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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10 Signs It's Not A "Real" Disability!!!!! TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!

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JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH - SEE HOW YOU AND OTHERS CAN BE SAFE  SEE BELOW FOR LINKS AND INFO: 

Accidents are a leading cause of disabilities! 


What is a disability? 
10 Signs It's Not a "Real" Disability!!!!!  Of course, You KNOW!

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!

  • Oh, he/she is faking it, I know.  Really?  Tell us about this ESP you possess.  When did you realize you were gifted this way?  
  • The doctor is faking it for him/her.  Hmmmmm. How strange that the person only required ONE doctor.  Most people need not just a doctor but a SPECIALIST and more than ONE.
  • He/she doesn't need that handicapped sticker.  See #1.  In order to GET a handicapped sticker you need to have not only the DOCTORS say you need it, but the town must approve it which is no easy feat. (See Oops, I Did It Again....)
  • If he can play golf with me, why can't he work.  How often does he play golf?  Could it be part of therapy?  You do realize, someone can walk off the golf course whenever they may need to, right. 
  • She hangs out at the pool all day BS'ng.  One of our many doctors just recommended aquatic therapy.  In our case, we only get a certain amount of visits, just like with physical therapy.  After that, the insurance cuts us off.  
  • Maybe someone is doing their therapy in the community pool.  Would you be happier if  handicapped people ignored everyone, never spoke to a soul. (See Who Am I?)
My legs wrapped
ONE OF THESE PEOPLE IS HANDICAPPED.
  • Have you suffered from anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc. or a combination of many mental issues? (See Snowstorm Anxiety When You Have Allergies, Asthma, Hashimotos, Cellulitis Issues)
  • You think it's all in their head or they brought it on themselves.  Very rarely is it all in their head.  Some things might be brought on by bad habits, agreed, but not everything. Then again, I doubt anyone leads a completely habit-free life. 
  • Have you ever in your life smoked, drank liquor (even occasionally), eaten cakes and cookies, gone on dangerous rides, done a dangerous activity, tried marijuana even just once, driven distracted, jaywalked, etc.  Are you the perfect weight?    
  • Ever taken a shortcut at anytime in your life?  I know someone who did when he was in college. He was attacked by a group, left for dead.  
  • He lived - permanently disabled!!
  • If you have never done anything that could cause illness or physical harm, let me know, I'll call Guinness - you need to be recognized!  
  • Sometimes doing something JUST ONCE is enough to cause a life-long disability.  But... but... it's YOUR FAULT, right - you "brought it on yourself" remember! 
  • He/she is just living off the system.  PFFFFT.  Newsflash, the system STINKS.  No one can LIVE off the system, you are lucky you can get by.  

If you think you KNOW, trust me, you DON'T.  They do say ignorance is bliss.  In some cases, ignorance is MEAN, misinformed, and completely wrong. (See That Doesn't LOOK Gluten Free)


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Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. Find Services near you.
This June, we encourage you to learn more about important safety issues like prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, and slips, trips, and falls.
  • Prescription painkiller abuse: Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose – more than 4 times as many as back in 1999.
  • Transportation safety: Doing other activities while driving – like texting or eating – distracts you and increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 5 crashes (17%) that injured someone involved distracted driving.
  • Slips, trips, and falls: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems.
You can make a difference. Find out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues.
JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH - SEE HOW YOU AND OTHERS CAN BE SAFE

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Remember...







Remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedom.

For my husband and I, we remember the true meaning of this holiday.  We also celebrate a very special day to us.  (See I Can't Believe It's Been Six Years!!!!!)

Enjoy this holiday weekend.  We are having a family barbecue today, hopefully.  The weather has not been great here on Long Island.


I'm excited because my daughter and niece, their boyfriends and friends come home tonight from their week long cruise on an AMAZING ship!  I miss them all!

Tomorrow is our actual anniversary.  It's supposed to rain!  We will celebrate one day during the week. Maybe we will do something quiet tomorrow since the weather will be bad.


However you celebrate, please remember the true meaning of this holiday.  Sure, enjoy a few drinks, but do it responsibly.  If you are on Long Island, be sure to have Long Island Iced Tea, but remember, even though it tastes like iced tea, it's NOT.  (See Foods And Drinks That Originated In Or Are Associated With New York Part 2)

BE SAFE, BE CAREFUL, BE SMART - ENJOY THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND REMEMBER: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!   

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Friday, May 26, 2017

I Can't Believe It's Been Six Years!!!!!

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l - r - top  me on our honeymoon, a house near where we stayed, the docks
l - r - middle hubby and I at the lighthouse, beautiful water, private beach signs
l - r - bottom  Wedding at Gurney's Inn, yachts docked in Sag Harbor, famous restaurant
Our Honeymoon Montauk, New York
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Memorial Day Weekend is our 6th Wedding Anniversary, May 29th to be exact.  We were married Memorial Day Weekend in 2011. I can't believe it's been six years!!!!!  (See A Delightful, Adventurous, Luxurious 10 Year Anniversary)


We chose the long weekend because we could hold the wedding on Sunday and everyone had off from work and school on Monday!  For those not from the New York area, school ends the last week of June here. It doesn't start back until the beginning of September, after Labor Day!

It was difficult to hold the wedding on a Saturday as many people in my immediate family work on Saturdays.

CLICK VIDEO - This is where my husband proposed.

Hubby proposed to me at the same docks in Patchogue, NY as in the video above!

When I planned our wedding, I thought it would be adorable to have all little kids in my wedding party, other than my daughter, who would be Maid of Honor.  I loved the way it looked in Royal weddings and I thought it would look pretty for a second wedding.

9/28/85 - the day after Hurricane Gloria hit Long Island.  My mom handmade my gown and the flower girl's gown.

For my first wedding I had eight bridesmaids, a Maid of Honor and a flower girl.  I am still friends with almost all who were in my wedding party, and of course, I still see those that are my relatives.  

l - r back - hubby, me, my daughter (Maid Of Honor) my niece, his nice, my niece, his niece
l - r - front his niece, my nephew, family friend we consider a niece
Plans changed when my niece got excited about my engagement and asked to be a bridesmaid.  I couldn't say no.  And so... I had a bunch of little kids and some older ones too!

We weren't going to take a honeymoon.  Someone very close to us was very ill.  We decided last minute to take a honeymoon close to home, hence our choice of Montauk Point, New York.  Montauk is part of The Hamptons and is a big destination wedding location and honeymoon spot! (See 12 Facts About Long Island, New York)

So how will we celebrate our Anniversary?



We don't celebrate during Memorial Day weekend.  We are with family and friends instead.  Also, on Long Island, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial "start" of summer!  Everyone will head out East for the three day weekend (locals, people from the city and people from all over the world).

  • Traffic is very heavy
  • Crowds are huge
  • Prices are sky high.
  • Gas prices go up
  • All prices go up
  • Basically, you get less for more money.  It's the same reason I never travelled during school breaks.  I always took my kids out of school for our vacations!
Instead, we celebrate during the week, the week after.  We have a few things in mind.

  • My favorite game is Craps.  I also like the slot machines, which is all they have I think.  When I would go to Mohegan Sun, I'd play Craps. 
  • Another idea is to head out East on the North Shore, not the South Shore which is the home of The Hamptons. 
  • The North Shore is home to Long Island's Farms and Wineries.  
  • Often the wineries will have live entertainment and you can sit outdoors and enjoy.
  • While I can't personally taste the wine or eat anything, I can bring my own food and bottled water. Hubby can order a glass of wine and some appetizers. 
  • Maybe we will go see a show in NYC depending on how we both feel.  We can't also do dinner, but we can see some sites too.  (See Foods And Drinks That Originated In Or Are Associated With New York Part 1)
The cruise ship my daughter is on with family and friends as I type this!  This is a picture taken by one of the people in her group.  
I would love to take a cruise (I've taken many but hubby has never been) or travel to Punta Cana this summer with the rest of my family, but we can't.  (See How Would You Escape Reality If Money and Time Were No Object?)

On my daughter's cruise - picture taken by one of the group on the cruise now.
My daughter is on a cruise as I type this and I'm LOVING seeing all the pictures and videos they are all sending while on vacation!  (See 15 Things I Loved About Being Young, Single And Healthy)

CLICK VIDEO

Things are different now.  (See Time Travel - Is It Possible?)  I'm limited.  But... we will celebrate, somehow, some way.  Whatever we do, it will be meaningful, fun, romantic and enjoyable.  We may not be jetting off to Europe, but, hey, people Jet TO Long Island every day, so...  I'm already HERE! Lucky me.


Always look at the pros (See Pros And Cons) even when dealing with the cons (See Oops, I Did It Again....)   Remember, sometimes certain things are unexplained (See Divine Intervention? Amazing Luck? Or Was It Jinxed Real Estate? You Decide) but we must be grateful, it could be worse.

Sure I can't do what I used to do, however, I'm lucky to have been raised with a backbone and can deal with it.  (See Is Society Raising A Bunch Of Pansies?)

Stay tuned... Our Anniversary Celebration pictures/ videos coming soon! 


While you enjoy your barbecues, family, friends, beaches, activities, remember what this holiday is REALLY about.  
Enjoy a few drinks, but do it responsibly.  If you are on Long Island, be sure to have Long Island Iced Tea, but remember, even though it tastes like iced tea, it's NOT.  (See Foods And Drinks That Originated In Or Are Associated With New York Part 2)

BE SAFE, BE CAREFUL, BE SMART - ENJOY THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND REMEMBER: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!   

Holiday Safe Ride Program

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