Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer continuing.........

Monday was my last day with physical therapy. I tried returning to the gym on Tuesday avoiding two pieces of equipment and taking it easy but I could tell i was still healing and was not used to exercising. I'm trying to do my stretching exercises at least every other day so I'm completely healed by the end of August when my job starts again.

Nicole's youth group had a good trip to Kentucky. The team helped a single mom restore her trailer to a livable condition.

Our church has VBS this week. I was running the Pro Presenter Slides for the band. I learned a lot about adding new songs to the play-list. Usually that is already done for me on a Sunday morning.

I've been trying to work on raising awareness for Ovarian cancer in our town. I am trying to get a Turn the Town Teal movement going for September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. I have to get approval from the town council yet.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hot summer days.....

We just ended a very long 90+ degree heat wave last week. (a lot of times over 100 degrees!) Norm got some wash lines up for me hopefully cutting down on our electric bill most of the year although I have been hanging things in the basement since February. My back is improving from Physical Therapy but it is still hard to carry a heavy load of wet laundry up the stairs, through the kitchen and down some unstable "steps" made from concrete blocks.

Lexi has started summer school and on Wednesday afternoon she goes to camp till Friday evening. She wanted to go longer. Hoping to be able to send her for a week next year.

Nicole is headed for Kentucky. They left after lunch yesterday and were stopping for the night at a church in West Virginia to sleep. This morning they will go on a mine tour and then head to their crew headquarters to get their assignment. They return on Saturday and will get in late......somehow I will have to get Nicole's clothing washed and dried and repacked for Sunday afternoon where Nicole is volunteering at the same camp Lexi will be at this week.

I am hoping to continue my library work today cataloging books, labeling and putting cards inside.

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Psalm 100

The LORD Is God
Shout praises to the LORD, everyone on this earth. Be joyful and sing as you come in to worship the LORD! You know the LORD is God! He created us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep in his pasture. Be thankful and praise the LORD as you enter his temple. The LORD is good! His love and faithfulness will last forever.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independance Day USA!

The local fire companies have had a very rough week. Last Sunday three motorcycles crashed into a van. We don't know the complete story of what happened with that yet, but five of the six motorcycle riders were killed and the sixth one severely injured. Early this morning they went to another crash involving fire..... another gruesome fatality. Please keep all firefighters, police and ambulance responders in your prayers.

Last Sunday morning we were also awakened early to a major leak under our kitchen sink. It was repaired but when we got the water loss estimate from the borough, the water lost was 7 times more than what we use in an average day. We are thankful that the borough said they were doing to credit us for some of it.

On Monday I started having lower back and leg pain. My oncologist sent me for a CT scan and a tumor marker but that came back okay so now I have to find a way to relieve the excruciating pain. I believe it's sciatica but I am almost scared to find out what I need to do to fix it. I am not up for surgery. I would like physical therapy better. We have to come up with some money to do something. It is very frustrating because I had so many things I wanted to get accomplished this summer.

Tonight we are planning to go and see some fireworks with my parents. I thought we might take a little picnic along.

I will leave you with a verse on Freedom:

John 8:36 - "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." God bless!