it truly does. It has become easier to go out and work in my yard and personal garden. I still think of my sister Johanna often. I still hear her voice as though she were still here with us. At times it still seems sureal but, she was the oldest. The third most enduring individual in myself and my siblings life.
I've been working some grueling hours at the plant and am having tiredness issues as a result of long hours and a longtime sleep apnea issue. I've had some seasonal allergy issues but, knock on wood no serious lung infection issues. I installed my window a c unit in my smallest bedroom in the house and LOL...sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor. For some strange reason there seems to be a good bit of humidity in the room despite the a c but, it has helped me get more sleep.
Working towards starting up my carry and conceal training business and just learned there is an NRA Refuse to Be a Victim instructor course(a non-gun course) being offered in Kalamazoo. I really want to get certified for that. Guns are a last resort solution and there are just some people who don't want or shouldn't have a gun for any number of reasons! However, I'm really anxious to get it for these 3 reasons:
a) Because a college class mate was raped in a college parking lot in a town of less than 5,000
b) Because a former co-worker had a sister who took her own life because of being raped
c) Because 3 years ago a city police chief came in and spoke about internet predators and described several cases of 12-14 year old girls being raped and sodomized by internet predators that traveled from as far away as Ohio. Also, I just read a statistic that 1 in 4 women is assaulted in the United States. Pretty scary!!
Currently trying to read Six Pixels Of Seperation and 21 Irrefuteable Laws Of Leadership (or rather finishing reading).
Planning to attend the Alpha1 Ed day in Milwaukee this September. Looking into becoming a member of DAR. I was never interested in it until I learned Johanna had been a member. Spoke to a DAR representative and now I'm even more interested in being a member. I now understand more of what drove my sister to do certain things that were patriotic. Not that I didn't appreciate my sister but, I do wish I could have appreciated my sister as much when she was alive as I do today! Hoping to attend the National Alpha1 Conference next June near DC. Will not make the same mistake this time I did last time. I will take a week off and spend in DC. I've alaways loved history...especially American history! We have a deep and rich history. It just didn't dawn on me last time I was there how much reliving our nations history I could do there!!
The Top10 Things You Should Do If You Test Positive For Alpha1
- Have A List Of Questions When You See a Doctor About Your Alpha1(If you try to remember the questions you want to ask you may forget half of them)
- Learn To Breathe Effectively
- Limit Or Eliminate Your Alcohol Consumption
- Don't Be Afraid To Be Proactive About Your Alpha1
- Get Plenty Of Rest(You will likely have a higher oxygenation level)
- Avoid Sick People(You have a lower immune system than most people)
- Drink Plenty Of Water
- Eat Healthy/Avoid Processed Food(Carbonated beverages)
- Start A Careful Exercise Program/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program(Your muscles will become more efficient so they won't use as much oxygen and if you have surgery you will likely recover quicker as well)
- Stop Smoking