I've known her for 2 years today.
She once was small enough to fit in one forearm.
Now, she's a big girl,
with big girl ideas and emotions.
I need nothing more.
Happy 2nd Birthday, FlapJilly!!
These are my guys. These are the kinds of men I want as role models for FlapJilly. These guys would be my friends.*****
If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.I wonder how much The Donald thinks he knows about me?
Elizabeth Warren, often referred to as Pocahontas, just misrepresented me and spoke glowingly about Crooked Hillary, who she always hatedI don't get the whole Pocahontas thing; does The Donald think it's funny? It gains no traction, it's so obviously inappropriate, that the whole Crooked Hillary thing gets swallowed up in my disgust for his overt racism.
"I love my grandchildren, but if I talk about them for more than nine or 10 seconds, after that, what are you going to say?"As anyone who has read a FlapJilly post knows, I am the living, breathing proof of the fact that it is possible to spend well more than 9 or 10 seconds talking about my one grandchild. If I had 8, like Mr. Trump, I could spend all day. But, it's more than the soundbite. It's the off-handed way he dismisses the possibility that he would spend time doting over his family.
I know, I know, it isn't called Sears Tower anymore, but I worried that opening with the startling announcement that I was going to climb to the top of the Willis Tower would leave you flummoxed, wondering what it was, where it was, and why you should care.There are 103 flights of stairs to the Sky Deck. That's 2,109 steps.
I just got a little teary, thinking of maneuvering myself from the couch to the front door, every one of those 5 steps an exercise in mind over matter, in will over strength, in desire over capability.I found an appropriate 8 week training schedule on-line, after discarding those that included jogging and running up stadium steps.
I can do so much more today than I could six months ago, and that can be said for the last five years of six month intervals. Deep tissue massage combined with Pilates got me here; strength training with weights in the gym combined with intervals on an inclined treadmill and stair climbing twice a week will get me to the Sky Deck.I am tired of looking backward. I need a new defining event.
I used to mark my life by where I lived; "We were on Buena." "That was in the living room in 16. That happened on Clark Street." Since January 8, 2011, I've marked the passage of time since I got shot. That's a less than uplifting memory to revisit on a regular basis.Brother and a Playgroup Mom and I are committed. The link is here. If enough of you want to do it, we can make a team.
I am NOT soliciting donations for this. I'm doing it for myself. I am accepting encouragement and smiles, though.