Friday, April 23, 2010
REMEMBER: "Getting older is the only way to live longer"
Our Yearly Dementia Test
It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test.
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older,
it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!
Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test.
Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.
Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.
The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
1. What do you put in a toaster?
Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast' give up now and do something else..
Try not to hurt yourself.
If you said, bread, go to Question 2.
2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.
However, if you said 'water', proceed to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks,
what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said 'green bricks,'
why are you still reading these???
If you said 'glass,' go on to Question 4.
4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany
(If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into
West Germany and East Germany ). Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail.
The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing,
decides on a crash landing procedure.
Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so
and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of 'no man's land'
between East Germany and West Germany ...
Where would you bury the survivors?
East Germany, West Germany , Or no man's land'?
Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop.
If you said, 'You don't bury survivors', proceed to the next question.
5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales .
In London , 17 people get on the bus.
In Reading , 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In Swindon , 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
In Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven …
Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own age?
It was YOU driving the bus!!
PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!
Enjoy your day. You might as well. After all, you won't know the answers to all of today's riddles until bedtime. That's IF you can even remember the riddles!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Winsten and I broke our record this morning. We did 5.25 miles walking in 48 minutes!!
It is a misty, cool morning, just right for walking.
We started out at a good clip, and after a while, I checked to see how we were doing. Yikes! We had already logged in 2 miles.
That surprised me, and motivated me to keep going.
I thought I was going for mile 3 when I looked again, and geesh! I was on mile 4 already!!
chugga chugga choo choo!!
Not being ready to stop, and full of adrenaline, we go on to mile 5, then on to 5.25.
I checked our time. NO WAY!!! 47:55 minutes.
Double Check the time!! Sure enough, rounded up to 48 minutes!
Actually I am walking again with more gusto since I gained 3+ pounds while my back was giving me grief. I have some extra tonnage to walk off, and am bound and determined to get back below 180 where I was several weeks ago.
And it ain't going to go away by itself, no matter how much I wish it would.
Like Creedence says "Gotta MOVE!"
Winsten and I are very proud of our achievement.
Did I tell you that our time INCLUDED stopping by for a very brief chat with a neighbor, all the while walking in place to keep my heart rhythm up? Yep.
This Spark Thing is truly miraculous and magical. It turned a couch potato blimp into a trimmed down fast walker!
Bring on the 5K!!!
Chugga chugga choo choo!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I have been married to my Bear for 19 years, and we are growing old together, attempting to do so with at least a little grace.
I am retired from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body from a career that just got uglier and uglier.
I am the middle kid of 7, and honestly, for the most part do not like my siblings other than 2 sisters.
Like Ginny, I have jumped from hobby to hobby until I went to Florida to visit my sister, who is a quilter. I went there to teach her how to weave, and came back and knew I had to get a new sewing machine so I could quilt.
I now have more fabric than the local quilt shops, more patterns and kits than I will ever use up, and a long arm that I can't figure out the tension problem I am having.
Our granddaughter, Ally, fought leukemia and is now in remission. From that experience, I learned that while guilds and organizations make quilts for little kids and big people, no one want to make quilts for the kids ages 8-18 who are fighting cancer. That has become my Mission from God, and I make quilts called Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers. I welcome any one who knows of a kid fighting this horrible disease to contact me with the information so I can get a quilt to them.
My other passions are hiking, photography, gourmet low cal healthy cooking, reading, animals, music, art of any form, and especially the Mommy and Me trips my daughter Cindy (also known as Bossy Daughter) go on once a year. This year is Las Vegas, where we will each bring a roll of quarters.
My back gave me trouble all of April, so I didn't get in my Sparkie workouts like I was. Gained three pounds, so now need to become a street walker again, big time. Jiggle jiggle, joggle joggle.
Is that enough to let you know that I am slightly nuts??
Thursday, April 15, 2010
On Thursday, April 15, FourC is hosting a Tax Day Rally - rain or shine……
We would like it to be a positive and energetic event for all so request that signage be appropriate and without derogatory or inflammatory messages. We have a list of signage suggestions below the flyer. We may be visited by “party crashers” and ask that if you see anyone who is suspect, has a sign that is inappropriate or is attempting to make a disturbance that you find one of us with a FourC T-Shirt. We will graciously ask them to leave.
FourC T-Shirts will be for sale and we will be taking orders. T-Shirts are $15 for all sizes. Look for Shelle at the sign in table.
We look forward to having you join the festivities.
Tax Day Rally
Concerned Citizens of Clallam County (FourC)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Four Corners of
Sequim Ave & Washington St .
Bring your signs, balloons, flags
and more importantly
Your Enthusiasm and Patriotism
Hungry during the Rally? Sequim Sandwich Shop 104 E. Washington has offered a $.50 discount off their sandwiches
-MORE TAXES=FEWER JOBS
-No Taxation without Representation!
-Politicians Lied and the Economy Died!
-You Can't borrow to Prosperity
-You Can't Spend Your Way Out of Debt
-Remember Us: WE THE PEOPLE
-Stimulate Business, Not Government
-Stop Bankrupting America
-Taxed Enough Already
-Give me Liberty not Debt
-It's time we clean the "House"
-New Congress 2010=REAL CHANGE
-Don't Mortgage my Child's Future
-Don't Mortgage my Grandchildren's Future
-Eliminate Congressional EAR MARKS
-ATTN: WASHINGTON -you have run out of money
-HONK for Free Market Economy
-I voted for Change not Taxation
-Small Business= America 's Prosperity
-JOBS are the Solution
-LAND of the FREE
-Read Bills BEFORE passing!
-Limited Government under God
-National Debt 12+ TRILLION and climbing!
-Support America 's Constitution
-When Taxes Rise the Economy Dies
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I actually made a quilt AND finished it, knowing it was just for ME! I am not sending it out and I am not gifting it away. What's more, I am making a table topper to go with it, and I am going to keep THAT one, too!!!
They are my birthday prezzies to myself.
I love sunflowers. I mean, who doesn't??
Remember when I mentioned I was taking a Two for One class? Well, this is the first one to get finished. All I have left to do on the second one is the borders, sandwiching it, quilting it, and then taking photos so I can show off!
WAIT till you see it!
I am scuttling back to the quilt room so I can get it ready for showing.
Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday TO me!!
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