Aren’t You Tired of the Same Old Same Old?

The same old same old, day in and day out, gets tedious, not just boring. It lulls us into a stupor. It reinforces (hardens) our thinking patterns. The same old same old dulls our senses and causes us to miss the beauty that surrounds us every single day. No!! Not Advanced Statistical Analysis! [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ears ago, when I was studying advanced… Continue reading

Text Messaging for Seniors

I laughed out loud! Hat tip to Carole for this hysterical (because I’m getting there myself) status post: Text Messaging for seniors: ATD: At The Doctors BFF: Best Friend Fell BTW: Bring the Wheelchair BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth FWIW: Forgot Where I Was GGPBL: Gotta Go Pacemaker Battery Low GHA: Got Heartburn Again IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On LMDO:… Continue reading

What Products Are Still Around…

Last week I was reminiscing about the barber shops I went to as a child. My mother read the post and asked me if the old Lucky Tiger Cru-Butch Control Hair Wax I wore in my hair way back when was still sold. I had looked for it a while back and couldn’t find it. But I thought, at her… Continue reading

Walking Desk Step Counts

So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active. Out of the Ordinary The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when I was having tea here… Continue reading

Northern Lights: Day 2 — London

Kindness saves the day, no: saves the whole vacation! Our driver was the nicest man, very personable. I think he was especially happy that the traffic on New Year’s Eve was so light, almost end of the world apocalypse kind of light: where *was* everyone! He was an older fellow, had retired from work in the fashion industry. We chit… Continue reading

3 Hours in the Dentist Chair!

I swear, I have good oral hygiene! But suddenly the old teeth are falling apart! Yesterday was not good! Grinding, drilling, sawing, pushing and pulling, squeezing, impressions, shots, suction, air blasts, the water gun thingie, horrid bitter tastes… O dear god in heaven! Now, I’ve always hated dentists until my more recent adult life. My new dentist in San Francisco… Continue reading

And What a Week It Was…

The last couple of weeks have been, well… intense. I traveled to Florida to visit my mother. I was there for one day when Steve called with unspeakable pain from the worst sciatica flare up (while actually doing physical therapy for the sciatica) to date. He couldn’t stand, sit, move, be still. He could barely talk or think through next… Continue reading