A dream is always worth one more try.
Dad and I are having lunch today with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel in Castro Valley at Norman’s Restaurant. We had a fun surprise. Since cousin Tommy is not driving Jim and Sally so much now that they are in the senior nursing apartments – he joined us for lunch today. Lots of fun. Auntie Isabel is going for her Physical Therapy this morning. Tomorrow, Uncle Joe goes in for his Bone Density test. I think they are checking him for osteoporosis. Wonderful day yesterday. We both loved the Madea movie. Very funny. Then watched Tiger Woods win his golf tournament that he was hosting. And watched the Giants baseball win. What an exciting ending. Bill and Sadie came over. Bill spent the night at Kaiser for his heart murmur. The doctor said that he could go golfing. Hasn’t scheduled his echocardiogram yet. He is pretty grumpy and exciteable. But glad that so far he is doing okay. Glad they stayed only a few minutes though. He did help us get a new bag onto our Kirby vacuum cleaner. Sadie was really cuddly. Then she and Luigi had a HUGE running match. Very Funny!
Cousin Tommy’s friends, Jim and Sally, are selling their house. They have both moved into Casa Sandoval Senior Aparments over at 2nd and A Streets in Hayward because they are so sick and need so much care. It is so sad. They are both very young. 69 and 66. It will cost over $6,000 each month. That is where Maxine Lewis is – where dad and Bill just visited her last week. Dad has always said that Casa Sandoval is his Favorite Senior housing.
Moisturizing Rose Face Masque
2 tsp. rose water
2 Tbs. almond oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
2 Tbs. honey
Mix all ingredients in bowl, apply to face and neck, let masque set for 5-10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Note to myself to visit: Missouri Botanical Gardens; Portland International Rose Test Gardens; Old Westbury Gardens located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York; Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley; Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington; Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Visualize your way to Success and Happiness
Imagine taking Free Throws. Concentrate how the ball feels in your hands and hear the sound it makes as you bounce it on the court. Pay attention to the applauding crowd! Simply imagining the sound of praise boosts your self-esteem.
Save for your Dream Vacation. See your piggy bank fill up. Every time you imagine putting extra cash aside, picture yourself depositing an individual coin in your imaginary piggy bank; the coin gives your image detail and focus. You’ll feel an immediate sense of satisfaction that will encourage more saving!
Lose 10 pounds by picturing yourself pigging out! Imagine yourself popping M&M’s or candy after candy into your mouth. Imagining yourself repeatedly indulging in a sweet treat, you will eat only half as much of the real thing. Repetition is essential because it fools your brain into believing you’ve had enough! “Feel the food on your tongue – the texture, the taste”. Imagine swallowing: It will make your visualization feel more real – just as real as your curbed appetite!