Saturday, October 05, 2013
Note: I think this blog is headed toward being slightly political, so be forewarned and click your back button.
I have decided to change my party affiliation. I have Googled, "How do I change my party afffiliation in my state?", I have learned how to do it and downloaded the form which must be filled out and sent or carried in after being signed as a legal document.
I will take the form in to the nearest office Monday morning.
Why am I doing this? I don't feel I can wait until voting day to show my huge displeasure with the people representing my party. I have left the party once before when I was disgusted with President Nixon's behavior.
But returned. Since President Bush was reading with the kindergarteners with the book upside down during the 9/11 disaster, I have felt the party as I knew it has gradually disappeared. Perhaps the party as I thought I understood it never did exist.
But I've decided I'd like to be a part of an intelligent citizenry that has a little passion for their fellow man, and a desire to do away with those who see political office as a place to get rich without doing any work.
Evidently, we have created a system where our governmental leaders must get paid for doing nothing. Shame on us. Everywhere else, we are held accountable for showing up to work on time, for doing our job, for getting a good evaluation. If we don't, we get the boot. We sometimes get the boot even if we DO everything right, but get our hours cut instead so we don't qualify for benefits.
Somewhere in the documents we hold as important to our Democracy, it says "promote the general welfare and provide for the common defense."
It appears the only place that is happening is in the Oval Office.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Sunday, 217 minutes of walking, 21, 136 steps, 9.6
Tuesday, 45 minutes of walking, 2, 124 steps, .9 miles
You might be ready to WOO the HOO for my Sunday workout. Personally, I say Tuesday's workout was priceless.
Why? It was done in 3 sessions in the hospital. All pushing an IV pole. The nurses were impressed with the tracker and the way all the lights lit up when I reached my 2000 step goal. They all wanted one. If I could afford it, I'd get them all one. The nurses were wonderful but not so wonderful that they would have wanted to watch me pace the 6000 steps that had been my goal pre-hospital. All of us were happy I had scaled back my step goal for the time in the hospital.
I'm not sure how much fitness I'll be able to do now that I'm back home, but I plan to keep moving and if I can increase it, woohoo. If not, then I know I'm managing to do what I can. I'm not setting my sights on Sunday's record performance, but 3000 steps tomorrow is doable, and a healthy goal.
So workouts are relative, relatively speaking.
PS: My yellow hospital socks were filthy after the walking workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday! They should have put me on the payroll for mopping the floor.
PPS: Yes, I'm much better now. I'll be very glad to juice my own clear liquids and have a more scenic walk at HOME!!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Well, not really. I'm drinking my 8 glasses and more every day. So you'd think there wouldn't be any extra lying around my house, BUT THERE IS!. My porch leaks, leaks, leaks. Seeps in under the walls and creates a stinky pond. Tore up the carpet and that left a mess of old glue. Stinky. Unsightly. Decided to do something about it. Contractors for 2 weeks. Everything torn up and moved and discombobulated for 2 weeks. Then yesterday the FIXING OF THE LEAK was done, at least until 7:00 p.m. when it rained. Actually there was no leak until the next morning when there was a small pond. No big pond.
But my contractor wouldn't come look at it. He had been paid, and had to go do some estimates on new jobs. And I have a leak. Can't paint the floor because it is wet. Everything is still discombobulated.
Mom was to see a bone/muscle doc Friday, but he was going to play golf because his arms work right. We've rescheduled that for Tuesday. I have had a chance to try to repay a small bit of her caregiving when I was so sick.
But I have neglected my time on Spark People. I guess I could say circumstances have weaned me from spending so much time here, but they have not taken me away from my plan, my program. In fact I'm surprised at the choices I'm making.
It's getting cooler in the evening, and while the thyroid meds appear to be at a good level in the bloodwork, the pool seems to cool me down to the bone in the evening. I need to have them turn on the sauna so I can get warm after my workout.
One good thing came of the discombobulation--I had to move my freezer twice, emptying it and refilling it both times. So I am very aware of the available frozen bags of fruit and containers of frozen soups. Think I'll start having a cup of hot soup after the evening pool session. Get in the cooked veggies and Anti-angiogenic foods, AND warm up at the same time!!
I guess I'm glad I can't go to NC right now since I have to chauffeur Mom.
I've heard the pool near my house there is down to 72 degrees. The FL pool is still running at 88, even though the air is cooler.
Perhaps if we find out Tuesday that she doesn't need surgery, we'll both drive up there for a short while and see the leaves.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
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