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The Land of Good Intentions

I had fully intended to write a short piece and participate in MindLoveMisery’s Sunday writing prompt last week. The subject “The Quiet One” intrigued me and I may still write something – it just will not be part of the challenge.

I had my physical almost three weeks ago but had to wait a week to come back for my blood work. I told my doctor I wanted a referral to a physical therapist for my vertigo as nothing was keeping it at bay.  He agreed. He suggested some medication for me for another issue, but in the interim I researched and decided the medication might not be the right thing for me so I shelved it until I could go back and talk it through with him. 

A week went by without hearing about my referrals (there were three). I called the office to check on the status. It seems they are still sending faxes and the fax appeared to have gone through. After calling again, the referrals were finally in progress and I had two physical therapy sessions last week. I am happy to say I am much improved and cannot believe how quickly it has helped.  Even once the vertigo is gone, She will continue to see me because I have altered my posture as a way to protect myself from the vertigo. It will take time to unlearn all that.

All in all, I am pretty healthy. my doctor agreed about the medication and I have some small dietary changes to make, but no medication for which I am thankful. Now to get all my vaccinations taken care of.

All from our garden except for the one with the sticker on it!

It has been terribly hot here – at least for my liking. With the constant vertigo I have not been able to write or watch much television and as a result I have been pretty restless. Our garden is producing tomatoes and peppers, but not much else. We have been enjoying what we do manage to harvest, though.

We are supposed to be going to Florida the end of this week for our granddaughter’s 4th birthday! Of course hubby got called for jury duty – he reports tomorrow – and so much depends on his schedule and how I am progressing with my vertigo and physical therapy.

I am reading a few blogs in moderation and hope to start leaving a few comments. My Physical Therapist has advised against too much screen time so I am heeding her advice.

Hubby is now waiting on the electrician to come and install the electrical panel in the building. Schedules, material, and waiting make this drag out a lot longer than we would like.

The dogwood leaves are changing. They are the heralds of the change in season to come. Of course, we will need to get through the hot months of summer, but nature tells us what is coming. I tried to plant some dill,  it it is just way too hot. The dill wilted and died quickly. I will replant in the fall.

That’s it for now. I hope this finds you all well and keeping safe. It is a crazy world we live in.

SLS

Song Lyric Sunday – SS 396

The prompt from Jim:

Our theme this week is Automobile, Car, Jalopy, Vehicle suggested by Melanie B Cee of Sparks From A Combustible Mind.


When I saw the prompt for today I immediately thought of the song “Thunder Road” but the song itself wasn’t really about the car. I felt it still applied, but then I knew I would easily go down a rabbit hole with the movie, Robert Mitchum, the history of moonshinin’, and how this region of the country was part of the history of that time. I think it may morph into a blog post all on its own sometime in the future.

Instead, I decided to give a shout out to hubby’s favorite car with the song “SS 396” recorded by Paul Revere and the Raiders. The song had little if any airplay as it was a promotional song requested by Chevrolet to promote the 1966 Chevelle SS 396 (hubby’s was a ‘67).

The flip side of this record is “Camaro” by the English group The Cyrkle (“Red Rubber Ball”). I would say it is pretty unusual to have two bands featured on one 45. And both promo songs about cars!

SS 396
Lyrics from Genius Lyrics

Forget about your Hemi’s and your GTO’s
I’ve got a new machine, and she really gos
When I pass you up on the drag strip you’ll know darn well
You’ve been beat by a porcupine V8 Chevelle

Taching it up now, you better be quick
Cus’ nothing can outrun my SS 396

There’s lots of chrome goodies sitting under the hood
She looks real pretty, like a tough one should
On the redline tires, she sits real mean
She’s the coolest hot one… you’ve ever seen
Crusing the highways, getting my kicks
Everyone’s checking out my SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they’ll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it’s really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You’ll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Crusing the highway, getting my kicks
Nothing can match my…SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they’ll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it’s really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You’ll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Nothing can match my…SS 396
SS 396
SS 396
SS 396


Song Lyric Sunday is hosted every Sunday by Jim Adams. If you would like to join in the fun, check out his blog for the rules and to take in all the other music posted by other blogg

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One Liner Wednesday – Storms

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

I saw this posted on LinkedIn this morning and it truly resonated with me.

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

 


One liner Wednesday is brought to us each week by the lovely Linda Hill. Please visit Linda’s blog to read the rules, read other one liners, and possibly join in the fun!

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Defining Moments

I have been lost in thought about life and how we come into who we will be. I find my thoughts drifting back to important moments in my life and wondering if those moments are where I made the decision to turn left or right or to plow ahead on a path that some might say destiny carved long before my birth.

I think back to important milestones in my life – the big memory moments. “I will never forget how I felt when…” For me, however, I am not sure those were the defining moments in my life. I think life turns on a dime, fueled by tiny moments scarcely seen and felt.

For example, I recall so well, like so many Americans, the day President Kennedy was shot or the day the Challenger exploded or the day the towers fell. I will always remember how time almost seemed to stand still. I certainly learned about myself and people and mankind from those moments but those were not the moments that shaped me.

Instead I remember discussions with my parents when I realized my thoughts sometimes varied greatly from theirs. I can remember cringing at words spoken by beloved family members and feeling resolute in my determination to believe differently.

I remember discovering even the holiest of men were judgmental and allowing that truth to poke tiny holes in my belief system allowing a different source of light to peek through.

I remember the feel of the earth under my bare feet and feeling grounded in my place in the world. The call to return home to these mountains never left me. While sense of place is different that the sense of being, I do wonder what transpires in a person’s life that steers them into making bad decisions, some that can end their lives prematurely.

I remember well discovering my sense of wonder at watching a “touch-me-not” explode in the palm of my hand or the way I could see the rain move over the mountain tops. As much as I loved the place where I grew up, I knew I could not find what I needed to make me whole unless I ventured elsewhere.

Were your defining moments big or small, or like a few people I know, do you not feel any sense of any particular moments that steered you in a particular direction? I would love for you to share your thoughts.