Yes !! There is a place called Distraction on Google Earth near Lake Michigan. But I don’t want to go there !!
My little car and I parted company last year. I had her for 19 years and she was still like new when I let her go.
After Judith died of cancer in March last year my health went haywire. My hands shook, my balance went wonky (like being drunk without having a drink). But worst of all was the soles of my feet became very tender and pushing on the pedals of the car really hurt. I thought, my friends thought, even my local doctor thought that I had Parkinson’s.
So I had to consider my future and whether I should carry on driving. A car is a must in the mountains of southern Spain. I can get the basic shopping locally, but there is always something out of the ordinary to do. Government personal paperwork screw ups, special batteries for whatever, and so on.
IF I had Parkinson’s then I knew my condition would deteriorate, my driving would be affected and I may end up not only with feet that hurt but possibly in a crumpled heap at the bottom of a ravine.
Ana, my cleaner at the time had a rickety old van which was held together by rust, so I gave her my car. It was sad to see my Rover drive off into the sunset, but, at the time, it was for the best.
Over the past few months, a multitude of physical tests in hospital came up negative. I didn’t have Parkinson’s. Yippee !! I was told I was depressed. WHAT !! And was put on addictive tablets which I stopped taking as soon as I found out that information and all the side effects thrown in. And they still don’t know what’s wrong with me !!!
My car has gone. But, I am so lucky to have friends who take me where I need to go. We usually work it when we both need something in a certain town. Or they drop everything for an emergency like Star’s illness.
Ralph xox 🙂
OVER 10,000 STRONG!!!
Not just live and let live, but live and help live
Tales from the Forest: New art courses start 2019 visit: www.atelier88galicia.com
A Galaxy of Rewind
Taking ownership of your life brings power to make needed changes. True freedom begins with reliance on God to guide this process and provide what you need.
|| Food vs. Style||
A French girl's musings...
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Penang Island Local Travel Guide
Author of The Sound of Water and other books
A life in a photobooth.
Travels in Paradise
As I navigate through this life ...
Every step is a memory
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. Billy Wilder
My experiences in Italy and the world
Se nessuno ti vede mentre lo mangi, quel dolce non ha calorie.
Stories From The Heart.Emotions,and adventures of an Italian woman in Ireland
Curiosity run amok . . .
Unkempt Mind dribbling in the seethe
Just Another WordPress.com site..
This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information
Illustration is the passion of my life!
Sharing my thoughts, poems, travel & art
Opinions are mine, thoughts are yours, comments most welcome. ZERO affiliates, paid advertisers or political partners. Nine years and still here.
WRITING LESBIAN FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION, AND FANTASY, SINCE THE 20TH CENTURY
Writing from a Baffledheart
My reflections of life in general.
Short bursts of curmudgeonry on any topic.
Life after the kids are grown
Des' Online Journal
The adventures of little read writing Hood
Fashion Blogger, Designer, Globetrotter
Growing older with silliness, high spirits and a lot of heart.
Mother, Nehiyaw, Metis, & Itisahwâkan - career communicator. This is my collection of opinions, stories, and the occasional rise to, or fall from, challenge. In other words, it's my party, I can fun if I want to. .................................................................. Artwork by aaronpaquette.net
My daily dance through a creative life as a female artist and photographer with lifelong depression.
my dreams are my disease, chasing them my only option
This is my story about my experience of sudden sensorineural hearing loss and how it affects my life.
Welcome to my Art and Lifestyle Blog. Follow my adventures as a Bohemian artist.
Inspiration | Insights | Perspectives
Loving Life On and Off the Tracks
Day-Dreamer, Moon-Gazer, Confirmed Contrarian, Artist, Frustrated Cartoonist, Traveler, Perennial Fish Out of Water
Work in progress