Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thank God for rain

I Love Rainy days.

I feel very homey and peaceful when it rains.
It's like God is telling you to relax.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

God's will

We are always asking ourselves as Christians what is God's will for our life. There are some specifics that we want to know so that we can make wise choices. But Joey and I have been having this really deep conversations about God's will, and I came across this scripture in a novel last night and it hit me. This is God's will for all of our lives. Deut. 10:12-13, " Now Israel (Tracy), what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love him, and to serve the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul, and to keep the Lord's commandments and His statues(laws) which I am commanding you today for your good". If I want to know God's will for my life, I need to love and serve where ever I am at today. I am to fear him and be obedient to his word. If I do these things they will be for my good and I'm sure he will direct my path. I don't want to keep saying if its Gods will I'll do this or that, but instead say I am in God's will with my daily living.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Can I hear "Do you want some cool weather"

I am ready, really ready for cooler weather. I like the seasons, all the seasons but this summer season has lasted from the first of May with our first 90 degree day until today 5 months of 90's I believe Summer has had its fair share and I am ready for a change. I like the laziness of Summer months, staying up late, not getting dark until 9 and shorts with flip flops. But now is the time to change to jeans, long sleeve shirts, light weight jackets. This is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of Fall. I am afraid with the dry weather the colors my not be as vibrant as this picture is. All I can say is bring on the cool days.......

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue

I thought this was a funny video, with a catchy beat.... I needed a laugh today....Enjoy....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We have started our new Bible Study at church last week. I think I am really going to enjoy this Beth Moore study on Esther. I relate somewhat to Vashti, If I had worked hard to organize a 7 day banquet for the the surround county ladies. I don't know that just because my husband( the king) who is drunk thinks that if he calls that I am supposed to drop everything ( possibly including my clothes) to show up so he can show me off to all his drunk friends. I have planned and worked hard to look good to the ladies of the community, and what does he think demanding me by way of a bunch a boys, (not even taking the time to see me) to just appear. I probably would have done the same thing and said no , not right now I am busy and you are drunk. I don't think Vashti should get such a bad rap and be de-throned for acting as if she has some sense and decorum. Now on the other hand, I don't exactly know the times, or what was expected from the women back then, but Thank God!!!!! I was born in this time and place.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I went to my first physical therapy appointment. They have decided that my hips are not in line correctly. They seem to think that I stepped in a hole or something at sometime and knocked myself out of joint. I laughed and told them you have no idea who you are talking to when it comes to being graceful. I am always in a hurry, I trip, I fall, I stumble, I am hardly on my feet standing correctly. It was a very intriguing visit. She went straight to the problem after answering about 1/2 hrs worth of questions. She put me in a sling and strapped me down for 10 minutes and pulled on my hips to get them back in the correct line. Then placed black tape on my back and told me to do these exercises 2 times a day until I go back Monday to be stretched for 20 minutes. I can't believe that the many things I tried to do to get the stone to drop (when the stone was not moving) like mowing on a bouncy yard, jumping up and down, and many other weird things. The therapist told me I should not to be bouncing, jumping or twisting for two weeks. So my own therapy that I made for myself was a wrong diagnosis once again. When will I learn that I don't know everything.....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Never be your own DR.

Less see for now about 6 months I have been fighting what I thought was a kidney stone. Alot of the same symptoms I have had when I passed my first stone. So being the cheap scape that I am and not wanting to pay those outrageous bills I diagnosed myself. But yesterday I decided something had to happen. I woke up in so much pain that my face was physically distorted. A friend of mine came by the office to do some work and she said I looked awful. So I broke down and went to see the urologist. He then sent me for a CT scan, they sent me back to the urologist. My scan showed only one stone but it was in the lower left kidney and the Dr said this is not causing you any pain. He showed me my scan and after is all is said and done he said with a smile you aren't having urological problems, you need to see another Doctor. Well I cried in the car, because at least if they found something wrong it can be fixed. Now I had to start over. I called my family doctor and he was seeing his last patient and told me to come on in. He poke and prodded and seems to think that I have a slipped disc. Gave me a cortisone shot in the rear and told me to go take ibuprofen and rest and also wants to do a ultrasound to make sure nothing else is going on. Well, I woke 75% better this morning , no lower abdominal swelling, no abdominal pain, just tenderness and and sharp pain every one in a while in my lower back. Praise the LORD!!!!!! So now I have canceled the ($1000.00) ultrasound and and will take $5.00 ibuprofen and not do any heavy lifting for a little while. If only I had not used my Internet Doctors Diploma from Google I probably wouldn't have suffered for so long...

Friday, September 10, 2010


Last night was the beginning of the NFL football season. Yes, I am a big fan. I usually pull for quarterback, not teams. I am a big, I mean big Payton Manning (Indianapolis) fan. However, I will be pulling for Tim Tebow (Denver) when ever he gets to play. Since I don't know either one at all I can only pick them by what I see or read about them. Payton is a professional, he is driven, he seems like away from football he could be funny, he takes the games very seriously and likes to win. These are qualities I admire. Tim is young, very driven, has the cutest smile and from his testimony is a sincere Christian and he listens to Chris Tomlin. He seems to have many attributes that young people can look up to. It is nice to have leaders that young ones can strive to be like. There is another Christian football player Cory Lynch (Tampa Bay) he also has great leadership skills, hard worker and kind. Josh was friends with Cory at college and brought him home one time to meet his sister, but Audrey thought he was to tall. I told her, "but have you seen muscles in knee-caps before. Can't you get over the height thing." I tried to get her to met Tim Tebow, but I found out he is 6'3" and 245, she mentioned he was little to big too. I know I could be a great football mother-in-law..... Go Colts.........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Joys of Friendship

This past weekend I went to the mountains with a friend. I tried some of the Pioneer Womens recipes on her, they all turned out great. We laughed, had deep discussion, laughed, rode the rhino and became lost, we laughed, we ate and we laughed some more. I do appreciate good friends. This friend is one of the smartest women I know, I learn many new things from her, like did you know there is a Indian tribe in these here parts called slapaho. That having grandchildren can not be expressed by mere words there needs to be at least 800 photos before their 1 month birthday. That all families have their dysfunctional moments and its OK. On the spiritual side this is a woman that will make you think, she truly remembers everything. She laughs that she has a roller-deck memory, she just flips to the thing she need to remember even if it is from 1981. She is great to sit and work through scripture and come out with wisdom that you have not been able to find from it. She is quick witted, very attractive (makes me rather jealous), never wears jeans (until this weekend) loves prissy shoes and hates exercise about as much as I do. And is very generous and kind to her family. She loves her Savior and seeks to know him more. When looking for a good friend these are qualities that we all should try and seek out in the people we want as friends. Love Ya!!!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A New Year

Today isn't a new year for your average American, but today is a new year for you American hunter. Dove season starts today
That means that the new hunting season has arrived and that my life for the next 4 months revolves around hunting.

As you see once again, Joey has a smile on his face, mainly because he is in camo gear and eating... Happy New Year!!!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stones, Again

Once again I fight this. As you can see they are very small but prickly.
Its hard to believe that something so small can cause so much discomfort and pain.

I hate being so distracted with pain.
I try to be tough and continue on my day, even though I am hunched over like a 90 year old woman with very bad osteo.
I am try to figure out what has triggered this in my body. I have never had
stones until October of this past year. Now 4 attacks later, I think what is this thing that is as small as a poppy seed (the last ones size) that can bring a grown person to their knees and gasping for breath in a milla second. I think I handle pain very good. I do alittle Lamaze breathing, throw my body around on the hard floor in my office and drink my drinks to move it on through. And hope and pray that it won't take much longer to rid itself from it human home. The up side is I don't have to exercise.