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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO THE...

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    The only "RULE" here is NO fussin' - NO fightin' - NO feudin'!

    I will try to be here to serve you; but if not, feel free to help yourself.

    First one in every morning puts the coffee and tea on, last one out at night turns the lights off...

    We serve donuts, cinnamon toast (dry toast available upon request), crumpets, bagels, scones, croissants, brioche rolls, donuts, yogurt, salads, light lunches, popsicles, ice cream, homemade cookies, homemade cakes, homemade pies, and homemade jams.

    We also serve coffee (with/without caffeine), hot chocolate, hot tea, iced tea, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, cappuccino, Mountain Dew, DP, DDP, Coke, Pepsi, Diet Sierra Mist, milk, milk shakes, Kool-Aid, and Carb Options.

    If you don't see your drink or food of choice...just ask, we will do our best to stock it for you!

    Our aim is to please...come and sit a spell, enjoy the fellowship and come back often!

    As Christians, we are ALL on common ground...

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    Blessed Sunday Everyone!

    It's been a very busy weekend! T's birthday, Cassie's first beauty walk (she had a blast, even though she didn't make the top 20 and was a little disappointed) and all the trappings that go into getting a girl beautified, basketball, sewing, shopping and church. I'm kinda glad the weekend is over!

    Tomorrow will be soon enough to find the house. Me and three little poodle dogs are going to have a meeting of the minds. I don't like little dogs that are constantly underfoot and want to sit on me the few times I get to sit down. I certainly don't want THREE little dogs on top of me! Nor do I want to play dodge dog all day while trying to houseclean. Grrr! Remind me again why I wouldn't let Dad board them at the vet for 6 weeks?

    Going to watch the end of the game. Ya'll have a good evening!
     
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    Good morning all,

    It is -6º right now with a windchill of -15º. Today's high will be 10º with a chance of snow.

    I am sure praising God that I don't have to stand on the corner in this weather anymore!!!

    Today is the chicken and noodle dinner. I have already made arrangements for the principal of the Christian school to come and pick up the food because there is no way that I'm going out in the cold. I couldn't breath in it just walking, let alone carrying the heavy pots full of food and the heavy coolers full of Kool-Aid!

    My car is 13 years old. I'm not even sure it would start. We have no garage, so it has to be out on the street in all kinds of weather.

    I need some hot chocolate just thinking about going outside!

    HAGD!
    §ue (staying warm)
     
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    Good Morning Everybody!,


    That Hot Chocolate and Chicken 'n Noodles sure smell good Sue.


    We also are at -8 degrees with a windchill of -15. I just gotta move south it's not healthy to be this cold. We're [supposedly] headed for a high of 15 today, I'll believe it when I see it.


    Unfortunately I have to be out in this mess today. My friend's Dad passed away yesterday. The visitation is Tuesday and the funeral is Wednesday.


    I have to go get my suit dry-cleaned today[ I used to wear a suit 7 days a week but now I'm like normal people and only wear them for weddings and funerals ], and make some food. I'm taking meals in to my friend's so that is one less thing for them to worry about.


    Their car quit at the hospital, and we couldn't get it started no matter what we tried. Made sure that our car was clean[with 4 G-kids that isn't always the case], and full of gas so they have a vehicle to use. Their car was towed to a garage, and I called the garage this morning and guaranteed payment for the repairs + anti-freeze check. The garage is so backed up because of the cold they said they'd get to it by Tuesday.


    I brought in Sausage Scramble, Sausage-Oatmeal Cups, Oven Breakfast Hash, and Pizza for Breakfast [for those who still remember their school days-only this Pizza is meant for breakfast not just found for breakfast.] Enjoy.


    Sue has the Hot Chocolate-Coffee-and Water for tea ready and on the counter.

    School is cancelled today, so I'll feed four hungry little mouths, and get my chores done before braving the cold.
     
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    Well, I had my cake, two large coolers of Kool-Aid and a sack of bread and butter on the sunporch (it is cold out there as we have blankets hung over the doorways shutting it off from the rest of the house).

    I had brought the two large pots of chicken and noodles, upstairs from the fridge in the basement and had them heating up.

    I got a call at 7:00 this school was canceled (I thought that decision should have been made last night). :confused:

    Anyway, the fixin's cost $60.00 (that I really don't have) and they wanted me to keep them in the fridge until next Monday!!! I said, "No, they need to be eaten tomorrow, so please see if someone will switch days with me".

    If I can't take them out tomorrow, I will eat some of them and freeze the rest and skip the school lunch thing. I refuse to let all that money and work go to waste! :BangHead:

    Baptists are some of the most disorganized people I know (present company excluded, of course)... ::saint:

    Got to get busy putting things back!
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    Sue - That stinks! Sometimes they DO need to make the call in the morning but that's usually due to snow - not cold. Around here, we don't cancel school because of cold - atleast I don't think so. I don't think we've ever gotten that cold around here. Today is 9 degrees with a high of 15 so it's FINALLY winter!! I've got to check into getting more firewood - we had a 1/2 cord at the beginning of winter and now we've got none! I have a bunch of wood that's fresh so we're set for next year and thought maybe we'd get through this year but we haven't. Oh well! Buying another cord isn't a big deal. :D

    So, I put the vitamin E oil on my hand yesterday after church - and 1/2 of the scabs came off right away. When I put more on last night, the rest of it all came off (sorry to be gross). So now my hand looks SO much better (you can see the incision, a little bit of "proud flesh" (Helen - you'll understand that) and the skin under the scabs is a bright pink. NOW I see why people say the incision is very tender!! It was so well protected by the scabbing but now it IS very sensitive to touch - I've got to spend time massaging it with the oil to help desensitize it. But it feels 100% better than before and I have much more movement in it than I had just yesterday. Whew!

    Well, today is a quiet day. Joanna's at preschool, Robby is homeschooling, I have to do some cleaning up and laundry, and DH is home relaxing. Many of us have a mild cold (just some sniffles and a bit of a scratchy throat) so I think I'll be doing some disinfecting too. Tonight will be an easy spaghetti and meatballs (made batches of meatballs before the surgery so they're all set) and we're all home tonight (LOVE that). OH - Last night I made a bbq pork in the crockpot and Bob said it was the best thing that ever came out of the crockpot yet - I'll post the recipe in a bit - it was so easy and SO good!! We'll have leftovers for lunch today.
     
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    Mornin' all!

    Ann, my scars often go keloid (lots of 'proud flesh') but the one in my hand now can hardly be seen, and that is really great. I'm glad yours is the same way.

    We have this RIDICULOUS thing to do today! We have to drive our retarded son, Chris, THREE HOURS for a ten minute visit with the anesthetist who will put him under for his dental surgery next week! That's three hours one way, folks, up to Eugene, Oregon. I'm totally resentful, actually...Barry has to teach tonight and now I have my teeth into his paper, getting it formatted, I just want to get it DONE. Besides, this will be our last sunny day for awhile and I want to get the compost turned and maybe take a nap and....

    Instead, I'll feed the animals, take a quick shower, wake up Barry and Chris, and we'll all get ready to go. I was planning to drive it myself with Chris, but Barry is worried about me six hours on the road in one day without him to help. God bless him!

    OK, I've griped my gripe....

    I AM thankful it will be a sunny day for this drive.
    I AM thankful that the state will pay for Chris' dental work.
    I AM thankful they are willing to put him under full anesthesia for it.
    I AM thankful that Barry is willing to drop his lecture preparation and go with me.

    I am not thankful that it is already a few minutes after eight, when I told myself I would get up and get going out into that cold, cold morning....LOL

    So g'bye for now and God bless you all.
     
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    revisit CH #105

    I want to ask a question about the discussion of Intelligent Design annsni and Helen were having. (Just read it late last night.)

    A few years ago there was a man at church talking about Creation Science. He said that if the earth was/is shrinking at the rate the evolutionists say, that when it all started the earth would have been touching the sun and therefore would have been destroyed millions of years ago. Does this sound right?
     
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    Now, Gayla, you know this is not the thread to be discussing serious subjects on... [​IMG]

    It is 8º right now. That is our high for the day. We are expecting 2 to 5 inches of snow tomorrow along with high winds and single-digit temps. :BangHead:

    Time for supper,
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    It was a whole 7 degrees here this morning. At 6 a.m. we had a 2-hour delay for school and gladly went back to sleep:sleeping_2: until our oldest ran into the room at 8 a.m. and yelled, "Aren't you going to take me to school?" By then everyone was jerked wide awake only to find out school got cancelled due to icy roads. At least we got to sleep in a LITTLE bit longer than usual. We're supposed to get more snow tonight.

    I started praying my health would let me homeschool again next year! I had forgotten that school kids catch (and share) every virus known to man. Maybe the extra snow day will help put the brakes on that.

    Helen--what a bummer about your drive!

    Sue--I'd gladly help you eat that chicken if I lived closer!
     
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    Anyone want to see my hand?? ;) The first pic is of the stitches right after I got the cast off and the second is my hand tonight - after the scabs came off. After the stitches came out, my hand looked pretty much the same as with them in - just without the little threads. I think my hand looks pretty good for just about 3 weeks after surgery!! I'm posting links since they're big and might be gross for some. LOL!

    Stitches: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/annsni/Stitches.jpg

    Today: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/annsni/Healing.jpg
     
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    Hi Gayla, no that isn't right. There are two groups of people presenting creationism. The first, and most noticeable are the 'popularizers.' I include Kent Hovind in this group. These people sound good, but don't keep up with science, use arguments proven wrong, and mix opinion with fact in such a way that you can't tell one from the other. They are usually very personally charismatics speakers.

    The other kind are the actual scientists. They do the research. My suggestion would be that when you hear a speaker, find out what research he himself (or she herself) has been involved in, and try to take the time to take a look at the data yourself.

    We are going to have a new website up soon (same web address: www.setterfield.org) and on it there will be a section of recommended materials which we know are scientifically accurate. We are also going to have a section on news comments, where Barry has some short statements about some of the news items related to the fields of science we discuss on the website. We are hoping that will help a bit.

    Sorry, Sue....:saint:

    OK, about today. It was a monster. It was "only" a 2.5 hour drive up to the medical center, but then it was a two hour wait. Then half an hour with the nurse and anesthetist. Then on to a Wendy's where we picked up some fast food and started for home. About half way here, Chris threw up all over the back seat. That took a little time to clean up and then we got home at six. I've got the car cleaned up, the animals fed, and Barry is ready to head out to the observatory to teach.

    We left at ten this morning. Eight hours for a half-hour time for pre-op. There have been easier days....

    abcgrad94, I remember those days when the kids went to school before I schooled them. Every September they would go to school and trade diseases. I would be sick every October! Actually, homeschooling is not so different if you go to church on Sundays and then get exposed to everything they are passing around anyway!

    Ann -- WOW! Your incision was definitely longer than mine! It looks like at least two inches? Mine was only about 75% that!. I just have a little white line now, though, and that's what yours will end up being, too. You are doing an amazing job of recovery with that kind of incision! God bless you!

    Well, Barry's leaving now, so Chris is all mine. God bless you all!
     
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    Yeah - when the homeschooled kids get sick on Tuesday or Wednesday, you KNOW it was from church!

    Yep - 2". You must have had the arthroscopic surgery whereas I had the open release. My doctor prefers the open since, although it's a tougher recovery, he said he prefers to touch the nerve to see it's condition than to use just little cameras. :D I'm a bit sore tonight - went all day without the brace but have it back on now.

    Have a great night!!
     
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    Oh my goodness, Ann! That looks sooooo painful! Praying for a speedy and complete recovery. Ouch!!

    Today was not a happy day. My dear friend lost her husband Friday. They were downtown, and he was going to get some coffee, and had a massive heart attack, and died. It was such a shock to all of us. Praise God, he was a wonderful Christian, and that makes it bearable.

    See ya'll in the morning. I'm gonna try to get some sleep.
     
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    Good morning all,

    It is 6º here and we are expecting 2 to 5 inches of snow and blustery winds.

    I think they are picking up the chicken and noodles today. If not, I will divide them, freeze them, and use them for my family! Since I made enough for 40 people, it will feed our little family many, many meals.

    Time to get Brent up for school. I haven't gotten a phone call yet that it's been canceled. They didn't cancel school yesterday because of the cold, but because so many of the teachers and kids were sick.

    CYAL,
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    Good Morning Everybody,

    It is -4 degrees here [-20 windchill]. But the good news is that it's supposed to be 20 by Friday. :thumbs:

    Ann: Looks like you have everything "well in hand."

    Sue: Glad the school is picking up the Chicken 'n Noodles. Sometimes they don't realize the work and expense involved in "brought-in-meals."
    Would you mind sending the snow out over the lake? Just so it doesn't reach this side.

    Helen: "Road-Trips" aren't fun are they? Could it been the combined anxiety of being away from home + being around somebody not familar have caused Chris' problem?

    I brought in Pecan-Sticky Buns, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, French Toast and Sausage. Enjoy.

    Today I have to get my chores done, meals prepared[for us, Jim and Wanda, and Doug and Wendy]. Jim's Dad's visitation is tonight, and I have to be in court at 3pm. My friend Doug and his Wife Wendy are being awarded temporary custody of their 5-month old grandson. Christopher is a special-needs child, and his mother isn't capable of providing his care. Christopher is 5-months old and is just barely 4 lbs. He has a tube into his stomach to assist with feeding. I provide meals for Doug and Wendy 3x/week.

    Lest anybody think I'm doing anything special, I'm not. They're our friends, and just as close as family. Family takes care of family. Always have-always will.

    I saw a slogan on a shirt that seems to say it all:
    "Women who behave never make history."
    Anybody in the Coffeehouse going to make history?

    Ahh well, all good things must come to an end. My chores and meals-prep await.

    If I could figure out how to post a picture here, I'd show you how I look in a suit. I clean-up quite nicely, thank you; of course, you have to realize my dressing up is much like putting chrome hubcaps on a tractor. :laugh:

     
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    Ann -- no it wasn't arthroscopic. My incision was 1.5 inches long -- 8 stitches! But it's just a little white line now, and yours will be the same soon.

    FoG -- no, I don't want to make history, but my husband is, and I'm proud to be supporting him! And yes, I know that you are simply being a friend to your friends, but it's friends like you that make it possible for some of us to deal with these special kids. It's incredibly difficult on one's own!

    Speaking of which, folks, Gina is feeling overwhelmed right now with Anna's problems. She and Barry spent a long time last night after class talking about why God is doing this and then praying (she takes his astronomy class, so they drive together and spent time in the garage talking and praying when they got home). If you remember her, please pray for her faith and peace. Thanks.

    God bless you folks out there in that incredible cold wave that has hit yet again. Please stay warm and take care of yourselves! We've gone back to a normal winter here it seems.

    Today will be an 'animal day.' Tia seems to have her chronic ear infections raising their ugly heads again, so it's off to the vet's, then to Grange to pick up livestock food. Also figured out how to do a cheap 'maze' for the guinea pig, Charlie. I feel sorry for him stuck in his cage all day, so the other day I closed off a horse stall and put him in there and he loved running around. So I figure if I take some of our cardboard boxes and cut doorways in them and turn them upside down and use alligator clips to put some together, I can put THAT in the stall and let him run around for awhile. I'll stick bits of carrots and apples in different places and that will keep him busy and exercised for awhile. Also easily disassembled to store in the unused half bath in the barn....

    THAT is what I was lying awake thinking about around five thirty this morning.

    Don't ask, OK?......:laugh:

    God bless you all and do stay warm, please!
     
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    Rob: I would gladly send this snow ANYPLACE! It's snowing and blowing so hard that visibility is next to nothing!

    Why don't you post your picture as your avatar. Then we can all put a face to who we 'rib' all the time.

    Probably me... [​IMG]

    Helen: You don't even want to know what I was thinking about at 5:30 this morning - just working through problems as usual. If they don't hit me when I go to bed - they hit me first thing in the morning.

    I really DISLIKE intensely making decisions!!! I only say 'dislike intensely' because I'm trying to teach Brent that we don't 'hate' anything...
     
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    Hmm - 5:30 this morning found me communing with the inside of my eyelids!! LOL!! I slept quite well!! I've been sleeping a little late each day (getting up between 8 and 9) because I'm fighting off a cold and with the cold outside, I just don't want to get out of bed. :D But I'm up, having my tea and will start school (late) in a few minutes.

    Helen - that's a great idea for your piggy - I should do something like that for my bunny. He loves to run around the den, hopping up on the couch, running across, hopping to the loveseat, hopping back down and just generally being goofy. LOL! He's such a doll.

    Gotcha about the incision - I was thinking it was just a 1/4" (have NO clue why - I KNOW my math - I really do). Not only did my doc do a 2" incision, but he went a good inch under the skin in my wrist (below the incision) to make sure the nerve was released all the way down. My wrist is pretty sore down there too- AND, I don't know if you can see in the pic, but the deep part of my palm is still purple/green from bruising. You know - where you would hold a little water in your palm. I'm trying to massage that out but it's still sore. Hey - did you ever do PT for your hand? I'm trying to figure out if I should. I'm thinking that it couldn't hurt but we'll see.

    Rob - You are really a dear friend to those around you! Providing food is such a blessing in a time of need and I know that all those who receive that from you are so grateful. It might not seem like much but it shows how much you love them and care for them. :thumbs:

    Well, I'm off - have lots of chores to do. Hey! I did my first set of dishes yesterday - using rubber gloves, of course. The girls have been doing pretty well but the kitchen really needed Mom in there - so it got cleaned and scrubbed yesterday. I feel so much better!!

    Keep warm everyone (it's 15 degrees right now)!! Have a wonderful day!!
     
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