Heart rate smooth and strong.

Pacemaker doing its job;

Steady sixty beats.

Thanking the Lord for the ingenuity of man when man uses it for the benefit of mankind – more specifically, for me.  😀  I’m just sitting here ticking away, blood flowing, doing what it supposed to with a little help from St. Jude and amazing doctors, and “wisdom”       King James Version
“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” (8:12 Prov.)

On a sober note:  I’ve hardly had any readers.  I miss you.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I haven’t posted.  Seems like “no writing” equals “no readers.”  DUH.  Here’ smiling at you, but I’m probably still going to be absent a while.  😀

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. joyroses13 says:

    Thankful that your heart can pump steadily. Medical ingenuity can be wonderful for sure!

  2. I’m thankful also for that medical marvel inside of you as it has allowed me to meet you when I did….keep on ticking and pumping away Oneta—and yes, I miss you when you must be absent….

  3. Thankful that things are going well with your pacemaker! Hope you’ll be back to writing before long! God bless you greatly!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Lynn. it Is amazing. I guess my next “marvel” will be coming up soon. Looks like I will have to do the cataract thing. Health issues have not been to blame for the lack of writing; I’m swamped with house, home, and family stuff like all others this holiday time. But I am slow!

  4. shoreacres says:

    That mention of St. Jude suggests you’ve been cooling your heels somewhere other than home. I hope you are at home now, and doing well.

    I had to laugh — one of my Catholic friends informed me when we were still in junior high that St. Jude was the patron saint of hopeless causes. Now, I see that she missed something — he’s apparently one who can be turned to in “hopeless cases, and things almost despaired of.” It’s that almost that’s so important! There’s no need to wait until things hit rock bottom to give St. Jude a call — just like the hospitals that carry his name, he’s into preventative as well as curative!

    It’s so good to see a post from you. I’ve missed you, too! Here’s a little something else to get your blood flowing — Rhiannon Giddens is one of the best. Who knew that fiddling and scat singing would go so well together?

    Pretty Little Girl With A Blue Dress On

    • oneta hayes says:

      No, Linda, I am not having any new troubles health. It’s just that St Jude’s supplied my pacemaker as well as the aorta valve. I wanted to recognize them with thanks. Of course I’m sure my insurance paid handsomely. Another group I admire is the Shriners Children’s Hospital. I just found out on Thanksgive Day that my grandson (by marriage) is making some of their TV commercials. I’m thrilled at that. You spice up my life quite nicely with your songs. Loved Rhiannon with the redhot fiddle. I’m well, just too slow to do all i want to do. I have been helping out my granddaughter – that takes some time. She is the mother of my five greats (one is a step) who has to have a weekly chemo shot. That has slowed her down but she is staying on the job and doesn’t suffer too many side effects. She does need more rest than she gets. Thanks for adding to my life.

  5. Thank You Lord for this medical blessing. Strength, health and blessings to you!

  6. Faye says:

    I’m also thankful for my pacemaker. (heart skip diagnosed. medical miracle. Perhaps now no sudden blood pressure fall and pass out crossing a street or something). Thank God indeed for medical break-throughs. Praise God too that here in the land down under we have the BEST cardiac specialists in the world – one in the university hospital teaching undergraduates with the best technology in the world.(Sunshine Coast Hospital….Queensland) ..Boston scientific .Pacemaker…….Headquarters in Boston, but London, Sydney, Paris etc etc…world now all connected with the absolute BEST. Thank God for the UNITY. If only the church of Jesus Christ would flow in this same unity for the betterment of mankind. Thanks Oneta. I miss you when you don’t blog.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Faye. Sounds like you are indeed blessed with good doctors. Thank God for this blessing. Some of my comments above I’ll fill you in a bit about my comings and goings. I appreciate th info you send me regarding the land down yonder. 😀

  7. I am grateful that you are still here. I wrote of saint with whom I am personally aquatinted but who recently passed away. Your spiritual heart quite apparently beats strong and at a pace that is attribute of the Holy Spirit who dwells within you. May you undergo fast recovery and continue to glorify God with your life. We need the saints like you among us who are an inspiration. Bless you this day.

  8. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, Jeff, He is like that. That is one reason it is such a blessing to take him at his word that we will find him if we seek him. He is so “present” in all things but is recognized only by the ones who seek him. I’ve enjoyed the comments. Thank you.

  9. Dawn Marie says:

    Grateful for your presence here in cyber-space and even more so for the recovery you have made. God is using you, while providing time for respite for your own Spirit as well. Thank you for “giving” to us when-ever you are called to do so!! Hugs & sweet blessings, dear friend!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Kind words, Sweet Lady. You have a positive influence in the cyber-space arena. Always cheerful and inspiring – and yesterday, so funny. 😀 (maybe the day before, I get behind sometimes)

      • Dawn Marie says:

        Thank you Oneta. I have not been able to be consistent in my visits to our enjoyable cyber-world; however, I think of it and all who dwell here often and lift each one up in prayer. I am so very grateful for the outlet to express my joy (and at those times when it is depleted,) in this safe-space. Thank you for always being kind enough to encourage my feeble efforts! Hugs and blessings to you for all yo do for so many! 😘

  10. Vashti Q says:

    Hello Oneta! I’m happy to see that your ticker’s doing great. Pacemakers are an amazing invention and they’ve come a long way from when they were first made. All the best to you! ❤

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, I understand that the first ones had the wires to the outside of the body. You can hardly tell where mine is except to feel it. It feels about like a little square battery in there. I’m thankful. Good to hear from you. 😀

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