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Grab your crayons...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Had a laugh.....saw this on my nieces link today.........

"Remember back when you were a kid and you dreamed of being an adult? How's that working out for you???"

There are days that I just wanna grab my crayons & curl up in somebodies lap. And when I'm hurting, I just want someone to "kiss it & make it better"!!!

Luckily, while I sit at my sewing machine, I get to play with lots of colors!! Must be why my sewing is so relaxing for me, it's like allowing my inner child to play!

Last night, I took a gander down the steps at the growing mound of garbage. With self-talk....I managed to get down the steps, got all the trash into my bucket, headed into the garage to back the van out, reached for my.........dang, forgot my garage door opener on the desk (upstairs). lol Okay....so I didn't go out to eat, but I did accomplish 2 out of 3 of my tasks. Got a FULL bucket of garbage dragged out to the end of my driveway & retrieved mail from the last 4 days. Didn't really exert myself too much, so climbing back up was with minimal pain & only took about a minute.....instead of my 90 min stint from last week. YEA!!!

Between the engorgment of my Lymphatic leg and the arthritis in my knees ~ some days it's near impossible to climb my 9 steps without lots of huffing & puffing & screaming in pain.

Monday, I was browsing the internet for 'stair chair lifts' and found 3 companies ~ Acorn, Bruno, and AmeriGlide. Of course they all come with weight capacity restrictions and I thought if I weighed some of these "max amounts", I would have no need for a chair lift ~ as they were 75 to 100# less than where I'm at.

One of my good friends pointed out that wouldn't a chair lift be my enabler to stay the same? And wouldn't it be better to continue to work on my body ~ improve myself & gain better mobility using "baby steps" with exercising?

Gail you are so WISE!! She knows the procrastinator side of me....the gal that's still hooked on Dairy Queen blizzards & drive thru chicken club sandwiches.

Time to put away my crayons, put on my big girl panties and get that pedaler moving ~ get some circulation moving in my legs and help solidify my "flying squirrel" arms. Every little bit helps....I just have to give it some effort.
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ILLINITEACHER52 12/1/2010 9:19AM

  As FlyLady says "Baby Steps will make it happen" Keep making progress!
P.S. - I can still color with my job as preschool teacher but I think you have a good thought in saying that quilting is like coloring with being able to decide how to put the colors together. I have a charity quilt almost done and it will be difficult to give it away - but I will - because I love the color combinations. Have a great day!

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/23/2010 3:55PM

    Well done for getting down the steps and back up again in such quick time. You have made a start, now you will need to keep it up!
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2BMYOWN 9/23/2010 3:06PM

    You GO, girl.......proud of ya, girlfriend! You are 100% right, it will take tiny steps for now, til you get to the point where you find you are able to take bigger and bigger ones, but we've all had to start right where you are, and if you just keep with it, you'll be amazed at how soon that day will come when you'll realize you're able to advance, even if it's just a tiny bit from where you started. Even slow or tiny progress is still progress......and we all have to start somewhere. The only failure is not starting at all. I'm in your corner, sparky bud......we can push each other 'cause I'm planning on climbing back on that wagon myself now! LOL

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GEORGIA_KAY 9/23/2010 12:41PM

    Oh Annie...how your blog lightened up my day! I'm so happy that you're putting on your Big Girl panties(that made me grin) and working on improving that leg circulation instead of succumbing to a chair lift. I just know that you're going to do it this time. I can sense a genuine change in attitude in your posts and I really feel that this is going to be the time that everything just *clicks* for you and you shed the pounds and improve your health. You already have the greatest personality in the world...all you need is those legs to improve and then LOOK OUT WORLD---Annie is a coming to getcha!!

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