modern day adulting: my knee injury and more

Soooo, a few weeks ago, I had to drive myself to urgent care. It had been raining all day here, and that morning, on the way to work, I fell in the garage on the wet hard concrete and banged my knee pretty bad. I went to work, put ice on it and took some ibuprofen. That worked for a while however, at 2:30pm, before the school day was over, I hopped in the car and headed to urgent care because it started feeling worse. Life at 48. We’re falling apart. LOL. If you are in your 40s then you know the feeling. Thank the Lord, it was only a bad bruise and pain along with some motion issues. I was for the remainder of that evening and the whole next day. An athletic wrap, Tylenol, Ibruprophen, and ice pack were my BFFs. LOL.

This would have accounted for my third injury since school started in early August and it was only September when it happened lol.

Actions that put me on the injured reserved list:
1) A swollen lip from me trying to hit the volleyball and knocking my radio into my face, hard too.
2) Waking up one Saturday last month and I couldn’t use my arm because I haven’t played volleyball in 30 years and my muscles were cussing me out like, girl, you 48!
3) being clumsy slipping and hurting my knee, in the words of Slick Rick, “on the hard concrete”

My advice, be careful out in these streets (or at home), because our 40 and over bodies aren’t getting any younger.

#LetsDiscuss: A Relationship With Reading

In recent years we’ve seen reading and books take many forms, from the likes of a company, Amazon, selling books online to reading books on electronic devices to listening to books via audio apps, reading, thankfully, is still a thing! I, for one, have let my love for reading, fall by the wayside over the last few years, however, for 2021, I am vowing to read more. My favorite reading material today includes multicultural literature, poetry, cookbooks, and magazines. But when I was younger, I had different reading tastes. Also, if you are 40 and over, much of what we read was required reading for class.

I was a Scholastic junkie back in the day. As a poet, my favorite book was Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield and the Shel Silverstein books, including Where The Sidewalk Ends. For fiction, I loved To Kill A Mockingbird and the older Judy Blume books like Superfudge. And I’m dating myself, but back in the day many of the children’s movies were often accompanied by a recording (on LP record) and a read-a-long book. I had alot of those.

I saw this discussion in a Facebook group @bgrtbookclub (Black Girls Read Too) and thought I would borrow it and continue the conversation here! Whether it’s ONE book or a LIST of books that launched your love of reading, please share. Can’t wait to see your books! #LetsDiscuss #40AndOver #moderndayadulting #ReadABook #readingisfundamental

PODCAST: Quarantine Like A Rockstar

NEW #PODCAST EPISODE. Quarantine Like A Rockstar. Citing an article from March 2020, written by Courtney Dabney called, “It took a pandemic but Generation X is finally getting love”, listen to my commentary on how proud I am that my generation is thriving and surviving during the pandemic. #40AndOver #the40andoverproject #Podcasting #blackpodcastnetwork #podcastingwhileblack #womenwhopodcast