Sunday, July 25, 2010
I am hooked on the AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com website. I have to get that book. But I found yet another entry that really made me smile yesterday.
The ThanksGiving Letter……..this woman is a riot
We all know someone like this
High maintainance control freaks drive me crazy. Part of the problem is that I find them totally obnoxious, and the other half of the issue is doing what they want, just to shut them up. Is that because they know how to manipulate people around them, or is it because I’m programmed to work toward getting approval from others? I don’t know. It’s an issue I intend to work out. I’m getting better because as I’m getting older I care less about what others think, but I still struggle with wanting to make choices others will consider good ones. I guess that the problem is, a lot of the ‘Entitled’ people aren’t smarter, just noisier, and they often play mind games just for the attention. And then other times I wonder if it’s just my perception because of past experiences. There are three books I need to re-read this summer:
‘Dealing With Difficult People’ to know how to handle them,
‘Optimal Thinking’ to try an improve my perspective,
And The Art Of Seduction (Bob Greene) to know when I’m being played.
It was miserably hot last night. Didn’t sleep well. I don’t have the enery or drive to walk this morning. I think I’ll try to do 10 minute intervals throughout the day instead.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
start with a smile....This is a Link to
Eye Contact (from Awkward Family Photos )
HAS ANYONE SEEN AUNT TELCIA ?
can you find her ? There are 7 people in the photo
I live in Jersey. Last night was the first time I've seen the National Weather Service interrupt TV Programming for a special weather alert warning of a SEVERE Tornado cutting across my area. They were advising people in the path not to go outside. If you hear a loud noise, get away from the windows and go to the basement.
A Loud Noise....in the tristate area? Really? Are you kidding me?
And then there is the issue of seeking shelter away from windows and such. It brought back memories of a time when we practiced hiding under our wooden desks in the event of a nuclear attack. I lived in a 15 story New York City Housing Project at the time. Our 'attack shelter' was the hallway on each floor, complete with ‘shelter’ sign and all. I can remember official drills, in New York City, where they would turn the city sirens on, people would clear the streets and even traffic was supposed to come to a halt. Try that today.
So just for fun, I went to READY.GOV; FEMA's official disaster readiness plan website. You know the one with the advisory to have a "Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place ". And I would love to know how many people actually have a BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT. Even MOI, champion water drinker, doesn't have 3 gallons of drinking water sitting there waiting in case of an emergency. And most of the people don't even have enough containers or would think of filling the bathtub at the start of a real emergency. Hell…most people don’t even think about what they would do if they lost contact with each other and could not access phone service or the internet.
So on a much more mundane level….I think I need a BASIC EMERGENCY FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE KIT. I have a small plastic container of almonds and raisins in my handbag. A container of bottled water in the car. A pair of sneakers in the car. A couple of wet napkin towelettes in the glove compartment. A small fanny pack with my pedometer, id, in case of emergency phone list, and $10. And of course… my cell phone.
They predict a brutally hot day. I took my walk. Going to try some toning now. And then I plan to just make some sun tea and read ‘The Disappeared’…….
After I duck tape the refrigerator
Friday, July 23, 2010
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS…
I JUST WISH I COULD REMEMBER
I've just learned about a female army that existed among the Fom of Dahomey of West Africa, now Benin. During the 18th century, the king had some of his wives trained as royal bodyguards. Houegbadja's son King Agadja (ruling from 1708 to 1732) developed the female bodyguard into a militia. Unlike the semi-mythical Amazons, these were real female warriors that were never romanticized, and their existence is a mere footprint in history. Documentation suggests they were used to protect against European colonizers. "This army was not defeated until 1892, when France sent:
Troups With Artillery,
The Foreign Legion,
A Marine Infantry Regiment,
And The Calvalry."
Just goes to show you...
It’s almost impossible to stop a woman with determination.
So on that note, I’m off for my walk and afterwards do my FIRM ‘Total Body Toning’ DVD. Then I’m going to make a trip to the farmers market. I plan to make my Bean/Tomato/Chicken Soup and have it with salad for lunch and grilled eggplant for dinner.
My FlyLady routines are really working so housework is a snap these days. I have one last clutter corner of paperwork to file or shred and then I’ll feel NORMAL. I suffer from a disorder called ImportantLookingPapersPhobia. Now that I have most of my bills sent online, and I’ve asked my credit card companies to stop sending those CHECK promotions, the problem has been greatly reduced. USPS is a disaster in my area and I get other people’s identity sensitive mail all too frequently. I wonder who’s getting mine.
Make it a great Day and Do some fun stuff this Weekend !
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