Sunday, September 27, 2009
I have been thinking all day about that Paul McCartney song, "When I'm 64". It says: "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?"
Age has never bothered me except when I went from 29 to 30. I sure did not want to leave my twenties for some reason.
Now, at 64, I am older and wiser and more comfortable with myself. I don't worry about what others think. I know what I like and don't like. I think I have mellowed and I am more accepting of life.
I have finally realized that I will not live forever and I need to do the things I enjoy now.
I have found that I can be silly with my grandson and make a fool of myself and people think it is just my age! If I don't answer right away it is my hearing. If I give a stupid answer or can't remember or talk about the weather too much that just comes with getting older. I get the senior discount at Kroger and they carry out my groceries. Most of the time, I get doors opened for me. I don't worry so much about eating that dessert as I once did. Once I started thinking about the good things I could go on and on.
I am so thankful that at my age I do not take any kind of medicine and as far as I know I am in good health.
I had a great birthday with cards and calls from friends and family here and on facebook and in the blog world.
In the words of the columnist, Ellen Goodman, "These are my good days and not-quite-yet old days".
How do you feel about your age?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Cocaine toothache drops were very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children happy!
Opium was used for newborns. I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!)
This may or may not be true but I know my parents had some weird cures for things at times. I can remember hiding under the bed from my father and him pulling me out and forcing me to take castor oil. It was the most vile tasting stuff I ever had and I can still remember the taste from childhood.
My dad thought that chicken noodle soup and ice cream would cure anything. The minute we came down with a cold or upset stomach, he was off to the grocery for those two items. It's funny that now they say chicken soup is good for the soul and a cold!
Do you have any home remedies for what ails you or remember any from childhood???
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today, was grocery shopping and a haircut. I am worn out! Now, to get around to all the blogs and make comments, finally! Hope everyone had a good weekend and is having a good week.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Balisha's surgery went well and the neurosurgeon told them he was successful in removing all the tumor. Joe, her husband, says she is progressing nicely and had two tasks to complete today before she could be moved to a stepdown medical surgical unit from ICU. She was able to complete the tasks and has been moved. A CT scan was done early this morning and showed no bleeding or clot formation on the brain and the tumor was completely removed. Joe says she talked with family and went for a walk down the hall today. The surgeon says if she continues to recuperate at this pace, she may get to come home this weekend!
Please continue to pray for her total recovery. It is amazing to me to see bloggers from all parts of the world come to the aid of someone in need and send well wishes and prayers.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I know Balisha and Joe thanks you, too. Love and Hugs, Judy