Sunday, September 07, 2014
I am back to logging my food and exercise (again). I have stopped drinking alcohol again, even wine, my favorite!
In August, I turned 75. I started thinking about what accomplishments might be written in my obituary.
For years I have listed 'organ donor' on my driver's license. Last year , after thinking about it for years, I acquired a Donor Card in the University of MN Medical School's Anatomy Bequest Program. Shocking? If you want to know about my reasoning or details about their donor program, send me an e-mail. and I will reply.
Recently, I read in my local paper about a former resident of my town who was needing a kidney donor. I learned more about this and will be considered as her donor. Although I have the same blood type as she does, there is much more testing to come to determine whether I would be an acceptable living donor. Wow!
In the same vein, I inquired into also becoming a bone marrow donor; the cutoff age on this is 65.m
You might be wondering by now about my mental health! I am discussing this with my 'mental health professional', aka therapist. Yes, I 'suffer' from depression and use both drug and 'talk therapy'. She finds me to be sane in this regard.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
This is a response that I wrote on one of my three Trivia Challenge pages. The gal had also asked whether every one got the same questions.
The questions are totally random, I believe. If you want to feel better about your score so far, go to the leaderboards on the Trivia page. Make sure you check the box to 'show me on the leaderboards' and then click on 'see full leaderboard' . Scroll down to the bottom of that page, then click on 'last page'. There you will see folks doing worse than you, but persisting in order to learn and improve!
If you are a tad anal like I am, you can click backwards 2 pages at a time and find where you are in relation to others on the leader board. Keep in mind your current ranking, ie.- 18 correct out of 25 questions, etc. Earlier today, when I checked on my current ranking, I found myself listed on page 59, a humbling experience!
Trivia Challenges are about more than 'good' players showing off. They are about learning more about what it takes to make YOU healthy and Fit. You can then search SparkPeople for more info on the topics.
I have started Trivia Challenges in three of my teams. If your favorite team doesn't have one, why don't you start one?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The plumber and I spent about an hour clearing the furniture, umbrellas and garden 'stuff' out of the mechanical room to allow the installation of the gas water heater therein. Then the plumber's boss came back to put the kabosh to my plan. He had a bunch of 'reasons' to not do it, but basically he didn't want to do it! m $1100 to install another electric in place of the failed one, and 'at least' $3000 to put in the gas heater. He Won. I wish I had just fired him, and found another to do the job. Now I have an empty mech. room and more stuff in the garage, to boot.
Tuesday, the recovery company arrived to start the clean up. My small kitchen now gained a high powered heater / fan and a huge industrial dehumidifier with a hose to the sink.
Most of the LR furniture was pushed (tightly packed) into the dry part, some went into my dining room, two bookcases lined the back hallway. Next, the wet carpet in the hallway and
half of the living room carpet was pulled up and the wet padding was bagged and thrown out.
Now came two more Heater fans and another dehumidifier! The noise was intense. I had only a path through my kitchen, a narrow path through the LR, a path to the two back bedrooms (which had not fully recovered from the furniture displacement required to install the two new windows in each of those two rooms in the middle of October). Fortunately, I had a chair and a small tv in the other BR. Needless to mention this was a high level of stress for me and my three fur people to handle. (See my SparkPage for mental health issues..)
It was Thanksgiving week. My next door neighbor sent over a turkey & fixings plate and a large dessert plate. My lack of control of recent life events, my recent broken wrist and the days shortening to less than nine hours of daylight, led me to a much more severe case of SAD than normal. Getting more depressed as the days went by soon led to today's appointment with a new Mental Health Professional. ((My previous, Joan, had recently retired.)
..TO BE CONT.
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