Tuesday, June 29, 2010
About the only thing that gets me outside to exercise is my Kayak. The second thing is my garden. I do love to work outside around the Koi Pond garden.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of Kayaking an ancient river in Florida.
What I think is so amazing with this river is that "IF" you are wise enough to go where the people are not, you will see a vast array of nature you won't see in the channel of moving water.
A shallow water savanna area has animals in abundance; Whistling ducks and babies, Blue herons, White ibis, Great and Lesser Egrets, Osprey, Red Tailed Hawk, Mississippi Kite, Turtles all feeding and blissfully ignoring the people in tubes floating (Screaming), down the river.
Anyhow, two hours later I'm still paddling and worn out but happy to have my muscles challenged.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I've officially gotten "Old". The things that bugged my Mom now bug me...Oh man.
As kids we just don't get that "thing" that makes parents crazy. Then, we get older; the light goes on in our mentality, and we suddenly "see" the things that they saw and knew was improper; or out right wrong to do, or act like in public.
I really don't know what's happened to a vast majority of kids in this country. Perhaps a lack of respect? Lack of education about how to behave in public? Maybe they have been self-raised and don't honestly have a clue about how to behave. Some serious gaps in human behavior for social situations have become very apparent.
Just a few things my children had firmly in place before kindergarten...
Sliding past someone in a space occupied by another.. "excuse me" (Also used when you invade another person's space and bump into them).
When receiving something from another.. "Thank You".
When asking for something - "PLEASE"
When answering any senior adult to the affirmative, or negative.. "Yes Maam or Sir" - "No Ma'am, No Sir". (This never changes, no matter what age you become.. Older is Older and senior adults still exist. Yes, I still say Yes Ma'am to senior adults ).
- And if this term offends your senses then omit it.
- We in the south say Ma'am. -
If we are rude to people how can children learn to value others? Trust me here, it's about everyone, not just a singular party.
One day, (if you are incapable of taking care of yourself. God Help Us), if you need your diaper changed, you might finally realize that. I sure do hope that person doing the changing (If you get changed) has been taught manners. If not, it's going to suck to be you.
I was going to blog about my experience about the Kayaking trip yesterday, but this was boiling over in my mind more than the lovely pristine river, the amazing wildlife or the huge overhanging canopy of 500 year old trees. Its just really a shame that bad behavior is able to almost totally erase joy for others.
PS- Another reader posted about the "Ma'am" reference and I clicked the wrong button to reply to her. I'm sorry! You may post it again.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I have an infection around the tooth's root. My face hurts. The root canal has to be redone. I go next Friday for a redo. Oh fun. Till then Antibiotics and Pain Med.
I'm on track and not binging even though I'm under a lot of stress with the pain of this tooth and a husband who's constantly eating tempting goodies in front of me that I want to shove in my face; AAAHHHH! But, it's not his problem; it's mine. He's only doing that which has always been alright to do. It's me that has changed. His life goes on as usual and no interruptions in his day to day interpretation of a "HOOVER".
However, his new nick-name is likely going to be "Stumpy"... My new address will be at the State Prison (No I'm NOT serious.. but GEZZ).
Can you tell he's regressed since my last post?? LOL I need to switch tactics. I wonder do they sell tazers to the public? (grin)
Still hanging Tough
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