Saturday, July 24, 2010

DAY 349 Another Short & Sweet Saturday

Howdy Journal & Friends,

I am excited. 

For years and years, every summer I've had to say "next year I'll get to go". 

And next year came, and I couldn't go.

This year--tomorrow--Jim is taking me to the Jackson County Fair, here in Oregon. 

In the past, when Jim went places without me, I was glad he got to go... but deep inside it hurt so much that I couldn't go with him... and that he had to go by himself.

This means a lot to me... more than "a fair." 

It means progress... freedom... living life, not watching everyone else live it... doing things together.

Sure, I'll have to take my Powerchair.. but I'm UP for it. I'm sure I can go all day... handle the heat. 

I plan to eat some "fair food". Maybe a sausage dog, minus the bun. Just for the fun of it. :-)

I've got fresh batteries for my camera, and plan to bore ya'll to death with a gazillion pics next week. ;-)

From Dr Phil's book: "I'm not powerless over this behavior. I'm in charge of myself."

My verse for today: "Rejoice not against me, O my enemy, for when I fall, I shall arise. And though I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me!"

My quote for today: "Sometimes if you want to be a winner, you have to be willing to bear the scars from the fight." --Petra Salvaje

Enjoy the Journey,



Lisa said...

How exciting for you!!! That is so much better than any number on a scale...participating in life.

Enjoy every minute of the fair :)

Ms. PJ Geek said...

Enjoy!! Fair food should be enjoyed when it's just this finally once. I know you don't do sugar, but you'll find other things.

Kimberley said...

Have a wonderful time! Don't forget a hat and water to beat the heat.

Can't wait to see the pics!

Leslie said...

What a wonderful nonscale victory! I bet your husband is delighted. Enjoy every moment, and remember sunscreen too. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Deb Willbefree said...

:D Love the Scripture! :D

And LOVE that you get to go to the fair! It's just what you needed to get that exuberance back. It won't be perfect--but, my oh my, you won't be home alone wishing, either! :D



Lisa said...

Just wanted to tell you thank you so much for your "longwinded" comment early. I totally appreciate it :)

mamajuliana said...

Go and have LOTS of FUN!!!!!

Mark said...

Good for you :) I look forward to seeing the pics.

Joy said...

That is so exciting!! Enjoy your day!!! (Hey I did not realize you live in Oregon - Me too!!) Have much fun ~ YOU DESERVE IT!!! Hugs!

Ice Queen said...

Have a fabulous time. :D

All this fair talk is making me crave fry bread... Bad! lol

Ann (and my profile) said...

Thinking of you today, Loretta. Enjoy the fair !! Take lots of pictures ... xx Ann

anne h said...

The best news I've heard all day!
Have fun!

Christina said...

RETTA!!!! This is wonderful!!! I am so happy for you! This post put the biggest smile on my face. I know you are going to have an awesome time! I'm thisclose to crying happy tears. HUGS!

The Brown Recluse said...

I really love this post! It's so full of hope and energy. I have several "next year I'll..." in my recent history, and next year, for sure!
(and Dr. Phil is right on, we are NOT powerless!)

Rebecca Stewart said...

OH, hooray!!!! That is so awesome! Dad and Kris left on vacation, so it's just me and Jude, and I think she's still a little young to be out there with all the heat and craziness with just me by myself. So, "maybe next year" for us! I can't wait to see your pictures!

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