Monday, June 23, 2008

Yep, it's broken.......

For several weeks I have been saying
that the top of my foot hurt. Last night, after 3 games of volleyball, it was my loving husband massaged it for me. Well, I bit my lip holding back the scream of pain and had to finally ask him to stop ~ it hurt too bad.

Today Jeff made me go to the doctor to have it looked at. Guess what they found, two broken bones!!!!

So, this is my new shoe for the next 4-6 weeks (that is if they don't have to do surgery.) I guess the massage was NOT a good idea. It complete moved one of the bones so that it isn't lined up at all.

That is the end of my morning walks and my twice weekly volleyball!!! Plus I miss weekly door-to-door visitation!!!!

GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.........not how I wanted to spend my summer. I wanted to be up and about, not down with a foot elevated.

Oh well, it should help me get less distracted so I can get me schoolwork done,

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Who's Counting???

What a week!! Who would have ever thought that getting a Master’s in Accounting and Business Management would require writing hundreds of pages a week???? (Okay, maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but I have still written A LOT!!!!)

I tried to figure out just how many pages I have written just this week and I stopped counting at 20. It got to be too discouraging. Maybe I wouldn’t feel that way if I was an English major – right, Teri?!?!?!? I feel like I’m writing a book.

I’m really trying not to complain, but I do admit that at 1:30 Tuesday morning I decided I was going to quit. I decided I didn’t want to do this anymore. Between family, church, work, and then my classes I felt like this was crazy. So, I shut the books, closed up the computer and went to bed. The next morning I told Nick and Jeff (son and husband) what was going through my mind. They were such an encouragement to me – and I am now trucking along.....and counting down the days until I done.

So here is the magic number as of today ~ June 14, 2008 ~

From and including: Sunday, June 15, 2008

To, but not including : Saturday, December 13, 2008

It is 181 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 5 months, 28 days excluding the end date
Alternative time units

15,638,400 seconds
260,640 minutes
4344 hours
25 weeks (rounded down)

Give or take a minute or two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008


Anyone who knows me knows I am the biggest cat lover there is. They bring me comfort, joy, happiness, name it – and when I am upset or feeling under a lot of pressure I know I can sit down, hold my cat, and immediately feel more peace. Think about it, look at a cat when they are sleeping. Doesn’t everything about them look peaceful?

But I have seen something more peaceful than a sleeping cat. It is the look on a person's face who has just received Christ as their personal Saviour. The look may be tearful, but it is still a look of peace and serenity.

Unfortunately, some of you may have never had the privilege of seeing someone come to Christ for forgiveness and salvation. For you, I feel truly sorry. Seeing someone come to faith in Christ is a unique and wonderful experience that I wish you could all enjoy.

For those of you who have been blessed to see someone get saved - you know what I mean. You know the joy of seeing a family member or close friend accept Christ. You know the true joy of introducing someone to Christ and then seeing that person experiencing salvation and release, in some cases, from debilitating sin. There is no joy quite like it.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Even if you've been a Christian for 68 years, like me, reading that verse is like getting a shot of Adrenalin. That is rue and complete PEACE.

Take time this week to witness to someone. Help someone find that peace that passeth all understanding.

A Day at the Zoo

We have had a beautiful day here in Bismarck today. After a pretty rainy week (no complaining, we really needed it) the sun came out this morning and it is a wonderful 71 degrees. To top it off it is Jeff’s first day off in 5 weeks ~ so we are taking advantage of it.

After Jeff got home from Men’s Prayer meeting we headed out to the zoo. We had so much fun just strolling through the zoo and relaxing. We need to that more often!!

Here are some of the animals we got to see up close today: