Thursday, September 18, 2014

This DisneyLand ride broke my heart in the 1960s…





It was when I first realized in my core that having a disability MIGHT close some options To me.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I'm trying to get myself organized again…

The inside of my head is not a pretty sight! I've got pieces of ideas and projects scattered all over the place. Stuff has connections to other stuff in ways that only makes sense to me, except when it doesn't make sense to me.

The simplest thing would be to delete projects and other stuff, but where's the fun in that? I'd like my projects and ideas. There are reasons I start them all.

I think I will try organizing them like this:

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Decorative Bags for Mobility Devices

I usually like functional bags to carry my stuff on my wheelchair. My emphasis is on PRACTICAL, attractive has been a much lower priority.

The bags that I've been using for about five years are neither functional nor attractive. I did not like them. They were difficult to use, stuff occasionally fell out.

I have replaced them. I went shopping at HDS MEDALLION® and got myself a couple of feminine, roomy, and PRACTICAL bags. On one side is a bright blue and lime. On the other is a blue paisley. I purposely picked different patterns so I could direct people to grab things like business cards or straws or emergency tracheostomy stuff. My suction machine is still in back. No money, no technology… Even I know that not everyone is to be trusted.

Now my wheelchair looks better than the rest of my wardrobe. Except for a couple of pairs of shoes that are new. Oh yes, and some new clothing.

I guess that am I need to be responsible and get a job worthy of my new bags.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pruning My Closets, Dressers, And Armoires :-)

I don't enjoy shopping for clothing as much as I used to. I do not particularly enjoy the popular styles right now. Of course, dressing like it was 1910 isn't practical with my brace and wheelchair. I would not feel comfortable wearing a starfleet uniform to church, so there you have it.

When I find something I like, I keep it. In fact, I keep it until it is beyond serviceable and then keep it to "knock around" in.

Then, I started hearing about "capsule dressing." Places like <http://theproject333.com/> REALLY appeal to me! Saving brain space, closet space, and money on clothing would free me up for other things. Hoarding books comes to mind immediately. Hiding Christmas gifts might be fun. Giving to those in need appeals to me GREATLY.

Those plans will have to wait for a little while, though. Several friends have taken it upon themselves to bless me with updated wardrobe items. My closets, dressers, and armoires are stuffed to the gills! My "capsule wardrobe" plans will have to wait.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Studying Spanish and reading Matthew 16

Today was my weekly "conversational Spanish" practice lesson. My teacher, "Teresa Paz," thinks that I am learning at a good pace. She suggested daily practice in reading out loud. It would build my confidence and pronunciation.

She thinks that I have good understanding to build on. I have a couple of books in Spanish on my Kindle, they will work well. I understand about 80% of what I'm reading without looking anything up. At least I think I do. There were a couple of places where I understood individual words, but had to ask what the entire concept within a phrase or sentence was. The book I'm reading is "Cristo, mi Salvador" by Herman W Gockel. It is challenging, but I'm enjoying it.

After she left, I ran across this cartoon that made me laugh. It is too true to be funny, but there you have it.
From www.AgnusDay.org

 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Music

Yeah, it's kind of interesting… Music is an excellent tool for various needs.

  • The rhythm and melody make an excellent mnemonic device. (THE ALPHABET SONG comes to mind…)
  • Hymnody has been used as a catechetical tool like this  
  • Part of my "Spanish-learning" includes learning songs like