I am a diabetic

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Why is that my subject?  Because I need to own it. I need to come to terms with this diagnosis so I can better handle it.

I’ve known for a while, but my recent lab work showed that I wasn’t doing enough, so now, it’s a reality check.  So by putting this here, is a step towards getting it all under control.

I need to be more consistent with my exercise.  No excuses.  I need to set up a plan, even if its just starting with 3 days a week.  I need to drink more water (I have already started doing this) and I need to cut back on pop and junk food. Oh this part is so hard, but necessary.  I have never had good willpower, but now my lack of willpower can be detrimental to me.

I have to do this.  I should have done more sooner than this, but I did’t. So, now is the time.

Music is a universal language

Everyone joins a band in this life, and what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world

That is one of the closing lines in The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

I loved the fact that the story was narrated by Music itself..and delves into the chapters of our lives as if they were stanzas in music…as well as tempos.

Music tells us throughout the story that he gives a part of himself to everyone of us when we were born. Some of us, like Frankie Presto, BB King, Elvis, etc, get more of him than others.

I loved this story. Even though Frankie Presto is a fictional character, his story is intermingled with the best in the music industry. From playing with Elvis, to auditioning for KISS and many more great stories, it is a great story and you learn just how you impact everyone you meet in life, in some way.

This is book 5 in my goal to read 50 books in 2017 through goodreads.

 

A little bit about me

I thought I would take a moment to talk about myself…not something I really like doing, but I thought perhaps it would be helpful to those who may stumble upon my blog to understand me.

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I served in the United States Air Force for 13 years.  I loved almost every minute of it, however, it was difficult to be Active Duty, a mom, and a military spouse.  So I got out, while my husband continued to serve until he retired after 28 years in.  I love to read, although I do tend to go in spurts with my reading, and have a huge pile of books to read. I have my books and reading goals listed at Goodreads and swap books over at paperbackswap.   I am not very crafty, yet I pin a ton of stuff on pinterest that interests me.  I am an Avon Independent Sales Representative…as was my mother and grandmother.  I grew up on the products and love using them. I hate paying more than I should for daily needs items.  I fundraise every year with my Avon business for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  My daughter and I will be going for the 4th year this year.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and finding a cure for it is something I would love to see in my lifetime.  I got a really great camera a few years ago for Christmas so I have been trying to get out and take photos with it.  I’m not that great, but I have entered some of my photos in challenges at Twenty20.  I’m kind of everywhere on social media…facebook, twitter, instagram, yelp….you name it, I am probably there, although probably not that active in all of them.  I love social media.

I am the eldest of two girls.  My father worked for a major airline for over 40 years and my mother, while mostly being a housewife and mom, was a cosmetologist, although she didn’t work many of the years of our childhood, focusing on raising us.  My husband and I met while stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Arizona in 1985.  We have been married 31 years, and have two children, a daughter and a son, who are both grown.  We also have two German Shepherd Dogs who I take a lot of photos of.

In a nutshell…that’s me!

A pause in my vacation…

I’m beat..utterly worn out and I love it.  Spent the morning on my brother in laws boat cruising the intercoastal.  The sun and fresh air have made me just want to nap everyday, and I have.  It feels wrong but it was so needed.  Right now I am laying on the bed in my bedroom, trying to rehydrate and possibly take a nap today.  Yawn.  I wonder if anyone will miss me. 

I’ve got my toes in the water….

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It is now March, which means our vacation to Florida is just a few days away.  I am so excited.  We stay with my brother-in-law on the Gulf Side.  The picture above is part of his beach off his property.  Nice, isn’t it.  The view is breathtaking and I get such amazing sunset pictures.  I will have to post a few of them sometime.

I will have the means to make a post or two while I am gone, so I won’t ignore this new blog while I am gone.  I am praying for good travel weather and a great relaxing time.  With this view, how could it not be?  Right?