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April 20, 2014
6:47am EDT

by Karen
Rated: 18+ | Book | Experience | #1907201
Daily Issues of whatever nature in the life of an aging poet and dog lover

Daily Issues...tap, tap, tapping on the keys

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April 13, 2014 at 8:17pm
April 13, 2014 at 8:17pm
Trusting God for Provisions
Over here in Texas trusting God for my present and future. I don't know where I'm going, but I know the ONE who does. I trust in God. It all seems impossible, but MY GOD is the God of the impossible. I am so grateful for the blessings He has brought into my life, especially Sam and Brit - my new family.
April 6, 2014 at 7:40am
April 6, 2014 at 7:40am
God Can Make All Things Possible
Struggling with financial issues. Glenn left me with less than $1,000 TOTAL. No health insurance, no life insurance, no savings, no nothing. I only get $1,000 Social Security and our bills are over $5,000 a month not to mention the astronomical hospital and doctor bills that are rolling in.

I know my God will supply all of my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus, but sometimes my eyes get in front of my faith.

I know my God is the God of the impossible, and my situation from a human perspective certainly looks impossible.
March 27, 2014 at 5:34pm
March 27, 2014 at 5:34pm
My Husband's Body Died this Afternoon
Glenn will live forever now in the presence of our Father God and his brother Jesus. My husband will finally get to meet John Hobbs in heaven and the host of saints who have gone before to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
March 19, 2014 at 8:15am
March 19, 2014 at 8:15am
My Current Circumstances
In the eyes of the natural - the unredeemed mind of man; Glenn's and my financial circumstances appear bleak. Operational needs just to get by in our current living circumstances come to around $5,000 each month. At this exact point in time, my cash "reserves" consist of around $600 in Glenn's account which I cannot access at this time except for those items which are processed automatically each month. I have about $500 cash with $75 in the bank. This is a physical reality.

With my spiritual eyes, which afterall are the only eyes which see truth, I have declared all of our needs met according to the Word of God - the final authority. I have repented of my negligence over the past years to adhere to this truth. I have neglected the Word of God and His explicit instructions to me to pray for Glenn deeply each day and to apply faith in the Word to all our circumstances. I cannot blame Satan, Glenn, any other person; it is I who make the choice even if just through negligence.

Decision of Karen Crump on March 19, 2014

First, I make the Word of God the final authority in my life. I line up my thinking with whatever the Word says.

Next, I have decided to live your life by faith in what God has said. The Bible says, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."

Finally, I have decided to live by the love of God because faith works by love. Without love, my faith won't function. Without the Word, I can't have faith.

This lifestyle of the Word, faith and love keeps me in a place of resistance to the devil!

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I ask for your prayers, and I ask for your assistance in any way you believe God would have you assist. If this be by way of a Word from God for me and Glenn or by financial help or any other direction God may give you; only you and God know your role to play in our current situation. I am convinced you will do what God puts your heart and if that is to pray only - please do so. I am blessed by your love no matter what the case.

I declare that I enter into this day by faith and true hope in God's eternal promises of health and provision.
March 18, 2014 at 7:23am
March 18, 2014 at 7:23am
It's 8:15 on Monday evening, and I just sat down to the computer to let you know what is going on with my husband Glenn.

Some of you have no information and some have more information than others, so please forgive me if I am repeating myself or if I have not gotten a hold of you today. It's been quite a day.

About 8:00 or so this morning, Glenn got so bad - could not breath and chest hurt - I suggested we call 911. They came and had to carry him out of the house. He could not walk. They got him on oxygen right away and took him to San Antonio to Southwest General Hospital. I followed in my vehicle. Sam went went with me. He's our friend who works with Glenn.

When they arrived with Glenn, he arrested and had a heart attack, but they brought him back but he remains unconsious. He coded another time about an hour or so later. He has not been conscious at all today.

They have him hooked up to oxygen, monitors of all kinds, and IVs with nutrition, drugs of various kinds for infection, blood pressure, etc. He has a cardiologist, a pulmonary guy, and various other personell attending to him. As of 8:00 pm, he was still in the ER because there have been no beds in the ICU. They are pretty sure one will open up this evening, and they will move him.

They were going to do a cath to see how much damage was done to his heart, and I signed papers for that and left the hospital because it was going to take over two hours. I needed to get home and attend to the animals and take Sam home. There was nothing I could do there except wait.

I called at 8:00 pm, and I was told they could not do the cath because unlike they thought, they could not keep him stable. If they did the cath with him unstable, he would likely die on the table. So that will have to wait.

They mentioned that they will probably want to do some kind of head scan to see if he had a stroke when he arrested. They don't know since he is unconscious how his brain is functioning.

Early in the day, they said the prognosis was not good, but he stablized some and they were more hopeful. It is definitely in God's hands, so prayers are needed even more.

All his children have been contacted and Jimmy came to see him and prayed for him. It was such a blessing, especially if you know Glenn's and Jimmy's relationship or lack thereof. Jimmy is at peace with the past. I am so glad.

Eric, Glenn's other son, is on his way from Missouri. He will most likely stay over in Dallas and get here about 9 in the morning which is good because that is when I might get back up there unless something changes overnight.

If I have left anything out, please forgive me. I am tired and my mind is strained. I know I need to eat, but I can't think of anything I want that is easy to fix, so I'll say goodnight and thank you for your prayers.

Love, Karen Crump

March 1, 2014 at 11:07am
March 1, 2014 at 11:07am
Books Read in Feb. 2014
Books I Read in February 2014:

1. The October List by Jeffery Deaver (Stand Alone) 2013
2. Total Control by David Baldacci (Stand Alone – First Novel) (1997)
3. The Kill Order by Robin Burcell (A Sydney Fitzpatrick novel) 2014
4. Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Alex Cross Novel) (2013)
5. Absolute Truth by David Baldacci (Stand Alone – First Novel) (1996)
6. Fear by Jeff Abbott (Miles Kendrick Mystery) (2007)
7. Taking the Fifth by J.A. Jance (A J.P. Beaumont Mystery)
8. Running from the Law by Lisa Scottoline (Stand Alone Novel) 1996
9. Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci (The Shaw Series) (2010)
10. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (King and Maxwell Series) (2013)
11. Sixth Man by David Baldacci (King and Maxwell Series) (2011)
12. First Family by David Baldacci (King and Maxwell Series) (2009)
13. Cold Case by Robin Burcell (A Kate Gillespie novel) (2004)

I recommend Robin Burcell highly, as well ad David Baldacci; but the most intriguing and marvelous example of novel writing is "The October List" by Jeffery Deaver. The book is written in reverse.

Everyone who considers themselves a novelist should read this book for the education.
February 28, 2014 at 10:22am
February 28, 2014 at 10:22am
Great Book by Jeffery Deaver
I just finished reading the most amazing book by Jeffery Deaver. Those who are familiar with Mr. Deaver's writing will know Lincoln Rhyme and Katherine Dance, but this book "The October List" does not have either one as main characters.

This novel is written in reverse and bound in reverse as well. It starts with Chapter 36 and ends with the index, cover page, etc. It is the most ingenious book I've ever read. At first, it was a bit frustrating. In fact, I laid it down and started another one. But I came back to it, and I am so glad I did. The more I got into it, the more I was drawn to the way it was written. I would recommend it highly to those who like the mystery/thriller genre.

I won't say anymore because it would give away too much; but if do read it, I would sure like to hear what you think of it.
February 21, 2014 at 10:36am
February 21, 2014 at 10:36am
Grandparenting - NO!
I don't think I am cut out to be a grandparent or godparent if the past few days are any example. And the object of my grandparenting or godparenting is a little black and white dog that belongs to my husband's worker, Sam. Babysitting someone else's little one is not for me, but I promised.

I took little Duke to get his balls cut off (neuter surgery), and now he has to be restrained from running and jumping for 7 whole days beginning last Wednesday. His whole basic life goals are to jump and run, so it's kinda hard to keep him from doing so. The instructions also said to keep him from licking his sutures, but again, licking what was once his balls is second nature to male dogs. I was not/did not buy a cone to put on this head for this purpose. He would have destroyed it sooner rather than later.

So, no more grandparenting for me - ever. Especially not human ones. I don't much like kids at all and certainly don't want them around for more than second and not even then. I can tolterate dog kids for only for a short time unless they are mine own.
February 19, 2014 at 12:52pm
February 19, 2014 at 12:52pm
Disappearing Property
Over the past few months, our smallest cat, Baby - who will be 10 in May - has been staying in my office at night. She has many places to lie down and has catfeeder and water bowl. She even has two ring-neck doves to drool over, if she should so choose. But is that enough for her? No! Emphatically, no!

First, she started knowing my portable mouse onto the floor. Some times the back would fly off and the batteries go wherever. There is still one battery I haven't found. Fortunately, I have more AA batteries and even a back up portable mouse if I should so need. Okay. So Baby has a mouse play toy which is not my idea of a good thing. I tried just putting it behind the computer. Too easy, Baby said.

Second, I put my glasses on the desk, so they are where I can find them in the morning when I come to the computer. One morning when I was in a hurry to go somewhere and needed my glasses, they were no where to be seen on the desk. I looked on the floor and did not see them. I got down and looked some more and then stood up and took a step - uh, oh! Glad I did not make a heavy step because under my foot were my glasses.

That was it!!!!! I began to hide my glasses and mouse in a drawer in the dresser in my office. That took care of that. No more play toys for Baby. Wrong! She found my keys and took them over to the closet door. Now my keys are in the little drawer where I keep my gun.

So, now no more play toys for Baby. Huh! You think? She started then to make ball point pens disappear even though they are in a little white basket on my desk. I still haven't found the one or two she has taken as her own. I'm not going to hide the pens because we have a good supply of cheap give away pens from the bank and other places.
February 17, 2014 at 1:43pm
February 17, 2014 at 1:43pm
Spooky Spies are Everywhere
It's been since Feb. 4 that I've written here. Life has gone on behind the scenes since I am still here plugging away putting a plug in the wall like the little Dutch boy, so the rushing waters won't wash everything away and take my life in it's racing rivers.

So, what is so important to write in this blog? What do I want to expose? Those are questions I have to ask myself before I blab and tell something I don't want everyone in the world to know, especially NSA and those spooky spy people. They look and listen everywhere. You never know; you might be sitting by one of them now or have a microphone on you listening to your every word, catching the inflections and nuances of your verbage. Or a camera shining down on you taking your picture and sending it to some spooky spy guy in real tiime. They are everywhere like weeds in the garden and yard. They keep popping up no matter how much you try to dig them out and cut off the roots.

So, I don't think I'll share anything intimate or real about my life since Feb. 4. Too dangerous. No, I am not paranoid. I KNOW they are out there watching and waiting - maybe not today or tomorrow; but they are there like fleas on an old hound dog. You feel like scratching and don't know why. Don't turn around; they might be back there. Or maybe that's why dogs often turn in circles before they lie down for a nap. They are making sure no one is spying on them. It's a good idea for people to do the same thing.

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