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We have so much going on this week that it’s crazy!
Today, Monday, was my yearly mammogram / ultrasound in Atlanta. Many years ago Tanner didn’t have people qualified to read questionable film so they sent me to Breast Care Specialists and I’ve been going there ever since. Now I have the two tests and see the Nurse Practitioner since nothing questionable has shown up in probably 15 years of seeing them. It’s a bad drive, so I always schedule it for Martin Luther King’s birthday so I know Jim has off from work. We left home at 6:30 and got home just before noon. The traffic coming home was at a standstill for a while and we stopped at Cracker Barrel and had breakfast/ lunch. All good news.
Tomorrow is my thyroid biopsy. I think they’re just going to biopsy the cyst. The nodules are about the size of erasers. I looked up the details and it said they sometimes have to stick you three or more times and there are some physical limitations for the following few days. No bending over. No lifting heavy things. No work above your head like hanging clothes on a line, etc. I’ll get the results next Monday, Jan. 22nd. I’m hoarse every afternoon until bedtime so sort of expect them to remove that side of my thyroid.
Thursday, 18th, Jim gets the results from his MRI on his left shin. His leg has been really hurting at night mainly and xrays showed a bone thickening but they were not able to diagnose anything from that. His blood work is all very good so nothing questionable showing up there.
Erin’s working a lot this week and weekend. She put away most of the Christmas decorations while we were gone today. My bedroom tree and the huge living room tree are still up. I tend to leave those up for a week or so after everything else is put away. It’s not such a shock when things come down slowly. The end of the week, when it is much warmer, I’ll take down the decorations outside.
Nick’s putting his car up for sale and looking for something a bit newer. He’s already filed his taxes, just waiting for them to be submitted. If you know of anyone looking for a smaller car for around $1500, give them our number. Nick will be car shopping over the next few weeks and would like to hang on to this car until he finds something else. No rush!
We ate so much at lunch today that I’m not sure I want anything for supper. I had 2 servings of grits since Jim won’t eat his, 2 eggs, 3 slices of bacon, hash browns and 2 cups of coffee. Jim replaced his grits with 3 pancakes!
My Valentine’s Day ring is at Empire Jewelers. They’re re tipping all the prongs. I can’t wait for you to see it. It’s a lovely pinkie ring/ band that’s emeralds and diamonds. It’s from an estate but doesn’t look vintage. My Christmas ring was owned and worn by one woman for 30 years. No one in her family wanted it, so it was sold with the rest of her jewelry. It’s pretty large. It’s too odd to describe. I’m running out of fingers now and have two pair of emerald and diamond earrings, so I’m set. It’s less than a month til Valentine’s Day so go see Mike or Glen and find something for your beloved! https://www.facebook.com/EmpireJewelers/
I’ve done a lot of soul searching in the last 6 weeks. I’ve come to realize that I respected someone too highly, had them on a pedestal and expected them to be above certain ‘worldly’ traits. I honestly think that it was God’s way of showing me that I should not be a ‘respecter of persons’. Not only did I have partiality toward this person, but I regarded them so highly that there were times I undertook ‘jobs’ or ‘ministries’ because I wanted to please them instead of feeling called by God. It was a painful lesson and I’ll never trust this person again, but most assuredly, I regarded this person more highly than God would want.
Part of the sanctification process that God the Father would like to start with each and everyone of us is to make sure that our minds get properly renewed according the knowledge and revelation that is in His Word. In other words, we have to learn how to develop right thinking in our minds and in our thought process.
In order to get our minds properly renewed where we can start thinking right about things, the Holy Spirit will be moving very strongly to put in what He does want you to be thinking right about, and taking out what He does not want you to be thinking about.
One of the very first areas that you will really need to get a grip on in this area is to learn that God the Father is no respecter of persons.
What this means is that every single man and woman He has ever created is on an equal footing with Him.
What this means is that He has an equal and unconditional love for each person He has ever created and He is not going to be playing favorites with anyone.
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Well, nuff said. I am heading off on a search for a wall plaque that I took down to hang a Christmas Advent Calendar and don’t remember where I put it. Since I can’t do heavy chores for a few days starting tomorrow, I just washed the bedding and need to move that to the dryer. Hope you had a nice day and are staying warm!
I’ll come back soon with updates and for