Care to share one kind thing you will do for yourself or another tonight or tomorrow?

devotion10
devotion10 Member Posts: 623

I did this a while back and many folks responded, thought I would try it again ... 

I'll start ...

for myself:  I am going to lock myself in my art studio for one hour and tell my husband and my son that no matter what they must fend for themselves.

for others:  I am taking my Cavalier Spaniel therapy dog to the local hospice.

Cynthia

 

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

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  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

     

     

    I promised I would engage in wild sex on this fine night, and let all hell break loose.

     

    My wife agreed to leave me alone for ½ hour, or until I was satisfied.

     

     

    Life is what you make it (or not).

     

    John

     

    (I am resolute) 

     

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    John23 said:

    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

     

     

    I promised I would engage in wild sex on this fine night, and let all hell break loose.

     

    My wife agreed to leave me alone for ½ hour, or until I was satisfied.

     

     

    Life is what you make it (or not).

     

    John

     

    (I am resolute) 

     

    lol ...

    ok John ... I demand you tell me what real kind thing you will do for yourself or another!  Own up to it ... I sense you are a sweetheart behind all that dry wit. -- Cynthia

     

    A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Well, not sure I can top John's post, but...

    I am in charge of making a cake for my niece's birthday on Sunday.  She's requested German chocolate cake, like grandma used to make.  My mom died in November, and her cake was a unique version, not the standard recipe.  So at the moment I am digging through a bazillion recipes to find the handwritten note card my mom gave me many years ago with that dang recipe on it.  AA

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571

    Well, not sure I can top John's post, but...

    I am in charge of making a cake for my niece's birthday on Sunday.  She's requested German chocolate cake, like grandma used to make.  My mom died in November, and her cake was a unique version, not the standard recipe.  So at the moment I am digging through a bazillion recipes to find the handwritten note card my mom gave me many years ago with that dang recipe on it.  AA

    And I'll bet that your dog

    will be a HUGE hit at the hospice, Cynthia.  So kind of you to do that.

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    John23 said:

    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

    Kind things…… and respect for one another.

     

     

    I promised I would engage in wild sex on this fine night, and let all hell break loose.

     

    My wife agreed to leave me alone for ½ hour, or until I was satisfied.

     

     

    Life is what you make it (or not).

     

    John

     

    (I am resolute) 

     

    Ha! Makes me wonder about
    Ha! Makes me wonder about these "herbs" you are taking John...
  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    jen2012 said:

    Ha! Makes me wonder about
    Ha! Makes me wonder about these "herbs" you are taking John...

    Ok jen 2012 ... you have to give it up

    share something! ... Smile

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member

    Well, not sure I can top John's post, but...

    I am in charge of making a cake for my niece's birthday on Sunday.  She's requested German chocolate cake, like grandma used to make.  My mom died in November, and her cake was a unique version, not the standard recipe.  So at the moment I am digging through a bazillion recipes to find the handwritten note card my mom gave me many years ago with that dang recipe on it.  AA

    My mother-in-law died last
    My mother-in-law died last nov and we've been in charge of all those family recipes! Funny thing is we've been taking over the holiday cooking from her for many years...and every year she'd change the recipe a little. Drove us crazy! :)
    Hope the cake comes out awesome.
  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member

    Ok jen 2012 ... you have to give it up

    share something! ... Smile

    Ok...i painted my toe nails
    Ok...i painted my toe nails tonight in hopes that spring would get here finally and I could wear flip flops!
    For someone else...im trying to stay awake long enough for the dryer to finish so everyone can wear what they want tomorrow. Also looking up those cds Mags mentioned on Ann's post for the Easter bunny to bring my husband. Wish she had a "clean your bedroom" one for the kids.
  • barbebarb
    barbebarb Member Posts: 464
    jen2012 said:

    My mother-in-law died last
    My mother-in-law died last nov and we've been in charge of all those family recipes! Funny thing is we've been taking over the holiday cooking from her for many years...and every year she'd change the recipe a little. Drove us crazy! :)
    Hope the cake comes out awesome.

    Chipping and putting and shampoo
    Practiced in the living room.

    Bought new shampoo to try and moisture to my fine now thinned dry hair!

    Who knows what's next???

    Ate my brussel sprouts, salmon and drank lots of milk at supper time

    Not too exciting.....lol. but nourishing :-)
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    barbebarb said:

    Chipping and putting and shampoo
    Practiced in the living room.

    Bought new shampoo to try and moisture to my fine now thinned dry hair!

    Who knows what's next???

    Ate my brussel sprouts, salmon and drank lots of milk at supper time

    Not too exciting.....lol. but nourishing :-)

    CD's

    the therapist i like is Belleruth Naparstek.....i have an audio CD called Relaxation and Wellness.....just looked at amazon and there is one specifically for cancer.....they seem to be around $16.oo.....very very relaxing....i used mine after surgery every day in the afternoon and i would fall into a deep sleep.

    I have started something at the Y called aquafit.....basically it is a bunch of old ladies jumping around in a pool listening to old rock and roll music.  It is fun....gotta be some benefitUndecided the ladies are super nice and i like going ....

     LOVE brussel sprouts.....

    mags

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    maglets said:

    CD's

    the therapist i like is Belleruth Naparstek.....i have an audio CD called Relaxation and Wellness.....just looked at amazon and there is one specifically for cancer.....they seem to be around $16.oo.....very very relaxing....i used mine after surgery every day in the afternoon and i would fall into a deep sleep.

    I have started something at the Y called aquafit.....basically it is a bunch of old ladies jumping around in a pool listening to old rock and roll music.  It is fun....gotta be some benefitUndecided the ladies are super nice and i like going ....

     LOVE brussel sprouts.....

    mags

    Thanks Mags! She also has a
    Thanks Mags! She also has a surgery one....may get both. I also just got a groupon offer for reflexology...EB doesnt usually bring anything for mom and dad...but maybe this year he will. Have fun at the Y.
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    jen2012 said:

    Ha! Makes me wonder about
    Ha! Makes me wonder about these "herbs" you are taking John...

    Hey Jen…..

     

    Did I tell you that the herbs can be smoked also?

     

    (where’s my zig-zag?)

     

    Be well!

     

    John

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    jen2012 said:

    Ok...i painted my toe nails
    Ok...i painted my toe nails tonight in hopes that spring would get here finally and I could wear flip flops!
    For someone else...im trying to stay awake long enough for the dryer to finish so everyone can wear what they want tomorrow. Also looking up those cds Mags mentioned on Ann's post for the Easter bunny to bring my husband. Wish she had a "clean your bedroom" one for the kids.

    Painting toenails may be the new rain dance ...

    and I am all for it because we just had another snow shower in Michigan yesterday. Maybe you could make your own subiminal tape for your kids and secretly place it in their rooms at night! lol ... clean your bedroom ... cleanliness is next to godliness ... clean rooms, happy mom ...  -- Cynthia

     

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623

    And I'll bet that your dog

    will be a HUGE hit at the hospice, Cynthia.  So kind of you to do that.

    Thanks AA ... yes, folks do seem to get joy from my dog at

    hospice.  It is just an extremely heartwarming experience to see folks calmed by petting him.  Something happens also ... the nurses say some who are rather silent open up a bit more. He must be extremely clean though and so that is first on my agenda today.

    Hey, between you and Mike (thxmiker) I think we have some foodies!  I want him to cook me dinner and you to bake the dessert. -- Cynthia

     

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    barbebarb said:

    Chipping and putting and shampoo
    Practiced in the living room.

    Bought new shampoo to try and moisture to my fine now thinned dry hair!

    Who knows what's next???

    Ate my brussel sprouts, salmon and drank lots of milk at supper time

    Not too exciting.....lol. but nourishing :-)

    Great combo Barb ...

    exercise and healthy food!  

    Conditioner trick I used on my husband's hair after it grew back in unruly after Irenotecan: 1/2 mashed ripe avocado - 1/2 tsp olive oil - 3 drops lavender or rosemary essential oil. Combine ingredients and apply to hair. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse.

    Cynthia

     

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    jen2012 said:

    Thanks Mags! She also has a
    Thanks Mags! She also has a surgery one....may get both. I also just got a groupon offer for reflexology...EB doesnt usually bring anything for mom and dad...but maybe this year he will. Have fun at the Y.

    Any kind of foot massage

    is awesome, imo.  Our feet really take a beating, when you think about it, and most of us don't pay much attention to them.  Reflexology is next on my to-do list, waiting for it to come up on Groupon or Living Social though.  Too pricy otherwise!

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571

    Thanks AA ... yes, folks do seem to get joy from my dog at

    hospice.  It is just an extremely heartwarming experience to see folks calmed by petting him.  Something happens also ... the nurses say some who are rather silent open up a bit more. He must be extremely clean though and so that is first on my agenda today.

    Hey, between you and Mike (thxmiker) I think we have some foodies!  I want him to cook me dinner and you to bake the dessert. -- Cynthia

     

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

    I would be happy to have you all over for dinner...

    let's see, at this time of year I would probably make a lamb stew, with lots of red wine, fresh rosemary and garlic.  Serve it with a nice salad (made one recently with grapefruit segments and radish, which sounds weird, but was good) and a crusty loaf of french bread (plenty of butter and garlic-infused olive oil on the side).  Then that lemon-raspberry cake for dessert.  I offered to cook for Craig on another thread, so maybe this can be "his" meal.  Would have to figure out an extra dish for the vegetarians, I guess.  But I would love to do a big dinner!  Way beyond my capacities these days, but maybe in the future...and if anyone from the board makes it to Seattle, I'll find the energy!

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
     
    Well, I'm currently trying

     

    Well, I'm currently trying my darndest to keep three people here employed.  :(    Sequestration is now really begining to take hold - we've had to lay off over 15 people in the last three days.  :(     Yeah, don't we all just LOVE our politicians!!!

  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Play My Tele...LOUD

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  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    maglets said:

    CD's

    the therapist i like is Belleruth Naparstek.....i have an audio CD called Relaxation and Wellness.....just looked at amazon and there is one specifically for cancer.....they seem to be around $16.oo.....very very relaxing....i used mine after surgery every day in the afternoon and i would fall into a deep sleep.

    I have started something at the Y called aquafit.....basically it is a bunch of old ladies jumping around in a pool listening to old rock and roll music.  It is fun....gotta be some benefitUndecided the ladies are super nice and i like going ....

     LOVE brussel sprouts.....

    mags

    Mags ... I am glad you recommended the relaxation tapes

    as I have been thinking of adding that to my husband's wellness therapies now that he has moved past chemptherapy to comfort care.  I am going to check out these tapes on Amazon.   Aquafit sounds like great fun -- old rock and roll music and good company and warm water.  -- Cynthia

     

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.