Saturday, August 27, 2011

Well wishes — Six Word Saturday — Therapy


My six words:

May your clouds have silver linings!

Here are a few pictures of my therapy for getting my new left knee joint total implant up to snuff. My angles are movement from 0 to 115 degrees (after therapy). My doctor's goal is 0° to 120°. I'll need a few more than that to be able to kick myself in the rear (my goal).

The upper pictures are of my 'heel slide' stretch and one of my riding the bouncy ball. Each of these is actually from 'stretch exercise' ideas. My pose was about my max bending for each toward the beginning of two sets of ten pulls and rolls.

I am riding the bicycle slowly for eight minutes. The idea for this ride is not to stretch but rather for exercise of the knees. In eight minutes I am riding 0.7 miles and burn 16 calories.

That means I have a long way to go to reach my sister's progress. She has ridden from Center Point (near Cedar Rapids) Iowa to Western Colorado so far on her stationary bike. I don't know when she started. She is riding for exercise an weight control and not rehab.

I can do all my exercises, there are more than pictured here, at home. I have to go up to our fitness center to for riding the bicycle and for rolling on the bouncy ball. I may have already mentioned that I can drive up there now.

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A big wish here also for those who live along our Eastern Coast. This certainly is a storm not to be fooled with. I do wish and pray for the health and safety for all of you.

BTW, we around the Gulf Coast are still patching up after our IKE of three years ago. It takes over six months to restore a flood damaged home, at least it did for us after tropical storm Claudia of 1979 dumped three feet of water in it.
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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Obsession" -- a shared previously posted poem from my other blog



I'm carried away
my obsession has control
you cannot reach me

Poem Copyright
©2011 Jimmiehov
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Poem and photo previously posted on Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place on August 21, 2011.
Picture of our granddaughter, KP, taken by our daughter, Karen. All rights are reserved by her, Karen.
Prompt word, Obsession, suggested by Amity at
Dreams Are My Reality v 2.0

Find more poems at
One Single Impression using "Obsession" as prompt

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Monday, August 22, 2011


Haimus was glad that the new tenants were savvy people. He regretted their having a tabby cat. Why not a more hostile type?

His once tepid brew is out the window, undrank, surely chilled.

Such is life. For him no longer, he only observes.

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140 Characters

Story Copyright
© 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 22
The 'tepid' prompt word and the picture were selected by
It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Using the prompt word is not required but Grandma smiles bigger if we do.


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