• Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Pandemic

    Let’s Be FOR Our Country

    Date: March 29, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 124,123 Deaths: 2,238Texas: 2521 Deaths: 34 In the chart above I took out the “new” information, because I usually update these numbers in my chart daily, and this weekend I didn’t. So, I don’t have a “new” number, as I don’t have the numbers from 24 hours ago. I want to share a quote from another blog because I think it is worth stating again and again. I want to preface this first, by saying I’m not interested in a political debate. I have friends and family members whom I respect and love very much who have very different political views from me. I also…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Grief,  Health,  Pandemic

    My Fear Doesn’t Stand a Chance

    Date: March 26, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 68481 New: 14053 Deaths: 1044 New: 249Texas: 1303 New: 280 Deaths: 16 New: 3 I’ve spent several days feeling like I’m in a fog, like I’m walking through mud. I couldn’t really place what was happening until today. Today, I spent most of my day outside, and off the computer. Then I came in and made our favorite dinner- Cabb and Saus– and we got on Zoom with our church family and prayed and ate dinner. When that was over, we watched Lego Batman. It was almost a regular day. Nothing changed outside, there’s still a pandemic, and the world is still scary. But something…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Family,  Health,  Pandemic

    The Shelter of the Most High

    Date: March 24, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 46158 New: 3467 Deaths: 583 New: 18Texas: 826 New: 107 Deaths: 9 New: 2 Well, guess who’s sick? Yep. I don’t think it’s the Coronavirus, I’ve been avoiding a cold that my children have been passing around for the last 10 days, and it finally caught me. Ugh. It’s mostly just inconvenient, so I really shouldn’t complain. We had already sort of set up the shed for a quarantine area should my husband get sick, so here I am, in the shed. This morning the County Judge issued a “Stay at Home Order”, which means all non-essential business should stop. I’m not sure how much…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Health,  Pandemic

    The Shortest Pencil

    Date: March 22, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 26995 New: 7536 Deaths: 354 New: 91Texas: 614 New: 258 Deaths: 5 New: 0 I’ve been putting the numbers at the top, just to have a gauge later of where we were and how I was feeling. The numbers, however, are not accurate in terms of actual cases at this time, because testing is just starting to roll out. So, in the coming days these numbers will definitely shoot up and it will appear to be a sharp increase, when really it will be a more accurate number of what has been happening already. My youngest son is a Type One diabetic. He wears a…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Pandemic

    The Helpers

    Date: March 20, 2020 COVID-19 CasesUS: 19459 New: 5314 Deaths: 263 New: 57Texas: 356 New: 31 Deaths: 5 New: 0 Yesterday, they started testing the people on the front lines of this pandemic in our city.  First Responders to this disease (paramedics, nurses police officers etc) get the first chance to go through the drive through testing.  They are saying they’ll get priority, and I believe that is how it should be.  Imagine if an entire firehouse gets sick, how that affects your well-being.  Or, how many people they come into close contact with each day.  I know I’m a little relieved to know that testing is available.  I have…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Grief,  Health,  Pandemic

    Fear Rising

    Date: March 20, 2020 COVID-19 CasesUS: 14145 New: 4969 Deaths: 206 New: 52Texas: 325 New: 125 Deaths: 5 New: 2 Yesterday I lost my bearings. I’m trying to give myself grace, but honestly, I’m disappointed that I’m not doing better than I am. We’re only about a week into this social distancing thing, and I’m already starting to lose it. I miss my older kids. I miss my grandchildren. I miss how carefree life used to be, even though it really wasn’t. I miss my aunt. In January, I spent most of the month in Salt Lake with my aunt, and then we moved her here, and I’ve seen her…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Searching for Boring

    Date: March 19, 2020 COVID-19 CasesUS: 9176 New: 2967 Deaths: 154 New: 47Texas: 200 New: 136 Deaths: 3 New: 1 Well, things are getting a little more real each day. Italy reporting that they have run out of hospital beds has put the world on notice. I’m thankful for the many protective measures in place right now, and we’ve basically gone as close to self quarantine as possible. Police officers can’t work from home, so my husband goes to work, but the rest of us stay home or in our back yard. If I’m honest, I spent the first couple of days of this in a sort of panic, and…

  • Faith

    Sabbath Diary

    I was thinking this morning, and speaking with the Lord as I awoke, and I thought I might like to diary how I’m feeling through this scary time. I think it might be of value in the years to come for me to look back on and be thankful for what I have. Date: March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Cases US: 6209 New: 1085 Deaths: 107 New: 11Texas: 64 New: 7 Deaths: 2 New: 2 I recently posted this on my Facebook page, and I thought it might be good to share it again: It’s interesting to me that at the beginning of this year I was given the word “Sabbath”,…

  • Faith

    If I’m Honest…

    You know the saying, “To be honest”, or “If I’m honest”, or “Let’s be honest”? When we use those sayings, it’s usually around a subject that is a struggle in some way, or a sensitive subject. Maybe it’s something that someone is admitting, or commenting on someone one else, (not always nicely). It might be that we’re working through our own thoughts about something, and trying to find our way… Well, I’m going to try to talk through something that I’m struggling with. If you’ve read my blog at all, or follow me on Facebook, or know me in person, you know that my faith is something that has sustained…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Hello Onederland!

    I started this journey in January of 2017 after reaching my highest weight ever. I had been through the valley of death, mourning my cousin’s death and walking her children through the valley too. I had eaten my feelings and everyone else’s too. I felt terrible emotionally and physically. I knew I HAD to do something, and soon. I weighed in at weight watchers at 248 pounds. It was hard to face. Part of me was just glad not to see 250, though, if you know what I mean….. I spent a year and a half trying to work the plan at Weight watchers. It had worked for me in…