Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Therefore my constant prayer is.....
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Back to the purpose of this blog.... It seems to me that God always replaces a life with a new life. Right after my Grandmother passed away, I had my daughter. The beat goes on. Therefore I think that the most important thing that we can do on this earth is to find God's purpose for our life. I know it's not about self gratification. There is a much higher calling. We all have been gifted.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Dump the contents of your handbag in a pile.
2. Take a photo of your handbag and the contents.
3. Be brave and explain to your fellow bloggers what lurks inside the handbag.
4. Tag others who might want to embarrass themselves.
5. Answer the questions below in your blog.
What's in your handbag?
I have a wallet two pens, a cell phone, loads of receipts and papers (I didn’t show you all of them) one pair of reading glasses, (I have about 20 pair that I buy from the dollar store) a hairbrush, my allergy nose spray, a discount coupon for more allergy nose spray, a doctor’s appointment card, a rubber band and a paper clip, and finally money. (Wow, I didn’t know that I had that much money!)
What's the most important thing in your handbag?
My cell phone.
What's the most embarrassing thing in your handbag?
The dirty tissues.
Is there anything illegal in your handbag?
No. Wait a minute let me check the date on my driver’s license….. ok, I’m legal until June.
I will now tag
Whee! All the way home
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
2. Instead of buying microwave popcorn. Coat one eighth a cup of popcorn with cooking oil then put in a brown sandwich bag. Fold over top of bag and place in microwave. Cook until popping stops or slows down. Add salt. You not only save money you are also getting healthier popcorn without additives.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I decided not to write about Weddings since I have already touched that subject in my other scribblings. Instead I decided to do a self inventory. Now you might ask yourself why would I want to make a public confession of my faults. I think it’s because my main fault or flaw is that I am perfectly happy being a hermit and find that interaction with other people is a necessary evil that I try to avoid like the plague.
I just recently retired. I was Vice President, Chief Operations Officer of a nice size corporation and had to deal with people on a daily basis. So it’s not as if I’m not capable of talking and dealing with people. I think it’s more that I am tired of dealing with people. But as a Christian I know that it really is my duty to be a light to others and to show them God’s love. I must continue to be salt
My husband and I cared for his mother before she passed away, and we are still caring for his Aunt and my Aunt. It is so hard to see your loved ones age. Someday I will ask God why we can’t just say “Beam me up Scotty” instead of going through such an undignified aging process.
My other confession is that part of me wants to give up writing on this blog. It makes my mind hurt. It seems as if I don’t want to do anything that taxes my brain, but if I don’t then the synapses might stop working. Is it laziness or is it because I have always been ADD and it’s just getting worse.
My husband and I just recently joined the local Recreation Center. We try to go swimming at least three days a week. I know that once the weather gets cold he will have to drag me out of this warm house to that cold pool.
Someone needs to write a book about life after 60 to help people understand why all of the sudden doing simple things like making the bed or scrubbing the kitchen floor seem like monumental task.
Now don’t misunderstand me, I love life. I love my family, especially my grandchildren. I have become lazy and this is a new experience for me, one that I think I better shake before winter gets here.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Oh my favorite subject.
My favorite drink.
The reason I wake up in the morning,
The reason I get out of bed.
Just to smell and taste coffee - a pot (not cup) of coffee.
Oh it’s 3 pm, wow it’s time for more coffee.
Oh no thank you, no sugar please!!
Yes, a little dab of milk would be nice.
Flavored? Well..... ok, but not in the morning
You know a cup of coffee with dinner would be nice too!
What? What’s that you say, you only have instant.
No thank you, I will go to the store and get some real coffee.
Oh, you think I am addicted.
That’s a pretty good excuse, don’t you think.
Yes, you're right I do love my coffee!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
My something wonderful was in the year 1998. My husband went into the hospital for a gall bladder operation Thanksgiving week 1997. The family had to celebrate the holiday without him. The next week he came home, but he didn’t seem to recover. By Christmas Eve he was so sick that I had to take him to the emergency room. They told him that he just had the flu and sent him back home. On Christmas day he was so sick that he couldn’t participate in the celebration with our family. The next day I insisted on taking him to a different hospital. They did a CAT scan and found a 2 liter size cyst inside his pancreas. When they biopsied the cyst it was discovered that it was filled with a staph infection. The staph had been introduced into his body when they did the gall bladder operation. The doctors told us to say our goodbyes because they had to operate immediately and that the operation was very dangerous and that he might die.
Well, the cyst exploded and he went into septic shock. After the operation they put him in ICU. All of his organs shut down and for the next 5 weeks he was on a respirator. After the 5th week the doctors came to me and asked me how long I was going to let all of this go on. They knew that people rarely survived a necrotized pancreas. The insurance company was starting to press them. The dialysis and all the intensive care that he was receiving was very expensive. Then the doctors talked to my children and asked them to help me to make the BIG decision of letting him go.
That night I went home and cried out to GOD – “I know we all have to graduate into your kingdom but I need to know what to do!” As loud as I have ever heard anything my life I heard the words “It is not his time. He has things to do.” The next day I went into the hospital and said “NO, it is not his time, he has things to do.” Of course they thought I was a looney tune and they sent a hospital chaplain into his room to talk some sense in me. The Chaplain said “Your husband is tired and he doesn’t want to go on.” I immediately got angry and said “How would you know that? He is in a coma and he can’t talk.” As we were arguing across his bed, my husband woke up for the first time in weeks and mouthed the word “PRAY”. (He couldn’t talk because he had a trachea) The chaplain’s eyes got huge and I said “He wants you to pray.” Of course he didn’t have a choice but to pray at that point!
The next day a priest came into to the room to give him the Last Rights. I hadn’t called for a priest yet so I don’t know who sent him. I asked him to please pray a prayer of healing for my husband. He said the most beautiful prayer that I have ever heard. The dialysis nurse was crying. I looked over at the dialysis machine as it was cleaning my husband’s blood and said “Oh the blood of Jesus washes away our sins.” Three days later my husband came out of the coma and a week later he was out of ICU. One week after that, my sons carried him into our front door. He had to learn to walk again and the doctors said that since 90% of his pancreas was now missing, things would be very difficult. Despite this, he has fully recovered!
We tried to find the mysterious priest but none of the local Catholic churches knew who he was, perhaps he was an angel. That is my miracle story.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Somewhere out there,
there is a God who loves you
Your plans have taken you far from home
But know that from your mother’s heart you’ll never roam
I bless you and love you.
I pray for your success.
Make God number one and he will do the rest.
and you will fly.
Lazy summer afternoon
Deep enough to dream in brilliant colors
Awakened by a familiar sound
Deep enough to dream in brilliant colors
'Cause peace is pouring over my soul
And these brilliant colors I have never seen
Do I ever have to wake up
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag up to five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.
I tagged Vicki , Karla , Brooke, Kim
Ok here are some of my favorite quotes from some of the books that I have read.
I'll think about it tomorrow. After all... tomorrow is another day.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13
Be sure to turn off music before you click on video
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday Scribblings was set up to provide inspiration and motivation for anyone who enjoys writing and would like a weekly challenge. But my true story is much more romantic than any story that I could make up. I have been married for 37 years to my soul mate.
He had just returned from Vietnam, June 1969 and I was visiting my sister who lived on the same street as his family. My sister was married and had two children and she knew that I was looking for a new boyfriend. She suggested that we ride her bicycles around the block because this nice looking guy who had just returned from Vietnam was always outside working on his BMW. Sure enough, there he was working on that yellow, soon to be repainted silver BMW. We stopped and chatted, she then invited him down to have ice cream. Well, wouldn’t you know it she was out of ice cream. So she sent the two of us to the grocery store. ( I think she planned it that way)
After the very first date I knew immediately that I had found my soul mate. He knew it too.
Ok here it goes…..
1.) I can’t stand to have shoes on in the house. The minute I walk in the door my feet start screaming “Get those shoes OFF”!
2.) I play a game with myself when I clean. I will walk in a room and say ok you can’t leave this room until you have picked up, cleaned or neaten 10 items. Then as I put away those things I will do the same thing in the room that it has taken me. The next thing you know the house is clean.
3.) I can’t sleep without covers no matter how warm it is, but I don’t like my feet covered up. Go figure.
4.) Never put my coffee in a glass, or plastic mug. It changes the taste just give a big ceramic mug. Also I hate eating with plastic utensils.
5.) I like playing computer games like Tetris, Scrabble, Bubble Town and Sims (I like building the houses). But it is cutting into my reading time so I need to go to “computer games anonymous”.
6.) I am really quirky because after I have had a nice conversation with someone I will analyze the whole conversation in my mind and wish I had said something different.
Here are the rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.