Out and About – Week of January 5th

Welcome to 2015. The holidays are over for a while, so we all have time to do what we can to make the world a more loving place. This is not going to be an easy task, because there are some folks out there who live only to make a person’s day not worthy of mentioning in one’s diary or journal. You know who you are. You are the ones who complain to your server every time you dine out. You complain about the nasty food only after you’ve eaten every bite. Take my advice and correct your actions. Be more considerate of others and smile more often.
I am not in the habit of making New Year’s Resolutions. I do, however, set a few goals that I’d like to reach each year. I have a membership at Health TRAC and will do my best to take advantage of this fine facility. I enjoy swimming and do that about twice a week. I walk with my sister two or three times a week. I enjoy the opportunity to spend time with her and exercise at the same time. We walk at least a mile and one-half each time. I had to invest in a device that keeps track of how many laps we’ve walked. I’m so busy taking notes as my sister talks, and I keep forgetting just how far we’ve gone. I really don’t mind taking notes, because she quizzes me on current events at the end of our walking session, and having notes to fall back on helps.
The weekend between Christmas and New Year’s, we met with my family at my brother’s home in Ann Arbor. We do this every year, and it’s a great opportunity to catch up on what’s happening with everyone. My oldest sister is the odd one in the family. She’s only been married once, and that was to her college sweetheart. They raised four fantastic kids; all have graduated from college, and two of them went on to get their Ph.Ds. Two of her kids were at the family gathering, and they still think I have a great sense of humor and always laugh at my jokes. They are among my favorites.
I’ve pretty much filled you in on how 2014 ended for me and what I have in mind for 2015. I’m looking forward to spring, because getting Out and About is always nicer when you don’t have to worry about the weather.
This is sort of a quiet news time. There just isn’t much going on, in and around Three Rivers. My niece Robin spent some time here visiting. We had breakfast together and chatted over several cups of coffee. I didn’t get a chance to see Miss USA while she was in town, but I did spend some quality time with Robin. She’s one of my nieces with the Ph.D. She lets me get by without referring to her as Dr. Robin. Life is good!
If you find your teeth not looking as white as you’d like, you might want to try this simple solution: Take a piece of the inside of a banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about two minutes. The amazing minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium, and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.
A few things you should know, but probably don’t:
The dot over the letter ā€œiā€ is called a tittle.
Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
On average, twelve newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange and purple.
Leonardo DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time; hence, multi-tasking was invented.
See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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