Sunday, September 30, 2012

Everything is Established by Him

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1

Dover Publications My interpretation to be the paisley Fall leaf.

Comfort Casseroles

Pizza Crackers

Enjoy this Fifth Sunday in September 2012 where ever you are! My day today will indoors as it is still cool and rainy after several days of this. It is New England! Welcome Fall!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Last Saturday in September

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.
For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured
back to you. Luke 6:38

Yesterday I got busy making Fall and Thanksgiving cards. Here are
some pictures of the work in progress and the finished cards. I made
a mess and had fun!

Today it is cool, grey, cloudy and rainy. A stay inside day! I will have to
work on making some more cards just a couple more are needed to send
 out to my family and friends.

Recipe for today Skirt Steak and Creamed Corn and Palblanos Perhaps this will be the last time you grill outdoors this year! I don't grill but this sounded so good I had to share it with you. Enjoy Fall where ever you are!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that you
are commanded to love everyone, not condemn those who don't agree with you.
Your opinions are just that, - opinions, regardless of where you got them from.
They are tiny, a speck compared to the immensity of God. You cannot possibly
have even the faintest idea of what God commands to other people, to other life
forms. Your only possible intelligent choice is to continuously open in love and acceptance. Today more than yesterday.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Trust in the Lord

We pray and want God to meet our needs. Remember, God's thoughts
are greater than ours. He meets our needs in a way that will benefit our future
and not just our present. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Cold rainy day here in Southern NH. Grey and cloudy. The kind of day that you want to slip back into bed and curl up and read. I should have known it was going to rain the way I was aching last night. I am going to get in the spirit of Fall and finally create some cards for Fall/Thanksgiving. Just as soon as I have my lunch. Egg salad on pumpernickel! Tomato soup!

Weather for Manchester, NH

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Wind: NE at 4 mph
Humidity: 88%57°48°     64°52°    64°55°        68°50°

Go away!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Summer is Over

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I
will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

Fall is here in Southern NH

Three Maples one red one yellow and one orange just getting started Fall 2012

Manchester, NH Fall 2012

Today was a beautiful sunny clear blue skies kind of a September Fall day. Crispy one too as the temperatures are cooling down. The wind was going good for awhile. I took these pictures to show you Fall starting where I live!

Summer is Over Drought Persists

Praying for those who need rain! Please pray with me!

Harvest Moon if there is anything to harvest September 29-30, 2012

25 Most beautiful Animal Photos

Where ever you are enjoy today and don't forget to thank Him!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that change is the very nature of life, - welcome it.
No glass ever became sand again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened fruit ever became a flower. Welcome change, and choose what kind of glass you create, what kind of bread you bake, what kind of fruit you harvest.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon

Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you. Psalms 37:4-5

He does! Thank you again for today!

I had quite a bit of trouble Paxil withdrawal wise last night.
Lots of crying for no reason at all, shaking, the scratching/zappy
sound in my head was horrible on 5 mg of Paxil yesterday. This
morning I was easliy nauseated. No appetite. My BS 125 and
BP 152/78 69 wereok at 3 PM not ideal but ok today. I had dropped
down to 5 mg of Paxil yesterday and my body didn't like it. I called my
doctor this afternoon. I didn't hear back from them. I wanted to let them
know that I think I need to stay on the 10 mg Paxil for another couple of
weeks as my body adjusts more slowly to these withdrawals and
then try again. I need to get a refill for more med called in. Today
has been rough too but at least the worst of the symptoms were
relieved somewhat from the 10 mg dose. I was very tired today.
I didn't accomplish much today due to lack of sleep last night. I
am tired tonight I fought off a nap late today and got up and
made dinner instead. Food tastes funny to me! That could be
the chest cold I have had for 10 days now. The worst bodyaches
ever. My upper back hurts a lot~I am very achy tonight. Miserable sometimes!

Once in a blue moon I get to write in blue and it makes it more
fun for me! This is one of those blue blog spot moments. I am not
feeling blue I have no depression I have been sick with chronic illness for so long. I completely accept it all and deal with it properly I would hope so that I am doing ok with that. I turn to Him for He is the only that is truly there when I need help. I am going through some very rough withdrawals off of Paxil I started at 50 mg August 4, 2012 and I am at 10 mg now.

Dover Publications Art Noveau
I had plans today to start making Fall and Thanksgiving cards
but that didn't happen. So tomorrow it will be number one priority! I
especially want to make some cute cards for my grandsons this year.
My grandson getting a haircut!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thank You For Another Day

Lord, thank you for another day to experience your love for me. "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27

Today is a beautiful day having you by my side.

Today is a beautiful cool Fall day here in Southern NH I am watching the three Maple trees accross the street from me. Each day they get more color all three are changing now from green to yellow red and orange. I have to take a walk to the PO streetbox later on. I will definately have my camera with me.

Oh My What a Pumpkin
On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that when an impossible must happen, put it on God's to-do list.
Well, if you can't make it happen, and no one else can, there is only thing left to do, - finally look up and trust in God to make it right.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Grandsons

Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich; be wise enough to control yourself. Wealth can vanish in the wink of an eye. It can seem to grow wings and fly away like an eagle. Proverbs 23:4-5

You can have it all if you seek Him!

My grandsons visited me this past weekend and I took some quick shots of them on the move. I love these little guys so much.

Thanks be to Him for a wonderful gift of two grandsons.

I am feeling almost 100% better from the cold I had for a week. The withdrawals from Paxil are what they are withdrawals. I have my moments when everything seems horrible and I just go to sleep. I am tired again this afternoon so I am sure I will take a nap before dinner. I am super happy I conquered the dishes finally.

Where ever you are I hope you have a wonder filled Monday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Those Who Run in a Race All Run

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

I had a realization this afternoon upon waking up from a very short nap. I am reading a book right now well again I should say called Co-Dependant No More and it is making me think. If I weren't with my current partner would that not open doors for me? I would not have him any more and that would be it. We are both hanging on to each other by a thread or so I feel that way. I have tried to detach slowly and that is where I am now feeling detached. I highly recommend the book by the way. I have a way of hooking up with the wrong men. I pray and wish that would change. Be different with the next man I meet if there is one. I want so much more in my life. I deserve better. Even if it is for my two grandsons change must happen. This picture is is so nice I thought I would share it with you. It is hard to read who made it. If it is you let me know and I will give you credit.

The Great New England Hurricane

There is a picture of Manchester, NH where I am from! Our river is flooded and incredibly turbulent!

Best Cities to Live in Different Stages of Your Life ~ My city Manchester, NH is a runner up!

Managing Chronic Pain After Cancer As a cancer survivor I found this article to be very helpful!

Where ever you are I hope you enjoy a wonder filled Fall weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In God We Trust

Philippians 4:6-7 (New International Version) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

This was the week of the big hurdle to get along with a lower doasge of Paxil as I go through withdrawals. On yop of it this past Monday I developed a quick  moving head cold to horrible aches to a chest cold which I still have today. I have pretty much been sleeping a lot. Today I feel better than yesterday. I have hope that tomorrow I will see further improvement.

It is almost noon and I am making 4 stuffed green peppers for lunch. I know my son won't eat them so I will share them with a friend if he wants them. I plan to have one for lunch today. Lunch is ready! The thermometer reads beef well done 170 degrees. I will let them sit a bit and then I am having a side salad of greens with herbs and cherry tomatoes drizzled with vinegar and olive oil salt and pepper. Sounds good doesn't it?

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4

Today I took early Fall photos of the red Maple across the street from me. It has been down to 37 one night and mostly 40's at night lately. Fall has started here in southern NH This is my favorite season besides Spring.

Early Fall 2012 Red Maple in Southern NH

Early Fall 2012 Red Maple tree in NH

Whats for lunch? A stuffed green pepper and a delicious salad!

In my neighborhood we have a lot of garage doors in alleys that are painted by artists to discourage grafitti. Here is another couple of pictures of mine in part of a series of inner city paintings I am working on.


I have started my Art Journal Page for my swap partner this one is based on The Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians in the bible. This is drawn in ink by me (glenna Normyle) and I will water color it.
A work in progress. I have until mid October to finish this and mail it off. An art journal page is 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" everybody has the same theme to work with as artists our interpretations are vastly different. I can't hardly wait to see what my partner makes for me. These pages are meant to be kept in a book fastened together as you get each one from different people. You can punch them on the side and put ring binders on them. I am going to make a cover and a backing for mine. For now they are safely stowed away in my large accordian file.

Looks like I have shared a lot today. I hope where ever you are you are having a wonder filled day or night.

Do to others what you would want them to do to you. Luke 6:31

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday A Week Going By Too Quickly

Today I am finally on the correct meds and dosages. I am feeling ok some of the Paxilwithdrawal symptoms have subsided a bit I still have nausea No appetite. Making myself eat and hydrate. The scratching sound in my head is present to today as I am on 10 mg Paxil. !0 mg is where I was having problems before. I slept good last night until 11 AM today. I must have needed that.
I got my 140 pound cold pressed watercolor paper board cut out for my swap called The Fruits of the Spirits today. Now it is sitting here staring at me blankly. I am not moved to create an art journal page on it yet. I have a Fall theme tag to send out to a special person. I read her profile and we are so much alike. I am trying to balance the household chores vs the internet today. Earlier I couldn't even get on. Then it dropped me right as I had finished a nice long letter to my friend Joan. Yesterday it did it when I had written to Tami. I have much correspondance to return but I don't have the energy at almost 3 in the afternoon to sit and retype again today. I have had my hand therapy thank you!
At least this, my blog, gets saved automatically. When I am on Swap-bot not only can I not see what the person has written me as I respond to it but it will get lost sometimes for no reason. Today it is the internet again giving me fits!.
So I will keep this short and simple. I want to get out and enjoy the day a bit. As the September sun is tolerable and the temperatures are cooling down I find myself venturing out more. Today I got a late start by waking up so late.
I hope where ever you are that today tonight and tomorow are the most wonder filled days for you!
God loves you and so do I!
On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that your love is a gift to the world.
Let your love radiate out to all you meet. Let your love touch the hearts of people you don't even know. Let your love reach to the far corners of the earth. Love is what is saving the world.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ER and the Day After

I spent 7 hours in the ER yesterday for a high blood pressure spike 200/95. Most likely due to me running out of another med and going through a double med withdrawal. So I called my doctor today to check in with them this morning like the ER instructed me to do. I had to leave a message for the triage nurse the triage nurse never called me back so by 2PM this afternoon I haven't heard from the triage nurse so I called my doctors office back again. I can't speak with the triage nurse she is with a patient. So the person I spoke with asked if she could help me. I find out that my dr approved the med I had run out of I knew she would I have been on it for years. The nice lady said they are just waiting for the "new girl" to print it up and I can come in and pick it up. I said WHAT???? My RX's are always called into the drugstore is this something new. OH no she said we can call that in for you. Sooooooo then she said well I am going to have the triage nurse call you back just to check on you. Oh she said by the way your doctor was trying to call you yesterday to see how I was doing while I was in the ER all day long with my cell phone turned off of course. What a circus!!!! I am doing better today much better still have high blood pressure but it is at the same as when I just saw my doctor this past Friday not 200/95 or 189 or something all day like it was yesterday in the ER. It was just 143/72 which is right where it finally went down to at the ER yesterday after they finally gave me the med that I had run out of. I feel good today~note to self here whenever I need refills and let the pharmacy know that I need a refill and the pharmacy faxes the dr for a refill I need to call my dr's office way in advance and make sure they get the fax from the pharmacy. My doctors office always tells me they didn't get a fax from the pharmacy when I tell them that the pharmacy faxed them. Not funny this has been a nightmare! All the meanwhile I am feeling the wihdrawal today as I am on a smaller dose of the Paxil today in fact I feel really hot. Burning up hot! A bit nauseated and still having headaches. I need a nap! Wherever you are I hope you are having a wonder filled day!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Paxil Withdrawal What They Didn't Know or Don't Tell You

Continue to do those things; give your life to doing them so your progress may be seen by everyone. 1 Timothy 4:15

I honestly don't know how long the maker of Paxil has known about how bad the withdrawal from Paxil is for patients. If I only knew you went through withdrawal on this med I would not have gone on it in the first place. Well sorry readers I have been away for a bit. I have been on a mini medical vacation of sorts as I work out a plan with my doctor to withdraw from Paxil. I have been doing this since Aug 4, 2012. I actually had such bad withdrawals with the Paxil that I had to go back up on it this past week to 20 mg. A low dose. I am doing fine. Now I am starting 1/2 that dose today 10 mg and back up tomorrow to 20 mg for a week. Seesawing up and down like that for the next week. The next five weeks taking less and less of it. I am once again trying to get off of Paxil even slower this time. If you should read this about Paxil please know that it is very hard to get off of it especially when you are like me who was on a high dose 50 mg and on it for years! While dealing with all that one of my other meds I know I am addicted to has run out. It is the only controlled substance that works as a muscle relaxer that I can take and want to take. I am allergic to all of the conventional muscle relaxer meds for fibromyalgia. Well I just took my last dose this morning. I am supposed to take it twice a day. I will be in trouble by tomorrow morning. Hopefully tonight is ok to skip! Unbelievable please pray with me! I need it right away tomorrow the longer I go without it the pain of the muscles all over my body contracting becomes more and more excruciating. That is fibromyalgia for me. I have noticed being on a lower dose of the Paxil I am feeling more of the pain of RSD more often now. It is that burning searing pain in my right arm and hand from inoperable ruptured discs in my neck. Not complaining just journaling my experience with Paxil here so maybe I can save others from going through what I am right now and that is withdrawing from Paxil. There now if this gets your attention my doctor told me that now they know that Zoloft is also just as hard to withdraw from too. I don't want to be on meds I have to withdraw from when they no longer work for me. Especially antidepressants.

HAPPY GRAND PARENTS DAY! Yes that is today. I am a Nana and my gift was seeing pictures again of my two grandsons on Facebook when I logged on. Here they are 4 years 7 months and 2 years and 3 months. The best gift ever from HIM! Thank You!

Praises and prayers everyday for these two little guys. My precious grandsons! I love you both!

Christ had no sin, but God made him become sin so that in Christ we could become right with God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

I have a few websites to share with you so here they are:

I am in a swap at with my lady friends Christian group. I am going to create an art journal page 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" based on The Fruit of the Spirit. So anyway yesterday I found this great information about just what it is. Interesting! Something that has enlightened me as a Christian even more. I thought you might be interested.

This is great information on what foods to avoid. I wish the word diet didn't exist it isn't a diet it is an evolving lifestyle change for me. Think of it that way and you will have an easier time losing weight.

How to Make a Recycled Fall Wreath

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Join me on Listia here! Get things for free and get rid of your things too! Like a big garage sale online! No fees! Free free shipping even!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that Love is the most important thing.
It's not about how much you have, how much you know, or how much you do. It's about how well you love. Love is what matters most.

The first Fruit of the spirit is Love!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ladybugs are Awesome

Happy Labor Day Holiday Weekend!

Just when I thought I would do nothing this weekend. I was asked to watch my grandsons tomorrow. My son and DIL have to work. I am already planning activities to bring for the boys to do and books I have at home to take with me to read to my grandsons. They are ages 2 and 4. I have a great new Family Circle issue for October 2012 that I will bring too. That I will leave for my DIL to read.

Please be kind to a ladybug!

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LADYBUGS: ~There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 which live in North America. ~A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime ~A ladybug beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies ~Ladybugs chew from side to side and not up and down like people do. ~ Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won't eat them. ~If you squeeze a ladybug it will bite you, but the bite won't hurt. ~The spots on a ladybug fade as the ladybug gets older. ~Not all ladybugs are really ladies ~All ladybugs are born black ~Because Ladybugs eat lots of aphids and other pest insects, many gardeners and farmers use them for pest control instead of chemicals. ~Not all Ladybugs have spots. ~Ladybugs will clean themselves after a meal. ~Ladybugs come in many colors like pink, yellow, white, orange and black.

Lately I have been not feeling well so I haven't been online much. I feel like I just lost the whole end of this summer, the month of August that is due to Paxil withdrawal. The temperatures are cooling down and the humidity is much lower. It feels so nice outdoors early morning and late evening especially. I am looking forward to Fall. Maybe even Winter it is so pretty when the snow falls.

Some nice internet sites to explore just for you~

Smores Dip

DIY Polka Dot Tablecloth

How to Make  Recycled Paper Wreath for Fall

From Dover Publications

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that there is a time and a season for everything.
It may be a time of new beginnings, a time of growth, a time of reaping the harvest of hard work, or a time of rest. Trust this beautiful order. Everything in its time.

Cleaning Day Recipes

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

This information is from There is a wealth of information on keeping your home clean on the internet! Naturally you should do your own research but I thought I would share some of the good stuff I found!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Make Your Own Cleaning Recipes for the Bathroom

*Make Your Own Natural Healthy Disinfectant Spray:

2 Cups Water
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 tsp. Tea Tree Oil
1/4 tsp. Lavender Oil

Combine and store in a spray bottle. Shake occasionally. Use where ever a disinfectant spray is needed.

*Make Your Own Natural Healthy Tub and Tile Cleaner:

1 2/3 cups baking soda
1/2 cup liquid soap
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup water
a few drops of Tea tree essential oil

Mix soda and soap. Add water, then add vinegar and oil. Store in a squirt-top bottle and shake before using. Rinse thoroughly to avoid leaving a residue.


*Combine 1/2 cup baking soda with enough vegetable-oil-based liquid soap to make a frosting-like mixture.
Add 15 drops of Tea tree oil .

Scoop the mixture onto a sponge and scrub the bathtub, sinks, Formica countertops or shower stall. Rinse.

*Make Your Own Natural Healthy Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

Pour a cup of white vinegar into the toilet and toss in a handful of baking soda to soak about 10 minutes.

Swish with toilet brush.


Mix enough borax and lemon juice into a paste which can cover the entire ring.
Flush toilet to wet the sides, and then rub on paste.
Let sit for 2 hours and scrub thoroughly.

For less stubborn toilet bowl rings, sprinkle baking soda around the rim and scrub with a toilet brush.

Make Your Own Natural Healthy Mirror Cleaner:

1-1/2 cups vinegar
1/2 cup water
8 drops citrus essential oil of choice

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well before use. Spray solution onto mirror and wipe with a dry cloth or towel.


1/4 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups warm water

Put all ingredients in a large spray bottle. Shake well to dissolve the cornstarch. To use, spray liberally on the mirror, wipe with a clean cloth. Buff to a streak free shine with a wadded up piece of newspaper.