Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Goodbye July!!!

This month hasn't been the best month this year by a long shot. Mom had unrelenting back pain, finally relieved. Jill had two cats die in ten days. I lost my balance, hit the table with my elbow and forearm and re tore the muscle the doctor just fixed. Now I am looking at another shoulder surgery AND the knee surgery. The Lord is testing me for sure!
On the bright side, Mom is feeling much better, I am hosting a short Bible study on forgiveness, Jill is feeling better, my cats are just fine, and my brother, James, filled my freezer with food! God is so good, all the time! He has given me a wonderful family, great friends, an awesome church family and good health except for the joints in my body....could be a whole lot worse!
Now if I could only sleep! For some reason I can't get more than 5-6 hours of sleep and I am getting tired! At least I get worn out and then get a good night's sleep every few days. Not being able to move much or exercise restricts my metabolism so I sit and get fluffier. LOL
My granddaughter, Tore, is in the Air Force and is learning dental technology. She is going through a bumpy time in the road of life right now. I guess this is a toughening experience for her. Unfortunately, there are a lot of those in life. But there are also the mountain tops to keep you going.
My little grandson, Christian, will be going to school for the first time this year, into kindergarten. He has no desire whatsoever to learn letters or numbers. I can see him now clinging to the car refusing to go in! LOL Maybe no that bad since he loves to be with other kids. Maybe they can get him to learn what he has to in class. Now ask him about transformers and he can tell you who they are, whether they are decepticons or autobots, what they transform into and the complete story line!
Well it is time for me to close for now....God bless you everyone!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So Much Pain

It seems like everywhere I go and to whomever I speak there is so much pain in this world! Spiritual and physical!
My mother is in such pain in her back and it has not been relieved yet with all the pain medications she has been on. I am a firm believer that all things are possible in Christ our Lord and I am lifting her up to Him daily. She is 80 years old and I would like for her to be able to enjoy the winter of her life on earth. But I do know that she will be with Jesus whenever He calls her home to suffer no more. Selfishly, I hope it is not anytime soon!
Others, that have such good loving hearts, have been hurt by people they had faith in. It seems to be that Satan is rampant in the world now more than ever...we have to be more diligent than ever to don the armor of God to survive and stay faithful to Him.
If no one ever reads these pages it is still very good for me to be able to put down my thoughts and feelings where I can address them one by one.
If anyone is reading these pages, bless you! Please have patience with someone who is trying to make sense of this life on earth!
I was given a recipe for great coconut cake and chock full of those dreaded things called.....CALORIES!
Bake a white cake mix as directed. While hot, poke lots of holes in it with a fork or toothpick. Mix one can of coconut cream and one can of sweetened condensed milk, pour over hot cake. Layer with fresh coconut flakes, top with Kool Whip and then another layer of fresh coconut flakes. Mmmmmmmmmmmm! Delicious! Refrigerate to keep and enjoy!!!
That is it for today! We are having a Bible study here today based on forgiveness....have to get through forgiveness to get past the emotional pain we carry with us.
God bless everyone of you in a special way!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Freaky Friday!

I decided not to go on my trip and am staying home.....maybe a great decision but it led to moving my furniture around....yuck! My bedroom is now upside down and I had to take a break. The furniture looks better, not so crammed, but the "stuff" is everywhere looking for a home. That will take longer as I sort through it. As I sort, I am also washing clothes....nothing like trying to do a weeks worth of work all in one day!
But that is the story of my life...overdoing! Thank heavens that I have the weekend to recuperate!
My arm is still in the sling...will start back to physical therapy on Monday. Hope it is better and I won't have to have the surgery all over again.
It is overcast and cooler today...YAY! And it is good sleeping weather. Hmmmmm....a nap sounds wonderful! Maybe after the "stuff" finds it's place.
God is so good! He is the stabilizing force in my life. He answers prayers so often and not always the way I want them but in the best way for me. I am 61 years old and still not sure of anything in this world.
Guess I will get back to work. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend doing what you like best. God bless you!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Life is so unpredictable!

There are so many things in this world that we can say for sure are going to happen but life isn't one of them! Because of other people's actions your own life may be turned upside down. That is the case here. At 61, I have to leave my settled life here for an indetermined length of time. But it is for a good cause so I will be talking to you from another location for a while. But the good/bad news is that my grandson is finally home! It felt so good to hold that little body in my arms again! And now I have to leave him!
Jill and I went to see TRANSFORMERS on Tuesday with Christian, Sydney, Joelle, Jordan, and Maurice, Joelle's boyfriend. Christian was sooooo excited! He has been waiting for a year to see this movie and for a five year old that is an eternity!!! He sat in my lap the whole movie and explained all about the transformer's (autobots and decepticons) names and purposes. It was a joy to watch his excitement and enjoyment of the movie!
Sydney, Jill and I also saw Ratatuoille on Saturday...it was a cute movie! Very good for children or adults (the child in some of us anyway!)
I guess this will be very hard on Jill as well as myself (my leaving here for a while). We have become dependent on each other...if not for her I would have not recovered from the shoulder surgery so fast. She also brings a child-like positive attitude and laughter to my life. We do laugh a lot and that is a good thing. But I will not lose touch for however long I am gone.
Hear that Jill!???! You have it in writing!
God has a purpose in everything that happens and I look forward to seeing the purpose in this. I will miss my family, friends, church-family and personal things for a while but I will be back (soon, I hope). It is strange how set in our ways we can be at times.
God be with you today and always in all ways!