You write your wishes/prayers on the Lantern then float it in a body of water. I’ve done various volunteer activities with this Buddhist Temple. I don’t attend as much as I used to but I still get together with my Japanese friends for Buddhist services, chanting and meditation.
My Greatest Wish is to spend more time with my brother Stephen who is an Awesome Autism Guy! ♡ ♡ ☆ ☆
If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!
This week’s word is Escape!
To quote one of my parents favorite sayings, “What is Done in the Dark shall come to the Light.”
New King James Version (NKJV)
22 For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.
Good visit to the gastro doctor today. Basically he wants me on I guess what is now called a Paleo diet. The very thing that most people think is good for you like veggies and fruits causes me extreme gastic distress. Guess I will never become a vegetarian. Also I must stay away from wheat and wheat based products. And worst of All No Chocolate!! Arrgghh!!
My doctor wants me to do both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy Thursday, November 17th. I told him that it would be impossible for me to take time off. The doctor even wrote a note which I will give to H.R. and Dispatch/Mgrs tomorrow insisting that I must have these two procedures so let’s see what happens. Getting days off especially for medical procedures is like being in a fight where your opponent has a gun and you only have a small twig with which to defend yourself. Plus I’m still trying to balance attempting to take care of my medical condition with spending time with Stephen. Gosh it seems I’ll never win. Sigh……
Oh yes my ghetto hoodrat Walgreens on Nostrand and Fulton does not have the special solution I need to drink for the test next week. Go figure!!
Sometimes when I think about all the money I spend on doctors, exams, tests, procedures, various types of shots and injections plus any other kind of medical issues I’m beginning to think that I’m making all my doctors richer than they are now!!
That’s the one thing I dislike about getting older. The older I get the more health issues I have. When I was in my teens, 20s, 30s and early 40s everything was fine. Once I turned 50 it was like a time bomb in my body was set off the disease switch turned on and everything that could go wrong went wrong. Physical chaos. And just think I never smoked, rarely drank and exercised on a regular basis!! Getting older is not for sissies! Ugh!!
It took the Lady gastro nurse two needles sticks and she was still unable to draw blood. Then the man nurse came and he got blood on the 3rd try. They must have taken at least 5 or 6 vials of my blood. Tired. Exhausted. I feel like a Vampire has drained my entire Life essence!
Got up with $80 and now down to Zero bucks. I just got a phone message from the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital for my 1:30 pm doctors appointment which obviously I will not be able to make today. Ran out of funds and none of the subways near me go straight there. I will have to move my VA appt to another day when I have both time and money.
Health care is expensive and time consuming. Yuck!!
Friday I go for my Vitamin Infusion injections which are for me an out of pocket expense Not covered by Health Insurance. Sadly in this country the good old US of A. Preventative Medicine and/or many Holistic technologies are not covered by insurance. Hmmmm…. Guess Big Pharma would have a fit if more Americans actually went to the Gym, Discounts to and for Health Food Stores, Health Spas, herbal, Natural or Holistic!! I smell a Conspiracy!!
IRKSOME TO THE Nth DEGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ms. DeBorah goes to the Financial Services Doctor. Finance Doctor asks for DeBorah’s wallet and bank statements. After some moments of silence while examining the wallets contents and the numbers on her bank statements Dr. Finance thoughtfully and deliberately announces her diagnosis.
Ms. DeBorah I’m very sorry to tell you this but due to your repeated doctor visits and prescriptions You Now have an Advanced Case of Broke-Itis. Your only hope is either more overtime, complete & total healing or instant Retirement.
This is a photo of me at age 42 right before graduating Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College. I would say at age 42 I reached my Peak Performance in terms of fitness. Perfect skin, shape, Hair (my Locs went down my back to my butt) stamina and endurance. I was in Excellent Great Shape. Wish I could return to that age and that physical condition.
Song for the Old Me.
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (Rocky and Apollo Training)
For me in terms of my personal experience Trust must be earned not given. I suppose because I’ve been in abusive situations my ability to trust humans has eroded over time. I no longer have faith in people like I once did and mostly keep to myself. The amount of lies and falsehoods folks tell is amazing. That’s why I don’t usually get involved with groups, causes or anything where I’d have to rely on other people or get involved in situations where I’d have to ask for help.
Nor do I like or enjoy going to any type of doctors. The only reason I’m engaging the medical profession now is because I’m in extreme unrelenting physical pain. Unfortunately in order to continue functioning in close to a normal manner I must allow these quacks to ponder, poke and prod me, fill me with pills and do who knows what else.
My Life experiences have made me a Loner, A Solitary, a type of hermit where if I did not go to work I’d have little or no interaction with human beings at all. Most people are fakes and phonies only out for their own good with an agenda. Makes me quite happy to be in a relationship with me, myself and I.
As I know this controversial post will elicit judgmental negative comments and based on my past experience with spammers, flammers, hackers and stalkers and for my own health and safety I will Close Comments.
Now my view on aging or getting older is that “Age ain’t nothing but a number.” I do acknowledge the arthritis and the creaky joints, hypertension, insomnia, the gray hair, (well not my hair thanks to L’Oreal Feria) and those moments of forgetfulness that can be quite scary. Alzheimer’s runs on both sides of my family in my female relatives but hopefully it will skip me as I age.
Young at Heart if not in body is a state of mind. My co-workers know me for my witty humor and my unction for bursting into spontaneous dance in the galleries.
Exercise. Everyday that I don’t have to report to my job I do what many of my readers/subscribers have come to know as my Soulful Struts. Basically a Soulful Strut is my Walking Exercise where I traverse the streets of New York, especially my neighborhood in Brooklyn walking and taking photos. Photography is one of my many passions. Please feel free to visit my Photography Blog — Roaming Urban Gypsy. Here is a small taste of my constitutionals: http://roamingurbangypsy.com/
As of Jan. 2016 I will be two years from retirement. Perhaps I will stay at the museum until I’m 60 but only to build up my pension and investment funds. I belong to a Union and as such can take an early retirement than non-Union staff. Via maintaining an ongoing exercise program, eating more fruits & veggies, getting my financial house in order, pursuing my passions of writing and photography I am setting the stage for a successful, prosperous & healthy retirement.
In Feb. 2016 I will turn 57 years of age but I still have the sense of adventure I had when I was 18 and shocked my parents by joining the U.S. Army! No I don’t plan on joining the French Foreign Legion when I turn 60 but I just feel like even more doors will open for me at that age. Some women have referred to it as the “Third Act.” Many women don’t look forward to getting older because they mourn that loss of youth, having the guys look and chase you, an empty nest if you had kids or if you never had children the loss of fertility.
As for lines and wrinkles well to be honest being a dark skinned woman it’s very unlikely I’ll become wrinkled unless I live well into my 80s or 90s. Yes it’s true that Black don’t Crack! Happy to be a part of the highly melanin Tribe!
I have to admit the first part of menopause was rough on me physically. Hot flashes. Night sweats. Anger or maybe it just me taking less shit or no bullshit than when I was younger. Anyway I Love and enjoy this new DeBorah I’m growing into. Yes it would be nice to have a man. I enjoy male companionship but on the other hand I’m not going to chase one down. No plans to become a cougar. Also I’m not in competition with younger women. They do their thing and I do mine.
As the street slang goes I plan to Do Me!! And Yes I will still be sexy at 60!!