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1/24/21 5:30 P

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Joyce ~ I hope your DD embraces the joy of serving others and learns good work ethics while she does it!

Thank you all for your prayers! Things have been more calm here the last few days. I am hoping we will accomplish some steps towards moving forward this next week.

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So today I had "B" go with me for 4 hours of sorting donations at the church serving homeless folks. She could practice for a better work ethic and we will do this again.
After all, if I donate my time, she can donate hers.

Time to check out the Prayer Request discussions...


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LaNette, I'll check out the prayer request, sending you a virtual emoticon

Elizabeth, yay for surgery! Praying for all to go well, and no more pain!

Tina, Yay for doing so well with your college classes! I'm so excited for you, and your successes and enthusiasm in doing more and getting more involved! Yay!

Joyce, God is so good! And good for your DD for finishing those masks! I pray things go well for har and for you during this time.

I'm doing okay, getting used to my new level of fitness, being out of the game for six weeks really took its toll on my body and running errands now to catch up is wearing me out! My anxiety level is up there, and I'm not sure why. Trying to throw in some extra self care in the mornings and at night to help.

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1/21/21 1:21 P

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Joyce ~ God is good! And I am so glad He protected you and you were able to get the car repaired and home safely. Also, I am glad your dad's appointment was helpful. It is great that you are teaching your daughter to sew! I hope she enjoys it and appreciates your help.

Elizabeth ~ Still praying for you! May God blanket you with peace!

Tina ~ I hope your schooling continues well and you can complete what your educational goals!

I posted in the prayer request forum regarding our current issues. I have hope and I stand on the rock of my salvation to get me through. Though, some days it would be nice just to have a friend/family member that could put their arms around me and let me cry on their shoulder for a little bit!

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My daughter B will be with us for about another week. I am working with her on some sewing projects....She wanted to sew some baby quilts and boyfriend bought her a sewing machine ... and he doesn't feel she appreciates it as she has not completed any project.

She completed 5 face masks yesterday!


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1/21/21 7:30 A

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Joyce - God is so good, glad you are alright.

Tomorrow is the big day - surgery day, I'm excited and nervous too.

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Oh my goodness, Joyce!! God was definitely watching out for you and placing His angels all around. I am so glad the dr appt went well.

We're just chugging along here. My college course is going well, and I'll have my final next week. It is a self paced online class. I am looking into what I want to take next. There are a couple Microsoft office courses that will probably be a good idea. This time I will try the instructor led - it's all online, but set up to be taught by an instructor. Maybe in the fall I will take some at the community college campus. Luckily, it's about 3 miles down the road from our home. I guess we'll see what Covid has to say about that. emoticon

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emoticon But God is so good!

Driving 2 hours to meet 96 year old Dad at his doctor's appointment so I can have input on his recent episode of 'altered mental status' (He demanded they get his wife out of the apartment so he wouldn't live in sin...eventually was taken by ambulance to ED for medical evaluation).
At 40 miles the "red battery" showed up indicating an electrical problem. In 30 more miles the power steering & power brakes went out and all the lights on the dash began flashing.
I stopped. The person who stopped to help me was "The director of the local 911 office" who knew who to call etc etc. God is good.

Eventually able to drive again and made it to the appointment (which went well and I got what I asked for from the doctor). The car started again (whew) Thank you God.

Hubby had, mean time, found me an "electrical repair shop" in that city and I drove immediately there...again lost power steering and brakes but managed to get to the shop where the car died in his parking lot.

Alternator replaced... 2 hour drive home. exhausted but safe and the appointment was worth the effort. Thank You God!

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1/19/21 6:52 A

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Praying that all my friends have a blessed day.
4 more days to go until my back procedure. The Covid isolation begins until then.

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Thank you, Karri, for that information. Yes, I definitely believe in walking away from things that get overwhelming or frustrating and going back to it, when I have a clear mind and can see things differently!

The project was a chair cover for my dad's new leather recliner. He doesn't like that the back rest is so cold at first, when he sits in it.

I am praying today that your stent removal went well and you will be more comfortable and heal quickly. Don't over do yourself, once you are able to do housework again!

Joyce, Is your DD still at your home? How are things going? My prayers are with you & your family.

Cynthia, I really hope you find a solution for your issues with your landlord. I pray that you can find rest in the Lord and gain the peace needed to deal with the life struggles you are going through!

It's a beautiful sunny day here in the PNW. I am off to visit my dad and see if his chair cover fits. Then I will go into town to get our week's menu's groceries. I really dislike shopping, but it's got to be done! lol I hope everyone has a blessed week!
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Joyce, praying for your situation with your DD! emoticon That must be difficult on you both.

LaNette, I was reading that there are two types of procrastination and the first isn't really procrastination but a creative process. It is called productive procrastination, where you put off a process or project for a while so that you can rest or think about it in the back of your mind and come at it from a different angle when you are ready. Most of the time, it is like you described, when you come back to it after the rest period, it is not as difficult as it would have been if you had kept at it and frustrated yourself. Go you for getting it done! May I ask what kind of project it was? I love to sew, am quite the novice, and love to hear about projects!

I get the stent out today! I'm so excited! I'm sad that my time of intense DIY self care/pampering is over, but also relieved because there is only so much of it you can do before you need a break from it! And the house is really starting to become a mess from me not being able to do as much. The girls and DH are helping, but I do a lot, and they, well, Momma does a lot that I can't get them to do all of. LOL. Plus, I was really getting into the decluttering process and really want to get back on that. The landing looks great! And I totally redid the laundry room (closet, lol). I'm working on our bedroom and bathroom, need to get a few organizing things to finish the bathroom, but I was really making a lot of progress, which has backslide a lot since I can't keep it up very well with not being able to bend much without being very, very 'uncomfortable'.

Oh! I tried under the eye gel masks for the first time this weekend! Talk about amazing! Made my eyes look wonderful and younger! I'm getting some rose tea ones from the same company, could not find the exact same ones I got from Ipsy, but the company makes a lot of different ones, so I'm trying these. I hope they work as well, because wow! And they are not expensive, which is super nice.

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1/16/21 11:16 P

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Wow, Joyce, I'm sorry for this situation you are dealing with now with your DD. I will pray for you both.

Karri ~ That was so sweet of your husband to get you the dishes you wanted. We have the plain white Corelle set that we got as a wedding gift 20+ yrs ago. Sometimes I think about getting pretty dishes... maybe some day! I am glad you've found DIY projects for your hair & face that you like. I love DIY stuff!

I finally finished a sewing project for my dad that I've been working on for the last 3 weeks... I guess, technically, I only worked on it about a week, as I got really frustrated with an error I made and didn't work on it for a while. The funny thing was, when I went back to it, the fix was really simple and I finished it in about an hour!

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I know, Oh Lord, that I read in my 'scripture with insight' this morning that "I serve the Son of God in ordinary ways out of devotion to Him". But, really?

I spent 2 hours before noon, preparing donated blankets to go out on the BoxTruck delivering to homeless camps this evening...
and now my daughter"s boyfriend drops her off saying, "I can't do this any more".
"B is 42 and hasn't lived with me since she left my house at the "I know everything age of 17".


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LaNette, so wonderful that your son had a good experience at school! Small steps.

Tina, I hope your bed gets delivered soon!

Elizabeth, I'm sorry to hear that you have been down in the dumps and hurting so much! I hope this last week of waiting goes by quickly for you!

Just a little bit longer and I get this stent out, but I have to say, I'm enjoying the self care/pampering!! I've found a few DIY's that are great, read a lot on masks and discovered how what order face masks and creams and all that should go in (I thought if you used a face mask you didn't need to put your moisturizer on) and just having a good time with it. I tried a lot of things with coconut oil. My hair LOVES the stuff! I'll probably do a coconut oil hair mask about every two weeks now. It's great! And I finally tried the little eye masks that go under your eyes to get rid of dark circles and puffiness... wow. I'm amazed, and it took years off my face! Ordered more of those!

I sent DH a link to some dishes that I found on Pinterest that I just love, and he ordered them for me! We've had the same plain white dishes since the kids started breaking our first set and we decide to buy the Corelle almost indestructible ones. I'm so tired of plain white dishes and mismatched coffee cups and bowls! I told him, you know you are a grown up when you are this excited to be getting dishes!! LOL!! They are very colorful and fun! He got me a service for 12.

I'm so looking forward to Monday and getting this stent out, not only to have it gone, but so that I can put my house back in order! I can't lift or bend much without it hurting, and having to go to the bathroom, so it has been up to the girls and DH to get stuff done around the house (with gentle reminders from me). Yeah, I am going to be one busy Mom for a while catching up!! LOL!

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Sorry that I have been MIA lately. Just busy, down in the dumps and hurting a lot. One week to go until the spinal cord stimulator implant. I've been reading through the past post. It's nice to catch up with how everyone is doing.

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LaNette - I am so thrilled that your son had a good experience at school! What a blessing! I will continue to pray for him, and you!

I've just been hanging out getting things done at home lately. We were supposed to have a new bed delivered today, but found out this afternoon that they had cancelled the delivery due to an issue with the headboard. It didn't pass inspection to get on the truck. I'm glad they made the call and didn't bring it just to have to return it. They will let us know when the new headboard comes in. The footboard and rails were fine.

I hope you all are having a great week!

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Thank you, both Joyce & Karri, for your kind words emoticon

Karri, I am glad you were able to get the stone removed and I pray that the discomfort goes away quickly. Thank you for the idea about the litter box. I am sure it will be worth the extra expense to get that kind!

Just an update: My son was actually able to sit in the classroom of the class that he is failing (normally a mostly A, some B's student) and get help from the teacher yesterday morning. He plans to do that each time he is at the school until that class is caught up and go from there. He said it about moved him to tears to actually be in the school and almost feel normal, so I know this was the right decision! Thank you for any prayers given for him!

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Sorry it had to come to surgery, Karri. But, now it is finished.

Traded bins from home (Christmas stuff) to the shed...sewing stuff. now to organize it!

We used some of those "Space bags" that you vacuum the air out in order to store soft fluffy stuff. I guess they need to be re-vacuumed every 6 months or so. But it certainly helped with the quilting fluffy stuff.
Would help with sweaters and jackets in the summer time as well.

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LaNette, I hope these things help for your son. One thing that may help with the kitty litter is to get one of the one that scoops itself. I had one that you closed the front door, rolled it, and it had a little side 'door' that was a scoop that was the length of the 'box' and you just pulled it out and all the clumps were in there. Very handy, especially because I hated scooping the litter.

Kidney stone is gone! Surgery went well, all that is left now is the stint they put in and to remove it come Monday or Tuesday. It is uncomfortable to put it very, very mildly. But, staying positive, and remembering that since the stone is out (it was well and truly stuck!) I'm on the road to recovery, and it is all up from here!

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emoticon emoticon Hope those ideas help. They sound good.

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Today, my son started going to his high school for 2.5 hours in the morning two days a week. He won't be going to classes, but just sitting in the commons or library to do his school work. I am hoping this change will help him feel more like he is doing "school", as doing it at home is really not working for him. He has a severe anxiety disorder and is so overwhelmed with this whole covid/distance learning situation (as many are!)
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We have a couple other things to try that will hopefully help him be less angry and more calm. We are hoping to get him a cat (he has wanted one for a long time) that will hopefully be a calming friend for him. I am just concerned that the daily care of the cat (specifically, litter scooping) will end up being another stressor.

He is in God's care, so I know we'll get through this per God's timing & will. It's just so hard leave him in God's care and stop worrying!

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Wonderful thoughts to help with my isolation...from my on line devotional to day:

At the beginning of time, when God created the Heavens and the Earth and all life in it, He announced that “It is not good that the man should be alone,” and thus, God formed woman as Adam’s helper and companion (Genesis 2:18-23).

Then came Jesus, “Immanuel (which means, God with us),” fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah (Matthew 1:23). The Son of God lived among the people.



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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Joyce, cataract surgery is not bad at all, I had it done on both eyes this year (yes, I had cataracts at 40!) I'm amazed at how much clearer my vision is! I didn't even know I had cataracts, I would not have suspected it, my vision just kept getting more blurry. I was really nervous, but when it was over I was like, that's' it? You're done? I hope you are able to get it done soon so that you can see better!

Still battling the kidney stone, surgery is in order to get it out as is is a little over a quarter of an inch big. If I'm repeating myself, I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time keeping track of things, it is causing a lot of pain. But, after all that time being idle and dealing with the pain, DH did research that shows that movement along with the water intake help kidney stones to move, so up I go to this thing to move! I got 20 minutes on the treadmill this morning and will try to get more as the day progresses and will try to stay active and moving as well. Wish me luck!!

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The 2020 Covid forced change to Churches Streaming services has been helpful for me.
Since I work in a hospital that includes week-ends and through out my life I have missed about half of the church services my family attended. Now Hubby waits and watches with me later.

So enjoyed the Christmas Eve service. Glory to God! as we remember that Silent Night

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Welcome LisaM2021! I don't really post much at all, but this is the only group I do any activity on as well. I hope to be more social on here, too. I am also a caretaker for my hubby, though with much less care needed. We lost a friend to ALS near Christmas 2 years ago. We saw the struggles his wife went through. I am sorry for this diagnosis and will be praying for you! God is good and I pray He will give you both peace!

I love your description of being "on the bad side of 50"! lol I am almost over to the dark side, but not quite. We are in WA and have 1 teenage son.

ASOBFALLS - I am sorry to hear of your vision issues! My prayers are with you to get the surgery you need and be able to see better soon! Losing vision is one of the things I find most difficult about getting older. Unfortunately, nothing but glasses can help me... trifocals for next pair according to doc! emoticon

I do read some groups posts weekly and pray for needs of the group. In case I don't get time to post again, I wish you all a Merry Christmas! May the Joy & Peace of Christ be with you all! emoticon

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emoticon CROUCHINGFLEA and ASOBFALLS for the warm welcome. I hope your sight gets better. Thanks for putting me on your prayer list---both of you x

Today Bo is good. He is not in so much pain today.
I will try to work through my social anxiety in this team lol It may take a while emoticon

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Thank you for posting LISAM2021! Your name is on my prayer list now.

I was given an appointment with my eye doctor after complaints that "My Vision has changed".
During my 12 hour shift on Friday, I became frustrated by not being able to focus on either the computer or the printed materials.
Yes, there is a significant decline since Feb. New glasses won't help...I need cataract surgery.

At least I know the problem and will just have to struggle along not seeing well for now. But in this time of medical progress, cataracts can be dealt with and vision returned to good.

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LISAM2021, emoticon to the team!! I am so sorry to hear about your husband! You are an emoticon amazing person for being his caretaker. I truly believe that being a caretaker takes a lot out of a person, so take some time for you when/if you are able, ok? God will surely see you through this, and I will be praying for you too! I have social anxiety too, hang in there, this team is great, and I hope you hang out with us when you are able!

Tina, what a cookie day! We just baked sugar cookie cutouts and decorated them, I was in too much pain to do much more, macarons will wait for today. But my! That is a lot of cookies!!! Go you!

Me and my kidney stone are still hanging in there. It is majorly slowing me down. I don't like taking the meds for the pain, they make me loopy, but I don't like being in that much pain either. Going slower is not fun. Especially this close to Christmas with so much to do!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

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I am not sure if this is where i am meant to introduce myself but here goes...I am married with 4 children and 14 grandchildren. I live in GA. My husband is battling ALS and I am his only carer. Hospice comes 3 times a week to help bath him and the nurses come once a week. He was diagnosed in October this year. The Dr said he could die any time or in a month or two. We are in our third month after diagnosis and he is still with me. Praise God!
I have battles depression and anxieties for most of my life. I am on the wrong side of 50. God has gotten me through so much and I believe He will get me through this. I may not be able to post everyday but I will try. My days are full of taking care of my husband. I am trying to deal with my social anxiety and I feel this team will help me do that. This is the only team I have really posted in. I am getting better with it though lol.

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Cookie baking with children...enjoy and ENJOY!!

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Cookie baking day here! DH has chili in the crockpot for a Cincinnati chili (chili over spaghetti noodles with onions and cheese) dinner. We got up early and made 5 different cookie doughs that needed to chill. Sugar, sugar cut-outs, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, ginger molasses. We are going to make choc chip, oatmeal, scotchies, and something called Rifflepuffs (a recipe from a book series my DD14 reads). She also likes to make choc covered pretzel rods.
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Off to work today...visit later.

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Hope everyone is doing well. I know that here has been a little hectic with all that is going on and the Christmas season, so just wanted to drop a line to day hello and see how everyone is!

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Thanks for sharing Joyce!

I talked with my therapist yesterday and realized that my anxiety and depression were up because of many reason but the major one is the anniversary of my Mom's passing is soon. I call my MIL 'Mom' because she is my 2nd Mom, and I drew her name to shop for Christmas gift this year so I was thinking, "what can I get Mom for Christmas?" And I suppose that was tripping things up in my mind. My therapist says that now that I know what it is, I it won't bother me as much because I can do things like write a letter to my Mom when I'm feeling more depressed.

I'm going to make my Mom a present, a DIY that I saw that I know she would love, I just don't know what would be better to do.. it is going to be a candle with pressed flowers on it. Should I give it to my MIL as a representation of giving it to a Mom, or should I keep it and light it when I'm thinking about my Mom? I'm stuck. I don't know which to do. For now I'm just going to get the stuff to make the candles, you get the pillar candles and dried, pressed wild flowers (I'll put pictures on my blog)....

So far everybody is healthy here, but I know that can mean nothing, so we are staying vigilant while we quarantine. Please keep us in your prayers.

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Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!

We had a wonderful visit with my MIL (her Covid test came back negative - yay!) and her special friend. They are so cute together. DH made so much food. I only helped here and there and DS16 made homemade mac and cheese for everyone. We ate early - like around 1:30. DH and I took a nice walk after dinner and then we had pie - which DH made too - pumpkin and cherry. I don't think I'll step on the scale in the morning.

HANNAPRAYER - thanks for the info on the testing and best wishes on your writing! Maybe one day I'll be buying your book at our little bookstore in town.

I hope you all had a wonderful day, even if it wasn't the way you hoped. This year has been quite the experience. Remember the blessings that God has filled your life with.

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Hi Gals!

Sounds like there have been lots of updates I haven't seen! Usually if I'm absent from Spark, I get an email when there are new posts. Finally came to figure out where you all went, but you are all here. LOL!!

Just a note on the Covid test being waited on, most people have a few days delay between exposure and being able to test postitive if they have it, so it may be that she was made to wait so that she wouldn't get a false negative, but have an accurate and trustworthy result. Praying she is negative!

Only thing new with me is that I've been doing NaNoWriMo (where you write an entire novel in November). Its got me going crazy, but I like what I'm writing and hope to work on improving it in the next few months to maybe see if I can find a publisher. Its been my dream for a long time.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Stay safe!!

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Joyce, so glad your Dad's hearing aid is on warranty!

Tina, I pray your MIL does not have it and can stay quarantined away from those that do. It is odd she was told to wait, but maybe they want to see if she develops symptoms?

Eye post op went great! As long as the scar tissue doesn't drag it out of place again, I'll be set! I can see! Still taking it easy, just in case. I'm allowed to do more, but I don't want to mess up the lens again! No more eye surgeries! I have slightly better than 20/20 vision!!





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Drove up to be with Dad at a medical appointment... I was helpful there.
Then I took his hearing aid for 'cleaning' and found out it is broken and won't even turn on ...
SO...no wonder he is going downhill. Can't hear, can't lip read with the masks,... sigh. sad sad. His hearing aide is on warrantee so it will be fixed.

4 hours of driving leave me exhausted. I have high regard for the truckers who drive non-stop.

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*UPDATE on my MIL* apparently the nurse at her facility recommended she not get tested until Friday, so she didn't get tested yesterday. So, she's quarantined until she gets the results of that test and then we'll know more. Not sure why she was told to wait.

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I agree, Joyce, you deserve a good break!

Tina, so sorry to hear you will not get to spend Thanksgiving with your MIL! Praying for her health! I hear that there are more outbreaks all over the nation. Makes me worry. Our schools are even talking about going online again.

Eye surgery was okay. I'm taking it easy, no bending, all that jazz. Hoping that the lens stays where it is supposed to this time!

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Yes you do, Joyce!!

I found out this morning that my MIL has been exposed to Covid. Her across-the-hall neighbor called her last night and told her she tested positive. Now she is quarantined for 2 weeks and she got tested this morning. I guess we'll just keep praying. There was a reported outbreak at her retirement village last week - 3 employees tested positive. There had been one a couple of months ago with 1 death, then it seemed to taper off. Now, they are back on the watch list. She is a very active and social person, so this will be hard on her. At least she'll have her Hallmark Christmas movies! emoticon emoticon We'll miss her at Thanksgiving.

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Praying for your surgery today. Karri

Totally not doing anything today. I deserve the rest.


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Joyce, hope your work goes well!

I am going to try to work out today, as my shoulder allows. It is achy, but not painful, so some ice this morning and then my PT exercises as well as cardio, abs and glutes today, I think. Have to run to the store for some necessities and eye drops for my hopefully final eye surgery on Tuesday. I'm praying that this will fix my vision. I'll still have to wear readers, but I am slowly getting used to that.



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I will be minimal on computer as I work for next 3 days. See you later!

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Joyce, so glad you had fun playing volley ball! Sorry to hear you had a crummy shift at work. Hope your next shift goes well!

I've been doing well. Making holiday masks and taking a sewing course online. I got my first pattern downloaded and printed, now to tape it together! Got my fabric picked out and need to wash it. Yay!

Holiday prep is in full swing. Taking an 8 week planner course on FB to help get things together smoothly, so far it is working pretty well.

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One whole hour of Volley Ball .. Haven't done that in years. And it was so fun.

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Supposed to close on our house on the 10th..tomorrow. Title company TODAY decided they need copy of some pages of the trust document. Grrr. last minute lamers!

Also a bad night at work Sunday (not my fault) but that increases anxiety about going to work today.

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I too am worried about the election, but I know that no matter which way it goes, God is in control!

Had Aunt G over for lunch today, she is, I think 73 this week. Made her some fresh Amish bread and sent a loaf home with her. Got her a shawl in royal blue, one of her favorite colors. I'm happy she liked it.

I put the Christmas tree up, tomorrow we will decorate it. Got one of my nativity scenes up, now to find a place for my other one. Hmm.

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So...at work I am surrounded by younger, very liberal co-workers. Everyone voted yesterday some of us standing in line for 2 hours.
They were all "I'm so nervous" and she was jittery and frazzled unable to maintain her line of thought. Others were also talking about how upset they were and how difficult the 'wrong' president ......
I am also concerned about the outcome of the election. BUT I have been praying for months about it. I have confidence that my God is in control! I do not have to be anxious!

That difference was a testimony that spoke to my heart yesterday!

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You all remember "Tithes and Offerings"? well part of mine goes to Egbe Hospital in Nigeria.
Check out this link and see what my money turns into!


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Joyce, I have done that before! Hope you were not too tired!

Busy day ahead and TOM has me exhausted already! I made plans at the beginning of the week to bake the Russian honey cake (will put pictures on my blog) today and let the girls help me. That means I have to clean the kitchen today. The girls were supposed to help me yesterday doing that but everyone was exhausted and forgot to do the small bits I asked them to do. I dislike waking up to a dirty kitchen. Really, really dislike it. Have not done so in a long time.

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OOPS!! messed up reading the schedule---I have to go to work.
tired and no computer time.


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We are getting 3 days of autumn rains...definitely need it as we have been dry.
Working today so I'll be inside anyway! emoticon

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Well, migraine got me down yesterday, so I did take that rest day! Up early today, managed to have my first cup of coffee before DD14 woke up to work out, thank goodness! She takes a while to get up, I on the other hand pop out of bed ready to go (Basic Training in the AF then tech school and so on, I don't know how people can go back to lazy getting up after that, it trained me to pop out of bed!). I do however remember being a teen and not wanting to get out of be and hitting the snooze button... a lot! So I'm super proud of her for getting up this morning!

Another TOM where I am utterly exhausted, but I am not giving in. I'm fighting it tooth and nail. I'm going to call my GYN and see if it is the hormone treatment that is doing it. I have a follow up with her eventually, I just don't know when, it is on my calendar, but it must be in a month or two. Can't go on like this for that long.

Going grocery shopping tomorrow for baking supplies! Wednesday I'm having the girls help me make the Russian honey cake (at their request). DD12 is going to help me make the cakes and icing, and after that cools and is ready, it should be after dinner time so DD14 will have time to help me ice all 10 layers. Then it goes in the fridge overnight and will be ready to eat the next night! It takes 3 hours to make! I hope it is worth it! Friday DD12 and I are making dark chocolate cherry scones to go with tea and coffee. I think we are going to try to have a family game night that night too. We bought a new game to play and have not played it yet.

Halloween is supposed to be our coldest night yet, as is our usual. Supposed to get down to 44 that night. Every year that is our coldest night. We could be having Summer nights and bam! Halloween, in the 30's. LOL. It's tradition. emoticon

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