Oh The Challenges Of A New Year!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Greetings & Salutations My Friends!

Oh my goodness but what a year 2008 was! So many blessings and also some tragedies. I lost a very dear friend and peer to cancer and my heart still grieves, but I know I will see her again.

My own health has fluctuated and declined rapidly and when I had to stop my membership to the gym I lost all energy, but as of next week I'll be going every day if only to walk. I am determined to beat my ailments and lassitude.

I have my first meeting with OA today. I really wanted Weight Watchers, but their isn't a chapter close to me and I couldn't afford the fees, so this will at least put me in touch with people who are struggling like I am with weight and health issues. Not that my Sparky friends don't DO! So much, but I need social contact as well, I've been isolated to my computer for too many years and I'm quickly reaching burnout. If I didn't have a computer, I'd have practically no life at all and that's just too sad for words.

The financial struggles of 2008 have segued into 2009 with not one, but two episodes of myriad viruses and Internet attacks so badly crashed my computer that I had to do a complete system restore back to the original operating system. YIPES! The second one I did by myself so that at least didn't cost me another arm.

The cost of healthy living is going to cause me to have another medical an ULCER! But I've pretty much gotten a specific list that will do me for a week that is fairly inexpensive. Palatable and nutritious if not exciting lol.
Imagine my surprise (NOT) when in my email there was a blurb where President Elect Obama said we may have dire times ahead...uh Duh! I think most of us could predict that. Now I wonder what the government (and "We The People) will do about it.

Some good news, I joined Faulkner County Freecycle which is a free membership to post offers for things people no longer need, or if they've gotten new, so it doesn't go to a landfill. Some of you may be interested in googling a freecycle in your own city. Anyway, through that we became proud new parents of a precious little silver-white Persian I named Princess Sabella, a.k.a Little Bit and Precious. She is tiny even though between 3 and 5 years old she's the size of a half grown kitten. She came to us very neglected. Starved to the point of death (the first thing she did when she got here was to attack the food bowls! Poor baby, I was so shocked. She also has a bad cold and her fur had been whacked off I'm guessing due to matting because she wasn't cared for at all. It's been six days now and she has another appointment with the vet to see about the "cold" which I fear is more than that now, and her tiny little pushed in nose can't catch the air to breathe properly. I really come close to losing my Christianity over such abuse. I am confidant however that she will get well and become the beautiful and happy cat that she is meant to be.

I thought long and hard on my resolutions because there are so many things that I need to change, but we can't have too many as to make it unreasonable to expect success so below are the 4 that I've chosen. I ask that you support me with prayer and accountability because my friends....I'M BAAAACCCCK!!!!!!!!






I hope that your 2009 will be full of many blessings and successes and that you will achieve all your goals. As always, thank you for reading me, and always, always, for your kind and generous support. I'll see you soon.

Love and God Bless you and yours, Pami xoxox

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    Hi Pami, I don't know if you remember me, I was on here last year. I had a pretty bad year emotionally and finally recommited myself to being healthy in October. I'm wishing you a blessed year.
    4400 days ago
  • 46A39P
    So Great hearing from You Pami! Missed you! You can do it! I'm with you there on the quit. Today is my quit day too!
    4402 days ago
    Congrats on your new furkid! How exciting! Also congrats on your committment to OA. I was diagnosed with typeII diabetes so I am trying to make changes now.. Prayers with you for financial freedom! I also love freecycle!
    4402 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Your Diet -----
    For those of you who watch what you eat...
    Here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.
    1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans.
    2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans.
    3. The Japanese drink very little red wine andsuffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans
    4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wineand suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans.
    5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans.
    CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
    4402 days ago
    Welcome Back Pami, I know what you mean about abuse when I rescued my Jeepers he was in such bad shape he was passing blood thru his stool it was ALL blood no stool but I took him to the vet got him meds bathed him fed him and lots of LOVE and now look at him my baby is doing so good Good luck to you and your husband on quitting smoking ... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4402 days ago
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    So glad you're back! Computer viruses can be really nasty. DH had to reformat his a few months ago after spending weeks trying to get rid of the little bugs that had invaded his machine. It's a pain but we do love our computers, don't we? I hope 2009 is a good year for you. You deserve one. Take care of Kitty.

    4402 days ago
    Hi. Glad you're back.

    Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

    Isaiah 40:30-31, New International Version

    4402 days ago
    Pami...I will keep your ned addition in my prayers. I know what you mean about animal of child abuse...I get so upset. I wish you well on your non-smoking journey for you and hubby. With God along side of both of you, you will do fine. We are here to support you on your healthy new life.
    4402 days ago
    wooooo hooooo Pami! You can do it! Welcome back! You've been missed
    4402 days ago
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