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Happy Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter is always bittersweet for me. I revel in the coming of Spring and God's promise of eternal life, but it still miss those who are already gone from me. Eventually, I will be with them again. That gives me great peace.

I still haven't found a place I feel welcome for services, I miss that. But as long as the people here treat me like an outsider in "their" church, I won't go. It's God's church, not theirs, and He welcomes everyone. Oh well.

I'm quite content to worship in my own way, in my own home (or wherever I happen to be). After all, the bible says to pray in the quiet dark places (ok, it's a paraphrase, I don't have verses memorized.)

I plan a relatively relaxing day. The extent of exertion today is going to be boiling 4 eggs to make devilled eggs to go with ham for lunch and spinning/knitting.

the gym is closed, so the pool isn't happening until tomorrow. Sigh. I have a LOT to get done tomorrow. Banking, working out, delivering monkey cozies (I piddled around making them, I only did 18), taking care of my market space, getting the estimate on the brakes. Yes, I just had brakes done. The front ones. Now the rears are making noise. Ugh. And Tuesday even more errands.

That should burn some calories!

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LINDAK25 4/20/2014 10:29PM

    Happy Easter!

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KAREN608 4/20/2014 12:24PM

    Happy Easter to you!
Sorry you aren't comfortable at any church.
I just remembered at age 40, believing, through reading the bible only, which is rare by the way, and then attending three churches at the same time for various services. Sure I felt the odd girl out but I loved the hymns which I had to learn as all foreign to me... and I smiled a lot as I was so happy to know the Lord. I prayed to the Lord to show me where He wanted me and settled in one of the churches well. The preacher has especially meaty bible studies and sermons so I had a lot of growth. Sure I had run ins with some people not mature in their faith which were testings for me, but I went to the bible for answers and stayed on! If I can't make it in church life I certainly will have more trouble in the world which is even rougher on me. Some churches are friendlier than others for sure.

Praying is to be done all the time. Even washing dishes is a great time to pray. Just remember to listen too. Since I believed as DIY with a bible and praying to the Lord I know anything is possible.

If we all stopped attending churches, don't you think the world would be a bleaker place with no churches? For me it would.

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Not half bad!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My alternate plan for the day has already yielded better results than I expected.

I found TWO swimsuits under $20 each, and my little ponies with music notes on their...flanks (yeah, that works) to make son's easter basket. Total spent for all easter works and bathing suit-UNDER BUDGET! YES!!!

And in a single stop!

Then the fabric shop. 10 patterns (not the one I wanted most, they didn't have my size. Altering a size 12 wasn't going to happen!) And 2 skeins of wool roving, plus charms for son+friend- still under budget for the suits and easter basket!

I love when I can do that. And I didn't go to burger king (not after the last chewing out I got!). I am, however meeting son and friend at the bar to buy lunch. Not the best diet choices, but I limit my quantities and the owner loads my burger with veggies and doesn't butter the bun. It works.

I may even get to the pool today, but not counting on it. With two suits, I will get to go more.


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KAREN608 4/19/2014 5:33PM

    Shopping and in budget, equals a good day!!!

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So much for plans!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

I dragged myself out of bed and started getting dressed for the pool-and found the plastic hook on my suit had broken off somehow (probaby washer or dryer). AARRGGGHH! It was starting to wear out, but still had a couple weeks if not months of wear left in it.

So, instead of going to swim, then doing the banking and trying to get walmart to ad match patterns? I'm going to green bay to hunt for another swuimsuit! Or two, if Hubs says it's ok. If I can find a new hook/buckle that will work for my suit (without it costing an arm and leg!) I will do that, too. And I may as well go buy patterns.

The walking will NOT make up for the calories I won't be burning while I'm not in the pool, but it's better than sitting on my tush being annoyed.

Ok. Off the smartphone. Wash my hair, run to the bank, drive and shop.

It's still a plan, just not the original one emoticon

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JEB03253 4/19/2014 8:45AM

    emoticon When I was a Scout leader, we always taught the boys to have a PLAN B, since life never goes exactly like we think it will and you never know when you'll need it

Good luck with the shopping trip..

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Wants vs Needs

Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm struggling with it...again...or is it still?

I think we all do, to some extent. Especially those of us who are...generously sized? and desperately wanting (needing) to be smaller.

I want a steak and baked potato, loads of sour cream, parker house rolls swimming in butter, and several "adult beverages". I need to stay on track. Fortunately, the budget won't allow for that kind of splurge meal, so it's fairly easy there.

I want to order oodles of luscious fibers to spin with (now that I'm getting the hang of it) but again, the budget won't allow a huge extravagance. And I can only spin so fast. I compromised and ordered small amounts of 2 fibers I really want to spin with. If they offer free shipping again next week, I may order enough fiber to spin and knit a sweater. Which I will either charge an outrageous price for or keep for myself (or gift to Hubs, MIL, or son). Hubs agreed that the $24 I spent was reasonable :-D

I want some pretty patterns to use to make clothes with some of the beautiful fabrics I bought a while back when I had "mad money" from MIL and orders to get something for myself (before I learned to spin, or I would have gotten fiber, lol). I'm going tomorrow to see if walmart will ad match joanns for pattern prices. 1 brand is 5/$5 and another is 5/$7. That makes it affordable. Walmart regular prices are around $10 EACH for the patterns I want. If they won't price match, I will either drive to green bay, or do without. The sale makes it worth the gas to go. Plus I have coupons that would let me get more roving to spin while I wait for the other fiber to come in...

I want to go out to breakfast and have sausage gravy and biscuits, fried potatoes, eggs, mocha until I'm floating. I need to eat smarter, so- I'm either not going out at all, or taking my measured mocha additives with me and getting plain black coffee to make my own. And I will grab a protein bar or make a turkey sausage and toaster waffle sandwich to eat on my way out tomorrow.

I want to just sit and make monkeys, spin, knit, and generally be lazy. I will drag my butt to the pool tomorrow. Either before I do anything, or right after I do the banking (provided the bank is open). I need to stay active, if I want the weight to go down.

All in all, I think I am balancing things fairly well.

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WYDE1340 4/18/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon I really need to do this Wants Vs Needs exercise...I think it honestly helps you think out & make better informed, not impulsive choices. Thank you for this post!

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Happy friday-

Friday, April 18, 2014

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KAREN608 4/18/2014 10:33AM

    Same here!

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