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Friday, November 26, 2010

Carolina Pink

Ray asked me if I wanted to drive down to Carolina by myself today (Tue) and he would come tomorrow. I just didn’t want to come by myself so I said I would wait and go with him tomorrow. Then this afternoon when I was just goofing off in between loads of clothes, he asked me what time I would be ready to leave. I said, “Today?” He said “Yes.” Talk about scurrying around getting things packed and taking a shower.

J...... came by and picked up some clothing that I found for her. I was so glad to be able to give her two pair of almost new tennis shoes. Just her size too. She brought the children with her. She is a single mom who works at Walmart. She has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and the children have problems from her self-medicating with alcohol while she was pregnant. Pastor Dale asked me to mentor her. She had no phone, so I got her a cell phone. I gave her 200 prime time minutes. She has unlimited calling nights and weekends. I was frightened that she would have an emergency with the children. 

After the things I have gone through for almost 2 years, I am becoming less and less materialistic. I found out that if something happens to me, no one wants my stuff. And, I have some really nice stuff. I am starting to get rid of things that are still good but that I have not used or worn in a while. I donated an ironing board and a BabyLock machine to my quilting group. We are making quilts for children who are patients at CHKD (Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters). It is so satisfying to know that you are doing something that will help someone else. ( I have a picture of one that I did that I will upload when I get home.)

The Bible Class that I take on Tuesday nights is studying a book called Genesis One. It is very interesting. Imagine a decent sized book that was written all about the first chapter of Genesis. It is amazing the things that I have found out. God did not write the Bible for us, but to us. He wrote it for the ancients or early Hebrews. Things were very different then. A lot of the things that are in the Bible we take too literally sometimes... Things that don't make sense to us, made perfect sense to people living in the time the Bible was written. We try so hard to understand it, not stopping to realize that it was written in another time about a very different people. The lessons we learn from the Bible were written to us more as examples. This is what I am getting from it so far. I will keep you up with what I am learning.

We are in NC and have had our Thanksgiving Dinner. We ate at my daughter and son-in-law's home. I made Spiral Ham, Green Bean Cassarole, Cornbread Dressing and Gravy, Fruit Salad, Deviled Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, Pecan Pie, Rolls. Rhonda made the Turkey, stovetop dressing, Corn, Collards, Jello Salad, Mashed Potato Salad. For dessert: Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Flan, Spice Cupcakes, and Pumpkin Roll. And, then there was the clean-up. All the women agreed that if there was such a thing as reincarnation, we all would want to come back as men. Must be nice to eat a dinner that took someone all day to prepare and then sit and watch TV while that person cleaned up the mess after dinner. Most times I am too tired to eat very much at all. But I still have to clean up. I helped Rhonda and then I had to come home and finish cleaning up the mess I made cooking. Don't men realize that there is something very sexy about a man washing dishes or pushing a vacuum cleaner. LOL!

Black Friday: Here I am typing on my computer when I should be packing to go home. In a lot of pain this morning. Everything is stiff. I did too much yesterday. Rheumatoid Arthritis really hurts if you push it too far. I will rest this morning and maybe we can go this afternoon. Barbara K. is watching the house in VA.  I will be glad to get home. I cannot get TweetDeck to load here. At least I can catch up tonight and tomorrow. 

Guess I better go get a shower and clean up so we can get on the road. I love you all and I hope your Thanksgiving was all you wanted it to be. God is Good, All the time, Barbara