Life’s Reflections: Cleaning Up My Life With Another Activity

For this first trip to my storage facility in awhile, these items are still in my trunk and ready to be brought in to the house for sorting. I inherited all of Mom's yearbooks from Ansonia and will be organizing them by date and fill up a bookshelf, and another box is filled with a lot of scrapbook-like things I have saved over the years. (Linda Moody photo)

I know the other week, I talked about my recycling.

This weekend, despite some physical problems I’ve been experiencing, I decided to go to my storage facility and see what I can bring back to the house.

I have been renting the spot for several years now, and I love having somewhere to store my things, but I wanted to see what I put out there.

I found quite a few items to bring back into the home and am sorting out what I want to keep, what I will give away, or what I want to dispose of.

Decisions, decisions!

I can’t bring everything in at this time because there are quite a few items still out there, but at least I can spend the next few chilly months figuring out what I want to do with these items. I am hoping I can still get a few more things out of there in the next few days when I hope the weather will be cooperating.

As for my physical conditions, I have been referred to a specialist who can at least give me some answers. Of course, I am hoping they know what is ailing me and what I can do to take care of the situation(s). That would be nice, especially if the diagnosis is something simple.

I just want to be me again.

Mentally, I feel fairly good, but physically, I sometimes feel a lot older than I already am.

Anyhow, I saw the following post on Facebook this weekend and shared it with my friends. I needed it to laugh at my situation, if you want to call it that.

Now, I will share it here and hope others find the humor in it.

Here it goes:

Singers from the ’60s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate baby boomers. And you can sing along while reading them.

New releases include:

Herman’s Hermits’ “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Walker.”
Ringo Starr: “I Get By With A Little Help From Depends.”
The Bee Gees: “How Can You Mend a Broken Hip?”
Roberta Flack: “The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.”
Johnny Nash: “I Can’t See Clearly Now.”
Paul Simon: “Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.”
The Commodores: “Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.”
Procol Harum: “A Whiter Shade of Hair.”
Leo Sayers: “You Make Me Feel Like Napping.”
The Temptations: “Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone.”
Abba: “Denture Queen.”
Helen Reddy: “I am Woman, Hear Me Snore.”
Leslie Gore: “It’s My Hormones and I’ll Cry If I Want To.”
Willie Nelson: “On The Commode Again.”

And, on my posting, someone added this one: “These Sticks Were Made For Walking” by Nancy Sinatra.

It doesn’t take much to entertain me. I hope it was nostalgic. It was for me.
I will be memorizing those lyrics while I’m winter cleaning.


Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Jeffrey Scott Apple, Kathleen “Kate” Young, Lavone Birt, Scott Alexander, Patricia Roach, and Clarence “John” Carroll.


Please pray for these people: Kara Didier, Carl Francis, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Sonny Custer, Betty Burnfield, Dan Lockhart, Roberta Hall, Pam Norman-Penticuff, Kelly Kelch, Michelle Coppess Hiestand, Mike Mayse, Greg Moody, Kelly Jo Eikenberry (kidney transplant) and son Allen (donor), Larry Linder, Steve Waymire, Allison “Ally” Miller, Grace Boyd, Jeff Brocious, Jamie Knick, Jenny Pitman, Nikole Baldridge, Chester Bryant, Melinda (Batten) Stacy, Michelle Young,  Margaret Hoening, Manual Macias, Kathy McNutt Dapore, Lester Beisner, Delores Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy.

Also, Connie Buemi Hodson, Michelle Grottle Wright, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Ralph Byrd, Doug Winger, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Jeanie Francis, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Amanda Mote, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, D’Arleen Waymire, Zach Urbancic,  John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Becky Everhart, Becky Oliver, Steve Neff, James Enicks,  Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Linda Subler, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes,  Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.


Happy birthday:  

Nov. 8 to Vicki Easterling Whatley, Carlena Sneed, Jason  Crist, Drew Meadows, Rita Drew-Neff, Sherryl Mead, Dan Hufford, John Rismiller, Kay Camacho, Brady Dowler, Connie Apple, Tony Best, Dan Hufford and Gabriel Werner.
Nov. 9 to Tom Magoto Jr., Danielle Keiser, Mikey Shoenleben,  Don Delaplane, Mary Francis, Rob Widener, and Linda Johnston.
Nov. 10 to Twins Dennis Shiverdecker and Diane Zumbrink, Shelly Hoffman, sisters Jan Keiser and Teresa Knapke, Alysha Jenkins, Greg Wendel, Kaylee Hartrum, Lillian Leedom, Kelly  Barga, Jeff Clack, and Jacob Erwin.
Nov. 11 to Deanna York, DeAnna Best, Candy Stump, Marge Harman, and Kelly Brandon.
Nov. 12 to Krista Spence, Shannon Young, Pam Schlarman, Bobby Leeper, Dorothy Bubeck, and Paul Smith.  
Nov. 13 to Leslie Smith Fourman, John Swisher, Richie Black Jr., Adam Kunk, Judy York, Jill Beam, Kitty Rapier Runner, Tim  Burden, Gwen Hurd, A.J. Watts, Rick Darner, Carol Barth and Beth Cline Turner
Nov. 14 to Jeannette Unrast, Cordell Hunt, Nikki Klingshirn, Brian  Rismiller, Sarah Dinkins and Davey Fitzgerald.

Happy anniversary to Stacy and Matthew Barnt on Nov. 12, Myron and Marilyn Stammen on Nov. 13, and Rick and Kathy Beam on Nov. 14.


Think about it: “We are inclined to believe those we do not know because they have never deceived us.”– Author Unknown