If you watch your grandkids one day a week, there's good news. If you watch them five days a week, the news is not so good.New research from the Women's Healthy Aging Project study found that women who spent one day a week caring for their grandchildren performed the best on 2 of 3 tests of mental sharpness (ie. working memory and processing speed). Those who took care of their grandkids for 5 or more days in a week did "significantly worse" on the tests....more
NaBloPoMo Day 21 Since I started photography seriously I’ve been shooting mainly macro flowers. You could say that is my favorite thing to shoot, but lately you would have to go back quite a few pages to find my flowers on Flickr! Good thing most of them are in sets! ...more
I’m dying. The doctor said it, standing there in the hall with my x-ray films, so it must be true. Now the kids crouch beside me and talk loud, as if I’m deaf. Coddle me. Bring me cases of Ensure. Their whispers are like buzzing flies when they think I’m asleep.
The grandkids beg me to give up cigarettes. “So you’ll live longer, Gramps,” they say. “We want you with us forever.”
They don’t know what it’s like to only have one comfort left in the world. Well, maybe two. My easy chair in front of the big screen tv conso...more