Thinking Out Loud has become an important part of my week. I feel I’ve really found some like-minded “Thinkers” here. Created by Amanda at Running With Spoons, Thinking Out Loud gives us all a chance to get some things off our chests. Check out what other bloggers have on their minds (or off their chests!) when you’re finished here.
I do wonder how it is that I have SO many things going on in my head throughout a given week, but when I sit down to write my Thinking Out Loud post, it all goes out of my head and I find myself sitting here going “uuhhhh” and “uummm.” Oh, well, as always, I still seem to be able to come up with something. Here goes.
~The news in the background just told me that Prince has just taken his first Selfie…should that be capitalized?!? Don’t know but anyway, he took it with an actual camera instead of a cell phone. He’s banned the use of cell phones around him. Quite a quirky character. Back to Selfies…I’m not good at them. I keep practicing but mercifully, no one sees them except me…Occasionally I’ll show one to Ralph. I keep practicing, though. One thing I don’t get about selfies, is why do people insist on posting selfies either making a duck face or with their tongues sticking out. Is that supposed to be alluring or enticing? I don’t get it. I’ll keep trying and I may post one but feel safe in the fact that there will be no tongues or duck faces.
~It’s been a good week in general. I’ve been getting to the gym several days and I plan to join this week. I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. Feeling so good is almost scary. I go for my last physical therapy session today (it’s actually Wednesday as I write this.) I’m glad and a little sad at the same time. I’ve truly enjoyed the physical therapy process. My therapist, Donna is wonderful and she seems to get my strange sense of humor. I’ll miss her. I will continue to be a good patient, doing my exercises at home and of course going to the gym will be a big help according to Donna. Thanks, Donna!
~I’m excited to say that I’m getting back on track with my sorting and packing projects. I was able to sort out 3 bags worth of Stuff that doesn’t need to be here anymore and take them to the thrift store. There is truth in the idea that if you work for just 15 minutes, you can accomplish a lot. I did that several times in the past week and I’m happy to say I feel I’ve accomplished things. I was feeling a little down about how much time I lost during my recuperation, but I decided that it was something I couldn’t take a chance with. I had to be totally up and around before I started getting into things again. I really feel like I’m on my way again. Now if I could only get Ralph on board with this clear out idea. We’d be a lot closer to moving to New Mexico if he would. But I’m not going to yammer about that right now.
~I’m trying to wrap my mind about the fact of the impending Holidays. Driving home from a coffee date with a friend on Monday night I saw a house all sparkly with Christmas lights. I was not happy to see that. I’m trying to make peace with the Holidays this year. I’ve had several very bad years regarding that and I’m planning on more Spirit and more Cheer. We’ll see how it goes.
~I’m happy to say that I’m getting back to reading. I finished off Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere earlier in the week. I’ve moved on to this…
It took me a bit to get into The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, but now I’m enjoying it. I try to read a little several times a day. It really is a calming thing for me. I’m glad that I’m getting back to one of my favorite pastimes.
~Heard some sad news this morning…Carol Ann Susi who was the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory has died. Even though you never got to see her on the show, she played an important part. That’s a shame.
~I don’t want to end this on a sad note. Last week Ralph and I had the chance to have breakfast with two of his granddaughters. Chelsea who is the older of the two, decided we need to take a selfie (back to selfies again!)
We had a great time.
That’s it for Thinking Out Loud this week. Be sure to check out the other bloggers linking up at Running With Spoons. It’s always fun!