Thursday, February 17, 2011

How's that positive attitude working for me this year?

I am doing Kat's writing prompt this week http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/2011/02/disneyland-bound/ -  How’s that New Years Resolution treating you? - and I have to say it's pretty good!  I'm not quite Mary Sunshine but I am laughing a lot more.  One thing that helped was a blog post I missed but read about a week ago about acceptance  -  http://www.chronicbabe.com/articles/102/ This was written by Jenni Prokopy 6 years ago and 8 years after her diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  I've kind of gone through the different "fixes" to help myself, but I guess acceptance is the key.  It's helped me a lot, and I also learned that the simple things are the best medicine.  I'm watching a lot of funny shows on TV, I'm trying to figure out better things to eat - steel cut oats for breakfast instead of packaged oatmeal, I'm talking more with hubby, reading Carrie Fisher's book Wishful Drinking.

There are things I can't do anything about - the weather and how it makes me feel - but when I see the sun outside I smile.  When it's chilly outside I put on my bright striped socks and make some hot chocolate with marshmallows or I want to try some soup recipes in either our crock pot or health master (soup in 8 minutes and you can use whole tomatoes for tomato soup!).

There are a lot of things I want to do and will get to do them.  For me I figured out I need to not think too far ahead and if I do to think about positive things - going on trips with our grandkids, living in a warm, dry climate, growing our own vegetables and/or fruit.

It's not a resolution but something I can handle - thinking more positive and even smiling more - is going fine so far.

http://nanasgourmet.com/holiday-shopping/
gourmet handmade marshmallows - yum!

http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/best-grilled-cheese-sandwich-recipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tomato-Spinach-and-Basil-Soup/Detail.aspx

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Laughed Until I Cried - and that's a good laugh!

I decided to do a writing prompt from http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/ - thanks Mama Kat!

I like seeing "blooper" shows on TV, and I sometimes laugh but then wince and go "omg" on America's Funniest Videos when someone falls or gets hit by a toddler in the crotch.  I watch Marx Brothers movies
 

and they are so silly, so the laughter for me is pretty easy.

The last time I laughed until I had tears was the bloopers show for Hot in Cleveland. In a way I can relate to these women because they are in my age range, and Betty White, at 89, is still a great comedian with great timing.  I loved watching all the women on the show on their previous shows - Jane Leeves on Frazier, Valerie Bertinelli on One Day at a Time (I actually related to her at the time it was on the air even though I was the older sister in our family), and Wendie Malick on Just Shoot Me.

When was the last time you had a good laugh?