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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Helped my Mom put a new waterbed mattress together yesterday. She has slept on a waterbed for probably 35 yrs or so. I had one for a long time as well. A lot of memories came back as we were draining and filling her mattress. Thankfully we did not have to mess with the frame. That was always a pain.

artist - Andrew Wyeth "Master Bedroom"  One of my favorite pictures.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Started a new blog a few days ago. This one is dedicated to my diabetes and diet. I am keeping a daily journal of my progress.

For those of you out there in your 50s and up, over weight and have high blood sugar, I encourage you to take a stand. You are the only one in control. I think I have been in denial for several months and it bit me on the butt. Everything is out of control on blood work. So I had to make a plan and a change.

So here is to health and happiness. Cheers. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am getting to the point where I do not like looking in the mirror. I am always surprised to see the jaw line dropping, the downward curve of the laugh lines, the little wrinkles above the lip, etc. I am sure you all know what I am talking about. I am 57 and wonder what I will look like at 77. I guess what really bothers me is the fact I still feel so young at heart. Maybe I should look in the mirror more often so there will not be any surprises, I will just get used to it gradually.  I probably would not feel so bad if the young girls at work would not say "do you feel OK", "smile" or my most unfavorite "you look tired". They usually say those things when I think I look pretty good!  What does it take to have them understand my face is a changing and the only thing I can do is visit the surgeon, plastic that is.

I don't think so, NO WAY.

Any suggestions?

Just do the best with what you know and have?

Just go with the flow and don't think about it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Can you believe it is August 1st. Is it just me or is time moving very fast. It is not just the days but whole years that are passing in just a blink. Sometimes I worry about not keeping in touch with every second but is that really possible. I think I should just relax and have no worries. Try to spend each day not making enemies but making people happy.  Some days I am a little testy and cause others to get defensive. It is really not them but me, my reaction and my interaction with others is what is important. We all have a choice and that is how we respond to a situation.

Fountain statue in a little town off I-16 called Metter, GA.

Big house with wrap around porch and a live oaks for shade in historic Fernandina Beach, FL.