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We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow last night. Wade wasn't sure if he was going to have to go into work last night to make sure that he would be able to make his shift this morning, but the roads weren't bad late last night, so he decided to go ahead and go in early this morning. He made it just fine. The plowed our street late this morning, after our neighbor's boy got to ride his little round sled down the street. our street has a slight incline to it. His dad was holding his little sister and pushing the sled down the incline with his foot. The little boy was whooping when he go just a few feet. Eventually dad just grabbed the collar of his coat and pulled him down the incline. Gave me quite a chuckle. They should have gone on the cross street, there is a really steep hill there!

I'm just working on staying warm today, although it really isn't very cold. I went out to feed the birds and was surprised at how warm it was. I guess those super cold days made the thirties feel balmy!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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

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


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Yes Kim! I've tried before to "turn the topic" as it were with my co-worker when really (with a capital R) has a problem with the one I've "gossiped" about before! I've said...she needs prayer, as we all do...and it's not our place to judge HER behavior when our own needs addressing emoticon I live alone but can still get in trouble with my mouth! In more ways than one!

We had more rain last night and beautiful, fluffy snow this morning. I had 5 cold cats waiting for breakfast on the half wet sidewalk. Poor kitties. I had six yesterday with two of my Toms back.

I'm off to play catch up........have a blessed and cozy day today. I will as well. emoticon

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Very good, Bren. It's not an easy thing to do because you don't want to offend the person telling you the gossip - but better to hurt the offenders feelings than to sin. When I ask y'all to pray for someone, I go back and make sure that I haven't told too much of the situation, because that is such an easy way to gossip about something.

Wow, I have been light-headed all day. My ears are clogged. I did do my nebulizer and that helped - praise the Lord for that contraption! I tried to do my incision site but realized that I couldn't see what I was doing without my glasses! I ended up leaving my glasses on and doing it underneath the lens, since the incision is just at the edge of the lens. Oh brother!

Not much else going on with my day, just trying to keep my head on my neck. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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

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


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Hee hee...RS in pants!

Bren, that was a great devotional - thanks so much for sharing that!


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This applied to me this morning as I wanted to tag the five plus piles of dog poo my nasty neighbors have left behind on my little patch of grass outside my door. I stared down the son as he was ready to leave another deposit when I opened my door. It's nasty...but so are my thoughts about it emoticon

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

How to Keep Your Lips Zipped
KAREN EHMAN

"Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!" Psalm 141:3 (ESV)

I still remember the first time I witnessed the power of zipped lips.

Sitting around my tiny dorm room with a group of girls in college, the topic of someone else on campus came up. One by one, everyone chimed in and shared their opinion about this person.

That is, everyone but my roommate. She sat silently on the bed, staring out the window. Even when another girl asked directly, "Don’t you think so, too?" she said nothing.

Finally, someone asked if she was listening. Her reply was classic. "Oh, yes. I am listening all right. And I don’t think I have anything to say. We shouldn’t be talking like this behind her back."

The silence that followed was deafening. But I learned a good lesson.

My roommate was right. None of us would want others to talk about us, so why were we so eager to talk? Yes, perhaps the most effective way to avoid gossip is to simply keep our lips zipped. And if you want another powerful tool to do that, you might try what I started doing a few years back.

Make a Promise; Keep a Commitment

Years ago, I received a call from someone wanting to know if I’d read the newspaper that day. I hadn’t.

But I didn’t need to see it, because the caller then related all the details about a news story* from the small town where I lived at the time. They asked if I knew a person mentioned in the article — who’d just been arrested for a horrific offense.

I did know the person. A close relative of theirs was a friend. My heart ached as I imagined what my friend might be experiencing since she was totally blindsided by the situation. Soon my phone started ringing and I heard the computer alerting me to new email messages.

Knowing it was wrong to talk about this situation, I chose not to pick up the phone and ignored the emails for fear someone might mention the incident to me. I wanted so much to honor God — and my friend — and avoid gossiping about this situation. It was then that I felt God nudge me, saying, "Really? Then tell her that."

So I sent my friend a text. I said she was loved and treasured, that I could not imagine what she was going through, and then added this note: "I just want you to know that I will not be talking about this situation to anyone other than God. Please let me know how I can pray for you. And if you want to talk or need anything at all, call or text me. We love you."

I wanted (and needed!) the Lord to help me refrain from idle talk about what was happening to this family. The author of Psalm 141:3, today’s key verse, obviously need the same help when he wrote: "Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips."

By contacting my friend and making a direct commitment to her, I felt like I had set a "guard over my mouth." And if I ever felt tempted to bring up the situation, I zipped my lips before any words emerged. I simply would not go back on a promise to a friend or to God. Making this commitment to my friend was life-changing. Because I promised her I would not gossip, I didn’t. (Thank God for that!)

If someone else brought up the situation, I said I’d promised my friend not to discuss the situation with anyone besides her and God. The promise helped me refrain from gossiping, and encouraged a few other people to do the same.

In our gossip-rich culture, the choice to remain silent will be hard. But like the psalmist, we can ask God for help, knowing He’ll be a faithful guard over the door of our lips.

Lord, help me honor You with my words. Please set a guard over my mouth when I’m tempted to say something that will hurt You and someone else. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Proverbs 10:19, "Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut." (NLT)

Proverbs 20:19, "A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much." (NIV)














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That's cute! RS in pants emoticon That's awesome Shel....you're doing great.

We had a lot of melt off yesterday but more rain and the streets need to dry a bit. When I wrecked my truck, I hit a patch of ice smaller than my kitchen table and it takes less than that for an accident.

I'm putting off my shopping until next Tuesday. That's soon enough. I just can't get excited about it today. My freezer is almost empty and that's a good thing! I have eight bags of veggies, two of berries and a half bag of ice in it. I cleaned it yesterday in preparation for the new haul. Now to clear out the fridge and it's freezer. I lost? some containers somewhere. I have about 20 or so lids in there but no containers so I've put them somewhere in here and need to find them.

I'm off to do the kitchen and a search and seizure of sorts.

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That's awesome, Shel! They were doing, "You know it's really cold when..." jokes on Fox News one morning, and one of the punch lines was "...when Richard Simmons puts on pants." Heeheehee!

It's cold here today with a splash of snow on the ground. I'm huddled in front of my heaters.

Not much else going on today. I'm waiting for Wade to get home to take care of my face. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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

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


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emoticon For the first time in what seems like AGES since my hip really began to bother me, I did a 15 minute portion of this Richard Simmons workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-KF
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very low impact, but more than I've BEEN doing. I may have gone on to do more, but I figured it would be better to go at this slowly. I may do more later today or wait till tomorrow and go for 20. Anyway...I'm happy about it! emoticon


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I was sure hoping you could get in sooner too Missy. Praying for God's healing touch, comfort and provision...while you wait, and after.

Kim, I'm so glad this part is done and yes, we're praying it's not a spot of cancer.

Diane, that's really neat...giving a talk at your TOPS chapter. You will do very well. Reminds me of the OA conference I attended too many years ago to count. I met some great, loving people at my OA meetings.

For a couple of days I had no cats at the buffet. Five were back this morning emoticon I can't touch them all but I love them all. That little loud, fluffy grey one needs some serious loving!

Yesterday was a long, slow, stressful day at the office. Before leaving at 5:00, I'd sloshed water on the windshield to thaw the ice and by the time I got in the car it was frozen again. My feet stayed cold all day and I was longing for the comforts of home emoticon The streets stayed icy all day. It will take awhile to thaw them enough to drive safely. I'd be in serious trouble if I lived in a state with major weather issues.

I'll finish up here and then get started on my TO DO list....Kitchen and closets.....

Blessings to all of you!

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We will keep praying, Missy!

God bless, Kim

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

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


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I should have read here first..Kim...lol...I just posted on the challenge I only received Shel's weigh in...now all I need is sweet Bren..and I will post tomorrow:)

I have been sick all day...

Kim, glad you got it taken off...I will pray that it was NOT cancer!!

I go March 12 ..for my surgery...I was so upset that he could not get me in sooner...it is so unpleasant...suffering through this..

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We are rather balmy here today! Woohoo!

Diana, that was good. I am learning some things myself. Recently after my blood work, I learned that I am below the normal range for my potassium. Now, I eat things with potassium in them, so we aren't sure why my potassium is low. I read a list of things that have potassium in them and several things on that list are things that I have said "NO" to because they don't have much nutritional value, like white potatoes - high on the glycemic index, but also high on the potassium index - something that I should be eating. The same with bananas. They are about midway on the potassium index, but high on the glycemic index. White beans are the highest; leafy greens (carbs); white potatoes (carbs); dried apricots (carbs); baked acorn squash (carbs);
(yogurt) protein; salmon (protein); avacados (? doesn't matter, I don't like them); white mushrooms (carbs ?); bananas (carbs). These are the top 10. For someone on a high protein/low carb diet my options aren't very good - but I do eat several of these during the week and some of them often. So, saying "NO" to some things may not be an option - but eating them in moderation may have to be. We have to learn what we need and then we have to adjust our diets to give our bodies what we need in right portions. I'm learning what carbs, fats and proteins do for me. I didn't know that good fats help my body to absorb the nutrients that I eat until very recently. I'd always eaten a very low fat diet trying to keep my cholesterol in control. Between my nexium and my diet I was probably robbing my body of nutrients. Because I have to cut back on carbs (because they make my triglycerides go too high), I have to make the most of the ones that I do eat. It's been really fascinating learning these things.

I went to the dermatologist today and had the bump cut off from under my eye. She took one look at it and said it had to go. My whole visit there took less than 30 minutes. My face is a bit swollen, but there is no pain now. The laser burning the wound after she cut it was a bit unpleasant, but other than that it really wasn't bad at all. Please pray that all will go well with the healing and that it isn't cancer. I think it looked ugly because of all the picking I had done with it.

Oh, Missy, I was 214 this morning.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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

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We have 20 here Shel, WC of 9. Good thinking on keeping her home. It's bitterly cold at your place. I consider mine a "wild winter" emoticon
My boss knew I'd used vinegar to thaw my car...he could smell it! I'm glad I didn't slosh any on me. Even parked under the shed last night it was covered in ice and snow. Made me right unhappy. emoticon I did slide a bit coming to work...when stopped at a light and trying to go again.

Tomorrow is supposed to get up to 40 and Wednesday 55...good shopping day...tomorrow will be closet and kitchen day. emoticon

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I have been enjoying salads! I have been doing the exercises assigned by the PT...and this morning when I got on the scale it was finally below 210! I am encouraged!

Kids go back to school today, although my oldest granddaughter, who has to WALK, is being kept home because of the temp. My DD said -1, with a windchill of about -20, was too cold to send her daughter out, as short as the walk may be. I don't blame her! We have Netflix and plenty of edjumucational options.




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Diana - that was "food for thought" ! emoticon


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Hi ladies, I am giving a talk at my T.O.P.S. chapter this monday, (if we don't cancel, we have cancelled that last 4 because of winter storms and ffffridget temps).

What has been on my heart lately is the word 'Nourishment', and how it applies, or does not to the word 'diet'.

Instead of focusing on what we cannot have or what we "must ' have, the Lord has been making me see that the choice I often have is to whether to nourish myself or not. Following is a compilation of definitions and inspirations dealing with nourishment as well as words meaning the oposite of nourishment.


Let me know what you think.

NOURISHMENT

1. provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition:

"I was doing everything I could to nourish and protect the baby"

synonyms: feed · provide for · sustain · maintain

§ enhance the fertility of (soil):

"a clay base nourished with plant detritus"

2. keep (a feeling or belief) in one's mind, typically for a long time:

"he has long nourished an ambition to bring the show to Broadway"

synonyms: cherish · nurture · foster · harbor · nurse · entertain · maintain ·

hold · have







Nourishment of thought

The life you experience is nourished by the thoughts you think. What kind of nourishment are your current thoughts providing?

When your thoughts are filled with fear, with criticism, with anger, worry and selfishness, those are the things that will nourish you. You’ll surely experience disappointment, anxiety and unhappiness as a result.

Instead, let thoughts of kindness, love, faith, hope and goodness fill your mind. You’ll be nourished by those thoughts into the experience of joy, happiness, good health and achievement.

Imagine how lousy you would feel if you ate a diet of nothing but junk food. Giving your life a diet of nothing but negative, limiting thoughts can have the same effect.

Thinking does not make it so. Thinking provides you with the nourishment you need to make it so. Make that nourishment of positive thoughts the best it can be. And your life will benefit greatly.

— Ralph Marston


Quotes About Nourishment

“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”
― Amit Ray

“How would your life be different if...You were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, and the media you watch, listen to, or read? Let today be the day...You pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being today.”
― Steve Maraboli, The Power of One


“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

“For life we need three things only: nourishment, love, and peace.”
― Debasish Mridha

“Gardeners know that you must nourish the soil if you want healthy plants. You must water the plants adequately, especially when seeds are germinating and sprouting, and they should be planted in a nutrient-rich soil. Why should nutrition matter less in the creation of young humans than it does in young plants? I'm sure that it doesn't.”
― Ina May Gaskin, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

“Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“Businesses, like babies and books, need nurturing, time, energy, love, planning and, yes, money to develop, grow and prosper.”
― Rachael Bermingham


“Differ though we might with Christianity's view of what precisely our souls need, it is hard to discredit the provocative underlying thesis, which seems no less relevant in the secular realm than in the religious one--that we have within us a precious, childlike, vulnerable core which we should nourish and nurture on its turbulent journey through life.”
― Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

“With the right treatment, love, and care the world is a better place.”
― Ana Monnar

“You have to be the nourishment for other people’s souls until they learn to feed on God.” Oswald Chambers”
― Oswald Chambers




“Our talents are living things, we give birth to them, nourish them till they grow and become immortal.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson



“A balanced diet to make you die with a tea, consists of holding two bags of cookies on each hand and a voracious hunger to consume.”
― Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual



In a culture caught up in brand name diets, and “detoxifying” lifestyles, it’s quite easy to get sucked into the latest low-fat diet or sugar-free fad. All of us want to be healthier, and all of us want to feed our families the optimal, nutritive foods. So how do we sort through the mind-numbing array of choices, and how do we know what’s best for us individually? Rebecca is already doing a series on Common Sense Eating and I don’t plant to overlap her too much, but this issue has come up SO much for me lately in conversations, consultations and my personal life that I just need to take this moment to say a few things.

· As Rebecca pointed out in a recent post, we’re all different, and so we most likely all need somewhat different diets. We can’t expect to eat just like our best friend or colleague and have the same results. Looking to ethnicity and the land we live on can both provide us with valuable clues to what might be helpful for us to eat.

· Although it’d be nice to go completely with the “if I want it, it must be good for me” approach to eating, we sometimes have to face the hard truth that food allergies, insulin resistance or less than quality food can negatively effect our bodies, even if it tastes good or comforts us emotionally. In my practice, it is most often the area of nutrition where people just refuse to comply, going so far as to say they’d rather remain chronically ill than give up bread, or dairy, or soy, or whatever they happen to be having trouble with. Even if that means life-long lower quality health, or even a quicker death in the cases of some people. Having watched a family member slowly kill himself with food, I’m terribly intimate with the reality that no one can initiate change for us, it’s choice we have to make for ourselves. However, being honest about refusing to change is better than denial of the whole situation.

· Of course, it’s equally harmful to cling to our carefully created food plan and freak out over any variance. Calling ourselves bad people because we just at a two foot pile of pancakes with syrup on top is probably not nourishing on any level. And it’s usually better to have the pancakes, than to become so neurotic and obsessed with pancakes that we eventually have a junk food binge. Beware of becoming a diet dictator for yourself or other people.

· Food itself is neither good nor bad, of course. However, some of what we call food doesn’t deserve its title. Avoid all “foods” that come in boxes or have ingredients.

· Adapt with your body and the situation. Things change, bodies change. Sometimes even the “facts” change, allowing our perceptions and ideas to adapt as well will make food a far less painful subject.

· Enjoy the process of creating food. Even if our diet is severely limited by health or finances, we can make the cooking process a beautiful and enjoyable one. Cook with the best ingredients and finest kitchenware you can lay your hands on, and put your heart into it.

· Once you actually decide what to eat, turn off your brain. Sit down, be quiet, light a candle and say yum.

Ah, I feel better now.

cultivate
• sustain
• tend
• attend
• comfort
• encourage
• foster
• furnish
• maintain
• nurse
• nurture
• promote
• provide
• supply
• support


Antonyms for nourish
• abandon
• ignore
• neglect
• condemn
• deprive
• discourage
• hurt
• take
• starve

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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


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My DD in Ireland had ordered a bunch of clothes on sale for my grandson and had them shipped to me, since they didn't ship internationally. I threw in some Dr. Seuss type books for the little guy, and it cost about 75 to mail the package. I told her I'd cover it - like a birthday present. She said pickings are pretty slim for little boys' clothes there. She got some nice Carters on sale.

I had a big salad for breakfast today! MMMM, produce! So yummy!


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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

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Since you couldn't put off your visit, I put off mine Kim emoticon I discovered I had ONE more refill on my meds which will put me knocking on the door of June when I "have" to see him. June 2 looks good.

I had to have a cyst removed from under my eye when I was about 14.....praying your bump is benign and you have no more troubles. I'd have done the same, just hope it healed up before action was needed.

We hit 80 here yesterday! Wild winds came along...but it sure beat the harsh winter of a lot of state. Our next cold front moves in tonight and expected high for Monday is 26! That's a big swing.

I'm cooking my wilty kale this morning. It was limp and wimpy. I'll have some with my beans for lunch today. emoticon

I was back at 204 this morning emoticon I got on the scale three times and got the same number. Woohoo! My BP and sugar are coming down too and I am so thankful. I felt really bad for awhile. I don't want to do that again.

I'm going to play for a bit then get ready for work... Be blessed ladies.......and have a good weekend emoticon

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The only thing with taking the cleaner to my computer is having to re-sign in to all of the sites I regularly go to!

Well, the dermatologist called today and they had a cancellation for Monday, so I can see them a lot sooner than I thought. I was hoping that it would be later and this bump under my eye would heal and we would see that it isn't a cancer and I could just cancel the appointment - but alas it isn't to be. The Lord knows better than I do what I need though! After I see her, this will be the last appointment until June - Lord willing.

My Thomas Kinkade print should be coming any day now. Not sure what is happening with the first one. We tried to mail it back, but UPS wanted $54.+ to send it back so we nixed that. I'm not sure if Wade took it to other places or if it is sitting in the basement waiting for that - but if we can't get the shipping down into the $20-$25 range we are going to keep it and just give it to someone as a gift - probably Mom, which means, we will eventually have two of the same picture in the house with two different frames. But she really likes Thomas Kinkade too. Ah well! Life is full of fun twists and turns.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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My friend/coworker said she'd take me running around today so my poor daughter won't have to. I told her I'll treat her to dinner after all of it.

I took a shower in preparation to face the world. Wish it wasn't so COLD! Shel


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I probably need to do something to mine as well...I don't do regular "maintenance" tasks/

My son called again last night and this is so cool....he and Charlotte went over yesterday to spend some time with long lost family and meet some he'd never met before...(half sisters and the like)
He got to spend a few minutes alone with his Dad, and he placed pictures of his two kids in Jimmy's pocket, kissed him on the forehead and said goodbye.
The family collected money for a hotel room for he and Charlotte, right across from the funeral home. What a blessing!
He said there were so many people there and that's a great send off for him. Even tho they haven't seen Allen in all these years, they are warm and welcoming and he fit right in. Someone told him that Jimmy had wanted to find him for the past five years and that made him feel really good. My ex-SIL said via FB that Allen was "an awesome" guy...and it's a blessing he could be there with them all.

Made my heart happy......and knowing he had returned to God is the greatest gift of all.

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I need to put CCleaner on this this hard drive!

Wow, I've already forgotten what I have just read in the last posts!!!

Missy, let us know about your surgery date! Shel, let us know how things work out for your knee.

Went to the doctor's today for the follow-up for my bloodwork. Everything was pretty good. My potassium was below the normal range so I am going to be taking a supplement for that. I've had trouble with that for several years now. This is the first time it's gone below normal range. The doctor also suggested bariatric surgery again because of my back. The quicker I get the weight off the sooner I will find more relief for the pain in my back because right now there really isn't any other answer - but I can't see that as an answer either - that is rather drastic. I am just going to have to be more strict on myself in my high protein/low carb diet. I purchased the Kindle version of the Trim Healthy Mamas book and will get busy reading it and learning what that is all about. He also saw this bump under my eye that I have been messing with and thought that it looked like a skin cancer. I don't really know what it is, it just bothers me and I have been trying to scratch it off of my face. He suggested that I go to see a dermatologist. He would have cut it off himself, but since it is in the middle of my face he thought a bit more finesse was called for. We also talked about my tinnitus - which he said the ENT doc would probably do a bunch of tests to rule out a bunch of problems and end up saying there's nothing we can do - but you don't have this list of things wrong with you. Well, I've had the problem for three years so it's not likely that I have those problems so we will go on like we are with that. And that's the gist of it!

Still cold with some snow and ice still around too. Things should be warming up a bit this weekend though.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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I wish it was today...Bren:)

Yes, we see those advertisements..cause they track our cookies...they see what we are looking at...I delete my cookies..daily:)

love yall ladies

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Kim, I've noticed that too - like when I got my electric shovel, all of a sudden I get all these sidebars about electric shovels.

Yesterday I let the 3 other kids make stuff from clay. When the twin boy said he wanted to make a house, though, I had to say no - "This clay is my income, and a house would take a lot." They all made pinch pots. I suggested they give them to their mom for Mother's Day.

I made an appointment for tomorrow with the orthopod, for my left KNEE. I want to know how soon I can get THAT joint replaced - within parameters allowed by my insurance as well. My hope is to do it when school is out so I can recover during vacation, because I know I can't get disability again till a year after THIS session ends in May.
It'll be my first time out since I came home from the hospital, and my DD will drive - she has a permit. I will also ask her to take me to the post office and western union so I can take care of THOSE matters while I'm out.

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I thought you were going in today for surgery? Am I confused or what?

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I go to Surgeon in 2 hours for consult...to schedule surgery...hopefully soon...I will let ya'll know...prayers appreciated...:)

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Oh yes, that is my hope and prayer too Kim.

I've noticed that a lot, when I have searched for things or ordered them, I'll get side ads for days of that company or product! Like Woman Within, Keurig coffees etc. I just ordered a sample pack last week when I ordered new test strips. I get a lot of diabetes related side bars...

I got a FB update four hours ago...they were in Mississippi at that time. I'll be thinking of them all and praying for them in the days ahead.

Missy goes in the 19th...tomorrow...for surgery so let's keep her in prayer.

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I hope that all goes well. Mostly I hope that people think of their own eternal souls and turn their hearts to Jesus during this time with your ex, Bren. That is the most important thing.

We had sun this morning, then a snow flurry and now the sun is shining again. That's okay with me, I don't want so much snow that Wade can't get home! Jake stayed out most of yesterday, but he has stayed in his bed today! Hmmmm, there is an ad from Amazon for Potassium citrate to the right of this box here, and just yesterday I did a search on Amazon for that very same thing - kind of spooky!

Y'all have a great evening. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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I called my son yesterday to let him know his dad had died and gave him the service arrangements. The family is taking him back to Alabama for burial and I wanted Allen to have the option of going.
I gave Allen his uncle's number in case he needs some direction. I think it will be good to have family contact after all these years, even in such a sad time of reunion. His burial will be Friday. I have no idea how those things work...transport and all. I'm glad he is going home tho and will be in the same cemetery as other family members.

It's such a lovely day here today! Sunshine and 60 expected. Very nice. Makes me want to play outside...or take a nap.

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Woohoo, someone to follow in your footsteps, Shel!

We have snow and ice on the ground - and Hickory and come to a screeching halt! LOL! Jake has been out most of the day too, he is really enjoying this cold weather.

Well, I am sending back my original Thomas Kinkade print - it came with a "gold" frame - a gaudy gold frame - not looking like the one we saw on line. It was lighter and shinier. We can send it back for a refund which they will decide if we get once it is back in their hands and they see it is in like new condition. I did go ahead and order another one with a different frame - a smaller sage green frame! The picture is slightly larger too. It was 25% off and tax free. Although we didn't pay tax on the first one either - I wanted to make sure that there was no tax on the second one so we ordered it on the day they were offering a tax free day. Let's hope this is sage green and not lime green - LOL! I'm keeping it no matter what the frame looks like! It's going on the fireplace too!

Time to rest my back. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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Well, I'm not exactly getting DOWN in the tub - I use a shower chair. But at least I'm getting clean!

PT came today and is pleased with my progress. She'll come again next week, and then said she probably won't need to come any more.

Today is my grandson's day to do clay. He's been bugging me all day - "Nina, when are we gonna make stuff?" SO, I told him just recently, in about a half hour - I want to Spark first.


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Thanks Shel....

That's good that she has an interest and can be a helper "apprentice" to you. Hey, you have a good reason for any increase and it will come off with the care you take in portion control and activity. Getting into the tub by yourself already is awesome! I know you'll be glad when you can safely get more movement in.

I'm doing laundry and cleaning today. I was a slug yesterday for the most part...I did however, do my lifts with 3 # weights while watching wrestling. I did 10 sets of 15 lifts and my arms were weak and wobbly. So I'll do it again tonight emoticon

Have a blessed and productive day all...I will at my place. I'll aim higher today emoticon

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Bren, sorry for your loss...Diana, sorry for your insurance issues.

I've been teaching my oldest granddaughter the ropes about firing ceramics. She'll be 13 in June - so really old enough to be an even bigger help with the business. Plus, she's developing her own style and has made some cute pieces, which I think are good enough to sell on my table.

Well, I weighed myself this morning...I'll report it. I'm not too happy, but I'm also not surprised, given the circumstances. I must be more careful with my portions especially while I am unable yet to resume heavier activity. Shel


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12/13/12: 208
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1/30/13: 202
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Thank you Kim!

I'll get myself over to the scale too....it's not pretty y'all emoticon

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Oh, Bren, I'm so sorry! You are in my prayers too.

Missy, I forgot to weigh this morning! Sigh. Sorry. I'll get on the scale in a bit, even if it will be a wee bit higher.

TTYL

Okay, I am 215. No change.

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God bless, Kim

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Thanks Missy! I need prayer...God knows every reason!

I'm so thankful for God's grace and mercy and while I always thanked Him for release from that relationship, I thanked Him for the gift that forgiveness was to me. In forgiving Jimmy, I forgave myself and released us both from the "debt" owed. Jimmy had the time and opportunity to turn back to God and I am truly thankful for that. So even in sorrow, there is joy...and I pray for those of his family in the days ahead, who have to say goodbye. I last saw him the day of Mom's funeral....and that was mine I suppose.

Speaking of prayer...you have top billing in ours this week, as you prepare for surgery again. I am so sorry that you have to face this again, but I remember how much pain you had for much too long after the last one. I'm praying for a speedy and complete healing this round and that you feel much better very soon.

BRRR! I just went out to fill the bird feeder and the ground is wet and icy cold! My poor feet are frosty.
I'll be staying in today and checking some things off my to-do list, a few minutes at a time. I was up drifting around late last night, watched a part of the movie Beloved....and then slept in until 6:30. So laundry will wait until tomorrow.

Diane, I am sorry to hear the insurance decision on your car! They take your money quick enough but pay out is a battle. I pray for God's provision and grace in every circumstance....for each of us today.

Love and hugs~

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I'm so sorry, Bren:( Keeping you in prayer

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My brother just called. Hubby one died last night. It's only been a few months since they found he had inoperable cancer and Donald said he just saw him two days go at the dollar store. Makes me really sad...and I hope he was ready. From what I'd heard, he was.

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Kim, you made me laugh - kale tasting too green!

My DD made chocolate banana muffins using oat flour she made with her bullet, and flax meal. She FORGOT the oil - but no matter, they turned out really nice. She gave a dozen to one of my coworkers, the one who drives us to work.

Today I took a bathy/shower all by myself, making sure to bring my grabber in case I dropped the scrubber. I am slowly making progress, but the weight is also slowly creeping back up - The only exercises I have done are the ones for range of motion and strength as prescribed by the PT. I'll bet I can do the seated cardio workout - following hip precautions of course. I'll have to give it a shot. I can't let the weight continue to rise like this! Shel


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12/13/12: 208
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I tried Kale once and it was too green tasting to me. Wade bought the mixed greens for awile, but it goes bad before we can finish off the container that we get at Sam's. We are back to baby spinach. It lasts longer and we can almost get the container done with before it starts going bad. I ate three or four salads out of the mixed stuff and with Wade eating from it too the container was only half gone when it started to go bad.

I am going to get a notebook out and write down stuff that I definitely want to remember and also the reference number for the bottom of the Kindle page, so I can find it again. I guess I could book mark a page, but if you get a bunch of those, wading through them is a bother too. I just started looking through it, so it will be awhile before I'm anywhere good! I'm so happy that you are finding success this time, Missy.

I got my expilator in the mail yesterday and gave it a try. There was one spot on my chin that just didn't want to give up its hairs and I made it hurt a bit so I gave up on those couple of hairs and just got out my mirror and tweezed them out of there! It worked great though. We'll see how long it lasts and if they new hairs come in nice and soft like they tout. I told Wade he was going to have to do this for me when I was old and decrepit!!! He didn't look too thrilled. Well, if he doesn't mind a wife with a beard... Ain't growing old fun!!! Again, whatever you do, do not shave any part of your face! You will regret it! LOL!

Well, I need to get to paying some bills. So I will let y'all go. Love ya


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Kim, as you know I bought that Book on sale...and I like it...I would have got totally lost with the e-version...lol...I get lost in the book:)

Yay...Bren....Kale and aspargus!!! I bought some too!!! I juice my Kale...very good:):)

I you tubed the surgery I am having..and I almost lost my supper....ugh...looks so very painful...Please pray for me ...to get through this..



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Yippee! I got to go to Office Depot for supplies and stopped by United for some kale and asparagus. Lovely stuff. I considered strawberries but it's hard to get them without some bad berries in the mix...

I picked up a rotisserie chicken for lunch. Yum emoticon

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I am really not into recipes period...I cook easy things, quick things and simple things. I don't cook on a regular basis...on purpose. I may look at recipes on occasion for inspiration but not instruction. If there are more than 5-7 ingredients I by-pass them.

Certain things have absolutely no appeal to me...tofu for example. While I've eaten the Boca burgers and things made with soy...it's not a prime product in my freezer. I usually have turkey bacon and burgers, some ground turkey etc...and my containers of HM soup, assorted beans etc. in the freezer. My go to's are fish filets, chicken breast, boneless, skinless seasoned thighs etc. That's why I got wild last week with those Ground beef meatballs! I rarely have beef. Like cheesecake or ice cream...it's a "treat" and not one I need in my place. It sure was yummy tho emoticon

Sniffy, licky dog was back this morning and he made a deposit on the floor. I told on him...he got smacked a few times with some loud NO's from Zach, and he took him out and put him in the truck. I was glad of that as I haven't been able to distract him and make him stop the much unwanted attention. It's embarrassing and I don't want to have to ask Zach to call Bear off. I wish he'd leave him home...

I'm going to enjoy the sunny days because we have another cold front coming in...it's too windy and chilly to be out this morning but should warm up this afternoon.

I need to get started on my water....one more cup of coffee and I will emoticon



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I just purchased The Trim Healthy Mamas e-book for the Kindle. Amazon doesn't have it, you have to go to the THM site to get it, but it's $14.99. You download it using a USB cord attached to your Kindle. I had to move it to my document file, so it's not showing up with my books but as a document. It is going to be a bit harder to use as an e-book, but it's slightly better than half the price. I'm going to read it and give it a look. I've already run into problems with the two or three recipes that I have read. The Shrinker calls for Almond milk (can't drink that) so I will have to replace that with something else. I'll probably replace the Celtic Sea Salt with my Pink salt too since I have that. The Waldorf Salad had cottage cheese in it - yuck. They also like to use hot spices, which I can't tolerate, so I will have to be very stingy with those. I can stand a little bit, but not very much. We'll see how it goes. I did like the zucchini fries recipe, that looked really good!

God bless, Kim

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Missy, I just read an article...the worst new drug of 2014 and it's your diabetes drug! Scares me!
With every drug comes problems and possible ill effects and we are in a quandary sometimes as to whether we risk them or not.

I'm limited on what I can get, with no insurance..........

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Diana, I'm so sorry! You'll be in my prayers too.

Wade was on his way home from visiting family and stopped to get something to eat when a truck in the parking lot suddenly pulled in on fire - but the fire was in the back. The entire truck was engulfed in flames in minutes. Wade filmed the whole thing on his phone. In less than five minutes the truck was totally burned out. They had no idea how the fire started. He talked to the owners of the truck and a few days later sent them the video. So, praise the Lord you are alive and well! After seeing that, hearing about a vehicle fire is scary!

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So sorry, Diane. Keeping you in my prayers

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hi ladies it's been a rough week ,my aunt died, my mom went in the hospital but thank God she got out two days later.Our tank at work is not working today that's losing tons of money .Our car that had a fire turns out that the insurance will not cover it because they don't cover mechanical fires ,like what other kind of fire are you going to have in a car?so its just been a rough week But God is really good and I'm getting through this!

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


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Wow, it would have been nice if they could have caught it with the first surgery! Praise the Lord they are going to get it now!

I am doing a study on Eze 18:19 "Yet you say, 'Why should the son not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity?' When the son has practiced justice and righteousness and has observed all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live.
20 "The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.
21 "But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
22 "All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.
23 "Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
24 "But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.
25 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right?
26 "When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.
27 "Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.
28 "Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
29 "But the house of Israel says, 'The way of the Lord is not right.' Are My ways not right, O house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are not right?
30 "Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct," declares the Lord GOD. "Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you.
31 "Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?
32 "For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."

I go early in the morning for my 6 month cholesterol blood work. Can't say I am looking forward to this one. I hope my cholesterol meds are working really well! LOL!

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God bless, Kim

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Yes, Bren another surgery...I knew something was wrong before I had my hysterectomy ..but obviously the doc who did my surgery did not catch it...so back to surgery I go...:(

Please pray when i go back the 23 they can get it done that week...cause this is very painful...thank you!

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I took Premarin for a few years but stopped it about 14 years ago. The hot flashes made me mean, but they tapered off a bit later on. Fans help. Prayer helps!
More surgery, Missy?? We will be praying for you honey girl.......

I had a hysterectomy at 30 (32 years ago almost) and was left with one ovary for the estrogen situation...

I stayed in all day yesterday except to deed the cats. I want to sit outside some before the mosquitos start and they will very soon. I do hate those pesky things. We had 81 yesterday...and Shel, I was okay with 75! I would NOT be with your 20, ice or snow! I can still feel mean when overheated and I am that at about 85. emoticon

I think I'll venture out for awhile this morning....
I hope you all have a good day, take good care of you.....I'll do the same.

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Thanks, Kim..

I just finished a freshly made green juice...oh...how I have missed it!!!

i ate late last night and my fbs this morning was 264...yuck!!! excited to see what it drops to by juicing!!!

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Missy, I was on estrogen right after my ovary surgery. They took me off just that and put me on prem-pro which is progesterone and estrogen because just estrogen could have caused me to start bleeding again like a period. They wanted me off of that as quickly as possible though because of my risk for breast cancer. I took three boxes of the Prem-pro and went off of it, just long enough for my body to acclimate to no ovaries. Since you don't have a uterus you don't have to worry about the bleeding! A short time on it (four to six months) shouldn't be a problem - at least I don't think so! Hope that helps.

God bless, Kim

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Do any of you ladies take estrogen pills? My gyn put me on some...but i am unsure to take them since they have been linked to breast cancer????

i found out yesterday i have to have surgery..ugh....i go feb 23 for surgery consultation..please pray i can get it done quickly! Thanks!

Glad your getting stronger, Shel:):)

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Shel, I'm so glad that you are doing so much better!

Bren, I'm glad we have four different seasons here, although mild. This year we did get below freezing for several days in a row, but we haven't experienced any ice or snow storms so far either - but for the most part our winters are pretty mild compared to your northern states. I think I am getting more used to being cold - I'm not bundling up as much as I used to, and don't need as many blankets at night as I used to. Just the opposite of what an old lady would do!

Refilled my pill keepers this morning - what a chore! At least I only have to do it once a month! Woohoo!

I ordered an Epilator this morning too. I hadn't used my Christmas money yet, so when this popped up on my Kindle it sounded like something I might be interested in. I'd been looking at those laser hair removers, but they are pretty expensive. This one isn't laser. I yanks out the hairs by the roots though. The reviews said that it wasn't as painful as it sounds. I'm going to tell on myself here - but I wanted it for my chin. Here's a warning for those of you who haven't done this yet - don't shave your chin! It's a fast way to get rid of the hair, but it isn't the wise thing to do! I learned that years ago, and now I am regretting it. LOL!

Well, now that I have embarrassed myself, I will let y'all get on with your lives. Love you bunches. Kim

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Bren, don't look for sympathy from me that you only got 75 degrees! It's about 20 here! At least I have an excuse not to shovel, hahahaha! emoticon
I apparently misread the directions for my pain pills. I saw 3 and assumed 3 per day. But it was every 3 hours as needed for pain! Well, that sure made going to sleep easier!
Today the PT was impressed with my progress, and I told her how I used Spark's resistance band routine to strengthen the legs prior to surgery. Of course, I don't know how the average patient is...but she seemed to think it made a difference! Shel


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Wade does most of our shopping, so I don't know how much of that happens with us. I try to go shopping every now and again, and I don't do too badly. But it's the end product that usually keeps me home!

There are three Kindle freebies today:
A Hopeful Heart (Amish)
Playing for Love (Contemporary)
The First Principle (Contemporary)

I had two of them, but the last one is new to me. Just thought you might like to know.

It's rainy here today. Blah! Even Jakey doesn't want to go outside. Feeling tired, need to go and hit the sofa. Talk to y'all later. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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That's right Shel...and the flesh would say "woohoo...free stuff"...but the spirit is quick to say..."oops, they missed that, let's go pay for that"!
I'll never forget the $37.00 celery at the same store! That was a huge overcharge! I'd paid with my debit card and didn't realize why my total was so high until I'd gone to the car and looked at my receipt! Now I try to watch as things ring up. I still miss some things on occasion...

At Wal-Mart, they had the small cans of fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges for sale....25 cents a can! Woohoo...I wasn't too oinky...I just got 5 cans. I'd bought new cottage cheese the other day and like fruit and SF Jell-O with it.

Aww...that's good to have help...I did that for my mama too, when she was having trouble getting in and out of the tub. I still miss her...it will soon be two years since she died. I wouldn't wish her back tho.......with the pain and sickness she suffered. I just pray I get myself in gear before I go see her much sooner than I'd like emoticon

We didn't get our 80 yesterday. It hit 75 tho. Hooya! It's nice and warm today but really windy so I'm not going out unless I have to...I have a lot of paper and putter work to tend to so will get in there and do that. I'd picked up an iced tea on the way to work and need to make some at home...and remember to bring ice with me.

Enjoy your day ladies and my your blessings far surpass any troubles we may encounter. emoticon

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Man, I had a couple paragraphs ready to post and then - PLINK! Disappear!

Anyway, Bren, I would do that too, if I discover I was undercharged, or something didn't get rung up. After all, I wouldn't want to be OVERcharged.

My DD helped me bathe today. I feel so much better, not having had a REAL wash up since my last shower LAST Sunday. Of course, it's not like I work up a real sweat these days.

It's amazing how that easy exercise of seated leg lifts is now about the hardest - the lower leg WEIGHS SO MUCH! But it is getting easier to move around.

My 2 coworkers with whom I ride to and from work gave me a $50 certificate for groceries. What a blessing! Especially because next paycheck will reflect my half-pay disability. But I am so blessed to be receiving THAT - I had not been sure of the benefits. Also, come the end of March, I should get my survivor SS, so I should be able to keep up with all my monthly bills. I'm not surprised - God has always shown Himself faithful.
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Oh...that makes it so much worse. We have one like that too...pious face, longs skits, no makeup, meek mannered...but has lied, stolen, taken advantage, talked bad on FB about another co-worker...she probably doesn't cuss and stuff...but sin is sin.

I need help regularly with attitudes and judging bad drivers...and laziness. I'm working on a course correction today...again.

I just had a yummy lunch/snack. A Dannon Greek yogurt with a handful of luscious, fresh blackberries. The Dannon has only 80 calories and 7 G sugar so it doesn't spike me like some do.

I got some carrots and celery when I picked up bird and cat food. Got out to the car to load things and the Toilet Blue package had slid behind the water...so I toted it back in to pay for it. HEB doesn't have the alarm that sounds with un-scanned items apparently. That's when I found the blackberries on sale! I needed a red onion for salads too...I'd had some blackberries in my oatmeal yesterday and that was delicious too, but it did spike me...my sugar went up 75 points. Bummer.

I'm going into work early so I can stop by Wal-Mart.........make rounds and get some paperwork finished.

Blessings to you all...

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You know, the sad thing is, they all claim to be Christians, and outwardly appear to be really nice people. It's like a lot of people, to your face they are as sweet as they can be, but behind your back they are saying nasty things and gossiping, etc... Those aren't Christian attributes. We can't have it both ways - you can't be serving Jesus and the devil at the same time. You belong to one or the other - there is no middle ground. I've been doing a study on Ezek. 18 which talks about this and other things as well.

I hope that y'all have a very blessed Lord's Day. Love you

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Oh that's good for him to have a bit of a break. That's sad...there is so much evil in the world and it's hard to let our lights shine in dark places when sin is rampant and those indulging don't want to hear the good news...it would wear one down. I'm always thankful for my "one person" office for the most part....and the bosses are Christians.

Soup does sound good and I'm glad you have some emoticon I sure enjoyed my lunch and I just had some steamed veggies for a snack. I'm weaning me off the candy.....that was a bad habit to form and easy to do. The valentine things got me in trouble emoticon I need to make sure I have "safe" choices available.

Yikes! That's a lot more than my Lantus was...for a 75 day supply it's $386. I only had the one round and if I'd had my wits about me, I may have not gotten it then. My initial fills was over $700...for one month. emoticon It's taken me this long almost, to pay that off! It was 8 months yesterday since I went to the hospital...Free stuff is such a blessing and that med is worth consideration. Glowing? I thought that was the moon I saw... emoticon

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Oh man, you mentioned your meds and that reminded me - I looked up the price for Evista - to take the name brand is over $500 for three months, but free for the generic for three months. I stared at it dumbfounded and then checked it by itself and there it was again - free! It has the benefit of also helping with osteoperosis (which I don't have, but I do have a bit of osteopenia). I am going to talk to my other doctor when I see him on the 19th and make sure that it won't interact with any of my other meds. If it won't do me harm, then I can't see any problem with taking something that won't cost me a dime and will only do me good. I'm just hoping that the mammo's and MRI's aren't going to put too much radiation in my body! LOL! My head should be glowing like a light bulb after all the x-rays I had at the dentist this past year - then they took some more last week - yikes!

A bowl of my chicken soup is going to taste mighty good tonight. I've been chilly for a couple of days. Wade is out of town visiting our Church in SC. He's been having a lot of problems at work and he really needed this time with them. Office politics and carnality are running rampant at his work right now. I'm so glad he got this chance to recharge his spiritual batteries. He and Pastor David have a lot of fun too.

Well, not much else on my plate today. I hope everyone is feeling better! I just keep y'all in my prayers. Love ya

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You are right...Tom Tat has swiped at the other toms before with my leg between them but this was the first time he got me...he wasn't trying to get me...I was "in his way"? He wants all the food in every bowl to be his.

She's doing very well! That's a blessing and I'd be glad to be called a tough old bird! I'd need to toughen up to qualify emoticon

I picked up some fresh "meatballs", marked down yesterday and I cooked one pack here since my fridge space is limited. Oh YUM emoticon It's been a long time since I had ground beef on purpose (minus the chili I made last month) and now I remember why! It was so good...I smashed the meatballs into slider sized patties and cooked them on my GF grill.

This was the last grill I bought and it too has the hot spot, in the same place as the white one did that burned my chicken breast and scorched the unit. I sure don't like them. They are lighter weight, slide a lot and burn your food. I need someone to complain to?

I finally got to the right place to pull up my expense report for last year's meds at Wal-Mart. I spent $1725....and probably another $150 for the Vitamin D and fish oil I'm on per Dr's order. Yikes! That should be another incentive to get my numbers down and perhaps come off some? It could be much worse tho...so I need to be thankful for what I get...and save with the 90 day refills...Just the three essentials that were added in June are $118 a month.

Today I'll be working on late notices, verified letters and hanging out inside until it warms up considerably. It's very windy and cold right now.

I brought oatmeal for breakfast and salad stuff for lunch, with a HB patty...I'm going to check the fridge and see if it needs defrosting...then get to work.

Be blessed today ladies!

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80 - what's 80??? We are supposed to be warming up a bit too, but nothing near that. I will be happy to be above freezing. Those pets - they pretend submission, give you those sweet puppy/kitty eyes that make us all melty, and then the little terror inside comes out again! We called Jake "terror in tiny town" when we first got him!

Shel, how wonderful that you are home already! Modern surgery is a marvelous thing. I'm so glad that you are already feeling the benefits. Mom broke her pelvis in two places at the beginning of November and she is already walking without any help now. She does use her cane when she walks around her yard, but she was doing that before she had her accident. She's been walking without help for a couple of weeks now. She's been driving since the beginning of January. It's amazing. She's 75 years old - I'm amazed at how quickly she's jumped back. My BIL told her she was a "tough old bird". She got a kick out of that.

Not much else going on with me. I need to go clean up my kitchen, so I will let y'all get back to whatever you were doing. Love ya

Sciatica - big old ad at the side of my post here! That is what they do some of that surgery for, to deaden that nerve.

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Wow! That's awesome Shel! The fact that you feel better already is a good sign that recovery will be easier...Be gentle with yourself and do use your kit. emoticon
You'll'' be doing a jig for real shortly.

Our WC factor was 16 yesterday morning and I told my boss the wind made me cry...I had tears in my eyes from being in it. A tenant said it made us all cry...and we are ready for spring. Of course tomorrow it's supposed to hit 80...one doesn't know how to dress theses days and need to check the weather before we do. Shorts or long johns?

I put a note in at the office here about this window. My efforts haven't stopped the wind coming in tho it slowed it a great deal. It's still very cold and uncomfortable in here and as I'd said...a real waste of heat dollars.

My Tom Tat swiped me this morning. He was aiming for the Tom I was petting and got my hand instead, the jealous old coot. He poked a couple of holes in me and I tapped him and said No...he was impressed with my firmness and promised to behave. Not...

Have a blessed day ladies and be good to yourselves.........love, hugs and prayers~ emoticon

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I'm "home again, home again, jiggity jig!" after 48 hours!

After surgery they brought me a full dinner, very nice, roast pork w gravy, boiled potatoes, and green beans...I took a couple of bites of everything, but of course between the IV and the anesthesia, I didn't have much appetite! Come morning, I had a little more, and now my appetite is coming back in full. I just have to maintain the advantage of the temporary abstinence and get into portion control.

Tomorrow is my grandson's birthday! The kids were surprised and delighted to see me home already. They had all kinds of questions about my "hip kit" - the handy gadgets to make recovery from hip surgery easier, like something to put my socks on, and a picker-upper.

I have to keep doing all my little exercises. Gotta watch the angle so I don't dislocate my new hip! Feeling better already! Shel


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I forget all the terms they said this was beneficial for but you are so right and they would all scare me. Fusion.....no thanks.....eek. I'd be really squealing.

Aww...that too would make me whine. The differences in color and font. I remember what a pain it was for me to rework my files I used in Corel, at home and the office and of course it's obsolete now, with the windows 7 and 8. I had to learn to use the word perfect set up and that had to be simple compared to what you're up to. I'm ok with it now...but still have trouble with labels, because it won't let me change font, color, size of print. I use Comic sans on most of my documents if I can...

You're probably right! About being the only one to see your work. I feel that way about my memory book...no one will see it or be moved by it but me. Whoever gets my things when I am gone will trash those type things I'm sure.

Today feels like Friday to me and I was all excited thinking about "tomorrow's" high of 80...and that's on Saturday emoticon I was disappointed for a few minutes knowing it's only Thursday...but then figured...oh well.....I can't change it so dwell in today!

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I'm not sure that the single shot with the laser would help me, Bren. I think that that is for the nerve that runs from the back to the knee that really bothers a lot of people - I can't think of what it is right now. I keep thinking about my sacro iliac joint, but they sound similar. I think they can do something similar with bulging discs as well, which I do have one of those higher up on my spine. I'm not sure that there is much that they can do with arthritis other than replacing the joints when they degenerate to the point that they aren't usable any more. With the spine they fuse those joints together, and I've heard of and actually seen people in far more pain after that kind of surgery than before they had it. My cousin-in-law has a lot of things wrong with her back and she has had some surgery on her back and it has made things worse than better. She is in constant pain. She does go for the shots because they do give her enough relief that she is able to function. The only surgery I think I would agree to would be having a TENS unit implanted in my back so I could have it going night and day if I needed it to and not have to worry about bumping it off like my current unit does.

I'm so glad you were able to get some rest last night! All of you ladies continue to be in my prayers!

I started color-coding Isaiah with my new Open Office and the colors are totally different from the original. I am having to try and find colors that are similar. There are a lot more colors though! The font sizes are different too. A 9 now is smaller than the original, so I am changing to a 10. Sigh! Everything just looks slightly different. Oh, well, I am probably the only one who will ever look at it, so it won't really make any difference. It's mostly for my own studying.

Not much else going on with me. Things are pretty quiet in my world. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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


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The name of that place is Laser Spine Institute...saw the commercial again last night.

Yep...there are nasty things left behind in "commercial" washers. We've had some episodes here even and we're not a huge complex. We have only four washers and dryers, card operated, no "money" and as with all computerized things they have glitches on occasion. Mine came out fine except one of the jackets I washed had Kleenex in the pocket emoticon If I live long enough to retire and move...I'll have washer-dryer hook ups and have my own.

I rested better last night with no hacking cough to wake me. Yay! I had five sweet kitties waiting for breakfast this morning. I'd like to love on them....

They are supposed to do the bi-annual inspection tomorrow so I'm making an effort to leave things neat when I leave for work. I'll vacuum and dust this morning and get trash out again.
I got the laundry put up and cleaned the kitchen last night.

Thinking of and praying for our Shel today...and the rest of us Girls. I need to get busy so will see you later emoticon

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It was amazing to me how clean my clothes came out when I was finally able to do them in my own machine. Kind of gave me the willies when I thought about what was left on them!

I have a couple loads that need folding, so I guess I better get going. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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


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Bummer Kim emoticon I'd have thought that was good too. You're right tho...ALL is in God's hands.
I've been seeing the commercial for Spine Institute or something and thought of you each time. They do laser surgery with a one inch incision , pop a Band-Aid on it and the person walks out two hours later.....feeling spiffy. They make it all look simple in a 30-60 second spot.

We're getting laundry done this morning...hope it works. Two washers didn't so I had to overload the two that did...I needed that third washer too. Oh well...I dreamed of going to a nice, new Laundromat last night...it's been over 18 years since I did that. I was also in a travel trailer set up and was telling the lady from Church that I could live in one and be quite happy, but then couldn't bend down low enough to get to the bedroom section...in reality, bending over makes me dizzy right now emoticon I dreamed of cats too. So...was glad to wake up and get my day started. I asked Jesus to help me get laundry done. I'm also asking that there be no soap residue on my stuff...and that they actually got clean!

Buzzer just sounded...dryer time...

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Shel, you've been in my prayers today. I hope everything went well.

I saw the dentist this morning. I have one tooth with the beginnings of a crack. This will be the fourth tooth to crack. So far we're just watching it. In the afternoon I went to see the gyn/NP Tisha. We went over my odds for getting breast cancer which is the follow-up for the BRCA blood test. My blood test was negative, I don't have the gene for breast cancer, but my history still gives me a 37.5% chance of getting it. I thought that sounded low, but before I could say, "That's good!" She said, "That's bad." They want the number under 22%. So, I will do a mammo once a year and then 6 months later do a breast MRI. There are also medications that you can take for five years, that can reduce your chances by 50%, which would take me under that 22%. We want to research those a little more before I commit to that. If I hadn't already had some atypical tissue removed from one breast I wouldn't be as concerned - but then my odds probably wouldn't be as high either. I know that the Lord has it all in His hands, but we also have to be good stewards of what He has given us. Oh, I think one of the medications is Evista. The other one isn't really an option in my mind because it comes with another cancer risk.

We have been really cold here too, but dry. No snow feet this winter. My neighbor, Betsy, if she were still with us, would have counted the fogs in August to find out how often it would snow this winter. I don't remember any fog this past August! Woohoo! LOL!

Love y'all!

God bless, Kim

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


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Oh, I'd be whiny, missing coffee especially. I was allowed a cup of coffee and orange juice before I had my procedure done but it wasn't the major thing you're going in for. I hope you do get to be home for his birthday...

I just had to dump another half gallon of milk. I'd at least had one cup out of this one. Guess I'll buy the dry milk this time. I used some FF half and half mixed with water for my cereal. It was acceptable....

I may get out later and drift over to HEB...for milk and veggies. I have a salmon filet lined up for dinner and a turkey burger stir fry for lunch today. Keeping in mind the protein equation Kim! I'm aiming for better balance.

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Oh, no, Diane, how scary! Glad you're okay!
I go in to the hospital at noon, surgery is at 1:30. So right now I'm really hungry, being accustomed to having breakfast...not even a cup of coffee! emoticon
Schools were closed yesterday due to snow. My daughter shoveled with the electric shovel I got, and even so it took her 2 hours. Today it's just COLD.
I hope to be home for my grandson's birthday on the 6th.


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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

SW 3/31/06:262
6/21/12: 226
12/6/12: 210
12/13/12: 208
1/6/13: 205
1/30/13: 202
11/18/13: 212.5 :(
1/6/2014: 210
3/31/2014: 204
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Oh no Diane! That's scary and while no time is a good time for car trouble...the cold of winter is the worst I'd think. My hands are frosty from just getting the trash out! I'm glad you got help right away and I hope it will bot be super expensive to fix. Tho I'd be afraid of it now emoticon

Kim, I do hope you can get some help. I remember when this happened before and yep, we want those high dollar tests and treatments to have a positive effect. I'm so sorry you are having this trouble again and you remain in my prayers. All of you do, daily.

Missy, That's a good report from the Dr. Are the side effects tapering off a bit after a couple of weeks on the new meds? I'm glad you are having some positive results.

Thinking of and praying for Shel today and hoping she has an easy as possible surgery and speedy as possible recovery.

I had a few coughing fits last night that disturbed my sleep so today will be a rest and recovery day for me, after my busy weekend and work day yesterday. The big chores...trash out (done), kitchen cleaned and self care...I'll be glad when I'm done with the hacking emoticon

Be blessed best where most needed today ladies..........
Love and hugs~

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Well, there were no tractor trailers to deal with last night however I had a small fire in the engine area of my car. I immediately pulled over, I waved a truck over and then we called the fire station and the tow trucks and I finally got home. Everything's fine, I'm fine, my car seems to be repairable, but I am really tired.


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Jake is really good about not licking, but he does like to get in your face and sniff you, or look you in the eye! He looks like one of those big eyed dogs when he does that, it's kind of funny. When he tussles with Wade, he will put his mouth around his arm, and they do get rough, but he will instantly stop when Wade says that's all.

We'll be praying tomorrow, Shel!

I go to the dentist in the morning and then to talk to my gyn/NP in the afternoon. Mom and I had a mix-up in communication about when my dentist appointment was, so she made a couple of doctor's appointments on the day it really was. I called and had it switched this morning. I'm glad to get them both out of the way at once. Wade is going to take me to the afternoon one. It's mostly just a conversation. On the 12th, I do the blood work and then talk to my other doctor about the results on the 19th. I really hope nothing is up for that one. I can't say he will be pleased with my weight! I haven't really been doing bad eating-wise, I just haven't been losing any weight.

The last couple of days, if I stand more than 15 minutes I've been getting really nauseous - grrrr! The same back stuff that sent me to the spinal doc. He sent me to the pain shot doc, which did no good and cost me lots of money. I didn't go back to the spine doc because he basically said he was a surgeon and that's what they do there - but that isn't what I want done. I have no idea what can be done for my back. I can't take the meds for arthritis because of my stomach. So, mostly I just sit and do nothing - jump up and get a little bit done until my back starts hurting and then sit and do nothing again. I'll mention it to Tisha tomorrow and see if she has any suggestions, but I don't know if there is anything new out there.

Well, y'all take care of yourselves. Curl up with a good book, drink something hot, and stay warm. Love you.

God bless, Kim

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

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55 AND SUNNY ...but our winds are gusting up to 50mph...whew....

Went to Doc this morning...she was super proud of me...I lost 4lbs in 2 weeks...she said I was doing great...I go back in 3 months..and I really want to lose, and make her super excited again:) I really want to get under 200 so very bad!!!!!

Praying for you, Shel...I hear you..on the new appliance thing...our last new washer...9 years ago...my mom bought us..lol...If I ever get anything new...it is from the blessing of getting taxes back..lol

I am doing weigh ins...Bren and I are the only ones so far

I will be posting challenge later today!!



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