Archive for January 22nd, 2007
I’m homesick for my old blog, lol. I was just on there now. There doesn’t seem to be a problem on other people’s blogs (on the same server). Just mine. I wish I knew what was going on. I suppose I could send them an e-mail and ask… But in the meantime, it’s lovely to have a pied-a-terre here on WordPress. I’ll be a squatter here for a while, and who knows, maybe I’ll stay.
I managed to swim 70 laps today. I was so not in the mood, but persuaded myself that I’d better. My little dragonfly companian kept me company again today, while I swam, dipping and swooping down to the water. So pretty. I was convinced when I was younger that dragonflies only lived for one day, and I thought it was the saddest thing ever. I read later, though that this is a common myth, with not a bit of truth in it.
Michael told me the funniest joke the other day. A married couple and their six-year-son are driving around in a game-reserve, when they go past two tortoises, the male on top of the female.
“Mommy…” the little boy says.
The parents look at each other, thinking, oh no, here comes a difficult question.
The little boy continues, “why doesn’t that tortoise just go around?”
I thought that was hilarious.
My back was starting its tricks again after I got back from the neuro’s last week. All that hopping on one leg, etc. must have aggravated it. Fortunately, it seems to be coming right on its own. I even cancelled the appointment I had at the chiropractor’s.
I didn’t end up doing my meditation today. I will simply have to do it first thing tomorrow morning. Otherwise I don’t do it, and it bugs me the whole day. I really want to get into that special meditative (alpha) state. It sounds so nice. We’ve all been in it briefly. It’s that brief state between being awake and asleep. But the trick of meditation is to harness that state, where you basically have a connection between your conscious and sub-conscious mind. I have to start making work of mastering this. I have some choice things I want to tell my sub-conscious, lol.
Leave me plenty of house-warming presents (comments) to celebrate my move
I could get used to wordpress. Very user-friendly.
I’m not going to go into the whole introducing myself thing. Any interested parties can refer to my other blog: www.maggsbunny.blogspot.com
I still have to create my profile, anyway, and that should take care of introductions.
I’ve hit a bit of a blank now anyway. I haven’t blogged since last Tuesday (gasp) and I saved up so much to write about that it’s become too big a task, so I’ll just start afresh.
I’ve been deep in thought about my MS lately (yes, I have multiple sclerosis). I try not to be defined by it, but it’s hard to distance yourself from something that makes you quite obviously disabled. Affects your independance, your way of life, everything.
Still Stephen Hawking sure isn’t defined by his ALS, so I guess I don’t have to be defined by anything that I choose not to be defined by!
I’ve stumbled upon quite a numerous amount of stories on the inernet of PwMS (people with ms) that have defreated the disease and live normal (better than normal!) lives. They didn’t accept what fate had dealt them, and neither will I. They all made a huge effort to reverse and obliterate the disease. Nothi9ng in life comes easy, that’s for sure, but it’s so incredibly worth it.
I really miss my independance, and being able to work full-time (or anytime, actually), but there is no reason why I can’t followin the footsteps of all those pioneers and put my back into saying goodbye to MS forever. Now, that is one parting that I won’t mind.
Some of the things are easier that others, such as changing diet and starting to exercise. Others are more challenging, such as meditation and visualisation, which is so foreign to many of us, because we just aren’t taught about it. I myself, am an absolute novice at meditation, but it seems it is the key to recovery so better that I learn how, and fast. I was supposed to start today. Hopefully I still will, even though I am dragging my feet.
I did however do one of the things on my to-do list today, namely finishing Pachelbel’s Cannon, that I was learning to play on the keyboard. That ranks right up there as therapeutic therapy.
And I didn’t break any rules on my diet, yay! Not even so much as a block of chocolate. Of course, I don’t do chocolate in blocks. Slabs are more like it! So best not to even start, lol.
Right now, I’m off to do my daily swimming. At least 50 laps, if I can manage.
My previous blogging server seems to be down. It’s been almost a week now since I’ve been able to post, and in desperation, I decided to create a second blog, my (cyber) home away from (cyber) home.
If I like it here, I might stay. Alternatively, I may use this as a ‘venting’ blog, seeing as how a lot of my family and acquaintances read my other blog. Which is all fine and well, but it may be nice to have a virtual bolthole where no-one knows me, lol.
But what am I saYying? I actually like friends and family reading, I certainly have no problem with it. But maybe I’ll just be a tad more selective with you I dish out the link to
I’ll have to spend some time ‘furnishing’ but not right now.