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12/17/17 11:46 A

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Shel, it was actually a very sad looking chocolate chip cookie. I couldn't have eaten it anyway! LOL!

Wade took a load of stuff to the Salvation Army yesterday. He packed off all of my Crosstitch stuff. Getting back into that was a bust. I worked on it for two or three days and then didn't pick it back up again. He got me this nice tote eons ago in the first few years we were married and I was stitching all the time. I had a bunch of half done projects and three boxes of threads and packages of material and books. He brought that whole thing and the blanket I was working on. Maybe someone will find something in there they can use. So far I have kept my crocheting stuff, although we did throw away my half finished projects and some of the yucky doilies. I kept the round table cloth that I did even though it's stained. Too much work went into that to just toss it. A bunch of my last paper books went out the door too. I knew that I wasn't going to read them. I did keep some of the Donita K Paul books that I knew I wouldn't be able to replace to my Kindle because she never comes down in price! LOL! I've been wanting to re-read or re-listen to those. They are really good listening to books.

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God bless, Kim

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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The cookies sound really good...and none would be safe in my place. Tho I'd still go for a box of gingerbread Little Debbie's or something, should I spy some! I do still struggle with the "sweet stuff"....and circle by the bakery at Wal-Mart a time or two when I'm there. That's how I ended up bring home a sweet potato pie. I reckon I need some discipline up in here.

I thought you were placing an order for an animal with that number, from Shel! LOL....

Well, I ended up needing that heavy jacket I didn't have yesterday. The cold front hit hard and quick, with clouds, cold, strong winds and spurts of rain around 2:30. I was glad I only had to go out about 4 times.

I picked up my order after work and the only sub was the 24 pack of Dr. Pepper instead of the 18 pack I'd ordered. All but 4 items were for the office so I only had to bring in my ice, Miracle Whip and salad. I left the De-icer in the car. I'll bring one can in, for the days my door is frozen shut on the car. I'd be very happy to have no days like that!

It's sale week, so I'll be off Mon-Tue this week. Tomorrow is laundry day and then Tuesday...Dr's appointment and lab work. It won't be pretty emoticon But....I do plan for improvements....and need to start the work now. This year has been one of deterioration to a degree but I believe there is hope for this old gal...still!

I need more coffee, and will get some chores done before work. I need to play in the kitchen and pack two tubs of give away stuff.

Prayers for all our girls, as we enter Christmas week.......Love y'all and wish good things for you all.


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12/17/17 8:49 A

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Well, I didn't CONTRIBUTE any cookies, so I didn't bring any home - and Kim, I don't know WHAT those numbers look like as a cookie! emoticon I had a nice time of fellowship, but it occurred to me I really do feel well "knit in" to my present church. I was pleased to know that, although my youngest won't have anything to do with me, she hasn't cut off my former pastora - so that gives me hope. I mainly pray she be reconciled to the Lord, as that is the most important relationship to have!
Today I am getting together with my high school buddies. I am going to bring "doubled eggs" - which I have to whomp up now. Have a nice Sunday!


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12/16/17 2:35 P

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I did my last post from my tablet and those numbers are supposed to be a picture of a cookie! LOL! I sure hope she doesn't bring me whatever those numbers are!

Cookies turned out really good. Can't say I look forward to making them again though. My back was hurting quite a bit by the time I was done. I think I like bought cookies the best! heeheehee! Not sure now if I will make my Grandma cookies. Wade even helped me out with these cookies! They are called Chocolate BonBons because you wrap the cookie around a chocolate Kiss. I wrapped most of mine around the white chocolate Kisses with the hint of peppermint in them. Yum. The cookie is supposed to have Almond flavoring in it, but I didn't do that either. They are so light and fluffy! Yum! It was from an ad for Crisco that I found it.

Well, not much else going on with me today. Some guy is blowing leaves at our neighbor's house so it is rather noisy here today. At least Jake is being quiet after his initial welcome!

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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12/16/17 9:50 A

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It's been many years since I made cookies or exchanged any! Hope you have a wonderful time with the ladies and enjoy the fellowship and sharing.

It's a bright and beautiful morning here today and I made do with just a flannel over shirt instead of jacket like I needed yesterday. No frost on the windshield but that's a reminder to add de-icer to my shopping list. I'll do the online order one more time for the year, since I need water for the office and it's so heavy for me to lift 3 times to get it in the office. I usually let Chris bring it in but I won't be here Monday for that and we have only about 7 bottles left...for me...I'll pick things up on my way home today.
I'll go get that done now, while I'm thinking of it so I can schedule my pick up time. Have a great weekend...

Just had this awesome soup for lunch. It's so delicious...and I love my soup mugs I got from Amazon, with the vented lid. I got two so I could have one at home and one here. They stay cool to the touch and I love that too! Now if I was making this soup at home, it would have way more greens and way less sodium in it.


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12/15/17 3:45 P

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Oooo, Shel, bring me home a 🍪! Yum!

We finished dinner and are watching a Dick VanDyke show. So funny. Wade made a pork loin in the smoker. So good.

Just trying to stay warm.



God bless, Kim

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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Hi, girls! Tonight is a social gathering (cookie exchange for those who bring cookies!) at a friend's home - used to go to the same church, so it will be nice to be reunited. I actually thought it was LAST Friday and showed up at her door, knocking - no answer...To myself, "Did I get the date wrong?" Go home, tail between legs, look at calendar - yup! Wrong date! So - TONIGHT is the night for fellowship with some sisters!

Tomorrow I'm digging through my boxes of ceramics for gifties for various coworkers.


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Thanks so much! I like that idea actually...someone looking out for me. LOL....that was exactly my thinking. I do know what will help keep things mellow and myself in better control and am willing to do them. I have one pen plus one dose left and that should put me up to almost appointment day. Around the 21st at least... If I'm really careful (as I intend to be)...My FBS was 163 this morning and that was good, compared to the high 200-320 range I've been having again. I know she will not be happy with me at all.

After my Tamale fest of two days, I was only down .4 today. Those were really good too! I hadn't had tamales in a very long time. David and I used to do them as a Christmas tradition, pressing the kids into labor to help. That's been 27 years ago since we last did them and that was the Christmas after our divorce....in 1990.

Your cookies sound really good. I have a box of gingerbread mix that I'll do up at home, tho a box of Little Debbie's would work if I could find them. I haven't really been looking. I did get me a sweet potato pie for my birthday tho.

Oh I agree with that thought on colleges today. I'd give you a hand down from the soap box but I need one myself! I hope you enjoy the family time on the 26th.

I was looking around for a meal delivery but the prices are ridiculous so I'll make do with what I have on hand. I'd not pay $50 plus for a dinner for one, no matter how yummy it might be! Besides, I want to "be good" and release a few pounds prior to my appointments! Of course now, I am inundated with ads for Harry and David's etc. I'm like that cat at the Christmas tree, ripping at a gift..."I'm just looking!".


I am so glad you are feeling better. I too, have had several "iffy" days in the past few weeks. I'm praying for recovery and strength for us all in the days ahead.

A new product, I snagged 3 packages, marked down yesterday. Hope they are yummy...good protein and fast fix...yay.



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It's scary to think that you won't have insulin for that long, but it is good not to have to pay that much. You need to watch your sugar very closely and your carbs even more closely until you get that insulin!!! If you feel like you are being watched, it is me looking over your shoulder - LOL!

Wade bought our stuff for our Christmas cookies. I will be making two kinds this year, Grandma Cookies (the molasses ones) and the BonBons with white chocolate inside of them instead. He found the white and red striped Kisses for me so that I can eat these rather than the chocolate kisses. We are going to wait a couple of days to make these. I am still mindful of our challenge though and will be very careful of how I enjoy my treats! I do want to lose weight before I enjoy my family time during the holidays.

We will probably go over to my SIL's on the 26th since my niece will be visiting from out of town at that time. Her other kids will be there Christmas day, but we will be staying home on that day. Her other two kids are in college out of town, so it is nice during the holidays to have them home. We aren't proponents of kids going off to college in this day and age when colleges foment with liberalism and anti-Christ "theology". Wade went into college a good boy with a Christian upbringing and came out not so good - and that was back in the 80's. It is far worse today. If you watch Fox News when they are asking questions on the campuses, these kids don't know anything either. The Education System has successfully dumbed down the children of this generation! Oh dear, I better get off of my soap box!

Praise the Lord I am feeling better. Not sure what those few days were, but I am fine now. God is good!

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There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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Oh no! I really expect better from "experts" and want attention and answers....and yes, Dr. Google is often as effective as Doctors can be. I sure understand the frustration and angst. Jesus knows every detail and concern and I pray for His mercies, comfort and rest for you.

My Doctor is being really stingy with meds right now. A 15 day supply of Metformin, no insulin still and it took 3 tries and runs to the pharmacy before I got the Metformin and I'd been out for a week. Oh well....I know she's making sure I show up for my appointment the 26th. I need to call her office today to have the nurse send down paperwork to the lab so I can get that out of the way next Tuesday when I see my cardiologist. I'm sure I'll get a talking to when I see her.

Take god care of yourself my friend. You and your household and our other Girls...remain in my prayers always. Love y'all!

I called Aetna this morning about my part D drug coverage which takes affect January 1st, and she said I'd get info the end of December. Medicare told me to call them if I didn't hear from them in 10 days and it's been 2 weeks since I signed up. Hey, if I don't get insulin this month, that will save me $438....I'll see how that pans out. If I don't get a refill before I see my Dr., I'll just wait another week and Medicare will help pat for it. I'm OK with that.


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12/13/17 1:23 P

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I don't know what my doctor is thinking. We did a home sleep test earlier this year and it came back that I was getting plenty of oxygen so no sleep apnea. Apparently he noticed that after he made mention of the sleep apnea. We've talked about my sleep problems before. He said we will add it to my appointment in April! I guess he isn't concerned about it now that he knows it isn't sleep apnea. Don't worry that I don't sleep well at night, that I'm tired all day long! As long as it's not the one thing you thought it was! Last time I saw him I even made mention about doctors not being able to figure out what is wrong with me and that being part of my stress about my health! I quit going to several of my doctors because they had done all that they could do and still hadn't figured out what was wrong with me. I ended up figuring out what was wrong with me through internet research on at least two different problems. Sigh! He knows my frustration but it doesn't make much difference. He's still as busy as all the other doctor's out there. Oh well, I trust Jesus and He is watchful of me and will deal with each situation as it needs dealing with. Trust and obey, that is what He requires of me!



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There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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I have a nice little heater at the office to use. Here at home, it stays really cozy, once the sun is beating on my door. The outside gets so hot that the heat can be felt inside! I love a fireplace but not the work...even if I was 30 years younger, it wouldn't appeal to me.

Well I got a nasty shock on my door yesterday. My rent is going up $54 a month. $50 rent and $4 more on the trash/pest control fee. Each tenant is to pay $7 a month for trash fee and $5 for pest control. They had been doing the PC only twice a year but I think they plan to increase it. I suppose the rent increases will help pay for the parking lot? BUT....God is merciful and I will be OK as long as I keep working. I will practice frugality in the time ahead.

Oh I know what you mean! I feel for those who have to use the C-pap machines. My friend Cissy is supposed to but I don't know that she does. She said she's on oxygen now and has been for awhile. Prayers for comfort, healing and sweet rest. I am thankful that with all the things I do have....there are so many that I don't. Headaches being one. I may have one 3-4 times a year and that to me is a blessing!

I saw on FB that Missy was going to see a specialist to find out what's going on with her. I pray she gets some answers, good advice and real help!

I love the Christmas pictures....looks like a lot of the cards I got in the past. Have a good day, and take care of yourselves....Love and prayers~

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Your picture looks like what Mom's been up to only with her Dr. Heater! She's been listening to Christmas music and reading in front of her infra-red heater! LOL!

We have an electric heater fireplace in front of our real fireplace. There used to be a wood burning stove in the fire place, but Wade took that out last year. We put this electric cabinet fireplace in front of the opening and the TV sits on it. We would have to have a chimney sweep come in to make sure that the fireplace could be used - or whatever they are called today, and that just isn't worth the cost to burn the wood in there. We aren't that nostalgic - we just want heat!

Feeling a little bit better today, not as woozy feeling today. I can do more without getting breathless and coughing. I sent a note to the doctor about one of my refills for my headaches. I mentioned my morning headaches to him and he said that that is a sign of sleep apnea if I also have tiredness throughout the day! Arghhh. I'm always tired. I can get 10 hours of sleep and wake up feeling tired still! My new bed has helped with the headaches. I only get two or three a week rather than four or five in the mornings, and I'm not tossing and turning as much. I told him that in the note on my portal page so I will see if he wants to see me about that. I am not wearing one of those face mask thingies. I feel like I am suffocating when I put on an oxygen mask - I'd never survive something like that.

Here's another nostalgic Christmas picture. I am going to post a blog post from my Pastor on the Bible threads.



God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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Thanks Kim....I am very limited in what I can do or say in these circumstances and I was shocked at her behavior. I'm glad she's not MY Doctor, or shed' refuse to see me again. She's Indian, like my two.
The boss did get 3 cameras to put out at night. Our regular security cameras are almost useless with 3 of 9 out...for two years! So far all he's caught is the guy who rummages thru the dumpster at night. Sharon said Chris found 3 more locks cut yesterday morning.

I hope this passes quickly and yes....praising God in the midst of any misery is always a good response. Rest, hydrate and take the best care of you that you can. I'll do the same heer at my place, for me....I didn't do that well yesterday. Can we say Tamales? Today is a new day with a clean slate and a fresh start.

I'll grab some coffee and get my day started. Once I got into my tamales my plan faltered yesterday. I did get some walking in at the store, going from end to end with one back track.

Love and prayers........for all here and those represented at your place.
We have a channel on TV that shows a fireplace and pets wandering about during the holidays. This is a favorite "to do" item....without the fireplace at my spot.



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Pro 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. KJV
Pro 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. NASB
Or as they would say in modern vernacular, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar! Or something like that. I don't think that they would be any more happy having their rates raised to have higher security either. It's a no-win situation for them. It couldn't be that expensive to put up some cameras out there to catch sight of who is doing the vandalism. Sam's or Cosco has those systems fairly inexpensively.

Haven't felt good yesterday or today. Weak, headachy and tired. I got plenty of sleep last night but I don't feel like it. I was having trouble catching my breathe yesterday whenever I did anything. I have a lot of congestion in my head too. I just feel blah! Bummer! Praise the Lord, He is with me, and I am getting through it. Mom seems to be doing a little bit better, not as scattered as she has been. Hopefully, as she is farther off her meds she will get better and better.

Not much else to tell. The snow is almost all gone now and the temps are going up - woohoo! I like that about this area. You get the pretty just long enough to enjoy it, then it goes away and gets a bit warmer again. Thank you, Jesus!

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God bless, Kim

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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Thanks Kim! Oh I will have a great day...I'll be off, hanging out at home and enjoying myself! Thanks for the "early party"!

I'm, not sure we're gonna hit that 60...strong winds are making it rather chilly despite the sun! I went out earlier with a tenant who's lock had been damaged in an attempted break in this week. We've had two weeks now of almost daily locks cut for a total of about 18 or so.

She was so very angry and got really loud with me, threatened to call her lawyer, said YOU can be sued over this, YOU are doing nothing to prevent this or protect our belongings....YOU should have night security, more cameras, weekend maintenance etc. She's a Doctor and has two units here. She couldn't get her damaged lock off to put the new on that I gave her and that's when she went off about not having weekend maintenance, when I told her I couldn't get it off! I'm hoping she calms down and I'd be glad nothing other than the lock was compromised. emoticon emoticon Oh well....remember my motto, Bren...."in the big picture, this is merely a pixel". emoticon

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About 1.5-2 inches of snow on the ground here. Other places are getting rain today. We are in the foothills, that's why I think we are getting snow while others are getting rain. It's been melting on the streets and drives, so I don't think it will be with us for long. Just how I like it. Pretty long enough to take pictures then gone! LOL! You be sure to send those warm temps to me, Bren!

He I saw that you have a birthday coming up on the 13th! Woohoo! I know I will forget between now and then so I am going to throw you a party early - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday my special cyber-sister. I love you. I hope you have an awesome time on your special day. I'll try to remember on that day too.

Y'all have a great Saturday. Love ya.

God bless, Kim

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It absolutely was...and such a blessing! I reworked my budget this morning and am so thankful. I can once again, pay off the 3 cards I've played with this year and still have money for my meds etc.

Aww, will definitely be praying for Mom...These changes are always hard to see and hard for them (us) to bear. She is amazing and keeps going, like that bunny. Praying she gets relief from the pain, soon.

Oh me too. We're having a warmer streak at the moment and today is supposed to hit 61 and tomorrow 70 emoticon For me, that's almost shorts weather. It's beautiful and sunny right now and I've been out already to take a couple of locks off and done a rental. I had to turn the heat off too!

Your mention of lights brings to mind what I saw on the news feed yesterday where a family's Christmas lights caught their house on fire. That's scary. I'll "decorate" my stove burners and put my wreathe on the door Monday...when I am off and having a cleaning spree. I have two days to work up to that "spree".

As I work my budget for the new year...I also want to work on getting back in the habit of doing my shopping "by hand" rather than online...I'll spend less if I do! It will count as budget work and exercise as well.

I hope you all have a good weekend...no matter the weather. Missy, I pray that Ryan is doing better daily and will be fully recovered very soon. Love y'all...


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Woohoo, Bren! Nice gift!

Shel, we were talking about that with the phlebotomist at Mom's doctor's office yesterday, how fast time flies. She was joking about how when Mom comes back in five weeks they should tease each other about how quickly that time went by! Mom went in because she's been having some memory problems since he switched over her meds. Not sure it's the meds though. Please be praying for Mom. He switched her back to her old meds and we will see if that helps. She is also having some hip pain which he said was the tendons and muscles working so hard to hold her up since she has scoliosis so bad (her spine looks like a C but she holds herself up straight). She broke her pelvis in that car accident two or three years ago and he said she has degenerative arthritis in her pelvis too and the ball of her hip joint is all scraggly. He was really amazed at how awful her back, pelvis and hips looked! I'm amazed at how she still gets around! He gave her a prescription for a cream to rub on her hip muscles and some pads that her insurance won't pay for. Hopefully that will help with the pain. She is amazing! Her sister and brother also have scoliosis but not quite as bad as hers is. I think her sister that passed away also had it. Anyway, please keep this situation in your prayers, I sure would appreciate it.

We are getting some snow today. I'm with kitty in the picture! I love how the snow looks but don't like the cold that has to be in place to produce it! LOL! It is really coming down hard right now. It is supposed to be snowing until tomorrow - I hope they mean off and on! I hasn't been sticking at least! I may only get part of my Christmas lights plugged in tonight - the ones that plug in in the car port. The others I have to go across the front yard and be in the cold for about a minute and a half - not good!

Well, y'all have an awesome Friday. Love ya



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Oh yay! The boss did bonus checks today and we got double again! Such a huge blessing!
About $640 will go for my meds today...perfect timing!

Ack! I fought the noon traffic to go get my meds and they still don't have my metformin and insulin. The tech said he'd re-fax the order to the Dr. They had levothyroxin ready and I didn't even order that but told the guy I'd take it since it was ready and I'd need it next week anyway.

I got my nice check in the bank while there. I made a mistake in getting lunch at Rosa's. That was the sorriest excuse for Mexican food I've ever had! Taco Bell is better. I should have put that on my review! I did say I would have enjoyed a can of soup much more than I did that high dollar, barely lukewarm mess. I couldn't eat the cheese enchilada...the cheese inside was hard, stringy and not melted at all. I will NOT go there again! Oh well...in the big picture...that's barely a pixel.

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Today I'm giving a lesson via power point about the Christmas tradition of a "chocolatada" in Peru - followed up with the traditional hot cocoa and paneton (a kind of fruitcake). Meanwhile, in peru, my husband is doing the same thing with the help of his family. AND today is my oldest daughter's birthday. I can't believe I have a FORTY year old! I'm going to stop and buy her a nice bouquet on the way home from work!


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Tears flow this morning....I woke from my brief nap (woke at 2:20 and didn't want to stay up), saying "Oh, my God!"...out loud...In my dream, my brother had fallen on the sidewalk, and people were just stepping over him, no one offering to help. Then in a FB reply to a post I made about tamales and our making of them, David said he is no longer able to eat at all....so his time is soon ending here.

I used to get my animals from Family Dollar....and have bears and cats mostly, in my bedroom window sill. I can't change them out anymore since my window is covered in heavy plastic, after two winters of gushing, frigid air in here to the point of major discomfort. This will be my second year with it in place and I am so thankful for it. Maintenance put it up for me.

I have two big window sills in the front, with other things in them. Some angels, etc. I don't change things out much at all now.

I'll go check the weather to see if we got down as low as they were saying. Last count was 25.
OK...it's 21, feels like 14 but an expected high of 53 so yay!




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Way cute! I need me one of those for my minagere!

God bless, Kim

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I got it off my feed thing this morning. I loved it too. Really cute and we need some affirmations on occasion.

I had a cup of the salted caramel tea with a bit of honey and it was good. A nice afternoon break "snack". I had lentil soup for lunch. It was good but even with all the sodium in it, it wasn't anywhere near as tasty as my home made! I will...I say I WILL...clean my kitchen, sort my fridge, do an inventory and cook something....soon. I have a lot of canned soups again but want to limit my use to one can a day because of the sodium. Dinner needs to be lighter, balanced and some veggies in the mix.

I had Chris unlock one unit of each size for rentals so I don't have to run in and out. I didn't wear a jacket to work. I need to check the weather before I leave home. It stays so cozy in there that I don't know it's frigid outside and yes, I was lazy and didn't want to go back for coat and gloves. I'll leave the heat on here tonight so it will be comfy when I get here tomorrow and I will wear a coat and gloves tomorrow, knowing it's supposed to drop down to that 26 tonight.

I saw this on the feed too and thought of you Kim...it's not mooses but it's wild life!


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I love your picture! So cute! I saved it to my Pinterest account!

Shel, I'm so sorry about that. In the future, when your grandson can make his own choices, he will remember that Grandma didn't forget him. Let's hope that it will matter to your daughter too and make a heart difference. I just keep remembering that I have to answer for myself and not for anyone else. Oh, I read in 1st Pt. today:
1Pet 2:18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.
19 For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
22 WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

Missy, I hope that Ryan will soon be feeling well again.

Love y'all.



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Oh Shel....I am so sorry you've been hurt, again and more. God knows your heart and spirit and hers as well. I've told many (y'all too) that tho my Mama didn't know much about loving and encouraging us kids and was downright mean for most of our childhood....God used her to get us here and I am so thankful for that. She became more loving and giving in her last years and that was enough for me. The hurt and angst can go both ways...and either way is very painful and alienating and my heart sorrows for those of you with family rejections and abuse. May God's tender mercies fill all those gaps created by turmoil, strife and unkindness.



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This morning I was lamenting to DD about the theft of the Hess trucks I'd ordered for grandkids. She then told me her sister, my youngest in Ireland, said to tell me she'd already gotten a Hess truck for my grandson, so not to worry - even though I did get a collection of SMALL trucks, not to bother - in other words, I found out, she just doesn't want me to send ANYTHING, EVER, and just to leave her (and my grandson) alone. It hurts! She is being so cruel, and bitter (although for WHAT is beyond me!) It made me want to just write her out of my will and take her off the beneficiary of insurance, but I realized, that's not how our Heavenly father is with HIS prodigals. So, I pray. And I find comfort in other relationships.


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Praying this trial by fire passes quickly. May God hold and comfort him...and comfort Mama too. I Know many are praying for his recovery and for strength and healing...for you both. God knows your pain sweetie and sees the tears. He knows how much Ryan's pain hurts you both. Hugs and love...

Kim, we are supposed to see a low of 26 tonight so I'll cover my windshields when I get home from work and pray no one takes them. I'll play with them at work so I'll know how to slap them on there. I like simple, ya know.

I need to get my verified letters ready to mail today so will have a busy morning. I didn't get much at all out of me on my off days again. I may need a noodling for my attacks of laziness. Although I was mighty weary on Tuesday...I could have done some work yesterday and it just didn't get done. I will push up and out of this slump. It's become major, it seems.

Wishing you all a blessed and restful.....and productive day. Love and prayers...

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Thank you Bren for your prayers for my sweet little man...You are so right I would take his pain in a heart beat if I could...I had my tonsils removed in my late 30's...it was a horrible experience..so I know all to well what he is going through...he is in so much pain...I've been giving him his meds and lots of TLC:)



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Brrr, it's turned cold here too! I can't even blame you, Bren! LOL!

Wade pulled out the kerosene heater for me since it's going to be so cold, as well as just in case we lose our electricity, I can still stay warm! What a honey! I won't use it unless I absolutely have to though. He did go out and get me a new fire alarm too, the one we had quit working. Good to have a working alarm when using a kerosene heater. I don't use anything when I go to sleep though, just the heat pump. I hate hearing that thing run all night (it's outside the bedroom window). LOL!

Well, I really don't have much going today but the usual. Y'all take care of yourselves and stay warm. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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My doctor was surprised to see that I still have my tonsils. Apparently it was very common just to yank 'em out. But back then my pediatrician told my Mom if he took 'em out the infection would go elsewhere. So I got a shot of antibiotic in the butt!


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Praying for a speedy recovery for Ryan. I know you would take his pain upon yourself if you could, Missy. I pray for comfort, healing and rest...for all of you.

I had a headache all night and Tylenol doesn't do much at all for any of my pains but it's all I'm allowed. Oh well....it's better, now that I'm up and about and I am thankful.

I think mine was stress related. Watching the weather channel last night and the devastating fires again in California, breaks my heart and makes my spirit sorrow....for the people, animals, loss of property and a lifetime of memories and collections of belongings.... reduced to ashes. Many don't have the means to relocate or rebuild. We still have all those displaced and homes destroyed in the hurricanes here, in Florida and Puerto Rico....and the recent, raging fires in California.
Anyway....I pray and grieve with those affected by natures wrath. I rented a unit to a man on Saturday from Rockport who lost his home and most of his belongings and they've been staying with his daughter in Ovalo since. He needed to get his things out of her place to free up her space. Our boss has OK'd 3 months free rent for those who had hurricane damages so I was glad that man mentioned it. It's a small thing but often small things can mean so much. I know that very well.

We had another cold front move in last night and the high for today is expected to be only 43. I actually have the heat on this morning. There was some sleet when I went out to get my mail earlier, from yesterday. I'll try my windshield cover things soon. I got them last year but never used them. I'd be OK if I never had to, but we do get ice accumulation on occasion, like it or not. We are on for rain, sleet, possible snow....and I don't want any of it. Now, if I was retired and hanging out at home all the time, I wouldn't care so much what the weather was doing...

You guys should have a really good set up once you have your sheets in and beds adjusted to your needs! Hooya......a good bed and better rest are definitely on the "needs" list.

I had a good day yesterday, rested a lot, stayed on course. Weight was down .4 so that's good. I'll be at the shed later, getting things spiffed up and the fireplace set so the noodles don't freeze.

I'd gone to HEB yesterday for soup and ice and more teas. They have a better selection than Wal-Mart even. I had some yesterday a green tea w/pomegranate, no honey, but I think I will use a bit in them next time. I like lemon water with honey too. I have a really good selection now that will last a year probably.
I had some chicken broth and beef broth as well, and they are really good. Just too much sodium. I do have the reduced sodium in both tho. I pulled my little percolator down from the cabinet to heat water in. I guess I gave away my tea kettle.

I'm going to have more coffee...and get started on my chores list. I may go poke around at Amazon first tho. I love playing over there. I can prowl without pushing a cart!

Be blessed today........and take good care of yourselves. Love you all and you stay in my prayers.
PS: Oh yay! I found my tea kettle in my hall storage closet. I thought I'd do a search before I got another one. It's back in the kitchen now and I'll be using it...a lot.

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Can you believe in the olden days they used to do those surgeries on the kitchen table and without anesthetics??? Prayers heading heaven's way! Wade had his out when he was a kid. I've never had mine out! Two of my sisters had their's out at the same time. I can't remember if my brother had his out. Maybe now he won't be getting sick with colds as often.

Wade's bed just came. They have a way to attach the beds together which is what we will be doing. We will still be having separate sheet sets though since he won't keep his bed as high as I will keep mine. I found it is definitely warmer being higher off the floor than we had been! The other bed was about halfway off the floor than we are now!

Shel, you are so right. The word says that if we don't worship the Lord, the rocks will! Wow! If the rocks would, how can we doubt that the animals will. If God can use a dumb donkey for His purposes, well, I suppose He can use any animal that He created! I just have to remember that they don't have souls or spirits so they don't relate to God the way we do. If one does get to go to heaven it is by the mercy of God for their owner's sake! (Like John Wesley's horse, he's sure that his horse will be in heaven! LOL! Horses will definitely be there since we will be riding back on them when Jesus returns in the second part of His second coming! They are also part of the tribulation - the four different horses which bring four of the judgments. I don't think about it too much since the Word doesn't give us specifics. I guess if God wanted us to know He would have made mention of it in the Word, so I am just going to trust that if it's important He will provide it when we get there!

I weighed this morning and my weight was down. That is my normal yo-yoing. I am praying that it will be on the downslope when we get to the Monday before Christmas. I am working on eating well though until those days just before Christmas. I am planning on doing another big challenge after the holidays again to get us all back on track and in the right frame of mind for the New Year. It will probably look like the one we did this year, so get your thinking caps on and some goals for the New Year in mind. We are going to do it this year gals. I have a brand new box of cooked noodles ready to go!

Love you lots.

God bless, Kim

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My son had his tonsils out and adenoids..We were up all night...It breaks my heart to see him in so much pain...please whisper a prayer for Ryan...much appreciated

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Kim, how sweet to have Max at the creche! Love the reindeer motif on the dress!
I had one customer who would buy all kinds of animals from me and place them around the creche...octopus??? But - all creation worships Him!


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All your shirts sound cute and I really like the one below. I remember your Moose mention from a winter past!
I have a metal dresser type thing I rescued at the dumpster, years back, with wheels and one hinky drawer. I use mine in the kitchen/dining area to store pots, pans and misc. things. My glass canisters that my Alabama friend sent me, 21 years ago, are on top, with pasta and rice in them.

I hope the sheet situation is resolved and am so glad the bed is working out well. That's great. I have to use 3 pillows most of the night. I'd probably like a wedge or something but with limited storage, will make do.

I am SO with you on the last ditch drive to Christmas! I'm starting at 238.8 and want to see at least 235 so my goal will be -3.8. I will get started today. Today will be my rest day (and I need it) but I'll do light chores throughout the day and tomorrow.... and get that fridge sorted and user friendly again. I will lighten up a lot....and be in prayer for the time ahead, for us all.
I don't remember where I was at this time last year but I know I never really lost any of my Actos gain that came on rapidly and has been hanging on almost 2 years now! Yikes....I've added over 4 pounds to that gain in fact!

I see my cardiologist the 19th, get labs done and then see my PCP the day after Christmas so I am ready to get a behavior (and attitude) adjustment and stop messing around with my health. I'm the only one in my spot who can monitor, correct and improve my chances of a healthier 2018...so I am on call and ready to roll out. God has given us the gift of this new day. Let's receive it and use it well...and be so thankful for it!

Love y'all and wishing you well on this beautiful Tuesday. Be blessed and take good care of yourselves. I'll do the same here...for me.



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I got these three tops that have wintery themes to them from Zulily - I'm wearing one now that has snow flakes on them. Of the other two, one has mooses on it, and the other one has reindeer. I love mooses! Yep, mooses! I have two little wooden mooses I call Festus and Barney. They sit on the dresser that I keep in my foyer, which is actually the back part of my living room by the front door. We have a long living room and if we put the chairs, or love seat, all the way back on that far wall we wouldn't be able to see the TV! LOL! So we stop the chairs just before the front door and now we have a foyer! A friend of Wade's was moving and he had this neat old dresser for sale, it is raised up and has wheels, so I bought it to put there. I don't have much in it because the drawers and kind of falling apart! teehee! I did say old didn't I??? My ceramic Max is there too - thanks to Miss Shel! He is a part of my Creche every year. Oh, let's see if I can find a picture: I found a picture of the one with the reindeer: The other tops look similar to this and are really comfortable. They have pockets too! I wear my fleece lined leggings with them - only around the house I wear the leggings though, it's not a pretty picture for anyone but family to behold!

Well, not much going on with me. Just trying to get a few things done today. I am going to try and use my Norwex scrub on my fridge and see if that works better than just the cleaning cloth. I don't like the wipes that I got because they are greasy, so I sure hope this cleansing paste works. When I used just the cloth, which they show in the videos, it was way too much work for my poor back!

Oh my, Wade sliced our king size foam mattress in half for our new beds and I tried to put our twin sheets on it - no way. I didn't get the XL sheets - didn't think about it since I was only going to use the top sheets at that time. So, I ordered some XL sheets today from Amazon. I made sure that they were 80" long. They better fit! Most sheets have the deep pockets now, I didn't check so I am hoping that these do. If not I will be upset. I just checked, they will work up to 13" deep! Woohoo! We should be good! I got the last two sets. I'm really liking the adjustable bed. I keep my feet slightly elevated and my head elevated quite a bit actually. It's so nice not having two other pillows to maneuver during the night. I haven't had a headache in the morning since I got the bed! Praise the Lord. I don't toss and turn either.

Well, I will let y'all go. Love ya bunches.

I forgot to mention this idea: I was thinking last night that we need a last minute challenge (wah-hahahaha!) Okay, I need a last ditch challenge. I want to lose weight before Christmas - so I am dragging y'all in on this with me. It can be one pound it can be five pounds. You don't even have to determine how much. From now until the Monday before Christmas we each have to lose at least a pound before Christmas. This means we are going to have to watch what we eat and make an effort to lose that weight before the holiday. If you lose the pound now, then you are going to have to keep it off until that Monday, because that one pound off only counts on that Monday! My starting weight is 229! Gulp! I would love to be 225, but I will be happy to have lost even just one pound by then. I gained my requisite 10 pounds last year and never lost it, I don't want that to happen this year - so gals, we are going to monitor what we eat and we are going to lose before Christmas gets here! Who's with me?!

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Bren, I've never really been into shopping. BUT - I do like to get a yearly Christmasy thing. I cleared out a bunch of them when I lost a lot of weight. So I have to rebuild my inventory.


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Will they give your blood work results Missy? I'll be having full labs done prior to the 26th when I see my PCP. I may do that when I'm in the area the 19th to see my cardiologist and then prepare for some eyebrow lifting when I see her the 26th.

I am very thankful this morning. I got up at 4 AM again but I got some laundry done (half of it=2 loads), dishes washed and trash carried out. (heavy job) I usually drag it but didn't have an empty tub! I'll do the other two loads of laundry on Tuesday to catch up again.

Then I watched some TV...on the National Geographic/History channel. Today was on the searches for the tombs of Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great and the first Emperor of China and the terracotta soldiers. All really interesting but I was beginning to fade out about 11:00 and needed to get ready for work. I picked up my order at Wal-Mart on the way in. It's not a huge order so it won't wear me out taking it in when I get home. The water and drinks can stay in the car until tomorrow and I'll let Chris bring them in the office.

I'll clean some here before I leave at 5:00 so we'll be ready to roll tomorrow morning. I am praying for a peaceful, restful day.

I'm starting the work on my credit cards and brought my tray in here so I don't have to stand for it all. That helps since my back starts complaining fairly quickly. I have almost two pages of payments to run. I'm going to get busy on that. I can do it in sets of 10...to pace myself emoticon

Love y'all....have a good afternoon and give yourselves some TLC.

PS: Oops! I didn't know I was out of credit card paper! I squeaked about 9 payments out and am in the pink streak so called Tommie at the the other office and she is going to bring me some emoticon I hope Sharon has asked Zach to get us more. This machine uses a special type that we can't get at Office Depot. Boo!


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I occasionally have that happen to me, Missy, the heartbeat in the ear, or the pounding. I attribute it to my allergies and the fluid I get in my ears. It doesn't usually last for a full day though. If I take my decongestants and allergy meds it helps. Not saying yours is the same because you don't seem to suffer from daily sinus congestion. I hope you find good answers soon. Prayers for you and Ryan!

Watching Adrian Rogers. He has a once saved always saved theology that we don't agree with, but he still preaches a very good sermon on living a godly life.

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Thanks Kim. Knowing you and others pray for me is a spirit lifter and I know God has me in His hands, every moment. I pray for His strength and tender mercies, daily....for myself and others.

Oh yay on the bed! What a good "gift" that is for yourselves. I still thank God regularly for mine and it's one of my favorite places to be emoticon

Missy, that's very scary. I'm glad you got some attention but the "urgent" did not apply to Urgent Care when you have to sit and wait for hours! Rest as much as you can since you need it badly. Do you need to borrow my imaginary chalk board? Draw a line down the middle and your name goes at the top on one side and "Other things" on the other. For every "other" you need to do, do two for Missy.
Continued prayers for you, prayers for Ryan for tomorrow's procedure and speedy healing afterwards.........for your Mom, family and all our little group of precious ladies here. God knows each name, each heart and every need represented.

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I was in urgent care yesterday for hours//they did cat scan on my head///and blood work...because I am having a constant hammering heartbeat in my ear:(
Today, I feel exhausted...I have slept bout all day..I think I could sleep until Christmas...I'm not going take anymore of those shots I take once a week..I think that is what is doing it...but not sure.

Please pray for my son Ryan..he has his tonsils out Monday morning at 11

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Ach, Bren, I hate that you aren't doing well. I wish there were something that I could do for you! Well, my prayers are with you and the Lord can do more than I can!

The bed worked so well. I was able to stay on my back most of the night last night and I didn't toss and turn nearly as much as I usually did. I didn't wake up all stuffed up either. I think this is going to work out well. Wade ordered a bed for himself. He doesn't need the tilt as much as I do, but I think it will work out for him (he snores before he falls into a deep sleep, so that will help me - teehee), but it should help with his allergies, and also he can use it when he plays with his phone before he goes to sleep. He also has trouble with his legs, his knees especially, so having the legs raised will be a big help for him.

Well, my flavored peanut butter came today - woohoo! I hope it tastes good!

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Shopping used to be fun for me Shel. I haven't tried anything on tho in about 22 years. My friend and I had a laughing fir and almost got asked to leave I',m sure. She was trying on a dress...asked "does this dress make me look fat"...I said "Cathy...we ARE fat" and he started cackling which got me started.

Now, just dragging my carcass around for a small order is exhausting and makes me feel like calling for help! I really love Wal-Mart's online order for pick up service. It's been a real blessing for me. I use it about 3 times a month. I do still have to go in a couple of times a month for my meds and things like my bras and socks.

I used to hit Goodwill once a month and tho I dropped in the other day, I came out with just two items. I enjoyed shopping for my Mom and brother and it's been 5 years since I did that, now. We had our last Christmas in 2012. Part of the joy in shopping was sharing so I know what you mean about your "gifting others".

I feel a lot better today than yesterday and have been busy but am able to take breaks and rest when needed and also, I ate lighter, smaller portions. I do feel like a bloated toad still and some of that may be meds related but it's miserable. emoticon

I rested well last night but still got up too early. 4 AM doesn't suit me so much anymore emoticon I don't mind so much on my off days since I can get a nap later but on work days it wears me out. I came in an hour early today...to avoid my home chores . emoticon I'll do some tomorrow before work and then pick up a WM order on the way to the office.

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Kim, I have the same issue with ORDERING clothes. Is it 2X for AMERICAN women, or 2X for VIETNAMESE? emoticon I would rather try things on first! When I've gone to second hand stores to get things for my Peruvian friends, I've always had to "guess"timate, and trust that the Lord would lead me to clothes that SOMEONE can use. Imagine what a blessing it was when I went this past summer, and there was something(s) for EVERYONE in my host family! They were blessed too, grateful and so pleased, but I got the bigger blessing having been able to give!


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I looked at them, so they pop up everywhere I go now...like Olive Garden after my lunch there. Yes, that was a very nice surprise and gift for Father's day!

I am not feeling well today .....I waited until 2:00 to eat because I felt so bad after lunch yesterday. Well, I feel just as rough today after my can of soup. Ack! I'm weak and very tired and achy....and feel/look a bit feverish. I woke up too early too and that makes for a long day.

I've been busy all day and am ready for a real break...as in no phone calls or drop ins the rest of the day. Tomorrow will be really busy as well, with my credit card payments but I can pace myself better on the weekends.

Oh yes! That was such a blessing. She spoke very clearly and answered my questions...I told her I was lost and had no idea what I was doing.

Oh yay! I'm glad you have the bed and have it set up. You'll need some practice runs to get used to the height...like I did with mine and said I needed a step stool to climb onto it.

I'll need to use some tip things for these earrings. One fell off twice already. I squeezed them in a bit but they still slip. They were cheap but I still don't want to lose one. I have my cats on today.

I'm going to go take an over-lock off and put the cart in the shed. I'll see you ladies here tomorrow...I saw on FB where Missy was somewhere Cape Fear? in pain....praying for us all...as I go play outside a bit and maybe wake up. Love y'all emoticon

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I like to check the prices at the stores around me to see if I am getting a better deal before I buy from Omaha Steak. When I got the filet mignon deal for Father's Day, the steaks were much cheaper at the discount than at Sam's Club. That surprised me, so we went ahead and got the deal. We haven't gotten anything since then.

Praise the Lord you found someone to help you, Bren. It helps to get someone nice on the line.

Missy, I'm glad your Mom is doing alright right now. Be strong for her and stay faithful so she can see Jesus in you. She will need that in the days ahead. I know when my BIL had the brain cancer, it meant so much for him when we sang and prayed with him. He had a strong faith in Jesus and he wanted us to be strong too.

My bed came today and it is all set up. We put the old twin foam mattress on it - boy is it high up there compared to our other bed! I am going to have to remember that the first couple times I go to get out of the bed, otherwise I am going to fall flat on my face! It's going to feel odd just to have one pillow under my head now! I can raise up my feet too - woohoo! I never did hear back from the company that made the first bed that we ordered, no surprise there. People aren't interested in owning up when they don't do the right thing. Oh well. Maybe they will surprise me yet and someone will call to apologize, but I will not hold my breath.

Y'all have an awesome evening. Love ya

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Good morning Ladies....

Hope today finds you feeling well and ready to roll....I'm getting there myself. I had a rough start this morning.

I stopped at Wal-Mart for a few new bras. I got a pack of cute, thinner socks as well. Someone needs to do laundry at my place emoticon I got two pair of earrings too. A Christmas cat pair and a silver drop /jewel type pair. This gives me two Christmas ones.

Oh yay....I got set up for my Medicare part D. I thought they were going to do it and just choose a plan for me and while it showed I was going to get a subsidy, it hadn't actually signed me up. The girl that handled it today, did an awesome job, did not hang up on me like the last one and was very helpful. It will take effect January 1st. So my December meds, I'll need to pay full price on. Oh well....perhaps my Doctor can give me some insulin when I see her on the 26th if need be. That was a relief, to have that taken care of. I'll have a small monthly premium, a deductible of $83 and apx. $30 a month for my meds at Wal-Mart.

On my side bar is the Omaha Steaks thing with yummy looking stuff. Really makes me want something....like a steak and tater. Their prices, even with discounts are beyond my budget tho. I got smoked turkey legs yesterday and want to do a pot with cabbage, onions, carrots and a turkey leg.

It's cooler here with the cold front that came in last night and it's mostly cloudy. I see some sun peeping out on occasion but it's cool enough in here I almost need some heat.

Have a good day at your place. I think I'll have a cup of tea. I got some salted caramel tea last week but haven't had any yet.

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Thanks for your kind words Bren! and I love you too!!! I am very thankful for you gals:)



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I'm returning the two shirts for an exchange. Their 3X fits like a Wal-Mart 5 X with huge arm holes that lets everyone see all your belongings if you lift your arms. I tried one this morning and they just won't work. I'd already mailed payment for the full amount due so I hope they will process my return quickly.

I don't feel well emoticon I'm so weary and have had an argument with a young man 3 times already about his unit payment and I am exhausted....I think he's going to come by.

Oh yay on the new bed! I hope you rest really well on it. I would be in my bed if I was home emoticon .

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Missy, there isn't a reason to feel bad unless you actually did something wrong. There is real guilt and felt guilt. I'm a good one for feeling felt guilt, and then I try to find the reason for why I feel guilty. We have to trust that the Holy Spirit will tell us when we have done something wrong, and He will be specific. Measure what you did by the Word. It always has to come back to that. Everything has to be measure by God's Word and by Jesus. You and your Mom are in my prayers. Figure out what you are feeling and then read passage about that and see what Jesus would have you do with that. I do pray that this situation will mend the rift that has been between you and your Mom and sister.

Our bed is supposed to come today. One of my sweatshirts came, but it was too short, so I gave it to mom. It's too big for her, but she is going to wash it. It should work for her for those really cold days. I thought it might be too small when I bought it, but was hoping it might work - nope! My flavored peanut butter is on its way too! Woohoo! It better taste awesome!

Well, not much else going on with me. I will talk to y'all later. Love ya

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Aww sweetie, tears are OK and certainly understandable in times of grief and sorrow and this IS one of such times. God knows your heart and you have only shared it in the past. Hurt is part of it and He...and we....get that. Don't spend any time feeling bad for expressing your pain. It has NOT made you a bad person at all, but human, a daughter and sister in pain and in need of compassion, love and support.

My prayers will be for reconciliation, healing, comfort, strength and peace...for you and your family. I love you Missy....and tho I don't "know" you ladies in person, God has used this method of meeting, blending, loving an caring for one another and I am very thankful for that. You all are "heart sisters"....and I thank God for each of you.

I need to get ready for work. I'm thankful I have such a blessed position and can stay as long as I am fit to show up! February will be 19 years. I was thinking maybe 20 but think I started in February of '99.

Be blessed today in this new day we've been given. Rejoice and rest in our awesome Savior.
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My mom is so strong through this...she told me not to cry ..that it just gives the devil a win..to trust the Lord and she will be fine...She claims to know the Lord just as my sister..and I pray they really do...I have been hurt bad..but I am letting all that go..and just focusing on my mom..and just being there for her...My sister has not even called me since Mom told her..I thought maybe this would draw us closer...but I was wrong..I am just giving my sister to the Lord..cause I am not dealing with it anymore...I pray this will bring my hubby and mom close once again..and..I think she does love him in her own way..but my mom is not one to really show her feelings..and my sister the same...I am totally different ...but anyway ..just please pray for my mom....I woke up at 3 this morning crying and thinking of her...I feel really bad for ever speaking about my hurt about everything..makes me feel like a bad person now...maybe I should have kept all my hurt to myself..but that makes it hard...I really don't have anyone else to share my hurts with ..but Ya'll...thank u for listening...I know God will make everything ok..
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That is my only fear when I order something, the sizing. I look at the size charts, but you never can tell. I like these tunics because they have spandex in them. I know they will be big in the torso, but they will fit in the arms and hips. I really liked this one because it looks like it has depth to it, almost 3D. Like the sun is shining in the background.

The stew was pretty good. When I had it it had been on for about five hours and the meat was still slightly tough. Wade ate when it had been on for six hours and he said it was very tender, although he didn't like the spice mix that he had gotten and would probably get another kind next time. Sigh! We actually prefer the kind in a can, so that is probably the way we will go in the future! LOL! We find the brand with the least saturated fat in it! I can't remember which one that is though.

Not much going on with me today. I will talk to y'all later. Love ya

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Oh Missy! I am so sorry. I too, will be praying for the two of you. Like Kim said, this is no surprise to God but I know it's a severe shock for you...and your Mom. Lean even more on the Lord, who is with you every moment of every day.

Shel, I can understand the interpretation, tho I really never put stock in such things. Help for you should come from all quarters in my opinion...as head of your household. You give and do way beyond what most would consider "fair and equitable".

Hope the crock pot stew was really good, Kim. I've not used mine in awhile but my chicken breast would probably have been better in it. The ones I have in the freezer now may be better, being individually wrapped and all.

I am not up to dragging laundry around today. I have enough to see me thru for another week and hope I'll be more stable and in less pain. I will get it sorted today, as one of the tasks on my to do list.

I got my shirts from Woman Within, yesterday. Two are huge...and their sizing has always been an issue. It's a toss up as to keeping and hoping these two shrink in the wash or returning for an exchange. The shipping back and forth would cost as much as a shirt. I can use them for weekends when I dress down and being sloppy is less of an issue emoticon

Your tunic is a lovely one. I love those colors but would be fighting the neck I fear. I hope you love it!

I'm going to have another cup of coffee and get my day started. I have order to restore here and spaces to clear.

Have a good day, ladies....prayers for us all on this lovely day.

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Oh, Missy, I am so sorry. Praise the Lord that she called you and let you know, that is a very good thing. She was willing to share this with you. We will be praying for her. Just be there for her as you have been all this time. Let her see Jesus in you. You need to be light and truth for her right now. I've asked Jesus to give you wisdom and peace. Always remember that Jesus isn't surprised by this and this is an opportunity for your mama and for you and your family!

Shel, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope your family will let you rest now and get better!

I've got some beef stew in the crock pot. We tried to make some of the stew beef on the stove top the other day - it did not work! Tough meat. Makes the jaw muscles strong! LOL! I put lots of meat in and will try to get lots of that in my bowl and a little bit of the other stuff - carbs!

Love y'all bunches. Have a great evening.

Oh, I forgot - I was looking through my Zulily e-mail yesterday and they had this one hour box. I saw this tunic a couple of weeks ago that I just loved but I had to think about it, then it disappeared and didn't come back. I clicked on this one hour box and there it was! Woohoo. I snatched it up. I try to get something else when I get the free shipping, so I found a long sweatshirt by Zenana. It has a little bit of stretch in it, so it should fit well. This tunic is teal and black and the top has this effect like light, so it looks almost three dimensional. So pretty! I'll see if it's still there and try to get a picture of it from my order.


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I just found out that my mom has blood cancer. She called me yesterday and told me. I was good until I hung up the phone..and I just completely lost it. I'm having a hard time dealing with the news emoticon

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Staying home today and tomorrow from work to try to shake the worst of this cold. Then I get asked by DD if I can drive her SO to get HIS car, and of COURSE had to stop for gas because he'd been using MINE...NOT what I felt like doing. I've been having dreams about GIZZARDS, of all things, so I looked it up and it says, "To dream of a gizzard represents making a difficult situation easier for someone else. Doing all the hard work so someone else doesn’t have to" But it hasn't been A gizzards, it's been LOTS of gizzards. Yeah...I think the interpretation is accurate!.


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Oh no, no, no! I don't often "crave" the better choice....but avoiding the cave to the crave can work. I do sometimes just get the chicken, jalapenos and a small white gravy. It's been more often the past year than I'd like so I will work on that. Not caving, ya know. Getting a ticket was a deterrent Sunday.

Sharon ran me up the street to pick up my car at 4:00 yesterday. I declined getting the coolant sensor replaced and the pump for the windshield washer thing. That would have been an extra $308 and neither are vital. They did the balance and rotate thing on the tires and fixed the "flat" for free since I bought the tires there. It's sure convenient, having them so close to the office.

Oh, I hope you were able to snag one of the beds while the sale is on. That leg pillow sounds like a good thing too. Anything that will help align things and lessen pain is a keeper in my book. I hope it helps enough that you all get one.

I had some turkey and a bit of gravy for dinner. Then my cottage cheese, pineapple, jello "dessert". Both were really yummy. I have enough turkey for two more meals and will add some veggies to those. Sweet potato and green beans.

Today, I want to finish the kitchen, vacuum, dust and sort laundry. I'd like to work on a couple of collections tubs as well. One for the kitchen and one for closet, clothes and misc. for Goodwill.

Thanks Kim, for the free books tip. I did get that last one you'd mentioned last week. I still check once or twice a week for freebies on Amazon. Oh yay on your new Kindle! I still have my Fire...somewhere....I think I turned it on back in October? If I hadn't got a really good price on it, I'd consider it one of my wasteful expenditures. But I do like having a back up if needed. Some things, I just buy and give away......hey, that's "gifting", right?

Have a wonderful day at your places...I'll do the same at mine. Love and prayers....



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Chicken is okay, Bren, just make wise choices like grilled chicken rather than fried! And don't do sides with it - or choose the healthy sides rather than the fatty sides! Resist the temptations and go for what you know is good for you!

Shel, so good to see you!

I saw in the Cyber Monday stuff that the adjustable bed we want is on sale. I texted Wade to let him know, but he is at work, so I haven't heard back from him. I hope we will be able to do something about it! He got one of those leg pillows the other day, the ones you put between you legs that is concave in the middle. It really works! When I put that between my thighs, my back doesn't hurt when I am lying in the bed! I don't have those spasms either. Go figure! Mom is going to try it tonight and see if it helps her.

Did I mention I got a new Kindle Fire when they had their sale? Yeah, $50 off, so I went ahead and got it before Christmas. That was my Christmas present from Wade. I'm using it now though. I was just having trouble with the smaller Kindle, seeing the games. I keep my smaller one in the bedroom and read from it at night. I play Sudoku and Solitaire on it before I read. I play all my other games and do my e-mail and web surfing on it. So much nicer. Although, I did have to start all my games over from the beginning! What fun!

Bren, make sure you check out the sites for free books, there are quite a few right now, especially Christmas stories. They do a bunch of offers too for bundles of free books.

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I don't know if the link will work, but this is one of the sites that I look at for those free bundles of books. You have to make sure that they are Christian bundles. There is one author that I go to and she gives away free e-books, you just pick the ones that you want. You have to download something to your Kindle to be able to download the book, I think it's a Bookfunnel app, but I put it on mine and it seems to be fine. I've gotten a bunch of free books from her. I'll put up the link next time she has the offers.

Well, I'll let y'all get back to whatever you were doing. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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I still have some things of hers, and the pictures I took just 6 months before she passed away. We hold them close in our hearts and memories tho and I'm thankful for that.

Hey, I'm wearing my Gingerbread men earrings today emoticon emoticon emoticon
I don't have any Christmas sweaters but did look at some at Wal-Mart. I like the ones with jingle-y bells on them. I start craving gingerbread and pumpkin stuff...and fruit cake about now.

Hey! Sharon brought me some turkey! OH BOY! Can't wait for dinner emoticon

PS: During my scenic routs home yesterday (OK...I was going to Church's chicken and got side tracked...and went on home)....I turned down a street with a gated entry.......on the inside were two dogs, looking out and on the outside a black puppy, looking in. It was sweet! Made me wish I had a camera phone. It made me smile....but I still wanted some chicken. Those cravings are real y'all.


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Bren, I know what you mean, missing Mom. I have this one little plate that remains of a set she had (ceramic - so its mates have broken over the years) and a pillowcase that was hers - little sentimental but useful items.

My DD put the Christmas tree up after Thanksgiving and has been in the mood for Christmasy movies. I start wearing my Christmas shirts/sweatshirts after Thanksgiving - although this time I jumped the gun a little because we did a Thanksgiving meal at school on Tuesday. I also wear my Santa hat that I got at CVS I don't know HOW many years ago. Festive!


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I miss my Mom during the holidays...I also miss the turkey and seem to use other things to fill that void. I don't need a lot, but would like one plate of yumminess. Perhaps I need a designated eater?

I enjoy looking at other folks labors in the decorations...........but at my place, a wreathe on the door and burner covers with cats in Christmas lights is about all I do. I did like my little ceramic tree I had....and gave away a few years back.....along with my other Christmas-y stuff.
I have a beautiful Teddy bear with a Santa hat and matching scarf on, who stays out year round. On his scarf, it has embroidered..."Christ, our Savior is born". Luke 2. He was a Goodwill rescue, maybe 6-7 years ago. I know I had him before Mom passed away in 2013. I did a give away of many of my stuffed animals too, but kept him and a few others.

I got my back cranked up really bad yesterday and even tho I took breaks between tasks, it was hard for me. Then, coming home from work (taking the scenic route), I was stopped and got a warning ticket for a brake light that's out. I knew my right blinker was out (had that fast blink thing going on) since maybe Friday? Anyway, I had a really restless night with little sleep.....with my to do list looming.

I'll drop the car off at the shop on the way to the office. I'll have them fix the light problem, check the tire for a nail, check my wiper squirt-er malfunction, check low coolant light (stays on a lot)....and do an oil change and inspection wile she's in there.

I'll get that list ready and then get myself ready for work. I thought I'd do the kitchen again this morning but that's not happening.

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This time of year it's hard to stick to doing the right thing, but it really is important that we at least try on most days. Tomorrow we will do our best for the week! I know that I need to do my high protein diet during the week at least!

Those verses meant a lot to me when I was learning to put Jesus first in my life, above all else. It wasn't an easy lesson to learn. How to you love people and still love Jesus more? I learned that when my family turned away from me. I had to follow Jesus no matter how much it hurt to hear my families choice. I loved them, but I still had to follow Jesus even if it meant losing them. They chose to keep their wrong attitudes even if it meant losing me. Knowing that Jesus knew loving Him would bring about this result, not because of me, but because of my relationship with Him - that made it easier to take. I wasn't the cause, their lack of love for Jesus was the cause and that made me feel sorry for them and I've prayed for them ever since.

The house is decorated and we are in a Christmas-y attitude here! I hope that y'all have a great week ahead getting ready to celebrate Jesus' birthday.

Oh, Diana, do you have a birthday coming up? I think I saw a reminder, but I'm not sure?

God bless, Kim

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Loved the scriptures, Kim... and am applying them to my own life. I'd think it would be "easier" for me since I live alone and don't have family or a crowd to run with but Brenda can get herself in trouble...even so.

Speaking of trouble. I was really craving fried fish...and got dinner from Catfish Corner. Fish, fries, coleslaw (only had 4 bites of that) and onion rings. I ate ALL of those...oh yum!

First time in like 17.5 years that I've been there. Last time was when Joe, the guy I was briefly "dating"...took me, and our Mom's out to eat there. Anyway....I had too much of it all...fat, salt, etc.....and this morning after no insulin last night ...my FBS was 412 emoticon Scared me, badly! I was an idiot, I suppose...and I did have the pie, too. It's all gone now...yay! I apologized to my body for the abuse I've heaped on it.

I got some cleaning done before work, and was so thankful for God's strength to get it done! Like that old gospel song..."I can't even walk---without You holding my hand"...well that is very literal in my place. From making my bed to taking the trash out, doing the laundry, vacuuming etc...I need His help for it all.

Today is cooler than yesterday, tho sunny, it's very windy and chilly out there. I've been out on the cart 3 times already this morning and would be OK if I didn't have to go back out until 5:00...to go home. I'll run by Wal-mart to pick up my order on the way home.

I got my box of goodies from Amazon yesterday and have my coffee thing-ee set up. It looks really nice but the bottom "trays" are bigger/deeper than I expected so I'll find something to pop in there for better access.
I'm using the wire desk organizer things on our break table for condiments etc. They look great and are small, don't take up much room and keep everything neat. I have things like the little peanut butter cups, jam packets, catsup, mustard, hot sauce, soy and duck sauce I snagged at Little Panda...salt and pepper....I got more tuna pouches last week for quick lunches. I love those....now if they were chicken, Sharon might like them.

I'll check my sugar before I have lunch shortly. I did take my meds and 50 units insulin this morning so hope it's come way down. Oh yay...149. Now to behave myself from this point on. (Walk my talk, ya know?)

I ordered some more of the chicken sausage! It said they had some chicken apple too so we'll see if it's actually "available"...not everything I pick, always is. I hope it is, since that would give me an alternative to the jalapeno, tho I love it...I'm not supposed to have a "lot" of hot stuff.

I'm going to finish up my paperwork, have some lunch and do some spot cleaning in here...

Enjoy what's left of you day, Ladies!

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OOO, the jalapeno would turn me away. Can't do peppers of any kind! Don't like hot stuff either. But I'm sure it is tasty to some folks! LOL!

Shel, it was soooo good to see you again! Sorry I missed saying that before.

Missy, I'm sorry if I offended you in some way by what I said earlier. I never want to do that, but I do believe that what I said was biblical. I am sure that you are so very thankful for what you do have and I hope I wasn't making it sound like you weren't. You always make it clear how thankful you are for your husband and children - I just think at times you let what your mom and sister are doing to you rob you of the joy that you have. I just wish you could let them go. Oh, not the love you have for them, but the hurt that you let them hold over you. I looked some stuff up today and wanted to share it with everyone, not just you. It's stuff that I had to come to grips with when my family was leaving me and actually persecuting me with their garbage:

What place should Jesus have in our lives?

Deu 6:4f "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5 "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 "And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.


Mt 22:37 And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' 38 "This is the great and foremost commandment.
Mk 12:30 AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.'

This is the greatest commandment, above all others, that we love God with all that we are.

Lk 14:26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.

Our love for God should be so great that any other love we have should appear as hate, even though it be love.
Jesus isn't saying we should hate them as in an emotion, but rather that they should not hold greater importance in our lives than Jesus does – because throughout the Scriptures we are commanded to love others, that is how we are designated as His disciples, but that love cannot be greater than our love for Him. The meaning of the word here is to love less, or in comparison of His love for me. Nothing can come before Jesus, or come between me and Jesus. For me this was so important, because of the hurt feelings I had. I had to keep on loving them as Jesus wanted me to, but I had to let them go without bad feelings.
Surrender everything to God – 100% of all of your life. God wants you entirely. There's no real joy or peace when you don't surrender all.

Mk 3:21 And when His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."
Mk 3:33f And answering them, He *said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?" 34 And looking about on those who were sitting around Him, He *said, "Behold, My mother and My brothers! 35 "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."
Jesus' family was looking to bring Him back home, they didn't believe in Him, even His mother who knew who He was! If Jesus' own family turned their backs, how much more ours? He didn't jump up and go and see them. He didn't invite them in and sit them down for tea. He turned them away because they were a detriment to Him. Their interests weren't God's.

Mt 10:36 and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. 37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Just as Jesus' family turned against Him, so ours will too. That's why we cannot love anyone more than we love Jesus.

Php 3:18f 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. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; 21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.

I watched members of my family who went off to "straighten out" the ones who had gone astray end up just like them, with the same warped attitudes. I knew if I let them into my life I would end up being affected by their poison. I chose Jesus. It cost me a lot, but I never regret that decision because Jesus has given me far more than I would have had with them in my life. I tell my nieces when I see them and we talk about their future, find a man who loves God more than he will ever love you, then you will have a good man.

I love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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All that sounds so good! I only have mac and cheese a couple times a year myself but I really like it. I usually have a bit when I got to Golden Corral...

I have a bit of pumpkin pie left and will have some tonight, maybe kill it off and that's it for sweets until Christmas.

This is a new thing for me...a new item at Wal-Mart...so delicious and half the calories/fat of regular sausage. I have some cabbage I may cook to have with my next batch.



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Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving Day. Mine turned out very good. We met the parents of my niece's and nephew's friend. He is often at the meals that we have with the family, but this is the first time that his parents came and they were so much fun to sit and chat with. My SIL did most of the cooking, which she does every year because she wants to keep most of the leftovers! She did give us each a plate to carry home this year, what a treat. Oh man, she makes the most awesome mac and cheese (from scratch). This is the only time of the year that she makes it and I look forward to it every year! Yummers! Mom made some sweet potato pie. There was ham and turkey, twice baked potatoes, butter beans and green beans, deviled eggs (or angel eggs as Barbi calls them), yeast rolls, stuffing; and then for dessert there was an apple pie, a chocolate pecan pie, a chocolate cake and a chocolate pie. I did eat a slice of chocolate cake. I paid for it later with a bit of a migraine, but we headed it off at the pass and the Lord blessed us with one of short duration! It ended up being a really good time. There was just one cuss word mumbled and it just rolled on by and there weren't but a couple slang words where usually those are flying around rather freely - so it ended up being a very nice day! Praise the Lord for that!

I love you ladies and am so glad you are a part of my life!



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I had pie. Yummy pie. Dinner was baked chicken thigh, sweet potatoes with onion and garlic, a bit of mashed potatoes with brown gravy and green beans. One serving....and PIE.

I enjoyed my days off tho I didn't get much of a constructive nature done and will be pecking at my chores the next few days to set things right again. I need to do some laundry too.

I came in early so I could stop by the shop to check my tire. He wanted me to leave it as they had a big job ahead of me and I couldn't, so he checked the pressure and put air in it for me. I'll keep an eye on it over the weekend and perhaps drop it off Monday morning on the way to work since Sharon will be here.

I made rounds, checked locks and found one Chris must have missed with the break in. It's full of stuff. I put a lock on it and left a message for the tenant.

A lot of places are closed today so it may be a slow, peaceful and restful day which will be a huge blessing. I'm working on my sale prep for next week and that will take a bit of time.

Wishing you all a blessed day......take good care of yourselves. I'll do the same here.


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I guess I should have made it more clear ...I did cook for Thanks Giving...I just didn't do my usual big meal with turkey etc..I appreciate you taking the time to respond Kim..but I didn't agree with everything..I always give thanks for what God has given me and most certainly gave thanks with my family this Thanks Giving. Please know Bren, that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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May your day be blessed, your spirits lifted and heart lightened today, Ladies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and I'm smiling, knowing I'll be in yours as well. Our group may be small but God knit our hearts together in love and I'm so thankful for each of you.

It's so lovely here today, bright and sunny and tomorrow is supposed to hit 78! Hooya! On my facebook reminder thing, 4 years ago on 11-23, I was hacking ice...thick ice off my car, to get ready for work. I pray to never see a hard winter like that again. I'd be OK with a bit of snow but the sleet, ice etc. just scares me! More so after my fall and resulting frozen shoulder.

I'm working on my chore list, a bit at a time today and tomorrow, I go back to work. We had a break in on Monday night apparently, with 7 units hit. Holidays are a bad time for that and they usually wait until the office is closed and no one is out making rounds... but of course they come in mostly at night, too. I hate when these things happen.

Enjoy your day, and I'll be dropping by "cyberly" to visit so save an imaginary spot for me. Love y'all......

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Well said, Kim. Missy, I've gone through periods of "division" (for want of a better word) from various family members, and right now my youngest still cuts me off. I pray for reconciliation, but even more, that she'd be reconciled to CHRIST - because a relationship with Christ is of utmost importance. Yes, it hurts, but God has given me so many other loving relationships through Christ, in the church - the local body I attend and the Church Universal.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, girls - You also are a part of my family in Christ, and 'though I've only met ONE of you in person (Diana), I know we can have a reunion in Heaven. Thanks be to God!


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Missy, you need to decide where your joy and peace is going to come from. I still cry now and again when I think of my family, but I'm not depressed about them. They made their choice and I actually am sad for them, not me. I chose to follow Jesus - I'm happy for me. I did the right thing even if it meant losing my family - all of them! They chose the wrong way, and by their own lips they knew that it would cost them their relationship with me, but they chose that way anyway. I can't help their choices, but I can help how I respond to those choices. I must love Jesus more than I love them, and that means in my demeanor as well as in my words. Ask this question of yourself honestly - do you love Jesus more than your family? Would you give up your family for Jesus? If deep in your heart you can say yes to those questions, then you don't have anything to be depressed about, because you are being obedient to God and that is more important than anything else - no matter the cost. Yes, it hurts, but it shouldn't cost you celebrating a day of giving Thanks to God, even if you are the only one giving thanks! Bren is giving thanks physically alone, but not in her spirit and not without me there in her heart. It will be the same with you! There may be trials in my day, but I plan on making it a day of thanks to God, because I have so much to be thankful for. Look for the positives, and be thankful! You are loved!

Praise the Lord no headaches for two days. God is very good!

Oh, Bren, there is a free Kindle book, Colors of Christmas that a friend reviewed that she said she really enjoyed. It's by Olivia Newport and there are two stories in the book. I haven't read it yet so I don't know for sure that it is clean, but she didn't say it wasn't! LOL! And Olivia Newport is usually clean.

Well, I hope that y'all have an awesome evening and an even better day tomorrow. Truly!

God bless, Kim

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Thanks Kim!

I've felt guilty since talking with Debbie, Saturday... and we were both angry and "showing out"...and that's NOT the way I want to behave. "I" know better! Praying for us all...and leaving the results in God's hands. He knows all the details and doesn't need any instructions from me or anyone else on how to handle things.

Well, perhaps this will turn about right with the bed. I sure hope so. At least you've talked to some folks who can check things out at their end. If it's an Amazon error and it may be, I hope they make it right for all of you.

I've been a real slug for two days. I need to get up and go....and get some things done. I think I'll make a quick run to the store....and check that tire again. It wasn't any lower yesterday.
Glad to amuse you! With the heat of summer and the strong winds we have here, it's a wonder we still have the roofs attached! It's funny, the "visuals" that come to mind!

Missy, I'm praying for rest, recovery and peace for you in the time ahead. I'm hoping that in your prayer time, God will direct you and give some clear instruction on the health and heart issues. He sees your pain and loves you beyond comprehension. You need release and relief.
Love and prayers for us all....

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My daughter and son are driving down to see Mom on Thanksgiving..I don't know what to feel anymore...I'm not even cooking this year for T.G. my sugar is crazy..I'm depressed...I feel horrible...I am just going to pray pray pray...and be thankful for my little family...and I am truly thankful for what God has given me!

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I was praying about this bed situation after I talked to the company that makes the bed (should have done some praying beforehand too!) They are going to do some checking for me to see if they can figure out what happened. One of the people I talked to said that I'm not the only one complaining. Another lady said that Amazon is the third party seller; another lady sent me on to another lady who is the one who is going to look into it for me. I told her I just wanted to know who the distributor was when I bought the bed so I can ask him why I never received the bed. I told her that it was a ridiculously low price, I know that, but I still want to know why the sale didn't go forward. I also explained that because of physical problems I really need the bed and needed it then. She was going to get in touch with the adjustable bed side of the company (which is the number that I called, but I first ended up with a receptionist, then the legal department, then the mattress department - sigh!) Why give different numbers if they don't lead you to the right department in the first place??? Well, praise the Lord, someone is going to do some checking. I asked the Lord to intervene and if after this there were still no answers I was just going to let it go.

I was thinking about your situation with these people, Bren and several passages came to mind.
1 Pt. 3:8-12
To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 10 for, “LET HIM WHO MEANS TO LOVE LIFE AND SEE GOOD DAYS REFRAIN HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING GUILE. 11 AND LET HIM TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; LET HIM SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT. 12 FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE UPON THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL.”

Ro. 12:17-21
17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all me. 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. 20 “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS UPON HIS HEAD,” 21 Do not be over-come by evil,but overcome evil with good.

Gal. 5:22f
"but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

These are just a few of the ones that come to mind. Be at peace and let God deal with the ones causing the trouble. Let the Lord work out in your own hearts more love, more patience and a deeper walk with Him through this situation. Praise Him rather than grumbling. Look at the situation as a growing time rather than a difficult time. The devil hates praise to God.

Bummer about the tire. Praise the Lord it wasn't all the way flat. I'm sorry, but I giggled when I read about them popping out of the roof, that was just a funny picture to me!

Still cold here. Brrr! I wish I could get used to it. I keep forgetting to put on my wrap. I need to find where I put that thing! LOL!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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Debbie, at the other office is very vocal (and can be mean) about all this and tho the bosses allow it from her....the rest of us are questioned.or ignored...so we grumble and as you said....go on about our business...I say "Our" business because ours is the only business we have any control over and we all need to work as long as we can. We need to can the grumbling as well since it just makes us tired.

Well, the plot thickens, it seems on the bed issue! I hope you get some resolution to your advantage somehow. Amazon gets a lot of business from you and this isn't good practice.

That sounds miserable....I pray for relief and that this doesn't develop into an even more troublesome issue.

Yesterday was a really lazy, lounge about day for me. I'd cleaned the kitchen Sunday, before work so that was done, meals were heat and eat so didn't make much of a mess there. Today, I'll get some things done to and sort the fridge and freezer again. It's a pile in there right now. I'll do up some veggie containers for snacks before I have to toss produce again.

I went out for yesterday's mail and checked my tire. Walking on that hard, gravelly stuff was not a good idea for my poor feet. My tire was a bit low on Sunday so I may have picked up a screw at work. They pop out of the roof tin and are scattered all over the property. I'll get it checked soon....and repaired if it does have something in it.

We're to have temps in the low-high 60's for a week it seems and I check the PM temps for any frosty stuff . Yesterday was beautiful...very sunny and bright, around 73.

I hope you all have a good time with the family for Thanksgiving. I'll be enjoying the day here and my prayers will be for others who have no place to be....there are so many. Prayers also for those away from home and family...like our military, hospital and EMS providers etc.

I'm going to get my To Do list put together...and get started on it after my second cup of coffee....Love and prayers for all our ladies today...

In all things, I will acknowledge Christ, my Savior and strength of my life.
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You need a complaint box where you can let the bosses know you are not happy with how these two are taking advantage of you and Sharon. Mostly though, I guess all you can do is do your job the best you can and not let their slackness cause you to stumble in your walk with Jesus. We are responsible for ourselves and our response, not for them. They will answer to God for themselves and we will answer to God for ourselves, that's what it all boils down to in the end.

Woke with another bad headache this morning. Sinus related. I was very congested. The Lord again was merciful and it lasted only a short while. Praise the Lord. I have been having some blood and some yellow in my morning nose blows, but I think it's more in the nostrils than in my sinuses. I've been taking a decongestant when I go to bed at night but it just doesn't last long enough. I may have to ask my doctor what I should do, but I don't know if there is anything I can do other than go ahead and get this adjustable bed so I can be more upright and drain! Oh, on that note, I found an old e-mail and saw that Amazon was the one who was selling the bed and not a third party distributor, so I am going to send another e-mail to them and ask them to explain themselves, or give me the name of the distributor so I can send a note to them so they can explain themselves.

Well, I will let you get back to whatever you were doing. Love ya

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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Thanks Kim! For the thoughts on Thanksgiving. Yep...I'll be home just hanging out with Jesus for the holidays and being thankful for the days off.

I found a new item at Wal-Mart. they are chicken smoked sausage and are delicious. It's not the brand that had maybe iffy stuff, but Wal-Mart's and are cheaper than the last ones I tried. I'm sure once folks start buying them, the price will go up. I did another pick up order yesterday then went there this morning before work for a few more items for the office. That means I'm at work early so won't feel a bit guilty, taking some me time.

Chris is becoming a problem like Tommie...taking off all the time, saying to Sharon "I don't really feel like doing anything today"....and NOT doing anything! His wife calls constantly so he stays on his cell all day, she shows up at the offices wherever he's at and a lot of his time is spent with her or doing family stuff when he's on duty. He had asked for Wednesday off before Thanksgiving and when I said I'd see him Friday...he said no you won't...I won't be here. He "assumed" we were off Friday after Thanksgiving. I told him we were not and never have been. But needless to say he will be....for another 5 days off. None of us are happy with him....or Tommie....not that it makes any difference at all. I'm sure Tommie will wrangle extra days off as well tho she's had apx. 28 or more days off already.

It's a beautiful day...sunny, tho still a bit windy and a high of 61 expected. I'll go ahead and start my work list....enjoy your day....

In all things, I will acknowledge Christ, my Savior and strength of my life.
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Oh, Missy, I'm with you sweetie - Jesus coming back sounds so wonderful. We need to make sure that we are ready because I believe it could be any day (but then again, it could be another hundred years while the Father gives other's time to repent! Only He knows the hour). I can't image it being very long though, the world is groaning with the birth pangs. It is a day of Thanksgiving and I can't see you having much to be thankful for if you went to be with your mom and sister on that day. You and your family would be miserable. Make it a day of joy and thanksgiving with your family. Oh, I heard on some TV show that the pictures on Facebook were people's A side of the record - the good side - you don't see the B side, the side nobody plays. People put up the happy pictures, the ones they want you to see, not the ones that maybe show the unhappier side of their lives. Remember that next time you are browsing through - there's more on the other side. And never forget that verse I shared awhile ago, that when your parent deserts you, God takes you up!

We are going to be with family on that day and not sure how it is going to turn out. There are going to be some folks there that aren't family but close to my SIL and they are a bit challenging to be around. We don't plan on staying a long time unless the Lord leads otherwise. Right now Christmas will be spent at home! It's more important to us to spend it with Jesus and in the right attitude than being with family who don't really care if they spend it with Jesus.

Oh dear, I almost had to do shots for weight loss, but my insurance wouldn't pay for it. Phew! You can do this, Missy. Apply that go-get-'em attitude that you have with your walking to this. You walked when you were hurting from other things because you were dedicated to it, you were disciplined to do it. If you make up your mind to something, you accomplish it. I know that you can do this too even though it is hard. You first need to allow your body to acclimate. Figure out what this medication is doing to your body and then make sure that you are eating to make it as easy on your body as possible. If this medication is sucking things out of your body or putting something into your body and then you aren't giving your body back in the right proportions what it needs, then your body is getting very confused and not responding properly. You need to figure out how to balance yourself. Like Bren said, it's like starting over. But - you can do this! I have not a single doubt in my mind about that!

Monday is a new day and we will start this week eating more healthfully and moving more! We will be more mindful of what goes into our mouths and make better choices so that on Thursday we can share our meal with our family without having to worry about every bite. I know that you usually don't share your meal with someone Bren, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers on Thursday!

I love you both.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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