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Lessons Learned this weekend


jjohnson

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WOW WHO EVER SAID YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS... I AM A TESTIMONY THAT THIS OLD DOG LEARNED ALL WEEKEND. LET ME SHARE...

 

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW BY NOW, IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, I SHALL EXPLAIN.

 

I AM NOT, I KNOW YOU WILL FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT I MUST COME CLEAN WITH MY FAN BASE THAT ARE COMING HERE TO LEARN ABOUT ME. I AM NOT, LET ME SAY IT AGAIN, NOT NOT NOT COMPUTER SAVVY. :nuhuh: BUT, I AM TRYING WITH THE BEST OF THEM TO LEARN SO I CAN BE PART OF THIS BLOG WORLD. GOSH, YOU HAVE THE MY SPACE, FACEBOOK, THIS AND THAT, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO JUST THE PHONE AND VISITS? I GUESS I AM NOT IN THE "NOW SCENE" I AM HAPPY WITH MY GENERATION.... THE PEPSI GENERATION. WE HAD GOOD, CLEAN FUN, BACK THERE, SAFE TOYS, SAFETY WAS IN MY LIFE, I COULD LEAVE MY HOME AND FORGOT TO LOCK UP AND NOTHNG EVER HAPPENED. SAME FOR MY CAR. NOW A DAYS, YOU KNOW HOW IT IS GOING. KIDS WERE KIDS, LIFE WAS SIMPLE AND HAPPY. NO STRESS BACK THEN. KIDS WEREN'T ATTACKED BECAUSE SOME BIG BAD GANG WANTED THEIR SHOES, ETC. IF A CHILD SAYS NO, THEN THEY ARE KILLED, STABBED, ETC. I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE HAPPENING THESE DAYS. I GUESS MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL. PARENTS ARE FORCED TO WORK AND THEY AREN'T HOME TO BE THERE FOR THEIR CHLDREN, SO THEY GIVE THEM WHATEVER THEY WANT, IPODS, MP3 PLAYERS, COMPUTER, ETC. I NEVER HAD THAT GROWING UP. I HAD A MOM WHO WORKED A REGULAR JOB, REGULAR HOURS, AND AT 5-5:30PM EVERY DAY WE HAD DINNER TOGETHER AT THE TABLE, MINUS MY FATHER, HE WAS AN ALOCHOLIC AND WAS NEVER THERE. LONG STORY WHICH I WILL GET INTO ANOTHER DAY AND TIME. ANYWAY, MY MOM WAS ALWAYS THERE AND MY UNCLE REX. HE WAS MOM'S BROTHER AND HE LIVED WITH US. I ADORED HIM, HE WAS MY DAD GROWING UP, HE WOULD BE IN MY FATHER/DAUGHTER BOWLING TOURANMENTS, WE HAD A BLAST, WE WERE ON THREE LEAGUES TOGETHER. HE WAS SO AWESOME.

 

ANYWAY, BACK TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND. POST STROKE, MY PATIENCE LEVEL IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT. I NEED TO HAVE PATIENCE. PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE.....

 

I HAD PICTURES FROM 2003 ON THIS COMPUTER FROM HURRICANE ISABELLE AND I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO FIND THEM TO SHARE WITH OUR NEW NEIGHBORS. I COULD NOT FIND THEM FOR THE LOVE OF PETE. (EDITOR'S NOTE)... WHERE DID THAT PHRASE COME FROM? LOVE OF PETE? WHY NOT LOVE OF JOE, CHRIS, SAM, BILL..... HEHEHE JUST A THOUGHT

 

THE OTHER DAY, OUT OF NOWHERE, I FOUND THEM, IT HAPPENED SO QUICKLY. I WAS SO HAPPY, I LOOKED AT THEM AND RELIVED THAT MOMENT IN TIME. SAW A PICTURE WHERE THE WATER WAS SO DEEP IT CAME UP TO MY WASTE. WOW, IT'S A MIRACLE WE GOT THROUGH THAT CRISIS.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THE DAMAGE THAT THE BAY HAS. CAN'T CONTROL WATER ....

THE NATIONAL GUARD WAS THERE, PEOPLE WALKING WITH THEIR PRIZED POSSESSIONS THAT WERE EVACUATING. IT WAS SOMETHING. I HAD CLOSED THE FILE AND WENT ON TO DO OTHER THINGS ON MY COMPUTER. I TOLD WAYNE I HAD FOUND IT AND HE WANTED TO SEE THEM, SO I WENT TO GET THEM, AND ZILCH. I COULDN'T FIND THEM. I KNEW I HAD SEEN THEM, BUT, I COULDD NOT FIND THEM AGAIN. I GOT STRESSED OUT ABOU IT, THINKING, COME ON THOUGHT PROCESS, BRAIN, YOU ARE NOT ON A UNION BREAK. :yadayada: GET WORKING, :uhm:

NOTHING, SO I DECIDED TO WALK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. IT FRUSTRATES ME SO..... AGAIN, I AM TOO HARD ON MYSELF, SO I TRIED TO HAVE PATIENCE. SO THIS MORNING, I DECIDED, OK, CHALLENGE IS ON, I AM GOING TO GO REAL S L O W AND TRY THIS AGAIN. I TOOK MY PATIENCE PILL, MY DON'T BEAT MYSELF UP PILL, AND DECIDED TO GO SLOW, PUT THE RADIO ON WITH MY FAV TUNES, AND JUST TRY IT AGAIN, YEP, YOU GUESSED IT...... AFTER HOURS OF TRYING, I, THROUGH GOD'S HELP, GOT ME THERE. WOW, WHAT A FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT,

 

THERE'S NOTHING TO IT BUT TO DO IT.

 

:cleaning: VAVAVAVAVOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 

:yikes: :Typing: :cheer: :music_band: :groupwave:

 

so bottom line is why do I want to do this Blog.... there are many reasons why,

 

1. To get better with my computer skills and memory and share about myself maybe to help others.

 

2. To learn more about myself, by talking about Jan and getting to relearn about Jan

 

3. To give back to others, maybe there might be a BrainStem Stroke Survivor out there who is going through things that I might touch on through my Blog and I can be available to them.

 

4. I am showing myself that YES, I CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG A FEW NEW TRICKS.

 

So, for now, that it is for this moment. I will start talking about the old me pre stroke and then you will meet the me and now.

 

Thanks for listening,

 

I hope you are kind to yourselves and learn the gift of Patience which God gives us. Are we smart enough to accept it? ummmmm I shall ponder on that for today.

 

Love to all, remember to enjoy your view of the day.

 

Life Is GOOD,

 

BELIEVE IN MIRACLES AND SOAR

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Jan:

 

first and foremost congrats on couple of things you showed that persistence is key to success. I know I give up to easy on things, but yu did not & God helps out people who are persistent. there is quote comes to mind by Ransy Pausch "there will be always brick wall in the life, brickwall is not there to stop you brickwall is there to show you how badly you want that thing, if you want bad enough, you will work hard to get there"

 

second is fonts & colors worked for you, how did it work, did brice helped you.

 

Asha

 

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Jan,

 

Your determination and fortitude is inspiring dear friend/Sis. There's no such word as can't - too bad our young people of today rarely abide by that.

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