Thursday, January 17, 2013
Upon sharing a "Stupidity " story with my dearest friend, I decided I just had to write it as a Blog, so that others could also enjoy the laugh with me.
Actually this happened 50 years ago & our Family was visiting Gibraltar. At that time it was still ruled by England. The children needed to use a rest room so we entered & as I waited I prepared some toilet tissue for them. I then noticed some printing on EVERY sheet! I read it & started laughing. It read, "PROPERTY OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN". I related this to the kids & then we didn't know quite what to do. Do we have to wash it out & return it? We were all hysterically laughing at this point as we thought of all of the different connotation that this printing brought to mind. As we left I took a clean sheet & asked the Guard if I might have it to prove to our friends what we had just seen. Hegave a very stifled laugh, went into the mens room & brought out a 1/2 roll & told us to enjoy it as he tried to maintain the typical Guards demeanor., We brought back nearly a shoebox full of European TP, including squares of newspaper from the rail station in Switzerland, BUT nothing brought on the laughs from our friends, as our TP that belonged to the Queen. True Story. I still have our TP collection somewhere in this house.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I have Neuropathy & it is especially bad in my legs,from the bottom of my feet, clear up to above my knees. The Dr. has me on strong pain meds, but of late, I wake up in the middle of the night in terrible pain. Out of pure frustration, I started doing every leg exercise that I could think of & even a few more. . I stretch every muscle from toes to the hips, twist every muscle left, right, up & down & inside & outside. I mean I really give those legs a work out. I had decided that if they were going to keep me awake, they were going to work. Now I don't know, but the pain seems to subside & I am able to go get a drink of water & go back to sleep. I am not an inactive person, I do swim aerobics, I still do yard work & I am still delivering meals on wheels at 80 & today it was 115 degrees. I am hustling for about 3 & 1/2 hours. I am working on weaving baskets & now learning to decorate gourds. In order to do all of this I am up by 6 at the latest & don't go to bed until 11 P.M.
Now my question is, will all of you with Neuropathy please try this & see if it is of any help to you & if not, what is helping you. My friends say that I do too much but if I sit down, I may never get up. LOL I'll be interested to hear from you.
Monday, March 07, 2011
I was very excited this morning because I didn't have any appointments, dr's. or otherwise so I started right in & really cleaned off my small kitchen counters. Then as I was putting a dish away I discovered. Cookie Crubs galore. You see, my DH has a stash of cookies & it looks like every time he went to get one he scattered crumbs, ALL over. So I wound up cleaning all 3 shelves. Here I come birdies with a bunch of food for you LOL. Now that is done, time to clean out the refrigerator & make my famous Refrigerator Stew. My kids grew up on that every Sat.night. I could always consider that a free meal for the budget. As I got that all put together I heard this noise out in front. Really high winds today but what is it? So I opened the garage door & went out to look & found that our flag was caught on the weather vain that is mounted on top. The wind was shredding the flag.. DH was off driving for Meals on Wheels & we can no longer lift the flag pole down. I lowered the flag so that it didn't have so much room for a sail & apologized to it.
As I turned to come back in, a gust of wind brought all of the neighbors leaves into the garage to join all of the others that had blown in while I was out looking. So I shut the G-door & started cleaning up the 2 car garage. Now I put all of the debris into a flat box that was laying right there. Then I took the cars remote & thought, "I will go over to the corner of the garage & open the door & throw it out at the side" Well, when I opened the door the wind caught it & slapped it right up the front of me. Mouth full & all of my clothes, pftu!. So then I closed the door & proceded to clean it up again & this time I put it in the trash basket . Why didn't I do that the first time. Is there a symbol on this keyboard for a dunce!. Came in the house & showered etc. Then came out to clean the kitchen floor. Now, it is going toward 12:30, so I guess I will get a bite to eat.. About then DH came home & he had to go out & look at our poor flag & the leaves came rolling into the garage again. Do you know what? At that point, I didn't care!
We ate & then he went in for his nap. His room has a 5'window that opens onto the Az. room/Craft room/Dining room. so there went my good intentions of working out cleaning up my craft area. Anyway - The spirit has left. Maybe, or not, when he gets up I can do some work out there. Most likely by that time it will be time to prepare dinner. Just can't win & Grandaughter is coming for a visit this weekend. Now I will start "thinking" about fixing her favorite dishes. But I enjoy that! Just hope that I don't encounter one more day like today!
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