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It’s all my yoga teacher’s fault. She told our class that a good way to prevent and treat leg cramps was to drink cocoanut water. So when I woke up in the middle of the night I drowsily ambled into the kitchen to get a glass of the brew.

Suddenly, when I opened the refrigerator door a wave of dizziness overtook me and I fell to the floor. And that’s without storing Limburger cheese in the cheese drawer. Who wouldn’t swoon after a whiff of that stuff?

The next morning I was greeted with a swollen foot the size of a NY Knicks basketball.

An emergency visit to our friendly local orthopedic surgeon became a necessity, even though when he x-rayed the ankle and proclaimed it broken. Who needs news like that on a Friday morning before a beautiful weekend? His diagnosis ruled out a hike at the Delaware River Water Gap, a hot air balloon ride in Peapack/Gladstone and battling through end of summer sale at Fox’s. Since none of these activities were on our agenda anyway it wasn’t such a loss. But mobility was.

Crutches hurt, walkers require hopping on one foot (preferably the good one), and rickshaw rides are not available in our neighborhood.

On to the internet, where I learned of the wondrous device called a “knee scooter.” This gadget allows mobility, carries your stuff in a basket on front and was fun. I could just picture my grandchildren fighting over who will play with my new toy first.

So I leave you with this famous quote:

photo 1        “Bones, shmones. As long as you’ve got your health!”




When a blogger receives an award it is always a matter beyond feelings of pride. It means your writing is read and recognised by a fellow writer who considers your writing to be worthy of recognition.Delight and happy smiles take over. Your whole being is bathed in an aura of gratitude, humility, and an enormous amount of (much needed) encouragement.

As a recipient of this award I need to fulfil certain obligations. They are:

    • Thank the person who nominated me and link back to them in my post.
    • Share 7 things about me.
    • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
    • Leave a comment on their blogs letting them know that they have been nominated.

This award was given to me by I love being taken to Hawaii with her and seeing life as it happens in that oceanic paradise. Her stories are uplifting and full of joy.

The 7 things about me are:

1) I love movies; they are my favorite form of entertainment, with or without popcorn.

2) I am happy at Farmers’ Markets. I can’t understand how farmers grow those wonderful crops without the intervention of animal pests. They do and I can’t so I leave the job to them.

3) I love what yoga is doing for me and my body, but admit that sometimes in the midst of a session I long for it to be over.

4) I feel cold most of the time and don’t understand the concept of winter sports. Winter is for hibernating, not jumping around in the snow.

5) Today my husband and I began the first day of a Master Gardener program. Soon I’ll know what every plant is, how to take care of it and how to get rid of any critter that attacks it.

6) Blogging is great fun: nobody edits your work, tells you what to write about or rejects your work. And you make some wonderful blogging friends.

7) Is a lucky number, and I wish you all good luck.

The 15 bloggers I would like to nominate are:

1) Bulldogsturf

2) Paperkeeper

3) Cyclingrandma

4) Earthrider

5) LindaVernon

6) Boomerontario

7) Mostlybrightideas

8) Czechtheflip

9) 365fromthe archive

10) Liferevelation

11) Foodfashionandflow

12) Gardentowok

13) Bloodinkdiary

14) AndnowthatIthinkaboutit

15) Violetsyi

Enjoy some of these excellent blogs!

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