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Fabulous Friday

Friday, January 23, 2009

The weather is turning warmer, our four day winter appears to be over for this month. We will probably have another three or four days of winter next month. You just gotta love this Atlanta. Georgia weather. No fitness classes at the gym this morning so we shot some hoops. I haven't done that in years. I think the last time was when my son was a senior in high school. That would have been about 1992. I didn't forget how to do it but it was a case of the mind is willing but the body just doesn't want to co-operate. fortunately, the other players were similarly situated. Since I have achieved my first weight loss goal for the year, I treated myself to a massage after breakfast. Now that's the way to start a day! The bad news is that now I have to work for the rest of the day. Bummer! But there's a great big beautiful tomorrow waiting at the end of today so I will go forth and greet it and embrace it.

Have a great weekend

  


Fighting the Demons

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I started reading Norman Cousins' Anatomy of an Illness last night. It is a marvelous story of the human personality's conquest of a dread disease. The manner in which Mr. Cousins attacked his disease, using unconventional therapies is truly inspiring and it shows the power of the human mind and personality over dreaded enemies. His conquering his disease makes dropping a few pounds (or a lot of pounds) seem like a piece of cake. "Earth's great treasure lies in human personality." (from The Jaycee Creed)

  


A New Day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hopefully, the news media which came close to destroying this country with its anti-Bush rhetoric will take a more positive note with President Obama. Perception is always so much more important than reality. If the news media will continually tell the people things are getting better, the people will react as though things are getting better and lo and behold, they will get better. Act as if!

  


Being Positive in a Negative World

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yesterday was a long day. My daughter-in-law's breast cancer has returned and mestasticized in her lungs. The hardest thing is going to be to keep her positive and laughing. I truly believe laughter is one of the best medicines available to us. If he body and her mind are laughing, the cancer cannot improve its foothold and will have no choice but to succumb to the medicine. She has friends and relatives and that is what she will need in this time of extreme stress.

  


Monday, Monday

Monday, January 19, 2009

SLiding into another week. Today is the MLK Celebration and tomorrow Barak Obama goes from PEBO to POTUS. At least we will have the first hundred day honeymoon without the constant sniping at the President by the press. I am weary of the over exuberant coverage of Obama and his upcoming presidency. I am afraid he is in for the same rude awakening that greets all aspirants to this great office. It's a lot easier to stand on the outside looking in and identifying the problems than it is to be on the inside and having to find a workable solution, especially since there are so many more people identifying the problems than able to work on the solutions. For the sake of the Republic, I wish him well. He was not mo candidate but he is my president, or will be at noon tomorrow.

  


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