Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pray for the Bahamas

Joaquin, a category 3 hurricane, is coming  towards the Bahamas.  If it moves from the south to the north the destruction to that wonder of paradise will be worse or so  I was told by a Bahamian on our last visit than if it is from East to west.

Please keep all the people in your prayers.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Face Book

Just 'deactivated' my page.  Just because.

I may re-activate it, but right now when thinking about it I just think "WHYYYYY?".


Well I did, because it's too much fun.   I still might deactivate it again  today. 10/1/2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

C'est si Bon

Keeping it Classy and Thanking God for the Blessings!    And Thanking God for Eartha!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fell again, Getting an advanced certificate in Patience

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I had a nasty spill off the scooter.  The way I landed re-broke my foot.  So, right now, I've got about 5 1/2 weeks to heal before I can walk in one of those stylish boots.   Please pray for my family.  I had a several days being a bear with a wounded paw, and everyone else has had to step up the contributions to the household.  Not fun, but I'm grateful for everyone's help and care.  Thank you and God Love You!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Concealed Carry Class

 I have to be extra grateful to God for today! My darling Lazlo took me to a concealed carry class!  I fired several different pistols from a seated position because of my tender foot.

My favorite of the six or so I shot today was a Beretta .22 just like this:

I knew I was going to love the class when the instructor mentioned the reasoning behind the 2nd Amendment wasn't for us to have protection from our neighbor so much as our God given right. God Bless  'Merica.

So that is number 9 on my list of stuff to do this year completed.    I also am hoping to get a  .22 pistol for going to the shooting range regularly. It's a little big for concealed carry and that's okay.  The excellent instructor told me that is a great place to start and after while I might be feeling better about a Glock.  He also suggested getting a book by Jon Gutmacher, an expert witness in the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman trial.  Florida Firearms:  Laws, Use, and Ownership.  (IMHO  Zimmerman should not have gotten out of his car and followed Martin.  A tragedy could have been avoided that night.)

My  dh really knew I needed an excellent class and I am so glad he found the instructor.  I can't recommend getting a private instructor enough.  I have been so nervous about going to a gun show and maybe being with distracting or distracted classmates.  So look for a private or small class from a highly recommended instructor, I can't stress this enough especially if you are a little overwhelmed.

After the lovely afternoon shooting at a private range with our excellent instructor I requested some Winn Dixie 'wings' for an afternoon treat, Usually I can really enjoy the Teriyaki  or 'plain' style.   Well, I devoured 4 knowing they were BBQ!

God help me, I can be that stupid when it comes to gastronomy.  I thought, "Well, I'll just take an allergy tablet".

That might have prevented some symptoms, but not all.
 Tomatoes really do taste that good, but I'm not willing to do this again.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Healing up nicely

Had a successful surgery.  Lots of cards and calls from my family and friends and I'm healing up nicely now.

I've decided when I get all better, since I'm not suffering ill effects of food allergies anymore and when this bone is all healed I want to try some things I always wanted and never did:

1.  Get my scuba certification.

2.  Sky dive.  (I live near Sky Dive city.)  No one would believe me!    I'm going to think about this a little more.  Maybe I'll just learn to play a musical instrument.  Like the bodhran.

3.  Spearfish/snokle.

4.  Paddleboard.

5. Kayak the Indian River.  And the Weeki Wachee again.

6.   Take a couple of Art classes again.

7.  Get back into the Library world, as a working woman.

8. If I do get back to work in my favorite profession,  get started on my Doctorate in Education.

,/9.  Get my concealed carry permit.  Won't matter if I actually own a gun or not.  Oh and log a couple hundred hours on the shooting range.  Just because.

Time's a tickin'.

Amazing what being forced to sits does to one's dreams.  That and lot's of prayer.

God Love and Bless you All!  All y'All!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Prayer Request - upcoming surgery

Selfishly, I am asking for your prayers for an uncomplicated minor surgery I am having tomorrow.

 Monday evening I fell on my stairs while carrying my overly large photo box.  Rushing to get my home ready for a real estate photographer.  The audible snap turned out to be a compound fracture of my 5th metatarsal (that's baby toe side of your foot).  Not in a lot of pain unless something touches it.

Please pray for my doctor, my children, my husband who has been very sweet to me, and for me and my developing of patience.

I've had too much 'time on my hands' and have tried to fill it productively. As my house falls apart at the seams.   I'll be saying the rosary for all of you and my real life friends and family.    Any suggestions on intentions for my upcoming pain and suffering I will be offering up?

I attended a 'job fair' yesterday at our county school system. Yes in the shape I'm in.  Can not believe the response my walker and booted foot got.  Surprisingly, some of the people dismissed me before they even talked to me.  People would be chatting and once I approached the table their faces dropped.   I have a  new appreciation for what our physically disabled brothers and sisters put up with.  Just about everyone was dismissive but the Bus drivers.  So kudos to the guys running the schools Transportation program.  And yes, with a master's degree I'm considering driving a bus.  That  or at my age getting a law degree so that I can represent ADA complaints.

I'll be getting jewelry placed into my foot tomorrow Friday morning. Well it's actually a plate and screws which alone are more expensive than all the jewelry I own.


Update: Surgery went well.  I only needed two screws and not a plate.   Had to pay cash for the whole kit and kaboodle because we have a very high deductible plan.   Thank you for the prayers.

I offered up my pre-op anxiety and pain for the Holy Souls and all victims of Abortion.    I know a big group of intendeds but my tiny offering.

Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older,
you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows! --
-Sam Levenson

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