Monday, February 29, 2016


Day 182.  I think I over did it today.

In the morning I went to see my primary doctor.   He checked me over and told me it would take at least 2 weeks for me to start to feel normal again.  I can't drive or hold anything over 5 lbs.  I should not work full days until I feel I can, maybe in two weeks.  It may take a month for me to feel back to normal again.  If I push it to fast I could get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

I got a dog walker to come a few days this week to help out.  This will make me feel less of a burden on my neighbors.  He is very nice.

This afternoon I started to feel woozy and light headed and nauseous.  I knew then I overdid it.  I pushed too hard.  I should have taken a nap.  I need to learn to take it slow and easy.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Day 181.  I woke up in my own house and in my own bed!  I was in horrible pain but I am in my own place.  Lucky is still stuck to me like glue.  Crying every time she can't see me.  Happi has taken it all in stride once she saw I was home.

I am on pain medicine so laying around and taking a bath were the main tasks today.  I tried to pick up around the house today but I spent most of the day on the phone with family and friends.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Day 180.  This morning I woke up with a black eye.  The area under my eye is black and blue like someone punched me or I walked into a door.  The doctor's are a bit nervous and started testing.  First they took blood.  Lots of blood.  Then they sent me for another CT scan.  Yes, I have a brain.

After two hours a doctor showed up and she told me I was being discharged.  I asked her what was up with my eye.  She said all the tests were normal and I could go home.  The eye was probably blood leakage from yesterday's procedure.

I called my friend H who dropped everything to come get me.  He brought his friend P and they helped me get my stuff ready and get home.  They were so sweet to help me drop off the prescription for the pain meds.  Then I finally got home.

Lucky and Happi went crazy!  Lucky would not leave my side all night.  Stuck to me like glue.  My neighbor R came and walked them as he had been doing all week.  The nicest neighbors to take care of my pets for a week!!

My neighbor B went to the pharmacy to get my pain medicine for me.  That was very nice.  

I ordered some take out and laid down to rest.  I got a million phone calls and texts checking in.

I was finally home.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 26, 2016


Day 179.  The pain was horrible today.  I had to turn off my phone to get some sleep.  The doctors decided that another procedure needed to happen.

Caution this is a description of a medical procedure. If you are queasy.  Please skip the next paragraph.

The newest theory is that when the doctor did the spinal tap, she made a puncture through the sack around the spinal column on the way to get the spinal fluid.  Sometimes that hole does not seal up after the procedure.  When that occurs the spinal fluid leaks out and that causes tremendous pain.  To fix this the doctor will take 2 ccs of my own blood and insert it in the sack around the sack around the spinal column much like an epidural.  This will seal up the hole made by the spinal tap.  My procedure was a bit more chaotic than this because the nurses could not get the 2 ccs of blood out of my IV and the anesthesiologist had already inserted the needle in my back.  He ended up taking the needle out of my back, taking the blood out of my IV himself, reinserting the needle and putting the blood into my back.  It didn't really hurt other than the shots to numb my back.  Basically it sounded worse than it felt.

Within 2 hours I felt better.  I thought they were going to send me home.  I contacted my friend to pick me up.   H was already at the hospital and I had texted everyone when we decided I needed to stay in the hospital one more night.  My back was still hurting and I felt not right.

So I stayed one more night.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Day 178.  Every day they say maybe you will go home today.  Then by the end of the day, I would ask if I was going home and the answer would be maybe tomorrow.

I would also ask if they knew what type of Meningitis I had.  "No, maybe tomorrow."  Luckily they were giving me morphine because with that numbing medicine I didn't care as much.

It is amazing how I became used to the nurses coming in every 2-3 hours to test my vitals.  I barely woke up.  I would just lift my arms, stick out my finger and open my mouth.  I just hated having to pee so often.  Especially since I had not changed my underwear in days.

Maybe tomorrow I will go home.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Day 177.  Still in the hospital today.  Do I feel better?  No.  How do I feel on a scale 1-10?  That is the question I get asked every time the nurse or doctor comes in my room with their masked faces and gloved hands.  20 - 30 times a day.  I finally figure out that if I say 7 or 8 I get more pain medication than if I say 4 or 5.  Do I want Norco or Morphine?  You are asking me?  Morphine of course.  Who cares if I makes me feel upset to my stomach?  Knock me out and make this pain go away!

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern from family and friends.  I had no idea so many people cared.  I used to say that if I died I would be surprised if 10 people showed up.  No longer feel that way.  My clients are texting me daily to see how I am not to pressure me to work.  My family members are offering to fly out.  My friends are asking how they can help.  My friend H came to visit and put on the mask and gloves.  I could only have him stay for 15 min before I fell asleep.

I can't eat.  I order food and then can't eat it.  I just take a few bites.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Day 176.  At 8 am I was transferred from the emergency room to a room in the hospital.  While wearing a mask on my face, I was wheeled from the ER to the room that is to be my home for the next few days.  I was put in a double room by myself because I was considered contagious.  I began texting and calling friends and family to let them know I was in the hospital.

I was sick.  I can't begin to tell you how sick I was.  My head felt like a coconut was being cracked on it all the time.  My neck hurt all the time.  I was nauseous all the time. The nurses were either taking my blood pressure, temperature, heart rate or they were giving me morphine or they were giving me anti-nausea meds.  I was either sleeping, peeing (from all the saline they were pumping into me) or answering texts/phone calls.  Television or reading made me sick.

About part way through the day my phone began to die.  I watched that battery symbol get lower and lower.  I realized that I brought my kindle and iPad but not a phone charger.  I had no way to get a charger from home.  I told my friend C that I could not talk long because I had no charger.  Hours later a nurse brought me a Vanity Fair, phone cord and cute butterfly plug.  I told them I didn't order anything.  Turns out my friend C called the hospital store and bought me these items and had them delivered to my bedside.  That was the nicest thing ever!  A life saver really!

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 22, 2016


Day 175.   I felt horrible all day.  I had to go to a clients in the morning and I came right back home and got into bed.  I tried to sleep.  By 7pm my temperature started to rise.  I watched it go from 99.2 to 99.6 to 99.9.  That is when I called my neighbor.  I needed to find someone to drive me to the ER and be able to walk my dogs if I was held for too long.

My neighbor came over and thank goodness he was thinking clearly because I was not.  He had me walk him through how to feed and walk the dogs, feeding the fish and bird.  I gave him a key and he took me to the ER.

I sat in the ER for about 1.5 hours in the waiting room with a mask on my face.  Then I was taken in to a private room.  Now the tests start.  I was sent for a CAT scan, blood tests, urine test, chest x-ray,  and my favorite and spinal tap.  I have had a spinal tap before but this one did not go well.  I won't go into the gory details but let's just say she didn't get where she needed to be on the first or second try.

They weren't sure what I had, if I was going to be admitted, such indecision.  Twelve hours later they knew I had meningitis but now sure what kind and if it was contagious or not so I had to be admitted.  I definitely did not have bacterial meningitis.  If I had bacterial I would have been dead already because you have to get to an ER within 48 - 72 hours and it had already been more than 72 hours.  So silver lining!  No deadly disease.

I either had viral or aseptic meningitis.  I had to wait for the petri dish to grow some stuff to tell us which one.  That would take days.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Day 174.  I feel like crap.  My neck is killing me.  I have no idea what I did to it.

I cleaned out my fish tank after going to the fish store.  The fish guy says my water is all out of wack and if I clean the water, I may save my fish from certain death.  After cleaning the water, the fish look so happy.

Then I laid down to take a nap.  I am really tired.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Day 173.  I woke up this morning and my neck is horribly sore.  I guess standing that close to the front of the stage is not good for my neck. I also have a nasty headache.  I did my little errands and took a nap.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 19, 2016


Day 172.  Today was day two of the Indigo Girls concerts with H and P.  I am such a fan I went to both concerts.  This concert was better.  The first night they played too many obscure slower songs.  Tonight they played more upbeat songs.  The concert goers were an older crowd.  The group in front of us had to 60-70 years old where last night the folks in front of us were 30-45 years old.  The older group was getting high which made me laugh.

We were once again in the front of the stage.  There were also some of the same folks there.  Some how it got around that I scared off a drunk girl the night before and people were talking about it.  I was embarrassed but do you think this stopped me?  No.  During the opening act there was a group of girls (yes I am going to call them girls because they were 25 - 30 years old) who talked through the entire opening act who once again was a one person folk singer.  Toward the end of the opening act, I leaned over and said to the loudest girl, "I paid to hear the singer and all I can hear is you talking.  Can you please stop?"  Well, I guess she took offense.  Her posse had it in for me from that point on.  I had to go to the bathroom and another woman was going so I tagged along with her.  On the way back, I guess she pushed through their posse and upset them.  I suddenly had one of them leaning (and I mean full on leaning) on my back.  I gave a slight push and she leaned again.  I pushed again and she came back.  I turned around and asked her to stop.  She told me that I was rude and didn't apologize when I returned from the bathroom and moved them from the spot.  I told them I had been in that spot since 8 pm.  As you can probably see how it went on.  Finally my friend H switched spaces with me.  H is about 6'4" and a cuddly bear.  They backed down from him plus now they could not see.

This show was more crowded.  Later in the show during half time, these two girls pushed their was behind us saying they were going to the other side to see their friends but they stopped behind us.  The whole crowd told them to move along.  The one girl said "why do I have to move along?  I don't have to move along if I don't want to.  I am here now."  Oh, she didn't know who she was dealing with.  I told her to move along now.  I leaned way back and she said she wasn't moving.  I said oh, yes you are and my friend H said "you didn't see what she last night, I think you should move."  I pushed her one more time and the crowd was yelling for her to move along.  She then moved.  That is the way to do it.  Although I am a bit embarrassed about the whole thing.  I am supposed to resolved these things calmly.

The music was awesome!!!

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Day 171.  Today I went to a concert with my friend H and his friend P.  We went to see the Indigo Girls.  I estimated I have now seen the Indigo Girls five times.  We stood in the very front of the hall.  It has been a long time since I stood in the front of a concert.  I was worried I would not be able to stand that long but it was easier than I thought to stand for almost 4 hours.

Okay so one thing happened.  There was this really obnoxious girl who was talking loudly during the opening act (a folk singer) and then she wanted to push ahead of us.  I feel that if you want to get in the front, get in line early.  Don't arrive later and expect to get up front.  She kept pushing and I wanted to go to the bathroom during half time but I was afraid to move because she would have taken my spot.  My friends told me to go and they would watch my place.  Then the girl chimed in in a really obnoxious way that she would stand in my place so no one else would take my place.  Suuure!  I turned around and in a loud, East Coast voice I told her to back off.  I went to the bathroom and when I returned, she was gone.  My friends told me she high-tailed it out of there when I went to the bathroom.

Frankly I am a bit embarrassed that I yelled at her.  I just can't stand drunk people who are so obnoxious in a tight place.

The concert was lots of fun.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Day 170.  It is 9 pm and I am still in my pajamas from last night.  I have had a crazy work day and I never changed out of my PJs.  It started with a phone call and never stopped all day.  I barely got to eat lunch.  Then I had my last phone call at 7pm. 

I did buy some tickets to see a play.  I heard it was a good play and decided I don't need anyone to go with me so I bought my single ticket.

Now it is raining and I want to get back into bed. 

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Day 169.  I love my Food Saver.  It makes me happy.  I wanted to own one for years and people kept talking me out of it.  I finally bought a Food Saver a few months ago and I have found true love. 

I use my food saver many times a week.  Not only do I freeze things like soup, tomato sauce but I also seal up vegan hot dogs.  I can't eat a lot by myself so I love that I can seal things up and freeze them or just seal them so they don't go bad.  I used my Food Saver to seal a bottle that I packed in my suitcase that I took on a flight.  I figure if it leaked or broke the thick plastic may keep it from getting all over my clothes.  I even went to Costco and bought a bunch of bags and roll of plastic I can use to make my own bags.  Sometimes I like the pre-made bags and sometimes I use the roll to make my own size bags.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 15, 2016


Day 168. I know many of you think what is she doing with this Happiness Project?  Some days my blog posts don't seem to have much to do with any Happiness Project.  I feel there is a connection between happiness and health.  One doesn't mean the other but I do feel that if you are happier, you are more apt to want to do things and doing things can make you feel healthier.  Whether the things you are doing are cooking food, having a friend over to play a game, watching a good movie or hiking a trail, walking your dog, going dancing.  Doing what you love or what makes you happy puts joy in your heart.  Since getting Adrienne's disease I have had to learn to find things that I love that I can do.  I don't dwell on the things I can't do, I think of ways I can do them or do different things.  I can go dancing just not in the 5" heels I used to wear.  I can go to a museum but I park close by especially if I also want to go see the flower exhibit at the garden nearby.  I know I can't do all three: take public transportation, go the museum and go see the flowers.  So I figure out how to go to the museum and see the flowers and drive and park in the lot.  After the museum, I reassess if I can see the flowers.  That is how I find my joy.  Sometimes I can't go see the flowers.  But that is okay.    

This weekend I began the Marie "KonMari" Kondo system of decluttering.  She has a book that I have blogged about before titled "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up".  One of her magic ideas is to fold your clothes in a way that they stand up and you stack your clothes upright so in your drawer all your clothes are not flat and laying on top of each other.  Instead they are standing upright so you can see them all.  It made me so happy to see all my shirts all stacked and folded in my drawer.  My undies are stacked too.  I am working through my clothing.  I am also getting rid of things that are too big.  I am really happy.  See the photo below.

These are the lovely tulips I bought for myself.  They are so pretty.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Day 167.  Happy Valentine's Day! 
Today my friend D and her niece took me out for vegan ice cream.  It was fun.  The ice cream was delicious.  The vanilla ice cream tasted like vanilla bean, yum.

Later in the afternoon, I was walking to an event and a random guy handed me a rose and wished me a Happy Valentine's Day.  

I went to the 2016 Pillow Fight.  I have been to it before and taken photos but this year, I have my new fancy camera and decided to go and take really good photos.  I also thought since Valentine's Day was on the Sunday of President's weekend, there might be a smaller crowd.  I was right.  The crowd was smaller and seemed nicer.  The pillow fight seemed to go on a bit longer, too.  Every time a feather pillow burst open and the feathers flew into the air, the crowd went wild.  It was a pleasant way to spend 45 minutes.  I met some very nice people at the event.

On my way back from the pillow fight, I was on my way to get some take out food and I looked over and saw a friend J.  (not my other friend J)  He was eating at a restaurant and sitting in the window.  I stopped by and started speaking to him.  He invited me to sit down and eat with him.  I ended up having dinner and some great conversation with him.  

Valentine's Day with a rose, ice cream, pillow fight, and dinner with a friend.  Best Valentine's Day in years!  

No exercise except all the walking around town today.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Day 166.  Anniversaries. Back in the day we all had paper calendars and it was a year to year decision whether to bring forward an anniversary or a birthday. Now we have computerized electronic calendars that automatically bring forward birthdays and anniversaries because we put them on repeat.

But what happens when someone passes away or you no longer work at that job or that relationship ends? What do you do with that anniversary? Do you stop it? What do you do when you get that message: "do you want to delete it moving forward?" "Do you want to delete just this one?" "Do you want to delete all?" 

I feel like "deleting all" is like erasing history. Like it never happened. So unless it is something like a meeting that was canceled, I never use it.

Other things I delete moving forward.  Like a work anniversary or a group meeting that I no longer belong to. 

Sometimes I keep an anniversary. Like my bird Baby's birthday. He passed away and I like to remember him so I keep his birthday on my calendar.  I like to think about him on his birthday and without that reminder I would never remember his birthday.

Tonight I went to see "How to be Single".  It was very funny.  Maybe it was funnier because I am single, I don't know.  It did not entice me to want to start dating that is for sure!  It was a pleasant way to spend Valentine's Day Weekend!  Now I am about to watch another movie at home to finish off the day. 

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 12, 2016


Day 165.  I bought tickets to a few things today.  I made dinner reservations for a special date that is coming up.  I bought tickets to go to a museum exhibit in April that I have gone to many times and I am excited to see again.  I am going to see How to be Single tomorrow.  I am going to an animal exhibit on Monday.  I am going to a rock concert in July.  I just felt it was time to make some plans.  Get some things scheduled and on the calendar. 

Training: Rode 10.6 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Day 164.  Today I had a client meeting and after the meeting I walked down the block.  There were some people playing Lawn Bowling.  It was such a lovely day that I sat down to watch.  A nice man explained the game to me.  I will try to explain it to you. 

Basically there are four people playing each game.  Two on each team.   One person from each team is on each end of the field.  The two men dressed all in black are team mates with the people far off on the left side.  One person from a team throws a white ball.  The white ball becomes the point all the other balls are trying to get closest to.  Then one by one the two people on one end of the field toss the ball and try to get it closest to the white ball.  There is some sort of score keeping.  Then the other two at the other end throw their balls to this end of the field and try to get it closest to the white ball.  At some point the four people switch sides. 

It looks like a fun game.  A bit like horse shoes or shuffle board or curling or boccie ball.  Lawn bowling is played on a sandy field.  It was a nice way to spend one-half and hour on a sunny day.

While I was there watching I left my coffee mug and had to come all the way back to get it.  I don't know what is up with me lately.  I am leaving things and forgetting things all over the place.  

I didn't ride the bike today.  I ran out of time.  What can I say.  Walk the dogs, feed the dogs, take out the trash, last minute client phone call.  Oh, I did get the fish tank filters.  I took out the old filter and now it all makes sense.  The old filter was disgusting.  No wonder the poor fish were gasping for air and there is green goop on the glass.  I think it will clear up now with the new filter, changed water, and two snails.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Day 163.  Am I a coward that I don't want to call the cable company?  I think three visits by the cable company is enough. The problem should be fixed.  It is not.  I am avoiding calling the cable company because I am not interested in dealing with them once again.  Answering the same questions over and over again.  I am going to have to raise my voice to get a supervisor on the phone and get some action so I can finally get this problem fixed.  Ergh...

I had a very nice evening with my friend J tonight.  We went for tea and talk.  We made plans for Easter. 

Training: I rode 11 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Day 162.  My fish tank has algae.  I went to the fish store to get a Chinese Algae Eater and came home with two snails.  The fish guy said the algae eater may grow too big.  The snails are so cute.  Hopefully they will do their job and eat the algae. 

I also changed the water and I bought some new filters that pick up in a few days.  I think the fish will be fine.  I have never had a fish tank before and I don't know what I am doing.  My brother had a fish tank growing up but I never did.  I had fish bowls with beta fish.  I am more of a dog/bird person.

I need to get moving on my happiness project for this month.  I am thinking of going to a museum on President's Day.  I have not played a board game in years.  I have been riding my stationary bike.

Training: nothing today except walking the dogs.  :(

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 8, 2016


Day 161.  School Reunions.  Have you been to your school reunion?  High school, college?  I have not been to a school reunion.

Funny story.  Many years ago I was told through an acquaintance that someone started a rumor that I died so my high school class thinks I am dead.  I have often thought I should show up at my high school reunion and shock them all.  Morbid humor.  I also think this is a funny story because for many years my brother lived in the area and anyone could have asked him.  It is not a big town.  My brother is three years younger than me and a lot of kids in my class had younger siblings in his class.

I found some photos of an old reunion of my class and I saw some names I recognized.  I only recognized one person.  Sad.

Training: I rode 10 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Day 160.  Today is the Super Bowl!  I don't really care who wins but I guess I have to choose a team so I am rooting for Denver.  For no reason.  Just Denver.

I made a vegan pizza to eat.  The tip is to saute the mushrooms before putting them on the uncooked pizza.

Lots of leftovers for tomorrow!

Training: I took it easy today.  I rode 6.3 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Day 159.  I read that new clutter book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" a while back. Today I began going through some clothes and getting rid of old and not used clothes.  I also folded the clothes I am keeping according to the instructions in the book.  I was skeptical at first.  I am no  longer skeptical.  I can clearly see all the items in that drawer because they are organized, uncluttered and upright.  The trick to her system is not just to get rid of items but to fold the items you keep and stack them upright so you can see all the items you have at all times.  I am a convert.  I can't wait to do all my drawers.

I thought I would post those photos of Super Bowl City.

Training: I rode 11.3 miles today on the stationary bike.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 5, 2016


Day 158.  Today the cable company came and told me that the cherry picker came to fix my cable days ago.  Obviously that didn't work since my TV is still flickering.  Today the guy hooked up the booster and swapped out a cable box and left.  The cable is still flickering.  What a bust.

Tonight I went to a sing-a-long movie.  It was so much fun.  We were given goody bags with a cardboard crown, bubbles, light up sticks, and those poppers where you pull the string and it makes a loud pop and stuff comes out.  The audience was instructed to yell at the movie.  If the bad character showed up we yelled "meanie".  If the wolf roared, we roared back.  When they went into the scary forest, we made scary forest noises.  It was fun.  Of course we sang all the songs following the words along the screen.  It was a mix of adults and kids.  Some folks dressed up like characters in the movie. I did not.

I had a very good time and I was glad I went.  I have wanted to go to a sing-a-long movie for a long time. 

Training: 9 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Day 157.  I am going to include a new section at the end of posts called Training. 

I have been having stomach issues and I can't seem to figure out why.  I feel like I have an upset stomach all the time.  I think maybe it is stress but I can't be certain.  I will keep up trying to figure it out. 

Training: I rode 7.5 miles on the stationary bike today. 

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Day 156.  I started training for the bike ride today.  I rode 5 miles on my stationary bike.  I took it slow since it is the first time I got on any type of bike in a long time.  It has been 14 months since my accident.  I felt safe on the stationary bike!  I turned my Ipad on and watched a show that I like while I rode my bike.  It took me 30 minutes to ride 5 miles.

I called Comcast again and this time I gave them hell.  I have a bucket truck coming on Friday morning to fix my cable before the Super Bowl.  I told them I better be able to see the Super Bowl without a flickering screen or someone is going to pay.  I just want to happily watch the game.

Until tomorrow...   

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Day 155.  I had a very nice lunch with my friend H today. 

Just some pictures I took over the last few months.

My Hermione wand and Hedwig
Ceiling at a theater
Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 1, 2016


Day 154.  My cable is still acting up.  I thought it had been fixed but it has not.  I called the guy at the cable company but no response.  It better be fixed by Sunday. 

Poor Happi.  She has more goop in her eyes.  I called the vet and she thinks Happi has pink eye (conjunctivitis) again.  She is such a good girl and never complains.  It must be so uncomfortable but she doesn't "say" a word.  She gets another week of the icky gel put in her eyes.

Today I bought tickets to a sing-a-long movie.  I have never been to a sing-a-long movie in a movie theater but it sounds like fun.  This is a year of finding my happiness and doing things out of my comfort zone is one way.

Yesterday was the final day of January and the month of Friends Are Forever.  Here is the wrap up:
  • Meet new people - I met a few people in Florida and I have spoken to many people.  
  • Keep in Contact with your Friends, Be there for Them - I was there for C when she needed me, I went to visit S, I have called some friends and emailed some that I haven't spoken to in years.  I also reached out to some on Facebook.
  • Listen Smile, Stop Talking - I try to keep quite and let others talk.  I get too exuberant sometimes.  I am working on this.
  • Bring people together - I didn't have much time to work on this since I was away for 1/2 the month.
  • Be Positive, No Gossip - I am working on being more positive.
  • Cut People some Slack - This is hard.  Either I cut folks too much slack or not enough.  I still have to work on this.
  • Plan things and show up - I excelled at this.  I went to a dance event, party, play, concert, Disney, Universal Studios, Florida, visiting friends and family, lunch with friends and visiting Super Bowl 50.  
  • Laugh More! - I have moments when I laugh more.  When I am with friends I laugh more.  

February  is GAMES I WANT TO PLAY month.  
"This is your life.  Do what you love and do it often."
  • Do things that make you happy.
  • Do things you have never done before.
  • See Lots of movies
  • Continue to Blog as long as it makes you happy.
  • Find someone to play board games
  • Museums; Cultural things
  • Take time for projects
  • Train for the Bike Ride (I know it is not a game but it is time to start training for July!)  This was Play Wii more often.  I can do that too!
There you go.  My plan for February.  

Until tomorrow...