Devotional, Faith

Didja’ ever get one of them days, boys

Mr. T, Matt and I at Graduation

 

I was planning on posting this month all about my average eating plan, my exercise regime and maybe adding a recipe or two, but what is that old saying about the best laid plans? The first week of this month ended up thrown completely off with not one, but TWO graduations for my youngest son, vo-tech graduation at the beginning of the week followed by his regular high school graduation at the end of the week. In between, of course, being filled with rehearsals and picking up of this and dropping off of that and all the what not that signals the end of a long and glorious school career. Then we topped off the week by leaving the very next morning after graduation to celebrate the wedding of our nephew in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey. My whole life I had never been a “beach person”, but then I set foot in this absolutely charming town and I was hooked! It was a beautiful wedding and a fabulous (more…)

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Depression, Devotional, Faith, Uncategorized, Weight loss

The Queen, The Dress and The King of Kings

I have declared myself the unofficial Queen of Thrift Shopping! I have always been a thrifty shopper, whether it be for groceries, household goods or clothing. I’ve come to enjoy shopping that way, considering it a challenge to find the best deal possible for the best quality possible. Over the years I’ve developed a pretty good instinct and eye and …

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Bariatric Surgery, Devotional, Faith, Fibromyalgia, Weight loss

Death by Jellybeans and Other Updates

Does it seem like it’s been a while since I’ve posted? Well, it has. And the reason is simple – I’ve been all “tuckered” out – literally! Meet the newest member of our family, Tucker, a Morkie (maltese/yorkie) puppy who joined our family March 4. Tucker is sweet, lovable, playful and ALL puppy! Having raised 5 kids, let me say …

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Depression, Devotional, Faith

The Blanket

© Uschi Hering | Dreamstime Stock Photos
© Uschi Hering | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Two weeks ago somebody threw a blanket over me. A big one – like North Dakota. And a heavy one – like a Mac truck. And it was wet and itchy and dark and smelly. As it covered my eyes, I couldn’t see the light and beauty around me. As it covered my ears, I couldn’t hear joy or laughter or singing. As it covered my mouth, I couldn’t express what I was feeling, experiencing or needing. Like Linus from the Peanuts, this blanket had followed me around for many years. It had never truly been far from my sight. My blanket even had a name. It was called “Depression”. (more…)

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