Day 51 of 2019

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These beautiful creatures exists in a tough world, it seems to me. They work hard to adapt to what is set before them.

My Facebook post this morning talked about cutting back on my time there, and folks are being very supportive with their comments. The decision feels great, and having a little more down time will probably be a good thing.

Mattie drove mom to Fort Valley and they went to lunch and picked up a few groceries.

My miles on foot today were for the Special Olympics and were recorded in the Charity Miles application.

Mom gave it a go on my stationary bicycle and didn’t say much afterwards.

A dear friend and I spent some good time on the phone.

The weather was a little chilly, cloudy and mom said it was dreary.

My daughter is a little under the weather, but sounds somewhat better to me.

Keep Moving!

Day 50 of 2019

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After much consideration, a decision came, a decision about my Facebook use. I’ve thought of it as a love-hate relationship for a long time, but finally took responsibility knowing it’s what I make of it, and it’s good stuff.

Facebook will continue to play a part in my life, although it will be less, than in the past. The main difference will be letting go of the good morning post each day, that most of the time, I responded to every comment.

One of mom’s church friends, Ann, drove her to Douglas, Georgia for a quick visit with mom’s cousin living in a nursing home.

My time was spent walking, stretching, lifting small weights, time on social media, etc.

I continue to have pain in my right hip, mostly if I sit to long and my left knee has a small amount of discomfort on the back of it.

Gotta Walk!!

On my 100th birthday, I want to walk 5 miles . . .

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My birthday is October the 8th and there will be 69 candles on the cake this year. My height is about six feet and I currently weigh in at 158 pounds.

My mobility is slightly limited by occasional pain in my right hip, but there are no plans to let anyone touch it, at the present time. A small amount of Ibuprofen keeps the pain in check.

My belief is that we were made to be active and that with our actions we send signals to our body to keep us going, or not. Aerobics, resistance, stretching and balance exercise is important to me, as is eating the right food and getting enough sleep. I am not a fanatic with any of this, moderation is important, as is “sharpening the saw”

I wanna keep learning, keep trying and Keep Going as many more years as I can.

This quote may tell the why . . . “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

Thank you for reading my blog.

My layman perspective feels right to me.

I want to keep climbing mountains, because one day the sand in my glass will run out and it will be time for me to go, but until then, I wanna keep climbing.

Watch “Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer’s Cures”

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For your consideration . . .

Being relevant is understandable . . .

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Wanting to feel relevant is understandable, but sometimes we have to let go of one mission and grasp another one, pass the torch, so to speak. Its been difficult for me to accept my new role and embrace being a caregiver.

Roles change and I am slowly adapting.

the lady experiencing homelessness in NM

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Just east of Cline’s Corner in New Mexico, at a rest stop. Maybe she was fifty, and she was carrying a ruck sack. She seemed sad, had a plan, maybe even some signs of being hopeful, when she spoke of the plan. We were both on foot, her heading east as I headed west. Her plan was to join up with a cousin in South Carolina and begin a new life.

She wouldn’t accept money, or the use of my phone, but was happy to accept some food.

It was hot, I needed to leave and said so long.

I wonder, from time to time, how life from that day forward, has been for her.

I remember thinking of how tired she looked.

Candace Parker on Alzheimer’s – about Pat Summit

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“Coach Summitt was extremely special to me,” says Parker. “During my time at Tennessee, we won national championships together. She was named Coach of the Year, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and was named one of the best 50 coaches ever, male or female.”

The paragraph above comes from the article the link below will take you to . . .

https://alz.org/news/2019/candace-parker-puts-a-full-court-press-on-alzheime

milestones for little folks

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Developmental milestones are physical or behavioral signs of development of infants and children. Rolling over, crawling, walking, and talking are considered developmental milestones and provide important information regarding your child’s early development.

The paragraph above comes from the article the link below will take you to . . .

https://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/developmental-milestones

Old, but relevant article – the results of inactivity

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About 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008 could be attributed to inactivity . . .

The paragraph above comes from the article the link below will take you to . . .

Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds

This picture of me was taken in early March of 2001. I was not very active.

For your consideration . . .

Could I think clearly if I was experiencing homelessness?

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I don’t know, but probably not. That pressure has never been upon me. I would think the stress would be overwhelming. Having experienced stress on a much smaller scale than that was pretty tough. So, if I was without a home and someone expected me all of a sudden to begin making great decisions, they may be disappointed.

This post may remind me to think of such things . . .

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