July 07, 2017

Remember the Good Stuff, Maynard!

Yesterday, I got my stitches out! I had an extra hole in my knee 'cause Doc said he found an unexpected thing in there about the size of a marble which he had to fish out. (Yeah, I lost my marble! 🙄 ). After he left, a nurse said I was making my own pearl!

Anyway, while I was at my follow-up, I had to get doc to sign for a renewal on my disabled placard. I wish our state had wallet-sized receipts for those as we have to have them on our person when we are using the placards, so I fiddled around with a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper until I figured out how to fold it so it would fit into my wallet along with my photo state ID card.  Here's how I did it! 

 1. Fold paper in half. Place on the table with the fold at the top. Crease the folds with the side of a ballpoint pen to make the paper lie flatter. 

2. Fold the bottom open ends of the long (8 1/2") sides together up towards the fold,  leaving a 1" wide margin at the top fold of the paper. Crease.
 3. Fold the long sides together in half (margin inside), crease, and then open back up to 2nd position (see example above).
 4. Fold each end to the new center mark and crease sides.
5. Fold in half for the final time. Crease all the edges. I wrote what the receipt was for on the side, along with the dates it was good for, so I will remember to not it throw away during a purse tidy. 

I'm thankful for this placard and the mercy of close parking. I don't need close parking so much when I go in as when I come back out as my ability to be on my legs is limited time-wise and when I exit, I am sooooo grateful to be able to sit down and ease the pain and stiffness in my hips, legs, and knees.  Thank you, legislators, for kindly thinking of me! 

Stephanie reminded me this morning with her Documented Faith devotional and scripture that we (all of us) need to practice thanksgiving. And it was my Godly nudge to get on the ball and write a gratitude post since it has been awhile! Thank you, Stephanie, for listening to God and giving us the kick in the right direction. 👉 Our verse this week is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:18: "Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 

Which, of course, reminded me of something I had ordered from Stephanie's Etsy shop that I thought was lost. It was sorta, just not in the shipping, but in our house. A MALE (I've got two of them in this house) brought  in the MAIL and absent-mindedly laid it down in a paper pile by a chair which didn't get found until a MALE HAD to find another "lost" piece of paper.  Now if I had picked up that pile, it would have gone straight into the trash bin and I would never have had the delight of opening Stephanie's package.  Look at my goodies -- a coloring book from Adorn-It, a postcard and two atc's (artist trading cards)! If you want a closer look, click on image to enlarge! Sweet!

I want to leave you with a look at my Documented Faith June 2017 scripture sheet. I had fun embellishing it with my scribbles, watercolor paint and a quote by Stephanie! 

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Oh, almost forgot, I found a penny out in the hospital parking lot right before my knee surgery to go into my FISH fund! Thank you, Jesus! 

P.P.S. God reminded me of all those lovely, cheery cards and the prayers I received for my healing. Thank you friends! 👍 And my blessed pastor came to pray for me before my surgery.  I was the first in the queue for surgery at 6:15 am. He didn't have to do that, but he did and I'm sure his prayers sustained me during my surgery. God was gracious! Thank you! 

And last but not least, I found a layout design idea for the front of my faith-book pocket pages using some of Stephanie's doodles that she occasionally sends us through our Documented Faith-book email by YouTuber Lynn Shokoples. I'll show you one of my inspired pages next time! 

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