From what they tell me, today was the day I got into my car accident and subsequent TBI. Is is difficult to be descriptive and accurate, as months prior and afterwards are completely blocked out. Deleted, erased, eleminated. How many years ago this happened is absent from any of my knowledge. But I am here, writing this, processing this, and that’s that. I hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Take care and God bless!

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A MEANINGFUL MONDAY

         Hello, everyone, and welcome to Monday, December 10th.  Can you believe the year, 2018, is almost over?  How does it make you feel?

  • Excited
  • Depressed
  • Indifferent 

     Why do you feel this way?

 

    God bless you all and have a wonderful day!

TAKE IT BACK TUESDAY

     Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday, November 13th.  I am typically a very organized person with a love of routines.  I get up, have my required cup of coffee (or two) and write in my gratitude list and read a portion of The Bible.  It is part of my morning meditation.

     Next I exercise, but I didn’t do this today.  I didn’t do this today YET.  So that’s what I will be doing in the next 5-10 minutes.  This way, I will be “taking back my day.”  This will hopefully lead to more productivity, including working on our Europe Photo Album.

 

     Okay, my 5 minutes is up, so I’m going to get MOVING AND MOTIVATED and TAKE BACK MY DAY!  God bless you and have a lovely day.

WEDNESDAY RECAP and VOTING VICTORY

    Hi, everyone!  Welcome to a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!  I would like to know if any of you had any difficulties getting to the polls.  I would love to hear your stories and what worked for you and what didn’t.  Did you know where to go?  Did you know what types of ID to bring?  I brought my passport, and that worked just fine.  

     Also, you don’t have to tell anyone who you did or didn’t vote for.  That is your right.  

 

     If you did vote. I congratulate you for exercising your civic rights.  If you didn’t make it out or get the chance, there’s always next time.  

 

     Once again, if it worked out well for you, I’d love to hear your story, and if it didn’t go as planned, I’d love to hear your story as well.  I hope we can figure out together how to be prepared, knowledgeable, and informed for the next time around.

 

     God bless you all and have a wonderful rest of the week!

November is HERE!

     Wow!  Hello, everyone, and congratulations on making it to the beginning of a new month!

 

     For me, it is another chance to try again, start over.  I try to exercise daily, and I typically do it right away in the morning when I get up (after some coffee, of course).  I write a “gratitude list” while I am sipping on my coffee and reading a daily Bible passage.

 

     My brain and my body definitely benefit from a semi-consistane routine.  I am sure this is true for many individuals.  I’d love to know what tools work (and don’t work) for YOU.

 

     Sometimes our plans don’t work out, and that was my situation today.  I was sneezing up a storm this morning and my brain started “lighting up” in various places.  Yeah, it was like a storm in my head.  This happens to me every now and then, and I have learned to embrace it.  I see it as my short-term memory giving my long-term memory a very loud high-five.

 

     We have been working on crossword puzzles and sometimes the same question comes up.  We answered it yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that TODAY I will be able to recal the answer.  Sometimes I’ll remember, sometimes I won’t, but, as time goes on, my odds of getting it right improve.

     I hope all of you have a wonderful day, a wonderful week, and a WONDERFUL MONTH!

MOTIVATION MONDAY

    Hi, everyone!  I hope your week is off to a GREAT START!  

 

     We got a pumpkin, so at least that’s a start!  That in itself takes some planning.  You have to pick out the “perfect pumpkin” for your situation.  If you live in a small place, will the pumpkin’s size be a determining factor?  Do you have to carry it up a lot of stairs?  Do you have the tools and time to create your artistic work?  Do you need to recruit friends or family?

 

     Being able to visually SEE the pumpkin in our home gives ME motivation to make something MAGICAL and MEMORABLE.

 

     If you do carve a pumpkin or just get one, I’d LOVE to see it!  Please send a picture to the group.  I can’t wait to see them.

 

     God bless you all and have a wonderful week.

 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT PUSH-UPS

     Hello, and welcome to a terrific Tuesday!  I tried to do some push-ups with my exercises today, and it was pretty pathetic.  No one saw me, I was alone, so that was to my advantage.

     I am trying (half-heartedly) to get back into my regular routine after returning from Europe.  I will not tell you exactly HOW long we’ve been home, but you might be able to figure it out by looking at the dates on the pictures I have posted on our support group page.  I started by doing my workouts today, but later in the evening.  I typically do them in the morning, after some coffee, of course, and then I am more motivated throughout the day.

     So, I am thinking that setting up a schedule, a daily routine, is specifically what will help me be able to complete more of my goals.

     There are plenty of variables, and it will be a lot harder than it seems.  Or maybe not.  It works for people who have jobs, who volunteer, who raise their children, so why not me?

     What methods do you use to plan your month?  Your week?  Your day?  Please let me know what methods work out the best for you and I will give them a try!

     God bless you and keep up the GREAT WORK!

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MONDAY MEMORIES

     Hello, everyone, and welcome to a MARVELOUS MONDAY!  I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.

 

     We got back from Europe a while ago and I am still working on our photo album.  It was my intention to write a little bit each day, but I was just too tired from all of the action and adventure and excitement!

 

     I took a LOT of pictures, and it turns out my phone notes the location and dates of when each picture was taken.  That really helps me out and triggers my recall.

 

     It is taking time, but that’s fine.  I don’t have a deadline and I can leave some spaces to fill in things I may recall later.  I can photo shop the pictures and change their colors and angles and size.  So many options!

 

     Well, I’d better get moving, and I want all of you to have a WONDERFUL DAY and a LOVELY WEEK!  God bless you all!

 

 

FRIDAY FUN!

     Hello everyone, and I want to welcome you to a FABULUOUS FRIDAY and congratulate you all for making it through the week!  Do any of you have any fun plans for the weekend?  Please let me know!

 

     I was going to say that I wanted to “live vicariously” though you, and I had to look up how to spell “vicariously.”  I came across this an article on “NerdFitness” and, after reading it, I changed my mind.  I will do my best to get the like/website to you.

 

  1.   Step one:  Do you really REALLY REALLY want to do this?  Okay, then let’s get started!

  2. Step two:  Do I have the time to do this?  Let’s say you want to run a marathon.  Can you make the time to take the necessary measures to prepare for this?  Are you in good shape?  How far can you run?

  3. Step three:  Can I afford it?  If you have to travel to another country, is your passport up-to-date?   How much is a plane ticket going to cost?  What about insurance?  You will have to eat, so don’t forget to include that in your plans.

  4. Step four:  Break this goal down into smaller pieces!  If you have a year to plan for this marathon you’ve entered, how many miles will you run each day?  Each week?  Each month?

  5. Step five:  Okay!  Now get ready to put in the research, time, and effort.

  6. Step six:  HAVE FUN!

     I will try to get that link to you as soon as possible.  God bless you all and have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!