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Me too....like a weaker coffee. My dad, who cooked on the Ranch for 30+ years, did the old fashioned boiled coffee, and joked it was strong enough you could whistle and it would come to you..."Cowboy Coffee"...

I often do a treat cup with creamer or FF half and half with Stevia for one or two cups on the weekend. Mostly I just do black. I brought some with me this morning and really was glad to have it. The rest of my day I just drink water and I have a diet soda 1-3 times a week.

It's been a slow day but I did have to go out to get a couple of locks off so now will start shutting down and getting ready to head home.

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I like a breakfast blend of coffee, it's not as bitter as the other coffees - at least to me it isn't. I'm like you, Bren, I'm not a coffee snob - I just know that I don't like a really strong cup of coffee. My BIL and SIL like strong coffee and when Mom stays with them she has to water it down a bit! LOL! I gotta have either flavored coffee or put my milk and Pyure in it too - no black for me!

Not much else going on right now. Gotta put the sheets on the bed and get the dishes in the dishwasher and then I can rest my back which I am sure will be hurting by then.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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I'll have fun playing with it emoticon

Yes we do and I'll be praying for him and his cabinet as he settles in and gets to work. We know that regardless of who's in office, GOD is our King and is in control. Nothing escapes His attention and He has His hand on us, His people.

I did a bit of de-cluttering this morning. If I'd do something 5-6 days a week I'd really get things in order...at home, at work, in my finances, spiritual and physical life. That's a goal for me in this new year. I think my lifestyle the past few years has been an extension of my "junk drawer"....and only I can change that! I'd be in trouble if I had to find anything quickly other than my car keys.

I stopped at Wal-Mart on the way to work. I got my injured Tom cat some canned food. He's had salmon the past two mornings. He showed up Wednesday.... hurt, muddy and an injured front foot. I was afraid it was broken but know now it's not and I'm so glad. He didn't come Thursday and then yesterday, I gave him canned salmon as he wasn't able to eat the dry food. This morning he was there at 4:15 when I stepped outside to feed them...ready for his "treat" and looks a lot better already.
He's been coming almost 4 years and is a beautiful kitty. This is the first time I've ever seen him hurt and it wasn't like fighting hurt...I have a scruffy Tom that does get smacked around a lot and the injuries are obvious. Tom Tat likes to eat on the table so it's easy to feed him a special bowl. I love my kitties!

Oh yes! Praying for Wade in the job situation and any changes forthcoming. Those hours would be an improvement too!

I got my coffee in with my kitchen toy box and a four muffin pan for my toaster oven. I really need to start proof reading! I'd thought it was a pound of coffee and it's 7 oz. of beans! Oh well....it was a "treat" for me and I won't be doing that again either! It's OK but I don't get the hype truly. Perhaps I'm just not enough of a coffee snob to fully appreciate "fine coffee"?

It's a beautiful, partly sunny day and warm enough I didn't bring a jacket. I have the heater on tho and it feels great but that's all I need at the moment.

I'd unlocked a few units for weekend rental before locking the cart up yesterday so maybe I won't have to tool around outside too much.

Wishing you all a blessed weekend......enjoy your time and be good to you...I'll do the same...
Love and prayers~

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1/20/17 2:58 P

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How cute! Bren.

We have a new president! I sure hope he does a better job than the last one.

Wade is interviewing for a new job these past couple of weeks. We think that it will be a done deal - he has to put in a new application since the last one was for another job, and I think, one more interview with another guy (the third one now). The ones he's talked to really like him for the job. He will work Mon-Fri, but his hours will vary depending on who needs help with their equipment and what the problems are. Some days he could be home as early as 3 pm and others 11 pm. No weekends unless there is a major major problem! Woohoo! He also doesn't need to be up at 5:30 in the morning since his day doesn't start now until around 8:30. We are really happy for this opportunity since his other job has been getting unbearable. We just keep praying for a closed door if this isn't the Lord's will - but so far the doors keep opening - so we are praising Him each door we walk through.

Not much else going on with me. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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1/20/17 1:27 P

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In looking at mine, with the little increase we got in 2015, I made $986 more last year. I paid in around $427. We should get our W2's by the first of February. Zach has been doing tax work off and on.

This is my nifty little "grillet"......... assuming it works. I've been playing around with pictures etc. I am technically challenged most days.

Now I need to shop for some fresh veggies to play with!

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Great job, Diana!
I am waiting for the W2 from school to do my taxes - I use Taxactonline. It's a lot cheaper than going to H&R or Jackson Hewitt. I'll have 1 less schedule C since I didn't do any art shows.


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I'll be playing with my budget today and planning ahead for the taxes I'll pay in. I got my report from the pharmacy for last year's medical expenses and printed my earnings report from Social Security. I did get ONE check and I used it to buy insulin and finish paying off my last two credit cards. That double bonus in December went a long way in paying down the balances. I am SO thankful!

Yes...praying with you Kim, that this combination works for you. I thought of you when I passed the Nexium display at the pharmacy yesterday when I went to get my meds. I'm actually very glad I got another month's reprieve for my Dr.'s appointment so I can get these pain levels down and perhaps some more weight as well. I've been doing a lot better with only 2-3 days a week when I'm at a 4-5 on the scale. A huge blessing!

I sorted my fridge a bit yesterday but still have some work to do to get things in order in my kitchen.
I'd ordered an Aroma electric grill thing that serves as a steamer or slow cooker too. A rather small one, but lightweight. It's not big enough for a pot of beans but I can cook my chicken, fish and veggies in it. I'll see how I like it. I didn't want something big and bulky. The last two GF grills I bought had bad hot spots on them and they were a cheaper made product than his originals were. Mine ended up in the Goodwill box. My current one came from there...it's the good one, was new when I got it and I love it but can only do one chicken thigh at a time or one HB patty so the new toy should serve well in that regard. I did think it came with a flat bottom plate as well but it only has the grill one.

I'm going to get the coffee set out and get a cup...and get my day started. Love you ladies...prayers for us all as we head towards another weekend!

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Hey, ladies.

Wow, Diana, that is awesome. You are doing great! I love the cheese and meat snacks too. They are great if you put them in the microwave just long enough to melt the cheese a bit - yum! It's like a quesadilla without the tortilla! Now to find low sodium meat for you! The less processed you eat, the less sodium you will find too.

My tummy is doing better than it has been doing. Major pain the other evening. Sometimes the gas gets built up and it is really bad pain. My new med breaks it up. You should hear my tummy growling and gurgling after I take that med! I'm back to the Nexium every day again. Please pray that I can take the two together alright.

Not much else going on with me, just cruising through each day.

God bless, Kim

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That's awesome Diana! Wow....

That's a big thing and some days I think there is sodium in the air we breathe emoticon I'm sensitive as well to it and it doesn't take much to be TOO much! Good luck with yours.

Maintenance got my new, fancy curtain rod put up yesterday and my drains dealt with. One was a hair problem, from my home haircuts...oops. I'd left $15 on the table for hanging my rod/curtains since that's not a "maintenance issue" but a personal one and it's sure worth it to me. It looks great!

I got the office shopping done yesterday and my feet were whining when I got home last night. They are better this morning. I did some heavy lifting too. Paper, file boxes, a new three in one copier/printer/fax. Hooya! That should keep us girls happy for awhile. The machine was $70 off and that was a blessing! I still spent $543 of the boss's money.

I didn't feel well this morning and would have liked a "sick day" to hang out at home but I'll just have one here. Light duty type of day. I love them....

I'm going to go do some putter work and play awhile. Have a good day!

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1/18/17 9:18 P

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Well, I have been off work for my long weekend. I am now at 240, only 7 lbs. to go to be down 100lbs from when I started at 333 last February. one of my favorite snacks is a mozzarella stick with a slice or two of turkey meat wrapped around it , that is around 13 gr of protein. I saw my heart dr. Monday and he said to pay attention to salt , so the above snack has to be fewer than I like, most stuff, even cottage cheese has a bit of salt, so I am going to have to do some research to find high protein low salt options. I missed my dr. appointment with my surgeon dec 30th cause I was doing so much over time and had worked till 3am the night before my 10am appointment, I see him this Friday morning. I have to get back to work now, I missed checking in with you all, have a great day tomorrow!!


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, Shel, it seems like putting something in us or on us is where the conversation has been going for awhile. Like the grocery stores where you can go in, get what you want and walk out and the chip on your credit card or debit card gets read, through your wallet, to pay for your groceries. How long will it take for someone to be ready to put that into the chip. It may even start with criminals, but they are too easy to remove or to mess with that that may not be feasible, unless it is somehow attached to the nervous system. It's scary, but not something we weren't warned about in the Word.

I'm glad that you have found your enthusiasm again, Missy. I don't necessarily agree with you about the treats, but I'm not where you are at. I have cut way back on the sweets though, but I still like my treat days. I did cut out the crackers, although I did have two with meat and cheese on it last night. Wade was eating them and he offered me a couple. Sure beats the whole packs I was eating at one sit down! I might get to where you are at someday, but I'm not there yet.

I was looking at magnesium types for Mom today and saw that I probably needed to change mine too. It looked like the best magnesium to take is orotate because it absorbs in the body much better than any of the others, and doesn't cause the laxative effect like some of the others do. Most of us take the Magnesium oxide, but only 4% of that gets absorbed into the body. If you can find a chealated version then more than that can be absorbed but it doesn't effect as much of the body as other forms do. It's quite interesting to read about it. I need it to help keep my headaches at bay and to replace the magnesium stolen by the PPI that I take. I take at least 2000mg of magnesium a day, so I want a chealated version or one that has a high bioavailability. It also needs to be taken with calcium to get the most out of it, so that is something that I will start to do too. I'm hoping that that will help with the headaches that I do get.

I was also reading about natural answers for allergies and found that Celtic Sea Salt helps to calm down an allergy attack if you put some on your tongue and let it absorb. Using it consistently in your foods may help even more. It is also better for you than table salt. Like the Himalayan pink, which I currently use. It doesn't have as much of an impact on an allergy attack, but it does have a wee bit of one. Mom and I ordered a one pound bag of the granuals and we each got a salt grinder ($4.99 for a single salt and pepper grinder at Amazon). The one pound bag of the grey granuals was $6.49, which was better than anything else we saw.

Well, I guess that is all for now. Hope y'all have a great day. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Kim, you are so right. I also saw a news blurb about the possibility of implanting the chip so if you are in an accident and don't have any ID, they can scan your hand. Revelation 13 approaches!


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Prayers for you Shel...It is very hard when family hurts you!

We have been in the high 60's here...so loving it! My walks in the Woods have been so relaxing and just beautiful!!! So happy to be back walking!!!

I have been very low carb now for 3 weeks! I am feeling so much better. I had bought a cake mix and icing before I began this low carb journey....but I could not make it...I will not ruin my eating plan..so I gave it away! It is a choice to be healthy..and that requires no cheats!! Because how is eating high sugar and carbs..helping me get healthier? It is a lifestyle change!

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I'm so sorry, Shel. It's really hard to lose family, and the only thing you can do is put them in the Lord's hands - the harder you fight on your own to get them back, the farther they are going to pull away.

Dizziness is doing better, now the tummy is all messed up - boohoo! The Lord knows and I know that He will give me the wisdom I need when I need it. I have been trying to only take my Nexium every other day, but the acid today is pretty bad, so that isn't going to work. I hope taking the two pills at a time isn't going to do damage to my tummy because both acid reducers, one more so than the other. I'm taking a good probiotic, so I am hoping that will help.

If you have a HOLY BIBLE...
If you are following THE NEWS...
THEN YOU KNOW...
That the international events are lining up for a final showdown. (no, I am not setting a date, but I am not ignoring the evidence).
THE NEWS is filled with RUSSIA... IRAN... TURKEY... SYRIA, which
THE HOLY BIBLE reveals to be among the main players in end time events.
A GENERATION AGO most people could not even tell you where Iran, Turkey, Syria, or Libya, or Jordan was located.
TODAY most people cannot tell you anything about the Bible.
SATAN has bamboozled the world using a wide arsenal of weapons, including Christ-hating Liberalism, Christ-hating Islam, Christ-hating Humanism, Christ-hating Cultism. Come to think of it, whatever is Christ-hating is in the devil's quiver.
SO, IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH...
living in ignorance, living in delusion, living in opposition to God,
THEN
don't get saved,
don't go to a strong Bible preaching church,
don't give up your worldliness,
don't enlighten your mind and heart with Bible study,
don't be conformed to the image of Jesus,
don't live in harmony with the people of God.

Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers, love ya

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God bless, Kim

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I feel as though I have lost a child (and I KNOW what that feels like, because my first was stillborn): my youngest wants nothing to do with me. She hadn't been on Facebook in a while, and then i saw a post where she was tagged, so I followed her tag, and messaged her - "Can we be friends?" and she said "Nah" and forthwith blocked me. I know she has also cut off SOME of my relations, though apparently not all have ended up on her list. Anyway, it made it very hard to sleep last night. I keep my prodigal in prayer. But it hurts.


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I hope the dizziness passes soon....just the thought of it brings back really bad memories for me. Waaah

It's bright, sunny and 60 here today. It's been a rest day for me up until now. I hope to get some chores done before the day ends.

I had some of those cute little corn tortillas (street taco size) and have had tacos with some of the chicken. I may make soup with the rest of it. I'll have to google a recipe. It's been awhile since I did much "cooking"....

I'll go check mail and see what I can get into. Have a good afternoon/evening all.

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Having some dizziness troubles today. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, so I am hoping that that is the cause. I need to find my blood pressure cuff!

It's cooled down a little bit for us, but praise the Lord, not the low numbers we had a week ago!

Not much else going on with me. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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It's raining very heavy here right now. I had a cheap umbrella tucked in a drawer in there so will use that in a few minutes. I'm off the next two days...yippee! I look forward to getting home and tucked in, safe and cozy.

I hope it's dry Tuesday when I have my Dr's appt.

I have chicken in the crock pot today. It needs to be better than the soup I made!

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Happy Lord's Day, everyone. I hope you are having a good one.

Just checking in. Love you

God bless, Kim

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Good morning Ladies....
It remains a rainy one here. I did have to get out in it yesterday to show a unit, and three times to take locks off. It was cold but had to be done.

I was up roaming at 1:00 AM and watched a bit of a horrific documentary that dealt with human trafficking and fishermen on Taiwanese boats and the forced slave labor at the cost of many lives. It was truly awful. Things no one wants to see or know about I'm sure.
It's just one of many things that others elsewhere deal with in an effort to care for their families and are exploited and abused. Made me sick and sad.

Here, at my spot on the map, it's a wonderful, beautiful and blessed day and I am so thankful for the gift that it is to me.

I'm going to update my challenge stats. I'll see some of you there...

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The post is also a comparison. Fundamentalist Muslim's are following the Koran. They are the ones walking in obedience to their leader Mohammad. There are actually two phases in Mohammad's life, the beginning more peaceful than the secon phase - but he changed his theology to be one of violence towards all who aren't Muslim. A true Muslim is a fundamentaist muslim, and when push comes to shove - most muslims will choose fundamentalism other than death. Compared to the numbers of muslims, those converting to Christianity are few, and hallelujah they are converting. Then you have to ask, are they converting to true walking-in-obedience-to-the-Bible Christianity or are they converting to a "religious Christianity"? It all comes down to who is walking in obedience. If you have given your heart to Jesus and you are following His Word, then you are a Christian. If you are following the Koran, and we know it doesn't promote peace, then you are a Muslim.

Went to my cousin-in-law's daughter's first birthday. Had lots of fun chatting with everyone. Lots of healthy snacks, and even the cupcakes were healthy! She was a good girl through it all.

Love y'all

God bless, Kim

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Diana, it's true we can't judge all by the actions of some. AFter all, there are Christians in name and by culture only, and I am sure there are many muslims who are so to avoid death or persecution. Didn't many so-called missionaries threaten "Convert or die"? As Christians,we must remember - "Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister."(1 John 4:20-21) And we must consider - anyone has the potential of becoming our brother or sister in Christ, so it behooves us to love those who have not yet come to the knowledge of the truth.


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It's cold, wet and messy here today but mostly I will be tucked inside with heat on and the comforts provided!

I've had a couple or three dealings with some Muslims here and we have a lot in my city...as well as Nigerian "refugees". The men for the most part were rude and aiming to bend my will to theirs as in renting a unit for one day...when that failed, the address they gave was not a good one and the guy who rented had a whole zip lock bag of passports so who knew who he really was. The one woman who came in had the whole covering so only her eyes showed and I couldn't understand her (I read lips some).......I believe we should pray for deliverance and salvation of all nations but I also confess that some folks just scare this woman.

My soup was nasty and went in the trash this morning emoticon I had some for dinner but did not enjoy it. So...back to the drawing board. I'd like to cook my turkey....I may, once I make room in the fridge. I have lots of things I want to use before I restock.

I did some poached eggs this morning (to hard boil stage) to have with my salad for dinner and brought two and some bacon for breakfast.

I've read and heard a lot of things about the benefits of turmeric, along with some high dollar ads for "their" product. It's hard to know what information is trustworthy.

PS~ I did a first today and ordered some Kona coffee from Amazon.com. I'm "treating" myself.

I'm going to have another cup of coffee and then get some work done. Have a great weekend and be good to yourselves...I'll do the same at my spot. Love y'all...


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I disagree with you Kim on some of your stance on Muslims, concidering the millions of muslims on this planet if they were all fundamentalists, we would all be dead. I lived in Dearborn mich for 20 years(largest muslim community in usa), did missionary work in southern france , where there is a large muslim community, for the most part most I talked to were very respectful of our work and many got saved. Just like the KKK is not a true representation of Christianity, though many Christians were also afraid of standing against jim crow laws and the KKK at that time, Isis, does not reflect the over all writings of Mohammad, I do not agree with the religion of Muslim at all, it truly reflects man worship, however there are so many issues we can agree with and use to build bridges. It is amazing that there is a huge amount of Muslims converting to Christianity as we speak, as more Christians are stepping out to witness. I have dear friends who have a ministry in kasavo and help Muslims who are suffering, and always speak of their love for God as they know Him, and are willing to learn what my friends have to teach and live. Many have been saved. My point is, unless you yourself know and try to get to know muslims, it is easy to take what someone says as fact unless they themselves have delved into relationships with them, but many are led by fear and politics instead of the Holy Spirit. In Him there is no fear, only love.


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There is so much benefit in what God put on this earth, we just have to know how to use it. Mom and I bought some turmeric curcumin today (I think it has the piperine in it too). It's supposed to be good for several things. I've read a few articles on turmeric and found that they really don't have all the information that they need to say how much or how little is safe or needed to actually do the body good. One site said that we should take as much as 1800mg of it a day, while others say that too much could be toxic, but they don't know what that number is. Not all of the things that they say it helps can be substantiated, but helping with inflammation can be and that is the main reason that I want to try it. I hope that it works with my tummy too, but that would be a pleasant side effect that I am not expecting. I do take a very good probiotic every day too. I have chronic gastritis, IBS with both C and D, GERD, and I produce too much acid. I also have the problem of gas and bloating with distention where my stomach becomes hard. These are the symptoms the doctors can't figure out the cause for. It mimics gastroperisis, but I don't have that. All of the things that the FODMAP diet is targeted to help are problems that I have with my stomach, and have had since I was 15 years old. That's why I am willing to give it a try. I eat most of what is on the diet anyway, I just have to get rid of some things that it says aren't good for me. I bought some lactose and glucose free soy milk today, and will change the fruits that I have been eating a little bit - apples and peaches aren't good for me, and that is what I have been eating most of lately. Very little wheat, but all the wheat I do eat will be whole grain (which I already do). We'll see how or if it helps!

I got a couple of different kinds of fish today too. They have coatings on them, but I would get bored of them otherwise and they would go to waste.

I walked the dog today, just one lap up and down our street. I had trouble catching my breath again when walking him. I tried to go faster for his sake. I think it will get batter as I do more and more. I walked him yesterday too, just around our house and yard and the street in front of our house. All the walking with shopping today should have burned some calories as well.

Hope y'all are doing good. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Was 73 here today! I enjoyed it so much!

Kim, I totally understand stomach problems..I was diagnosed with IBS back in the 90's..my last colonoscopy showed gastritis..(now that hurts) ugh...not to mention all the other probs..lol

This is what I have been taking for my stomach issues..and it has helped me tremendously..

Turmeric Curcumin with( piperine(which is important)
Milk Thistle
Probiotic

I also take many other supplements..which have helped me..
Last year at this time I had pneumonia/bronchitis..so I am so thankful!
I believe selenium is super for the body too!!

I love to research natural remedies...I have studied it for years..and maybe one day go to college to become a holistic nutritionist emoticon


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Kim, I like that, meeting of the standards!
Had a heat wave here - it was in the 50's! Nice that it melted the skating rink in my driveway, haha!


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I saw a mention of the FODMAP plan on a commercial this week. I remembered you mentioning it prior to today. I thought with those big words one needs an acronym!

Some things set me off too and give me bad indigestion, it hasn't happened a lot lately but it's miserable when it does.

I felt so bad Tuesday I was really out of sync. Yesterday was a bit better and today... better still. We're in our slump time at the office which is fine with me as I get more rest on days like today. I had to turn some heat on but it's fairly comfy at 56 for a high. We hit 81 yesterday emoticon It's a shame I was home bound and didn't get full benefit of it.

Speaking of twins, my Dad was one but his brother didn't survive. He was born December 28th, 1928. My first baby was so big they thought I had twins coming....

Someone needs to go to my place and clean my fridge, tote trash out, hang my new curtain rod up, put dinner on and be gone when I get home.

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Oh, Diana, I forgot to congratulate you on the twins - I think it was you who is going to be the grandma of twins! LOL! That is starting a little bit in our family. My nephew's wife has twins in her line, and there are twins in my nephew's ancestry, although not recent - so... She has a child from a former marriage (relationship?), but they are talking about having some of their own too. So we will see. They don't know the Lord, and that is a sad situation too.

Here is something that goes along with that last tid-bit. How to differentiate between the different "Christians" out there: From Pastor David Gould, the Nethouse, Beaufort, NC

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T TELL THE PLAYERS WITHOUT A PROGRAM
There is no such thing as a moderate Christ follower (or Moderate Christian), or being a little saved, any more than there is any such thing as being, "a little pregnant."
Moderate Muslims are full fledged Muslims "in waiting." For the most part, Moderate Muslims would not be Moderate Muslims if they did not fear Islamic reprisals for abandoning Islam. Moderate Muslims are silent supporters of so-called, "Radical Muslims." A better term for Radical Muslims is Fundamentalist Muslims, because they live by the fundamental teachings of Islam.
Supposed Moderate Christians are non believer, non followers of Christ, which are simply Nominal Christians (Christian in name only), or Religious Christians (followers of a religious form of Christianity). Nominal Christians and Religious Christians are those who profess faith in Christ, but do not have saving faith in Christ. They may have adopted the religious trappings associated with Christianity, but they have not turned from sin, and turned to Christ. Nominal Christians will quickly abandon their profession of faith when they are required to either die for Christ or deny Christ. Some Religious Christians will die for their religious beliefs, much the same way other lost people will die for their religious beliefs.
Matthew 15:8-9
(8) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
(9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Matthew 23:27-28
(27) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
(28) Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
2 Timothy 3:5
(5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Titus 1:16
(16) They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Mom and I say this to each other all the time - just because you are in the garage doesn't make you a car. Just because you go to church doesn't make you a Christian - and just because you say you are doesn't make it so either. You have to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

I had a rather difficult night last night. We played some Wii bowling yesterday evening and I'm not sure if that made my back wonky, but I kept having those twitches. I had to get up several times for different reasons, bathroom breaks, cough medicine, stretching out my back. My shoulder hurts just a wee bit on that side too. I'm kind of wondering if the frozen shoulder didn't come from playing too much on the Wii. Hmmm??? The tummy is still off a little bit, but it is better than it was, so praise the Lord for that. Wade made chili last night, and I got the worst pain on the right side of my face after eating that. My upper teeth and my nostril hurt so bad - it felt like and ice pick was going into both places. Something in the chili my sinus did not like at all! LOL! It went away after about 15 minutes, but that was the weirdest thing. No more chili for me!

Did I mention to you the Fodmap diet? I can't remember if I did or not. This isn't a weight loss diet, it's a diet for people with digestive issues.

FODMAP is an acronym that stands for:
Fermentable meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel
Oligosaccharides oligo means few and saccharide means sugar. These molecules made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain
Disaccharides di means two. This is a double sugar molecule.
Monosaccharides mono means single. This is a single-sugar molecule.
And
Polyols these are sugar alcohols (however dont lead to intoxication!)

A diet low in FODMAPs (a Low FODMAP Diet) is scientifically proven1, and is now used internationally, as the most effective dietary therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and symptoms of an irritable bowel. Such symptoms include excessive wind (flatus), abdominal pain, bloating and distension, nausea and changes in bowel habits (diarrhoea and/or constipation). A Low FODMAP Diet has also been proven, with solid scientific research2, to reduce symptoms of fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration.

I have all of those problems, and some of them the doctors haven't been able to find a solution for - the bloating, distention, and pain. Those things are symptoms of gastroperisis, but diabetics get that and I'm not diabetic. I was diagnosed with it by one doctor, and then tested for it by another and found not to have it. He couldn't find an answer for the above symptoms and wanted to send me to a specialist. I have it all, and the IBS is both c and d. I just think that this might help me. You are supposed to do the food list entirely to start off and see if that helps with the symptoms. If the symptoms disappear, then you can gradually add back foods one at a time and see if any of those cause the problem. Then you will know where the problems lie and can adjust your diet accordingly. I may have a problem with wheat, or with the sugars, or certain kinds of either. I really want to try though, so I think I am going to make up a grocery list and give it a try. Nothing else has worked.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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That is a truly transforming message!! I may share that myself.


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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Good for you, Missy. We have to have that "no quit" attitude! Just remind yourself of that feeling when you look back after quitting and have to make up all that ground and probably then some! That is what made me keep going this time. It's taken a long time to get where I am today, but I'm here because I kept on going. Yep, I had a few stumbles on the highway, but I never downright quit!

I have been reading through some postings that our pastor put on Facebook, this one I thought was short enough to put on here and pretty much summed up a Christian life.

WHY WE MEET GOD'S STANDARDS
Being a Christian is not a matter of following a blueprint found in the Bible.
Being a Christian is a matter of being transformed into a new creation, being conformed to the image of Jesus and therefore living the life that is guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
It is not that Christians meet the Biblical standards in order to be Christians, it is that they are Christians and therefore meet the standards.

How simple is that? It's gotta come from a transformed heart.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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For as little as I am eating ..I would think the scale would be going down faster...
I am not going to let it discourage me though ..cause I can see my stomach shrinking, my legs gettting smaller..etc...I will not QUIT...so many times I have said that...but this time...I want to know what it is to be fit..and no more diabetes!!!!!...College starts back for my son Tuesday..and I drive him and pick him up...and I will NOT let fastfood tempt me!...This mama will keep on driving by!

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Congrats to her and you all! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy.....and y'all will be both hands full in the grand parenting!

I had a bit of trouble sleeping last night due to my napping. I sure enjoyed that napping tho. I was up at 12:30-3:15 so when I got back to sleep, it was 7:15 when I got up and my cats were wondering why I was late with their breakfast.

I need to get some more chores done today and maybe go get some eggs. It's 46 right now but very windy and that makes me whiny....eggs may wait!

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Well ladies, I cannot put this on facebook until I get the go ahead from my daughter, but I think I am safe here!! My daughter is having twins in july!!!! they are almost the size of limes at this point. Ron is a twin and it has been a running joke whenever someone gets pregnant in our family we will say, maybe twins? But after years of saying it we felt jaded to the possibility. So it was a huge surprise!!!! the other grandma and I said, one for her and one for me. ha!!! So excited!!


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I don't mind those early risings on my off days as I usually get a good nap in but on work days they are tough. I had a 10 day run of insomnia and I am getting back on track now it seems with the past four nights being good solid ones. Sometimes I'll read awhile, trying to go back to sleep.

I am happy, now that I have my ice and salad veggies and pretty apples home and tucked away. I've missed my veggies. I got a nice batch with my jambalaya at lunch and that was delicious....had okra, tomatoes, pepper and onion.....yum

I'm ready to settle in for some reading time now and rest awhile before I do any more chores. I want a Diet Root beer but may save it to have with some popcorn later. Right now I'm having water........and need it.

We did get our 77 for today and the wind died down to the point it is very spring like out there. It's a beautiful, blessed day! I have fans on now. Yay! Another cold front will be coming in this weekend but it is winter after all. I'd be OK with a very dry one!

I sure hope you feel better soon Kim!

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I hate when that happens, Shel! I woke up this morning when Wade got up to get ready for work (about 5:30) and had a hard time falling back to sleep. I looked at my watch without my glasses on and thought it was around 11 am when I was getting back up - "Oh, I must have fallen back to sleep for awhile." When I put the glasses on it was 8:40. What a let down! I had gotten another two hours of sleep, not too bad.

Tummy is hurting again today. I did have some taco salad for lunch - I guess that was just too much for it!

Not much else going on. I need to go through some small boxes in the bedroom, stuff that was in my end table (which I no longer have) and put what I want to keep in one box. I want to put my clock back up so I can tell what time it is in the middle of the night! LOL! As it's obvious looking at my watch with the little light on it isn't very accurate.

I'll talk to you gals later. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Last night I had a wakeful spell - started around 1:30 and since by 2:30 I still hadn't corked off again, I got up and did my pre-op exercises! For some odd reason I'm a little tired today...


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I'm glad you're getting some relief in a few areas at least, Kim! I wasn't feeling my best yesterday, and Sharon had the AC on all day which added to my discomfort. I know she's miserable being overheated but I'm ok having one day a week together! My other four days I can be comfy....with some heat!

I feel a bit better this morning and am not overly congested, but pretty tired. The cold wind has a negative effect on me and tho it was sunny all day, the wind made it feel 20 degrees colder. We still have it this morning so I plan to have an inside day for the most part. I don't want to go to the store either.

I'm glad Wade is home again. Our Spanky was like that with David too....they grieve when their people are away!Me....I'd prefer any training be in the spring or summer! Brrrr........

I need to go get Kleenex and cat food out of the car. I'm using TP for Kleenex at the moment, here at my desk.

Have a good day all.....

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Still cold here too, but we are expecting a bit of a warm up tomorrow, enough to melt our snow. Wade did make it home last night - although he was able to get about three hours of sleep before he had to go to work! I was just glad to see him home safe and sound. Little Jakey was beside himself happy to see Wade! He wouldn't let him out of his sight!

Still feeling poorly with these allergies or cold or whatever it is. My head is so stuffed up and drainy - grrr. Praise the Lord that my tummy is doing better though. I am on Nexium and Ranitidine both, thanks to Mom. There is mild pain rather than that sharp jabbing pain, no bloating or pressure, and no more nausea - Praise the Lord!

Y'all stay warm. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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It's cold out my way, with a bit of snow, though not so much as they got west of us, so no complaints, and what does one EXPECT for January in Western NY?
I'm getting paperwork done for my hip surgery - applying for leave of absence and then half-pay disability. Hopefully tax return will come in time to help take care of main bills. By God's grace I am pretty good at managing my finances (especially if someone else isn't derailing my budget). I'm considering selling my van to DD's SO since HE uses it more than I do, and that way HE can deal with maintenance and insurance and use up his OWN gas. I'll just have to arrange rides for appointments. Which...HE should be more than willing to do, all things considered. SIGH. I'll be glad when Levi is here, and when I can retire. Meanwhile...One day at a time.


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Yikes...it is COLD out there! The sunshine fooled me, I ran off without a jacket, had to stop for gas, had a mental burp and forgot my pin number for my debit card (brain freeze?) so had to get a credit card and the wind is about 40 MPH and very cold! I stopped at $15 because I was so cold!

I am tucked safely inside now until 5:00 so I'm ok....I'll not do that again, I hope! My 7 hairs are on Sayles and S. 14th I think. Thanks for the offer of some of yours! LOL

I'd finished my verified letters yesterday so today I got my lock out lists ready, the worksheet for maintenance and will do some cleaning in a bit after I play awhile. I need to clean my desk drawers out but am not inclined yet. I'm still chilled a bit and my feet are ice. boo!

Poor Wade! That is a ways from home and in the cold. I know you will be glad when he's home again.

I'm aiming to add breakfast to my meal plan. Even if it's a Quest bar or Glucerna shake, it will help spread my calories out and give me some good protein to keep my body happy. Today I did the turkey bacon and baked eggs in the toaster oven. I love the simplicity of it and it's yummy!

I see someone on the screen, headed this way so I'll get to work...love y'all!

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Yeah, it's too far for a cab or a walk. His plane gets into Charlotte and we live in Hickory, that's an hour away. It would cost more to take a cab than rent a car. He checked out the Hickory Hop, a bus that runs from the Hickory airport (a little private airport) to the Charlotte airport, but they are going to stop running early tonight, too early for Wade to be able to take advantage of that. Normally they would run until midnight, but with the snow and cold they are closing up early. The rental car will work alright.

The ranitidine is working really well and Mom gave me some of her leftover Nexium (which I probably shouldn't tell) LOL! There is still pain and some nausea, but not the bloating and discomfort that there had been. And the gas is much better as well. I found a diet called FODMAP - it's a diet for people with digestive issues like gas, bloating, and IBS, Celiac disease, etc... It's an anacronym for: "Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. In short, FODMAPs are small chain sugars and fibers that are poorly digested and can contribute to gas, bloating and other digestive woes." I found a site that gave me all kinds of information. The woman who does the blogs is Kate Scarlata. She is a registered dietician who has studied this extensively. She has a good food list and a bad food list. She says this isn't something that you should diagnose yourself, but rather something you should take to your doctor - but I have been to doctors for years and they have no answers for me, so I am going to try and do this on my own at this time. I've had the tests and they've been negative, so now it's a matter of finding out if there are foods that are causing this problem. What you are supposed to do is eliminate the Do not eat list altogether to start with and just eat off of the good foods list. If you feel better, then you know that you have a problem with something in the wheat and dairy and sugar areas of food. The next step is to add in one of the foods from the bad list and see how it effects you.... It takes a long time to figure it all out. Wade is going to look at it for me and see if it is worth the effort and if it sounds feasible.

I have a ghost in my phone. I'm texting with Wade and I looked down at my phone and someone had typed OK in my box! OOEEEOOOOEEEE! LOL! I don't believe in ghosts by the way. I must have bumped something!

Bren, if I could, I would give you some of my hair - I have lots of it. It's kind of funny. All of Mom's boys married girls with lots of thick hair. I wear mine short though, the other two wear theirs longer. I used to wear mine long, but it hurt my scalp too much and gave me headaches - more than I get now.

Well, I'll let you get back to your Lord's Day. Have a very blessed one.

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I'm glad to share a smile emoticon God gives us a sense of humor and it can help us set things right when we might otherwise grumble....

I keep my wigs in my clothes closet on the shelf. I have five....4 from Paula Young, same style...I love it....and my original that I got at the medical supply place. I don't like it as much and it was the most costly of them all! I'm thinking I can wear on the three weekdays I work and go natural on the weekends. I was hacking at my hair this morning and I think it's even thinner than before. Bummer.....I have a lot of scalp showing. Oh well...God know the number of those hairs, regardless.

Is it too far to get a cab home, just in case? I remember you saying he has actuslly walked to work before in bad snow when he couldn't drive in. All of you in the storm areas are in my prayers...........

It's time to lock up and head home...yippee! Have a blessed evening! I hope the nausea takes a hike. That's a miserable feeling emoticon

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Oh, Bren, thank you for the giggle - "just a pebble in my tire!" I love that! I was just talking to Mom the other day about wigs - my Nana had several and when I used to stay at her house we stayed in the bedroom that housed her wigs - I'd lay there and stare at Nana's hair! I'm not sure that I ever saw her real hair! LOL!

We were forecasted to get about 1-3" of snow and ended up with 8-9". Wade is out of town and we are trying to figure out how to get him home! Right now it looks like he will rent a car from the airport and come home that way, we just don't know how to get him home from the rental car place once he returns the car! LOL! He comes home tomorrow night but the snow and cold won't be gone until Tuesday! I think that someone will be able to get out easily, but the roads around our house don't get plowed until everyone else's have been. It looks like they have been traveled on though, so someone should be able to bring him in, we just don't know who to ask. There is no way that Mom will be able to go and get him. His brother is an hour and a half away now, and the nephew isn't reliable. Ah well, the Lord has an answer, we just have to be patient and wait for Him to show us what it is.

I took my first new pill last night of the ranitidine and my tummy started growling and I could feel the pressure breaking up. The pain and nausea are still there, but the pressure is gone - so praise the Lord for that. God is good!

Bundle up, drink something warm, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

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Lol! Thanks for the giggles. He had a mouth on him. At least he didn't cuss at me like one guy did once.He's one of several who want the responsibility dumped on us as if we are his babysitters. Why didn't you call me? I told him he called me and the 7th of November, promising payment the 11th and we didn't get it. Oh well...in the road of life he's just a pebble in my tire...

I hope the new meds work well for you. There are so many side effects possible with everything we take it seems. I have like 5 different pain relievers at home and the only ones I feel "safe" taking are the Meloxicam.........and my Ibuprofen.

I brought some HM soup and cornbread for my lunch today and it was really yummy. I'd made the soup last year! I have about 6 containers left and am trying to use those up before I do another bean and soup spree. I got a pack of chicken breast out of the freezer this morning to do something with. I haven't decided what yet.

Hair: I wore some today! I shook the dust from one of my pretty wigs and wore it. I've gotten many comments and Chris (maintenance) said I looked a lot younger! They are sweet...I bought 4 of this one style from Paula Young, in different shades of blonde....once I got the first one and loved it. I'd bought other styles that were just not "me" and they ended up in the Goodwill box long ago. It's probably been 5 years since I wore one. I'm glad I hadn't given these away yet!

It's been really cold here today again, around 21........and just a light snow/sleet flurry. I feel for any of you with expected snow, ice and really cold weather. I am so thankful for good heat! Then next week we are supposed to be back in the 70's for several days with 78 on Wednesday emoticon I'd be OK with no icy stuff at all and another early spring!

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This is when the contract comes in handy. "Excuse me sir, but you signed your contract and right here on line such and such it says you will pay on time each month and thus far you have missed paying on time this many times and we have been very patient with you blah, blah, blah! Are you a man of your word? Well, then, I am sure you will find a way to make your payment then, since your name is right here saying you will do just that." Or perhaps start with that questions about him being a man of his word! Then he will have no argument at all. If he says no, then you have reason to kick him out of the storage unit because you can't trust him to pay, and he has already proven that. heeheehee! I know, there is probably some law that says that can't be done. He'd probably come and shoot you in the head for insulting him! What a dark world!

Well, I got some new meds this morning. I will see how they do. I am going to start taking them tonight. I am weaning myself off of one of my other expensive meds now. It will take a month to get off of them, but I have a ton of this med, so it's not a problem. I will be taking ranitidine. I think I've taken it in the past, but I can't remember for sure. It's Zantac's generic form, but in a stronger dose than the OTC version. It's not just a PPI, but it also does other things, so we will see how it helps.

I also got some more hair color today. The roots are getting pretty prominent - and I have this lovely gray streak right at the front of my face. You can see it really well right after I wash my hair. Can't wait to get it done. I got a super blonde color.

Hope y'all are staying warm. We are looking for 1-3 inches of snow where we are. I think you are in an area where more is expected, Missy. Curl up with your blankets! Love ya

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I have to confess, I go Yay! when a bust is done and some are taken off the streets. Our world is a hot pot of sin and depravity and even my little home town of Albany with less than 2000 people is a trouble spot.

I ended badly yesterday after a great start...but I'm shaking that off today. I had a call from a tenant at sale stage, who then had her hubby call and bully me because I wouldn't take a one month payment when 3 were due with extra charges. He kept talking over me, repeating the fact he's been there two years blah blah ( and been late for most payments). He wanted to talk to an owner because I wasn't helping him at all. He was pretty awful. I finally agreed to take the November/December payments and carry charges over for the remaining.....mostly to shut him up. My number 4 day dropped to a 2.5 with his help, the bitter, cold wind and fatigue.

Today is a new day, with those new mercies and I'm going to receive it as such and carry on!



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I like that, the bad guys are mobile - especially when they are about to get caught!

Shel, it sure does make a difference in how we heal after surgery when we are in good shape. My BIL did great after his first brain surgery, but the second one he just couldn't bounce back from. He hadn't recovered from fully nor gained his strength back after the first surgery- so he was weakened going into the second and he didn't have the energy he needed for the intense rehab. He was extremely tired and he just gave up. Now, his case is extreme, but it does make a difference. You will be doing a lot of rehab, and to have your muscles ready for it will make a big difference. We have an Uncle Nathan, he's in his 80's now, but when he was in his 70's he had both knees replaced at the same time. He is out and about and doing stuff around his house/farm/ranch all the time. He takes care of his dog and horse and garden every day. He bounced right back from those knee replacements - faster than anyone thought he would. You've done the same, so you will do just fine with this one.

Well, I'll let you gals get back to your stuff. Be good, obey God. Love you

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Bren, you're so right about the mobility of criminals. When asked how my neighborhood is, I say it's good, because *I* live here! When my DS was considering going into the National Guard, I warned him he might be sent to a hotbed (which he was - a year in Iraq!) but we agreed, he could just as easily be shot by a crack head while working at a convenience store. The important thing is to be ready to meet our Maker at any moment!


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Good morning ladies!
It's my "Monday" and back to work for me. I had good days off and tho I needed my nap yesterday, I got more done than I have been lately on my down time and it felt good.

My right hip is acting out a lot now but unlike our Shel....having surgery is not an option or desire of mine! BTW, you've done very well with your prior two Shel, and doing some prep work ahead will be to your benefit. You go, girl!

Missy, we had a lot of gang activity here when I first moved here and still do in my city. The evil of drugs and lost souls create havoc anywhere. I was told by several, many years ago, that I should move from here but my response was and still is...they are mobile. My moving would not ensure safety. The last hit on my property was the tire slashing about 6 years ago when I had two slashed but I think it was random. Your situation is more dire. Much more so. My prayers are with you and your family...and for that hedge of protection around you and your home. In your case, a move might help should God make that a way of escape.

Kim, that is really sad. You guys pay dearly for insurance and still can't afford the meds you need. I too, pray for changes for this situation with the new administration. I've always felt that us who pay into the system should be first for getting the help we need.

I sure get the pain thing going on. Mine has affected my gait and normal walking for pleasure and exercise is on the back burner for now. Those days when I push too far, put me down the next day! But....today is a new day with new mercies and I am ready for it. Each day, even the worst ones, are still a gift from God!

I love you all and you remain in my thoughts and prayers daily...Be blessed

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Bad that the eyesight is blurry, good that the sugary is coming down!!! We have some nervous situations that happen near where we live, Missy, like robberies at the strip mall down the street and things like that. We even hear guns going off not far from us, but I figure it's just someone trying out a new rifle or shooting at targets - at least that is what I tell myself. We live in a nice neighborhood, but not far from us it isn't great. With all the dogs in our neighborhood, you'd think we'd get advanced notice of someone doing something bad, but we've had a couple of cars broken into here too - on the street perpendicular to ours. All the streets in our neighborhood are dead end streets - not a bright burglar who comes down here!

I was finally able to empty and refill my dishwasher without feeling sick to my stomach - praise the Lord. I have been sending notes back and forth to my doctor, letting him know what is and isn't covered by my insurance this year. There isn't a single proton pump inhibitor (acid reducer) covered, not even the generics. Oh, there may be a very low dose one covered, but not what I need. The Nexium isn't covered. The new stuff I am taking is covered, but at paying 34% I would be paying around $265 every three months, and the stuff doesn't work that well. The Nexium works the best, but that would be way too expensive. The generic is $100 every three months now. He talked about giving me something to coat my stomach. It's not covered either, but it's cheap, so we can do that, and maybe that and one of the cheaper generics will do the trick. The cheapest generic is for a tablet that worked really well back in the early 2000's - so maybe it will help again. We are stopping another drug that is too expensive too and doesn't work very well either. I have to wean myself off of this one though. Cymbalta. I was taking it for pain and for anxiety (because of all the pain happening at the same time, and that was exacerbating the pain - it would really bum me out.) Obama-care is a bummer! Hopefully Trump will do something to fix it.

I hope y'all have an awesome day. I am going to go relax with my Kindle. Love y'all.

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Beautiful day here today..64 and sunny...I'm listening to the birds chirp...so lovely!
Please pray that whomever it is shooting the gun...God will put a stop to it! Cause last night it caused my son and I ...great anxiety!

We are suppose to get snow Friday-Sunday!!! WooHoo...I'm excited!

Pray for my eyesight...my vision has been blurry..From my sugar coming down I think.

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So much paperwork - if not for my Honey's visa, for my leave of absence! This morning at school I printed up 3 forms I need in order to get the half-pay disability. This in addition to the form for leave of absence that I had to get signed by the principal. I have to take one of the forms to my surgeon (he already filled out that leave of absence one!) right after work today so I can hand everything in by Friday.

This morning I got on the bike for 19 minutes. I started my pre-surgery exercises last night and will try to do them nightly. I am sure it made a difference in my recovery the last two times.
I want to get my weight down before surgery. I put on 5 pounds over the holidays (Thanksgiving-Christmas.) Not TOO bad, all things considered!


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Hi Angel! I hope to see you here often and am glad to see you back.

I'm up at 1 AM...again. I hope to get my sleep sorted over the next two days. I had a lot of pain and my right foot was complaining loudly by the time I got home from work. It was a very busy, productive day and I'm glad it's done! I'll give them both some attention while I have my "weekend".
I've been taking the Meloxicam at night, hoping it will help reduce the pain of mornings. I'll see how that goes...

I was happy to finish every item on yesterday's to do list except cleaning at home...I suggested Sharon leave early if she'd come by here and do it for me. She wasn't inclined to.

I will be making a list of small tasks to work on in my vast amount of spare time I have...like purging files, de-cluttering, letting things go etc. I like clean, neat, sorted and organized and if it gets done, I'll have to do it emoticon

I'm going to go play quietly in the kitchen and get a head start on today's "List"....blessings to you all....

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Happy New Year's Ladies!! I hope everyone had a safe and blessed Christmas and New Year's. Hoping to meet and remeet and chat with you all soon. Have a great evening. I am off to bed.

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Missy, I agree about being nervous with guns going off - those bullets have to go SOMEWHERE.


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I had another night of insomnia. Worse than many, being today is a work day and a busy one ....But, Today is my "Friday" and hopefully my sleep patterns will improve. This was about day 10 of the early risings.
I'll go in to work early, to get a head start on my work list. I need to get my check in the drop box since the bank is closed today.

Tuesday-Wednesday, I'll expend some energy on chores and self care.

Those are good reports from you both, Missy and Shel. That's a good start for your year.

My BP is leveling off after my days of wallowing in the salt mine. That was awful! My FBS was 129 this morning and I'm happy with that as well. I did have a headache most of yesterday but it's ok this morning.

Have a blessed Day Two you all! I plan to as well...love and prayers...

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Happy New Year! I'm making me a Turkey Sausage stew with lots of veggies! I am on day 4 of my ketogenic diet,and I am starting to feel much better. My headache is now gone! Last night I had a fireworks show in my backyard from a nearby neighbor. They were beautiful, but some crazy people were also shooting guns..which made me very nervous!

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Happy New Year to you all! Just finished my first exercises of the year, using Spark's videos for seated cardio and arm workouts. My HDL was down, and LDL up - but HDL is STILL very good, so no cholesterol meds. I know increasing strength exercises will also help lower the LDL's, and DD is trying to do more vegetarian cooking.
Called my father-in-law this morning to read scriptures to him - his eyesight is failing, and he loves the Word so. When I return to work I'll give him a quick call before leaving. Also got to talk to Levi ("I haven't spoken to you since last year -hahaha!")
Here's to greater spiritual growth, and less weight!


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Good morning all and Happy New Year......... and day 1 of our challenge. I edited my set up to reflect current weight and changed all my stats to reflect my challenge goals. I haven't used the tracker function in 7 months! I don't remember it and all the features of this site so will pay more attention in the time ahead.

Wishing you all a blessed day, strength for each task and joy in your spirit just because God has given us this new day. Love y'all...

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Oh Kim, what heartbreaking news. I will sure have the family on my prayer list. I agree with you in that prayer....that he received Christ as savior while there was time. It certainly has been a year of losses for the family. My heart goes out to all who suffer from this awful disease.

I have so many things I need to work on for my course correction Kim! I love the idea of weekly add ons as we progress. Looking at the big picture is overwhelming. I am ready to roll on our challenge! I too, want to "feel better"...I think we can all agree on that! We have different issues to deal with but all need some recovery.

I fooled around today, being busy and my sugar dropped too low and made me feel sick and again....I forgot my glucose shots and grabbed candy to pull me up. I will watch for this response...and make a better choice....next time. It's been a long time now since that happened but starting at 86 this morning, I should have been more alert...

I did have a burger and onion rings for lunch. Normally I skip those. I did leave a bit of each. I want to cut down fast food consumption to once a week or less. So that will be an add on for me emoticon

I need to get our final close done up for the year....and get ready to skip out at 5:00. I'll take the deposit to the bank on my way home.

I'll see y'all here tomorrow...

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Got some very sad news yesterday afternoon. My MIL's sister's grandson died from a blasto glioma brain tumor. His was in his brain stem and it went down into his spine. My BIL's was in the upper part of his brain. That tumor is essentially a death sentence it is so aggressive. Andrew was around 18 years old. We have another youngster in the family, around that age who has a tumor on her brain, but it isn't a glioma. The day before that the mother of one of Wade's friends from high school died. He's spoken to him a couple of times since he moved back, but hasn't seen him since he lives in Va now. Mom is pretty broken up about Andrew though. Since Allen died we also lost a cousin to cancer. It was all over her body. It's been a rough year for the family. Please be praying for Andrew's family - they didn't know the Lord. I pray that what Andrew heard at Allen's funeral struck a note with him and the Holy Spirit was able to reach him before he faced eternity.

I hope that y'all are ready for the challenge. I know that I am. I'm dreading it and I am looking forward to it. I like being free to eat whatever I want to eat, but my body is hating it. I'm sure that that is why my tummy is so out of whack. It's going to be hard stopping the carbs and treats, but by God's help I am going to get back to a good diet and feeling better.

Love y'all.

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OK how can I go over 30 hrs without eating and my sugar reading 278 this morning!!! But ...after researching I find this is normal..It is my liver dumping out the glucose. I want to deplete that storage!
Yes, Bren...there are a lot of information on fb..I mostly watch him on you tube...but I have watched some of his videos on fb too:)
That is a great goal Bren to cut out eating after dinner...and your 86 reading is great!
One of my goals which I have already started..is no eating after 7...
I have been having very bad headaches for a couple weeks...cannot wait for them to stop..it is horrible!
Please keep praying for my doggie Rosco..he's still fighting....I am giving him another natural med I found ....and it seems to be helping some...I love that DOG!
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There's a FB page or two based on his plan too, Missy. My sugar has been high for some time now too, tho mostly under 200 fasting, it's been over a few times. This morning it's perfect at 86. Hooya!
My habit of eating after dinner has been keeping me in trouble. That will be my first habit to break/change....and first goal for the challenge Last night was the second time this week so I know with God's help and "discipline"....I can do this.

I see my Doctor the 17th so am excited about making some progress and changes that will help not only the diabetes and weight but with my pain issues. That's two weeks of efforts I can look forward to.

It's back to work for me today. I really enjoyed my three days off and am hoping our office is restored so I can get to my desk to work. Gaylon has been working after hours so the sanding and painting didn't bother us girls. He's done such a good job of it all and is such a blessing. If I could give him a raise, I would emoticon

It would be nice if we could leave early Saturday. I'll find out today. All the bosses are out of town for their annual ski trip to Colorado so unless they notified someone ahead of time we will be there all day. It will be slow mostly I'm sure but I do my end of year file purging and stuff at this time, once the final close is done today. On to a new, fresh beginning y'all!

Be blessed today....best where most needed. Love and prayers~

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I'm excited for the new challenge! I started today with my new plan! I have fasted all day..only water..
I found Dr. Fung on youtube and found myself mesmerized by his videos about diabetes and obesity...
The plans includes fasting along with a ketogenic diet (which is low-carb)
Today, I fasted the whole day..and then tomorrow I will fast until supper time and then have a low-carb meal...somedays I may fast a couple days in a row...I can mix it up...
My sugar readings for the past month have not been under 220..and that is with the short and long acting insulins...I have been feeling really bad...so I decided to give this a try!
After fasting the whole day..I just took my reading..and it was 165...
I want to find the cause of my disease instead of treating the symptoms
I do like the 12 hrs between dinner and breakfast, I think that is the key..
Sugar is definitely the culprit. Cut the additional sugars out and I think this will solve many issues.anyway ...thought I would share...my new plan to health for the new year...I'm excited to get this weight off..and feel better!!





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I've bought the low sodium chicken broth before but haven't seen the beef ones. Normally I might use a couple strips of bacon and I use lower sodium bacon but was aiming to use those ham hocks I'd actually bought to use in dried beans and didn't, so it was more concentrated I suppose. Yummy but bad for me.....all gone now emoticon Yum....split pea soup. I love soups....and beans!

That would be worth googling Kim. There's something going on between the two. I have beef stew meat in the freezer and that's been on my "cook list" for awhile too.

I did that today....worked around the pain...I did my chores in spurts. They got done and that's what counts. I didn't finish the fridge and cabinets tho....or the vacuuming! I know I did stuff!

I'll go check out our challenge set up so it shows on my recent posts and is easy to find.
I'll see y'all there......

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Do they make a low sodium bouillon? Mom uses beef bouillon in her green beans now instead of bacon or fat back. She puts the cube in and then boils the water out of it. They are the only green beans I will eat! I love split pea soup with the ham bone in it! Yummers!

I was putting together our beef stew for the crock pot today. The stew beef was already cut up, but I had to get rid of some of the fat on it. By the time I had done that and cut up the potatoes and onions (I just threw in the baby carrots whole), my tummy was getting so nauseous and sore I could hardly stand it, and my back was starting to hurt! I can't figure out why standing like that bothers my stomach so much. Maybe I could google it! LOL! I got nauseous the other day doing the dishes. I was alright standing outside talking to our neighbor ladies for about 20 minutes or so, but I was also messing with Jake, bending down and moving a bit, these two other things had me standing pretty still. I need to vacuum, but that keeps me moving, so I am usually fine with that.

Well, you ladies have a great day. I did put up the thread for the challenge already. It's under the accountability topics.

God bless, Kim

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Good Thursday morning all!

It's even better for me as this is a "vacation day" and I am hanging out at home. I rested a lot yesterday after my excess activity on Tuesday. I loved it tho it hurt me. It's been a very long time since I had such a busy day but I vaguely remember them emoticon I did use my weights last night while watching TV and will aim to make that a habit in my quest to rebuild some strength and muscle.

Welcome NG! We are so glad you will be joining us in our New Year challenge. Missy and Diana, I look forward to seeing you there as well.

Kim, I've never read any of those but free is good! Thanks for the tip. I've just started a set of Christmas mail order brides ones. I enjoy those but this first one sounds familiar already.

I ventured out yesterday to Office Depot for a new calculator. I need the Geek Squad to come untangle all my wires and plug ins under my desk. Yikes! It's been many years since I was able to get down there comfortably. Like two computers or so back. The last time I "had" to be down there was plugging up my new phone a couple of years back and that had me crying...in pain and frustration!

I made a judgment error in using smoked ham hocks in my black eyed peas and green beans and boy am I in trouble today! BP is 175/105 and weight back up to that 233. Me no likee emoticon
But....it is what it is and I did what I did and I've learned this lesson. I did ok avoiding sugar other than two big cookies the past week but that sodium knocks me sideways. I'll be doing damage control the next few days.

I need to tackle my fridge today and my cabinets so I can put together a meal plan for January. I want to finish my chores today so I go back to work tomorrow with a clean slate and clear mind.

Blessings to all of you today......

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NG, glad you will be joining us. I'm going to be setting up the thread on Saturday and giving all the particulars there again!

Missy, I am so happy to hear that about your Mom and y'all having a good time with her there for the holidays. Praise the Lord.

If anyone likes the Anne of Green Gables stories, the entire set is on sale for free, for the Kindle over at Amazon. I'll give you the link although it probably won't work. It's Anne of Green Gables: The Complete Collection (Heron Classics) (see bottom for link) You can also find it over at e-readeriq, it was in my free Christian fiction list today. I've been finding a lot of free stuff lately at Christianfictionebooks and ereaderiq. You can sign up to have them send you e-mails of cheap or free Christian books for the Kindle or for the Nook and probably for other readers as well.

I've been using Good Reads lately and finding some authors and books that I hadn't seen before. I put them on my want to read page. I also put on there the books that I am reading and when I finish them I write a review. Having a page on Good Reads helps when there are giveaways since I am not on any other social media forum like Face Book and I don't Tweet or do the other stuff either. I don't have to interact with anyone if I don't want to, I can just use it to keep track of my books. One of the ladies from my reading team is a part of Good Reads so she's a friend and I friended another lady too. I'd like to friend some authors, but so far that hasn't happened. They probably get tons of requests.

Keep working and refining your goals for the 1st. I'll talk to y'all later. Love ya

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God bless, Kim

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Looking forward to the challenge!!

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Good morning Lovlies!

It's good to "see" you all here! Missy, that's wonderful. God does all manner of good things when we can take our hands off situations and let Him work. That's a sweet and welcome report!

Good report from you as well Diana. Many years ago, I had three moles removed. They can be troublesome and I'm glad yours is OK other than a bother. I have some still...but reckon they will stay.

Shel, hope the checkup went well and you will be moving in for the new hip before you know it. Hope the days prior and after....pass quickly!

Kim.....we are still here! So....we will rejoice in this new day God has given us and pray for more folks to make Jesus Lord in their lives each day. Hooya!
Your new tops do sound lovely and hey...I use a dish towel daily as a bib! Wise move when eating ribs, even if one is not dressed up!
Oh, I understand the allergy thing and love over rides when it comes to Jake! I feel for you both tho because those allergies can knock our socks off....

I had a really busy day yesterday and boy was I in pain at the end of it. My feet and legs were swollen and crying out. My left foot was asking for the boot. BUT....it was a good day and I am thankful for God's strength and provision.

I got laundry done and trash out. Got my will notarized and son made beneficiary on my bank accounts, shopped at Wal-Mart with lots of walking, stopped at the office to drop things off and stayed for 2 hours, helping and visiting with Sharon.

I'd stopped in our office here before heading out, to ask about my new lease, due Sunday, that I don't have yet...and if there would be an increase on my rent. Last year she increased it $20 a month and it looks like a $40 one is coming now. Ouch! I'm not happy but I'm not able to move either. I've been here a bit over 20 years now and figure this is where I'll be when my last day comes.

I knew when they were "upgrading the property" back in the summer, that as a result us tenants would be paying for it. I know I'm not the only one this will "hurt".....It makes me extra thankful I am one card away from being debt free. One plus Chase...for my current order from Amazon....I am blessed!

We are just a very few days from the beginning of our challenge y'all! Prayers for a positive outcome, goals met, healing and strength as we enter a new year together emoticon

I'm off to get started on my to do list for the day. I'm in recovery mode but praying the swelling is relieved today and that will help with the pain. I did go ahead and refill my Meloxicam. I'm thinking exercise helps more than a pill at this point! Blessings to you all on this lovely day!

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I had a great Christmas! My mom and her hubby showed up at last minute...but I made enough food for all 10 of us..and it was actually a good visit..We all laughed and enjoyed our time together..I was in shock after they left...God made everything work out..

Looking forward to our new challenge...count me in!

May this new year bring us closer to the Lord and our temples healthier!!!



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Happy Tuesday, everyone. I hope y'all are doing well. I'm still lumping around and taking my decongestants. My house is dusty and I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to Jake (Wade and I both), but he stays, so we will learn to live with it. I have a feeling that he will be the last dog we will have. Of course we will be in our sixties when Jake leaves us (he's about 7.5 years now, and he should live to about 12-14, so that put's me at 64 or 65), and that is a little old to try and raise another doggy - especially if we are allergic to them! I'm allergic to cats too. Maybe Jesus will come back before then. I wouldn't mind if He came back now and you never got to read this message! Woohoo! Now wouldn't that be wonderful?!!!

I was watching some of the Christmas cooking shows. They had one on Food Network with Duff and Nancy (the Farmhouse Rules lady) and the British lady. There was a real country dude on it from Kentucky that I was pulling for, a home baker, and he won! Woohoo. On Christmas evening they had the three winners of the past three Christmas Baking shows on with three of the kid bakers on - and he and his kid baker won again! How fun. This guy is a hoot. He just came up with all of these funny little country sayings - I wish I could remember some of them now! LOL! I enjoyed watching those though, and the kid shows too. I enjoyed that more than the movies! LOL!

I did get a couple of new outfits for Christmas, even though it was just Wade, Mom, and I. I wore the cutest top for Christmas Eve, a plum tunic with moose(s) lined across the top. Too cute. Then I wore a very light grey lacy top for Christmas day. Part of it was this really thin t-shirty material, and then there were panels of lace at the bottom. On the top it looked like a jumper, and the bottom were the lacy panels - so pretty. I wore my fleece leggings with it and a white faux turtle neck. I enjoyed wearing that. Wade made me wear a dish towel like a bib when we ate our ribs though! I'm glad he did!

Wow, what a bunch of nothing I am talking about today. I better let y'all get to the important stuff you must be doing. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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Went to dr's, to check a big mole on my butt, but it is o.k. just one sign of age, really rough and raised. No worries, Thank God!!
same here on weight, up for the holidays, waiting for the challenge!!


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Have a check-up today. Alas, my weight will show I've gained due to holiday eating and winter clothes!


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I got it and am on board. Thanks!

That makes me sad for her. I honestly think there is too little respect and consideration for our elders. My heart hurts for many of them.

I hope you feel better soon. It's been really slow here and I am ready for 5:00. I'm looking forward to my three days off and hope to get a lot done in that time.

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Jan 1, Bren, we start our after holiday challenge! I'll be sending out a team letter to let everyone know that we are starting one.

Not feeling well today. Had a sinus headache all evening, night and then this morning. Cold front coming in is the culprit, I think!

Had a nice day yesterday. Stayed home and relaxed. Watched Christmas stuff on TV, lots of the Yule log and the Too Cute puppies and kittens too. Mom went over to the SIL's and had dinner with them. What was supposed to be a 2PM dinner didn't end up happening until around 5:30. I felt so bad for her. That is often how it happens at their house though, they are often late with stuff. Wade and I decided to skip going over there this year though. He cooked ribs on the smoker for us. The pan of lasagna is in the freezer waiting for another day.

I hope y'all have a very blessed after Christmas day. Love you.

God bless, Kim

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We use the glue traps here at the office and the end is not quick or painless......the traps scare me. I can see my fingers snapped! Yikes!

Well, our sale ad did not get published. The newspaper dropped the ball on us. So they go back to the verified stage and wait two more months for sale. Perhaps some will pay prior to that. We will see.

It's my Friday and I am very glad. I didn't feel well this morning but I do think my lounge about day played a part. It's kind of like being in the hospital......where major fatigue whips your behind and it takes a few days to start feeling decent again.

I did however, with God's help and in His strength, get order restored at home before I came to work. I made a run to HEB too, and got ice for the house and dropped that off as well as a couple of cans of Black eyed peas to finish off my cornbread with.

I had a very nice surprise this morning when I checked my FBS...it was 105! I checked using a second monitor, just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. I was very happy and want to make this a habit. (Good Numbers!)

It will be a slow day and a lot of places are closed today. Post office and the bank etc. I like these slow days tho and do some personal stuff during my "play time". I'll be getting my goals set for our challenge, my January menu done up and a schedule of sorts. I've been drifting for a long time now and need a course correction, pronto.

Be blessed today........

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I have been setting out 4 mousetraps, baited with peanut butter, because the mice have become too brazen and the cat isn't doing her job. So far the count is 7! I have had pet mice, so they don't freak me out. They are cute. But these mice are uninvited.



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And to you, Shel....It took me a couple of read throughs to "get it"!

It's my Friday and I am glad...I'll have Tuesday-Thursday off...yippee! I didn't feel well yesterday and am glad I could be at home and resting. I did a lot of that.

I may do the Wal-Mart run tomorrow. Just the thought of the traffic and crowds makes me cringe.

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Very quiet today! Brought in a salad and garlic bread for work, boss brought in ziti, others brought in tons of cookies, fudge and snacks!! Unfortunately I can eat almost everything and not get sick unless I eat too much. Snacking is a problem, it can grow to where I can eat non stop all day, so I schedule snacks like my meals. I am finding tea is a great way to get my liquids in, easy on my tummy and I don't get tired of it. I woke up at 6 am and since I was 'awake' got up to make ron breakfast, then went back to sleep at 10am, till 1:00. Youngest son is a bit down as we celebrated Christmas last week, and today is much like any other day. I couldn't even make it to church, just way too tired and wouldn't have had time for a nap. I am glad my faith isn't dependent on church attendance, it is enhanced by it , but not dependent, if you know what I mean.

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I didn't make it to Wal-Mart after work. I did creep through HEB parking lot and as crazy as that place was at Noon-ish...I'd think WM would have been worse. I did swing by United. It wasn't too crowded. I got avocados, tomatoes, jalapeno cornbread and Mexican cookies shaped like pigs. They are huge tho. I was still wanting Gingerbread y'all. That was it. I'd wanted something from the deli for dinner but it was busy....so I had some cornbread and beans. Oh yum! I'll make my own next time tho....

Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.........even tho you're working Diana...you can celebrate in your heart and spirit while you work in the dust pit!

Edited by: BLONDEE53 at: 12/25/2016 (07:46)
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Yum. Been there done that with the 🐁 , well Wade got rid of them! no tears from me, messy things!

Merry Jesus' birthday!

God bless, Kim

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Quiet Christmas Eve day. The other 3 kids came over for a while. DD made things to graze on - 2 soups, some "doubled" eggs, baklava, a greek yogurt dip for rye bread. Meatless. We've been watching various Christmas specials. I'm happy not to have to go anywhere.

Caught a mouse on the stove top this morning. DD cried as I went to finish the little thing off., apologizing. But hey, it wasn't invited, and it doesn't clean up after itself.

Merry Christmas, you wonderful women.

Edited by: MAMISHELI53 at: 12/24/2016 (20:17)

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