Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Finally Mourned the Death of My Marriage...

Saturday night (10/17/09), during the 'Afterglow', which took place after the teaching. For the last month, people kept telling me that I needed to mourn but everytime the tears started to surface, I would push them away and find something else to do. Also, I think that I didn't want to appear vulnerable or weak in front of the husband. But last night during the 'Afterglow', the tears came and wouldn't stop. I cried for about a half hour, but it was a needed and healing weeping. I have never cried for so long in my life. But now I know that the Lord will provide for any of my needs and I can rest in Him.

CCRC's Women's Retreat 2009

So, I spent the weekend (10/16-10/18/09) in Murietta for the women's retreat. It was a great weekend. The topic was Psalm 23, which was so appropriate with everything that's going on in my life right now. I am doing to break down the sections as we went through the 6 verses of the Psalm.

Teaching I - Psalm 23 - The Shepherd we need.

Teaching II - Psalm 23:2 - The Sheperd of Rest and Peace

Teaching III - Psalm 23:3 - The Sheperd of Healing and Guidance

Teaching IV - Psalm 23:4-5 - The Shepherd of Presence

Teaching V - Psalm 23:6 - The Shepherd of Hope and Heaven

Each section was broken down and explained. It was interesting, emotional and a true blessing. In between teachings, we also had devotion and down time to reflect on the teachings and have devotional time with the Lord. Over the almost 48 hours that I was there, I walked almost 4.5 miles. Thank God I took my walking shoes with me, or I'd be hurting. Oh, and they know how to feed you, too. Here is the menu from the weekend:

Friday Night
Chicken with Curry sauce
CousCous ) I had 4 small bites...it was yummy)
Steamed green beans and carrots
Fresh whole wheat bread
Apple tart (1/8 of a pie = about 2ozs.)

Quiche Lorraine (1/8 of a pie = 2-3ozs)
Fresh zucchini bread
Fresh fruit
Orange Juice
Chicken salad sandwiches (on butter croissant - De-constructed (chicken, mayo, celery and red grapes...no bread)
Snack-sized Sun Chips
Fruit salad (cantalope, honeydew, grapes and pineapple)
Oatmeal choc. chip cookie
Strawberry lemonade
Roast beef with mushrooms (I had about 3ozs)
Penne pasta with garlic/parmesan/cream sauce (I had 3 pieces of pasta)
Steamed broccoli
Fresh Catalina bread
Black & White Mousse (Dark and white chocolate...I had about 4 bites)

Scrambled eggs
Stawberry/Banana Yogurt
Fresh Fruit
Freshly made Granola (I didn't have any)

I also had SF Iced Chai lattes from their coffee shop...Yummy!

So all in all, It was a fantastic weekend with awesome women and awesome teachings.

My Marriage is OVER...

So, the husband told me on Sept. 19th that he wanted a divorce. What a shock. I said 'okay', as I've wanted out for a while. We have decided to be adult about it. No mud-slinging, no bashing each other. Since we both manage the complex we live in, we can't force each other out of our condo. We will be having a 'live-in divorce'. Neither of us can afford to move at this point. I have been looking for a job since March, and he was laif off from his job in July. He has an interview with a school district on 10/21, and I have a test date for the county that we live in, on 10/29. So hopefully we will get these new jobs and be able to live apart.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Somebody Loves You Crusade 2009 - Las Vegas

The weekend was fabulous! We left Calvary Chapel Golden Springs (Diamond Bar) on a chartered bus at 7:30am on saturday and got to Calvary Chapel Spring Valley (Las Vegas) at about noon. We rehearsed for about 90 minutes and the bus took us to the Embassy Suites Hotel. When we got to the hotel, they had no record of me and my roommate. They called the gal that had coordinated the hotel rooms and she was already at the Thomas and Mack Center. So while she came back to straighten out the situation, the hotel comp'd our dinner at one of their restaurant. My roommate and I split a plate of baby back ribs. Yummy! Then I got to hang with my cousinKenny for a bit on saturday night. I hadn't seen him since Jason was less that a year old.

Then our part of the crusade was last night (Sunday, August 30th). We were on a rotating stage. There were two sides and as one of the bands was playing, we were getting set up on the risers, Then they hit a button and rotated the stage so that we were facing the audience. They really need a warning system because it gives new meaning to 'stop the world, I want to get off'...lol The choir started off with the Star-spangled Banner. Then there was a military tribute. One of the tributes was for a fallen soldier. He gave his life in Iraq in 2004. His parents were there and they were presented with a braonze and blue star for their son's service. They also had the unfolding and refolding of the American Flag. As the flag was being refolded, the story of the folds was being told. Thee were many tears shed during this part of the crusade. Then we did our other four songs and they rotated the stage again. We then went and sat in the audience for the remainder of the Crusade. It was awesome!!! When I left, there were almost 100 people accepting the Lord. Then it was back to the bus and head home.

Here is the link to view the Crusade:
Click the Webcast link

The History of the American Flag Folds

The first fold of the flag is a symbol of life.
The second fold of the flag is a symbol of a belief in eternal life.

The third fold is a symbol of honor and remembrance of veterans
The forth fold is a symbol of weakness.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country.
The sixth fold is where our hearts lie.
The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces.
The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, so that we may see the light.
The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood.

The tenth fold is a tribute to fathers.
The eleventh fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David & King Solomon, glorifying the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
The twelfth fold represents the emblem of eternity and glorifies the God of the Father, the Son & Holy Ghost.

When the folds are complete, the stars are uppermost and remind us of our national motto, "In God we Trust". The flag will resemble a cocked hat, representing soldiers, Marines & Sailors of the past & present.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I have officially hit Onderland this morning...I got on my scale like 10 times just to see it again and again. LOL I am down 97 pounds, from 295 to 198. Woohoooooo!!! I am so excited and ecstatic. I haven been in Onderland since I got preggers with Jason in 1985. What an AWESOME WOW Moment!!! I am soooo floating on Cloud 9. =)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Birth Data

13 September 1966

Your date of conception was on or about 21 December 1965 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday under the astrological sign Virgo.Your Life path number is

Your fortune cookie reads: You find beauty in ordinary things, do not lose this ability.

Life Path Compatibility: You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22. You should get along well with those with the Life Path number 6. You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5. You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 7 & 9. The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2439381.5. The
golden number for 1966 is 10. The epact number for 1966 is 8. The year 1966 was not a leap year. Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/21/1966 and ending 2/8/1967. You were born in the Chinese year of the Horse. Your Native American Zodiac sign is Bear; your plant is Violets. You were born in the Egyptian month of Hathys, the third month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil). Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 28 Elul 5726. Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 29 Elul 5726. The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is 12 baktun 17 katun 13 tun 0 uinal 17 kin.

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Tuesday, 27 Jumadiyu'l-Avval 1386 (1386-5-27). The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 10 April 1966. The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 10 April 1966. The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 23 February 1966. The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 29 May 1966. The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 5 June 1966. The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 15 September 1966. The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 5 April 1966. The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 22 February 1966. As of 4/26/2009 5:47:56 PM EDT you are 42 years old. You are 511 months old. You are 2,224 weeks old. You are 15,566 days old. You are 373,601 hours old. You are 22,416,107 minutes old. You are 1,344,966,476 seconds old. Celebrities who share your birthday:

Ben Savage (1980)
Fiona Apple (1977)
Jean Smart (1959)
Nell Carter (1948)
Jacqueline Bisset (1944)
Bela Karolyi (1942)
David Clayton-Thomas (1941)
Mel Torme (1925)
Roald Dahl (1916)
Claudette Colbert (1903)
John J. Pershing (1860)

Top songs of 1966
I'm a Believer by Monkees
The Ballad of the Green Berets by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler
Winchester Cathedral by New Vaudeville Band
Soul and Inspiration by Righteous Brothers
Monday, Monday by The Mama's & the Papa's
We Can Work It Out by Beatles
Summer In the City by Lovin' Spoonful
Cherish by Association
You Can't Hurry Love by Supremes
Wild Thing by Troggs

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.09236790606654 years old. (You're still chasing cats!) Your lucky day is Wednesday. Your lucky number is 5. Your ruling planet(s) is Mercury. Your lucky dates are 5th, 14th, 23rd. Your opposition sign is Pisces. Your opposition number(s) is 3. Today is not one of your lucky days! There are 140 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 43 candles.Those 43 candles produce 43 BTUs,or 10,836 calories of heat (that's only 10.8360 food Calories!) .You can boil 4.91 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1966 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US. In 1966 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile. In 1966 in the US there were approximately 1,800,000 marriages (9.3%) and 479,000 divorces (2.5%). In 1966 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000). In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds. In 1966 the population of Australia was approximately 11,704,843. In 1966 there were approximately 223,731 births in Australia. In 1966 in Australia there were approximately 96,061 marriages and 9,859 divorces. In 1966 in Australia there were approximately 103,929 deaths. Your birth flower is ASTER. Your birthstone is Sapphire -->The Mystical properties of Sapphire: Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Sapphire is used for clear thinking. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Agate, Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli.

Your birth tree is the Lime Tree, the Doubt Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labour, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal. There are 243 days till Christmas 2009! There are 256 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waning crescent.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Final Update on my ankle...

I saw my orthopedic surgeon on January 15th and he had new x-rays taken. The x-rays showed that the biggest break has completely filled in (the smaller break healed completely at 8 weeks), so he has released me from seeing him unless I develop any problems with my ankle. He also released me from having to wear the cam-walker and using the bone stimulator. Wooohoooooo!!!