What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hello, It's Mushy-Headed Me!

Yes, it's me...trying to keep cool in our "lovely pool" in the summer heat. (Ha!! Some things you just have to leave to the imagination.) Pardon the white legs. You may need to put on your sunglasses.  I don't get out in the sun much due to my fair complexion and the high heat.  Try not to laugh too hard.

I thought I'd better post something on my blog before you think I've abandoned it.  No, I haven't gone away...just haven't had much to say.  I went to my doctor for a check up the other day, and I told him I felt kind of "mushy headed"...couldn't think clearly, fuzzy on the brain, feeling fatigued. In addition to finally talking me into taking medication for my extremely high cholesterol level, (after my years of failed attempts to control it by diet and fish oil, etc., you know the routine)  the doctor ordered some lab work to check my thyroid, but not until my next appointment in October. By then I could have a totally moldy brain.   But that's the new protocol apparently for medicare patients...you are only allowed so many appointments per year and lab tests unless it is considered urgent.  I guess I wasn't quite mushy headed enough to warrant an emergency.  Ha.

So, I decided to try and fight through this "purple haze" and write something whether I have anything worth saying or not.  In light of all the turmoil and terror in our world, I would like to try and be positive and offer hope.  How can I do that, when I feel a sense of hopelessness creeping in to my fuzzy mind?  I don't even want to turn on the television anymore for fear of more "breaking news".    

So, this is what I am trying to do to cut through the fuzz:
  • Start each day by reading from God's Word and following a good daily devotional guide.
  • Pray...for my family, friends, our nation and world.
  • Daily look for ways to be thankful for all that God has done for us.  
  • Look for ways to share God's love with others.

  • Find ways to get some exercise and fresh air every day, preferably before the thermometer reaches 95 degrees.  Early morning walks and after supper walks are daily goals. Take photographs of anything interesting along the way.

  • Eat a good healthy diet, avoiding too much cholesterol, sugar, and junk foods.
  • Homemade Ice Cream on the 4th of July is exempt
  • Spend my spare recreational indoor time writing and/or reading good inspirational books or other uplifting articles, rather than watching television or spending too much time on the computer.  
  • Find new ways to exercise my mind by taking on realistic, reasonable projects, puzzles or other creative activities.  
Most of all, in order to restore peace, calm and an uncluttered order to my mind I must fix my eyes on my heavenly Father, the Creator and Sustainer of all life.  

Here is a passage of Scripture that speaks to me...and possibly to you if you can relate to the things I've been discussing above:

II Corinthians 4:15-18

"For all things are for your sakes, 
that grace, having spread through the many, 
may cause thanksgiving to abound
to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart.  
Even though our outward man (or woman) is perishing,
yet the inward man (or woman) is being renewed day by day.

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
is working for us a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory;

While we do not look  at the things
which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary,
but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Perhaps this post speaks to your "mushy head" today as well.  I pray that you will also seek God first and foremost in your life...and that you will NOT LOSE HEART.  

Here's another passage to encourage us along this race of life:

"Therefore we also,
since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, 
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which so easily ensnares us, 
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus,
the Author and Finisher of our faith,
Who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross,
despising the shame, 
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2

So who's ready to run this race with me?   Keeping our eyes focused on Jesus as our leader...we will grow stronger and happier every day.  Let's get going and drive away all the fuzzy, mushy heads!  

"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!"
Philippians 4:13


  1. Welcome to the mush brain club! Seriously, I can't believe he is making you wait until October! I hope he's having a full workup of tests and not just thyroid. I'll be praying for you--I know how you feel! I do much better and have more drive when I have the house to myself---if that tells you anything! Love you Sister!

    1. Well, thyroid is being added to the usual barrage of tests. I guess they don't automatically do that one every time because I've never had a thyroid issue before. When do you ever have the house to yourself? That will most likely never happen here. Not sure I want that to happen either,unless for just an hour or two. I'm afraid I would become truly mushy headed if I had to face this house alone. There is safety in numbers, especially with those wild deer out there ready to hoof me...LOL, and the bears ready to eat me. LOL

  2. Pam, thank you for the beautiful prayer you left in the comments on my blog. I hope they can find out why you are "mushy headed". I get that occasionally and sometimes blame it on fibro fog from a flare up. I had blood tests last week and find out the results tomorrow. I'm on a low dose thyroid medicine so we'll see. Have a great day, my friend.

    1. I pray that they will indeed find a way to control and bring healing to your situation. Thank you for your thoughts concerning my "mushy head". I think it is a combination of things...summer heat, stress, and possible physical issues that we are exploring. I don't think it is anything serious, but maybe I just need a "vacation".

  3. Loved all your scriptures, God's Word is never void, always uplifts the heart and soul. Enjoyed all your pictures and love your 'pool.' Hey, great way to cool off in this heat. I want to thank you for all the precious comments you left on my blog the other day. I so enjoyed them. Wishing you a very happy and blessed day.

    1. Oh thank you, Mary! Yes, God's Word is the ONLY answer to all the problems we face. He will never leave us comfortless or alone. So glad you could stop by for a 'visit'. I love reading your blogs...you are such a joy! Thank you.

  4. I'm running the race with you and I'm also going to follow you. You seem like my kind of friend! White legs and all! Love the ice cream pic!

    1. Well, thank you, Nonnie! Welcome to my world! I will look forward to getting better acquainted in the days to come. Yes, I'm rather down to earth and crazy...but that's the way the good Lord made me...and so it's wonderful to know I'm not alone! God bless you Nonnie. Have a blessed day.

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  6. Pam, I know I'm really late commenting but... Yes, I think we all are trending towards being mushy brained. My thoughts are that information overload contributes to cognitive issues. There's so much "hard" going on in this world, no wonder our brains refuse to function!

    Keeping actively engaged in reading/study (particularly God's Word) and doing challenging activities over screen time, exercise, and healthy eating are all good things!


    1. Thank you, Kim, for agreeing and giving positive input. I do believe our brains are on overload...and too much of it is negative if you listen to the news. So yes, keep our minds on things of heaven and not of earth, positive thoughts and ideas, and exercise of brain and body are very helpful. I'm working on it day by day. Thank you for stopping by! Always wonderful to hear from you.


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