Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Sunday, October 8, 2017 – It looks like we are all getting better here at the Hotel Thompson – YAY! The hub unit had the cold and then he so nicely gave it back to me again. A family that shares together, right? Hopefully this cold is behind us now… I hope. It’s raining outside today and the next couple of days so we plan on getting rest. Miles Moved: 1.10
Monday, October 9, 2017 – The rain has come in and settled here for a couple of days. I kind of like it. We haven’t had rain here in some time so it’s nice to have had it these past couple of days. It’s that time of the month to do my statistical monthly end reports. I foresee me getting these out of the way this week and just trying to maintain. I may not be moving much but at least my eating is still good. Miles Moved: 1.14
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – aarrghh – I can’t believe I didn’t put on my Apple i-Watch this morning. I felt so naked all day and had to depend on my i-Phone to calculate my movements throughout the day. I have been one of *those* people – addicted to their i-Watch LOL. Miles Moved: 1.00
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – The paperwork continues at work. Should be finished with everything tomorrow. The hub unit is doing so much better – yay! He just has a mild cough now and that is getting better each day – thank goodness. Miles Moved: 1.10
Thursday, October 12, 2017 – YES! Finished the month end paperwork. Now I can breathe. It’s 4 weeks from yesterday until my surgery. It’s getting closer. I’m getting my medical compression garments in now, trying to clean the house, trying to get some meals frozen that will be easy to put in the oven to warm up and tying up loose ends for the time I will be out of work. Miles Moved: 1.32
Friday, October 13, 2017 – Trying to play catch up at work with things that took a second seat while finishing month end reports. I’m so ready for the weekend! Miles Moved: 0.67
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Ran a few errands today to get out with Jim. I’m still trying to find a bed rest for my bed to use after surgery. Any ideas where I can get one? They use to be everywhere and now they are hard to find. It’s the bed rest cushion/pillow that you lean against in bed to sit up and read, etc. I can’t lay flat for a while so I thought this pillow might help a bit. Miles Moved: 0.55
This week walked: 6.88
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 487.20
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤
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When I think of places that a lot people died during a lot of fighting, one of the places that come to mind is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Cemetery Hill had so many people that died during the Battle of Gettsyburg that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around it. There were so many bodies that it was hard to bury everyone in a timely manner. You can imagine the smell that overcame the land. There are still reports today of people smelling death. And you know what they say about unrested bodies, they become ghosts forever looking for redemption.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
A famous cemetery that mom would like to visit is in Los Angeles, California. (I know – she’s weird like that. She finds walking through the cemeteries as calming as walking on a beach. Go figure – she’s my mom.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place of many celebrities over the years. I’ll need to break down a listing of more important graves here later on in the month. For now though, let’s concentrate on some hauntings of the cemetery. A famous person known to haunt here is Clifton Webb. People at the cemetery claim to hear voices and lights near the Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum. A story that intrigues me that I’ve seen on television numerous times is the crypt of Rudolph Valentino. For years on the anniversary of his death, a lady dressed in black would be seen wearing a veil to cover her face at his crypt leaving a single red rose. No one really knew for sure who this person was and still today the tradition of leaving a single red rose continues on his anniversary.
And I must end this stroll through the cemeteries at one of mom/dad’s most famous places in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery. Did you know that this cemetery had the “Bird Girl” statue that is the photograph of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? I say had now because it has since been moved to a museum nearby but there are still some amazing tombs and headstones left. Mom/dad have spent multiple days and hours strolling through and visiting with the folks still there. One of the famous haunts is of little Gracie Watson who died of pneumonia when she was only six years old. Currently they have her grave fenced off… is that to keep people from touching her little statue or from keeping little Gracie from touching you? There’s also the hell hounds that local legend have talked about. People claim to hear them snarling but no one ever sees them. Perhaps they feel the hot breath of a dog on their ankles letting them know they need to step back. You think?
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