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Lost a day this week...lol

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As I sat watching a show on the computer....
Bob texts me with what his pay is going to be.
He always finds out the day before payday.
This sent me scrambling....lol We only find
this out on Thursdays. I thought today was
Wednesday. Thank you Lord for having him
text me. It was 5:30. I needed to be at the
church getting everything organize for the
monthly pastors meeting tonight. My church
was hosting it this month. So off I go ASAP...
I arranged a big platter of cookies (ate NONE)
2 arranged 2 platters of sandwiches. I made
pots of coffee to which I put into thermoses
to keep warm. Everything was picture perfect
with 30 minutes to spare. I was able to relax
with the place looking so well put together.
Everything was nice and clean. The food
was laid out nice and inviting. The meetings
are starting to go smoother for me as I am
understand more thing. The only thing I
didn't understand tonight was the tree that
they are decoration. I left the notes at church
since I will be there tomorrow to clean. So
I can't remember what the call it. There will
be Christian symbols on the tree. It is located
on a main road beside a McDonalds. One of
the nice ladies gave me a paper after the
meeting with her name and phone number
plus a lot of other info about herself to me.
She said if I ever needed help understanding
something that was being said at the meeting
that to get ahold of her and she will explain
it to me. We chatted for a while. She gave me
her work and home phone numbers along
with her email. She know her stuff. She listed
the three positions she holds within the church.
How very kind she is being to reach out to me.
God is so kind to guide such a nice person into
my life that can answer my questions.

I hadn't done much today. I could tell it was
warmer out last night. I was up till 3am. I was
sore and just couldn't sleep. Up and down is
all I did. All those fantastic walking plans and
I couldn't walk far yesterday. It was just so cold
it was taking my breath away. So my walk was a
short one.

I just heard from my cousin. It took a month for
my package to make it to him, He is base in Kuwait.
He said he was moving around a lot. I will be so
thankful when December is over and he should be
coming home and retire. 20 years is enough.

Tomorrow I need to be up early and put out the
dinner rolls to thaw so I can bake them. At noon
the soup ministry will be gathering at the church
to put everything together and deliver them.

I have the upstairs of the church to clean up....
The school room
The Social room
Touch up the Bathrooms
Sweep Narthrax entrance and hallways.
Downstairs....
Bathrooms
Kitchen
Entrance ways
Halls
Main room ( I am so tired I can't remember the name)
Sweeping and moping too.

Not as bad as it looks. I have been keeping
on top of the cleaning so it won't be so bad.
The church has to be finished by 3pm.
Friday at 3pm people are showing up to get
everything ready for the Saturday
Rummage/Hotdog/Bake sale. Lots of
tables being moved and such.

I also need to paint 2 picture frames. It
just a matter of taking them outside and
spraying them. I will be printing a few
photos and framing them for the face
painting display on Saturday.

Thanks everyone for reading this.
God Bless....

  
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COLOR-BLUE 11/21/2014 8:44PM

    Connie,

Take a deep breath and slow down! You've been ripping and roaring for a time now, and your body needs to rest. I know you have the church to clean, and the Rummage/Hotdog/Bake Sale going on, but can you get some rest after that? Girl, you need to slow down a bit.

You're right, that lady was so kind and nice to you, as she told you she would help you understand everything that's going on. But the crowning part is when she gave you her home and work numbers, and told you to call. That was so very sweet.

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MCFITZ2 11/20/2014 10:57PM

    A Chrismons tree
The decorations are Christmas symbols and the top is usually a crown.
Decorations are usually white and or gold. It is a way to learn the meanings of different Christian symbols and a lovely way to focus on the meaning of the holiday.

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DOILIEQUEEN 11/20/2014 10:38PM

    I'm glad I'm not the only who loses a day once in awhile. Yesterday I woke hearing a big truck and I thought the garbage man was real early. Then it dawned on me it was only Wednesday. Good thing because I didn't have the garbage out. It comes on Thursdays.

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So very cold outside...15 degrees.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I was so not looking forward to this cold weather. I am thinking of bundling up and walking to the park. I have to walk to the church anyway so why not get a walk in too. I will have to do lots of layers...I dont have a heavy winter coat. But a turtle next, sweat shirt, sweater then my coat will do. The coat is more of a wrap...so I could put 16 layers under it and to would fit. I have to find something for gloves. Should be interesting. I just found the spark coach appears and I an using it to write this. Love the app!

Ok I need to get moving

  
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MCFITZ2 11/20/2014 5:49PM

    28 here
Gloves are a great idea and you could use more than one pair for extra warmth. Pioneer stock. Meet the challenge and figure out how to overcome it. emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 11/19/2014 7:21PM

    Way To Go---confront that cold weather head on, and don't let it get you down or keep you from your goals!! Layers are always the best anyway, but I DO hope you found some gloves!! (If not, wool socks make Great Mittens!!) It was about 35 when I was out stuffing leaves into the ground this morning; we are actually past the worst of our cold here, and back to rain tonight. Take Care!!


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COLOR-BLUE 11/19/2014 10:01AM

    Connie,

I was looking forward to the cooler weather, but not this COLD. Even here at 10 AM it's 21 outside and this is usually Indian Summer here. It's too cold for me, and thank God I don't have to get out. Bundle up my dear friend and keep warm, as you get your walk in, on your way to the church.

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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Lost 50 pounds!!! Good News in Different Areas....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

YEA!!!! 50 off !!!
Such a big deal! So happy.
I felt like I was losing and I was.

My brother is not only out of ICU...
He is HOME!!! He had such good
care in UPMC in Pittsburgh. Two
day in there made all the difference.
The prayers were wonderful. Thank
you so very much for praying for him.

I had a nice surprise Saturday while
I was at the craft/vendor show. I was
approached by a lady. She was at a
table beside us....but she was on the
other side. I didn't realize she was
watching me. She is in charge of an
PTO craft show at an elementary school.
It is 25 miles away. She wants me to
face paint there. Something for the
kids. I told her I was already doing
an adoption event for PURR WV.
She offered me a free table in a prime
location....just inside the door. Beside
all the raffle tables. She is also letting
me display the three raffles Purr has
going on. She is putting a portable
shelving unit behind me so I can
display photos. I have two 11x16 photos
of cats that I can display. I talked to Purr
and I am going there. This is a first for
Purr to do. They never had a person go
out and do an event on there own. They
won't have a table of crafts there. It will
just be me. I told the lady about Purrcy
the mascot for Purr. She never heard of
him. She would love to have him show
up...but I don't know if he can do it. They
are interested in having Purrcy come and
visit the children. Purr does that all the
time. He reads a book about Alley cats
and donates the book to the school. He
also teaches the children about cats.
This was a big ego boost for me.

I have been so careful with my food choices.
It is paying off. My body feels like it is losing
weight. Right now ...Today I am at my goal
for December 1st! What a great position to
be in. I have a very busy week. I am making
sure I plan everything ahead.

Today...Cleaning church...the upstairs.
I am hoping to do everything but
the carpet/classroom/hospitality
room. There is a meeting Thur. and
those rooms will get messed u due
to serving food at it. I will make
sure they are looking nice but
they will have to be redone after
the meeting on Thur. meeting.
We are out of bread at home so I
am thawing out some frozen dinner
rolls to raise to bake later today.
Only 3 so I will stay in my calorie
range.
Wed.....Finish what I didn't get done at the
church yesterday. The sanctuary
will be deep dusted with furniture
polish. The hanging of the greens
is Sunday afternoon. I want the
place to shine.
Thur...Prepare for the monthly pastors meeting.
Our church is hosting it. I will be attending
it too taking notes...so I can tell the
congregation on Sunday. I am setting up
and cleaning up for it. There are cookies
of all kinds for me to display pretty. We
will also be serving sandwiches and drinks.
I want to work on cleaning the downstairs
of the church. Sat is a rummage/hotdog
sale. I won't have someone walk in and
find dust or dirt. So sweeping and moping
the whole downstairs is a must.
Friday...Up early to thaw out and bake the dinner
rolls for the Soup Ministry today. Cleaning
up after the pastors meeting Thur. night.
The Upstairs will need vacuumed and
rooms cleaned. The downstairs needs
cleaned well with sweeping and moping
for Saturday Rummage/Hotdog sale.
Saturday....Up early to travel to the....
Wilson Elementary PTO Craft & Vendor show.
Its 10-3pm. Please say a prayer that it goes
well for me. I so want to do good for the cats.
I will have pamphlets for people.
Sunday....My monthly report before the congregation
on what is going on at the pastors meeting.
After Church and Sunday School...I am
resting.

I am not the usual one people talk to about PURR WV. So
this could be interesting. There is always someone who
comes up complaining about there call or email not being
returned. That they have a litter of kittens that they don't
want. People just don't realize that the shelter gets
hundreds of emails and calls just like theirs. There are over
300 kitty's at this shelter. I will have to explain that I am the
wrong person to speak to since I have nothing to do with
that part of the shelter. That I so understand there
frustration. I just have no authority to help them. All I can
do is give them the pamphlets with the information on how
to reach them and a big hug.

Poor Lorna the director...had an accident Sunday and fell off
a concrete wall at the shelter. She has a concussion and
broken ribs. Putting in railings has been moved to the top
of the to do list. She was still at the shelter Monday fixing
the kitty's. They have four days scheduled this week for
fixing them. Bet it the count goes over 100 this week. They
did a record of 106 a few weeks ago. When PURR WV
spades and neuters...they include shots. I think that is great.

Well I need to get something to eat. Its almost 10 and all I
have had was coffee. I need to get dressed and out the door.

Bob woke me up to tell me that he saw Mama Cat watching
and gave her fresh water. Its only 15 degrees here. It rained
all day yesterday so I moved the food and water onto my
porch. I kept looking for the cats...hoping to show her
where it was moved. I finally stepped out the door and boy
did they run. They found it all on there own. I will keep
throwing out the ice and giving them warm water all day
today. I so want to bring them all in the warm apartment.
But that's not happening. At least not yet...

ok I am taking a big chance on typing so long.
I hope this post. Thanks for reading.





  
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CONNIEDETHOMAS 11/19/2014 9:59AM

    Go on to You Tube.
Type face painting.
there are tons of how
to videos.

Thanks everyone for all
the comments.


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MOONGLOWSNANA 11/19/2014 9:22AM

  I'm glad you are doing so many things that you love to do. I remember when you first started taking a walk around the block. Now look at you go!

Thank you for everything you do for the cats and for PURR. The face painting much be so much fun for both the kids and the adults. I think I would enjoy face painting too once I got the hang of it.

Your church certainly has found a great volunteer to help do so many things. Bless you!

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COLOR-BLUE 11/18/2014 5:19PM

    Connie,

Oh how God had blessed you!!!! Look at you with your face painting and getting PURR WV in the mix, and being a spokesperson! This is so FANTASTIC!!!!! I'm so excited for you!

HOORAY!!!! Your brother is back home! Praise the Lord, all of our prayers were answered! God is still in the blessing business!

WOW! You have a very full week ahead of you, and I know you and by His Grace, you'll get everything done! And, it is SPOTLESS!!!!

Praying for Lorna, NOW!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MCFITZ2 11/18/2014 1:22PM

    WOW What a great amount of good news. emoticon
Glad your brother is home and better.
Delighted that you got rid of 50 pounds. emoticon
Excited for the opportunity for Purr WV.
And look at you. Taking notes and talking about reporting to the congregation and not repeat not over stressing about it.
Woman. You are amazing. emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 11/18/2014 11:56AM

    Connie...most wonderful news!! Don't know if the 50# Lost CONGRATS or your brother home already is best??!!

I know that once they identify bleeding ulcers, start treatment, and can transfuse, the person *immediately* feels so very much better! In his case, the kidney stones certainly did NOT help him though...! We will keep him in mind, hoping that the ulcers/stones will not return...but heal fully and he regains his strength soon. So glad this stress is behind you!

Your week and PURR adventures will keep you so busy that you won't have time to overeat--LOL (Tip: when you are putting out those pretty cookies, think of them as plastic decorations....so much less inviting!!)

ENJOY!!

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So much has been going on. With all this crazyness and I still lost a pound.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Yea!!!!! 1 pound off!!!!

First ....
My brother has been quite sick.
He went to the ER on Wed and was admitted.
Bleeding ulcers. He has 3 units of blood by
Saturday and was just getting sicker. He
changed hospitals into a Pittsburgh UPMC.
Straight into ICU. They aren't giving him
any more blood. He has fluid in his stomach
and they don't know what it is. They are doing
lots of test today. He also has kidney stones.
He is in tons of pain. There giving him a lot
stronger pain meds at this hospital. He
doesn't have a phone in ICU so I have to wait
to hear from someone on how he is doing.
So please pray for him.

Ok what has been going on with me lately.

* I finished all the window cleaning on the
upstairs of the church. Yea! Its a huge
job. 27 upstairs and 36 downstairs. I
let the church officers know about the
two rooms downstairs that weren't done,
due to the rummage sale stuff. I was told
not to worry that they were fine and I didn't
have to do them. I will if I get a good day
and can get to them.
* I did a Christmas craft/vendor show at a
high school Saturday. It was so well laid
out. There were no crowding since there
was so much room. Beautiful things. I
did tons of praying about putting a price
on my face painting. I have been feeling
so abused and used by the parents and kids.
Since there was no price listed they felt I
should do a full face for one dollar. Then
they would go around telling everyone that
I would do full faces for a dollar. So I put
a $5 price on it. It is still less than half of
what is charged for this. Here is a few photos.


* We had a Thank the Pastor Dinner Sunday night.
Great food. I was so careful. NO dessert.
Healthy choices for me. Bob had NO dessert.
He also lost another pound.
computer is starting to act up so I am going to
try and post this.

  
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LADYSTARWIND 11/18/2014 12:27AM

    Lovely photos...of great artworks...! Sharing your talents makes this world a better place!

I too am praying for your brother. His situation takes me back to when my brother was hospitalized for pancreatic issues.... very difficult for family to do anything to help out. So just take a deep breath, and start to plan if there is anything you can do once he is home.... perhaps you can get a weekend up there doing shopping, cooking, errands, etc for him? He will appreciate not having to ask for that help...
I hope you will have good news soon...!

and Congrats on keeping to your weight loss plan!! Its working!!
patti


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COLOR-BLUE 11/17/2014 8:32PM

    Connie,

emoticon another lb. gone, never to come back!!!!!

Your face painting is superb and you have every right to charge $5.00. It's magnificent and there should've been no complaints, with the detail and you're covering a lot of the face.

Yep, you and Bob are on the right page, having no dessert and making smart choices! I'm delighted that Bob's dropping excess weight, also!

Would you please keep me posted about your brother. Praying right NOW!!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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VAL_LYNNE 11/17/2014 9:18AM

    Your face painting is beautiful! Congratulations on your pound lost but I think I found it. Let me know when you find out anything about Allen, he is in my prayers.

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Such a pretty day...Tomorrow will be so different.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I ended up so sore yesterday that I
accomplished nothing. My hard work
at the shelter. ...made my body ache.
it was all the upper body from washing
all those litter boxes. I washed over
100 of them. So arms, shoulders, wrist,
Fingers and back were killing me.

This morning after laying in one very
hot bathtub. ..I felt almost human.
I am so glad I had the weather report
so wrong yesterday. I was thinking
the bad weather was coming today.
So I took advantage of this warm
sunny day and washed windows
at church. 21 Windows. Looking
Good. I expect to be just as sore
Tomorrow as I was yesterday.
If I am...I will just skip doing church
till Thursday. When I finished
cleaning the windows....I also
cleaned the room. I accomplished
a lot today!

My computer decided to not
open the window to write my
blot....so I will try later and add
my food then.

Till later.....

  
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MCFITZ2 11/11/2014 9:24PM

    Hope you are not overly sore tomorrow. You do so much good for others. emoticon

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MOONGLOWSNANA 11/11/2014 5:29PM

  You are such a hard worker! No wonder you are sore. That was a lot of scrubbing and cleaning! I wouldn't be able to move for a week if I tried to do all of that in a day. All that exercise is why you are losing weight so well. emoticon

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