Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Car, New Knees




Well, it looks like we may be getting a "new to us" car soon.  There is a big auction on Wednesday with 1600 cars available for sale.  A friend of ours who has a ministry providing cars for missionaries is on the lookout for a much newer Subaru to replace ours.  We are praying that he will be able to find just the right car for us.

The cartoon on the left isn't just about our old vehicle.  I just got the news that I'm looking at knee replacement in the near future.  I guess I'm not surprised but it wasn't really what I wanted to hear. 

I knew I had OA (osteoarthritis) but I was hoping it stood for Over-eaters Anonymous.  I am seriously dieting as they say for every pound you lose you take off 4 pounds of pressure on your joints.

I have an orthopedics consult to see about cortisone shots to my knees which they say last about 3 to 4 months.  We have a lot of trips scheduled for May so I want to postpone the inevitable for a while longer. 

We were able to use Medicare today....so the doctor's visit didn't cost us anything.  So I guess if you have to hear bad news at least I didn't have to pay for it.  Growing old is not for the weak of heart.




See what praying will do for you?  The apostle John was affectionately called "old camel knees".

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring

I love this cartoon it reminds me of the skinner me waiting to come out.

Hello Spring....I know you are out there some where.  Behind all the rain, gloom, clouds and cold drizzle there are daffodils waiting to blossom and bloom.  I'm just waiting to shed coats, boots, and the winter blues.  Time to shake it off  ( according to Taylor Swift) ....and start exercising, eating well and feeling better.  

There is so much more coming including several trips....to Canada, Poland and most especially to Fort Worth in July to meet a new family member.  Life is good and I need to get in shape to face the physical demands of the next few months.

Here's the game plan:  
  1. Get up earlier and exercise
  2. devotions, prayer and fasting
  3. clean eating, fruits and vegetables
  4. drink more water
  5. shakes and smoothies
  6. Go to bed earlier. 
It doesn't sound that hard it's just getting in the mind set to put it into motion.  So here's to the first day of a new beginning.  Thank you Lord that your mercies are new every morning.

I love the cartoon Pickles and this strip really made me laugh...it could have been at our table.

 








Monday, March 16, 2015

Good Advice



Now that the weather is getting better I am looking forward to getting out and walking.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sad, but true!




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