Saturday, February 22, 2014

Doctor visit

No, nothing is wrong.
In fact my doctor said,
"Fifty-six, no meds, no real complaints, low blood pressure.
Except for the extra 100 pounds you are carrying,
you are perfect."
We both laughed.
My bloodwork will be done Monday.

Off to the new Army wellness center.
I'll be doing evaluations there.
Have to get as much out as I can
since the Army will be shrinking fast
and services will go away quickly.

Life is good now.
Worked through the PTSD
so nightmares are fewer and fewer.
Children are both happy, healthy and working hard.
The harsh part of winter is almost gone.
I have been slowly
adding and subtracting the to the things I like to eat.
Portions seem to be my downfall now.
I'm down about 5 lbs,
but I have been working on foods more then portions.
Well portions and Chocolate.
Anyone know of a very small, real chocolate candy I can buy
without buying 100 of them?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Moving forward

I have been attending a Church on and off for ten years now.
As I come out of my stooper, I am coming to see I need more nourishment.
Traveling to each of the ministries, looking for a spot, I find the same people- at everything.
They are either a couple or a widow over 70.
Last night I sat at a table, hoping, this might be the meeting for me.
Across sat a woman about my age, who had recently retired as well.
She had a cool program in her hands.
My heart fluttered.
She got up and presented it to the group.
Noooo, it just costs too much and no one would come.

At the end of the meeting I asked her more.
She said it was her last ditch effort.
She had been in the  parish for twenty years and
considered the time as her travel through the desert.

That was the sign.
Off to the next town to find a new Church on Sunday.
I cannot go another ten years without nourishment.
I wonder if she'd like a ride.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Edward Jones and USAA

Had a tussle with a financial manager yesterday.
I have had my money at EdwardJones for the last three years.
Met a young man who seemed to have his act together.
He put my money In Some good mutual fund and sent me on my way.
My old self was deeply involved in tracking my investments, but
With all that is going along, a break was much needed.

The money has done well.
The young man was polite and put up with my curiosities.
The one year expected, turned into several.

He was promoted to a new place in the company and moved.
He did try to get ahold of me, but my son was returning and my life was on stand still.
The unexpected part was opening my statement and seeing
A new manager was in his place.

Tending to be old school, our philosophy has been to do it ourselves
Or find someone we trust.
The person whom we trust.

My money was transferred yesterday back to USAA
We will be back to going it alone with a bit of guidance.
If I don't know the guider, I might as well not pay the fees.
Back to hitting the books for me.
Leaving my homework undone and trusting has raised my net worth
But stolen my energy for such things as well.

I don't get it.
I know this generation is into the social media
But there is something to be said about personal relationships.