Thursday, March 13, 2014
I had a good time on my vacation, but I'm very happy to be back home. My son-in-law is now a Warrant Officer in the La. National Guard. We (husband, daughter, granddaughter) left Monday to go to his graduation. FYI: It's challenging to drive across 2 states with a 2 year old!!! She was very good, but got restless, of course, so we had to stop often. My husband and I came back last night. They took their time driving back. AND, I weighed this morning, just knowing that I'd gained 40 lbs in the 3 days that I was gone. I had LOST 1 pound...My lowest ever. Maybe my yoyo streak of losing/gaining/losing has ended. I'm finishing up the 5% challenge. My goal was to lose 10 pounds. Let's just say I didn't quite make it--only ONE pound...Hey, but that's one pound, so I'm happy. I stayed the course. I can see major differences, just not on the scale. Can you believe it??? I actually walked all over the graduation building (a big military museum) and I did NOT use my walker!!! Most of the time, my balance is so bad in large, open spaces. That is a MAJOR accomplishment! That's even better than losing a pound.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I'm somewhat discouraged about my weight loss--or the lack thereof. I realized that it's the end of February and that was suppose to be when I met my goal of reaching 210. I had made my goal around Christmas. Since I seem to be losing weight slower, I thought that instead of 2 lbs. a week, that I'd shoot for a little over 1 lb per week. I figured that a good goal would be to lose 10 pounds in 2 months. That's doable, right??? Well, it didn't happen. I'm stuck at losing about 2 lbs. I know. I know. I tell myself all the things that I've told other people....look for non scale victories....don't get discouraged....at least it's 2 lbs (although it keeps fluctuating)....be thankful with what I have lost (forever!) My problem last night was that I was exhausted!. Infusion on Monday. No naps and a very active 2 years old ALL day on Tuesday and Wednesday. Right before I gave myself a pity party, it clicked.....that in itself is a victory (and a miracle). For those of you who know about MS....trust me, that's a miracle! I was still able to function. So, I went to bed very early. I got up early, but that's OK. I can make it even if Hannah doesn't take a nap again today. So, I guess, I'm just saying that if the scale is stuck for you, don't go eat every thing in sight. Just stick with it. Slowly but surely, we'll win! Turtles Rule!!!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Today was a challenging infusion day. First it wasn't until the afternoon. I like to go on and get it over with. They did the usual blood work--no problem. Then, my veins decided to not cooperate and FIVE stick and TWO nurses later, they finally got the IV to going so my 2 hours could start. Sometimes it "hits" me more than other times. Tonight's one of those times. Enough whining. Everyone have a great day tomorrow!
Monday, February 24, 2014
1. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.
2. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
3. The concert held in Fellowship Hall was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister's daughter, who labored the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her.
4. Today's Sermon: HOW MUCH CAN A MAN DRINK? with hymns from a full choir.
5. Don't let worry kill you off - let the church help.
6. This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.
7. Tuesday at 4:00 PM there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please
8. Wednesday the Ladies' Liturgy Group will meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing, "Put Me in My Little Bed" accompanied by the Pastor.
9. Thursday at 5:00 PM, there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All ladies wishing to
be "Little Mothers" will meet with the Pastor in his private study.
10. The service will close with, "Little Drops of Water." One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in.
11. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday.
12. Next Sunday, a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the new carpet will come forward and get a piece of paper.
13. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
14. The pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing, "Break Forth into Joy."
15. The church is glad to have with us today as our guest minister the Rev. Sam Green, who has Mrs. Green with him. After the service we request that all remain in the sanctuary for the Hanging of the Greens.
16. Miss Charlene Mason sang, "I Will Not Pass This Way Again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
17. Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
18. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.
19. Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
20. Barbara C. remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.
21. The 'Over 60s Choir' will be disbanded for the summer with the thanks of the entire church.
22. Missionary from Africa speaking at Calvary Memorial Church in Racine. Name: Bertha Belch. Announcement: Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa".
23. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
24. A new loudspeaker system has been installed in the church. It was given by one of our members in honor of his wife.
25. The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Even if you've heard some of these before, I think you'll still enjoy them:
The Pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs.
The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the church basement on Friday at 7 pm. The congregation is invited to attend the tragedy.
This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.
The preacher will preach his farewell massage, after which the choir will sing, "Break Forth With Joy".
Thursday night: Potluck Supper - Prayer and medication will follow.
The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church.
Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please use the back door.
Ushers will eat latecomers.
The third verse of Blessed Assurance will be sung without musical accomplishment.
The Rev. Merriweather spoke briefly, much to the delight of the audience.
During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit.
Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on "It's a Terrible Experience."
Due to the Rector's illness, Wednesday's healing services will be discontinued until further notice.
The music for today's service was all composed by George Friedrich Handel in celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth.
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