Yesterday I helped a couple coworkers in Shelby which meant I spent the day walking around the uptown area speaking with business owners. It was hot and incredibly humid and we were out walking for 5 hours or so. When I got home last night all I wanted to do was eat dinner and veg; which I did!
I also slept in this morning until 7 am to give my body some recovery time. Living with MS demands that I pay close attention to the temple. When it says it is time to sleep, I sleep. I hope all of you out in the blogosphere are preparing your minds to have a great day!
I have always felt like a fish out of water. I learned to swim at the age of five. And I begin competing at the age of eight. I was a lifeguard and a water safety instructor. So I’ve been around water on my life.
On land I bumble quite often. If there’s something that I can run into, I’ll do it. Bruises will show up at odd times and I won’t even know how the bruise happened. When I started falling in a more serious way about 15 years ago, I had an appointment with a neurologist. She said she had no idea why I was falling. Great!!
And when I bumble I fall spectacularly! One time while I was still wearing glasses, my glasses got all scratched up. That was before I had Lasik eye surgery (which I recommend highly). So I had to buy another pair of…
A few years back I made some drastic changes. In 2013 I decided enough-was-enough and I went through a revolution of my mind and habits. Here are a few of the things that I stopped doing which made me a happier person:
Summer is probably my favorite time of year for many reasons. Here are my top 10 things I love about summer:
I love going to the beach. Everyone who knows me knows I am completely fulfilled when my butt is planted in the sand.
It stays light until 9:00 pm. I don’t like winters when it gets dark at 5:00 pm. It is nice having daylight after I get home from work. I can get things done and enjoy a nice walk with Bentley.
Cities are more active/more things going on. Charlotte has a lot of cultural events in the summer, but more in a general sense there seems to be stuff to do when it is warmer.
A cool drink on a hot day. There is nothing like something really cold to drink on one of those hot, southern U.S. days!
Washing the car when it’s really hot. What better way to cool off?!
The feel of cool air conditioning when you come in from outside. Southern humidity can be unbearable at times. I know other parts of the country claim they have humidity, but the south invented it! And on those humid days when you walk in from outside and the cool conditioned air hits you it’s like heaven.
Sitting outside at our favorite restaurants. One of our favorite things to do is sit outside with friends listening to the world or music.
Long walks at the park. Evelina and I spent a lot of time in our courting days at the park so it has become a bit of a family tradition to walk around the park.
Summer means football season is right around the corner. I miss football, but summer means September is almost here!
The summer means more golf! And last but definitely not least, GOLF! My favorite sport. My shoulder is doing much better and I’ll start playing again in a couple of weeks. I am super excited to play again as it has been quite some time.
That’s my list, but I’d love to hear what you love about summer. Drop me a comment, send me an email or comment on one of my social media pages. Have a great weekend folks!
So yesterday I get home from work and Evelina’s foot was swollen pretty bad. On July 4th she got bit by some type of insect leaving my sister’s house following the pool party; or so we thought. Anyway, I bought some Benadryl which she took and went to sleep. Around 6:30 last night I woke her up from her nap on the couch and looked at her foot. It was huge!
I immediately got her up and we headed to the ER. Come to find out Evelina was bitten by some type of snake! Thank goodness all of the blood work revealed it was non-venomous and she will recover quickly. She’ll be on crutches for a couple of weeks and will have to ice and elevate for a week or so. We were at the hospital until early morning so we are dragging today just a bit.
She’s the only person I’ve ever known to have been bitten by a snake.
this is going out to all of our readers. do you get our posts in the reader? so many are following but only a handful are interacting and i am wondering where everyone else is? i love engaging with our readers and chatting in the comments section and i love it when people like our posts it is a real confidence booster and gives us a real sense of joy and pride. I guess what I am asking is does the wordpress reader show our posts? do most of you follow via the reader or do you get emailed with the new posts when we post?
I know there is trouble with the reader a lot of times. I guess I am a little nervous that I have over 900 followers and a whole bunch never interact with me at all and I am wondering are they even reading?
Here is a delightful recipe from THE ART OF BEING FABULOUS…
Happy Independence Day to all in the US! Here’s a smoothie made for you with a dash of vanilla! It’s healthy to boot! Some of the health benefits of this smoothie bowl include anti-aging properties, improved immunity, blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress reduction. Independence Day coconut peach popsicle smoothie recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup vanilla almond […]