OWLCafé | A Balanced Life
Five Facets of Physical Fitness by Jacqueline Francis - At the class reunion, I was shocked at the spectrum of humanity in the attendees—given that they were all the same age. They ranged from the extremely physically fit to those ready to check into the nursing home. One guy, who owned a gym, looked like he could have been on the cover of a romance novel with the flowing hair and bulging biceps. Right then and there, I decided I wanted to be with that group rather than the nursing homers. Read on. . .
The Day I Joined the Gym by Louise Chamis - See, I have this titanium knee – no Bionic Woman jokes, please. It cost Medicare $85,000 and I ended up walking like the comedian, Tim Conway, doing his old man bit. Read on . . .
To Pay or Not to Pay by Louise Chamis - And another thing...if I am to be given a ticket, make it look like a ticket! My car wasn't even in motion. I had a snappy blue handicap placard hanging in the window and the time allotted for the space wasn't expired. Read on . . .
Caregiver’s Story: Older, Wiser, Laughing All the Way by Unknown - Life was going as planned; my husband was retired and I was still working trying to make the years before I would retire better. Then, in the flash things changed.
My husband had a stroke. Nothing would ever be normal again. It was not a bad stroke, he recovered somewhat, limping and walking with a cane, but otherwise life seemed as before. He talked and acted as he did before the stroke. Read on . . .
Thanksgiving 2012 by Patti Brem - This year was filled with especially blessed moments for my family. My sister survived a blood clot in her leg and greatly benefited by the sale of her home to a man who just lost his son in a tragic accident. Our lives cross one another in sometimes strange and amazing ways. Read on . . .
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