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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Happy Independence Day to all. Been a while since I was here. Much is going on. Brad's surgery is scheduled for 7/21. They are going in to get the tumor from the rectum. He has to be there on 7/20 to get a Corona Virus test. He will be in the hospital for 3-4 days, before coming home. Seems unreal, almost a two years! He is very excited and looks at this as a positive move. I hear the depression at times in his voice. It just tears me up. But keep trying to give a positive attitude all the time. They are getting settled in their new house. Margaret will probably go up to take care of the kids while they are gone. I may join her the end of the week. I have my appointment with the new ortho doctor on 7/21. And I don't want to push it further out. I told Brad I would but he said not to. We are having a very quiet 4th of July. Will go to church later, and maybe dinner after church, Tomorrow I will smoke a pork butt and make a batch of pulled pork. I did one a couple of weeks ago and it turned out so well. Tried to go shopping with Margaret , we got to Walmart and my knee started hurting bad shortly after we go there. I pushed on but stayed in the car when she went to Dierbergs and Target. Iced the knees when we got home so that I can stand and walk for church. Will watch some fireworks on television tonight. Will be strange as for so many years we have gone downtown for our July 4th celebration. Used to have a huge weekend celebration with fireworks every night. Our church would have a beer booth down there where we would raise money for the soccer teams. I sit here reflecting on the state of the world. So sad, so much anarchy, and hatred. Growing up I could never imagine the world being this way. I can only pray for peace. I hope you are all having a nice holiday weekend.
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    I am still praying for you, Brad and the rest of your family. Also, world peace, which I don't see coming soon. emoticon
    34 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    A novena for Brad. Nine days.. A very strong family.
    34 days ago
    Prayers sent to you and your family! 2 other things. Have you tried Biofreeze for your knees? Works pretty well for me. Secondly, not sure if you smoke your butt directly on the rack or in a pan but I use a pan covered with foil. Try some Root Beer in the pan as a steaming agent.

    34 days ago
    Prayers for Brad that all goes well with surgery and healing. Husband and I stayed home and enjoyed our indoor picnic dinner. The neighborhood fireworks were pretty lively, and I shudder to think of what Florida’s beaches, the ones open like my county, looked like yesterday. Safe at home certainly isn’t the holiday we’re accustomed to, but I’d rather be home and safe than jeopardizing my health. Stay well, stay positive. Remember that Julian of Norwich lived in a time of plague and still said, All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
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    Keeping Brad and all his family in my prayers!!!
    34 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Praying for you and Brad especially. I know this is such a stressful time for you all. Take care of those knees.
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    True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. --Clarence Darrow

    God Bless you and your family, and especially Brad. Hope everyone's surgical outcomes are healing.
    34 days ago
    Why is it that these people just can't go home. And why is it that the media keeps talking and talking about it, I still say if the media would shut up our world would be a lot better off, they just want to stir things up so they have something to talk about. It is sad that there is nothing as citizen can do, except start turning off the news, I guess.
    35 days ago
    Keeping y’all in my prayers. Have a super July 4th weekend!
    35 days ago
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