A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Enjoy

Enjoy !

Monday, October 26, 2009

some Monday thoughts

I just love the book of Philipians
I will share a few of the scriptures that
spoke to me last night, and what I am reading this week.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When I think of the word CAREFUL...
I have heard it explain
That hit me...
I need to give these *cares*
which this year .....
have seem to be overwhelming,
moment by moment
over to the Lord.
I am working on this and need to spend
more time in the WORD.
Last night we were blessed to have
the singer, Mark Gray at our church.
What a beautiful ministry through
song and word.
Check out his website here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn this and that

Autumn from my craft room window--
I put the fake leaves up...guess I didn't need to.
My beloved with our youngest grandson, Adam.
We just celebrated our 38th Anniversary.
A house not to far away....this bike is
Always up there
Why...why ??? Maybe just for pictures for bloggers?

Silly me (eyes closed)
my Crown, I wore it on my birthday
and I now have a PINK Snuggie
My crown reminds me
I am a princess....oh yes...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Could it be ?????

What a year this has been for my health. I know so many of you have stuff always going on too. My heartfelt prayers and concern go out to you.
I am writing this as a what I think, could have, possibly been the cause of this tendon thing going on in my body.
It is a guess, and of course my opinion. It doesn't change anything or I am not going to do anything about it. I am writing because I want you to know what I *think*....
I was prescribed a anti-biotic the first of the year called:
L e v a *q u i n ..... it caused my liver functions to go sky high, they were worried. Then as I am going through these TENDON tears , I hear on t.v. that IT is causing MANY kinds of Tendon tears....yes...this antibiotic.
So is C I P R O.....yes...these are true. There are class actions suits going on. I am NOT participating and just trying to figure out what is happening. I personally will NEVER take either drugs. I would not want ANYONE I know and love to take them either.
I know every med has it's contraindications, everything we do has RISKS....I just know for me, this is my best guess. Let's face it we could choke to death eating a piece of Rib-eye (my favorite cut) steak. Do we give up steak ?
Not I.
So with that said....research it out..here is a link I found for anyone that is interested. I hesitated posting this...but so many of you know me....I am not jumping to conclusions , just thinking ????????......I have tried spelling out the name of these meds so when googled...they won't come to my blog...just thought some of you would find this interesting.

a few tidbits

I mentioned before that this month I would be
posting some things that are special about me, or my
quirks etc....
This is my anniversary month. We will soon be
married 38 years. My husband was my high school
sweetheart. HE STILL IS !!!!!
I don't celebrate Halloween in any form. I will decorate
for fall. I have strong convictions about this. I haven't
always, but I sure do now....
Autumn colors can just bring joy to my heart....I love to
see the contrast of the reds...oranges, golden colors against
green..fir trees in our area....
I am pretty crafty. I can get a bit distracted and work on one
thing without finishing something. I am working on this.
When the days get shorter and darker, I use much lighting.
Low wattage around my home, to include candles and battery operated
candles, mini lights...anything to just make things seem more cheerful.
so.....just a few tidbits, nothing exciting....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's not about me

Since many of asked what is up?...I will try and make it brief.
I am 8 weeks past surgery. The pain in the foot is MUCH better, but when I had to wear the BOOT--it really did some RUIN to my back and hips. I also had something happen in my right knee....so I went for more MRI's....
There are some tears in the miniscus. I have to get referred to a orthopedic surgeon (VERY SAD FACE )...my right ankle has much wrong with it, but does not need surgery.
I am in different lace up (ugly) braces to keep the ankles stable. I am trying hard to find comfortable and supportive shoes, so far I am trying out the New Balance 927.
........I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I can barely walk any distance without the pain in my back being excruciating, where I will break out in a sweat. We bought a wheel chair off of Craig's list for $100.00, just so now and then I can *get out*. I am not sleeping much yet, the knee pain seems to wake me up...aaARGH !!!!!
I had one really LOW, low day. I know it is the prayers of the saints that have upheld me.
Let me tell you what I dislike about ALL of this:
You become so self focused.
You can't sometimes help it as the pain controls you. The meds mess with your mind (at least for me) sometimes. I feel like it has made me so narcisstic. I feel like I fight it. I know life is NOT "ALL ABOUT ME". I don't want it to be. Then the flip side is I find myself getting very hard on myself...those nagging voices....come on we ALL have them.
Yet.....I still still KNOW, this is nothing in the scheme of things. Jesus is allowing this, it could all be WORSE and WORSER and even WORSER....I know this. So with all that being said. Can I end this saying : I am fine....I am saved and going to Heaven one day...and whatever the future holds I know it is for my good. I appreciate you all so much and hope to start catching up on all of your blogs. I hope this hasn't been too much information...
btw...picture taken downtown by a cupcake shop..thought it was sooooo cute...

Monday, October 12, 2009

my day

My day
Enough said
Click HERE
My sisters, Susie and Lisa showed up at my
home last night.
"US" sisters are spending the day together.
We miss you TRUDY !!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

~~Just me

"The fact that I am a woman
does not make me a different kind of Christian,
But the fact that I am a Christian
does make me a different kind of woman."
~~ Elisabeth Elliot
My heart's desire is this quote is true about my life.
Lately.......if I were to run on feelings and emotions...
welllll...let's just say ...
I am so thankful for God's grace and mercy.
Still pressing on, as many and most of you are.
Keep looking to Jesus !!

Monday, October 5, 2009

~FAST Snack

It is my birthday Month--
and so...in the spirit of that...
and in lieu of doing a Meme--
Well...throughout the month I am going to
to share some of my peculiararites.
So this is one of my most favorite snacks;
Non-fat plain yogurt
Dill pickels
Sometimes, cherry tomatoes
I use the yogurt to DIP the peppercini's in.
Yogurt is good for you, the other 2 probably not.
The yogurt cuts the HEAT from the peppercini's.
I am weird...I know it.
I also like pickle juice????
......and YOU?
BTW....I did have my MRI...and this time it was a bit rough...
It was supposed to take less than a hour,
I was in the machine almost 2 hours.
I will get the results, prayerfully, this week.
AGAIN...and again...thank you for your prayers
and caring kind words.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pumpkin Patch in Kitsap County

Creek House Farm

Do you live somewhere in the Puget Sound ?
This is a wonderful family that is having a pumpkin path.
They also have a corn maze.
Doesn't that sound like fun, for a family day?
This is their first year !!!
Click here for a look at their website
I love this area of Washington, Kitsap County.
We USED to live there, BEAUTIFUL
This is a really Godly family who would love your support !
You can find their hours and also directions.
Don't you love October?
I sure do...it helps that this is my
birthday and anniversary month !!
THANK YOU...thank you...for your
loving, kind words yesterday !
I saw my doctor, I am having the MRI's

Friday, October 2, 2009

great idea and some realness

Do you think this is cool, or what?
I see so many possibilities.
Welllll...you can find how Cathe made it
on her
"Just something I made" blog
It is not difficult....and could be used for MANY
things....as a lazy susan...or..or..or...
ya gotta check this out.
Couldn't resist sharing this great
"think outside of the box"
PS...I hesitate to write this part,
but all of a sudden, my right knee,
on my GOOD LEG...is going out.
Horribly, VERY painful
and I am weary from ALL of this to be frank with you all.
I am trying to cling to Jesus the past days, but I have fallen oh so short.
I am due to see the doctor, again today.
I am so dissappointed, as I *thought* I was on my way to better health
and healing....and trying hard..not to feel sorry for myself and my family
that has helped so much, especially my beloved husband.
I just want to stay strong in the Lord, is my prayer.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Meet Q-Tip

Meet Q-Tip. Whaaaat....me a 50 something
Nana with a TOY....am I going off the deep end?

No...This is Webkinz. My sister Lisa's children
each got one, registered them...then Lisa asked
me to do it, to play with the kids etc...
My little sheep cost $10.00...my husband named
her, Q-tip.

What I like about WEBKINZ is this, there are
games that are very challenging to my mind.
This is a favorite, it is like Boggle. You play it
yourself. So for $10.00 I have access to all these
games that are SAFE...

Lisa and her husband checked this all out. You cannot
randomly chat, everything is so safe. There are challenging
games for every age level. I love having this way to connect
with my grandsons,neices, nephews, sister, Daughter in law.
I don't do Facebooks or the other stuff, just blog and this.
But...oh am I having fun. I recommend this game.