Friday, December 16, 2011


  Nothing really has changed since my post health wise. I'm holding my own still. I have found out though that cold weather is like hot weather, not too easy to breathe in. Everybody caught a cold and it was bad. I caught a touch of it but for all the negative for not having Saliva Glands that work one benefit, it helps stay the cold up stairs. :)  Swallowing is still a chore and the smaller the particle the easier to get choked, so the Predisone is a blast. I'm down to 7 pills in the morning, 2 mid day, 6 at night... none are addictive. 3 of those have to do with the heart and BP. 

  Megan has a boy friend that has come over a couple of times, he seems nice. He is intelligent, a history buff, has an expanded vocabulary, Respectful, kind, humble... but most of all, he is gentle with Megan. I worry though that he may not have enough to eat. His cars power steering is out and I told him we'd fix it but he hasn't come back this week since Megan is away at Denise's mom and dad. She is suppose to come home tomorrow. The dogs outside are lost, the cats are lost, Ms Hen and the rest are lost (she sneaks and tosses them dog food), peacocks seem a bit lost, and we definitely are. I went to feed the cows and the neighbor's dog was lost, even the cows looked for her. Misty has my twisted sense of humor and Megan my come what may attitude. Annie has Denise's quick temper and independence.

  Last week I fixed the power steering on the tractor. We've 32 cows and calves now, last I checked, more to be born yet. I worked on Big Ugly some. I think it needs a priest cause I'm pretty sure it's possessed. If it ain't I've cussed it enough to be, lol. I need it to go to TSC and get a new gate and T-Posts while they're on sale. If it ever dries up we're setting a new gate and fence by the hay lot.  Installed an electric fence, then tested it on puppy, lol. She was born in March 2011 and is way over 100lbs and stands on her hind legs about 6 feet tall, hence the need to go around the chain link fence with electric since she jumps it. It worked. :)

   So tomorrow we go Christmas shopping, I have mine pretty much all done. I miss dad. He was the hardest besides Denise to buy for. Neither of them are material at all. Me, I have a list, and come Christmas dinner when what is left of us is standing and sitting around there eating together, that is my list.

  So if I don't post before Christmas, Merry Christmas.



Cali said...

For our family this is a Christmas of getting the things we need or can use up within a couple of months instead of a bunch of crap that just takes up space. If the kids (in their 20s now) don't revolt, I'd like to keep this up as a family tradition.

I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas, indeed!

Please be extra nice to Megan's new boyfriend. The qualities you described are pretty hard to come by these days. Particularly if he actually wears his pants at his waist and his underwear doesn't show.

If you fear he's not getting enough to eat make sure to invite him to dinner every time you see him and let him know that he is welcome anytime. A lot of people are having a really hard time just keeping a roof over their heads and food is downright scarce. It's hard for the kind of boy/young man you described to ask for help, too. That darned pride gets in the way, you know? said...

I watched your story on Hulu, and decided you were alright. My favorite thing about you is you're straight forward.

Here's a quote I like: When you pray for a miracle and don't get it, it may be that you're the miracle.

I think I paraphrased it, but its true to original meaning.

Josephine said...

Dear Anthony,

I was taught a long time ago that God tested Job with tribulations and sickness – until I heard Pastor Prince preached in his sermon, “Why good people suffer”.

Contrary to what I was told about his longsuffering and faith, Job was actually self-righteous and blamed God squarely for his calamities (Job 9:17, 21-24), and believed that God caused him to “inherit the iniquities of [his] youth” (Job 13:26) – something a number of us have the tendency to do, still. God later rebuked Job for his ignorance and irresponsible words (Job 38:2), but was gracious and forgiving to restore to Job more than what he had from the beginning.

Our Abba Father is a God of great compassion and will not want any ill to befall His children. All the curses resulting from Adam’s fall are nailed to the cross and our Lord Jesus bore all our sins, sicknesses, mental torment, stress, lack - in order that we can live life more abundantly (John 10:10). Hallelujah, all praise to Jesus!

Have a blessed CHRISTmas filled with HIS joy and shalom in the full knowledge that God's promise of the new covenant is in place, when the old covenant was nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14) and Jesus proclaimed: "It is finished!"


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David said...

Merry Christmas Anthony!! I truly hope you have a blessed one and just know you have many of us prayin' for ya!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Anthony. :)