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Friday, January 27, 2012

Couple in their nineties

Are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ..
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.
'No, I can remember it..'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment.
'Where's my toast ?'


A man

Was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art.. It's perfect.'
'Really,' answered the neighbor . 'What kind is it?'
' Twelve thirty..' emoticon

An 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''
The doctor said, 'I didn't say that.. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'

Keep the smile going!

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PSKIPPY7811 1/28/2012 5:57AM


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RGEETING 1/27/2012 12:32PM

    LOL! The first one I'd heard and retold, but forgot (is this a senior moment?) the details... so I've made up the food items... but I think sometimes my hubby and I are getting close to this!

Thanks for the emoticon

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DAISY443 1/27/2012 10:16AM

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Rooting for Ruby - Two Week Fresh Start Challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sadly this challenge is over with. It was a great one. Each day a new link to a chain was added, and the challenge was (and still is) to do as many as possible. I am happy to say that I've been using this chain as a guideline until it the challenges are so ingrained in my lifestyle I'll never need to review the list.

The 12 links:

1. Visit and support two team members
2. Drink your water
3. Track your food
4. Mindful eating, not mindless eating
5. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day...you can break it up into shorter workouts if needed.
6. Eat your freggies
7. Stretch
8. Exercise during commercials or bathroom breaks
9. Cut down on processed food
10. Use a smaller plate or bowl
11. Positive self talk
12. Look for ways to add more fitness to your day

These simple little things have helped me build consistency.

Thank you so much, Pixilicious, for leading this group! You Sparkle!

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RGEETING 1/26/2012 6:01PM

    Most of these are on my list as well! Sounds like it was a great challenge!

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DAISY443 1/26/2012 3:40PM

    Sounds like a worthwhile challenge and a good plan to base your Spark trek on!

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GENEALOGYGAL 1/26/2012 2:08PM

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PARAEAST 1/26/2012 1:44PM

    Looks like great challenges, some are what I try to do every day.
Trust you are having a great day!

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A Good Day

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No wind today! I've been able to go out and rake without sand blowing in my face. I've been able to relax mentally. That sound can drive a person wacky.

I'm behind doing chores, but they're coming along. I'm not beating myself up over it, just plugging along. Same with exercise. I'm usually just starting about now.

A quick healthy dinner and than relaxing chores (sorting through boxes of photos, maybe crocheting while watching a britcom) for the rest of the evening.


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RGEETING 1/25/2012 11:44PM

    Gotta love GOOD days! :-)

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DAISY443 1/25/2012 7:18PM

    Sounds like you had a good day! What are you crocheting? I need to get back to doing that!

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HOT4FITNESS 1/25/2012 6:13PM

    Taking it on step at a time is the way to go. Sounds like a nice relaxing evening. enjoy some of that " Me" time

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Chronic Pain and Spoons

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's miserable to have chronic pain. It's bad enough when strangers give folks dirty looks and mutter evil comments about someone using a handicap parking space because they can't see anything wrong. It's worse when friends and family members doubt you.

The following article is masterfully written by a lady suffering from lupus. She asks that it not be copied, so here is her very helpful link.


I also came across this while looking up the spoon theory and thought it could help some of us. (i didn't know the one about the flickering computer lights, but come to think of it, it's true for me!)

http://www.fms-help.com/tips.htm 100 tips

(((angel emoticon )))

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/25/2012 5:20PM

    Wow!! What a great explanation!! I can relate to what she said to a certain degree. I may not have to plan each and every day to the extent she does but I can certainly relate to many of the things she said in her article. I know that Randy can't ever truly understand what it's like to be me nor can I really understand what it's like to be you. However, this article helped me to understand what you must go through with the fibro. Big {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} to you my friend!

Have you ever checked into DHEA? You can get it at Wal-mart, Walgreens or just about anywhere they sell vitamins. No, it's not a vitamin. Here are some links about how it could help your fibro http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/
exercisenutrition/p/DHEA.htm and http://www.usdoctor.com/fibro.htmR>
While a study was done at Brigham & Women's Hospital showed that it didn't help people with fibro it has shown an effect on related diseases that also affect some people with fibromyalgia, such as lupus. I'd talk to your dr about it and see what he / she says about it. It has helped me with my fatigue from the hypothyroidism. So, I don't see what harm it could do in trying it. Here are a couple of more articles about it. http://www.livestrong.com/article/3
and http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com

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DONNA2238 1/23/2012 6:22PM

    (((HUGS))). I really feel for you. I have endometriosis and scar/adhesians on my bladder/"inerds" from my 4 c0sections and it is so painful sometimes i cannot get off the couch...hopefully surgery next month will help. Also my hubby has Chron's disease...he had syrgery several years ago as well, but has been hospitalized several times since then :0(...it is so hard for people to understand unless they have had experience with it. Hang in there! emoticon

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Free US Nat'l Park Amission This Weekend

Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. National Park free admission weekend of 2012. It runs Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16. That's free admission to every national park in the country. Here's the link so you all can check out your area:


Note: this is the first of 2012 - the link will give the info on other planned dates

I am so blessed to be in Colorado. There are 16 nat'l parks in the state. What an opportunity to hike and explore! The temps are supposed to be in the mid to high 50's. I'm looking forward to getting out!

I'm getting around today so my flare is subsiding. There's a possibility of only getting to drive through with very little walking but the fresh air and change of pace will do wonders!

There's another up side. Taking lots of pictures. I can put them on a disc as a slide show, get on my gazelle and have a virtual walk on my good days!

Have fun!

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RGEETING 1/13/2012 3:31PM

    Thanks for the info! We did have warmer weather, but now we're getting the cold here in Wisconsin... but they did mention that they'll have other free days in 2012... so maybe later!

Glad you're feeling a bit better!

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MCJULIEO 1/13/2012 2:01PM

    What an unexpected treat! I wish that we were near enough to one to be able to take advantage of it, but this weekend is going to be pretty busy already... Oh well, maybe next year!

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JGMK55 1/13/2012 8:02AM

    Thanks for sharing. We have a cabin in PA right next to a national park and love going there. And today we have SNOW!!!! It finally arrived. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 1/13/2012 7:50AM

    Great idea!

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ELRIDDICK 1/13/2012 7:42AM

  Thanks for sharing

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