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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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January 10, 2015

2014/2015 Meme, part two
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2014/2015 Meme, part two

Stolen from: German Language Rocks

26.What experience would you love to do all over again?
Going to see our Kid graduate only this time I would be well enough to party!  I could barely walk upright.

27.What was the best gift you received?
I quit eating wheat and the bad cholesterol plummeted to the best numbers in recent history.  See, something they don't know - "our wheat is become death, Horatio!"

28.How did your overall outlook on life evolve?
I have really developed, well, a certain, je ne sais quoi, maybe an ethereal sort of Patience in my outlook.  I think it's related to the phrase, "I just couldn't care less", but a kinder form of it.  This in response to someone claiming responsibility for some horrific event.  I'll just see what falls out of the tree when all the Officials finally finishing shaking out the hidden strange bedfellows in it - to mix a metaphor.

29.What was the biggest problem you solved?
I think I've solved how to make compost without my husband's knowledge.  He is a purest, and I've made it just fine for 45 years.  I'm too impatient to wait anymore as the banana peels and other lovely garden waste rots in the trash.  They don't call it black gold for nothing!  I might grow worms, too!  It will give me something to do other than feel resentful that all that good stuff is going to waste.

30.What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it? 
This year has not been amusing.  I'm glad the rotten thing is over.  The trips to see the daughters and Christmas Eve.  Those are rather stellar.  Christmas Eve was very fun!

31.What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
The Kindle!  It took me awhile to accept the idea of reading books that way but my hands were a lot happier, and they have awarded me by letting me knit more than ten minutes a day!

32.What one thing would you do differently and why?
It's all Medical, and I would tell a doctor, "NO!,G'Dt, NO!" It was the wrong time, and the wrong illness, to be be lead by the nose through.  GP and a Specialist made me sick enough to die, and then someone else had to  perform major surgery to fix it?

33.What do you deserve a pat on the back for?
Staying alive, and I'm not kidding.  I feel like I won some major prize in the lotto!

34.What activities made you lose track of time?
I lost track of time by staring out a window.  But that'a not an activity is it?  But it works for me. Well,  knitting works well, too.

35.What did you think about more than anything else?
If you've been reading this, You know where most of the focus of the year has been.  Now it's about how to get even for being robbed of my body part; little though it was, it was taking hostages, and it felt it had no choice.  So, I thought about it a lot.  Lil Gall was  happy as a clam, just coasting along, and then some random drug came out of nowhere and knocked it off it's little skateboard.

36.What topics did you most enjoy learning about?
I enjoyed learning about maleficence by elected officials.  It helps answer the question, "What's this Country coming too!!?" and that being one of my favorite questions, and all.

37.What new habits did you cultivate?
Mostly bad ones, like eating more butter than I'm supposed to, and snarfing down more chocolate.

38.What advice would you give your early-2014 self if you could?
Get a new Clinic, and do it fast before they kill you!

39.Did any parts of your self or your life do a complete 180?
I've lost the positive attitude that, with more fitness training, I could maintain my 60 year old body strength for the rest of my life if I'd  only try harder at the gym.

40.What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?
My daughter getting ahead and graduating with honors from a Uni she never thought she could make it a year in,  and another daughter quitting a  job that was literally killing all her joy in life.  If they are happy, I am happy.  I feel an obligation to these kids I brought into this sometimes Dog eat Dog rat race--there I go, another mixed metaphor!

41.What do you want the overarching theme for your 2015 to be?
I must learn to Learn to Breathe.  I hold my breath a lot.  I want to BE the Peace that I want for this world.
42.What do you want to see, discover, explore?
More Flowers, and I would like to see the remote parts of Yosemite's back country.

43.Who do you want to spend more time with in 2015?
My family, I want to spend months up in their area and pursue some of the long trips Bee suggested we take to see Mt. Shasta.
44.What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
I want to Garden more again,  and I want to learn the art of vermiculture.

45.Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
My Devil may care attitude.  I want to be jovial and a bit rakish.

46.What do you want your everyday life to be like?
Calm, peaceful and full of good work and fun.  I know, these last two things clash, but maybe I AM Bipolar after all.

47.Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
Keeping things because they are going to come in handy.  I've just about got that one conquered.

48.What do you want to achieve career-wise?
I'd like to be a clear thinker, like in Denmark.  I'd like to get paid for it.

49.How do you want to remember the year 2015 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?  Everyone became and stayed Healthy starting on that year!

50.What is your number one goal for 2015?
Get better, get my strength back, and go on walks with my family and the little doggy.


  1. I hear a lot of strength in your answers. You're angry, but it seems to be in a good way that will keep you focused and taking charge of things. Maybe that's a bright side to all you've been through?

    1. Thanks Stacy. I usually fight my way back from things but this stuff put me on my keister. The bright side is, as you say, I can still change things to get around the damage. But I'll never be as strong as I was. Country Dew has deep knowledge of this dilemma. I think the medical industry, and that is what it is, an industry, has figured out how to send people down slippery slopes and that really is enraging.

  2. I hope you get your strength back!

    1. Thank you for that Kwizgiver. I'm crawling, but I'm moving. Good Luck to you, as well!

  3. I hope that you do get stronger and regain your health. It's not fun when you can't do the things you once did.

    1. Thank you CountryDew. Like you have found, life has changed. I just don't expect that much anymore. But if I keep moving, I do feel better. A friend of mine reminded me of what used to be a sign off in a forum. "If you don't Laugh, you just gotta cry." So, I'm smiling, wryly, while I type this.

  4. That is amazing that absence of wheat would have that kind of an effect on you

    1. Hi Harriet. I watched a Neurologist's talk on Ted Talks, and then read his book. It was just a chance thing that we also visited our daughter who is a pretty darn smart analyst for catching BS. We talked about my quitting ingesting wheat, and how it changed my problems. It was very dramatic, the change. I've just added back in corn, non-GMO and organic, and haven't had trouble. I took the five most problematic foods out of my diet and added them back in one by one. But I won't add back in wheat. That grain is not grown properly here in the states. Italy, yes, not here.


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