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Still sick….

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Photobucket This is not going to be a long post. I am still not feeling very well. There is no soreness, but I have a bad cough and just generally feel lousy. my torso is so sore from the cough and although I get a bit of relief from medicine, it always comes back. Then I am over all clammy and sweaty feeling. We go from cold mornings to very warm afternoon, evenings and back to cool nights. How I love this weather, but it’s so maddening not to feel good enough to really enjoy it. I want so badly to go to sleep, but it’s not happening and then when I finally do I feel just horrible for the longest time in the mornings. I have no idea when this will clear up, but I sure wish it happens soon.

So not much else to chatter about. JD’s been off since wed and having him under foot when I feel so crudy hasn’t been much fun, lol. He and Em went to a tractor show today about 3 hours away. They had a great time and I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Em and Michael are still looking at houses with nothing possible they really like yet, but they have time. So guess that is about it. I will try and be around to visit everyone tomorrow. Hope I feel much better. Till next time….

The greatest use of life
is to spend it for something
that will outlast it

~ William James ~

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cathing a cold

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Photobucket I knew it was coming with these beautiful and cooler days, a sinus cold with a sore throat, scratchy ears and throat and chest congestion. The past two mornings have been in the 40’s which for me is down right cold. I truly felt bad yesterday so hardly was online. As much as I love fall I do dread the cold temps. I’m as miserable when I’m really cold as I am when I am very hot. Trouble is I don’t live somewhere where there are perfect temps years around. Ummm…. is there a place like that that truly exists? lol…. So you’d be right if you suspect that I haven’t been up to very much for the past 4 days. Maybe that day trip and being in that rain didn’t help matters either. Who knows.

Mostly I have been watching TV, my DVD’s and playing some online games when I felt up to it. Haven’t been stay up to late either, although I still haven’t slept to well. When Em and I went to WalMart last week I bought the DVD National Treasure 2, Book of Secrets. I finally got around to watching it last night and I really liked it. I think it was as good as the first one. Even though I’m sure they take a lot of liberty with American History on this, they do mention a lot that is true especially the people. Then today on Fox New’s Morning V.P. Cheney’s wife was on as she wrote a children’s book called “We the People” the Illistrations were marvelous and it sounds like it would be a great book to have for the grandchildren. I believe that many of the youth and young adults are just not well educated in our American History as they should be. They were mentioning the other day on 9/11 about explaining to the children who have been born after it and would have no idea as the the great significance this has on the state of the world today. Mrs. Cheney’s book also is written as she put it in “Good old word, nothing fancy” and the the forefather’s pictures as very real human’s. One illistration she pointed out was Benjamin Franklin addressing a crowd of bickering people with a two-headed snake and asking them just what would happen if one snakes head went one way around a bush the the other the other way. Showing the need for compromise. Then how one day during all the goings on of putting together the consitution that George Washington snuck off to do some trout fishing. Great stories that kids could really relate to.

Anyway although the premise behind National Treasure is fiction, it does make for an excellent adventure. I often visit a blog called Laurel Wreath’s Reflections and she has a recent 5 day give away. I was so excited and thrilled to learn that my name was drawn and I received a $30 Amazon Gift certificate. I am planning on using it to get some DVD’s or books. Deciding which ones is the hardest part, lol… Will let you know what I purchased after I decide. Laurel is a beautiful Christian Lady and her blog is very inspiring and excellent to read. I do recommend you stopping by to visit now and then if you can.

Emily and Michael looked at a house last night. They love the location as it’s very near the park, and although it’s just 2 bedrooms it has a big 2 car garage that can be converted and also a screened in back porch. It has lots more storage space too that where they are now although it’s about the same square footage. It’s well within their price range too. They are thinking on it, but no final decision yet. All I know is that I do hope they find something before really cold and bad weather set in, lol. We know Dad and a trailer will be needed, lol… Cliff took our car last friday night and with some college buddies drove down to McKinney Texas to see one of his best friends, from colllege, high school team he coaches play. He had a great time but I can see how as his friends Darren and Zack are great guys and they’ve all been very close since their college days. In fact both Darren and Zack flew out for Cliff’s Marine graduation.

Not much else going on to chat about. Will be around today and this evening visiting. Till next time…

Look to this day!
For it is life,
the very life of life.
For yesterday is but
a dreamand tomorrow is
only a vision, but today
well lived makes every
yesterday a dream
of happiness and tomorrow
a vision of hope.

~ Kalidasa ~

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cloudy days…

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Photobucket Sorry but I am not missing, it’s just so little is going on here so there’s not much to right about. I am grateful for yet another wonderday God has blessed me with. A cool front move in today so the temps are only in the 70’s. Very nice, but it’s dark and cloudy so it really just makes me more tired. I was on a bit ago and just could hardly keep my eyes open. I hate that because if I lie down then I can’t sleep. I’m not sure what the next few days hold either as I didn’t pay much attention to the weather last night. JD is off tomorrow and thurs. so doubt I am on much. It’s getting a bit hard for me to visit all my reads like I want. I will try and do better.

I’ll be happy to see the new season of many of my shows starting this month. The repeats are getting so stale and boring. Nothing to big on the news either, at least to me. Of course football has started back up and JD watches it pretty often. I just listen usually, lol.

We kept Preston Sunday night as it was Em’s and Michael’s 6th wedding anniversary. They went out to eat and bowled. Preston watched me bowl online and was so cute. He sat on a stool next to me and every time I would get a strike, he raise his arms and shout “We Won, yeah”. lol… So cute. I love to try and remember the cute things the kids did when they were young and now my grandchildren. It just give you such a warm feeling to watch them change and grow. At preschool he learned the song, I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, down in my heart. Em called last night and he was singing it so loud that I could hear him, over and over again. Em would try to get him to talk or do something else, but he kept right on singing it. Cute, but driving you to distraction, lol… He just kepted on and on while playing and sorting his color block, she said. I wonder how long he kepted on after we hung up, lol..

Well guess that’s about it for this time, sorry it’s so short. From the looks of the weather I’ll be napping and sleeping the rest of the week, unless something changes, lol. I’ll be around to visit soon. Till next time….

The kiss of the sun
for pardon,
The song of the birds
for mirth,
Oneisnearer God’s
heart in a garden
Than anywhere else
on earth.

~ Dorothy Francis Gurney ~

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Photobucket It was a week-end for weather watching. I felt the way things were handle in the coming of Gustav was well done. Even though it altered the plans of the RNC, they handled it very well and listening to First Lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain was so tasteful and filled my heart with joy that the RNC put America and what was happening to the gulf states first.

I must say I think that Laura Bush was a most admiring and outstanding First Lady. A true Lady she is and she exhibits such class with all the political hoopla that she finds herself in the midst of. I always watch anytime she is interviewed or speaks. I feel Cindy McCain will be very much the same. I found my thoughts think about what the First, first ladies, of our country would think if they saw how much as changed over the course of history for women and how they play such an intregal part in all aspects of the American life and dream. Em was out for a bit last night and with JD we were kind of discussing this. JD feels that the next presidential election we will see our first woman president. He is sure that when all is said and the time comes, when Hillary Clinton gets in the voting booth she will vote for McCain. lol.. He says that McCain will be a one term president and that it gives Hillary another chance before she gets to old to run and that he feels the candidate’s for the republican’s will be Sarah Palin. I’m don’t totally agree with his view, but I can’t say that it wouldn’t be possible. In the world today I see any possibility.

Thank you Herb, my friend for saying you would vote for me, but be certain that I have no aspirations of ever running for political office or ever being a in politics. It’s much to confusing to me and besides I have a simple mindset and life that would be found to be so boring. lol… But the comment you made truly made me smile.

I didn’t do much at all over the week-end. JD was off monday and neither of us labored at all. lol… Very little was on the news except Gustav, and I’m so glad the actions taken proved helpful and that Gustav did not hit land as powefully as it could have. Yes I know there will be alot of damage, but the lives saved of both people and animals was made first priority as it should of been. I did express a couple of complaints as one being the one mindedness of the media over the coverage of the storm. Granted it was important, but nothing but stories on the storm were on. I find they do this with any big story and sometimes I get frustrated as I’d really like to know what is going on elsewhere in the country and world too. The constant talk and repetativeness of any story just drives me crazy at times. Second is the constant bringing up of Gov. Palin’s pregnant teenage daughter. She issued a statement and then enough said, even the media said it shouldn’t be a topic and left to be a private family matter, yet something is said continually. Questions asked of other’s. Let it drop!!!! Even I have to admire Obama’s when he said family matters are off limits. If so then why is the topic continually be spoken of? Leave it alone, period, end of story, no more!!!!!

Not much else is going on. To day is hot but very humid and muggy. I know we’ll be feeling some effects of this storms coming in especially those in the gulf. My heart and prayers are with all my friends and the families in the costal areas that are having to go through all this. It’s always sad when mother nature effects the lives of so many people. From the flooding, fires, hurricane’s to tornadic weather all over, Seems the weather is hitting our people all over the country hard. I have no answer’s except that I am glad to see such good preparations are made when these disasters happen. I hope to get around to all my visits today. Today I am grateful that even though the summer weather has been uncomfortable and we deal with many problems due to it also, I praise God for a great life, family, friends and a beautiful day. Till next time…..

A joyful heart is like a
sunshine of God’s love,
the home of eternal happiness,
a burning flame of God…
And if we pray we will
become that sunshine of
God’s love–in our own home,
the place where we live,
and in the world at large.

~ Mother Teresa ~

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Wednesday news

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Photobucket WP is giving me fits trying to post today. This is my third attempt! Why I have no idea. I hadn’t realize it’s been so long since my last post, but this heat and humidity has me feeling pretty blah so I guess that’s it. Although I am grateful for the beautiful days the Lord has allowed me to have. Preston hasn’t been feeling to great either and was sick Sunday night, but went to school monday. Then monday night he was sick again so Emily called and asked me to watch him Tuesday. I went over early and he did fine all day. He didn’t eat, but did drink well and played without running a fever or anything. So today he is back at school. Kids get sick like that it seems.

I was so tired and sore Tuesday evening. I went to the store to pick up a few things and then got home. I was grateful to be home even to my muggy house and the pups were delighted as they spent the day on the porch. I watched Hillary’s speech that night and it was ok, but she didn’t mention that Obama would make a good president as she did saying Michele Obama would be a great first lady. She sure pitch the coming of women in politics and she is right. Most of the convention I don’t watch as to me I find it rather boring. lol… Today I did my laundry which at times is a chore for me. Mostly the hanging up and putting away gets to me. Another blessing to be grateful for though is being in the age of the washer and dryer. I just can’t imagine having to do laundry by hand or with an old time ringer washer. I have hung clothes on the line though, but luckily not often. I love sheets and towels on the line, but here the clothes line is to far away for me to feel like doing it.

Cliff popped by this morning for a minute to invite me to lunch with him and Madison friday. Of course I’ll go and since JD is off he may too if he doesn’t have plans. He still has the sink to fix and some other projects. He is off tomorrow and friday. Valarie is leaving for Texas to be with family friday after work. Cliff has to work though. Eli is going today with Nana and Poppa Hayes. It’s to hot and humid for me to even think about going anywhere. Although our temps have only been in the 80’s which I feel is a remenant of the hurricane Fay and Gustaf is on his way in the gulf so I image we’ll get some effects from him the coming days.

Not much else to chatter about. I sure hope this time it posts. I pray you all are doing well and I’ll be visiting this afternoon and evening. Till next time…..

Friendship is precious,
not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life;
and thanks to a benevolent
arrangement of things,
the greatest part of life
is sunshine.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

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WP problems?

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Photobucket Thought I don’t sunbath anymore, it’s hot here again and very muggy and sticky feeling. Yesterday I was so miserable that I couldn’t get comfortable no matter when I did. I think that is why I didn’t post yesterday. I’m grateful just to have had another day even though I didn’t feel up to doing anything. JD had went back to work and I was sleepy so I really was also grateful that the bedroom is comfortable enough to sleep in and rest. Today I’ve close off many of the rooms and am going to let the a/c in the bedroom flow into the den and computer room and I hopefully will feel less uncomfortable today.

I have no plans to do anything special. I did want to tell you that Michael and Emily did qualify for a loan up to the limit they set of $90,000 so the house hunting will become serious now. I had hoped to go to a couple of open houses with Em today, but she and Michael are doing something with his sister and family so they are going, but not staying very long. Since it’s so hot I decided not to go. I know the relator will help them find something they like and can afford.

I am very grateful for my computer, but if your like me you get frustrated when it does things and you don’t know the cause and they are kind of weird. lol Like I posted just a few minutes ago and I noticed that it was not saving to draft as usual. In fact it would say, “you don’t have permission to do that” It’s always done it since I’ve been using WP at their site and although they have made some changes to the layout everything has always worked ok. Then I went to publish it and it took me back to the log in page. So I logged in and sure enough the post wasn’t there. Weird I tell you.

Not much else to chatter about. I guess I was so uncomfortable yesterday I forgot to post. So here is my Saturday Special

August 23rd

~Arts & Entertainment~

1. Favorite Quote or Saying? -“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” This is always there to remind me to make the best of a bad situation

2. Favorite Poem or Ode?– I love any poem written by Helen Steiner Rice. What a Godly person she was, but they do give permission for you to use her writings online. Unless they’ve changed as I use to post my favorites on my old domain and I got an email telling me I had to remove them. So I can’t post my favorite one here.

3. Favorite Line from a Play or Movie?-Not sure if this is exactly right, but “I’m not crazy Mylinn, people only like me cause I have more money than God!” Stated by my favorite character in Steele Magnolias, Wheezer. She was so real and funny!

4. Favorite TV Show of All Time?

– This is hard as I like so many, but I guess I’ll chose “Magumn PI” for I just loved Tom Sellek. He was funny, witty and sexy, lol.

Till next time….

Seed of kindness
will yield a bountiful
harvest of blessings.

~ Author Unknown~

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Photobucket I was able to upload pictures from our Birthday picnic for JD at flickr. Here is the url directly too the Slideshow if you’d like to see them. There are only 10. I’ll share a couple of them here.

My Kids and Families

the Kids

Sliding Fun

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I am so grateful to God for having my children live here in the same town and being close to us. I would love to see them more than I do, but as you well know everyone lives such busy lives today. This time at the park was especially fun. Relaxing and enjoying some lively fun and chatter. The grands really enjoyed it, playing so hard. A few of the pictures show them all wet from playing in the mister’s in the play area. When I hear of families that are not getting along it breaks my heart, but as human’s we tend to wear our feelings and our hearts on our sleeve’s sometimes. As a Christian, I feel equally blessed because I know that we all are brother’s and sister’s in the family of God. We are called to treat on another like family and I so agree with that.

I am grateful today for a very good night’s sleep. Once I get to sleep now the new CPAP setting are working well and I feel more rested when I awake. I still only average 5 to 6 hours a night and have that difficulty falling to sleep, but when I finally do I am so blessed that it is good. Getting to sleep is something I’ll discuss more with my doctor and work on.

It’s getting very warm again. My start up page use to by my Dell homepage and I had my towns weather information on it, but something happened and I lost it. I have a news station in OKC send me the morning weather, but it doesn’t reflect what is happening here and we can sometimes be cooler or hotter. It’s very sticky and muggy too. JD has been running around today. He really enjoyed his birthday picnic with the kids. Tomorrow he heads back to work. I am so grateful that he has a job and with good benefits. So many are still without work and looking. My prayers are with several of my friends whose husbands are looking for jobs.

I thank God for another beautiful day today. Not much else going on. Need to send some of these pics to Emily and Cliff. I’ll be making visits this afternoon. Till next time…..

God’s love is like a
river springing up
in t he Divine Substance
and flowing endlessly
through His creation,
filling all things with life
and goodness and strength.

~ Thomas Merton ~

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