Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brrrrrrrr..........It's So Cold

Hello my friends, hope you all had a good day. (Sorry Joan, I read what you went through) but I know you made the best of it my friend. It is very cold here and it rained most of the day. Great for the farmers but is really playing havoc with my arthritis. I am a bit concerned we may get frost tonight, I had to turn my furnace on today as the house felt really cold.

Thank you all for your prayers for Allan and Peg. They worked, Allan is still in ICU but they have taken him off the respirator and he is breathing really well on his own. I do believe prayers work!

I watched the French Open Tennis Semi-finals this morning and oh what a great match. Anyway Roger Federar won in 5 sets. I really enjoyed this and was so involved watching it that I forgot about my aches and pains. Love it.

As soon as the Tennis was over I headed for Curves and my workout. I am catching on to the machines and how to work them so I enjoyed my work out even more today. The supervisor who has corrected me throughout the week when I was doing an exercise wrong was even impressed with my work out today. Sometimes "things" just click as it did for me today

When I finished at Curves I went to Tim's drive through I got a coffee and bagel to bring home to enjoy. It was raining very hard, so as soon as I came in I lit a fire in my over used fireplace (sound familiar Barb) and enjoyed my coffee and toasted bagel gazing at my fire.

I then read my newspaper and talked to Terry for half an hour when she called to inform me about Allan. I could feel her relief and could tell she was feeling more positive about the situation today.

Did any of you see on the news today the story of a 4th grader attending her last day of school and looked up to see her Dad at the door, who had just arrived home from Iraq? The little girl started crying and shaking as she made her way to her dad and he was crying as he held out his arms to her. I sat here with tears streaming down my face, happy tears to see a family united again. I pray he will not have to go back so he can stay with the family who loves him so much.

My flowers look so bright and fresh as I checked them today, the rain has done them good......hopefully no frost

For supper I had salad, and heated up the rest of my meatloaf. I have set a goal to loose 2 pounds a week and I made my goal for this week today. I am very pleased, but I never did have a problem losing weight it's keeping it off that has always been my downfall. I find it easy when I set a goal and am motivated knowing I am going home mid July to see family and old friends.

Just a quiet relaxing day for me, a day I have used to recharge and enjoy the luxurly of having the choice to sit home by the fire with a good book. I am truly blessed.

Off to read favorite bolgs and comments..........Have a great weekend my friends,
Good Night and God Bless.....:-)


Granny on the Web said...

Yes, it has turned cold here also. I am back to the hottie bottle, as the sudden cold after the hot weather, makes my bones worse. I had trouble getting onto my pins this morning, hence I am late and slow at getting going.
David is just doing me some toast and marmalade and coffee. I have written about him today, as he is quite wonderful... don't tell him I said so!!!
Love Granny

Stillness Speaks said...

Take special care of yourself Bernie. The changing weather demands extra care and caution. Keep yourself warm and have warm stuff like tea, hot chocolate and soups.

It's nice to know that Allen is getting better. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Take care and loads of love :)

Diana said...

Dear Bernie, I think you should take before and after pix of yourself after you've met your goal! We have a thing we do at our Curves. Every time a trainer corrects us on a machine, we have to say "Thank You, you're beautiful!" I said prayers for your friends, hope all stays well for them!

Blessings each day said...

I'm having lots of trouble with's knocking me out of sites, so I will hurry to post this (sometimes, it won't let me post a comment at all either, if I get that far).

Will try to get back and make a comment...have been praying about all the pople you mentioned and you, of course, my friend!



Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie...Well first you made me smile about Allan and Peg and then you brought tears to my eyes...reading about the little girl and her dad...that must have been a tearful reunion...

Mornings have been chilly here too...but the day warms quickly... will be going up to Alivia's party at 1:00...then tomorrow is my sister Joyce's birthday...She is a year younger than I am.

Nice to hear of your weight loss and the health benefits that come along with it Bernie.

It's 7:30 here and I'm headed outside to check on things...hope you escaped any frost last night.

Keep smiling and take care!...Wanda

Rebecca said...

So much for global warming, huh?!
It's SO pleasant here in Huron OH where we are conventioning ..... husband will golf this afternoon and the temperatures will be "just right". I may go find downtown Huron where there is supposed to be a town-wide garage sale set up at a beautiful boat dock overlooking Lake Erie. I'll be too late to get the best of the best, but there really isn't anything I'm looking for or need. It will just be interesting.

Eileen said...

Berni, I can't believe how extreme your weather is! One day it's high nineties and two days later you need to build a fire to keep warm!

I'm glad you had a nice day, and I'm glad you enjoy Curves so much, and doing wonderful with your diet and commitment to get/stay healthy! And I'm so happy to hear about your friends! God Is Good!

It sounds like you had great day!
'Hope you enjoy another one!
All good wishes!

Bernie said...

Grany it is cold here as well, my niece lives 2 hours south west of me is having snow today. One never knows, I remember having snow in August once.
Hope you are feeling better and I am so happy you have David to care for you, you are blessed my friend.
Stay warm and well........:-) Hugs and Hugs to David as well, loved your post today.

Bernie said...

Stillness, thank you for caring, I will be just fine. It is still very damp and cold here, a good time for another day by the fire. I am well settled in. I, too am so happy for Allan and Peg. No news today but no news is good news.
Have a great day my friend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana I have a before picture so I will gladly post an after one. I always say thank you when I am corrected but have yet to say your working and thinking too hard to get the exercise right. All prayers are welcomed my friend, have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Thank you Marcy for your prayers, I had trouble trying to comment on your post the other night as well, it took forever, hope it has corrected itself as I know it can be frustrating for you.
I said a prayer for you today Marcy, I do know how these days can be, have had far to many of them.........:-) special hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning Wanda, it went down to 2 last night but not below so I think my planting survived. We are having another damp and cold day today....enjoy Alivia's birthday, I bet she is really excited, and I do hope you get to spend time with your sister tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend my friend......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, your day sounds wonderful, I so hope you are enjoying it. We are having more rain and cool weather so I have settled in for the day...Enjoy your weekend my friend.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Eileen, oh yeah we have a real mixture of weather in this part of the planet, we have had snow in August, as a matter of fact my niece lives 2 hours south west of me and she is getting snow today. We aren't getting snow but it is damp and cold again. We will get through it Eileen. Thank you for your kind words, you always sound so kind and postive, I love hearing from you......:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Bernie, I'm so glad to meet a sister!!! Your loving words warmed my soul!!! Thank you so much for stopping meant so much to me...God sent you, of that I am sure. Tears of gratitude for your understanding welled as I read your comment. It is hard to express the ache that coexists with the trust and thankfulness as we journey through heart breaks as I read your profile...and I KNOW that you truly understand. Thank you. You have blessed me today. Forgive me if I follow you. I have found in you a kindred spirit. ~Janine XO

Bernie said...

Janine, thank you for visiting and you are most welcome to follow, though I must warn you, you may find me very plain and boring. You my young friend are so creative and it is wonderfull for me and others that you share your day with us all......:-) Hugs

Valerie said...

Hi Bernie, I had to look you up after you were kind enough to call on me. It's sky opening time here in the UK. Wet and freezing cold, and my central heating is kaput. Will I survive I ask myself. Enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading more.

The Retired One said...

I feel your cold, we have it too!
It barely made it to 57 degrees today and tonight the wind is strong and cold. I looked at the forecast and it is only supposed to make it to 50's until Wed. and then only to 60!! Where the heck is spring, let alone summer? My poor plants are growing, but ever so slowly!!
I hope the exercise helps your arthritis. They say it will over time, but it is painful to exercise during a flair up. Congrats. on the weight loss. I used to be able to lose it fast, but now I have a hard time getting it off AND keeping it off. (sigh).
Thanks for the support over my loss of capturing the eagle and moose pictures....guess it was just fate. ha I didn't post today, I had a photography class. I will try and post something tomorrow. Have a great Sunday,

Teresa said...

Hi Bernie,
I was sure that I left a comment here this morning, but I do not see it. You are right about the cold,,,I say brrrrr too! I have been trying not to let it affect me though, as Molly still needs to go walking, I just dress a little warmer.
Sounds like you are already showing benefits by losing weight. I am sure you will also have a lot of fun and meet some really nice people.

Glad to hear Allen is feeling better too. Stay warm Bernie, I hear it snowed in Calgary, and we are supposed to get some frost tonight. Better cover up your beautiful plants.
((((hugs)))) T

Bernie said...

Hi Valerie, Thank you for stopping by. I sorry your weather is as bad as it is here. It is cold and they are calling for frost again tonight. My poor flowers and tomato plants! I hope your central heating is fixed by now. My sister lives in Scotland and it hasn't been very nice there the past couple of days either. Stop by any time, I do love hearing from my blogger friends.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hey Miss Retired One, do you think anyone is getting warm weather? They are calling for frost tonight, I am afraid I may loose my flowers and potato plants. Am happy your flowers are growing.
I am the same, I don't have many problems taking weight off, it's keeping it off. It slowly creeps back on every time. Have a great weekend my friend....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Terry I will be heart broken if I loose my flowers and tomato plants, but it has been so cold.
Yes I am enjoying Curves very much, I have lost 2 lbs. this week and that is my goal each week until I lose 15 lbs. It's trying to keep it off that's a problem, always has been.
How are you doing, my fingers were swollen quite badly this morning but are not so bad tonight.
Have a great weekend,....:-)Hugs