Monday, January 5, 2015

Bug Out Bag Checklist - The Prepper Journal

Bug Out Bag Checklist - The Prepper Journal

Saturday, January 3, 2015

(88) Linda Leigh

My sister Linda Leigh

(88) Linda Leigh

Highway 34 Washout II | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Highway 34 Washout II | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Retirement Daze: Stroke recovery: From where I lie

Retirement Daze: Stroke recovery: From where I lie

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mother of the Bride (me)

At wedding of daughter Michele...early 1990's

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just breath..

Good Morning....getting ready to go to Castleville and Farmville for awhile! Then...doing my Pulmonary routine!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Cottage In The Woods

A Cottage In The Woods

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"zumba dance dvds" -

"zumba dance dvds" -

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rick & Paulette's RV Travels: A Year Later – A Still Tragic And Senseless Loss


Rick & Paulette's RV Travels: A Year Later – A Still Tragic And Senseless Loss: It’s been a full year now since we first heard the tragic news that Margie, and her husband Bruce, had been hit and killed by a vehicle wh...

Hello Again!

Well to start with it doesn't look like what I remember it looking. Need to do some "formatting".

Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Casa de nwlambear

Now what?  sorry....guess I need to refresh my memory when it comes to posting on my own blog.

Casa de nwlambear:

Edit Blogger Settings on Windows Live

Edit Blogger Settings on Windows Live:

'via Blog this'

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Calendar - Journey of My Life - Here and Now

Calendar - Journey of My Life - Here and Now
Just poking around on the web...not really knowing what I'm doing (so what's new...huh? Came across this "free website" thing. Doesn't look bad. So I started one of the free ones (of course). And...see I can post it to my current Blog too. We'll see how it goes. I can't complicate my life anymore than necessary.

Update on physical therapy: It's going very well. I can really see improvement in my right leg and hip. I'm very happy about that. I will continue PT right up until I fly to Denver on October 29th (think that is on a Saturday).  So excited and very happy!
Grandson Skyler with his dog 'Daisy'
Skyler - ready for a day at pre-school

Skyler with baby brother Mason.  Don't worry his mom and dad were right there in case Mason begins squirming too much.  Mason looks like a doll....but he is definitely the real thing.  Skyler's is really good with him too.  Sounds like he really likes have a baby brother.  Now is know how big brother Alec felt when he (Skyler) came along..

Monday, October 3, 2011

testing testing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Picassa Pictures:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bilateral knee replacement surgery.

2 Taking a 5th: Where are we now?

Ouch...another RV Peep getting knee surgery...and both knees at once to boot.

I actually recommend having them both done at once...I did! If I had had one knee done...I don't think I'd be in the courage to go back for the 2nd knee. Glad I did two at once. There were two on each knee.
My favorite - the bicycle

the use of a walker for a short time...
Using weights, lots of motion movements to loosen up those muscles...

scars and stitches--therapist will instruct you on how to manipulate them to reduce them...

Awww..then your knees get ice......

Killens Pond camping in Delaware...

As I was going through my pictures I came upon some from my wonderful trip back east to visit family.
  • First I was in Virginia to visit with my daughter Michele and my son Tom and his family joined us there.
  • Then I drove to Delaware in my car rental to visit nieces and nephews and my Uncle Gene. My niece and nephews went camping with me and their children to Killens Pond Delaware State Park. I really enjoyed the camping, kyaking, visiting with family.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

4th grade @ Middleton, DE - 1953

A few of my friends and I....Blast from the Past (1953) - we were 4th graders. I'm the third from the  right...kneeling on the floor.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easy Baked Omelet....yummmm.

I saw this recipe it in a blog called A Cup Of Joe With A View.  Sending a big thank you to Joyce.

  • This is more dramatic and impressive than an omelet made on the stove top. And it’s easy. Notice that there are only two steps to this recipe. And prep time is less than ten minutes. Just stick a baking dish in the oven and forget it until the timer goes off.
  • This is a puffy omelet recipe. It will mushroom in the oven and then fall back as it cools. Still, it is a lighter omelet than what is fixed on the stove top.
Use this basic cheese omelet recipe or add meat and veggies to create any omelet you desire. (If you add veggies, consider sauteing them or partially cooking them in the microwave before adding them to the egg mixture.)

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
dash pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
8 eggs
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or other cheese

Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add enough milk to make a paste and then add the remaining milk a little at time, stirring after each addition, until you have a smooth mixture. Add the eggs and cheese.
2. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter. Pour the omelet mixture into the pie pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the omelet starts to brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


Add herbs, spices, sauteed vegetables, ham, or other meats or vegetables as desired to this recipe as you would for stove top omelets.

Just read parts of a new Blog I found. The blog site is a must read. The author's name is Sebastian

Below is an article from this wonderful writers blog that really caught my eye.

aging and disuse

Aging is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we dread growing old, thinking it a time of forgetfulness and physical deterioration, then it is likely to be just that. On the other hand, if we expect to be full of energy and anticipate that our lives will be rich with new adventures and insights, then that is the likely reality. We prescribe who we are and what we are to become. Most, however, don’t question their perceptions of old age. Research shows that almost everything we have thought about growing old has been misleading. What we once considered to be marks of aging, we now know are the results of disuse or disease.

Nutrition is a key factor enabling healthy aging. It affects the way we look, feel and act. Do you really care about your well-being? Are you truly interested in nurturing your body? The food we eat can make the difference between ending the day with a feeling of freshness and zest or fatigue and exhaustion. We tend to eat too much of what we don’t need, and not enough of what we do need. As the body slows down, we need fewer calories than when we were younger. But we also need at least as many vitamins and minerals as before so choose a varied diet of nutritious foods, possibly lower on the food chain.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled ‘Disuse and Aging’, briefly stated, if you make a list of all the changes in the human body that are ascribed to aging—changes in the muscles, bones, brain, cholesterol, blood pressure, sleep habits, sexual performance, psychological whatnot, and so forth—and then make a similar list of changes due to physical inactivity, you will notice a surprising similarity between the two lists. The near duplication of the lists shows that many of the bodily changes we have always ascribed to the normal aging process are in fact cause by disuse. Geez Louise—they needed a STUDY to figure this out?! Simple observation and common sense should be enough to tell one something so obvious.

Evidence suggests that exercising regularly during middle age and beyond is an enormously effective way to promote just the sort of age boomers dream about—independent, robust and fee of chronic disease or disability. But one sure does not see much of this. If you had to pick one thing, one single thing that comes closest to the fountain of youth, then it would have to be exercise. It improves muscle tone, strength, flexibility, bone density, reaction time, clear thinking, and susceptibility to depression. Exercise improves the quality of your life. But how many older people do you see out there in the mornings exercising?

The sedentary life style of older people develops sedentary bodies that are ripe for degenerative diseases. The bottom line, reflected in dozens of studies, is that people who exercise, on average, live longer than those who don’t, with a reduced chance of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancers, depression, falls and even mental decline. Exercise seems to be one of the key factors that distinguish people who have a healthy old age from those who don’t. Being sedentary is a known risk factor for just about every poor health outcome. But, it just does not sink in. One just needs to get past being lazy and unmotivated.

One key aspect of exercise is the benefits of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. It goes beyond improving heart health. Regular cardio exercise may help fight many of the above problems and it boosts your energy and can help you sleep better. Most of the physiological systems in your body are favorably affected by cardiovascular exercise. If you are sedentary, just going for a daily walk will greatly improve your general health as well as your physical fitness. Work up to walking a mile in less than 20 minutes and then shoot for two miles. This is not merely a stroll—it is a brisk pace. Strolls don’t cut it.

Move it or lose it—flexibility is the key to vitality. How flexible are you? Can you look over your shoulder when backing up a car? Is it easy to get down on the floor to play with a child or pet? If you drop something on the floor, can you comfortably pick it up? From standing, roll down, letting your neck release so you head droops completely—can you touch your toes?
Though some tightening is inevitable over the years, there is a reliable way to keep the spring in your step—cultivate suppleness. It’s not just the capacity to touch your toes; it’s muscular freedom, the ability to flex and extend—something we would love to have as we get older. Most choose not to work at it, however. Those are the ones whining about how stiff they are. Well, duh! What it comes down to is—flexibility is the ability to move.

Stretching has one immediate result—as any cat knows, a slow stretch releases tension. When done properly, stretching helps reduce pain and stiffness and maintains flexibility as muscles and tendons tighten with disuse (some call it ‘aging’). It loosens the muscles and allows you a fuller range of motion.
Regular stretching that is treated as its own workout (not just at the end of exercise) also helps maintain or return flexibility that has declined with inactivity. The age-related stiffening (also called ‘disuse’) makes everything from standing up straight to getting out of bed harder. Stretching is the way to do something about it. Lost flexibility is a particular problem for older people, because inflexibility is linked to poor balance and an increased risk of dangerous falls.
Stretch just to the point of tension, then pausing for 30 seconds eases the tightening. Over time this lengthening and loosening increases the range of motion, the distance muscles and tendons can extend without injury or pain.

Of the three cornerstones of fitness—cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility—stretching earns the simplicity title hands down, and it gets the blue ribbon as the one activity most likely to prevent injury and extend a person’s active life. A good stretch can be had almost anywhere, anytime, with no special equipment or clothing. Could there be a simpler workout? BUT if your experience is like mine—the first month is going to be extremely humbling.

Improving your fitness habits is absolutely the key to independence and having some control of your life as you get up there in years. The recurring, science-proven theme in extending your life span and staying healthy is maintaining a regular exercise routine. NOT magic pills or potions or costly body-cleansing rituals. These last few options are quite popular however, probably due to the fact that they don’t take any effort. Hey, just continue to be delusional and pop another pill.

The kind of activities that lead to health grow from understanding and appreciation rather than from a grim sense of duty. It should not be sheer willpower and obligation that gets you out the door in the morning to exercise. Benefits to the body and spirit would be somewhat restricted. You would also be missing the point of a healthy lifestyle.

There’s a term, ‘self-efficacy’. That might be what aging is all about. It means maintaining competency, mastery, autonomy, independence. If, as we grow older, we give in to the opposite—dependency, incompetency and failure—we diminish the quality of our lives. Our aging is in our own hands. It is no one else’s responsibility. If we depend on our doctors, our families, our government or our companies to ensure its adequacy, we must accept whatever future they guide us to, and we risk compromising the quality of our lives. On the other hand, if we take charge of our lives, we can ensure that our future years are independent and active. We can actually LIVE our whole lives. Healthful living demands healthful life styles.

Remember—the ball is in your court. Pick it up.

Article written by Sebastian @

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