Friday, September 6, 2013


Hey, everyone - it's Five Minute Friday again, as sponsored by Lisa-Jo, and today's word is:


When I hear that word, the first thing I think of is the American Heart Association's "Wear Red for Your Heart Day," a day set aside to bring awareness the heart disease in women.  I have some experience with this - 15 years ago, I had my first experience with tachycardia.  I thought I was having a heart attack (at 40!), but it turned out to be a much more benign thing.

BUT, my mother-in-law did have a heart attack around the age of 40.  While it didn't kill her, it did enough damage to make her "frail" for the rest of her life.  Not the way I want to live - I want to be much more "robust" than frail.  You know, water skiing at 75, pillow fights, making things blow up in the kitchen (dinner's ready!).

All this to say, take care of your heart, and your heart will take care of you.  We'd like to have you around for a L*O*N*G time.

Time's up!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I was waiting for someone to write about, the heart. Glad to hear you didn't have any more trouble with your heart. My Grandma died of a heart attack, and she passed away instantly.
    Oh, but the love she left, it has lasted!

  2. Of course now I'm contemplating water-skiing at 75! Thanks for this Elaine. Glad to have moved in next door at Lisa Jo's.
    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. This has been on my mind more and more lately, I'm still in my early 30's but I've seen too many stories to think it's ever to early to start- thanks for the reminder!