Monday, November 16, 2009

A Little of This and That!

WOW! So much has happened in such a short span of time and so much to share with all of you wonderful blogging family and friends.

1. Health ~ Praise God that on Friday morning, I got up with absolutely no pain at all! What does this mean? Well no more daily bed rest, no more pain meds and no more losing sight of the goal. God is faithful and thanks to all of your prayers, I was like a whole new person when I woke up on Friday. I had been in severe pain for little over a week due to endometriosis, fibroid tumors and ovarian cysts. Honestly it is fall, it's time to carve this pumpkin and take out all the inners. My life would be much simpler. Going to check out some recommendations that all of you shared and we will see where this journey ends.

2. Travel: Steve left town yesterday and despite suffering some huge setbacks, he will be headed home, sleep deprived and exhausted this morning. So once we pick him up, it home for some much needed sleep for a few hours before he heads back out tonight.

3. Cold Nights : We are finally settling into some colder temperatures and had our first frost warning last night. Let me tell you temps nearing that freeze mark have been feeling so great and welcome here. Time to break out the lotion because your skin gets so dry here due to low humidity.

4. Prayer Request: Please continue to pray for my brother as he has now found himself to be one of the recent layoffs happening all over. Even though he can collect unemployment, if he doesn't find work before his savings runs out, he will be moving out of his apartment. Pray that God will have a hand in his life and have an opportunity waiting just around the corner.

5. Awards: I have had the wonderful opportunity to be given so many incredible awards over the last few weeks and with so much going on, I haven't had time to post them like I should. I received the most recent from Christie at The Secret Life of An American Wife and Mom. This award is called Adding Sunshine to My Day.

There are no rules to this award. It is just a blessing to those who have blessed you with their comments, encouragement, or inspiration from a writing in their own blog. I would love to pass this award along to all of my blogging friends and followers who have stopped by and made my day a little brighter by their presence in my blogging world. I am always so touched when you stop by and even more so when you comment and let me know you touched my world. so, please accept this award and pass it along to those who add sunshine to your day.

1. Loren at The Magoos News
2. Kat at Art's Chili
3. Rosel at Off The Beaten Trek
4. Lisa Shaw at Sharing Life with Lisa
5. Greg at Greg's General Store

The second award that I have received was from Nan at By The Way, one of Kat's daughters at Art's Chili who has a beautiful private blog but wanted to share it with some of you as well. It's called the Gorgeous Blogger Award and by accepting this award I have to tell you six things about me that you don't know and then pass it to six other gorgeous friends.

1. I hate most vegetables including broccoli, califlower, most beans, squash and sweet potatoes. I am a carrot, corn, peas and salad fixin kind of girl. My parents just weren't big veggie eaters when I was growing up.

2. My first job was working at Del Taco when I was 16. I had pretty much worked most of the stations and can still fold a mean burrito after working there for a year.

3. I have always wanted to own a duck. Don't know why but I just thought it would be a completely different pet to have. I've loved them since my summer vacations to a lake cabin on the east coast years ago.

4. I wanted to be a teacher when I was little and looking back life offers you all kinds of opportunities to teach what you know to anyone who will listen. That carried over when I became a customer service corporate trainer back in 2000! Love that job!

5. I love Twilight and yes, I plan on being there next weekend to catch the newest movie, New Moon! I have read all the books and didn't really enjoy it when it first came out in theaters. It wasn't until the launch of the version on DVD that I completely feel for the romance aspect of the film. Great story line and I am a die hard romantic any how.

So in passing this one along, here goes to these great gorgeous people!

1. Christy at the Secret Life of An American Wife and Mom.
2. Loren at The Magoo's News.
3. Lori at Girly Muse.
4. Audrey at Country Mom
5. Tiffany at Tea with Tiffany


Greg C said...

Thank you so much for the award. I am finally getting caught up on my sleep as well. It was a stressful couple of weeks for me but things are peaceful at the moment.

We got two ducks one Easter and they were named Molly and Wally. They made such a mess and we had to watch were we stepped in the yard. One day they just disappeared. Yea right Dad. :)

RCUBEs said...

Oh sister Kat, I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling much, much BETTER! Thanks be to God fo ranswered prayers. And the first thing you did? Bless us with these thoughtful awards. Congratulations to you and thank you for sharing them. Enjoy your Monday, too "Pain-free", "on-fire" and filled with His life! Love to you sister!

Danae Hudson said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better!!! God is amazing!! :)

Also, my friend had a duck for a pet. She had a few ducks. They were the sneakiest pets I have EVER seen in my life! :)

Charlotte said...

Hi Kat, I'm so glad to hear that your are feeling much better! Blessings,

Parsley said...

Continuing to pray for you.

Darcie said...

So glad you are pain free and hopefully you will get more answers in this journey so that that road will come to an end soon.

Congrats on all your are deserving and you do add a ray of sunshine to everyone's day with your lovely post!

Heckety said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling so much better. At least now you can think straight to make the decisions you need to. Will continue to think of you as you make and act on decisions. Thought for you: many, many years ago (37ish?) my Dad got sick and spent nearly two years in and out of hospitals with tests and treatment, and at work when he was able for it. Well the doctors did what they could for him and then said 'sorry' and sent him home. Despite the outlook Dad slowly got well again and continues to drive us all nuts! Different scenario, but miracles happen, sometimes slowly slowly, but God just gets on with His work in His perfect time. It'll be the same for you.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your awards. They are beautiful and you deserve them. You are a blessing to each of us.
I am thankful you are feeling much better and pray you will receive the treatment you need to take care of the problem.
Blessings, andrea

Girly Muse said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Kat!!! You are too sweet to me.

I am so thankful you're feeling better, praying that you will continue to get better and better. Thank the Lord!!!

Will be praying for your brother and his job situation...

Love you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No pain, awesome. Hope things stay that way.

Mari said...

Hooray for feeling better! I'm so happy to hear that. Congrats on your awards too.

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're feeling better! Yay! God is so good.

Congrats on your awards! =0)

He & Me + 3 said...

Praise the Lord that you are feeling better. We have a Del Taco here. Is it good? I never wanted to try because I am so used to TAco bell. LOL

LV said...

I am so happy to see you back, but most of all free of pain for awhile. I am really concerned about you. You have a lot things going on that needs something to help you. None of us like the word surgery, but it may come to that in your case. My, I do pray the good Lord will touch you and make you have the strength to face whatever the future holds. Take care.

Denise said...

Praise God that you are feeling better sweetie. I am praying for your brother.

Joyce said...

Hi Kat...I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better!

Saleslady371 said...

I'm so glad you are well and up and moving. I bet you are a wonderful teacher!

Mich said...

Doing the happy dance! So glad you are feeling better.

Loren said...

OMG, PRAISE THE LORD you are feeling better!!!! That is the best thing I have heard ALLL DAY :)

Thankyou for these sweet awards :) YOu are such a honey and thankyou sooo very much for your prayers today ~ I soooo felt them!! Seriously

I will be praying for your brother!

I am NOT a veggie girl either HA just another thing we are alike in !! Hope Steve gets LOTS of rest!!

Jen wants Caitlyn to call her tonight if possible k! I am going to try to get your answers in the mail tomorrow k :)

We are having cold weather too, it is awesome!! We even may get snow tomorrow WAHOO! :)

LisaShaw said...

You are so precious Kat!

Praying for you and your family and your brother.

I'm glad you are feeling better. Thank you for thinking of us while we're thinking of and praying for you.

Love ya.

Samantha said...

So glad that you are feeling much better dear Kat. Praying for your family and brother.
~ Blessings to you.

christy rose said...

Wow! Kat that is wonderful!! Pain free!! You forget how good it feels to not have pain until you don't have it anymore, huh? Praise God!!
Thanks so much for passing that award on to me. It is so much fun to bless others isn't it? I love it. But it is also fun to be loved on too! Thanks for loving on me today!!!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your awards and so glad you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. I am so glad you are feeling better! Have a hoppin' blessed week!

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh, Kat, what good news this is, to know that you woke up without any pain, and that you are once again off the pain meds and can go on with your life.

This is an answer to prayer. So many things to be thankful for.

Congrats on the awards you have received. They do add sunshine to your day!


Carol said...

So thankful and happy for you that you feel like a new woman. Praise God! I pray that you find answers that take care of this problem once and for all.

Blessings and Hugs,

Yolanda said...

Been thinking about you and praying for your health. Lovingly, Yolanda

Deborah Ann said...

Glad you're feeling better, Kat! Congrats on the awards, you deserve them! said...

I love to read your thoughts of gratitude each week. :)

Congrats on the are always a winner in my book.

Kat said...


Thank you for this blessing. I look forward to passing it on when I return home and have better internet connection


The other Kat

Still Learning said...

Oh Kat, I haven't been back to blog land for a week I think. I am so happy to read about your healing!! At least the pain being gone. Wow, I know all those prayers must have been pouring in for your behalf. God is so good!! I am so happy that the pain has left you. I truly hope the doctors can take care of the inside turmoil quickly so you do not have to endure all that again.


Beth E. said...

#1 - praise the Lord! I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better!

#3 - Me, too. I use Aveeno body wash and lotion during the feels wonderful, and works for 24 hours.

#4 - I'm praying for your brother. May God meed every financial and spiritual need in his life! My brother is a contractor. He's not been having much work lately, due to the economy. Winter is even worse for him. So, I understand the need to pray for our brothers!


Bentley Boutique said...

I have been way behind on my blogging and blog reading, so I just now realized that you've been going through so much pain!! I'm so glad you are feeling better, and I will remember you in prayer for sure. I hope you find a resolution to the problem very soon.

Nutmeg said...

So glad you are feeling better, Kat!


Kat, Congratulations on your Awards. I love reading all about you. I just posted my Award. Thank You so very much for it. That was fun. Blessings my Friend, Audrey