Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Great Father!

So nice to see the sun shine again. It's been a very dark winter here in the woods. The sky was pink on my way home tonight which means it's going to be another sunny day tomorrow, albeit a bit on the cold side. Three more days and it is suppose to start warming up again. We can do this. Yes. We can!

Hubby is busy with inventory tonight for the shop. I'll be ready to help as soon as I post. We are eager to get this monkey off our back. Our accountant, my boss, said it was a must for our taxes this year.

After work, we usually sit and share any good news or events that might have happened that day. Tonight, we multi-tasked. We shared good news while we ate dinner. Just so we could jump in and work on the inventory.

Good news? This week, so far, we've been blessed with serious protection. Hubby fell twice. Not just once, but two mornings in a row while shoveling the snow. The second time, he fell back and hit his head on the rocks by the back door. We are very thankful that he is O.K. Stiff, but otherwise good!

I've been protected twice this week from car accidents. I usually drive defensive. If I can see it coming, I watch out for the other driver in case they do something stupid. Sure enough, it kept me safe this week. 

Hope you are kept safe as well. I'm so glad that God is personal like that. That He promised to take care of us and protect us. He is a great Father!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Try Anything!

This is my Valentine's present which came via today. Very romantic. It's all about pain management. This is the Body Back Buddy Deep Muscle Massage my hubby got for me. I'm pumped because it will be very helpful to reach that nasty muscle on my right side that always hurts. Yes. ALWAYS!

I wore my Copper Compression Sleeves last night, then again all day at work. I've been sitting on the edge of my chair at work just so I would sit up straight. I also rubbed in my Penetrex cream which is an anti-inflammatory cream. So far, we are at about the same pain level as we were before we started the new cream and sleeves.... BUT....I will need to be better about rubbing in the cream 3-4 times a day. Hard to do at work because I do not get a break. I will try to do it anyway. 

Apparently tumeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. We've looked for tumeric root without success. O.K., I realize we do live in the woods, but it just might be worth using a little tumeric spice in my morning juice or in a spoonful of peanut butter. 

No one likes pain. Pain is an energy thief. As is the cold. You spend your day feeling pain or cold, or both, it wipes you out. That's why we are willing to try anything!

Monday, February 8, 2016


Wow. Some days are better than other days. Some days are easier than other days. AND, some days wipe you out more than other days.

Today's good news? Hubby got our 4-wheeler rigged up with a plow, but apparently it needed a little to help to loosen the rust so the plow would shift left or right. Today, he sent the plow straight into a snow bank and the plow shifted to the right. He was able to plow! Then, when he needed to go the other direction, he snow banked it again. BAM. It shifted to the left. This is great news folks. One more way we are managing on less. We can now plow our own shop. Whoo hooo!

My other good news for today? I got my order from Amazon.
I am thankful that after two plus weeks of spraying Pain medicine and taking two ibuprofen before bed every night (as previously posted*) my neck is finally getting better, but it's still not 100 percent. Tonight, I go to bed with my new copper compression bands and I have already rubbed in the Penetrax. The compression bands are much thinner than I thought they'd be, but since hearing so many good reports about how well they work, I'm very hopeful.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Hurting!

IF was a wonderful weekend gathering which I posted about previously.* It was Friday evening and all day Saturday. I seriously considered the time factor, recognizing how precious my time is and my need for some down time. 

The event started immediately after work. In fact, I left work early Friday in order to be on time, get registered and find a spot to sit. About 9:00 P.M., I hit a wall. I was literally so tired, I couldn't absorb anything anyway. In fact, Friday night was kind of a blur and I have no recollection of anything significant. I left before it ended.

Saturday started off boom! 9:00 A.M. worship and there was a definite connection. I got so many exciting things out of Saturday that I had no doubt that it was meant to be. In fact, it was so overwhelming to me to be one small person connected globally via telecast, twitter and Instagram. It felt huge to be part of something with women all over the world. They mentioned at one time that there were like 67** countries represented. That's over a third of the total world's countries!

I'm excited because I see that God is answering prayer to equip His church. The time is short and we are the light of the world. We are His rescuing arms of love to the lost and the hurting. 


**CORRECTION: According to twitter, there were 113 countries represented. Whoohoo!

Friday, February 5, 2016


Excited to attend my first IF gathering tonight and tomorrow at our church in Hayward. It's an international fellowship of women. There will be worship and special speakers. It's geared to help women find their gifts.

You can watch from the comfort of your own home. You might enjoy.