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Sunday, July 1, 2012

In The Heat

It's time.

I must move out into the heat of the day and attend to my yard. Time to mow, chop, cut and clean. Time to sweep the dropped cut pine cones the squirrels so love. Time to mindlessly walk back and forth and chop down the grass. Time to think and dream while I sweat out the poison of my nightmares.


Time to move on and forget.

See you later.

Stephen

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  1. Hydrate, etc etc. Take care of yourself, and hang in there.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. I suck down water like its, well, water.

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  2. yes, dear sweet one, the the good Rev. Paul said. and know that we are all here for you. and know that we are all praying for the same thing. much love to you. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. And my love right back at 'ya, sweet kymber.

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  3. Don't over do it in the heat. Its 111 here in whackyland.
    I would help but I'm not intirely sure where you live....Florida is south of Illinois right?
    I'm rambling..I had alot of sugar today.
    Don't let the world get you down

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    1. Thanks, Corey...it's so hot here my driveway melted...

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  4. The heat index here is 116, please be careful with yourself.

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    1. It almost got me...took me two days. Getting old. Thanks, sweet lady.

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  5. Don't over do it. A sweet tea in the shade will work wonders.

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    1. Indeed. Sweet tea will cure almost all sickness...thanks, Rob.

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  6. Drink LOTS of water! You don't want to end up in the hospital again. If you want to tackle the yard work, do that early in the morning, take a break during the heat of the day & then you can go back out later when it cools off. Or wait until it cools off... if someone wants to complain about the fallen pinecones, let them get off their duffs & collect 'em, eh?

    As kymber said, we're all praying for the same thing for you.
    ~hobo

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    1. Thanks, Hobo, my friend. I did drink, still got sick. Cold shower worked wonders.

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  7. Don't forget. The best thing you can do for LB is remember, in love. And pray, pray, pray.

    The King of Heaven knows the love you have for your Granddaughter. She is His daughter. He will do what is best for her, and for her salvation.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. At times I forget in my self pity how much God loves his true children. God bless.

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  8. Stephen
    Don't work to hard in the extreme heat of the day and remember to hydrate (no coffee, just water or sweet tea). Do you have alot to clean up from the storm?
    I wish I was closer, I would take your lawn clippings and stuff for the compost. Give a hug and hello to Sweet Wife from your Okie friend :-)

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    1. Sandy, the storm left a bit of a mess...took a few days to clean it. Wish you were closer too. I'd give you my big composter. It's hand cranked. Turns leaves and grass into sweet rich compost in days.

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  9. Yes, Stephen,

    A good days work will make you feel better. And yes, not only to keeping hydrated, but now more than ever you have something to live for. Please take care of yourself. And go gets lots of target practice. It will help you feel better. (and you may need those sharp skills at some day in the future.)

    Keangnt

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    1. Target practice is indeed on my list. Currently too much work ahead. Thanks, my friend.

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  10. I know why you're pushing yourself in the heat and it is hard to relinquish the fight you were so ready to win - come hell or high water.

    But this is the row you have to hoe for now. It's full of rocks and sucks, but there's no choice yet.

    Stud and I had to give up and give in, knowing that time is the enemy. But it also is our friend if we can wait long enough to see the tide turn in our direction.

    You can't know for sure yet, and in your mind it's doubtful, but TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS, and life can turn on a dime.

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    1. Sweet One, I've given up, too. Thanks.

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  11. You do not know me, but I read your blog regularly. I just want you to know that I cry for you. You are not alone. God loves us, and He Will find a way.

    Maggie Mae

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    1. Thank you, Maggie, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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  12. Where it not for 'regulations' we could let lawns go back to nature or even plant a garden that takes far less work and money and would feed us also. Lawns originated in England, I think, and were 'mowed' by sheep grazing on estate lawns. They certainly didn't get out the old power mower and spend their time off making their surroundings pretty for the neighbors and passers-by. I used to laugh at my young neighbor that would jog for miles every week and then spend half of Saturday riding his lawn mower. lol. I pushed my rotary and saved jogging time, and it was cheaper. Win-win...

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    1. Anon, it's funny but while I was working with sweat soaked clothes clinging to body, I remember how the old southern folks kept clean sweep white sand yards. I think they were on to something. Thanks, my new friend.

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  13. Stephen dear friend,
    When Satan does his best to sear our souls he will always use our dearest and best to work his evil. He will not win this. There will come day when Little Bit will be able to make her own choices or the Father will intervene in some manner. I know that all of us out here are holding on the Yeshua's hem for you all. when you have no strength of your own, borrow some of ours. Sending love and prayers.
    Kate in Colorado

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    1. Kate, my lovely friend...I hope, I truly hope you are right. Thank you so very much for your love and prayers.

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  14. Keep it together, and remember your health brother. This flippin heat ain't nothing to play with.

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    1. Thanks, Warlock. It is truly hot here...

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  15. Just letting you know I am here. I care. Remember what you told me about taking care of myself?? I listened. Slow down:)

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    1. I shall, Pretty Girl. Yes, I remember and will take my own advice. I just want to forget....

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  16. Whenever it is hot in the summer I think back to my childhood in the 40's and 50's. My mother had polio and she was terrified that her children would get it too. Back then people didn't know what caused it but since most cases were discovered in the summer months the theory was that it was the heat or from swimming in the swimming hole or the humidity... No one reall knew (well, maybe the scientists knew). So when it was hot my mother would shut all the shade and we would stay in the living room (on the shady side of the house) and read books. I read the entire encylopedia Britannica, the book of knowledge, every book my mother owned and most books at my little branch library. I also remember getting the Sauk vaccine in the early 50's and finally being able to go outside on hot summer days. I have very mixed feelings about those youthful summers. I loved playing baseball and swimming in the lake nearby and I missed a lot of that. On the other hand I got a good education and did well in school. People today know nothing of the fear everyone had of polio before the vaccine was created. My brother, sisters and I all got measles, mumps, chicken pox, and the other childhood diseases. Today we have vaccines to protect us from diseases that used to kill half the children before they reached age 5. Incredibly this great good fortune has removed the fear of these diseases and now parents shun the vaccines for their children. My last memory of my Uncle Forest was visiting him in a polio ward. He was lying in an Iron Lung machine looking at me upside down and backwards in a mirror. I was 7 years old and he was in his 30's. He died that year 3 years before a vaccine was produced. Can you imagine what he would say to young parents today who refuse to vaccinate their children???

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    1. Anon, how I wish I knew your name...thank you very much for the sad remembrance. I too remember those awful days. God bless.

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  17. Don't push yourself too hard, you need your strength for future days. I hope that they contain hope, or at least the uplifting support of everyone that loves you.

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Brigid. It'll take time...I'm in a very dark place, lost, if you will, at present. I will recover in time...I so want to hurt someone and it bothers me to have my mind lost in such thoughts...God bless.

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