Today is Saturday, September 3. The first day of a three-day weekend.
And here is my reality for the day... constipation and hemorrhoids. I know. This is gross. And you may want to skip ahead a few paragraphs. But since this is my record of my life at the present-time... well, I decided that I'd just put it out there. (Maybe you can consider it all to be prayer-list items.) I tend to be a little irregular anyway, but I guess the radiation and chemo really disrupt things. Yuck. Not fun. I've had hemorroids before... and really bad ones, too -- but that was as a result of giving birth and then there is at least a cuddly little baby to distract you from your misery. Blech. I know. Too much information.
So, since I'm telling all, how about some more grossness? I have a scab on the top of my head that might be an 1-1/2" long. And only about 1/2" of it is still attached. But it's firmly attached. Which means the rest of it is just hanging off -- some from each end. Talk about irritating. Even though I can't see or really feel it, just knowing that it's there is annoying. Maybe I'm just a little crabby this morning. I don't really feel crabby, but I sure seem to be complaining a lot! That must mean it's time to turn to some scripture. :)
"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken."
Isn't that great wisdom? And, oh, how true it is. We all NEED each other. Don't deny others the blessing of you. Like you haven't denied me the blessing of yourselves. I have been so overwhelmed with love and support. And, humanly... I feel like it is very underserved. But, I am so, SO grateful. It is much easier to keep the enemy at bay when so many are surrounding me with prayer... with support... with love. Yes, I am truly blessed!
And here's another specific way that I've been blessed. I have so many great and creative friends. I'm so, so fortunate. Again, I share these things that people are doing for me to plant seeds in your head. These ideas may come in handy when you become aware of someone who could use a blessing.
A couple of weeks ago, my friends Margie and Susie (who are sisters) brought by this container of wrapped packages with the instructions that when I needed a pick-me-up I should open a gift. Well, so far, I've only opened two (yes, I have great self-control... :) ). The first was a pouch of Ghiradelli chocolate -- which was perfect as I was quite steroid driven at that point. :) The other I just opened this morning. It's a dry-erase board with the instructions to put it on the front door to let people know if it's a good time to stop by or not. Great idea, huh? Because getting up to the door (especially quickly) is not always an easy thing to do. But... I think I may also use it for the Bible verse of the day. Might as well put God's Word out there in every avenue available to me, right? (Thanks, Margie & Susie! Can't wait to see what else is in that container... but since I'm anticipating that I'll need more spirit-lifters later on I'm practicing self-control!)
Oh, my goodness... it's getting to be late in the day. After 6:00 p.m. already. And I'm still not done with this.
I think I mentioned before that I have a "rule" that I must use all my newest stamps before I buy more new stamps from the same company. I try to do that with other things that I purchase, too... things like the dies that can be used to cut shapes from cardstock.
AND TELL: stamp is from Papertrey Ink (Tranquility Trilogy); cardstock is Stampin' Up (Real Red, Daffodil Delight) and PTI (Vintage Cream); ink is SU (Pear Pizzazz, Real Red); baker's twine is Divine Twine (Lemon); also used SU circle punches (1-1/4", 1-3/8") and PTI dies (Two Triangles, Favor It Box 5).
Well, while I was typing all of that I had a thought about something else that I could talk about... but the thought is gone now. Sometimes I wonder if the forgetfulness is brain tumor or being over 50... guess it could be either... or maybe a combination of both. :)
So -- since the thought is gone... and since it's now after 7:00 at night... must be time to finish this up. Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit. Your visits are special to me!