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Today’s Happy Moments (so far)

Mother had her appointment at the USF Alzheimer’s Center this morning.  Everything looks fine; pretty much the same as when we did the baseline neuro-cog eval about three years ago.  Perhaps some very minimal decline, but really everything is great.

Afterward, we went to the Village Inn restaurant for lunch, where I ordered the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (made with tomatoes and bacon).  When it arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised to see their unique way of keeping that nasty pickle juice from getting on my sandwich and making the bread soggy.  It made me very happy.

Then, even better, when I got home, I was able to successfully transfer the photo I took from my cell phone to my computer via some clever chip adapters so I could share with y’all! 

I love living in the future!

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Rampage Of Appreciation

This comes from listening to the audio book without having the actual book at hand.

Rampaging Appreciation

I am currently listening to an audio book by Esther and Jerry Hicks.  It is the second half of “Ask and It Is Given” and talks about different processes for improving your mood and mindset, or as they call it, “raising your vibrational rate”.

“Rampaging Appreciation” is along the same lines as the age-old sage advice to count your blessings, or the 12-Step Gratitude List.  Abraham (for whom Esther and Jerry purport to speak) advises that this exercise can be done anyplace and anytime for immediate vibrational boosting, but is most effective when done regularly, in writing.

For your enjoyment, amusement, edification – whatever applies – I offer my first session of Rampaging Appreciation, live, from my office in Oldsmar, Florida.

I love my desk.  It is nice and big with plenty of desktop space for my computer and my bright lamp and all the desktop essentials, leaving plenty of room for writing space for my journaling, too.

I love my bright lamp for when it’s raining and I need extra light for my brain.

I love my big Goddess coffee mug.  It holds LOTS of coffee.

I love my mug rugs that I got years ago, handcrafted through Martin Luther Homes.

I love my computer and my flat screen, which helps me have extra room on top of my desk.  I love being able to listen to music on it and watch videos and talk to Josh during the day through IM.  I love having all kinds of photos as my desktop background, currently one of my beautiful granddaughter sitting in the middle of a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes


I love my curved keyboard.  


I love my little goddess figure holding a crystal sphere in her lap.

I love my computer speaker system that lets me listen in stereo without having to wear headphones.

I being able to check books out from the library so that I can read and have access to a lot more material than if I had to purchase each item.

I love the pull-outs on either side of my desk so I have plenty of room to spread out when I need it.

I love my big bulletin board, where I can pin upcoming events and maps and papers that I don’t want to lose (like the marriage license).

I love my blue water bottle that reminds me to drink plenty of water throughout the day.


I love my Rolodex that I found for $2 at the thrift store.  The base, plus the dividers and all the cards, would have cost me about $40 new at the office supply.


I love air conditioning.

I love my office, which is in the back of the house, far enough away from the front living room that I don’t have to listen to the sounds of the Encore Western Channel all day. 

I guess that’s enough for now.  I’m feeling pretty darned good.  I suggest everyone give this Rampaging Appreciation stuff a try.







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