I have one cardio workout session left out at St. Luke's South. So I've been going 2-3 times a week since the end of May - it is just like going to a gym, and has really motivated me to get off my rear and keep MOVING around :-) That's the thing about getting older; you have to eat less, and move more. My new heart valve seems to be functioning like it is supposed to, although my heart still beats too fast. It's usually somewhere between 106 & 120 BPM, which is a bit faster than it should be. I take a medication called Metoprolol, which slows it down. Weird thing is though, my blood pressure is REALLY low! Normal for me is about 85 / 50. I will 'graduate' upon completion of my next session yay! Then my pulmonary rehabilitation will get scheduled. Boy having heart problems sure affects so many body functions!
I've been getting into J. Krishnamurti lately; his teachings...if you haven't heard of him here is a link: http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/index.php
Here is a bit of his biography, and can be found here: http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
"Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head.
In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work.
From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind."
I am fascinated with him - his teachings make you think of the world with a different perspective. He talks about the world we live in and it's problems. I see many things with new perspective.
Til next time, please take care!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Been doing some fundraising efforts for Susan G. Komen, and since I just registered for the "Race for the Cure" run/walk next month (08/12/12 - starts at Union Station in downtown KC) I have my own Komen fundraising portal. This way people can donate funds to this wonderful charity in my name if they want. Or one can always donate on the Susan G. Website - http://komenkansascity.org - either way it is tax deductible. :-)
On July 1st I started going to a new church; Midtown Baptist Temple. It's located at 40th & Walnut in Midtown Kansas City, MO. I'm going to bible study classes before Sunday services. The more I learn the more I WANT to learn! Have met so many great people there so far!
Found out that I like listening to Ravi Zacharius very much! If you have never head of him look him up. Here is some great info on him I found at Wikipedia:
Jake is supposed to come over this afternoon so I'm looking forward to seeing him - haven't seen him at all since he started his new job.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Beginning Saturday, 8/6, I'll be working at an area mall in a big-name shoe store...it's a job thank goodness, although a part-time one. So now I won't feel so useless.
My grand daughters are coming up in the morning for a visit; might have them spend the night if all goes good. Trying to think up some good games we can play, or crafts we can do to keep their minds busy. Love my little girls! :-) Hailey will definitely want to water stuff outside (just to play in water for a few minutes, lol.)
Been 'uber' busy the last few days...gotta go tend to other things for the moment, so check back later. Stay Tuned...
Saturday, July 30, 2011
We pretty much gave up on our garden this year - between the heat and the critters that like to eat up all of our veggies every year, this year in particular has been horrible for us! About the only veggies to survive, or at least produce a few things are the zucchini and tomatoes. We had 3 rows of corn, and rabbits & deer got it all! The rabbit and squirrel population around here seems to more than tripled, and eradication has become necessary - out comes the pellet gun...
On another note, I am still unemployed. Not by any means due to a lack of searching. I even go out and 'beat the pavement' walking around in areas like little strip malls and such, 2 to 3 times a week. Some find it pleasurable to meet with and speak to people face to face. The rest of my job searching is done online. Call it 'old-school' if you must, but I think it is sad that we've become such an impersonal society. Nearly everywhere that I go in person to ask about employment opportunities, I"m told "You will need to go to our website. Once there, you will need to register, complete a profile, and fill out an application for employment, etc..." I want to say "But here is my resume - if we can only talk for 10-15 minutes we will each have a good idea if I'm a candidate for this position - I'm interviewing you as well you realize." Unfortunately things no longer work this way.
The Susan G. Komen Race/Walk for the Cure is coming up. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with my $25 registration fee! I attended the Survivor Luncheon this year for the first time, and I made a new friend while there named Theresa. Hope to see you in the race! Actually I will be in the "Non-Compete" class, as I do not feel like I'm 'marathon-worthy' at this point in my life. Maybe in a couple of years, after I've built up my stamina.
We both quit smoking on April 2nd this year so it's been almost 4 months now! I'm so proud of us!
Time to close here - I have research I want to do! Stay tuned...:-)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Woke up feeling terrible this morning - went in to work early, and I'm glad I did. As the morning wore on, I ended up with a terrible headache, and ended up having to leave work sick. Back to the grind this morning.
I'm getting closer to a new job I feel. I 'enlisted' with AVON yesterday, so will be putting up a link that will take you to my new Avon site, as soon as some 'technical' things are rectified.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I took this personality quiz on http://www.43things.com - it's a neat little quiz. My results stated that: "You are a Romantic Lifelong Learning Extrovert." Cute.
Checking out several different methods of making money recently; the most current is my desire to start selling Avon...more later.
Still Friday, February 27, 2009
Like Nickelback? Here's a song I heard today by them & Santana doing "Into the Night." Carlos Santana wrote the lyrics. Check it out on YouTube! If you don't want to use the link just go to YouTube yourself and search for it. :-)
Glad it's Friday night once again; the end of another week. Mark is home again and we've got a big snow coming this weekend too! It's supposed to snow at least 4 or 5 inches, the weather stations say. Looks like March is coming in like a lion this year!
Friday, February 27, 2009
It's about 2 & 1/2 weeks until St. Patrick's Day, and this picture reminds me of it. This was actually at a pub called "The Purple Turtle" that I went to in Reading, England in 2005. (Don't ask me why it's called that; I don't know.) The beer was great though! People were nice, but because of my Missouri 'accent,' one of the locals started calling me "Houston." They kept telling me I sounded like I'm from Texas - I think they believe the entire United States is like Texas. LOL. Anyway the name stuck. I have a slight 'southern/Cajun' accent I'll admit, but didn't realize how much this is apparent until making the trip overseas. :-)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
What a beautiful coastal scene, don't you think? I took this photo with my Casio Exilim in September this year, while on vacation with Mark in California...this was along the '1' Highway, somewhere north of San Francisco! Quite a contrast from the extremely cold weather we're having here now. It's so cold outside ~ about 10 degrees I think. This has been a lazy Saturday afternoon. It's supposed to be about 9 degrees tomorrow, and the Chiefs are playing football, so we have our usual little crowd coming over to watch the game and eat food. :-) It's a lot of fun!
I haven't done much other than take a bath this morning & pick up the house a bit. We went to breakfast at Gomer's ~ I love going there so much. I've been craving french toast the last few days, so that's what I had.
I talked to Jessica today about the girls; Hailey and Zoe - I miss Hailey so much; she and I are pretty close. I haven't gotten to keep Zoe yet, and am kindof apprehensive about it anyway. Jess says Zoe is such a good baby - she's lucky for that. The baby looks so much like Dee, and looks nothing like Hailey did when she was born. Hailey is a great help to her mom, and loves being a big sister now. I can't believe she's almost 3 years old now! 03/01/09 she will be! I'm going to church with Jessica, Dee, Hailey and Zoe on December 28th. Zoe is being baptized that morning.
Mark's playing some nice soft jazz and we've danced a couple of times tonight. :-) Slow dancing to jazz; it doesn't get any better than that! Stay tuned ~ I'm done for the day!