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Day 250: Cross-Talk 'n' Ketchup...

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

...not necessarily in that order.

I've got an appointment on Friday with the GP. The appointment's been on the books for awhile - among other things it's time for the quarterly HbA1c - but I'm very interested in seeing what he comes up with for the BP. If it's again in the 120s / 70s, I'm thinking it might be time to discuss a GRADUAL (not like the last time!) decreasing of the dosage to taper off of it altogether.

And I'm going to bring up the knee problem. Other people I know who have knee problems of whatever kind are in general holding off on surgery. Unless something dire has gone wrong the NHS doesn't recommend them until a person is... I forget now. Older than I am, but I don't remember if it's 60+, 65+, or even 70+. At any rate, I ain't 'there' yet. But I'll see if he'll order x-rays with an eye toward referring me to the physical therapist.

I have an appointment next week for the annual eye check. I can't help it - God bless the N-H-S. Without them I wouldn't have any kind of medical service. I lost insurance in the divorce and haven't been able to find any kind of full-time work with good benefits like medical coverage. Himself had his own practice, so he was self-employed; of course, the NHS coverage applies to everyone here, though some companies have started adding 'private medical plans' to their bennie packages. I worry about that as I fear it will open the door to '...and X group is hereafter excluded from NHS coverage.' But in the meantime - everything is covered, even a pair of Rx glasses, so - GBtNHS, sez me.

I made an appointment to have my hair cut. (I would've said 'with the stylist' but I'm not sure what they're called anymore. Hair salon? Hair stylist? Cuttery? In my day they were 'beauty parlors' and the people doing hair were often referred to as 'operators.' I'm surely dating myself. Of course, I also remember when funeral 'homes' were funeral 'parlors' and 'human resources' was 'personnel.' Don't get me started.)

Not sure what to do about the hair. Wispy, super dry, thinning - and what there is of it tends to be wiry and coarse without being thick. Go figure. I'll debate it with the stylist (!) and see where that goes. Once again I find myself thinking about 'cut & color,' but I just know by the time I'm even a few months down that road I'll be tired of touching up gray (let's face it: white) roots, and I am leery that the thin areas will become even thinner. Eh. Oh, for the thick hair of my youth, lol.

We're still about two weeks away from the equinox but autumn is upon us. The heat has kicked on the last two nights - not a lot, not for long, but by early morning it runs for an hour or so. Plus of course the spiders trying to find a winter haven (hah, not in MY house) is another sign. There are still quite a few projects I want to get to in the yard before the weather gets too ratty, but there's also the light problem - the days truly are drawing down.

The first couple of years I was here the long days of midsummer and the long nights of midwinter were novelties. We're by no means above the Arctic Circle, but there's a major shift. Mid-June when the solstice hits we have less than seven hours of darkness; with false dawn, birds start singing around 4 AM. By mid-December, the opposite of that means we will have less than seven hours of daylight. I don't think I suffer from SAD, but that much darkness takes a toll now, and I slightly dread going into it.

I spent an hour yesterday talking to my aunt - in fact, I ran over the time that our calling plan allows (which means each minute over costs gazillion % more) so I hung up abruptly and called her back today. She's so much fun to talk to! Yesterday she gave me one name, first and last, for one of her mother's cousins and said she wasn't sure if the surname was maiden or married or whatever. Well, I found reams of information, just on the lead of that one name. Made my day, and I think hers as well, as today I had so much new stuff to tell her about.

Re yesterday's blog, spider killing, &c:

PROT358: The bathroom drains all have fairly fine 'screens' in them - but I'm not above having Himself remove a soggy bug body, so I will keep that in mind.

MOBYCARP: I can see where your daughter and I would have total understanding.

COMPASS_ROSE: Oh, he squashed it into a piece of toilet paper and flushed it down the toilet. But just hearing the thing crunch - well, it doesn't bear thinking.

BIGLITTLEWOMAN: Not only was I nekkid but I usually take my glasses off when I wash my face--!

ONEKIDSMOM: I very nearly titled this 'I don't like spiders and snakes.' Whatever happened to Jim Stafford, anyhow?

4DOGNIGHT: O--M--G!!!

LYNMEINDERS: I sometimes think Himself is God's way of testing my patience now that the kids're gone.

For what it's worth I have dispatched puh-len-tee of insects in my time. The thing is, when I'm caught by surprise and when I don't 'have' to deal with them, I take the coward's... um, lazy... UM, easy (yeh, that'll work) way out.

More than one has been sucked right down the ol' Hoover though, lemme tell you. Probably the last thing they saw with their eight eyes was my horrified expression.

And on that note, I'm outta here. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

  
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PROT358 9/8/2011 7:17PM

    "I sometimes think Himself is God's way of testing my patience now that the kids're gone. " You had me laughing out loud with this one! Maybe it's time you find him a hobby [read: so he'll be out of your hair, thus the time you do spend together becomes more precious]. I know you love each other dearly. I've read enough to have figured that one out. But dare I say having an empty nest isn't quite as good as everyone seems to think it will be?

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4DOGNIGHT 9/8/2011 6:22PM

    Have a good snooze. emoticon emoticon

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DEBIGENE 9/8/2011 4:29PM

    I am giving serious thought about cutting my long gray hair to a short style IF I reach my year end goal. I would love to color it a shade of magenta or red again but alas I have acquired an allergy to the peroxide/developer so I am stuck with the gray.

I have been without medical insurance since 2010 when I was lucky enough to find a part time job and because I got a job my gov assisted preventative benefits where discontinued because I now made TOO MUCH MONEY !!! So I can relate.

And yes I used to use all those same terms as well, oops I still do. LOL !!!

and ..... I HATE WINTER !!!! not looking forward to it at all.

Glad to hear your ancestry project is still moving along. Good Luck with it.

And sending prayers that your GP visit all goes well. Take care of you friend across the pond.

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KERRIEH2 9/8/2011 4:25AM

   
Hi Kasey,

I read yesterday's blog to my cousin who was visiting me from Sydney, we have never laughed so much in such a long time. As they say laughter is the best medicine.

Over here (down under) we are into spring and have already had some wonderful days. I think we might be in for a hot summer.

As for the round of appointments, I have a few coming up also, did the hair on Monday and still have to go to the dentist, not looking forward to that one!!!!!!!!!!

sending love to you
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MS.ELENI 9/7/2011 11:42PM

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LEANJEAN6 9/7/2011 8:11PM

    Kasey--We must be on the same level of the earth (my way of saying it--)Ha Ha--We have had the furnace on too, the past 2 nights--Our days are getting shorter too--We have terribly cold winters tho--You don't have that, do you? Our leavfes are just beginning to change--- Oh---One more thing--Is your husband a Dr??--- (sounded like it in yer blog-)
--same as here------If you do get yer hair cut, maybe keep it just long enough to tie back---On hot days that sure helps--- justa suggestion0--Ha Ha--To-morrow--back to finishing our deck--The smell of the stain really got to me yesterday--- Lynda from the Northland- emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/7/2011 7:54PM

    emoticon emoticon 'nuff said...

rest well, friend Kasey! emoticon

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LECATES 9/7/2011 7:40PM

    LOL---wish I could get free glasses---need some. Did not realize how long your nights are in winter? Do you all fall back or spring forward with your clocks like we do?

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SUNNYWBL 9/7/2011 6:56PM

    I'm right there with you on that one!

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LYNMEINDERS 9/7/2011 6:56PM

    Hahaha....love it....
Many eyes have gone down my hoover as well.....and will continue to in the future.....lol...
We had out house spider proofed earlier this year and it seems to be working.....

I remember when HR was called personel as well....and your other phrases....today they are called Hair Stylists....it just depens what grade thye are....junior, intermediate or senior....
I usually go for the seniors.....lol....although sometimes we are so not on the same page....

I would fully agree with you saying that God tests us in patience....lol....
Its an awesome way to look at it as well.....I am sure that is why men were created....oh darn....they were created first......lol...maybe we are the ones missing something.....lol....

Sleep well.....

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Day 249: It's NOT Charlotte--

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Now, don't get me wrong: I don't suffer from arachnophobia. I don't go into hysterics every time I see a spider, or even a generic creepy-crawly. But the idea of bug bites and stings is horribly repellant to me (you may remember my 'Fear of Wasps' blog), and added to that is the distaste for much of what insects indoors represent - as in dirt and disease, among other things, not to mention that whole negative statement on the housekeeping.

When I'm not wearing my glasses I literally can't see my hand in front of my face. (Stay with me here - it's relevant.) Sure, I see a pinkish-pale blob, but nothing distinct. Even my fingers aren't clearly fingers, merely amorphous sausage shapes without lines or definition.

So imagine my surprise when I was drying my face this morning and came up out of the towel to be presented with this in the bathtub:



Uh huh.

I saw it without my glasses on. How big does something have to be for me to realize it's there? Oh, I didn't see it clearly - it was farther away than my hands, and I wasn't exactly pushing forward to get closer. But I knew from the size and color against the tub wall exactly what it had to be. And hollered for Himself.

Like I said, I don't suffer from arachnophobia, but demmed if I'm going to TOUCH the things, even through the relative safety of a kleenex.

He studied it a moment, commenting "Well, it's certainly a big 'un!" then proceeded to muse if he should get a jar and capture it so he could (in his words) 'get a proper look at it.'

"Uh, yeh, but in the meantime if you would--"

"That's one of the biggest I've ever seen. You know, it's probably a female. It's a good 2-1/2 inches across, with that leg span. Maybe it's so big because it's about to lay eggs."

"Forget the entomology lesson! Would you just--"

"Technically, it wouldn't be 'entomology,' it would be 'arachnology,' since it's not an insect but an arachnid and--"

"SHUT UP AND GET THE DEMMED THING OUTTA THE BATHTUB--!!!!!"

Ahem.

I love the man. You know I do. And sometimes I re-e-eally struggle to remember things like the waterfall and the whippoorwill and his taking care of me when I had my feet operated on and his support when I went back to the US for six months to look after my mother.

Later when I calmed down I said "Look, I'm sorry I shouted at you. I was getting tense and I was afraid it would somehow escape the bathtub and end up who-knows-where. I have no problem with spiders and other wildlife outdoors, out where they belong. I just don't deal with them very well when they invade my living space."

"No problem," sez Himself.

"Good. It's the only reason I married you, y'know. Ha ha. Bug-hunter extraordinaire. Courage in the face of danger. I think monster spiders will always zoo me out, but I'll try to get a handle on the shouting business next time."

" 'sokay" sez he. "I expect a little hysteria now and then."

People, that's a whole different blog, but... I probably deserved it, what with the crack about his spider-killing prowess 'n' all. Even so, I think there are days when no jury in the world would convict me.

And with that, it's goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!


  
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DEDICATED2HIM 9/8/2011 8:55AM

    I love your writing style...you gave me a good laugh to start my day. Now would you do with MY Himself who calls me to stomp or otherwise REMOVE every crawly he encounters...even not hesitating to wake you from a rare sound sleep to do so??

Grounds for divorce? Yeah., If I'm feeling charitable J

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thanks for your blog.

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VW_STEPH 9/7/2011 3:15PM

    Hehehehe you guys are funny! :D

I wouldn't say i have arachnaphobia but oooohh gosh i am scared of them little beasties.... eeewww they make me shivverrr!!!! x

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ASPENHUGGER 9/7/2011 1:43PM

    That was some spider! emoticon
Himself doesn't live here, and the cat refuses to cooperate, so I have to de-spider the bathtub (& everywhere else) myself. Generally I leave them alone as long as they don't do backflips in front of me, but once they make themselves known I try to scoop them up & transplant them to the garden where they can thrive and catch whatever.

Those little black furry ones ("That would be a "Daring Jumping Spider", or Phidippus audax. They are harmless and not aggressive, but yes, they CAN jump, very well in fact. They hunt just like tiny cats, stalking and pouncing on insect prey, sometimes taking down insects much larger than themselves. They do seem to enjoy interacting with humans, for some reason, possibly because they are actually very intelligent creatures, and because their eye configuration is a bit like ours, with two large forward-facing eyes.") make me skittish though -- they're fast little buggers, & they always seem to be studying me, belligerently.

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TRACYZABELLE 9/7/2011 6:14AM

    Well she sure is ugly! I don't want that crawling near me no way no how!

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PROT358 9/7/2011 6:00AM

    As a college student living in a dorm unit (with 7 other roommates), I got dubbed the "brave" one for killing spiders, but most of the other girls thought it was cruel. They actually got really mad if I was about to squish one, and inevitably one would usher it back outside. And how we got the spider problem? They left the main unit door open all day long during the fall and spring, so we had all kinds of nasty crawlies with lots of places to hide. I was the only one of the eight of us brave enough to kill them.

But let me say the bathtub is the best place to find one. Turn on the water, splash it on the spider so it gets swept away in the current, let it go swimming until it stops moving. Ideally it goes down the drain, but if you have to get Himself to retrieve the body at least you have the peace of mind knowing it's dead. But still, what a terrible shock. Eww. Even from a spider killer to a non spider killer, you have my pity.

P.S. From my college spider squishing days I found some spider killing spray that shoots a good three feet away, and they start twitching and wither away before your very eyes. And I can say from firsthand experience it does work even on HUGE spiders (we're talking baseball size). Bad mental picture...

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MOBYCARP 9/6/2011 10:18PM

    Himself is incredibly patient. The last conversation I had with my daughter about a spider went like this.

Daughter: Dad, what kind of spider is this?

STOMP!

Me: Dead spider.

I'm willing to let them live out their natural life span in the wild, but if they enter my house they're taking their chances.

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COMPASS_ROSE 9/6/2011 9:42PM

    That is a very large spider. Why is men always see the need to pontificate at just such a moment? They really are very different. At least he got to be the hero! So what did he do with the spider? Did he catch and release or splat it? You can't leave us hanging!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 9/6/2011 9:00PM

    They all wlant to come in to the nice warm house when the temperatures start dropping. Keep your glasses on for the next few weeks so you don't miss any more trespassing spiders looking to nest. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/6/2011 8:46PM

    I really like reading you guys exchanges. Men really are from another planet but I am glad he got to be your hero! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/6/2011 8:43PM

    Me? If you saw me shred my son's paper snake when he was in 4th grade, you'd guess what *I* do with spiders, and it doesn't involve waiting around for a testosterone bearer! That critter would have been SPLAT! FLAT! Wiped off and GONE!

Yes, I have me this violent streak when it comes to bugs and reptiles.

- Barb (humming the tune to "I don't like spiders and snakes...")

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MS.ELENI 9/6/2011 7:29PM

    I would have got a little upset too. Glad he finally got it for you

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DEBIGENE 9/6/2011 7:17PM

    I try not to lkill spiders, if I can catch them in a tissue or cup or something then I can let them outside where they belong. BUT I have smashed a few in my time when they got just to darn close to me and scared the crap outta me and I din't have time to try and save the darn thing. Glad hubby was there to come to your rescue, finally, lol.

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LEANJEAN6 9/6/2011 7:12PM

    Blimey!!! --It lookas like an english spider!--LOl--Well, you had me smiling once again-- Does ""he ""study these creatures??--I think I wudda bashed it though---LOL-----Spiders and snakes are bad ---- Well, we stained more ""rails"" on the deck--almost fdinished--I would like to give the floor part another coat----then we will call it a day--pretty pooped to-night--- Husband watching tennis---Lynda --from the North where you can feel the crunch in the air- emoticon

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DEBRITA01 9/6/2011 6:10PM

    I loved the story...good thing Himself is there to protect you :) It was a good read after a long and busy day...thanks for the smile! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 9/6/2011 5:54PM

    I didn't know they had spiders in England. You know its bad luck to kill a spider but I guess I would go for the chances. One time we had a huge spider full of babies. I stepped on her and all the babies came out. Got out the spray quick. Just what I needed, baby spiders everyone. Have you ever seen a golden orb spider. We had one and they are supposedly harmless but this thing is at least 4 inches long! And a huge web! Don't want it anyway! Have a good nights rest.

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LYNMEINDERS 9/6/2011 5:51PM

    I love it...
i would have been doing more than shouting...I would have left the house....lol....
And I love oyur dialogue with Himself over your reaction....they truly are gorgeous and lovable even if we do shout at them occassionally.....

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Day 248: (yawn)

Monday, September 05, 2011

There's an old song called something like 'A Most Unusual Day.' Why is it no one ever seems to write songs about 'It Was A Typical Day' or 'Nothing Remarkable Happened Between Waking Up and Going To Bed'?

Today was a most usual day, and as you Faithful Readers know, I don't necessarily find anything wrong with that. It wasn't a holiday here, so it was just an ordinary day in the workweek.

We are in the process of sorting out a contractor to do the driveway - it's an old tarmac / macadam / whatever surface that is pitted and broken. It's held up for over thirty years so we can't complain. It's one of the things we want to make sure we finish before putting the house up for sale again in the spring. That meant meeting with two different representatives (sales people, really) to view samples, talk cost, all that.

And of course today was the semi-weekly supermarket trip. Plus kitchen-cleaning day, AND I did two loads of laundry. I'm telling you, I'm glad it rained all day - otherwise I'm sure there'd have been yardwork involved in there too.

Usually I enjoy typing (which is one reason my blogs, emails, and postings tend to be so long-winded - when I get them written) but tonight my wrist is hurting. No Beatleband; I'm gonna let the joint rest and see how it is tomorrow. Friday is another doctor's appointment, so I believe I'll bring it up and see what he says.

That's me done. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

  
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BEST_LIFE_NOW 9/6/2011 4:53PM

  Ordinary is good! Wrist aching is not! I hope it feels better today.

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MS.ELENI 9/6/2011 11:36AM

    Hope wrist feels better soon.

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LEANJEAN6 9/6/2011 6:48AM

    Poor you and the wrist--always something eh??--Drives ya crazy!!!--Nice you had a day to veg! Yu guys go ""at it ""pretty strong---I enjoy yer lengthy blogs--LOL---Lynda from the cold Northland--- emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 9/6/2011 4:16AM

    you always seem to be busy.....
Hope you take some "me"time sometime

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GINGERPAWZ 9/6/2011 12:19AM

    Glad you had a good day with the chores. Our's was a semi lazy day. We went up to see the Cardinals play today. We are heading back to Arkansas tomorrow. Hope you have a great day.

Sharon

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AMYBELLES 9/5/2011 10:51PM

    I'd go for a song called Hanging Out at Home or Ordinary Day! I had one of those myself, but it wasn't productive like yours, more like The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars. If you've never heard it or seen the video, here's a link: it's quite catchy and silly!http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=fLexgOxsZu0&ob=av2e
We are hoping to sell our house next spring, too! Lots of work to prepare, including getting the driveway repaved, too.

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BLONDWUNN 9/5/2011 10:20PM

    Happy to hear your day was mildly uneventful. I believe an uneventful day helps the mind recover, much the way a day off between strength workouts does. Your day may have been unremarkable but it was successful: grocery shopping, kitchen cleaning and laundry are achievements worthy of satisfaction!

Have a good night!!

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DEBRITA01 9/5/2011 8:10PM

    I had the same kind of day...rainy and unremarkable....just hanging out. It was nice for a change, although I wouldn't want to make it a habit ;) Hope your wrist feels better, Kasey

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LECATES 9/5/2011 7:12PM

    I had off---and enjoyed having my grand daughter all day---she was so sweet today and good tempered today. She helped pick tomatoes today and had to show her poppop and her daddy what she had done---then she ate some at dinner. Kids do like to eat waht they pick.

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4DOGNIGHT 9/5/2011 6:06PM

    Today was an unusual day as we had Tropical Storm Lee. That storm was almost worse than a hurricane as it hung around for 3 days and we lost power today for a few hours. Glad it is back on as I'm ready for my beef Philly cheese steak sandwich.

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Day 247: Living in the NOW

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A fellow Sparkler, YOGATIME, wrote a blog entitled 'Age Appropriate.'

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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She brought to mind an article I read years ago, written by Erma Bombeck.

www.snopes.com/glurge/bombeck
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The gist of it is advice to celebrate Life.

YT's blog has more to do with physical health; she writes about friends who curtail activities, sometimes quitting altogether, either due to injuries or to avoid them. The problem is, these people then don't replace the eliminated exercise with a different one - they just stop exercising altogether.

What really caught my attention was her line about those who say they don't want to 'injure myself for good before the great golden years arrive.'

To me, that's not logical. 'Use it or lose it' isn't just a trite saying. I find that as I age, doing less merely opens the door to 'genuine' old age. I'm finding the decline in physical strength, endurance, and flexibility seems to happen much more quickly than it did in my younger years, and what concerns me is reaching a point where it's not possible to recover what's been lost.

I'm not expecting to be able to do a four-minute mile. (Ya gotta laff, lol--!) But if I don't strive to do a twenty-minute mile, will the time come that I can't walk at all, because my muscles are too weak, my coordination too deteriorated, my endurance - my 'wind' - too far gone?

If all you can manage are five steps, slow, walking, just five steps, across your bedroom... Then you do six steps, each day, for thirty or sixty days... Then add another, so you are doing seven steps... Does it matter how long it takes you to work up to ten? Fifty? A hundred? Regardless how much older you become in the meantime, won't you improve?

Then today, I read a blog by another Spark friend addressing a very similar topic:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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At any rate, there's my food for thought.

The State of Being: the big news, of course, was the BP Friday, and next Friday we'll see what the GP says. (Tho I'm not sure I'm in any hurry to repeat the 'Let's just stop the med totally' experiment, lol.)

Now, the flip side of that - the 'bad' news, if you will, although it's relatively minor - is the weight-loss plateau I've been on for weeks. Today, I broke it. FINALLY.

On the 30th of July, I was 157.3; today, I'm 156.6.

I know, I know, it's 'only' .7 of a pound. BUT: what it represents to me is that I'm not 'done' yet. This isn't some kind of setpoint beyond which I won't lose. (I'm still in the 'overweight' category BMI-wise.) That little bitty loss tells me I'm progressing again, that it will happen, and not to give up.

So when I wrote 'Only One Pound' a few days ago, I wasn't kidding about celebrating every achievement, no matter how small. After all, better eleven ounces than none, lol...

With that, I'm done. Off to television, Beatleband, and bedtime, in that order. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

  
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BEST_LIFE_NOW 9/5/2011 12:22PM

  Great blog! I'm so surprised when I see DH and me, and a whole lot of younger people out cycling. Where are all the older peeps?

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SHAPNUP 9/5/2011 9:44AM

    Use is or lose it is definitely something I can identify in my own life. I think we get more of what we already have (or do). Couch potatoes get lumpier, exercisers get more fit, studiers becoming smarter. Oh my GOSH! I just looked into the mirror and there was a pizza staring back at me! emoticon

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MTULLY 9/5/2011 12:07AM

    Congratulations on breaking that plateau! That is a huge success. You didn't get discouraged. You didn't quit. You waited it out, and you won. Good for you!!!

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MS.ELENI 9/4/2011 10:35PM

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LYNMEINDERS 9/4/2011 8:18PM

    I so love this...you are right....
We can actually sit down and wait to die....effectively....
I certainly don't plan on doing that....I am more active now that I have been in years.....I have gone from walking to power walking....whats next....maybe I will do some running...who knows.....maybe I will get younger instead of older?????lol

I remember years ago thinking "Life begins at 40".....well my new life certainly did howver i am now entering another new phase as I click over 60 this year.....lol

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/4/2011 7:18PM

    Staying active as you can is the fountain of youth, right? Those 70-something guys who are still in the 5K's and finishing right behind me? Pretty decent, huh!

Spark on!

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LEANJEAN6 9/4/2011 5:16PM

    nope--Ya gotta keep moving---- no matter how old you are--or--you will ""seize up""---and get that weight off--sez me who is totally moving in the wrong direction!---But geez Kasey--You are losing---even if it is just under a pound--it is weight off-=-almost a pound of butter! Way to go girl!!!--And the Bl Pressure meds---dunno if I'd quit them entirely-sez me who is not a Dr-----but---Drs don't know everything--In fact, I am married to one and there is a lot Drs don't know--Ha Ha (as he beats me over the head here!)-----Well, we did the rails along the part of the deck we had stained----It's lookin' good--Keeps my hands out of the cookie jar too--as if we have a cookie jar anymore---Enjoy the evening----Lynda from the Wilds of Canada--- emoticon

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LECATES 9/4/2011 5:06PM

    Don't you just hate those plateaus---even .7 is a move in the right direction. And boy, can I feel it when I exercise now after not doing that much this summer!

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VW_STEPH 9/4/2011 4:34PM

    Congrats on finally breaking your plateau. That is wonderful!

I'm all for the 'use it or lose it' thinking. My Daddy is almost 75 years old and i swear he is fitter than me. Certainly fitter than men half his age - he's amazing. My Mum is almost 65 and she isn't nearly as fit. I need to write her an exercise plan or something to get her moving properly, she is great at walking but not uphill or for great lengths. We need to make the most of life! ~And damn well live it !

Beatleband hehe, some music? x

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SKYFYRE 9/4/2011 4:19PM

    .7 is over a 1/2 pound!! That is fantastic! Lots of good news and positive outlook in your corner!

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Day 246: Whatta day...

Saturday, September 03, 2011

We're 'only' on the 3rd of September and already I feel as tho I'm getting farther and farther behind. Oh, I don't think I'm any behind-er than I was on the 31st of August, I just FEEL that way, lol...

The people across from us have a gravel driveway. It's that loose, crunchy, sort of fine gravel. For example, you can always tell when someone walks into their driveway because of the loud crunching noise.

This morning someone drove into their drive, probably to pick Charlie up to go fishing or something. It was 5:30 AM. *sigh* It was too light and too close to a regular wake-up time so I didn't get back to sleep. Finally got up, wandered thru, got my breakfast, started my day.

So in one sense I had an early start - which would make you think I got more done because I had more time. Hah. I think I'm moving slower because I'm so tired. Ah well, you know what Scarlett said.

Nothing profound, nothing important, nothing funny or sad or noteworthy happened today. But I'm just as happy for peace and serenity. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

  
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JAKEANDNELLIE 9/4/2011 1:06PM

    My neighbor doesn't have a "crunchy drive" but he does start his motorcycle at 5 a.m. every morning to go to work. His garage is about 30 feet from my bedroom window and I hear him every morning. Oh, well - he's a nice neighbor and at least he has a job! It could be worse - the guy who lived there before was in a heavy metal band and they practiced in the garage.
Sheila

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WINE4GIRL 9/4/2011 7:56AM

    I know the feeling. I woke up at 3:22 and couldn't go back to sleep, so at 4:30, gave up and got up. I felt sluggish all day! Blah!

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SAMI199 9/4/2011 6:42AM

    emoticon The easiest time to fall asleep is right before you're alarm clock is set to go off-lol.I love your back to school theme. emoticon Have a good day- emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 9/4/2011 2:46AM

    Good Night my friend..
I hope you have a better nights sleep then last night !!
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 9/4/2011 1:43AM

    Oh Dear....it is so not good when we get disturbed form our sleep.....I usually end up cranky through it....lol....

Trust you will achieve the sleep you need tonight

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MS.ELENI 9/3/2011 10:56PM

    Hope you get some good sleep tonight

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4DOGNIGHT 9/3/2011 9:54PM

    I remember how light it is there in the summer! Soon it will be dark most of the day and night! Hope you are sleeping well!

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LEANJEAN6 9/3/2011 9:39PM

    I do get a lot done when I get up early--but-----then I cheat--LOL--I have to have a wee nap at 1pm-----Naps are the best!!!--Glad your day was just so-so---better than traumatic eh??---- Lynda from the rainy north- emoticon

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ANDI571 9/3/2011 9:11PM

    When I am woken up early, I never get anything done through the day.

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/3/2011 8:30PM

    Scarlett was right bout some things. Fiddle dee dee. Hope tomorrow is more robust for you.

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LECATES 9/3/2011 6:09PM

    I got up early to watch gd---at least I had a reason---LOL

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/3/2011 5:38PM

    Your day sounds like a twin of mine. I'm just tired... emoticon

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