Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sometimes email can be my best friend

Normally at this time, I'm brushing my teeth and getting ready for my almost hour on the road to work. This morning I've been given permission to arrive an hour later as I was doing computer work for the plant manager on my laptop at home last night and then emailed it to several people at the shop. Sometimes having a five year old "Linux box" at work can be a blessing, but those are rare occasions.

A small progress report: I got home from work last night and checked my blood glucose and it was 99. That's the first time in quite awhile that it's been below 100. We were also able to treat ourselves last night and went out for supper. I got the soup and salad bar and behaved myself as I didn't make myself a "lettuce sundae." I also stayed away from some of the other goodies, such as rice pudding.

Sue Wilson's latest post on her Voiceover blog is called "Can't We all Just TRY to Get Along?" In this post, Sue muses about President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize and some of the political overtones from it. She also urges all of us and the politicians of this country to work together and support one another. It's more a post about cooperation than politics and a compelling read.

And finally: Leesa, our teacher friend from France, sent me a prayer request the other day concerning her friend, Mira. Mira is in her 20's and has been afflicted with cancer for the second time. Click here for Mira's account of her affliction and details of her latest treatment. Please, please, pray for Mira. And may God bless you Leesa for sharing this with us.


clean and crazy said...

i am so glad to hear your health update, and i am glad you two got to go out last night.
I will stop by and pray for Mira. thanks for the updates.

Syd said...

Glad that the diet is doing well. It sounds as if you are dedicated to the goal. That's great.

HWHL said...

Hey Cliff! Hope you are doing well - it's been forever since I've had a chance to read blogs, but today I am home sick (not home-sick, but home sick....) ANYWAY, thought I'd take some time and say "hola" to a few of my favorite bloggers. Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Good news about your blood glucose... I know that is a challenge to keep it down. (I liked the analogy of the "lettuce sundae"... I do the same thing... a smattering of lettuce loaded up with all the GOOD stuff.... cheese, cold cuts, bacon, RANCH, etc. HARDLY HEALTHY!)

Take care!

islandgirl4ever2 said...

Hi Cliff,

I'm very happy to hear about your health update! That's excellent news! It's nice to see progress, isn't it?!!
Thanks for adding Mira to your blog post and for asking your readers/friends to add her to their prayers.
I really appreciate it greatly as I firmly believe in prayer and that we are stronger when we pray in numbers!!
All my best to you and God bless!

joshuaaltback said...

Lovely blog ...I am really glad to hear about your health update... you are really so hard worker..
take care..

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

Cliff I really enjoyed reading Sue Wilson's post, she made lots of sense, which is very unusual in these days and times. Thank you for the link.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

I am sending up prayers and sending out good wishes for Mira.