Saturday, December 30, 2006

Are we ready ?

Saw this article in the Times about caring for infirm parents: click here

It was sad and made me ask: do we have "real" discussions with our children about caring for us when we get infirm?

I have only one child and he is in college - he had been in the military....He jokes that I need to stay in perfect health for at least another 10 years so he can have a life...also he was born when I was 38 1/2...another factor to take into account these days. Many of my friends had kids when they were near or over 40 - meaning that our kids are still young when we are getting old....

I do know that if I were to be infirm, he'd do what he can to take care of me - and the dog and the cat - [he knows how attached I am to my animals] but it would be a burden to we just joke about it. That's easy to do as we are both very healthy right I asked are we ready? For me"no" is the true answer....

Happy New Year to all.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Here we go again

Another set of drugs and again - problems....This time it's the anti heartburn "stuff." If you take these on a long term basis you stand the chance of fracturing your hips.... Why? The drugs may reduce the body's absorption of calcium....

I'm not sure anyone needs all the drugs we have pushed on us daily - in the paper and on the TV and radio. Saw a full page ad today for some new drug...and that page was followed by another full page where all the warnings were.....

But I am a cynic and I think these pharmas are only out to make money and make it on the growing adult population....

Beware what you take - be it prescribed or over the are the guinea pig for the long term effects!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

January 1 is soon arriving

Well, it IS December, so January is right around the proverbial corner.

Some readers may be interested in changing careers, adding in a new one or just buying "good stuff" without being hyped I've added what are called Orange Ads on the right.

I am part of a group of network marketers who make no hypey claims or push you to join anything or to buy anything. You can click on an ad which will take you to that person's profile at Network Marketing Central and read about them.

Only if you click on contact this rep will your clicking be known...It's a safe way to look around to see if anything grabs your interest. If you click on the Network Marketing Central logo - you go directly to my page...and I won't even know : - )

Friday, December 08, 2006

End of 2006 coming soon

Wow - this year went by at warp speed for me.....and when we turn the new year, it becomes another year I have been in Portland as I moved into my "new" place in early January 2004. These 3 years went as fast as did 2006.... Is it as we age that years seem to go by faster? I don't know - but one thing I do know is that I am going to start doing some serious research on the psychology of aging and finally do the "book" that I have thought about for a long time. At present my thought is to make it a combo of research along with interviews of "real" people .... We are not the same older generation as our parents or the boomers...we are different...

As I've said before, many of us still work because we like what we do. We are not sitting back and waiting for old age to creep up - we are out there "keeping on keeping on." We are growing older better and we are setting an example for those "kids" behind us : o )