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winter concept

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Winter hit this past week. First the cold then the snow and ice. I decided through all the clean up I am really a concept person. I LIKE the concept of Winter but I really don't like winter. I like the concept of snuggling up beside a fire with hot cocoa and cookies. But we have forced hot air and cocoa with cookies seems to add to my already plump exterior. I like the concept of white fields and snowy lanes....until I have to shovel them. I like the concept of chilly breezes nipping at my nose but the wind around my place takes the decorations down from my porch and I hate being stuffed up because of winter colds.
So until my romantic concept becomes reality I'll be shoveling, sniffing and chubby.
I hope you keep up all the good work on Sparkpeople.
Keep the Win in Winter.

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CINDYAST 12/4/2014 8:58PM

    I understand! Shoveling and sneezing is NO fun! But.......Christmas and times with friends and family are wonderful! Just think Christmas carols, snowball fights, cozy blankets, reading the Bible about Jesus' birth. Ahhhhh. Makes me feel warm all over!
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KADULAC 12/4/2014 3:37AM

    I love winter, although we don't get more than a few feet of snow throughout the winter. I don't mind shoveling, but I only have to do the porch because we now have a four-wheeler with a plow and I'm not allowed to do it. My husband spoils me. Hot tea and a warm fire are wonderful.

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Wonderful summer.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Spent all summer with the grands. Swim lessons, soccer games and practice, yoga, arts and crafts, summer reading program, baseball, zumba and so much more! I felt every second of my age and loved every minute of it. It was truly an opportunity I may never get again. How wonderful is God's timing that I had time and they were still living in the area. It was wonderful.

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KADULAC 9/3/2014 7:58PM

    That sounds like so much fun.

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CINDYAST 9/1/2014 2:46PM

    emoticon And yes, you are blessed!

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AALLEY2 8/31/2014 2:46PM

    emoticon You are blessed! emoticon

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Yeah, sunshine!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I was driving into work at 6:30 this morning and topped one of our many hills and saw the sun. It was glorious! It looked warm and bright and promising.
It raised a touch of hope in my snow weary heart as the radio had just announced another winter weather to hit us this coming week.
Thank you Lord for your promise of Spring.

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KADULAC 2/24/2014 8:12PM

    We are having sunshine too. I'm so glad Spring is coming.

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CHANCETARYN 2/20/2014 6:10PM

    Everything was melting here today, but more snow/ice is coming tomorrow. Spring will be here soon!

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CINDYAST 2/20/2014 4:10PM

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Enjoy it while you can! Stay warm!

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DEB62BIE62 2/20/2014 12:28PM

    emoticon We've had sun the past week, and I love it. It's been in the 70's and 80's. Crazy for February. I actually saw people swimming in an outdoor swimming pool, it was so warm. February is usually our coldest month. emoticon

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February 3, 2014-A small victory.

Monday, February 03, 2014

I crashed my computer this past fall so I finally got a new one and it took forever to get a handle on Windows 8--UGH. But I'm back. Anyway, come January I jumped back on the weight loss train and picked up an accountability partner at work. This was something I really needed. So I started dealing with my emotions/feelings instead of eating them. I get stressed easily and at work food is way to handy, also that combined with sitting at a desk most of the day is not a healthy situation
Well this afternoon I left to go home in the middle of a snowstorm. We had 3 inches on the ground and it was coming down heavily. Our town is in a budget crunch so roads weren't cleared and most areas not even sanded. Cars were sliding all over the road and I passed a 3 car pile-up. I was shaking so hard and when I called ahead and heard a voice from home I started to cry. It took over and hour plus to drive 30 miles. I got home shaking, hurting from tightly gripping the wheel, and with tears in my eyes I unloaded my work bag into my house but instead of grabbing chips, cookies and soda I grabbed a shovel and started in on the snow piles. An hour later I had stopped shaking, crying and feeling out of control and helpless. Plus, the driveway was cleaned and pretty good if I say so myself. I didn't eat and I felt better not so stiff in my back. So for today I am happy with this small victory and hope to see more in the future.

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KADULAC 2/13/2014 4:11PM

    Yay for small victories. I'm sorry about the drive. We've had a lot of freezing rain this winter and my family had to drive too and from work in it. I would be the same as you if I had to drive in it. I'm glad you got home safe and enjoyed shoveling instead of cookies and chips.

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CINDYAST 2/3/2014 8:40PM

    Wow, rough drive home! Glad you made it safely and way to go on handling all the stress it caused! And your driveway looks great as a bonus!
emoticon Sending some sunshine to help melt the snow and ice!

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Welcome Nathan Peter Lawrence.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

My 5th grandchild made his entrance into the world this weekend. Tiny, red, bruised from being born face up. He is helpless, scared of the noise his older siblings make and totally reliant on Mom for everything. He is so helpless. As I hold him close and marvel at his being, a nagging fear nibbles my mind. What will life be like for him as he grows? Will he have to endure bullying, abuse, hatred, fear, war, etc. I look at this child and he looks back through squinted eyes and then.. I see hope. The words of a Gaither song pop to mind..." How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride and joy he brings. But greater still the calm assurance, this child can face uncertain days, because He lives" As I bow my head in prayer of thanks for this life I also ask forgiveness for doubt and fear, my Nathan can face what is coming because Christ lives! In difficult times may we all remember Jesus holds the future and we can face what comes because of Him.

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KADULAC 8/8/2013 11:28PM

    Congratulations. That is wonderful that you can be there with him.

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THEADMIRAL 8/7/2013 3:15PM

    Congratulations and AMEN!

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MAW_OH 8/6/2013 10:48PM

    Welcome, Baby!! emoticon

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CINDYAST 8/6/2013 8:12PM

    Congrats on your new grandson. What a precious gift and what a wonderful reminder that God holds him in His hand.
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CASTIRONLADY 8/6/2013 8:08PM

    What a precious gift for that baby boy, a grandparent that can point him to the One who lives. Praise His Holy Name! emoticon

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