As if to remind me that change can happen at any time, at any age, I not only enjoyed watching the entire Dolphin game (even though they did lose) last night, but actually looked forward to it all day! Sad to see the Jets pull off the victory, (which I think they actually deserved in terms of who played a better game) it was an exciting game from start to finish. If someone had to win and it wasn’t “us,” I can be happy for Jason Taylor who I am sure would have MUCH rather been wearing orange, than green. As with all games, someone has to win–and someone has to lose. 3-0 would have been outstanding, but 2-1 is not a horrible place to be.
Thank you Judy for the suggestions on growing the patio tomatoes. I did once grow those (on my patio) in a boxed garden and they were yummy. I will keep it in mind as I am thinking the ones I planted may never make it to fruition, though I am trying to keep a positive attitude 🙂
Thanks to Sylna for bringing to my attention that Bill Clinton was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on Saturday. I hadn’t seen it but just watched it online. The interview was about how he lost 24 pounds for Chelsea’s wedding–and how he regained his health in the process. I did hear that he had adopted a mostly plant-based diet, but did not know the extent of how he “got there.” Citing The China Study as well as Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s work in the field of restoring health through diet, former President Clinton, became part of the “experiment.” In reading this online I learned that this November a health documentary, PLANEAT, will be released. Featuring a couple of the above mentioned doctors, this film will go beyond the effects of meat and dairy on our bodies, and examine the negative effects those industries have on our planet as a whole. Feel free to google Bill Clinton on the Wolf Blitzer Show to view the interview or read the transcript.
It has been on my mind to make a point about safety on the Internet. Some of you may notice that I don’t mention when I am going somewhere until AFTER the fact. That might be a vacation, a concert, or anywhere that takes me out of the house for any length of time. The Internet is a fabulous contribution to life as we now know it, but for a devious mind it is a playground for trouble. Some of you may have noticed that your comments have been edited or even deleted at times. While I toss most spam (and the site gets lots of it) I sometimes also toss comments that I think put someone at risk. Please be extra careful mentioning vacations and events that signal things like an empty home. Though paranoia is NOT my thing, reality is.
That said, with my 35 year high school reunion coming soon and my cold basically gone, if you work out with me in class or privately, be prepared to work hard. People often ask about the rules of thumb regarding exercise and illness. Listen to your body. If you have a fever or a flu, you certainly want to take it easy. In the case of a cold, with no fever, its generally safe to exercise. You may want to tone it down, as overexertion is definitely counter-productive when your immune system is weakened. When I felt my cold symptoms coming on Thursday morning, I opted for a day of rest, which I think is always a good idea. Because the weather was so WET, I was out of the pool for quite a few days, so I was extra happy to get back in there, yesterday. The temperature of the water has dropped a bit already, but it was still PERFECT. 35 laps later, mission accomplished! Never thought I would like swimming so much. Hmmm…swimming, watching football…apparently you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Who knew. Just a reminder–don’t assume because you didn’t like something before, you wont like it now! We are constantly evolving and hopefully always growing! Learning new things is as important for our minds as it can be for our bodies.
Speaking of growing, before I sign off I must take this opportunity to once again wish my very own web developer, (and wonderful son) Kyle, the best of luck today as he begins his new job at blueglass.com. As a Web Development Engineer, he will be bringing his digital media talent to this leading online marketing company. This is a very exciting time in his career and we are so excited for him. Go get em, Kyle.
Life is good. I am grateful and hope that all of you are as well! Go out and make your Monday matter. Learn, do, grow.