Vitamin Infusion


Had my first B12 Booster shot Saturday morning. The offices are nice and clean. The gentleman who is a nurse who gave me my shot was professional and polite. He is also very good looking and easy on the eyes!!  LOL!! Yes young folks I still look at men even at my age!  LOL!!

I did feel energized afterwards. Also treated myself to a manicure and a pedicure. The way I figure we are not on this earth just to work and pay bills. I work loads of overtime and I might as well spend some of that money on me. Naturally I always make sure that my rent is paid. One must have a place to live and New York winters are brutal.

I was able to go on an extended Soulful Strut (that’s what I call my photography walks) along 8th Avenue in Manhattan. The pictures will be posted both here and on my photography blog Roaming Urban Gypsy.

Once I pay my landlord, purchased my Metro Card (bus & subway), utility and phone bills I try to buy myself a small treat.  For those of you wondering I pay cash. No credit cards for me. Also Yes I am saving for retirement. That comes out of my paycheck automatically and goes into a Fidelity Savings plan that I cannot touch until I’m 59 or probably 60. As a Union employee I also get a pension. When I turn 62 God Willing I will apply for and collect Social security.

Obviously due to my girlfriends death emotionally I’m still sad, distressed and upset  but her passing has motivated me to take better care of myself physically. There is not much I can do about my feelings. Nobody feels happy or joyful when a close friend dies. However in light of all that has happened my faith and reliance on God deepens.

Of course one can take all the vitamins in the world, eat the right foods, exercise all day long and then get hit by a truck or bus but all things being equal and having no control over accidents I hope to outlive my friend, co-workers, my parents and many of my relatives who have died in their 50s and 60s. Since I turned 50 in 2009 I’ve seen, heard and been to more wakes and funerals than I care to admit. I guess the key is to make it past 65. My goal is to live to be 70 an age that neither one of my parents achieved. At least one can apply for social security at 62 and have a few years to enjoy oneself before traveling to the great beyond.

I never smoked. Rarely drink alcohol. Eat very little red meat and no dairy. I do some moderate exercise usually walking during the week.  I’m open to new health technologies. Reviv | IV Therapy infusion is one that I shall participate in on a regular consistent basis as long as I’m able. Everybody wants to live a long life but living a long life without good health is worthless. Who wants to be a vegetable, in a nursing home or become a burden to one’s family members if you’re fortunate to have living relatives who even desire to care for you.

Since I never married nor had children the onus is on me. Also my brother Stephen is another great inspiration and motivation for me to be my Personal Best. Stephen is the World’s Greatest Autism Guy and in excellent physical condition. Only the two of us now so Stephen relies on me. Once I retire in approximately two years I want Stephen and I to be able to do fun activities and enjoy our Golden Years together.


A few photos from my Soulful Strut. If you cannot view them please click on the below link.



Grover Washington Jr – Soulful Strut

10 thoughts on “Vitamin Infusion

  1. Sorry about your friend’s passing Sister Debbie. I love your strength and the fact that you treat yourself well. Looking at men is normal and devoid of age. It sure did make me smile. May God protect you always.

    1. Thanks. Glad some of my words made you smile. After this week and my friend’s death I really need 3 months at a Beauty/Health Spa but I cannot afford that as yet. One day I will. Again I’m always glad to hear from you.

  2. It is a pleasure to meet and read about you. Everyone
    has a story and yours illustrates resilience. Keep up
    the great work. Have a peaceful day.
    Thanks so much for your subscription, Eddie

  3. I am so happy the B12 shots made you feel better, DeBorah. I think, for me, my blood levels were so darn low that my blood took all the energy, instead! You sound like you are on the road to doing well. Keep on keepin’ on!

  4. So nice to come along on your walk – glad I brought my runners! Your time ahead with your brother sounds nice and I wish I loved closer to partake in the smiles 🙂 Sorry to hear of your friend’s passing xx

    1. Thanks for reading and visiting both my blogs. I just posted our Halloween photos. I miss my friend dearly but I know she would want all of us to move forward in Life. I will always remember her. I just hope that I can be as hopeful, positive, upbeat, happy and filled with Joy as she was. At least I know that she is in Paradise with the Lord.

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