Wednesday, 25 June 2014

When I was young...

When I was young I seemed to thrive on new and exciting things. There was constantly something happening in my life that caused happiness or sorrow. There was never a dull moment.

Now that I'm much, much, older I am blessed with very little drama in my life now that I don't have to worry about my parents. Little things such as filling my planters with pansies in the spring makes me happy. Deciding when I'll make an appointment to get my teeth cleaned, when I'm going to do the laundry, what book I'm going to read next, when to go shopping or when to take my car out for a spin on the highway to get it de-carboned, is about as exciting as it gets. Yet I love the sheer lack of drama and stress in my old age very much.

Some of it is due to lack of relatives and living alone. Sure, I meet my sister and/or friends once a month for dinner, talk on the phone to another friend who lives in the next province once a month, keep tabs on my relatives in Ukraine via Facebook, but other than that, I'm all alone and loving it.

Since my eye surgery I've had my nose in several books non-stop. An amazing author I've recently discovered and who is brilliant is Alan Bradley. First novel The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie won several awards and the heroine (Flavia de Luce) now has a fan club world wide. Check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Going out with the girls

Going out with two of my dearest friends today for dinner. Both are a tad older then me and have a lot of health issues. Both are slaves to their doctors and are on several medications. One is addicted to pain killers and can only stay out for short periods of time before her skin starts crawling and she needs another fix. However, she keeps telling me that my eating a lot of eggs and bacon is bad for me.

I haven't kept my diet a secret and I haven't been pushing it on them, but you would think that they would at least do some research on their own. Instead of being pro-active with their health they just trust everything to their doctors and think that all their problems are caused by just being old. It is so sad.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

I love only you

Tina Karol, a Ukrainian singer, singing "I love only you" after the death of her husband of stomach cancer in 2013.

Weird Logic

My sister has been lamenting over the health of her friend who also happens to be a co-worker making it difficult not to avoid her. Seems like the friendship as been souring for quite some time as her friend has been very irritating (bitchy, always complaining), very sick, very overweight. She has been assigned light duties at work under the recommendation of her doctor.

This friend is in her early 50's, very overweight, with all sorts of health issues including a heart condition.  My sister, who lost 70 lbs, has been trying to get her friend to lose weight for some time. Here's where the weird logic comes in. Instead of her friend asking my sister how she lost so much weight, she doesn't think it will apply to her. She actually told my sister that she's fat because she has heart disease. Instead of blaming her diet (and weight) she blames the heart disease. She's told my sister that a diet won't help.

It's very hard to understand the reasoning. Either she's very stupid or she's in denial or both. What I can't understand is how someone who is so obviously dying at a very young age would not want to do something about it. Kind of reminds me of Jimmy Moore's brother, who would have had Jimmy as an example yet continued on a suicidal path.