WW: A Road Between

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Last night, I felt a terrible pain on my upper thigh when I scooped my daughter to bring her inside the room. I felt terrible...I cannot move as the pain is so severe. When I try to stand I end up in a cold sweat and when I tried to massage it, that didn't help as well. It was extremely painful and I cried because of the pain. I felt close to passing out. What I did was, I stayed lying flat on the bed and waited until the pain subsided a bit. When I felt it's manageable, I look for an pain relieving ointment. Good thing we always have eficascent oil in our medicine cabinet.

Until now, there's still pain but not like last night. I don't know what caused it. Maybe wrong position and the weight that I carried. I often experience cramps like this but last night was the worst. So I googled about it and I found out some cure (from others who had it as well):

1. Exercise - As soon as you feel it coming on, stand up and bend forward from your waist while keeping your legs straight. You may need to push on your knee(s) in order to straighten your legs completely. You may also need to move slightly to the right or left depending on exactly which muscle is in spasm. You will feel the spasm fade immediately. Then stay in that position for a few minutes while massaging the affected muscle. Once the spasm is gone completely, slowly straighten your back. If the spasm starts to return, get back into the same position and start over. It may take five minutes or so for the whole thing to pass. Then go drink a liter of an electrolyte solution like Poweraid.

2. Ice packs - try to walk it off and apply the ice at the same time.

3. Hot compress pr hot towels.

4. Take
Quinine Sulfate (?)

4. Bite your lower lip (?)

5. Consult a doctor :D

Friday Fill-Ins #120

1. Join me in celebrating my daughter's birthday.

2. Put a little thrill in your day!

3. Happiness is a summer vacation with family.

4. She's worried and confused.

5. I'm waiting for hubby's coming home.

6. Blogging is hard to resist.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to our rehearsal, tomorrow my plans include general cleaning and attending our meeting with the pastor at night and Sunday, I want to finalized our family outing with my sisters !

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Four Reasons Not To Worry

I've been carrying this in my heart for quite some time now and I give up. I don't want to get it over me anymore. Worrying is not healthy at all. And I'm glad I'm getting over these thoughts now. Thank God for the peace and comfort.

If you're also in a stage where I've been, I'd like to share this article with you. I found it at about.com:

What Does the Bible Say About Worry?

By Mary Fairchild, About.com

I've spent an awful lot of time in my life worrying. I've worried about grades in school, job interviews, approaching deadlines and shrinking budgets. I've worried about bills and expenses, rising gas prices, insurance costs and endless taxes. I've even worried about having my home in perfect condition for "company," and within seconds of their arrival, the house is turned upside down and no one even notices.

I've worried about first impressions, political correctness, identity theft and contagious infections. In spite of all the worrying, I'm still alive and well, and all my bills are paid.

Over the span of my lifetime, worrying accounts for hours and hours of invaluable time that I'll never get back. So, I have decided that I'd like to spend my time more wisely and more enjoyably. If you're not convinced yet to give up your worrying, here are four biblical reasons not to worry.

1. Worrying Accomplishes Absolutely Nothing.

I don't know about you, but I don't have any time to waste these days. And worrying is a waste of very precious time. Worrying won't help you solve a problem or bring about a solution, so why waste your time and energy on it?

Matthew 6:27-29
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. (NLT)

2. Worrying is Not Good for You.

Worrying is destructive to us in many ways. It becomes a mental burden that can even cause us to grow physically sick.

Proverbs 12:25
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (NLT)

3. Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.

The energy that we spend worrying can be put to much better use in prayer. Here's a little formula to remember: Worry replaced by Prayer equals Trust.

Matthew 6:30
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (NLT)

Philippians 4:6-7
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)

4. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.

When we keep our eyes focused on God, we remember his love for us and we realize we truly have nothing to worry about. God has a wonderful plan for our lives, and part of that plan includes taking care of us. Even in the difficult times, when it seems like God doesn't care, we can put our trust in the Lord and focus on his kingdom. God will take care of our every need.

Matthew 6:25
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? (NLT)

Matthew 6:31-33
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (NLT)

1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT)

Two things that I've learned on this: Trust in God and live One-Day-at-A-Time!

Where to get gorgeous and affordable jewelry?

Over the centuries, jewelry has been an essential part of women’s wardrobe. I’m quite sure, every woman has her own piece of jewelry, may it be a pair of earrings, necklaces, rings, or bracelets. Women love jewelry, I’m sure about that, because I’m one of them! I love jewelries. I always fancy them specially those rare pieces that I see online. Whether wore by celebrities or those that were being sold at online jewelry stores, I just can help but picture myself wearing them. I’m so glad that there are stores like myjewelrybox. Guys, listen to this, now you can purchase a piece without the trouble of going to a store. Looking for affordable promise rings for your beloved sweethearts? Myjwelrybox has the most exquisite and wide selections of diamond rings that your ladies will surely love. And the good thing is… prices starts at less than $100! Can you believe that?

My jewelry box is like a one stop shop. You can choose from their wide and stunning selection of gorgeous and affordable jewelries, and have them wrapped and delivered right to your doorsteps. When you’re not satisfied with any of your purchases, you can always contact their customer service to handle all of your concerns. But be assured of fewer hassles or problems with your purchases because as you can read through their customer feedback section, you’ll see all the good feedbacks from their satisfied customers.

My jewelrybox really makes jewelry purchases a breeze for all of us. I wish my husband would order one for me…that’s on top of my wish list. Lol!

WW: Press On

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Our Family Shirt

Finally, our family shirts from artsnstyle. I received them last week and they are all beautiful. I made the design and have Tin of artsnstyle print them. We'll be wearing this sometime when hubby arrives. My shirt says: "The Great Mom", hubby's shirt says: "The Great Dad", and the little lady's shirt says: "I had the greatest mom and dad", how great was that, huh? lol! :)

Friday Fill-Ins #118

1. Angel or not, I will be your guide.

2. I will cook it any way you want me.

3. As my mother used to say, you're full of jest.

4. I want to rest after I'm done working out or doing something strenuous.

5. Even in the most crowded of rooms I can recognize your voice.

6. The day of the Ultra Stampede is a day fraught with peril.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to our voice chat with hubby, tomorrow my plans include going to the prayer mountain and joining our filmagine and Sunday, I want to go to mall with the little girl!

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I Scrapped!

It's been a while since I worked on a layout. But last night, I managed to finished two LOs for my daughter's second birthday. Yeah, yeah, it's a long overdue LO which I should have done last year! but I been hit with laziness. lol!

Anyway, as I was saying, I was able to finish the layouts using templates. Yes, I can work on layered templates now. Before templates do not appeal to me since I'm ignoramus in using them. Thanks to Misty Cato's tutorial on working on templates. It's a big big help! And since I already know how to work on templates, I searched the net for free templates, and I'm blessed to have found Yin's Site. She's got an amazing site, with lots of free templates that you can download and use.

Here's one that I just did a few minutes ago...

I used, Yin's Template #15 and followed Misty Cato's tutorial. It did wonders! Now I'm ready to create my daughter's photobook.

We're on Billboards!

Now seeing yourself on billboards is easy! You don't have to be a commercial model to be in it. All you have to do is visit here and have your pictures displayed on billboards in a snap.

Pride your self on billboards like these: