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Re: Life's Milestones
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2017, 08:49:40 PM »
The first day of Funeral and I was up at 7am cooking all day.  My feet and body aches.  The worst thing I did today was boiling cow skin (the part with the fur) until tender in order to remove the fur.  Then, I meticulously peel the fur with my finger tip and if that doesn't work, use the blade of a small knife to scrap the fur off and you are left with that gelatin skin covering.

I left after dinner was served..cookin g all day I lost my appetite.




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But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.<br />               --Sir Walter Raleigh

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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2017, 09:49:56 PM »
French History

Emmanuel Macron won the presidency - he reminds me of Obama and Le Pen, she was the extreme opponent to the right.  She's anti -immigrant, seeks to break free from European Union, etc... reminds me of someone in the White House right now.

Done w/ busy weekend.  Didn't get to bed till 4am and up at 6am so I was feeling a little like a zombie all day. 




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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2017, 09:36:41 AM »
I just celebrated my birthday recently and oh my goodness....I'm old.  I'm not 50 yet but getting there.  I remember when I was young, I look at people in their 40's or 50's and I thought that was old..and now that i'm here, IT"S STILL OLD :D :D :D

But I'm ok with that.  Growing old is part of life and as long as a person is comfortable in his/her own skin, that's important.  What is growing old looks like?  The physical appearance changes (for better or worse) but the inner beauty/inner self is ageless and the years only enhance it.  AND yes, physical ailments are surfacing.

But the beauty of growing old is that all the people important to me are growing old with me, along with me - we're growing old together and that makes the journey of growing old beautiful.

I wouldn't want to be young while they are growing old without me- that would be sadder. 


 



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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2017, 09:18:32 AM »
Finally the garden is done - planted the pepper seedlings, chicken herbs, lemon grass, lemon grass plant,  and a few perennials around the house.  Afterward, the children wanted bbq and so we took out the grill and bbq a little bit. 
Later in the evening when all is quiet, I'm sitting in a chair w/ drink in hand just enjoying the evening breeze and looking up at the darken sky - a storm is brewing.  The wind really picked up -the branches were swaying left and right but I was in no rush to get inside.  Soon, Betsy, the family dog, came to join me but she was a little nervous w/ the strong wind so I let her inside.  There I am sitting in the dusk enjoying the beauty of my surroundings and the aroma of the pom pom flowers fills the night air.  I close my eyes…and count my blessings.



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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2017, 09:24:06 AM »
A Twin

A lady came up to me and said, "oh you look just like so and so... Every time I see you, I always mistake you for so and so.."  I offer, "do you want to take a picture of her twin and show it to her?"  She didn't have a camera and of course, my flip phone was...... just a flip phone ;D ;D ;D





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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2017, 01:43:02 PM »
Acupuncture

So today I went and got my first ever acupuncture.   The acupuncturist said my meridian points should flow better.  Ok. 

It's been an hour since I got the procedure done and I do feel more relax (body feels lighter).  I'm going to wait and see.....



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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2017, 11:10:02 AM »
I'm blessed to be living by a beautiful beach.  One of my favorite past time is an evening stroll along it's shore and there's a pier that goes right into the water - I enjoy strolling along that too.  In the evening, watching the sunset and the evening breeze brushing my hair - smelling the clean air - that's a perfect evening right there. 




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« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2017, 09:46:48 AM »
It was late at night that I was driving in this small road in this small town (never been there before) ... Got lost and I was trying to get back to the main road.  There was no street light along the road and the only light source was the beam from my car.  Suddenly, the light beam revealed an animal ahead - was it a deer? A dog?  I could tell the animal was rooted to the spot, traumatized to see the beaming car light and I equally traumatized to see it in front of me.  There's no way I could avoid hitting it and possibly saving this life.  In a split second, we came in contact and I knew a life has been lost.  Should I stop  and check what I hit on this dark and forsaken road?  No, I left because I knew there was nothing I could have done.  I left with a heavy heart.



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