Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An Awesome Day at the Park

 To dispel life's daily deal of the daily grind, with a friend, Owls Head Park is a premier park in Brooklyn which allows visitors to overlook New York Harbor along Belt Parkway.  Children playing on the playground where the laughter and joyous cries resonate a innocent youth for what fate awaits their life.  Owls Head Park is also equipped with a dog run, skateboard and bike lanes.

There are many nice walking trails within.  The layout fends this park an illusion of great space with lots of greenery.

Good morning everyone. Looks to be a simply gorgeous day here in Brooklyn, but I don't have any plans.  Still going batty with this bone splinter.  The dentist and filed down my denture and sometimes it feels good, other times it hurts like heck.  Sometimes it feels as if it has busted through the skin, but not yet.  And then I wonder, how big is it? 

Went to the park yesterday for the first time in awhile, and it was so quiet and serene.  We all need that sense of peace once in awhile. Didn't climb to my favorite spot on the hill, though.. Water pill was working overtime so I stayed close to the rest rooms.  Snapped a few pics I'd like to share.





 If you enlarge, you will see a little old man in white running across the way.  This man is always there and puts me to shame.  He runs and runs and runs.  Sometimes he looks like he is about to pass out but he just stops a minute and then keeps going.  I was too far away to get a good picture, and he didn't come to my side today.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday This and That

That's the thing about pain.... It demands to be felt. 
 John Green 

Took a nice slow walk to church yesterday morning.

Good morning everyone.  Well, after a good rain the humidity has finally broken....at least for a few days.  Time to throw open the windows and air the house out. Wish I had something to do, but I am planning on a trip to the park tomorrow...which looks like even a nicer day.  

My teeth are improving.    I had my salad last night for dinner. It tasted yummy, but it hurt to chew it. Guess I tried to rush things. The dentist did say 4 to 8 weeks of healing. It's that darn bone that sticks out.  From what I understand this bone issue happens frequently. It stems from the bone between teeth. It shatters when teeth are extracted and the body feels they are a foreign object so works to rid itself of them. I did have it happen before, but I wasn't trying to cover it with a denture so it didn't rub and create pain.  Dentist told me it will eventually either work its way out or reform itself. Just have to be patient and wait.  Still have about 4-8 weeks to go before my gums are heeled enough to get my permanents. 

Working on my new course and so far it is very interesting. 'Healing with Enzymes '.  We don't tend to pay attention to their effects on our health.   Already skipped ahead and took the Enzyme Deficiency Test and it appears I have a dominant Protease Deficiency and a secondary Lipase Deficiency. One day I will post the test here for you all.

Also enrolled in a two day Reiki certification course on September 24th and 25th.  Long hours and means giving up my weekend, but I always wanted to do this and the opportunity arose so I am grabbing it.   Never could find the time to do these things while working.  And then, sometime in September or October she is offering a class on crystals.  Looking forward to that one as well.  

Have a good one. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday Chatter

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death.”

Robert Fulghum


Good morning everyone. Another hot one today, but at least the humidity is on its way down. Nothing on my agenda today. Just going to stay in. Received my next two courses in the mail yesterday and want to look over them, plus I am working on my final project for my herbal class.

So, according to the dentist, the bone sliver in my mouth is something normal. The dentist  did some filing of the denture and said that he is pleased with the way I am healing. That's good news.   I asked the receptionist if others came back as much as me, thinking I might be being a big baby, but she said some come back even more. My gums take time to heal and as they do, sores will form. Stopped and bought some strawberries. raspberries, and blueberry. Yum. Yum.

I had such an eerie dream the other night and it's plagued me ever since. Hubby  and I went to do our laundry in Newton, NJ. Why we traveled there for laundry who knows, but dreams are dreams and nothing is as it seems. So, we stop at this place and hubby asks me to get us a soda. I go up to the counter and this guy is standing there--not quite my first boyfriend, but my first 'real' boyfriend. I was 18 years old and spent every weekend with his parents who lived on Swartswood Road in Newton. His family loved me, and it was thought that we'd be married....until the wanderlust struck and I broke up with him. Saw him a couple of times afterwards. We chatted, but that was it.  Its been almost 50 years now.

Back to the dream. So here he was standing there when I go up to get the sodas. I recognize him immediately. He looks at me and says, "You know I have always loved you. Just wanted you to know I never forgot you." Took the sodas back to Ralph and turned back, but now it was a stranger standing there. So, I have done some searching  and found a Richard Whitehead on the Social Security death index. I remember he was a year younger than me and our birthdays were a day apart.  This Richard was born on March 22, one year prior to me and I on March 23rd. In researching I also found that his mom, dad, and sister had also passed.  Could he have reached out across the grave to me? Or is my Richard alive and well somewhere? I wonder if I will ever know. 

What do you think?

Have a good one.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thursday Ramble



Summer has set in with its usual severity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Good morning everyone. Another hot one here. What's new? Hot, yes, but still the changes in the seasons is becoming noticeable. Used to be daylight at 6am. It's only now starting to lighten up...and by 8 pm night has already begun settling in when a month ago it was still daylight.

So this morning I am off to the dentist. Have a major sore going on on the right side and that bone bulging out on the left. Have to get everything fixed before school in a couple of weeks. Hubby thought he was making me feel better last night when he said, "Don't worry. You won't feel it. He'll give you a shot first." Does he not realize that those shots scare me the most? They hurt. 

There is a woman at my Weight Watchers meeting that doesn't wear her dentures.  It amazes me how she is able to eat everything, including those hard WW treats that bent my partial.  Sometimes I feel like just giving up on them and being like her, but vanity keeps me going.  Things will get better.  I am sure of it.
 
Well, at least I'll be back before the heat really sets in.

Have a good one.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday This and That

Webs of strange patterns we weave (each owns)
From colour and soul; and like unto these,
Soul has its tones and semitones,
Mind has its major and minor keys.

Amy Levy


Good morning everyone. It's going to be another hot one, for sure, but a beautiful morning nonetheless. Had a fairly good night's rest last night and aside from some mouth soreness, feeling pretty good this morning. Sleep does wonders. Too bad a good sleep is hard to come by nowadays.

Now it seems that a small slice of bone is working its way through the skin in my mouth.  They say this is quite common when teeth are extracted, but it is quite uncomfortable....and is made all the more uncomfortable by my tongue which appears to have become obsessed with it. Honestly, it's like my tongue has a mind of its own.  If it's not rubbing over the sores that my bottom denture has made, I find it constantly rubbing across the sharpness of the bone. IIt isn't a conscious thing. I have to make a conscious effort to stop it but I usually just end up doing it again once my mind is on other things. As a result, both spots are always pretty sore.

Nothing really on my agenda this morning. No place to go,nothing to do. No money to spend. Guess I will just be staying in today. Have lots of things to do. I want to sort out my shirts today and refold nicely. Also want to search for Autumn tablecloth and curtains. Always like to be ready ahead of time....and Autumn is right around the corner.

After more work on my course, I plan on doing a little reading. Just going to take it easy. Never had this choice when I was working.

Have a good one and stay cool.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday Chatter

Morning skies,
gray, rain on the way,
heat and humidity bringing on the storms
I see myself running between the raindrops.
 
Good morning everyone. Looks like we are in for a hot, humid, and showery day. Would be okay if the showers cooled it off some, but my understanding is that they are only going to make them worse. Oh well, this is August weather. To be expected.  Soon we'll be complaining that it is too cold.

This afternoon I have my opthamologist appointment and hope I can make it there through the raindrops. It's like 6 blocks away, but who wants to walk in in a heavy rainstorm. If we're between showers an hour before my appointment I'll just take my Kindle and head on over there. Coming home I don't care about getting wet.

I was so happy to be back at Brooklyn College yesterday. I really missed it. Didn't even sign up for the summer semester this year because I knew I'd be going through some dental woes. Speaking of Brooklyn College, I was talking to my daughter the other night about teaching there when I have my Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Healing Practitioner certificates. The program I am in is always looking for new courses, and you probably remember how disillusioned I was with the teacher they already had what with all the wrong info she was spreading and refusing to allow comments and questions from the class. So I figured I might try my hand at it. Just a thought right now. If anything it is still a year down the road.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



Enjoying a quiet morning,
of what will soon be a busy day,
peace, quiet, solitude,
soon to ends as the world around me comes alive.

(My morning writing for Awake August)
 
Good morning everyone. Looks kind of gray out there, and I understand that it is going to be a warm and humid day.  In fact, they say it is  going to be really miserable for the next few days. This morning I'm off to register for classes this morning. So excited and looking forward to September.   Stopped at the 99 cent store and bought all my supplies yesterday. 

 
Spent all afternoon tearing everything apart looking for my pencil case.  After the fiasco last year with my white jacket, I don't take any chances with my pens.  Couldn't find it and was ready to stop and buy a new one today when I sat at the table this morning, and there it was sitting in the back by my napkin holder.  I'd forgotten that I'd needed a pen a few days ago and had already taken it out of its summer hideaway. Oh, the aging memory.  (Sigh)

I'm thinking of having my lunch at the cafeteria before I come home, but that all depends on what is on the buffet. Still on soft foods so tuna should be fine, but what to have with it is the question. Also want to check out those pudding parfaits. Yummy.

Have a good one.