Thursday, May 02, 2013
The internet went out in my building and I'm waiting to (hopefully) get it back. Until then I will rarely be able to check in with you. Please do not worry about me, I am doing better than I have in quite a while. Since I have been having a lot of trouble sticking to a vegan diet, I am doing something a little different, but trying to eat fruits and vegetables and starches as much as possible.
So hopefully when the internet comes back to me, I will come back to you thinner and healthier than I leave. I hope it isn't long. I will miss you and your encouragement and even more, your sense of humor. You keep me laughing.
Love to you all,
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
If anyone has visited my SparkPage, you might have noticed that I finally changed my ticker to over 200. Yes, I'm back in Twoterville and have been for a while. I had determined that I wouldn't move my ticker until I could move it down, but it wasn't happening, so I moved it up to the +27 lbs that I gained. I was hoping to move steadily back to Onederland and then on to 190 where I was when the holidays swamped me.
I also decided to post my real chronological age of 70. It's not that I mind being 70, it's just that it becomes a convenient excuse. I hear it around me all the time. Oh, I can't do that, I'm getting older now. Or, now that I'm older I have to expect to get this or that disease. Well, I'm not having it.
So I tell people that I'm almost 50. (I'm not fooling anyone) It's all about attitude. If I'm not looking in the mirror, it's easy to forget I'm 70. It's just a number after all. But I find it makes a difference when I tell myself I'm almost 50. I act differently and think differently about a lot of things. We really can trick our brains with our words. Even when we are well aware that we're doing it.
I live in a senior apartment building. My friends range in age from about 64 to 91. Every now and then something will come up about how things are now that we're older, and then someone will say, except for Janet, she's only 50.
The other day I was doing my re-certification for my apartment with the manager of my building. I mentioned that I was almost 50. (He just turned 50 this year.) He said, "How did you manage to live in this building?" (You have to be at least 62 to live here.) I winked at him and said, "I have an arrangement with the manager."
So try it. Age is just a number. It's boring to just take the one someone else wants you to have. Choose for yourself. Let them lead their lives. You lead yours.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I was walking through Walmart today. You know those little TVs that are motion activated that start playing a commercial when you walk past?: Well, I walked past one and it said "Yummy." I said "Thank you," That's not the way I generally think of myself, but I'll take a compliment any time I can get one.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I don't know what to say about this video. I just know I had to share it. I have not had much luck sharing videos in the past, so if it doesn't work, please ask MOMFAN how to get it. She shared it with me. It is only about 10 min. and more than worth your time.
God bless you all,
Friday, November 23, 2012
First, let me thank all my wonderful SparkFriends who sent me goodies and/or commented on my sparkpage or activity feed wishing me a happy Thanksgiving and leaving me encouragement. I am so blessed by every one of you.
My DD Merry and I decided that neither of us wanted to go to the trouble of a turkey or stuffing. We decided ham would be much easier. So...she bought an 18+ lb. spiral-cut ham. We were going to have Stouffer's mac & cheese, Idahoan potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, etc. When Tayler (my granddaughter spent the night with me Wed.) got to DD's house, she had made 2 pies and was planning on 4 more. Several people had requested a whole one for themselves. (Not me, have no fear SparkFriends) She had not yet looked at the ham to see how long it would have to be in the oven and the mac & cheese and green beans both needed to be in the oven.
I looked at the ham and it would take at least 4.5 hours to heat through. We would have to eat it cold (It said that was okay) and forget the glaze. So she put together two more pies and put them in the oven.
DS (Tayler's daddy) showed up with Kirby, DGS, about 12:00 and said he could stay awhile. He brought chocolate covered pretzels, fortunately a small bag, so I was unable to make a pig of myself, having to share with DD, DS, and 6 grandchildren. He also brought very hot cheetos, I ate one and was sorry.
DIL was working at the church. They were serving dinners to the community. They fed about 400. This is a small church, but they do a lot of outreach. They offered dinners to all the people in the community who had to work that day, as well as people who called in for deliveries and people who came to the church for dinner. At about 1:00 she told DS she would be with us about 2:00, she was eating dinner there at the church. He told her if there was food left over to bring some with her.
About 15 minutes later a couple showed up at the door with dinner for all of us. DDIL sent them. There were turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls. So we all pitched in and ate delicious turkey dinners and then put everything we had planned to have, away for Christmas. Except for the pies, of course.
For the first time ever, our Christmas dinner is planned and purchased before Christmas Eve. It's a good feeling.
So I had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day, family, feasting, and fun. I hope you had a wonderful day, too. God is so good. The only downside to all this was I expected to bring a ham sandwich home for later. Just between you and me, I guess that's just as well.
In about 3 minutes it will officially be the Christmas season. So Merry Christmas, too. May God bless you every day!
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