A Surprise "Thank You"
When I go om my walks around the neighborhood, I always bring a plastic bag and pick up any litter I see. I've been doing it so long that it's second nature for me. I even got my granddaughter in the habit, and I'm glad she picked it up.
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7 Benefits of Laughter
1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE: People who lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. So grab the Sunday paper, flip to the funny pages, and enjoy your laughter medicine.
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First of the New Year
It's already January 9 and I'm just now writing the first blog of the year. We all have been taking turns being sick this past month. Luckily, we were healthy for Christmas.
I am compiling a list of goals for the year - really. I just ha... Read more
Getting Older and Somewhat Wiser
At the end of the year, like many others, I look back at the past year, evaluate it, and start to look at what I can do better the following year. There's not too many of us that have a slight twist to this. My birthday is one week from today,... Read more
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison
I read this quote and thought to myself that I bet I've found more than that. More amazing to me, however, is that I found things this year that do work. My daughter even commented on how I'm doing some things better.
It's that time of ... Read more
As winter approaches, this reminder from my police department was great. But, then, I think it's great to be prepared all year long.
1. When travelling long distances plan your route and share it with family and friends.
2. Include... Read more
Fighting with the Dark Side
I found out recently that I am growing more confident and it's easier to speak up for myself. This is after years of being meek and mild - or however Dorothy put it when speaking with the Great and Powerful Oz. I credit my girls and my grandda... Read more
Okay, I noticed lots of people posting this on my Sparkpage. So here goes:
Can speak a foreign language. Yes Has been on TV. Yes
Has traveled to at least one other country. Yes
Would bung... Read more
Slowly I Move
It's been two months since my surgery I my left thumb. I'm getting there. I move my hand better than I did. But I still don't have any oomph and strength to it. And needing the operation on my right thumb, there are many things I just can't ... Read more
I tend to get a little depressed this time of year. This year, it seemed worse...with Mom gone and not may people to talk to and do things with. I was in the house more than I should have been.
I'm getting out more, accomplishing more a... Read more
Things I Have Learned Recently
Don't worry or stress over getting everything done on my to-do list every day. I found that it won't do it by itself and it doesn't leave. My lists are now shorter, I let my grown daughter do more of what she's supposed to be doing.
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I Feel Like The Tortoise
Slowly but surely I am making progress. My hands still ache and left me know when I have over-done things. It's a weird sensation to not have the strength in them that I expect to have. But I continue with therapy and ice/hot packs. The inci... Read more
Still Off Main Road, But...
My life is still out of sorts. My hand is in a splint now, but doing things I want to do are still off limits. I have no hand or gripping strength in either of my hands. But I have hope that in 5 months they will be much better.
The thor... Read more
Oh, Come On, Already!
The Funk I am in has not lifted. Someone from the past has added greatly to it. Stop this ride - I want to get off.... Read more
I think I might be leveling off, but I'm not positive. I still have a cast on my left hand. I got the first one taken off yesterday and a smaller one put on. But the process made it hurt a little. It's still bruised and I will probably have a... Read more