Healthy is GREAT! But…. A Challenge to My Health Conscious Friends 2.13.2019

no matter how slow you go 2.13.19 blog post saying

 

Live healthy!! Eat right!

Exercise!!

This supplement helps with this and that and also gives a boost to, etc…

Take this med to help with your anxiety… GREAT! NOT!!

These days, so many individuals are suffering from high blood pressure! Almost every

healthy supplement states- will help lower your blood pressure.

Fantastic, RIGHT?

WRONG!

There are some of us who have a naturally low blood pressure.

Mine happens to be around 90/60!

If I lower it anymore, I’ll be on the floor!ย  ha!

My standard heart rate equals 57. Not too bad, eh?

 

Walking around in a dazed, weakened stupor is not only dangerous

but DEFINITELY NOT FUN!

Interestingly enough, as most of my friends are being told to watch their salt intake,

I have instructions to increase mine. Hey! What can I say? SORRY!

Much like my dad, I have always been a pepper lover!! If it’s not covered in black,

delectable, coarse speckles, it needs more!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Yesterday, for Valentine’s day and my 57th (eek!) birthday, I had a scheduled primary care visit.

**He is literally taking me off my 12 year anti-anxiety regiment ofย  1.5 xanax in am, .5- 2 hours later, .5- 2 hours later and .5 at bedtime- cold turkey and switching me to 1mg of lorazepam twice per day, and upping my 25 mg Topiramate to twice per day.ย 

I checked with the local pharmacist. She is not impressed that he is having me quit xanax cold turkey, but said is should not be life threatening. GOOD NEWS!

Unfortunately, I will be experiencing withdrawals. OH SHUCKS!

I am researching, things to have on hand for healthy cleansing/nutritious smoothies, hydration and whatever else I can find.

 

Here is THE CHALLENGE for all my

HEALTH CONSCIOUS friends out there:

Find me some healthy lifestyle foods and smoothies,

that will “NOT DECREASE” my blood pressure,ย 

PLUS

ย Any HELPFUL TIPS you can give me, to get through this transition

will be way beyond appreciated. (I am literally scared sh*tless)

 

Anxiously, awaiting your comments!!

 

Kind Regards and Happy Friday- K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Balls Are About Useless 2.9.2019

head in the clouds with copyright

Now, first of all, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!ย  ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like to try different products. Particularly things that might be friendlier to the environment and I like to be frugal.

Example: I have a reusable mesh coffee filter instead of continuously buying the “one use only”,ย  paper coffee filters. Win! Win for frugal and obviously decreases the amount of garbage I produce etc…

Static cling is a pain!ย  Unfortunately, I am allergic to scented dryer sheets and generally buy the hypo allergenic kind.

Two weeks ago, doing my regular monthly online Walmart shopping, I stumbled upon a product that I had heard ofย  but had not tried – “Dryer balls”. This particular brand was rubber, not my favorite option, but the price was right, so I decided what the heck.

dryer balls 2.9.19

The first drying experience was okay. A bit of static but didn’t seem to be quite as much. Since then, I am up to 3 balls in my dryer. There is still static cling, perhaps not as bad as usual.ย  I am not sure if it is the weather or the balls. Obviously, I am not happy with the results.

YES! I am going to attempt to buy another kind. After all, it’s not a true experiment if one doesn’t follow through and execute a variety of variables.

On a scale of 1-10, ten being A++ and one being F-, I give these a 2.

Has anyone else had success with trying this type of balls?

Please, let me know.

BTW-

NOO!ย  I could not write this quick little post with a straight face…ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Happy chuckling Saturday!

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

 

1.29.19 AHHH WIFI AND LIFE! (2 min read)

febuary girls t-shirt

HELLO EVERYONE!

Finally, I am back!

So much has happened, I will attempt to give you the Reader’s Digest version:

First of all I would like to say, I have missed every single one of you. Sounds crazy, but I love being a part of the blogging family!ย  Sending out warm wishes and K hugs all around!!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I am finallyย  moved into my new apartment! Thank you very much to my daughter, her new hubby and brothers! Happy dance going on here!!

7penske truck 1.27.2019

Back in the country again! Yes! Troutman, NC is a little bit country.

When I walk the dogs early in the morning, I can hear the cows mooing down the street!

Abby and Chief, feel quite at home! Lot’s of grass, space and a whole lot of new smells. What more could a beloved fur child ask for?

chief and abby exploring at their new house

These last few days have beenย  frustrating, eye-opening and a celebratory time.

Celebration: Moved and a whole bedroom of boxes to explore! Wifi is back! We feel extremely at home in our new place. One neighbor even brought me some of his specialty chicken as a welcome to the neighborhood! Too cool!

My grandaughter started a new Christian private school yesterday! A glorious opportunity for her to receive a wonderful education!

Eye opening:ย  I have a new primary physician! He was very intelligent and I loved the overall feel of the office. They called me “Miss K”.

I got my overdue eye exam done. New glasses on the way!

One downside, I have the beginning stages of cataracts! A bit of a scare for me.ย  Macular degeneration is hereditary, and when my grandmother, soon after retirement had one of hers removed, she lost her sight in that eye. With an inoperable cataract in the other eye eventually she became legally blind. Something, I have had a subconscious fear of for over twenty years.

Frustration: I have one daily medication that I take, that I am having a difficult time finding a doctor to prescribe. It is not controlled in North Carolina as it was up North. The frustrating aspect- I have to somehow prove I am not a drug addict! Guilty until you prove yourself innocent. To prove one’s innocence you have to get an appointment.ย  That is the challenge! No one will let me in the door so that I can do so. I will NOT give up, I cant! But definitely a PIA!!

#Winning: I AM HERE!ย 

I am getting settled!

My dreams are coming true.

blue skies 15.19

Blue skies babee!!

A click from my walk at the new place the other night!

red sky sunset with copyright from my second day here!!

 

“With confidence you have won even before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey

Since I have arrived at this part of my life journey, I have proven, once again, push on through your panic and you can live the life you deserve!!

Just close your eyes and DO IT!

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

Out of My Comfort Zone

GPS shows me where to go

Otherwise, it’s two dogs

One cat and me.

Not a familiar place

Nor even a smiling face

Do I recognize.

I search for beauty

Whenever I can,

Such as the glorious blooms

Next door

At a place that looks

Like it could be haunted.

Yet no fear is felt

When I walk by,

Only a soulful peace.

A welcome contrast to my

Inner doubt and turmoil.

Loneliness keeps knocking.

Outwardly you’d not know

Of my tears shed behind

Closed doors.

I keep pushing forward

Thru panic’s swirling fog

And depression’s darkness.

Late day migraines are

Currently my reward.

The mind’s grand tricks

To force my surrender.

My will grows weary,

Yet I push on

Determined.

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Kind Regards- K

๐Ÿค—

Photography via K at TheBlackWallBlog Dec 2018.

Muted like late Fall Colors

It’s not for wimps,

Taking a twelve year

Old, 90 lb husky

For a ride,

When he’s panicked

To go bye bye or

Prepping your mind

To move yourself and him,

After half a lifetime

To a southern state.

So many things happening

In a life which has had

So many things happen.

YES! I’ve lived!

Until late,

When I’ve been on hold

After so many years

Of being so bold!

On hold, stagnant.

Waiting…

I recall a woman,

Outspoken, hair flowing

As her head is thrown

Back laughing.

I know, my beloved

Husky and I

Will find her

On our journey.

She’s out there waiting

To be found.

Or perhaps,

she is my

Driving force

Behind our change.

Never lost,

Simply muted,

And rejuvenating,

While awaiting the

Universe to reveal

A pathway to

Our next adventure.

๐Ÿ˜„

“Within each of us lies the power to be the person we remember, before the darkness.” – K

โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽโค๏ธ

Kind Regards and #winning- K

โ˜€๏ธ Photography compliments and copyrighted by K of TheBlackWallBlog 11/2018.

Kโ€™s Blog Recommendations 10.11.18

Happy Blog recommendation Day !

It’s my favorite!

Wonderfully, awesome, Unique, creative blog share time!

Enjoy!

โ˜€๏ธhttps://didisvgp.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/illusive-life/

โ˜€๏ธhttp://erikakind.me/2018/10/10/10-exciting-days-to-come%f0%9f%98%8d/

โ˜€๏ธhttp://ohmsweetohm.me/2018/10/09/photo-of-the-day-12/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://pbaptist.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/travelling-overseas-what-to-do-if-a-border-agent-demands-access-to-your-digital-device/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://lovingnaturelovinglife.com/2016/03/15/live-life-with-purpose/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://cancerbus.com/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://letssayitreal.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/young-men-taking-over-the-237/

Remember I always review the Blog link shares from SIWO’s weekly Meet & Greet that starts each Saturday!

โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽโค๏ธ

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

-Swami Sivananda

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Kind Regards – K

JIROGERS Six-Word-story -Challenge- โ€œGโ€

https://jirogers-author.com/2018/10/05/six-word-story-challenge-g/

๐ŸพGolly Gee, George! Goodness! Get going!

๐ŸพGradually, grass gained

guarded garden ground!

๐Ÿ˜Ž

YOU try it! Ha! Ha!

๐ŸพGiant green groomed grass grew gradually.

Vermont the

Green Mountain state!

๐ŸŒฒ

“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. “

๐ŸŒฒ

Kind Regards and chuckling- K

Photography ยฉ and shared

By K 10/18

Kโ€™s Blog Recommendations 10.5.18

Route 12 Springfield Vt- Go this way!

Happy Friday!

My “favorite” part

of the week!

Sharing my blogging neighbor’s posts!

๐Ÿฆ‹

Visiting new blogs, catching Up with long time familiar bloggers!

๐Ÿฆ‹

It’s like a weekly coffee date, brunch or lunch. I never know what new and EXCITING updates I’m going to learn!

โ˜•๏ธ

Talented, jovial, creative, insightful and so much more!

(Note- Each one of these links but one came from SIWO’s WEEKLY MEET & GREET! Don’t forget to join! )

โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽโค๏ธ

ENJOY!

โ˜€๏ธhttps://itslifelyn.home.blog/2018/10/04/and-the-sun-goes-down-behind-the-horizon/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/life/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://ngobesingromanus.wordpress.com/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/life-in-free-fall/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://barbaraglake.com/2018/10/04/sweet-seventeen/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://philosophyviaphotos.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/writing-on-the-note/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://cleaverfit.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/be-careful-with-the-people-you-let-in/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://yoursuccessinspirer.com/2018/10/02/become-a-solidarity-blogger-and-grow/

โ˜€๏ธhttps://sonofabeach96.com/2018/09/27/which-way-challenge-september-27-2018/

SIWOโ€™sย Weekly MEET and GREET starts each Saturday and runs through the week !

Bring your favorite blog link & quote & join in !

๏ฟผKind Regards- K

๐Ÿพphotography ยฉ and compliments of K 10.28

Silence

Silence can be golden,

So loud it’s deafening or

Heartbreakingly sad.

Silence, so peaceful or

Possibly frustrating,

How can such a simple

“S” word, make

One happy, sad or mad?

Only seven letters create

this powerfilled word,

Containing monumental

Emotional control.

Noise, most certainly is

Quietly seething

With intense jealousy!

Kind Regards -as I play with words – K

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜

photography copyrighted by K, quote from Text2Pic app. 10.18

Kโ€™s Blog Recommendations 9.27.18

A touch of color on my drive back from Concord, NH- today. ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ๐ŸMy favorite part of the week is finally here!

A helpful, caring, diverse, talented, thought provoking group of talented bloggers this week. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Enjoy!

๐Ÿhttps://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2018/09/26/the-rock/

๐Ÿhttp://iwriteher.com/2018/09/27/maybe/

๐Ÿhttps://charliecountryboy.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/determination-is-that-all-you-need/

๐Ÿhttps://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/rachels-random-resources-blog-tour-reflected-destinies-florence-keeling/

๐Ÿhttps://savvyraj.com/2017/09/10/the-peaceful-warrior/

๐Ÿhttps://favegreat.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/131/

๐Ÿhttps://discover.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/writers-rejection-inspiration/

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

๐ŸพWatch for SIWOโ€™s Weekly MEET and GREET Saturdayโ€™s !

๏ฟผ๐ŸพCOMMENT w/BLOG LINK & a quote!

๐ŸพPLUS be featured on Kโ€™s weekly list!

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

“Life is about right now in this very moment. Not tomorrow, not yesterday but NOW. Live it! ”

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Kind Regards – K

The Awesome Impact Award!

๐ŸŽˆWHAT a

WONDERFUL SURPRISE !

๐ŸŽˆI was just nominated for this award by- MSP

๐ŸŽˆhttps://meetmspblog.wordpress.com/

๐ŸŽˆPOP on over and check out her BLOG!

The Rules:

Tag the person who nominated you.

Take โ€œThe Awesome Impact Awardโ€ picture and add that in your post.

Talk about an incident that impacted your life in a really positive way.

Nominate other awesome bloggers for this award.

The incident that impacted me positively is:

Highlights of my life-

Nothing can beat being introduced to your child at birth. I have two adult children AND to meet/hold a grandchild for the first time!

Nothing will ever top that!

There are zero words that truly describe the amount of love that fills your heart, embodies your soul, or the way you will never be the same again! ๐Ÿ’• โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

As for the present,

A) Being a part of the blogging community- My personal blog and being welcomed into the fold of the SIWO family!

Glorious opportunities to touch, spread positivity and create with people all over the world!

Letting people know THEY are not alone!

Cheering people on!

When I reach out, share, hopefully, touch someone who is dealing with PTSD or suicidal thoughts and then receiving a note or smile from them!

I know that’s my

mission in life!

#winning!

B) Publishing my first book.

Where the Cows Still Play!

I LOVE NEW ENGLAND!

Being able to share beautiful photography accompanied by my own prose all describing MY BACKYARD!

I want everyone to feel and be able to be:

Living in a moment of Moo!

Forget regular everyday worries for a few hours or days and understand your own personal beauty, not physical- but in your heart!

A special thank you to photographer B Gage! I couldn’t have done it without him!

I would like to nominate:

๐Ÿhttps://philosophyviaphotos.wordpress.com/

๐Ÿhttp://overthehillontheyellowbrickroad.com/2018/06/05/reblog-conversation-with-my-book-resisting-physical-changes-in-older-age/

๐Ÿhttps://anniegoose.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/quotes-092218/

๐Ÿhttps://amulyawrites.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/poem-92-stargaze/

Kind Regards

and sunshine -K

Challenge-JIRogers Six-word-story – Cringe

JIRogers is getting ready to publish another book!

(He even re-tweeted mine!)

DO YOU, want to become more adept at writing concise sentences?

THIS challenge represents the “perfect” practice!

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ“™ YOU have “GOT” to be kidding!

๐Ÿ“™ Eight Supervisor panel, job interview today!

๐Ÿ“™ Making coffee, four hours before alarm!

๐Ÿ“™ Lady sends money to online boyfriend!

๐Ÿ“™ Barefoot, I found old dog’s accident. ๐Ÿคฌ

Your turn, give it a try!

I’m looking forward to your comments! ๐Ÿ“š

Kind Regards and

#winning -K

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š

Your friend’s coffee table is missing this-

Buy it here, Today

Reblog jirogers Six-word-story Challenge – waiting

jirogers-author.com/2018/09/15/six-word-story-challenge-waiting/

โ˜€๏ธWatching dark clouds slowly moving overhead.

โ˜€๏ธ That phone is awfully quiet today.

โ˜€๏ธClock hands loudly ticking each second.

โ˜€๏ธHeart pounding, anticipation of dripping ketchup!

Have you tried a six-word-story yet?

Looking forward to yours in comments!

๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Kind Regards and

Wishing you

the best Sunday – K

โ˜€๏ธphoto n quote from Text2Pic app.