Necessary things

1. Love

2. Health

In the past month, I've have had several tests done, three of which should be done yearly but it had been three years. The results of these three were all good, no symptoms of anything, and my teeth are still intact, although I do need to have a broken molar extracted and two 40 yr old silver fillings removed and replaced with the new stuff that's being used now. The old silver fillings are what causes teeth to crack and break off because the silver expands and contracts causing pressure on the teeth. Who knew? Since none of this is causing me any trouble at the moment, it will wait for a while. Sorry, no pictures of teeth cleaning or mammogram or pap test. The last test was a bone density exam. I'm not worried about this one either because I had one ten years ago when I was 51 and it showed my bones were that of a 20 yr. old. :yes: However, since I've gone through menopause, a bone density exam will tell if I have the beginning of osteoporosis. This is NOT the same as osteo arthritis, which I have.

3. Laughter

Especially. It does wonders. I laugh out loud when I come across old family photos and remember amusing things of the moment. The following photo was taken on Christmas Day 1982 with my three children. We were all showing something we'd received as a gift. When I brought the photos home to show the kids, I remember Kathy staring at this one intently. She then announced very seriously:

"Mom, you have triangle hair"

She stared at it again then asked why I and her brother had snow on our heads because it doesn't snow in Arizona. Mike was thrilled with his new 'boom box', Kathy loved her 'pom poms' and Suzy was too little to know anything other than she was sitting in mom's lap. It's the little touching memories like this that make me smile.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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111 Responses to Necessary things

  1. daxonmacs says:

    You hit the nail on its head with those three, as ear as I an concerned. It never hurts to be reminded though, especially in these days. I never knew you were of Egyptian descent, either, Cleo. Interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Danny. I plan on doing these test on a more regular basis even if I have to borrow money to pay for the insurance. Didn't I tell you my middle name was Cleo? ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. Moabdul says:

    Lovely.. I will need time to take a longer "read" at this.. miss you Pam

  4. derWandersmann says:

    I love the way your daughter has inherited your smile.

  5. PainterWoman says:

    Mays, thank you. Miss you too but I understand.dW, thanks. I think all three have picked up facial expressions that are much like me.

  6. PainterWoman says:

    I believe I have read that somewhere dW.

  7. derWandersmann says:

    They say (don't ask me who "they" are; I don't know) that what we look like is more learned behaviour than genetics.

  8. I_ArtMan says:

    believing without verifying is why everyone believes anything they hear.

  9. pthhieubilly says:

    belief is also important

  10. PainterWoman says:

    pthhieubilly: Yes a belief system is very important to alot of people.Scott: I've been trying to verify all of my life which is why I'm still searching.

  11. I_ArtMan says:

    yeah, me three. questions; nothing but questions leading to new questions. i guess we don't get the answers until the game is done. :happy:

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