more muffins today! woohoo. I forgot to weigh this morning too, so I will try to remember tomorrow morning and see how things are going.

Love ya,

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I quit wearing eye makeup for that reason! I can't SEE! I haven't done my eyebrows in maybe 7 years?
You broke your new glasses already? I'm glad they fixed them quickly. My last prescription glasses went in the trash and Goodwill. The wireless ones......well I had a lens that kept popping out. I discovered it when I had blurry vision, went to wash my glasses and my finger went right thru! It was blurry because there was no lens in it! They were from one of those 1 hour places, thrown together by an irate young man after I complained that he did the prescription wrong and I couldn't see to read.........he said "these are for distance"...I said that's not what I need or asked for! He stomped off having a little hissy fit. I got the 2 pair for $60 or so..........and they were worth $5.00...like I'd pay for a pair from the Dollar Store.

I've been in so much pain all day and was near tears earlier when Zach was here and holed up in the restroom for about 15 minutes. I needed to go so bad that I was ready to "go" outside! It's felt somewhat like a bladder infection but I haven't had one in so many years I'm not sure. I'm hoping it's not and that I'm much better tomorrow. It was quiet and peaceful for the most part and that helped. I'll be glad to go home in 30 minutes.

Oh my goodness! Those weights are heavy!! My 3 pounders feel like 5 to me! I can't imagine using the heavier ones when I am so wimpy. If you can do the 5 and 8 that's awesome! It will help build up some muscles and strength as well as firm up a bit. I have that issue as well and my muscles are about the consistency of jello...

I had a yummy lunch today. Turkey meatballs, mixed veggies and a slice of pepper jack cheese. Yum emoticon My BP has been high for a couple of days...152/103......so I need to get my head out of the salt box. I had Arby's yesterday.......insane!

I'm going to put the cart in the shed and get things spiffed up so I can run off shortly........have a good evening!

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Stories like that break my heart! God has really blessed me.

I have been doing some working out with my arms and then doing my back exercises too. Wade bought me some five pound and an eight pound weight for my arm work outs. I hoping that I can firm up this waddle on the underside of my arm a bit. I have one more PT coming up this week and then the next week I will see my pain doc again and hopefully he will be able to do the nerve deadening thing and I won't need anything for a long time.

Did I tell you I got new glasses? I broke them and then got them fixed. Trying to get used to them now, phew. I got the kind that have the three different sections and I have to move my whole head rather than just scan with my eyes - what fun. Oh yeah, these are wireless rims too - so now my bushy eyebrows are out there for everyone to see - now I have to figure out how to see well enough to mow them down!!! The place I get my hair cut used to do waxing, but they don't do it any more, so I have to figure out another way! LOL! Maybe Mom will do it for me. LOL!

Well, not much else to embarrass myself about, so I will let you go. Love ya. Kim

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Thanks for the info! I'll just use yours....that's always my first concern. How things might interact with the boatload of meds I'm already taking. You hit the nail on the head anyway....it comes down to the "self control" issue with the food and activity and I know in my case as many others....proper "feeding" will go a long way!

That's what I need to do in my place and times like that, I'm very thankful to be in a one bedroom apartment emoticon Yes....watching folks work hard is tiring! Gaylon makes me tired. He is a hard working man and such a go getter. Me....not so much emoticon It's not a good thing when I need two days of recovery for a half day's labor.

I didn't get things done after work so got up early this morning to tend to it. I had a tummy ache anyway and couldn't go back to sleep. My cats were out there already too so why make them wait? I'm thinking maybe the babies didn't survive? Mama is over here an awful lot and I'd expect her to not be after feeding. Yellow baby is still with her and I'm glad for that. I miss my little fur balls when they don't show up.

Yesterday at work, the lady who has a unit there and has brought me cat food twice, asked me to pray for her in her circumstances....I consider it an honor. Then I had a bit of a heartbreaker and another prayer concern....a lady of maybe 50-55 came in, asking about the smallest, cheapest units we have...a 5X10, $43 a month is it....she said she needed a place to put her suitcases, as she would be staying at the Salvation Army, they wouldn't let her in until 5:00 and her daughter needed to get back to Paducah. It felt to me like she was being dropped off like a stray.....It really bothered me. She couldn't afford the unit and asked if I knew of any cheaper places close by. There are life stories for us all....and God knows each one. This made me sad in so many ways. I pray for protection, provision and peace...for her and others like her.

I'm going to go play in the kitchen for 15 minutes....love and prayers for all us ladies....


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I was just reading some stuff on G? Cambogia and I saw that it isn't necessarily good for people who are taking diabetes medications because it can lower your glucose and with the meds it can therefore get too low. Just like with anything of this nature, it works for some people and not with other people. There isn't any real evidence that it causes any great weight loss, and I know with me, I've hit a wall with my weight loss. I got so far and then nothing more. Even taking this, you have to watch how you eat; but even watching how I ate I didn't lose anything until I took this supplement. There are some side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, and stomach upset - but other than perhaps the dizziness (which I experience a lot of anyway), I haven't really noticed anything different. For the most part, eating healthy and exercising are still the best way to lose the weight. For me that didn't work - so I just tried something new that at least took me close to the 200 mark.

Went to my regular dentist today so he could get a look at the root canal tooth. He looked at the sensitive tooth beside it and put some more junk around the base of it and the blew cold air on it which didn't hurt after putting the junk on it. We'll see if that helps with the pain or makes no change. Sometimes one tooth hurts and it seems like it's another tooth. The endodontist is going to change out the medicine on the 19th and try a different antibiotic. It that doesn't work, then we've hit the end of the road and the tooth will come out and we will put an implant in there. I think my endodontist is done and so am I!

Not much else going on with me. Wade is going through the house and cleaning everything out and chunking stuff or bringing stuff to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. He makes me tired just watching him! You must be exhausted, Bren!!! LOL!

Still praying, Love you!

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emoticon Resting today......I was whipped from the scrubbing and cleaning and hanging of new gear in the bathroom. I'm not sure that will ever be done again. The hanging part I mean. That required the step stool use four times........and that's really hard on my hips.
I did get on the Cardio Glide for a few minutes yesterday. I know that would help if I used it regularly emoticon
Ok...enough whining! I was down 1.4 by the grace of God, this morning, and am so thankful. I figure the weight has a lot to do with my pain. I'm not wanting to join Weight Watchers etc. but do need to do something constructive.

I'm glad you found something that helps you. I'll google some info. I do have an appetite, that's increased by the meds (Actos/Insulin) so something to counteract that would/should be helpful? I'll hear a "discussion" when I see my Doctor, I know! I'm so thankful to have a Doctor who addresses the issues, stays plugged in and wants to help me!

I had trouble sleeping last night and got about 5 hours in. But, I had napped during the day too.....I got up at 5:30 but won't have my spot cleaning time before work. I'll aim to do some this afternoon when I get home. Perhaps by then I'll be energized a bit?

I'll have a busy work day and then things will start tapering off towards the middle of the month and our slow time.

Ouch! On the tooth situation. I feel for you and Missy both in that area of need. Prayers for a positive outcome.

I need to get ready for work so will be off.......love y'all......

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It is definitely work to maintain and lose. I tell you what though, the Garcina Cambogia tablets really seem to be helping a lot. I did find out though that the ones with the 750mg and at least 82% of the ? acid in them work best for me. When I went down to the 500mg I stayed the same the entire time I was on those, but as soon as I switched to the 750mg I started to see a change again. I was back up to 204.4 this morning, again, but at least the scale moved! I'm doing some weight exercises with my arms and some exercises for my back, so maybe I am also getting a little bit of muscle in there somewhere too.

Tomorrow my two dental docs are going to talk to each other and see if there is any way to save this tooth. I have a feeling that I am going to end up with an implant in that spot as well. Bummer. But maybe they will come up with something.

Got my glasses fixed this morning. They just popped on a new plastic piece and tightened them up a bit. They said that we should get our nose pieces changed out every six months - who knew!!! They'll do that for us. They adjust glasses for anyone who walks through the door. I really like this doctor. I am working on getting used to these glasses! With the progressives you have to scan with your whole head, not just your eyes - at least my neck will get a work out!

I hope that you ladies are doing better today. I'm keeping you in my prayers. Love you

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Woohoo, Kim.... You're doing great! I am not emoticon I regained the 6 I'd lost and it sure goes back on quicker than it comes off. I'm not giving up. Balance is possible. I'm just really struggling right now.

Missy, I'm so sorry you are in such pain and am praying for resolution in the issue you have before God.

I see my Dr. the 13th and she will not be impressed with my lack of progress. I jumped off the wagon and have been rolling ever since. The stress of injury (twice) and my lack of activity have taken a toll.

I have some work to do so will get at it. I want to finish the bathroom today and work in the kitchen. I did some scrubbing of the tub yesterday and those bubbles don't do all the work as advertised emoticon I put up a new rod, as the other was 10 years old and rusted, then a new liner and curtain and discovered my hooks were rusty too so I need new ones. I mopped, put down new mats and made a list of things I'll need to finish up. Today I need to do the medicine cabinet, counter and under the sink. I'd like to think I'll finish decluttering one day.

I love you ladies and you remain in my thoughts and prayers daily. Be good to yourselves today....I'll do the same at my spot.


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What great picture! Sorry you are having such a rough time, Missy. Keeping you in my prayers.

I was 202.8 yesterday! So hard to believe. Wade and I went to see Finding Dory. Soooo cute! We were in bed by the time the fireworks started, so we just heard them. Jake was a scaredy-dog, so he got up on the bed with us until they stopped. Hee hee!

Love ya.

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It can be a very hard journey at times..the weekend was very tough..I have not cried so much in a long while:(but God is in control.

My Sis and Mom enjoyed 10 days at Fantana Lake..I see my Sister's hubby kids(he has grown kids from another marriage) posting pics of the lake..it is beautiful there...I was very hurt for not being invited as well as my sons..but there is no since being bitter...if I don't forgive they win...If I forgive..then they are out of sight..in God's hands...Both my Mom and Sis sent me texts saying Happy Fourth and tried to start conversation...but I just replied, "Happy fourth to you too.."..cause obviously neither one can pick up a phone and call me anymore...I was very hurt and angry over the whole thing...but God has given me peace over it now...oh...and the crying was not over this...it was something else way more important..and please keep praying God will intervene..thank u!!

God is teaching me to take "SELF" out of the picture..and I am working on that...It is all about the LORD...how to give everything we have to HIM and trust HIM!!!

Well my heatpump decided to start freezing over again...so... no air right now..and it suppose to be close to 100 today...praying it can be fixed today!!!

Saw beautiful Fireworks last night...oh and my ATLANTA BRAVES...played in my town Sunday...oh how I would have loved to have been there...but my hubby couldn't get us tickets...I was so sad...I had been hoping to go since March...ugh...

I gave my neighbors across the street..2 huge bags of tomatoes..over 100 tomatoes lol...my one neighbor he comes by to mow the grass..he has his house up for sale...it has been up for sale for years...he said he would need 3 loaves of bread ..for all those tomatoes...he loves tomato sandwiches :) The other neighbor just said thanks..and went back in the house lol...people are strange sometimes...lol

anyway...praying for you gals...talk soon:)

a pic of one of the fireworks...the show lasted almost an hour..and we had a close view...







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My allergies are acting up today...having me coughing, giving me a bit of a sore throat and hoarseness. I'll take some Advil in a minute.

I've been busy today with payments and haven't started on my credit cards yet.......it may wait until morning emoticon As long as I have them all in and my posting and filing done before I leave on Sunday at 5:00....I'll be ok. I really like being able to pace myself when I need to and not push too hard.

I hope you get used to the new glasses with no trouble. I still have my prescription......but am using my readers. Oh...rest is good! I'm glad you got some!

I need to take a couple of locks off but that can wait until 4:30 before I put the cart up...in case I need to add any to the list.



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Well, I am wearing my new glasses, what a trip! They are very different from my last pair. These are the kind that have the three different sections without the lines - yep, I can't remember the word - LOL! I had them before I did the bi-focal's. I found that I had to sit close to the computer and now I can sit up in the chair and see the computer. I am also re-learning that with these I have to scan with my whole head rather than just with my eyes, the good vision is in the middle of the glasses rather than across the entire lens - at least it seems that way. It will take a little bit of time to re-learn how to use these kinds of lenses and get used to the new prescriptions too. Everything is much clearer though - woohoo - praise the Lord.

I went to bed last night at 11:30 and got up this morning at 10:45. I would have probably rolled over and slept more, but Wade was getting home around 11:00 from going in to work and we were going to get our glasses, so I needed to get up. I guess I needed the extra sleep. I remember waking up a couple of times, but not more than that. Oh dear, I forgot to take my morning meds, I guess I better go do that now.

I hope y'all are feeling better. I am praying for y'all. I hope everything works out for you too, Missy. Love you, Kim

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Well he was very attentive and that helps a lot! Getting one to listen in this busy, in and out, make the money society isn't always easy. My cardiologist recommended testing for sleep apnea for me but I'm not gonna...The fatigue you experience is one facet...the pain is a biggie as well.

I have the place to myself today since Gaylon is off at another location being the good helper that he is. He is such a blessing!

I'm looking forward to Monday off for my three day weekend. I know others will be doing the same. I need to get my credit card payments posted so will start that shortly. Have a good weekend.......whatever you ladies do.......

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Saw the doctor today. Talked about the fatigue. He is going to do some more blood testing after we do some sleep testing. He is having a little finger thingy sent to the house to see if I am losing oxygen during the night and if that is why I am losing sleep. I think it's because I change position so often. If I'm not losing oxygen then he will give me something to help me stay asleep during the night and see if that helps with the fatigue. He is also going to test for my thyroid (it's been three years) and see if that is alright. He also upped my potassium to 40. I was at 10, then he raised it to 20 a week ago, and today he raised it to 40. He'll check it in two weeks and see where we are at. He didn't rule out fibro, but wanted to make sure it wasn't these other things before he said that it was that. He did put it down on my list of things that were wrong with me though - hmmmm!??? He also ordered real Nexium for me rather than the generic. I've been taking some of Mom's extras and it has made a difference in my tummy. For a while now I have been wondering if the generics they sent me were sugar pills! LOL! They just weren't working any more. I added the OTC Nexium at night to try and help the generics do their job. I've tried four or five other kinds of acid reducers over the past years that haven't worked, two of them have been generics, so that should be enough to let them do the real stuff again.

Well, I need to get ready to go to my Physical Therapy, so I will talk to you later. Love ya

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I'd looked at fibro years back and surely there's something that can help. You have the symptoms for sure. I hope the Doctor can give some input and assistance......I'm so glad the pain has eased up some! Praise God for that!

Yesterday was my rest day and I accomplished nothing but that....good rest! I'm back to work today and ready to roll. I think I may clean my desk today just because. I only do it about once a quarter so it's due.

We do our final close today for the month.......I need to have the deposit ready to go at 4:00 and the close done. Then we will have about a 10 day busy run. Hooya!

The bugs are coming out in full force. I had to spray ants and small beetles this morning first thing as they were inside......

I'll have one last cup of coffee then get busy. Love and prayers for us all today.......

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Praying for you, Missy. I hope all works out according to God's will!

Feeling extremely tired today, even though I got a fairly good nights sleep. Praise the Lord, no real pain today!

I rubbed my upper arm the other day to relieve an itch and it felt like someone punched me. Ouchy! My mom used to hold my upper arms when she was angry with me. I thought she was really holding me hard and it really hurt - but she probably wasn't, now that I really know how it doesn't take much of a touch to really hurt my upper arms and my legs. With this pain in my arms, legs and sometimes in my back and the constant fatigue - I wonder if I do have fibromyalgia. Do any of you know more about this? What else does it feel like? I go to the doctor tomorrow and I am going to ask him about it and see what he thinks. I don't know if the exhaustion is from my meds or from something else, but it is almost more debilitating that anything else I have, and it's been going on since I have been in my twenties. Ah well, we'll see what the doctor says.

I hope that y'all are feeling better. Love you bunches.

Oh my, I was doing some ancestry stuff, and got back in Wade's Dad's line into the 1400's! Wow! The English just kept good records. This was a female descendant, his great-grandmother's line. They came to America in the early 1600's.

My box of Amazon goodies just came, some batteries, my Systane eye drops, my coffee stuff, and some stuff for Mom too! I was talking to the mail man about dogs as well. What fun!!!

Love y'all.

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Praying, Missy. God knows every detail and has his hand on you and your circumstances. May He bring speedy resolution and healing to this situation.

Thanks Kim! I've said for as long as I can remember...."thoughts of equal prayers for". I need to remember that includes those who cut me off in traffic, behave badly on the phone or at the counter.....as even they are living this life and need Jesus.

I managed a trip to the store at 7:30 before the hard heat hit yesterday. I forgot cat foot! I have enough for today and tomorrow so will get it then if I don't get back out. I got a good nap yesterday afternoon...

My chore list awaits my attention....have a blessed day all......

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Please keep me in your prayers....it's hard to say what is going on...but God knows..and please pray for intervention... emoticon

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I'm so glad you are doing better too, Bren! But we will keep on praying, anyway! LOL!

Not much going on with me, just trying to keep cool. Heading over to Amazon to see what they have cheap there. Talk to you later. Love ya

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It's been so long since I saw a hibiscus, I'd forgotten the look of them Missy! I was wondering which squash would have a pink flower! I love squash...well just about every veggie and have grown zucchini, patty pan and yellow. I's think your zucchini was really good Kim.

I overcompensated last night when my pre-dinner sugar was only 54.....and then I forgot to take my insulin. I remembered at 3 AM...so my sugar was 215 this morning. I'll do my 10 units as instructed and get on with business.

I'm doing laundry this morning...yay! I had to drag two tubs out because of the overload and weight, but I have it all in. I was surprised it was only 3 loads. I took Advil before getting started because my back was complaining loudly.

My Calico cat had her babies. The whole family was missing yesterday but she's back with daddy and the yellow baby this morning and my solid gray kitty. With a flat tummy so she has her babies hidden somewhere for safety. I'll be looking to see them in about six weeks.

I am so thankful to be feeling better and able to walk normally again! Thanks so much for prayers in my behalf when I was down. I hope to get a lot done these two days off since so much was left undone recently.

My timer's about to go ding so I'll go get my things in the dryers......


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We don't have any tomatoes yet that are ripe for picking, but we did get a huge zucchini off of one of our plants - woohoo. Gotta fix that tonight. Going to make roasted Parmesan zucchini out of it with whatever meat we decide to eat. We made some beef stew in our Insta Pot yesterday - yummers! Ate at the BIL's last night, they grilled out. That was a really nice time.

I was at 204.6 this morning. I'm kind of stuck at 204 right now. I didn't think I'd ever see 205, so praise the Lord I'm stuck at below 205! LOL!

I love your flowers, Missy, they are gorgeous. Mom has a bunch of blooming Gladiolas and they are gorgeous too. Something has been eating at the new lilies that I planted, so all I have right now on some of those are stems! LOL! We think it's the rabbits that like to come around here. That's okay, I like the rabbits too!

Dianna, and the first place we go is the scriptures. Is the person walking in obedience to the Word of God? Is what he is preaching following the Word of God? Can he prove what he is preaching using the Word of God, not just one verse or two, but the whole Word of God? I've heard of pastors who have used a verse in the Bible to confirm their sin, twisting it to say that what they are doing is biblical when it isn't at all! These men aren't God's ministers, they are impostors and we aren't obligated to follow them, we are obligated to run from them, they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
Php 3:18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. 1Co 5:10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters; for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he should be an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.
If someone calls himself a Christian, but is acting wickedly, we aren't even supposed to associate with one such as him. We don't have to be ugly about it, but going to dinner at their house is saying that you don't have a problem with their sin, so you make it clear to them that you are sorry, but you can't be a part of their life as long as they continue to walk in sin as they are. You will pray for them, you will love them, but what they are doing isn't something that you want to be a part of. If you have a pastor who is sinning, that pastor isn't a man of God.
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
You shouldn't follow such a man, he cannot teach you the truth.
Rom 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
I don't know the situation that you are thinking about, but there is one truth and that is in the verses from 1 Jn. There are only two masters, God and satan, and we all follow one or the other. If you are walking in sin, you belong to the devil. If you are walking in obedience to God, in righteousness, you belong to God. Now, those who just get saved are learning what is pleasing to God, and they are learning how to walk in obedience to God - their lives are changing and they are drawing closer to God and shedding the sin in their lives, choosing righteousness rather than sin - that is how you know someone has truly taken Jesus into their hearts. This Americanized Christianity wants us to believe that we can be walking both roads at the same time. We can be a Christian and still have sin in our lives - but that isn't what the Bible says. Sin separates us from God. The penalty for sin is death. Sin is a terrible thing that caused Jesus' death on the cross - why would God allow it in His children? Why would a God who can do the impossible allow it to live in His children when He has the power to free His children from it? Is satan stronger than God that he can keep sin in our lives and God cannot take it out??? May it never be!!!! My God delivers from all sin.
2Ti 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
That is what a Christian is, someone who is walking in obedience to God. That is the one whom we follow and give our respect and honor to. The true Church is one that is serving God, walking in obedience to the Word of God, preaching the truth of God in love. It isn't serving the government or fearing the government either, but it puts God above the government, just as the early Church did. It can obey the government as long as the government doesn't ask it to do something that is against God's Word. We obey God before men. A church with the KKK in it isn't the true Church, for God doesn't see one man as greater than another.
Anyway, I hope that helped a little bit. I hope I said the right things too.

Love y'all bunches. Got some Ancestry stuff to do.


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no that is a Hisbiscus Tree...I love the Hisbiscus blooms...I have a pink one and a red one:)

Squash plants have yellow flowers..that turn into yummy yellow squash...I picked some yesterday..and I picked some of my miniture carrots..they are so cute and yummy!! I also picked a big bag of tomatoes..for my hubby to take to work and give to co-workers!

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Great idea about snack baggies,I too love the little snack packs at wally world. The ones with almonds, cheese apples are my favorite, but as you said at 2$ a pop, it adds up. I bring green pepper slices, carrots, broccolli, etc with veggie dip as a snack too.


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I really like the patient portal feature Diane....it puts our information up front and available so we can see where we are and where we need to go.

My goal this week was to hit 223 (5 pounds down from my 228) This morning I was at 222.8 Praise God! I've had a time of it, breaking some addictions to smoked sausage, sandwiches and Church's Chicken emoticon But God is awesome and is so faithful to show us what we need to do, then helping us get it done. Next goal....220.

I played in the kitchen this morning...cleaning the fridge, sorting the freezer, sorting the cabinet...doing up some veggie snack packs. Those little things run $1.98 and up at the store but I can do my own a lot cheaper. I have broccoli, carrots, celery and grape tomatoes in each container with a small container of ranch dressing. I did five. I have tuna and salmon pouches for my protein. I want to reform the habit of planning ahead and prepping my meals so I can break the fast food habit I'd fallen into.

One habit I'm not likely to quit is my bagged ice. I really want ice in my water, tea etc. and my "treat" three times a week makes me happy. I did briefly consider ice trays but that probably will just remain a thought...for now at least. emoticon

Missy...is that a squash plant with those beautiful pink flowers? It's SO pretty....you do an awesome job of the garden and I love hearing about it. Brings many memories to mind, of my gardening days. It's amazing what can be done in a plot of good soil.

Ouch......I feel for you Kim and I have sympathy pains for you too...in my back. One would hope that you'd have more extended relief from the pain with all you're doing for it emoticon

Wishing you all a blessed and wonderful new week ahead....no matter what. Love, hugs and prayers.....


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I was feeling out of sorts this week also, low carb diet and weight loss may have depleted my potasium, will find out tuesday. Our Healthcare has set up an online access to our records and stuff, should make it easier to keep track of appts. Kim, I wish I had more time to ask you about how do we differenciate between criticizing pastors and shutting up for fear of offending God's annointeds. This came up in a discussion at a ladies breakfast this morning, and I have been pondering since. As a reletively new Christian in matters of church heirarchy, how do we resolve issues like KKK, or others that many churches handed down as doctrine when they were wrong. I guess you have to stand up for truth as respectfully as possible and let the chips fall where they may. As Jesus said if the persecuted Him they would us as well.


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A month back I got the same call on my machine..stating that I was being sued by the IRS...I left a complaint with IRS.Gov reporting them and the fake 1800 number they left...

I just got done working in my garden...I sprayed neem oil on my plants...a natural insecticide..that works great...I don't use any chemicals in my garden...all organic!!

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I got one of those a few months back on the IRS scam. I can't count the ones for the computer..".it has a problem and needs to be dealt with right now"....in a Chinese accent. I even got one here at the office once. I'm learning to hang up on them. I now recognize the area code when my tech calls me back, like on Wednesday when I'd sent an e-mail about the Windows 10 issue and if it was vital?

I just finished the third drawer of files...woohoo! We have 689 units here and I did find a couple of files missing their contracts and several more in the wrong file. IE...number 218 contract in with the 621 file emoticon ...oops! I did a happy dance when I found some things I had misplaced. The next chore will be to go thru my move-outs, putting them in order and making sure they have the right contract attached to them.

I prayed for strength to get my apartment cleaned up this morning and I did it! I even vacuumed...woohoo! I am having some back issues now, vastly different than yours of course and not chronic, but I have a harder time getting things done. I took 3 Ibuprofen this morning after cleaning the kitchen got it cranked up. I'm so thankful to be able to walk again without the painful shuffle-slide and moaning and groaning going on.

I'm going to take a nice break for a bit.........then get back to work. I still have things on my list to mark off...

Love and prayers......

I had a Sprite Zero after lunch and had forgotten how much I like those! I'm back on the water now. I had my meatballs with a veggie blend for lunch and it was delicious emoticon I have a HB patty thawed for dinner and will throw a nice salad together to have with it. I'd picked up some Nutri-Grain cereal bars for snacks. They are soft enough I can eat them. I gave Sharon my Protein bars with nuts in them. I loved them but those whole almonds were hard to eat with my sensitive tooth.

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I really enjoy working with the family trees, although it does get frustrating when the information doesn't line up and I have to go trying to figure out what the truth is. I also get a bit overwhelmed when the tree gets really big and I don't know where to go next! Ack! I need to get back into it more than just poking and picking. I paid for the military part of ancestry too so I could get more information on those who were in the Revolutionary, Civil, and Vietnam wars. I've found some information there, but not as much as I had hoped to.

Hanging out today. I walked out to the mailbox and my back just really hurt - oh lovely! I am hoping that after a few of those treatments it will feel better!

I got a scam call from someone saying that I was getting the final notice that the IRS was suing us. Well - huff! It would have been nice if they had given me previous notices!!! Heeheehee! It was scary when I first heard it, but the longer I though about it, the funnier and stupider it was. I also had a call on my answering machine for an appointment for June 1st - What??? I listened to my calls a couple of hours before and that call wasn't there, and no calls came in - so where did this call come from??? ooo-eee-oooo-eeee!!! I don't have one for July 1st either. Ah well, we will just ignore it. I'm too tired to try and figure it out.

Well, I need to go over my checking account - fun, fun. Love y'all.

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Owww....Missy! I'm having sympathy pains which would be made better with some of your pretty tomatoes! emoticon Actually, my pains are body wide but not a tooth, for which I am thankful I just took some ibuprofen and have more on my shopping list. I'm waiting for full recovery before I tool around too much. I did run to United today for a bit of produce and a bag of ice.

I just did my grandpa on my Mom's side when I played at Ancestry.com for like two days...I'm short on patience and all that plus I didn't want to pay for something I might not use. I cancelled and that was a trial in itself!

My Dad's parents both died young, in their 30's. His dad fell off a horse at the ranch he worked at and it was thought he had a heart attack. My dad told us way later, when I was in MY 30's, that his Mom had committed suicide. I'd always thought she had leukemia or something. I am really fascinated by family history and where it goes etc. but don't have the steam to go very far with my endeavors. emoticon My excursions to the cemetery with my Mom were interesting for me.......I couldn't find Dad's parents and my baby sister's graves now, but Mom knew where to go. I was glad to get my spot behind daddy's, tho I know I won't "be" there.......

I've had a good day work wise but have really felt off today.......not sure what's up but figure it's related to my 3 days of forced rest? I'm praying I perk up on the weekend.

I've made sure to stay hydrated and am aiming for a bit more activity. I'm so thankful to be better overall. I am blessed!

That's good news on the lab work Kim. It's good to keep up with our numbers and track of symptoms. I'm ready already.......to start my countdown to fall y'all. emoticon I doubt seriously that I'll get in a swimsuit to play in the pool this year, but maybe next summer?

Have a good afternoon and be good to yourselves........I'm doing that at my place too.

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That's pretty awesome, Diana! If I could go back far enough we would all find we come from Noah, and then from Adam! LOL!

I am doing four family trees right now. Mine, Wade's, and both my SIL's. Mine doesn't go back very far, part of it just into the 1800's and then I can get part of one line into the 1700's. Wade's family was here in America in several lines in the 1600's as well as one of my SIL's. Several of his and her family members fought in the Revolutionary War as well as the Civil War. I told my niece she was definitely true blue American cause both her lines were here before this country was founded! So far I haven't found anyone famous in any of the lines though. I grew up hearing I was supposed to be related to Robert Schumann the composer, but I can't find the connection.

I got a letter from my Mom yesterday reminding me I had a Mom. She sent me some picture of a project we did back in Texas with wedding pillows to sell. I crosstitched the names of the bride and groom and then she sowed them onto the satin ring pillow. They were quite pretty. I think we sold just one of them. She found them in a box the other day and decided that she needed to send me the pictures. I was alright with getting them, just to know that she was still alive and seemed to be doing well. The tone of her note though was typical of how they write. Like I would forget my mama. Ah well, they are in my prayers every single day! Never forgotten, ever loved. And no, there is no going back and mending the relationship until they apologize for the hateful things they said and agree to never say those things again. They have to take responsibility for the things that they said against God's Church, against His pastor, against His children and against His work. You can't take those things lightly.

Well, that was fun! Oh, I got my blood work back. I am low on potassium again so I am going to double up on my dose until we get it back up again. My glucose was 94, which is higher than I like to see it, but I think that all the pain I have been and all the carbs I have been eating for my tummy are hopefully the culprits of that number. Now that my tummy is back under control I can go back to low carb/high protein. My other numbers were all in normal ranges except for the BUN which we expect to be off. The creatinine was normal, so we probably aren't going to worry about the BUN, those numbers jump every time I have blood work done because of my Milroy's disease. Praise the Lord, for an old lady, I'm doing pretty good.

No doctor's visits for a whole week. Yeehaw! LOL!

God bless, Kim

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Speaking of family origens, my sister is quite into this. On my grandma's side, we share a many great grandpa with laura Ingalls Wilder. And a very many great grandmother was queen Elizabeth's 1 god mother.

That being said, the best family comes through Christ's sacrifice, we are part of a Great Family, an awesome inheritence.

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I went back to dentist today and had my nice healed gum opened back up and drilled into ugh..I get my crown in 2 weeks..I'm also getting a night guard..cause I believe that is where my neck pain is coming from.is all the grinding in my sleep

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Wow! What a workout you had and the prayer part was SO awesome! I love that emoticon That makes me hurt thinking of the needle/TENS thing......but glad the PT helped as it did. Woohoo! I'm hoping I can weasel out of blood work when I go. Twice a year would be good and I had it done in February.

I think when I see my Dr. the 13th, I'll ask for something for pain...and more insulin. She offered back in February and I didn't take it.....but now that I've had the foot go south twice and the hips and back going along with it, I think some relief might help with my To Do list. I'm thinking I'd be more inclined to be active if I wasn't in so much pain?

I've had a good day at work today.......have been feeling more like myself today, once I got going. I didn't bring lunch so had some brown rice and green beans that I had in the cabinet. It was pretty tasty but I missed the protein. I didn't eat all the rice but did the green beans...they had mushrooms in them. I have some of my yummy, lean meatballs at home that would have been just the ticket. I'll be better prepared tomorrow... and restock my snack stash when I shop again. My sugar was 99 before lunch.....I'll check before I leave too. I'm aiming to keep it low enough that I can cut back on the insulin. I skipped it the past two nights because my after dinner sugar has been much lower. Hooya!

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Well, had my blood work done this morning. The arm that I normally get blood drawn from was very sluggish, so the guy went to the right arm and it came gushing out! After he was done, Mom and I went to Hardee's for a biscuit and drink and I took off the little pads they put on and the right arm had a bruise and a hard lump. I'd never had that happen before so I called the doctor's office and the girls said that she'd call back in 10 minutes. Well, she never called back! I just texted Wade and he said that that happens when you don't put pressure on it for long enough and it would be all right - phew!

I went to my PT appt and it was really good. The guy who did it poked and prodded and twisted and turned and pulled my legs all over and we found where the pain was and then he did this dry needle thing with a TENS unit too. Wow, the needles didn't hurt at all, but the pulse from the E-unit (he called it) was really painful. The needles allow the pulses to get right down where the pain is. He said that it wasn't acupuncture because we weren't looking to correct my chi or anything like that, we wanted to get the needles where the pain was so that we could get the pulses right where they needed to be. I tell you, I can tell a difference from when I do my TENS unit and when he does this. I could tell a difference from when he did the pulling and moving, even before we did the needles, but it really feels better even after just one appointment. Then, at the end of the appointment, he handed me a paper and asked me if I would be interested in having him pray for me. I said that I surely would, and checked the YES box and put my name on the bottom and the date and thanked him profusely. There was a verse from Jeremiah at the bottom of the page. Praise the Lord!

I got a headache after the blood work, but it wasn't so bad that I wasn't able to handle the PT. I did my coffee, migraine meds, and acetaminophen when I got home and ate some cantaloupe and cheese and feel better. Boy, spell checker is getting a work out today! LOL!

Well, I'll let y'all go. I love ya bunches. Praying always.

God bless, Kim

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My Doctor's office called yesterday to reschedule my appointment since she will be out of the office the week mine was due. I go in July 13th instead of the 26th.

Speaking of family of origin.........I know God used mine to get me here. I am thankful... to be here and the sorrows of my heart for my upbringing are long in God's hands. He is aware of all that touches our lives and loves us beyond comprehension.

All I managed on my off days this week was cleaning the kitchen once and dragging the trash out....and lots of rest and recovery. My foot is much better tho I'm weak and weary this morning... but have a peaceful day with mostly paperwork ahead of me so will be ok at the office. I was very glad to have had the three days off and needed them but had hoped to actually use my time constructively. Well.........here's to next week emoticon

Kim, there is much of what you said in way too many churches today. Catering to the comforts of the flesh and being careful not to "offend" someone by bringing the mention of sin and the need for repentance and redemption into the mix.

I want to get some light duties done here before work so will get to it. Hugs and prayers for all our girls.....

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Our family are the ones who are supposed to love us the most, yet they are the ones who seem to turn on us the most. Sometimes they think they are doing it for the best, but we know what the Bible says about that! Here's what I keep in mind all the time - I will answer to God for how I respond and act towards others - they will answer towards God for how they act towards me and respond to me. I had better be acting in a manner pleasing to God no matter how they act towards me. What they say and do doesn't matter in the long run, how I respond does. I love that movie The Angel and the Badman. There was a sign in the bedroom that John Wayne was taken to, and it said something about how when someone hurts you, they are hurting themselves more than they are hurting you, because they are hurting themselves spiritually. That is so true. When your family does these things to you, they are hurting themselves more than they are hurting you, because they are hurting themselves spiritually, they are only hurting you emotionally. Their hurt lasts eternally, yours lasts for as long as you let it last. Just stay in a right attitude and mind with Christ, keep praying for them because they are in a lot more state of hurt than you are!

We have family that don't invite us to things and we are pretty sure it's because we don't do the things that they do. These are people who call themselves Christians who are doing the occasional drinking and the cussing and the foul movie watching - they go to Church every Sunday, go to their flock meetings and even lead the youth groups. But that's okay, because most of the people that they know act the same way. But that's alright too, because once your saved your always saved so doing these things isn't going to hurt your chances of getting into heaven, so it really doesn't matter. We don't believe that - well, y'all know that. We don't cuss or use slang, we don't need the high that beer or wine give, we believe that the cussing and sex in the movies of today is just what satan wants a Christian to put in their mind so he can use it to draw them away from God - well, we aren't going to give him that ammunition. We believe that Jesus can set a person free from the power, the pollution and the penalty of sin - He's God, and nothing is impossible for Him. Our family used to ask us what we believe, but they don't any more, they don't want that level of commitment to God - they want just enough to get to heaven, just what all their friends have so they feel comfortable - unfortunately that's not the truth and it won't be enough when Jesus comes back! If you don't love Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength it won't be enough. I don't care if they don't invite me, I care that they get their hearts right with God. The only bother that I get from them not inviting me is that they don't because they don't want what we have, and that's what breaks my heart.

Enough of that, sorry if I rattled on too long.

I'm feeling much better today! Praise the Lord. Mom gave me some Nexium that she had and it made so much difference than the generic stuff that I have. My insurance won't let me get the name brand stuff if the generic is available. I'd been thinking for a couple of months that the generic stuff they last sent me was sugar pills, it didn't feel like it was helping at all. I started taking the OTC Nexium at night and the generic in the morning, but that wasn't helping as much as I needed it to. Mom's pharmacy sends her pills early, so sometimes she has a stash, so she gave me the ones that she had extra, which was about two months worth - praise the Lord.

I go tomorrow to do my blood work and do my back physical therapy. I'll let you know how that goes. Love y'all, and I keep you in my prayers.

God bless, Kim

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oh my gosh I had a huge page of talk on here..and my wifi goes out..and erased it all...ugh!!!
I don't have time to re-type it all...so I will just say..one of my friends on fb posted on my page that we hurt so much over family because we have loving hearts..and she is so right...I don't see that same kind of love from my mom and sister..they have an attitude of ..put your big girl panties on and get over it ...and that attitude is not right!!!! So ...I will just stay in my spot ..and let them do whatever...

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I talked to my tech guy yesterday and he said that wasn't true about MS kicking me to the curb as a 7 user. He said too that if there was going to be a problem, that he will contact me. He would help me get the update done if I wanted......but I honestly don't want to right now. Perhaps when I feel better and care enough to do it?

What Kim said, Missy........this is nothing new and their actions won't change until their hearts do and you deserve better. The respect and consideration are sorely missing. I'm so sorry that you continue to be used, abused and hurt.

There's nothing new to report from my spot.......I'm praying I can walk without pain tomorrow when I go back to work but if not, I'll still be there. This round has been rougher I think, due to the high heat and fatigue. I have a lot I want to get done but am still having to pace myself.

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Maybe we should just go ahead and get Windows 10! I don't have to use the funky part, just like I didn't use the funky part of Windows 8. I'll talk to Wade.

Missy, call it a blessing, you don't usually have a good time when you are around your mother anyway! We have the same situation with our family, although we usually have a great time when we are with them, they just forget to ask us to join them when they are going out to celebrate somewhere! or they wait until the last second to let us know something is going on. What really bothers us is that they treat Mom the same way. It is frustrating to be left out, but you would probably more frustrated if you were there. Plan some special trips to the parks and waterfalls in your area for that time - you have some awesome beauty where you are. Don't make it just walking trips, but just trips to feed the birds, or take pictures and spend time with the boys and hubby. Wade played some Frisbee golf with his brother, maybe they have something like that y'all could do while they are gone. Who knows, they may wish they had stayed home!

Went to the eye doctor today. My eyes have changed. I have astigmatism in both of my eyes, the left is a bit worse than the right. Both Wade an I have the very beginnings of a cataract in one of our eyes too. This doc was very thorough and we like him a lot. We paid a lot less for our glasses here than we did at the last place we got them too. It will be nice to see again! LOL!

Tummy is doing good today, thanks so much for your prayers. Back is doing good too.

Love y'all.

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Well..my mom has been spreading her wonderful news that she is going to Ashville NC to spend the week(starting this weekend) at a cabin on the Lake..with my Sister and her husband and kidos...oh..and I find out that her hubby's sisters were invited...as well as my own daughter...but...my sons and me......yelp u guessed no invite!....I'm so upset over this...why can't i just break ALL TIES..AND just not CARE!!!....sorry......my rant for the day!!
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I do have some Epsom salt in there Kim. A nice package of lavender scented. I keep some on hand but haven't done a soak yet and need to. Thanks for the reminder.

Yesterday was a rest and recovery day. I'll take another today but will get some small chores done as well.

Last night when I got ready for bed at 10:00, there were flies in my bedroom! I had to get the raid out. I killed maybe 10 and there's still one hiding from me this morning. Then I walked into a spider web, going out to feed my cats this morning.....BUGS......me no likey!

My numbers were better this morning......BP 114/77 and FBS 123......weight at 224.6. I had a low of 65 yesterday after my nap.

Do you have Windows 10? I saw where there's a cut off for the free upgrade and that MS will no longer recognize or update Windows 7 or 8 before long? And when it does that, the Windows 10 will then be $159. What's up with that?

I'll go google some info. Have a good day ladies.....I will at my spot.......love and prayers~

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OH, Diana, that is so awesome! Keep up the good work. Have you tried mashed cauliflower in you potato skin? I really like those, although I am not good at making them. You can make them taste very close to potatoes too with some butter, a wee bit of cheese and some pink Himalaya salt and pepper! Yummers!

My tummy is doing much better today. Praise the Lord! I'd say the pain is down to a 3-4 range rather than the 7-8 it was at, so God is so very good!

Don't forget to soak your foot, Bren, in Epsom Salts if you have it! Or if my daddy were around he would tell you to put Absorbene Jr. on it! That was his answer to everything! LOL!

I was at 204.2 this morning, about the same as I was at on Friday. I can't remember what I was last Monday, I think I was at 205.8, but I'm not sure. I was up and down in the 204 and 205 range over the weekend. I can remember a month ago, a friend from my other team telling me that 205 was just around the corner and I had so much trouble believe that I would ever see it - and here I am already! Praise the Lord.

I go the the eye doctor for a regular eye test tomorrow - woohoo. Then on Thursday we do our 6 month blood work, as well as our first physical therapy. I hope she doesn't have anything that I need to do on my knees, cause that just isn't going to work for me! My pain doc sounded like I just had to do two or three PT classes to show the insurance that I had done some PT so they will okay the other thing that he wants to do on my back. It depends on how well it works and how expensive it is! Since any more shots are now out of the picture! Unless they can give me some awesome pain killers for three or four days to get me through that pain. I'll let you know how it goes! I enjoyed the ones that I did for my shoulder, believe it or not! LOL!

Not much else going on, although that sounds like enough. Love y'all. Keep up the good work.

God bless, Kim

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Woohoo Diane! That's great! I did that while in the hospital....got the patty with mustard and the toppings aside, like a salad. I still like it and need to do that more often. I use the 45 calorie bread but those carbs do add up in a hurry. I still have a tater now and then too. emoticon

I am so glad to be off the next three days. My foot was much worse last night again and I'm hoping it will finish it's course and be well by Thursday when I return to work. It's been 5 days today.

I picked up the baby cat this morning and moved it to another bowl and kissed it this time. Sweet kitties emoticon

I'll be laying low today and am so glad I can. I hope you all have a great week ahead and enjoy each day.

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Well, I'm down 13 lbs, it's going fast just cutting out carbs. I am combating some side effects by eating higher potassium foods (had leg cramps).
Finding lots of outside the box solutions for tastes I miss. For instance,I love hamburgers, but am totally satisfied with a big juicy burger on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes with my favorite condiments on top. I find what I miss most about the bread is the convenience of on the go eating.
With potatoes I bake them, scoop out the inside (give them to ron) and fill the skins with broccoli or whatever veggie I have in hand, so I get the taste of a potato when I need it.

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When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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So glad the pain in less today. That's rough! Yes.....God is good!

I love watermelon but can't tote them (turkeys either) anymore so go for the personal sized ones when they are on sale. I used to get them for Mom, my brother, myself and one of Mom's neighbors. I think I've had just one, since she passed on.

I was SO thankful........I got my bit of shopping done and went to HEB instead of Wal-Mart...at 9:30...I'd been thinking avoid the "crowds"....I forgot about the heat! emoticon I'd have been in really sad shape, stopping at 11:30 even........I got the fridge wiped down and restocked so it's good to go. I'll finish up my bit of work when I am cool and rested..... I thank God daily for the comforts of home and this office that includes AC.

I got some salad goodies and broccoli.......and had a nice salad with tuna on it for lunch. I'll have some more for dinner, or one of the stir fry veggy bags I got. They were $2.00 off today so I got 3. I won't have to hack as much up, but will want some onion and carrot added.

I looked at my insulin this morning to see if I had refills on it (I don't), and it says to do 10 units AM and 35 PM....oops....I've only been doing 30 at night. I need to get myself readjusted.
I just called the pharmacy and my 5 pens is a 30 day supply emoticon I will definitely be asking for some when I see my Doctor in July! That's over $100 a week...just for the insulin. Yikes...I was thinking it was 60-70 days but noticed pen one going down rapidly at 30 units per day. I'd better be working on my carb quotas for sure! emoticon

Enjoy the rest of your day......I will here at my spot too. emoticon

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I couldn't believe how many watermelons there were at this farmer's market. These people weren't selling just what came out of their garden! I think that they agree to sell a certain percentage of stuff that gets shipped in as well. My smoked cheddar cheese is really good! Wade really liked the Red Delicious apples and both Mom and Wade though the Georgia peaches were extra good.

Still hurting but not quite as bad as yesterday, praise the Lord for that! God is very good to me.

Have a wonderful Lord's Day. Love you

God bless, Kim

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Oh no Kim! That's not good at all emoticon Praying for speedy relief sweet girl. Puts my pain in perspective, always..........there are so many in much more dire straights than mine. God is aware of each of us and is with us in every moment.

Farmer's market......love those. David and I used to go to the one in Dallas....huge undertaking for those folks bringing there wares! It was a fun venture for us. Enjoy your goodies.

I need to stop at Wal-Mart on the way to work today, for office things and salad veggies for me. I won't ramble about much until this foot is healed enough. I got the walker out last night. I'm so glad to have it and am more glad I don't need it every day emoticon

I had a very productive day at work yesterday. Most was paperwork, in getting my credit card pays in order and updated including my paylist spreadsheet and a form letter for tenants. So it was a "mental" day for me as well...........working with numbers, I needed to be alert emoticon

Today will be my cleaning day. I remembered to turn the fridge off so I could defrost and clean it. I'll restock it once I pick up the water. I'm down to four bottles. When the ice builds up at the back the bottles get pushed forward and fall out on occasion. When the boss noticed, I figured it was due a cleaning. I just had one rental yesterday but several paid and I went out to take over locks off.

I'm thinking I'll wait on getting the mattress brought in until I am fully healed and able to help plus the work involved in changing the bed! I ask Jesus for help with even that task. I need to do laundry so that's on the chore list for my off days.

I'm going to go for more coffee and see what I can get me to do before work time. You're in my thoughts and prayers each day and I am so thankful for you all.......


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Went to the Farmers Market today. Got some fresh produce and some jelly and jam, as well as some Amish cheese, smoked cheddar and butter cheese. Yum!

My tummy is killing me. The steroid they use on my back has gone right to my tummy. I had forgotten about how it did that, and with six shots in the facets, it makes it bad. 12 shots in two weeks - owwwwy! The next thing they want to do doesn't include steroids. Praise the Lord!

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I had computer glitches at home and here.......this one let me do my rambling and when I hit post, I got the page cannot be displayed message, telling my I wasn't connected. Oh well...

I had some of those microfiber sheets. They tended to slip and slide tho, so when I ripped a hole in the bottom sheet of the burgundy ones, I just got a cotton fitted sheet to use. That's what's on my bed now. Mine will get changed Monday when Gaylon brings my new (to me) mattress to me and hauls my old one off. It's 17 years old and wasn't new when I got it...

My bedroom window faces the parking lot with those big, bright lights so I have blinds and thin curtains (actually 4 twin flat sheets I hacked off and strung up) I like a dark bedroom too and yep, it's still very light out at 8 PM. I don't have much trouble dropping off even if it's not dark.......but that's not the case with most folks. I sure hope you find a solution to your needs!

I am glad for this slow and peaceful day because I am really dragging! I've had one rental and about 5 payments, and got two checks in the mail.
I will be so ready for 5:00 I may hoot and holler when I leave....or just squeak in relief? Have a good evening.....I will as well.

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I haven't been kicked out, I just forget to press, "post message". DUH! Then I have to start all over, and of course I forget half of what I put down! LOL!

I changed the sheets on the bed last night. Felt so good to sleep on clean sheets, although they weren't very soft, so they ended up being kind of hot! Sigh. They were a "new" set. A set I had purchased awhile ago but hadn't used yet. They are microfiber, and usually those are soft, but not this set. I have been looking for a set of pale coral colored sheets since all the ones that I have bought have been in the green and blue line. The walls in our room are a deeper coral color, so I thought a light coral color sheet with our pale green blanket would be pretty. Wade also got some new room darkening curtains. We bought curtains for the living room and the bedroom not that long ago, but they don't darken the room or keep the heat our to the living room - so we are trying again. He bought the slatted thingies to go in the windows in the bedroom, but they don't keep the sun out either. He needs it to be dark to be able to sleep, and when you go to bed at 8 pm, well, it isn't dark yet! LOL!

Not much else going on with me, just trying to stay cool. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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I'd posted and the computer kicked me out emoticon I'll see you here tomorrow and woohoo on the haircut indeedy!

OK...I'm back...good Friday morning!

You had a busy and productive day Kim emoticon I did the bare essentials but still had a productive day and plan for one today as well.

I picked up a bag of ice on the way to work and wish I had a better cooler to keep it longer. Ice cuts into my grocery money but I sure enjoy having it! I remembered to swing by the bank and get my check deposited too. I'd almost forgot again emoticon

I can identify with the word loss........I either lose one, drop one or use the wrong one and hope nobody notices emoticon

I'm going to get everything cranked up here for the day. I'm having Gaylon unlock some units for me to rent so I don't have to hobble in and out so much. I am praying this foot will heal up quickly.

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Got my hair cut today - woohoo! No more hair in the eyes. I started wearing this clip at the top of my head to keep the hair back - not cute, but effective - LOL!

I got Wade and I both appointments at the eye doctor too. When I cover my right eye, I see my letters split double up and down with the left eye. The right eye isn't quite that bad, it's about 1/4 split, so I am seeing these halos all the time. And forget about at night - it's like looking at suns coming at me all the time when cars headlights are coming towards us. I thought maybe I needed stronger readers, but when I tried my 2.00, I knew that wasn't the problem! LOL! Hopefully a good doctor and some new prescription glasses will help me see better - otherwise I will be looking out of slits pretty soon - yikes!

We also went to Sams today. I did pretty good walking around. Oh yeah, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Now that was a thrill! Heeheehee! Wade got a new kayak and wanted to look at the jacket thingies. Yep, the word escapes me, no surprise there!

I hope that you get to feeling better soon, Miss Bren. You get yourself back on a good eating schedule and you will be chipper in no time.

Thank y'all for your prayers, Jesus hears them and He is answering! Praise His name!

God bless, Kim

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I kinda feel like that lime looks Kim! For you, myself and others. My right foot went south again last night. The heel bursa are inflamed and very painful. I'm glad it's the slow time of the month and heading for the weekend again.

All the Doctor's appointments are exhausting in themselves! You have a full schedule lined up. I'm glad you did get the shots again but the upcoming physical therapy and the rest of it would have me emoticon That extreme pain does sound like fibro and that adds to the discomfort of daily activity. Prayers for comfort and rest...often.

I need a haircut again but may just hack at it myself. I often pay $15 for a cut I'm not so happy with anyway.

My FBS was 213 this morning. Oops......Me no likey. I'll be watching myself. It was only 123 pre-dinner. Well....back on the wagon and roll on down the road.

Be gentle and loving........and kind to yourselves today. Whatever that may look like at your place. Love y'all.

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Thanks, Missy, you're right. Nothing is impossible with God! He has me going through this for a reason and I will glorify and honor Him through this and trust Him for the grace I need to make it through this, it's just really hard right now - but He went through much more for me.

I did get more shots today. I am in pain still, but that is to be expected for a couple of days. The doctor wants to do the radio....(can't remember - no surprise there) they burn the nerve, but I have to go through physical therapy for a bit before the insurance company will pay for that - so I am going to go to PT and then see the doctor again in six weeks. I was supposed to go back to the spine docs, but I guess we are going to wait on that until we do this nerve burning thing. I've had it done on my right SI joint a couple of times. It's not much worse pain-wise than the shots and it lasts a lot longer.

Bren, I love your lime! Thanks, it made me giggle! I hope you are doing better, sweetie-greens!

You and Missy are in my prayers always. Love you gals!

God bless, Kim

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Oh Kim! I'm so sorry to hear this news.....and you will sure be in my prayers daily. There is so much more going on than a weight issue for sure. Praying for mercy, insurance compliance and God's loving comfort for you. You can take a break from being our cheerleader honey girl. It's understood that it's difficult. Praying for release and relief in the days ahead.

Love you!

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4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

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Praise the Lord, Missy!

Praise the Lord, for your answered prayer too, Bren. That $10 is a happy surprise.

Went to the Endodontist today. He opened up my tooth and put some medicine in there. He thought there might me a bacterial infection hanging on in there. I go back the middle of July. Please pray that there will be no more pain and I can finally go and see the other dentist and have the cap put on and be done with this tooth!!! Thanks.

I go back to the pain doc tomorrow for another set of shots if my insurance will pay for it, otherwise that's that! I have been having pain off and on in that area of my back, so another set of shots would be nice, but it's all up to the insurance company! Then on the 16th I go and do blood work, and on the 23rd go and discuss it with my regular doctor. I'm so sick of seeing doctors!

I was looking up information about fibromyalgia because I have had a problem with my skin being sensitive to touch for quite awhile. I can't stand for Wade to bump me in the middle of the night, especially with his boney knees. I was brushing dog hair off of my pants one day and it felt like I was beating myself up. Another day I was taking off my compression socks and it felt like I was peeling off a layer of my skin. My arms are like that too. If you poke me, it feels like I've been shot, and the pain just lingers for several minutes. My Aunt-in-law just found out that she has fibro rather than rheumatoid arthritis, and she has the same kind of pain. It's called tactile allodynia. I also get the tingling and numbness, the fatigue is crushing, the mind fog and forgetting words is getting worse. I feel like I don't have the energy to do anything most days, or when I do anything the energy just saps out of me really quickly. I'm getting tired ladies. I know God knows what's going on, but I don't know what's going on and I don't know who is going to help me figure it out. All my doctors keep saying is, "lose weight". I'll talk to my doctor at the end of this month about the fatigue and the arm and leg pain too and ask him if he thinks it could be fibro. I hate to do that because I sound like I'm a........ well, the word isn't there so you will have to figure it out for yourselves - LOL!!!

I want to be so upbeat and encouraging, but right now I am so discouraged and hurting and tired. I love you guys and I know that your prayers do wonders. Thank you so much. Lots of Love. Kim

God bless, Kim

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