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Fun - A and I challenge

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I got mobbed in school so most fun was after school
In our cellar my uncle built a little house for us. We made puppets theater out through the windows. We made the fairytales ourselves and shifted to perform. It was children from our neighbour hood who came.
Hmm - outdoorlife is what I remember mostly. We had games where we ran a lot. We were cowboys and indians, played with balls. Climbed in trees. And I hoped in a rope almost every day. I had to do at least hundred.
Recently I saw it has been invented that you can recharge batteries by skipping.
When I was a teenager I did gymnastics in my bedroom. Not for fun but because I wanted to look good.
The reason why I stopped was because my grandfatherīs wife complained of the noise downstairs where she slept when visiting.
I stopped skipping because I felt it would be ridicouleaus for a grown-up. The same about climbing trees.
Nowadays I wonder why grown-ups donīt play. That would be much more fun playing tic tac toe and trhrowing snow balls etc. than sitting talking.
A part from from the fear of being ridicouleaus is the fact that many of my friends are in a vey bad condition.
Well I have possibilities to move - also together with people. I am -passively- a member of a rowing club. emoticon

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WRITERGIRLMEL 4/25/2011 7:46AM

    Adults SHOULD play more. Seize the opportunity because now is the time in your life when you get to decide for yourself what fun should be!

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    great blog. I loved this. What fun.

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AMYBELLES 4/22/2011 10:09PM

    Most adults are way too serious! It's sad that we lose our imagination and playfulness at such a young age! I say go for it, and act silly and childlike! And I'm glad to see that you recently did (on the playground from your latest blog!) emoticon

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NICKI109 4/21/2011 8:55AM

    I would love to find a tree to climb. The problem with getting older, is my body doesn't always do what I want it to. I do sometimes skip, its quite fun actually. I probably look goofy, but I dont care :)

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IZZYBEBOP 4/21/2011 8:02AM

    You're so true. Adults don't know how to play anymore. I did when my kids were young, always playing with them at the play ground, snow ball fights, etc. But I just do other things for fun now.

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    I agree with you 100%. As adults we have lost some of the ability to play. We haven't lost the ability to dream though.


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CASSCAMP 4/20/2011 11:41PM

    I agree with why don't adults have fun! I miss the imagination kids have!

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BARBIE176 4/20/2011 9:23PM

    Sounds like you had some awesome fun when you were in school. I hope that you are still able to incorporate some fun in your life. A rowing club sounds like it would be great fun. Hope you learn to gather that fun into your life again!

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LBRYSON26 4/20/2011 7:18PM

    Maybe if we still played like kids we wouldn't feel so old!!!!

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ALEXANDRA64 4/20/2011 5:02PM

    A rowing club sounds like fun as well as a good workout. There are rowing teams here and I see them out on a small section they blocked off from Lake Erie. They are out when there is still ice on the water; that is amazing dedication!

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FRIDA11 4/20/2011 4:39PM

    My child was taken away from me as I got sick for some months when he was little so I have not had that chance. Tomorrow however my niece will maybe visit me. She is 14

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MAMABEARDOBBS 4/20/2011 4:34PM

    No matter what kind of day I have had I always look foward to going home so I can play. I play with my kids every evening before dinner. We have snowball fights in the winter and play ball in the warmer months. I am somewhat of a big kid with them but I have fun.

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Some good things about my childhood - I and A challenge

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Humor is an important thing I got from my parents especially my father.
We have laughed a lot throughout my childhood. And we can see absurd things everywhere.. In society and in other peoples habits, and we laugh at our selves.
This ability has helped me through bad periods where I have been maltreated in my adulthood.
We travelled about every summer vacation. This gave the knowledge of other peoples background and the curiosity of different ways of living.
And songs. My mothers favorite is The Easter parade. And you are my sunshine..
All 3 of us has learned or tried to learn playing a music instrument.
Gardening together.
My line: Better laugh at nothing than nothing to laugh at - is absolutely also inspired from my family gatherings.

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AMYBELLES 4/17/2011 8:39PM

    Laughter, singing, traveling, gardening.. I love all of those things as well. I'm glad you have those special memories from your childhood.

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FRIDA11 4/17/2011 11:29AM

    Even when my father was dying he made a joke and teased us to encourage us.
It was a big loss when he passed away.
Yes Thank you for the sweet story about - You are my sunshine-
-my only sunshine you make me happy when clouds are grey-
Please donīt take my sunshine away
Next challenge in Inspire and Aspire will be playing.
Grown ups play to little. At least I do. Maybe my fat is because of that..

Comment edited on: 4/17/2011 11:30:50 AM

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SIOBHANKNITS 4/16/2011 9:08PM

    Great outlook! I think a sense of humor can help so much--in both good times & bad! It must be fun to have it as a family tradition. Thank you for sharing!

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SPHAPPYHIKER 4/16/2011 8:56PM

    Great blog! I love your line - "Better laugh at nothing than nothing to laugh at".

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IZZYBEBOP 4/16/2011 12:09PM

    So true...laughter is the best medicine.

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    This is so true! Laughing is so important and so much better than being grumpy. Thank you for sharing and have a good weekend.

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RUN2MYDREAMS 4/16/2011 7:30AM

    Thank you for sharing your memories! I absolutely LOVE "you are my sunshine". I sang it to my daughter when she was a baby, a toddler and sometimes now even though she will soon be in kindergarten. A couple years ago she gave me a card with that song on it. LOVE IT!

Our memories DO shape us!

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    awesome. Humor is so important-especially for kids. It is a great way to relax and show kids that adults can have fun too. Good blog.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/13/2011 6:34PM

    I can relate to your comments about humor - being able to find a reason to laugh has helped me through some of the darkest points of my life.

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SHOYER 4/13/2011 5:10PM

    This sounds like you know the value of laughter for those who laugh and those who hear others laughing. As an adult, I know that when I'm really tickled about something I laugh so hard my eyes water and I can't even talk. Those moments only happen when I'm with someone else. Laughing isn't much fun when it's done by oneself. Thanks for the chuckle today!

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ALEXANDRA64 4/11/2011 9:38AM

    Laughing is so important. Good for you for finding laughter during both your childhood as well as throughout your adult life!

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NICKI109 4/11/2011 8:54AM

    Very nice memories. I love hearing about peoples lives on here. Glad your parents made your childhood so memorable :)

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LBRYSON26 4/11/2011 6:02AM

    sounds like you had a well rounded childhood, that have shaped you into who you are today.... emoticon

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LBRYSON26 4/11/2011 6:00AM

    sounds like you had a well rounded childhood, that have shaped you into who you are today.... emoticon

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BARBIE176 4/10/2011 10:55PM

    What wonderful memories you have to help you through the low spots in your life! I am finally learning to laugh a little more at the ripe young age of 60! How much I have missed for the past years by not having that as a part of my life.

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Motivation to clear up the clutter and mess

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Women should have a genetic urge to clear up and keep their house tidy.
So i guess - I am a man or at least my fatherīs daughter...
I feel absolutely no guilt leaving the home messy -
Actually I feel more guilt towards myself not leaving the house a day and I like going places and seeing people.
Once I had a job cleaning for old people. A lady boasted that her daughterīs home was so clean she could lick the corners. I got a picture of a lady never leaving her home and crawling around and licking the corners. emoticon

What can then motivate?
2 things motivate me this year: I have a ceramic class who comes here once a week. So I sweep and wash the floors and make the most of the house tidy.
And my love has moved to my place and pays rent for being here. The house is not so big and it is necessary that it is OK to be here for us both so I put my things and clothes in their place every morning. BUT papers like piling up. emoticon
What do you do?
What motivates you?

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FRIDA11 3/13/2011 5:26PM

    I am grateful for your positive and encouraging comments.
Also in another context i have received positive comments where I was afraid of negative response.
That makes the days happier..

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ALEXANDRA64 3/13/2011 2:15PM

    I tell people to "just drop by whenever". That makes it so I have to keep everything in good shape, just in case they do. Also, I just feel so much better whenever everything is tidy and clean. I always make sure the kitchen is totally clean and organized before bed because when I come down for coffee in the morning, it feels so good to walk into a clean kitchen.

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MCJULIEO 3/13/2011 9:12AM

    Still struggling...Houseguests (with toddlers) are my biggest motivation so far.

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MYSTERY4EVER 3/12/2011 5:59PM

    That is great that you have found a way to keep up. I am working to get to that state. Maybe I should offer to do a class in my house too.

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Why not run?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I read about running and took a test here in Spark People.
The answer was I shall not run - not ready
And I shall talk with the doctor about running!!
Well Iīm not for marathons - I just run with my loves dog.
I enjoy it. Well OK one day the dog suddenly ran right in front of me so I fell over it.
Since that time I run with the dog in a very short line and been very alert.
I just run and stop when I loose breath - then run again.
Iīve noticed I long further and further without loosing breath.
The dog also gets stronger and stronger.
I know I have a low blood pressure, low cholesterol, low pulse.... and low metabolism has been measured. The last fact makes it a very good idea to run.
Asking my doctor whether I shall run with the dog seems strange!!
Well Iīm going now - For a run


Iīve made is about half way

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This is from july 2009. at that time I allready had lost 2 kg
Now Iīm between 88 and 89 pictures will follow

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