This series is a little out of order, but this is about small changes that equal big impact.
January is often the month we draw the line in the sand. In years past it’s been about looking better in a bathing suit, but now, at 56, that line is more about avoiding diabetes, getting rid of high blood pressure and HBP meds, and sidestepping disability. I want to feel good and keep on feeling good. Of course, I’d still like to look nice in pretty clothes, see my neck again, and go sleeveless, but that will be the metaphorical gravy. Right now it’s about giving up gravy, getting off medicines, and showing my gratitude that I still get around pretty well, still breath pretty well, still see pretty well with my glasses on, and hear well enough to participate in a conversation, although the TV volume is loud and sometimes my husband and I have two conversations at once. Of cousre we don’t know it’s two different converasations at the time. Continue Reading »
It’s a blue moon new year’s eve, folks, as one of my dearest friends and writer, Patti Meredith, reminded me on Twitter and Facebook today! Patti’s life is full of music. She grew up in Galax, VA and learned to play and sing with her daddy and sister. I love going to visit Patti, or riding somewhere in her car, and hearing what she’s listing to on the stereo or the radio or the laptop. I love to hear her sing. She was the first person I knew who had satellite radio! Thank you Patti for the gift of Nanci Griffith singing “Once in a Very Blue Moon.” Find it here at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3uURS1iIVo&feature=related Continue Reading »