Hello my friends!! I have missed you all very much. I have been extremely tied up right now with my jewelry; Sara and going back to school things; family crisis; and today my mother’s eldest brother passed away.
So there has been a lot of hectic stuff to deal with, along with my normal health issues and a slight shingles re-occurance
I had a few minutes and decided to take the time to catch up with you all and do a few quick posts.
It will probably be another week or so of the hit and miss posts/responses, I’m sorry.
I hope to be back on a regular schedule soon though!
Love and hugs to you all!! God bless, Terri
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(*1) SPAM FOLDER: Those of you who are regular visitors already know this and those of you who are new will find out in good time, I try extremely hard to make sure I respond to every comment that I receive (whether on my own blog or a reply from yours that requires a response back).
I have just found out within the last week or so that a lot of items have been inadvertently put in my spam folder here and on my e-mail account. I discovered this purely by accident and have no idea how long it has been going on.
Quite a while back, I started receiving an inordinate amount of spam in both places. After many days and much wasted time going through them all, I decided to regularly delete large quantities spam received in a day without viewing them.
Therefore, if you have left a comment or replied to a comment that I made on your blog and asked me a question back or something and I did not respond to you, my deepest apologies!! IT WAS NEVER INTENTIONAL ON MY PART!
I love the new button thingy WordPress installed on our toolbar so we can respond on the fly but it only holds 9 items at a time and I’m finding that is not nearly enough if I haven’t been on the internet for a few hours So I am now pretty certain that there are people who have been neglected. More than likely would be some of you newer followers because your comments must be approved at least once before they will automatically post here without administration.
*** Already had to come back and edit this post: Just checked my spam folder on my e-mail acc. and found things (posts, comments, replies) from my regular, long-time subscribers in there!! Don’t know what happened but I am more sure than ever some people have not heard back from me!!!! SORRY!
(*2) UPDATE ON DAD: I received an e-mail yesterday from mom and today talked to her and dad both: He is sleeping well; eating large portions at mealtimes; has gained 7 lbs. which puts him up to 144 total; he played 2 games of bid Euchre yesterday (which for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a complex card game with trump, high or low, etc.) and mom said he did very well; he worked almost the whole morning crossword puzzle and began reading again!!!! Hallelujah and praise God!!!
His next doctor appt. is on May 11th and we are hoping he will be able to come back home at that time. He sounded good and in great spirits today on the phone. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!
(*3) UPDATE ON PENNY: Due to several problems Penny was having at the extended care facility in town; the doctors in Indy released her to go home as long as her son was staying with her full-time, a visiting nurse and physical therapist each could be arranged. That was accomplished on Friday one week ago and she is doing great!!!!!
It will be a long haul due to the sepsis and everything else but her mood and depression have improved tremendously since she’s been home.
Penny, her family and I all want to say; THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless and keep you in His care,
or stand alone
of their own
thoughts to convey
for another day
used much more
like never before
Teresa Marie 1/23/12 ©
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I’m staring out the window
on this day in December
and I find myself wishing
that it was still September
Outside it is so cold
although the sun is shining
and it’s for the warmth
that I find myself pining
Wind through the fir trees
out there is still blowing
and I am quite sure
have windmills behind me going
As I watch the trucks
go up and down the road
the sight of coming weather
crosses the ground freshly hoed
And makes me want the crops
put back in the field
as ’twas a few months ago
before giving up their yield
But as I well know
it is the time of season
for which my melancholy state
has no rhyme or reason
As I float on its winds
like those there blowing outside
I try to find a place
in my mind to hide
If only I could hibernate
until the coming of spring
I’d think it the greatest blessing
that God could to me bring
But that’s not how we’re made
so I’d better suck it up
and stop my sitting here staring
down at an empty coffee cup!
Teresa Marie 12/10/11 ©
I just found this poem that I had written last month and forgot to post