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Friday, November 14, 2008

I Am Thankful For...

Sleep. Good sleep is so good. Many nights I wake up and toss and turn due to pain but since going to the chiropractor every week, the pain during the night is better and I'm able to sleep with my Tylenol PMs and muscle relaxors. (I can't sleep without them due to pain.) Restful sleep is truly a gift from God. Psalm 3:5 I sleep and wake up refreshed because you, LORD, protect me.

Good bed. I bought a new mattress last year and it raises and lowers and is so comfortable. I love it and am thankful for it.

Family road trips! Elaine picked up a blind Doberman puppy last night and kept her overnight. Today she is taking her to Asheville to meet the next leg of her transportation to her new home up North. We are making a road trip of it. Elaine, Ronnie, Mom, Dad and I are going. I loved this little Dobie girl. She is so big but is a velcro monkey. She looks like a giant MoneyPenny and she's only a couple of months old. This blind puppy had been dumped on the side of the road and was severely dehydrated when picked up by a good Samaritan. She's such a happy, loving girl despite all her recent traumas.

Rain. Rain is not my favorite thing but we need it to survive and God is gracious to send it. It waters the Earth, keeps plants alive, gives us the water we need, fills the streams and lakes for fish, etc. Psalm 65:9-10 You visit the earth and water it; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for in this way You have prepared it. You fill its terraces with water; You deepen its furrows; You make it soft with showers; You bless the sprouting of it.

Color. I love color. I don't usually paint a room white or beige unless I'm going to fill it with color another way. I love color. My kitchen is my favorite place right now because I painted it a bright blue with bright white and bright yellow accessories. I love color!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Thank God For...

Good health care. It's not what it should be but God has used my husband's medical insurance and my doctors and medication and physical therapy to help me and He has made sure I've been taken care of. So I'm thankful for their willingness to work with the sick, their education, their experience, their aptitude for the medical field.

I thank God today, despite being damp, cold, and gray I didn't feel bad. I usually can hardly get around on days like today but I was able to do some errands and get a few things done around the house with only a couple of hours in bed resting (not hurting). So I'm so thankful! I went to the DMV to get a new tag for my car and I took my littlest dog with me. My dogs help alert me to a low blood sugar attack. She was starting to whine to alert me but I just thought she was excited about all the people. They made me leave her in the car and by the time I got back in, sure enough, I had a low blood sugar attack despite eating an egg/bacon bagel this morning. I wasn't expecting that but I was starting to shake so bad that I couldn't hold my paper and I had to wait 30 mins to get my tag. I called Stan to alert him but thank God had 2 glucose tablets in my purse and they worked this time and I was alright. If I had just paid attention to Persephone I would have taken them 5 mins earlier and not had the severe drop.

Cell phone. I know people get aggravated with cell phones but I love mine. We no longer have a landline. If I need help, I can call Stan no matter where I am...like today in the DMV, or on the side of the road, or at the hospital, etc. It's a lifeline for me. And I don't think talking on the cell phone while driving is any worse than all the other things we do while driving like putting ketchup on french fries, stirring your coffee, picking up baby's pacifier, putting on mascara or lipstick, changing your CD, switching CDs for your book on tape, making out your deposit slip, etc

Electricity. Even though it's already dark outside I can sit here in my study with lights on, computer going, my coffee maker keeping my coffee hot, the TV on, etc. I'm not sitting in the dark or trying to read by candlelight like our forefathers had to do.

For my hearing. I can hear the TV, have conversations with family and friends, hear my dogs do their yodeling duets, listen to the radio, hear the preacher and praise and worship music, the sounds of nature...I'm blessed that I can hear.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Today I'm Thankful For...

My education. We went to public school and I was blessed to learn for free. Well, my parents paid taxes but they didn't pay taxes AND private school fees. And my husband and I don't have children but we still pay taxes so it was really rather expensive education. LOL! But I did learn enough to give me a good base and I've added to my knowledge. I also graduated from our local technical college with an Associate's Degree in Accounting and Computer Operations. I'm glad I did it back then because it's so expensive to go to college now. I've given myself a free education with reading and learning about subjects that have interested me since then.

For Stan's job. He is blessed with a hardworking nature and good health. He also has a natural ability and talent for his type work and worked hard to get his training and education as he worked his jobs too. He is dependable and conscientious about is job and his company has been a blessing with good pay and benefits and good work environment and co-workers. We are blessed.

My parents. They raised me right. I have wonderful parents who love each other and us and showed us love. They tried very hard to provide, protect, teach and be good examples to us. I have learned so much spiritually and about relationships from them. They made sure we were raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And they have kept themselves in good health so we could enjoy having them for as long as possible. My parents, like my sisters, are the ones I prefer to be with above all others (except, of course, my husband). When we go places together we have fun and talk like a house afire.

My in-laws. My mother-in-law loved her husband and children and she also did her best to try and raise them right. She didn't have the advantages that my parents did and she suffered but she tried to shield her children. She provided love and protection and stability for them. She also is a good Christian woman and was one of my spiritual mentors along with Stan's sister, Kathi, and my parents and family. My brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws have also been blessings.

Weather that allows me to enjoy having some windows open during the day so I can enjoy the outdoors. I've been around the house all this week and been able to sit on the porch or by an open window and enjoy the Fall, the cooler weather.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jenny's Baby Shower on Saturday, 11/8/08

I hostessed a baby shower for Jenny on Saturday. Elaine made the cake and it was the best cake in the world! She just used Pillsbury box cake mix but instead of whole eggs, she just used egg whites. She also provided the punch and nibblers. I really appreciated that. I was really able to enjoy the party this time instead of getting all nervous.

Elaine made the corsage and table arrangement! So cute!

Aunt Janis came and brought little Preston, her grandson. David and Candace had Preston about 7-8 mos ago. He nearly died but is now a healthy, happy little boy and we couldn't keep our eyes off of him! God is good!!!!

Jenny looks great and the baby is rolling and kicking. She says he starts kicking in the middle of the night.

Here is Jenny with all the gifts her Mom & Dad gave her.

Left to right is her first cousin, Katie, Jenny and my Mother , Jenny's Grandmother.

Mom with Jenny

Jenny got some wonderful gifts!

This is Jenny with the framed print of Jesus with children. Mom had that framed and gave it to her to keep and pass down to other children in the family.

Jenny's Grandma Peggy. Peggy has given her a box full of stuff already!

I bought her some books and Melinda did too. So we intend for this baby to be a reader!

A little cowboy shirt!

This little airplane was bought with Kyle in mind!

Jenny's Aunt Kathi

Jenny, Katie, and Jenny's sister-in-law, Hannah.

Jenny's Aunt Angie

Jenny's Aunt Melinda



Luke looked in on the party!

Katie and Kathi

Aunt Melinda shows Jenny the baby quilt she quilted for her with Bazooples.

Peggy checking out the scrapbook pages I did of the disco party.

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