Blanket Love

G Thomas
By G Thomas Latest Reply 2009-03-27 20:32:17 -0500
Started 2009-01-21 23:48:34 -0600

Hello All! I know some of us are having difficulties with the change in the weather but do not dispair. You do have family to talk to and prayerfully, this is over this weekend and we can all get out and get some fresh air. I went out to hang some clothes just to get out the house. I did go out yesterday to cover some of my expensive plants. Yes, they are still covered due to tonight. So, if you are not in the mood to talk to some of your friends grab a book or put on some music and dance to it its exercise as well. Or do somethings that you haven't had time to do. Lets not allow depression to creep into our bones and start us on an adventure of eating bens or thinking about things that otherwise we have no time to think about. JUST A LITTLE HUG FOR YOU ALL.

39 replies

DiabetesDiva 2009-01-25 13:28:54 -0600 Report

Dancing is a great way to boost your spirits. I have a "Bellydancing for Dummies" dvd to try. My husband is a musician, so music is a staple in our house. I'm 58, but still watch MTV. I live in No Calif, so I am spoiled by our weather.


Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-01-24 12:01:28 -0600 Report

I live in a manufactured home park in a Seattle suburb and we're not officially allowed to hang our clother to dry outside. That is the most stupid rule I have seen in a long time, so I had my husband hang a cord on our porch so I could hang sheets and towels. In this day of global warming, high energy costs, needing to exercise, etc. why should we not do what little we can do to make a difference?

Not all of us can be so active this way, and certainly the weather doesn't cooperate much of the year. But we can move a bit, if not a lot… and, there's always the Goldie Oldie radio station where we know the words to the songs. I read a research summary this morning that when we hear this music our minds return to the days of yester-year. So, dance… one way or another!

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-24 13:26:06 -0600 Report

You got that right. And for those of us who aren't percussionists, we can also play air drums to the Golden Oldies…ie…hahahahaha…WIPE OUT.

2009-01-24 15:47:30 -0600 Report

Ken, It's one thing to be able to play "Wipe Out" on the "air drums", but can you dance to it? And I mean physically dance to it!!!! LOL Not just dance to it in your head. LOL I know that there is alot of empty space in your head, so you would have alot of room to dance, and alot of air. lol

2catty 2009-01-24 16:01:05 -0600 Report

Hey you know my parents used to be able to. They are from that day and both are dancers. My dad used to square dance on the grand ole opry. My sister can too. She is a dance instructor and choreographer. I can but I don't like the song. I guess it is not my era.

2009-01-24 16:08:19 -0600 Report

That is from my era and I have danced to it in my time, but my time has long since passed. It is really beginning to soak in that not only am I no longer a teen-ager, but I have passed it by many times over!!! LOL

2009-01-24 17:29:57 -0600 Report

Well, you are coming in LOUD AND CLEAR!!!! LOL I'm sorry, I just can't resist it when you leave yourself open like that!!!

2catty 2009-01-24 21:04:26 -0600 Report

Come on Mary you know you still got it. Just put that music on you will start to feel it. Get up there and try your best. You like that music then just put it on and do it to it.

2009-01-25 11:00:47 -0600 Report

My mind says yes, my knees say no!!! And I've been told my mind only works half the time!!! LOL

2catty 2009-01-25 13:24:18 -0600 Report

Yeah I can relate to the mind thing. If you have kids you don't have much mind left anyways. There is no way around it. You start out thinking I am going to pass my wisdom on to my kids. Then they run you crazy and you have no wisdom left.LOL

2catty 2009-01-25 13:47:36 -0600 Report

ahhhahhha that's a good one. Next time one of my boys says I have lost my mind I'll say yep and you got your intelligence from me. I like that.

2009-01-25 14:01:05 -0600 Report

Ok Mr. Air Head drum player!!!! At least I have some intelligence left, and you just admitted you gave all yours away!! So it sounds like I am ahead in the brains department, even if it is only half the time!!!!

2009-01-25 17:34:46 -0600 Report

I hate to tell you, but I had to go out today, so I couldn't wait on you!!! By the way, what's the score now? Or have we lost count? And thanks for leaving the door open, it does make it easier. But, open or closed, sooner or later, I'll still get you!!!

2009-01-26 10:03:05 -0600 Report

You just want people to think you are really smart!!! LOL You are a riot!!

2009-01-24 11:50:22 -0600 Report

Thanks for the hug and here is one back at you!!! Hugs are good to give and receive, not matter what!! Hugs and laughter are two very good medicines!!!

donna13 2009-01-22 12:20:46 -0600 Report

Hang out clothes? here in IL that would be impossible - they'd be stiff as boards in 2 seconds. I do believe it is supposed to get above freezing today, the first time in weeks.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-22 13:16:22 -0600 Report

It's easy to tell that Gwendlyn isn't from the upper midwest.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2009-01-22 21:48:08 -0600 Report

I would die stiff dead in 10 seconds or less 20 ft across any snow. It actually was warm at the time I went out. I went to atlanta Feb. 06 on vacation and it look like London waehter to me. My friend Danielle would call it pleeky.

2009-01-22 20:34:41 -0600 Report

Agreed!! I'm in Wisconsin and hanging anything outdoors even your toes has been brutal lately. It did get to 23 today, felt like a heatwave… I almost went out tanning LOL
But now the deep freeze is coming back.. I think I'll do the not so happy dance… Is it spring yet?


2catty 2009-01-22 22:02:30 -0600 Report

Here in the part of TN I live in it is suppose to be 61 degrees tomorrow. I can't wait to get out and get some sunlight and fresh air. It is funny though, a couple of days ago we had a few inches of snow and it layed for the first time in about 3 years. Now it is suppose to be pretty tomorrow. That will lesson my depression.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-23 02:04:34 -0600 Report

We have more cloudy days in Michigan than any other state. Woohoo! They say it's due to being surrounded by the lakes. (We also have the highest unemployment, but no reason to celebrate that either.) We have a disorder that is referred to by the acronym SAD. It stands for Seasonal Affected Disorder. Quite a few folks up here get it and the remedy is to stay in really brightly lit areas. Sit under a bright lamp, or in extreme cases sleep under a bright lamp. Plus the added perk of such really cold temperatures. So whenever you see me say, "Ya gotta love it," you really do.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-23 14:52:18 -0600 Report

i am with you. i hate the cold! beautiful weather here today in l.a. (lower alabama) i have the windows open and everything smells good!

2catty 2009-01-23 23:44:09 -0600 Report

I did too. I went outside and walked the dog. And I am getting Spring fever. I love Spring. I have a lot of active stuff planned. I am going mountain biking and jet skiing. Camping and white water rafting too. I can't wait.

teddybearcub1960 2009-01-22 11:20:33 -0600 Report

I try and do this every once in a while, but usually my kids laugh at me when I do this.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-22 13:13:41 -0600 Report

There is an old saying that goes…"Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like nobody's watching." I do both with equal zeal! You ought to hear me sing.

teddybearcub1960 2009-01-22 13:18:43 -0600 Report

Okay I get it. I do let them laugh but I laugh back at them, and go on with it usually I figure it's movement and that is some sort of exercise.

firefightermom 2009-01-22 09:55:00 -0600 Report

great advice!! I found a really good site that has helped me keep busy while waiting out the cold it is it's really neat and full of advice about clutter we let in our lives and homes check it out.see you later and stay warm and Be Blessed to be a Blessing.

2009-01-22 06:40:56 -0600 Report

Something I always used to do; and it works, I love to dance and always used it for one form of exercise. Now, I am not sure what to do. I am sorry, I lost my thoughts.

Avera 2009-01-22 00:17:25 -0600 Report

You know, I completely forgot about dancing around the house for exercise. I'm glad you posted this. Tomorrow I will give it a try! Even people in wheelchairs can use their arms to do upper body dance/exercise to music. Exercise to music is so much more fun.

I'm in North Carolina and we got hit by the snow. We had 4 inches here in Fayetteville, NC. This was the first snow of any accumulation in 3 years. Supposed to be warmer tomorrow though. Good thing, since I have a doctor's appointment at 11:45.

Thanks for the idea!