Friday, April 29, 2011

Day of Ups & Downs

We had a wonderful time celebrating Dad's 84th birthday yesterday!  The food was delicious, the games were fun and the company was great!  We're praying he has many more birthdays to come!

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Today was laundry day.  I don't mind doing laundry especially since I started hanging the clothes on the line to dry.  It's actually quite enjoyable and is a time of reflection for me.  I know, you're thinking I'm nuts right about now, huh?!  I really do enjoy it though and it makes me feel good knowing that I am conserving a bit of energy and also utilizing some of my energy in the process!  I can always use that!

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Speaking of utilizing energy, Country Boy and I are officially on a diet.  Well, we're actually starting on Sunday but today and tomorrow we're loading up and eating up all the stuff in the house that doesn't coincide with the diet.  We want to lose a total of 75 lbs. between us.  I'll keep you posted on our progress!

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Today was also the Royal Wedding!  Did you watch any of it?  Me?  Nope; totally missed it!  I wasn't sure what time it was on in the first place and by the time I turned my computer on, there were already headlines talking about the wedding, the crazy hat styles, etc.!  While I'm a romantic at heart, for some reason, I just wasn't in to the whole Royal Wedding thing!  She was a beautiful bride though!

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Before moving to the country, we attended a wonderful church that we were very active in.  Even after moving we continued to go there for a couple more years because we loved the pastor and the church family so much.  When the gas prices soared several years ago, we had to make the decision to find a church closer to home.  We just received a devastating phone call from a friend of ours from that church telling us that the dear pastor had suffered a massive heart attack and died.  While we rejoice that he no longer suffers from any health problems and is praising God in heaven right now, those left behind will need prayer and support to deal with their loss.  Please pray for his family and the church during this difficult time.  

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There is also a fellow blogger, the Lee family, who needs your prayers and support also.  She lost her house and her husband in one of the recent, terrible tornadoes.  You can read about it HERE at the Homestead Revival.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers also.

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These are trying times for many people.  Let's encourage one another and do what we can for those in need.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Till next time,


1 comment:

texwisgirl said...

i'm glad your dad's celebration went well. no royal wedding watch for me. enough 'blips' on MSN and on the news to satisfy any curiousity i might have had. sorry to hear about your former pastor. life changes so suddenly for any number of reasons. how foolishly we go about our days/weeks/years sometimes, forgetting how fragile it all is.

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