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Standing in Awe
As I reflect over the last year I can only stand in awe at the sustaining hand of God in the life of my husband and I. Do to an explosion at the paper mill where my husband worked he found himself out of a job at age 58. Shortly after that we w... Read more
Today was a normal non-spectacular plain old run-of-the mill kind of day. The kind that make up most of our lives. I wanted to write a blog, but what should I write about? I will write about the small successes of this normal non-spectacular ... Read more
Food, Food, Glorious Food
Today was a bit of a trying day as I had a 50th birthday party to go to. Food, food, glorious food. I was able to use SOME restraint, but went over on my calorie goals for today.
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It is a gorgeous day here in MN. The kind of day that makes you glad to be alive and able to enjoy what God has provided.
I have had a pretty good week with my eating. ... Read more
A Never Ending Well
Today I find myself singing a song over and over. It goes along with my favorite quote by John Piper, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."
The song was written by my daughter and the Lyrics are as follows:
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Don't Want to go There
so there was a detour from the main road
- a little lost time
- a few added pounds
- some frustration and melancholy along the way!
BUT not all is lost and I want to thank those of you who showed concern for my well-being. It w... Read more
You Are My Portion (redo)
This is my daughter, Nicole Mykkanen, singing a song she wrote. this is a re-do as the first one I uploaded was in the wrong format and was distorted. I put the lyrics to this song in the first blog I wrote, but now I made a video. This song is ... Read more
Whoa There! Time to Take Control
Well - vacation with my sisters and mom was fantastically fun! First time we have ever done anything together. One of my sisters owns a timeshare in Branson MO and I had some travel points stock piled on a credit card which we used to rent a van... Read more
Back from Vacation
Well I have returned from my vacation with my mom and sisters. It may take me a week to catch up with laundry, housework and projects but it is good to be home again. Here I am with 3 of my 4 sisters. We were waiting to take a ride on a zip line... Read more
Where the Rubber Meets the Road!
OK - here I am, I made it through the day at work, came home and ate a healthy supper, logged in to SP and entered the food I ate for the day, looked at a couple of blogs and NOW it is time to EXERCISE. Oh how I would rather sit at this compute... Read more
"Flipping Like a Matchbox Car"
I recently read a blog of a friend who told about the many struggles that she has recently walked through, and gave an account of how God has given her and her husband the strength to walk through the trials of this life.
I found myself loo... Read more
Drat! I broke off a tooth! Had to leave work early today to go to the dentist, which is my favorite place to be, (yeah, right) - Going to need a crown- $$$$$$ -yikes.
Oh well stuff happens.
Other than that, the day has been successful... Read more
Caramel, Caramel and More Caramel
This has been a very rough weekend. We had guests for dinner Sat. and not only did that include apple rhubarb pie, (which I did not eat), my husband decides he wants to show our guests how to make caramel popcorn! Fresh, hot caramel popcorn! - I... Read more
Well this was one busy weekend. Made it through an overnight with the grandkids, a wedding and a big church lasagna dinner without eating out of control! I made one large pan of lasagna plus another pan of a healthier Italian cannelloni with swe... Read more
fun Fun FUN
Grandkids are coming for a sleep-over. I can hardly wait. I will have to however have strength to avoid the buttered popcorn during movie time, (which is tradition at grandma's for a sleep-over)!
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