Sunday, September 20, 2015

Making compromises

You know all of the tee shirts to wherever?  You know the ones I'm talking about. So and So went to...and all they brought me was this tee shirt.  Well, not for us. When our son went on his recent trip to Philly I gave him an insulated bag with a request to bring back Philly cheese steaks.  YUM!

Okay, so let's have  a conversation.  Under the astrological chart I'm listed as a Virgo. One of those characteristics is that I'm not big on sharing most parts of my personal life. To me personal means just that.

Today, I'm going to change that a wee bit because undoubtedly others are experiencing the same thing. So, what is it I want to talk about?  Aging and pain.

When I was much younger I noticed that all older people seemed to do was talk about their aches and pains.  Well people, I've entered that arena.

But I'm going to take this conversation in a different direction. For instance, tough you can't see me, I have both elbows tucked firmly against the sides of my body. Why, you ask? Because I have pain in my left elbow and wrist radiating upward and I have pain n the right as well, for which I received a cortisone injection.

After being evaluated on Thursday by a number of stretching, twisting, and bending the affected body parts to see just how much they hurt and what movements produced pain, it made me laugh when it was all over.  It's kinda like you tell someone, my head hurts, and they produce a hammer and hit you over the head and then asks, "Does that hurt?"

Don't worry, it's not the actually pain I want to talk about but how we as humans make compensations in our lives to make things better. For instance if a part of your body hurts on the right side, you shift most of your movements to the left to compensate.

If you're cooking and find you don't have a needed ingredient and you don't feel like going to the store, you decide to toss in something else to compensate.

As a romance author I could even move this into the realm of writing. When the publishing industry went through changes, and I personally decided to make changes to steer my own career, I had to compensate for not being given an advance, having the publisher do the promoting of my book, pay the editor and graphic designers, and getting the books into the bookstores and in front of readers. I had to wear many hats. Some didn't fit. Promoting myself was the main one that didn't fit.  I'm a Virgo.  I'm a private person. I don't enjoy just opening myself up to cyber space.

Which brings me to this blog. If not for Cici Edward and our agreement to blog, more than likely I wouldn't be doing it. And if you noticed, as long as this blog is I haven't given you much more than I'm a private person.

How will I compensate you?  I'll show you some beautiful pictures my son took on his recent trip to Philly with a side tour to NY.

One last thing about compensating. I've always kept this blog open for comments, just in case anyone had a genuine question or comment.  I do enjoy talking to people, via comments on this blog, or emails.  My last bog post brought about over 1500 spam comments.  I'm much too old to wade through spam. So I compensated for that by doing two things. This blog now require anti spam, by putting in some kind of word.

The thing of it is, if you really have a comment to make I'd love to read it.  If you'd like to email me you can.  I'll answer.

Now, enjoy my son's pictures.

Don't forget to check out my friend Cici to see what she's talking about.  A shout out to Cici for telling me how to get rid of the unwanted span. Thank you.'s Cici.

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