Finding the ‘Thin’ in You

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Thin … and today’s selected topic for writing was fitness.

Dear me…Dear me… Dear me…



Dear Daily Post,

What were you thinking!?!?!?!?

Sincerely,

Disappointed



Written for The Daily Post: Thin.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?

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Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?



We value pedigree in our livestock, racing horses, and pets. The more stable the pedigree the higher the value.

In days of yore, pedigree in humans was valued the same way. King’s and nobleman’s marriages were carefully arranged because of bloodlines and power.

In today’s world, many people want to know from whence they have come… http://www.ancestry.com  is making a fortune off of historical, familial hunters.

I am an avid, amateur historian. I love leaning about the past.

But I do not value my pedigree in the same way as the kings and noblemen and conquerors from my family line- on which I am sure there are many!

I am more concerned about the pedigree I am now willing to give to those around me.

Am I a willing, warm, and welcoming member of my own futuristic ancestral hierarchy?

Sometime to think about.



Written for The Daily Post: Pedigree.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back



Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.

I remember hearing that mantra from my parent’s generation from years back. I could feel the disappointment and frustration in their voices. I knew that this was not the time to ask for McDonalds or a raise in my allowance, even if the speaking of those words were friends of my parents and not my parents. The words placed a damper on the world.

Now, I see those words quite differently.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. This means you are making progress.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back said the next day begins another step forward.

It is great to experience the breakthrough days when there is Seven Steps Forward and Zero Steps Back, but that is not going to happen every day.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back means progress.

Slight progress is better than no progress!

I will not be unhappy.

(Do you know when I was googling this for a picture or a gif, I discovered that for the last sixty years I had heard this saying as misspoken. It should be – according to Google- One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. I can see where that would be disappointing. But I really do think I heard my parents say Two Steps Forward, One Step Back and NOT the true statement. My parents did not dwell on the negative aspects of life very often. We were a ‘make lemonade’ family. So I am going to continue in the tradition that I think my folks instilled in me: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back is a little disappointing, but it is not a bad day.)



Written for The Daily Post: Slight  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Everyone Needs a Little Help

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“So what’s at the core of those feelings?” she smiled sitting comfortably, pen in hand, from the snowy white armchair directly catty corner from me, reclined and fidgety on the ebony, tufted chaise lounge.




Written for The Daily Post: Core. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

A Skewed Life

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https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2018/03/20/what-zionist-message-israels-spring-holidays


A Skewed Life



It is amazing how just one thing can change the trajectory of one’s path.



But while googling, I stumbled upon a quote that should become a classic…



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Written for The Daily Post: Skewed. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Seeing the Trees in the Forest

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Seeing the Trees in the Forest



Today was (and still is) a successful writing day.

Sometimes I get so caught-up and nervous about what I want to do, I accomplish nothing. (Sorta like, you can’t see the forest for the trees syndrome.)

I decided that since I enjoy the gold stars of completing a task, I would attach that to my being seated and writing.

Every twenty minutes, a gold star.

SURPRISE!!!!

I have gained great wealth today.

I look to have some more by evening.

We’ll see if this continues to work.



Written for The Daily Post: Forest.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Die! You Rebellious Chores

When a person finds themselves down-and-out, being back at square one, busted, having their bottom fall out, having to cut one’s losses, finding themselves dead in the water, missing the boat, living with Murphy’s; Law as your best friend, or fighting a losing battle…

Don’t lose hope!

You can life to fight another day, find that missing ace up your sleeve, and get your foot in the door, became the front runner and go hog wild.

Today may be the day you hit pay dirt.

You’re just sensing a low ebb, but you’re making inroads.

Nothing succeeds like success!

Your goose is not fully cooked!

So, don’t fall on your sword. You may find the missing feather for you cap today!

Here is your inspiration…




Written for The Daily Post: Rebel.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Laughter: The Best Medicine

How recently have you checked out The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory Test.?

I just took it but allowed myself to answer the questions for thigs happening to me over the last two years. The results were surprising.

My self-diagnoses: I NEED TO LAUGH A LOT!

I tried the kitten and puppy videos and the weird-acting people videos, but they just didn’t even make me smile.

I guess I still am too much of a sports junkie!

Here are a few sport’s funnies for me and for you.




Hope they made you see that sometimes the best laid plans…

Is it sad for me to find comfort in others’ misfortunes? 



Written for The Daily Post: Laughter.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

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I am planning to go to another reenactment this month.

These are grand outings for me.

I love the visual of what history looked like in real life.

This year’s reenactment has the Northern militia and the Southern militia, as well as each of their cavalry units. There will be an artillery demonstration, a cavalry battle, a living –history family farm, a church service, and Sutler Row (businesses in tents to service the troops).

This year will be different; I will be scooterized?



Written for The Daily Post: Rapid.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Retirement: Not Much to Flaunt About… Yet.

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Retirement: Not Much       to Flaunt About… Yet.



Entry Date: Seventy Days and Counting

Task #1: Complete house chores… Nope.

Task #2: Complete Lawn clean-up… Nope, again.

Task #3: Acclimate myself to new medicine regime… Maybe (Sometimes).

Task 4: Now that I can, enjoy some baseball games in person. (Only one baseball game, but two softball games)

Task 5. Complete check-ups with medical personal… A vicious cycle.

Task #6: Find an agreeable writing schedule… On again, off again.

This is not a retirement life full of rays-of-sunshine for a person who likes to set and achieve goals.

As you can see, not much to flaunt about.

There are pluses. I think I am making head-way. I’m believing that this week with my my best week yet.



Written for The Daily Post: Flaunt.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.