Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Another Sad Story

This story is about a relative of mine. I saw her one time when she was a little girl. She lived in Texas and she was my second cousin. Sunday an Aunt called and told us she had died of an infection and pneumonia. But is doesn't end there. The reason she lost her life is because she got an infection from having a stomach by-pass. Once again, because society places upon women the burden of being thin we have lost one more lovely woman to this tragedy. I don't know the particulars but I am sure she felt the pressure from someone in her life or society to be thin. I realize there are serious health risk patients that need something to this effect, but we are loosing what is right and important in the world. Pressure, pressure, be thin, be thin!...I want to just smack the next person who so kindly says that someone is overweight...don't they realize not only do we know THAT, but that constantly placing the burden of telling us constantly just exacerbates the situation. I have had little children say to me...your fat! I have responded them if their mother doesn't say something...well you are rude....and a nasty little child. Yes mom gets mad but where did the child learn their comment from? Hmmmm..I wonder. Don't pity someone who has a weight problem...I more than likely dress better than others, spend more time looking and acting like a lady and I certainly have better manners....

Okay...enough standing on the soap box. Had to do it! LOL

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Looks like rain!

Today it finally looks like rain. They are calling for it and we desperately need the rain. It is so dry in our area. We have had a few 105 degree days and the rest have been up in the 90's. Only a few in the 80's. The heat is hard on me and I have never done well with it. I crave the cool nights of fall.

I am dealing with so much swelling in my legs, ankles, and feet. I need to put my legs up more since my surgery...but who has time. I try to when I knit but I don't knit all that long each day. I try to drink more water and that helps some but ....well....loosing weight I guess will help. I am taking each progress a little at a time and doing the best I can. Tough running a house all on your own....but you deal with the hand dealt...right?

The weekend has gone by so fast like every weekend does. I never seem to get all the things I want to accomplish.....not enough hours in the day. I have finished some knitting projects, but I really want to begin quilting again. I haven't done much because of my studies. I have purchased fabric for several quilts and I have washed the fabric. Now I just need to press all of the fabric and cut out the pieces. I will have to clean the house faster to get to my projects. LOL

I am headed to visit my mother today. A little more knitting time there. Mom always fixes a great lunch and we have a good time talking.

Until later.....