This I’ve Learned

I WAS THINKING…
about face masks.  Today the big question is “to wear or not to wear”?
I never know until I get someplace if I need to dig through my purse for a mask. I suppose we can take it to mean we’re getting closer to being normal again.
Well, the new normal.
Everyone’s life has been adjusted, some good and of course, some not so good. We must be like a flower…survive the rain, but use it to grow.

YOU KNOW YOU’RE GETTING OLD WHEN…
you refer to your knees as good and bad instead of right and left.
sometimes, you just need to sit down.
before you go anywhere, you consider the parking situation.

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
(Overhead at the senior center)
I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license.

TIPS ON REPOTTING HOUSEPLANTS
Hold plant by main stem, turn sideways, and tap the bottom of pot to remove.
Loosen roots with hands, can prune off overgrown threadlike roots but leave the thicker roots intact. If roots are growing in tight circles, unbind and trim them.
Must dispose of old potting mix and replace with new potting mix.
Set plant on top of fresh layer of potting mix, add more until it is secure. Make sure it is centered. Avoid packing so the roots can breathe.  Water and place in area to get plenty of indirect sunlight.  It does not need to be fed with fertilizer.

PUNCH LINES
Health is not trying to be younger, but trying to grow old.
Everyone feels great in the morning, as long as no one wakes them up.

Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F.

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Theresa Klunk Schultz

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