Well, yesterday the morning sun came in our windows so I took a bunch of cute pics of the kids, but of course I'm stuck at work for the 2nd of my 6 nights almost straight so you may have to wait a bit to see them.
So, as I sit here hoping that my Diabets patient doesn't go into shock on me (blood sugar of 557 at 2130, and 103 at 0200, and 80 at 0500 for those of you who're interested) I'm reflecting on the stories I've heard from these old folks. There was the 77 yr old lady who had seen Roosevelt, Carter and Ford in person during their presidencies in her lifetime. Her mom took them to see Roosevelt on one of his train tours of the country. She told me about standing on the platform for hours just waiting for him to come out and waive. Then she told of how Ford came to her son's college graduation. There were all these really nice cars with flags then this old beatup station wagon pulls up and out steps the President. She was so close that she stood right next to a Secret Service agent, made her a bit nervous.
Then there's the 98 yr old lady I have this week who you'd never hear from if you didn't go down there. She does everything for herself. A real sweetheart. She has fewer health issues than I do.
There was the 95 yr old lady who's smarter than all of us put together (this was AFTER her stroke). Said she makes a point of learning something new every day. And reading something thought provoking daily. Her eyesight started failing her so her kids came daily to read to her.
I'll tell you the truth, it all boils down to Newton. That which is at rest tends to stay at rest and that which is in motion tends to stay in motion. (yes, I'm paraphrasing) Also refered to as use it or lose it!
So, fess up people!
What do YOU do daily to stay mentally active