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Observations

Saturday, March 22, 2014

My granddaughter was diagnosed around 6 months of age as having optic nerve hypoplasia.

While the condition can come with many symptoms and problems, the most obvious was the inability for her to control the movement of her one eye.

To look at her, it always appeared that her right eye was looking to her far right.

The condition was even more prominent when she became tired almost concealing her iris and pupil in its entirety.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.

A high blood pressure diagnosis soon followed.

At first I was on one pill to control my sugar; however after a couple of years, an additional medication was introduced.

I had periods of time where I dieted and exercised, but I always became so frustrated when I would never see a reduction on the scale and would manage somehow to experience some type of injury. Every. Single. Time.

First it was my arm.

I went through physical therapy as prescribed, but to this day, it still isn't right.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hate.

It's a strong word that we all have used in our lives.

I can remember being a little kid who was hurt and angry with the five girls who bullied or assaulted me on a daily basis and screaming "I hate you!" at the top of my lungs to them.

To this day I absolutely hate peanut butter.

If given the choice, I would rather starve to death than eat peanut butter.

In the 1828 version of Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, hate is defined as: To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I have always been a planner and a saver.

Being raised on rather modest means, I learned at a very young age the value of a dollar, how to stretch it, and the importance of saving for a rainy day, of which I have had many throughout my life.

I was taught the difference between want and need and have lived that way as long as I can remember.

I have endured the jokes by my children of being cheap, along with the guilt trips about how their friends have all of the coolest and latest gadgets and clothing styles, while they "suffered" without.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

While escorting my youngest daughter and her boyfriend to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at McDonalds last Friday, I found myself to be the source of much amusement to them and several people waiting in the drive-through line when I suddenly stumbled and nearly fell upon stepping up to the curb.

Immediately following the near-fall, I looked up at the teens who turned their heads away from me and struggled to restrain their laughter.

"Nice," I thought to myself.

This wasn't the first time that my "baby" laughed at me for taking a tumble.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

One of the fringe benefits of having friends who are "foodies" is you get to partake in many kinds of delectable delicacies as part of any regular association with said friends.

I have always been a rather picky eater; however, over the past few years, and thanks to my foodie friends, I have tried and come to like many different types of food that I otherwise would have wrinkled my nose at when something different was presented to me.

I have one friend in particular who enjoys creating huge spreads, just as much as he does eating them.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

As most of you know, I am not a big fan of watching football on TV.

Despite that fact, my husband and I decided to go watch the big game with a few friends last Sunday. (Being with friends makes it somewhat less painful.)

On our way there, I noticed a car pulled over on the side of the road in an unlit area.

I looked back to see what was going on and saw that two individuals were attempting to fix a flat tire.

I told hubby that we should probably go back and see if they needed a hand.

"But we will miss the start of the game," he said.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's been around since the creation of man.

It has caused wars, financial ruin, division, pain, the destruction of families and even death.

It is a lie.

For some, it is a rare occurrence and for others, it is a way of life.

Sometimes I sit back and watch in shock and amusement as someone will spew lie after lie with such casualness (as if they actually believe their own distorted story), that it makes me wonder if they even live on the same planet that I do.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

When I was growing up, one of my favorite indoor pastimes was listening to my Bill Cosby albums.

If you don't already know, Mr. Cosby made numerous comedy albums back in the day.

I had a few of them and I played them every weekend.

No matter how many times I listened to those old albums, they never ceased to crack me up.

It got to the point where I could quite accurately quote each and every one of his bits.

I think some of my favorite ones were "Chicken Heart," "Tonsils," and "Chocolate Cake for Breakfast," with honorable mention going to "Go Carts."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Your home is your castle.

You eat there; sleep there; dance around in your underwear there. (Oh come on, you know you do.)

You raise your children, spend time with your friends and perhaps even work there.

You even grow old there.

Your home is important to you and being as such, you know the importance of taking care of your home; your castle.

When something breaks or wears out, you know the problem must be fixed; and in a proper manner.