Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jim fell out of bed around 4:30 this morning and tore a huge place on his arm and leg and by the time I got to him, there was blood all over the carpet.  Plus, he fell on his urinal and you guessed it, what else is all over the floor.  TMI? (too much info)

I called my son, waking them and they came over immediately and lifted him, and got him back into bed.  I bandaged his wounds and he is now snoring!

I have a doctor's appointment this morning, but feel I will have to cancel and reschedule.  We may decide to call 911 and send Jim to the hospital and then back to assisted living.  He isn't doing well at all and I can't handle him alone, and my son works some days and some nights, so he won't always be available to help.

Please continue to pray for us and that God will guide us in what to do and how to help Jim be safe and well.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jim had a really bad day yesterday and we are concerned that he had a mini-stroke.  He was unable to stand to transfer from the wheelchair to a chair or to the bed, and our son had to literally pick him up and move him.  He said he cannot see well enough to read his large print Bible.  He is shaky and we decided to put all his food in the blender so that he can drink it, rather than having to use fork or spoon.

I gave you that  little update to tell you I am exhausted and may take a day or two off from blogging.  I would appreciate your prayers for him, but for me as well, as I care for him.  I will check in when I can and will try to read your entries, but may not comment.

I pray God blesses each of you in a special way today.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This is my verse for this month, which will be shared at the next Ladies Fellowship meeting.  We are given a verse to 'hide in our hearts' and a new one each time we gather....so you may see it appear on my blog from time to time.


'Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, 
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.'   
Proverbs 16:24

Do you remember Burma Shave signs?  For those who never saw any of the them, here is a quick lesson in history of them.  Before there were interstates when everyone drove the old two lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters.
Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing one line of a four line couplet and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.
When you were traveling, it was fun to see and read the signs.  Here are a few:
AT INTERSECTIONS

LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY.
Burma Shave



BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
DRIVER'S CODE.
Burma Shave



THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING.
Burma Shave



CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave



PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW.
Burma Shave


Here's wishing you a sunny, blessed day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

I think we are getting a spin off from my friend's weather up north.  It is 'spitting' something other than rain out there, and we are due a hard freeze tonight and tomorrow.  We have gone from 81 to 30 in 48 hours.

My sewing machine has died on me.  I was all set to make a couple of skirts, and it just wouldn't work, but then again, I have had this machine for over 20 years, so guess it is understandable.  Now, material and nothing to do with it!

I have a puzzle that I am working on, but it is a larger one and I am not making much progress.  It may be summer before I finish it!

Need to bake a cake today, but have no icing....does anyone have an easy recipe for an icing that is not chocolate?

As you can tell, I don't have much to talk about today, so I will leave you with this............

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, 
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."  
Proverb 16:24

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday is always special for me.  I get to go to the church of my choice, worship my Lord with fellow believers.  I 'get', not 'have' to go, and pray that it is always that way.

In the world we are living in today, how much longer will it be our privilege? 
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day....81 degrees and lots of blue sky and sunshine.  Supposedly today and tomorrow will be the opposite....rain and colder.  This see-saw weather is getting old, but someone told me....it is spring....period.

It was a quiet day for us, for which I am thankful.  Today looks to be the same.

The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven -
All’s right with the world!
~Robert Browning





Friday, April 13, 2018

Jim fell again yesterday.  He was in the kitchen and was trying to sit down in his wheelchair, sat on the arm, instead of the seat, fell and the wheelchair fell on top of him.  Fortunately Murphy, our son, was at home, and came and got him up again.  I do not know why Jim has not broken a hip or arm, etc., he has fallen so many times.  It has to be God with him, is all I can say.

I had cooked a late lunch and and Jim even said it was the best meal he had had in a long time.  It was getting up from the chair at the table, that the fall occurred.  ☹️ I told Jim he couldn't fall today because Murphy had to work and couldn't help get him up.

I know I talk about Jim and things around the home, but it is my life these days.  Hope I don't bore you too terribly much.


On a lighter note, it is supposed to be 80 degrees today, which means 'porch sitting' time!  Enjoy your day and be blessed.