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Just For Today Be A Kid Again

Posted by cotojo on May 5, 2008

Do a cartwheel.

Sing into your hairbrush.

Walk barefoot in wet grass.

Play a song you like really loud, over and over.

Dot all your “i”’s with smiley faces.

Read the funnies. Throw the rest of the paper away.

Dunk your cookies.

Play a game where you make up the rules as you go along.

Step carefully over sidewalk cracks.

Change into some play clothes.

Try to get someone to trade you a better sandwich.

Eat ice cream for breakfast.

Kiss a frog……..just in case.

Blow the wrapper off a straw.

Have someone read you a story.

Find some pretty stones and save them.

Wear your favorite shirt with you favorite pants even if they don’t match.

Take a running jump over a big puddle.

Get someone to buy you something you really don’t need.

Hide your vegetables under your napkin.

Stay up past your bedtime.

Eat dessert first.

Fuss a little, then take a nap.

Wear red gym shoes.

Put way too much sugar on your cereal.

Make cool screeching noises every time you turn a corner.

Giggle a lot for no reason.

Give yourself a gold star for everything you do today.

Most of all………have FUN!

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Bad News – I’m Back

Posted by cotojo on May 5, 2008

Lions Fed Daily

I would like to thank all of those that have left messages on MyBlogLog, comments here, which I will get through and emails that I have received, which I will respond to as soon as I can.

Thank you all for your support and kindness. As some of you know, I have a condition – Ankylosing Spondylitis – which affects my spine and many other joints, my shoulders in particular over the past 18 months or so. I had a major flare and needed treatment pretty quick, so I was admitted to hospital and sedated so that they could manipulate my right shoulder through its full range hoping to pop the muscle capsule below the shoulder blade back in to place.

This was not successful and they decided to keep me in so that they could fully monitor what was going on and also put me through some intensive physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, which I am sure they enjoyed as most were trained by the devil 😆

I also have prolapsed discs in my lower back and neck, about which they can do nothing because of the AS which has encapsulated them with bone growing over the discs joining the vertebrae in the spine, and I am now waiting for further treatment on both of my shoulders……again!

Please bear with me as I get back to some sort of normality and catch up on posting.

I notice that my PR has gone back to 5 again, maybe I should take more time off hahaha

Related links:

AS Research
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Britain Under Water

Posted by cotojo on July 24, 2007

Action continues today to help people affected by the floods which have swamped Britain.

Defences have been constructed to attempt to stem flood waters as many swollen rivers have reached their peak levels.

 There is some good news in Gloucestershire where power has been restored thanks to the work of emergency services at a power station but thousands still remain without drinking water.

In Worcestershire, a huge clean-up operation is underway to re-open swamped roads and the city centre is accessible again after water has receded.

However, with more wet weather predicted this week, the ordeal isn’t over yet.

Seven severe flood warnings and more than 30 other flood warnings remain in place as rivers like the Severn and Thames are still at dangerously high levels.

Here are the latest updates from around the country:

GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Emergency services have restored electricity to more than 48,000 houses plunged into darkness after Castlemeads Substation was deluged by the River Severn.

Power Station Flooded

Water has been held at Walham Substation which was feared would flood yesterday causing millions of homes to lose power.

Efforts are now focused on restoring the water supply but residents have been warned the shortage could last seven to 14 days.

As a result, four hundred bowsers have been set up in the area to provide clean water and these are constantly refilled by a fleet of 40 tankers.

Severn Trent has also sourced bottled water from around the country to give to customers and intend to distribute three million litres today.

In Tewkesbury, flood waters finally started to recede this morning but much of the town is still under water.

OXFORDSHIRE: Flooding overnight from the swollen River Thames in Oxford and Abingdon was less severe than predicted and levels continue to recede.Local bus services are running but many are on diverted routes to avoid flooded streets.

BEDFORDSHIRE: The River Great Ouse is expected to reach its peak water flow this morning.

LONDON: The surge of water along the Thames is not expected to affect the capital, with flooding due to stop at Shepperton, near Walton-on-Thames.


The Thames Barrier is expected to close tomorrow to block high tides, allowing more space for water flowing from the West out to sea.

WORCESTERSHIRE: A large-scale clean-up operation is underway to re-open roads which were inundated by floodwater. Upton-upon-Severn is still experiencing flooding problems but the city of Worcester is beginning to return to normality.

BERKSHIRE: Residents in Purley, Pangbourne and Reading are at risk of being flooded as the Thames has yet to reach its peak in their area.

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You Know You Are Old When…..

Posted by cotojo on July 12, 2007

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, “Did I wake you?”
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.
9. You can live without sex (but not without glasses).
10. You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.
11. You get into a heated argument about pension plans.
12. You have a party and the neighbours don’t even realize it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
15. You sing along with the elevator music.
16. Your eyes won’t get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.
20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
21. You can’t remember where you read this.

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Life Is A Journey

Posted by cotojo on June 28, 2007


Cherish things while you still have them,
before they’re gone,
and you realize how precious they really are.

Life can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.

Everything in life is temporary.
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won’t last forever.

And if things are going bad,
don’t worry because it won’t last forever either.

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.
Never cross a bridge
without knowing how to swim the tides.

If you could not add years to your life
Add life to your years.

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