Been thinking about writing for a few days now, but for one reason or another I haven’t. I’m thinking that more times than not I just find something else to do. Despite being told over and over and over again that you DO like to hear about what I consider days of just boring shit, think that you don’t. Most days I just read some of a book that I checked out of the library, or read posts on Facebook or now a site that I joined a couple/few months ago called myMSteam. It’s a site for people with MS, or their family members, who need support to deal with the multiple sclerosis issues. I actually spend more time on myMSteam than on FB. There are many out there who have more or worse issues pertaining to MS than I do, so I’ve learned not to say when I’m having a day of dealing (mostly emotionally) with my MS issues. I guess I’ve just learned that there’s really nothing that anyone can do, so I just hold my emotions in. If you want to know the latest thing that I’m dealing with, you’ll need to ask.
I have started going to a class at the YMCA to get some exercise and socialization. It’s called, “Sit n’ Be Fit.” It’s a “chair-based fitness program for individuals who want to improve endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.” I’ve only been to 2 classes, so it’s a bit early to know if it’s doing anything for me in those areas. That’s okay though, because I joined it more to be with other people than the exercise. I am of course hoping that it will help, mostly with my balance than anything. Speaking of balance, I have also been trying to use some of the games of the Wii system designed specifically for balance. When I do breakout the Wii balance board and games, I usually do some Wii Yoga poses too. My balance is so bad though, that I’m thinking of using my walking stick during at least some of the exercises and Yoga so that I don’t get so frustrated and stop early.
I just finished a book by Mary Higgins Clark by the title of, “The Second Time Around.” It’s a book about a man who finds that a science formula that his dad worked on while he was growing up will cure cancer. But there are people whom feel that they should be the ones to reap the financial rewards of the medicine more than the man who is actually responsible for finding it, tweaking it, and making it available to the people who can be cured. The bad people use their money and power of their pharmaceutical companies to make it look like the medicine is bad, so that they can “discover” it and of course market it as their own.
--My son & also checked out a couple of movies from the local library, for something else to do indoors out of the heat. One was, “Kate & Leopold,” starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. It’s about a man (Hugh Jackman) who discovers a way to pass through time, and is followed by a man from the 1800’s whom follows him back to the current time. That man falls in love with Meg Ryan (Kate) and after he (Leopold) is sent back to his time is joined by Kate and they get married. The 2nd movie we brought home was, “National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets,” starring Nicholas Cage. He finds out that there really is a city of gold and the key is hidden in a book in the book shelf in the library of the White House.