Monthly Archives: May 2018

What Makes You Laugh?

I am still traveling in Europe. Here is an oldie but goodie — hope you have a good laugh!

Andrea Unsinkable

Today I need to write my blog. I have had a crazy and busy week. I was out of town all of last week, and I am working on a training presentation that I will do in Wisconsin next month. Toe2Saturday my husband broke his toe—not just any break—he slammed his foot into the coffee table, and his little toe was no longer facing north, but facing east! Ouch! Yeah, he had to see an orthopedic doctor to get a special insert in his shoe to keep his foot flat when walking, and at least 6-8 weeks of not taking our 3 mile daily walk. A friend of mine died rather unexpectedly Monday, and Tuesday out-of-town visitors came to visit. It’s Wednesday, and I publish on Thursday. What am I going to write? I googled, “I need a topic to write about.” I clicked on a link that said, “Writing…

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Sleep? Can You Make It Happen?

I really enjoyed writing this one. Sleep is such a funny thing . . . .

Andrea Unsinkable

sleepingHave you ever thought about sleep? I mean, really thought about sleep? It’s such an odd thing. We go to bed, most of us at night. We lay our heads down, and somehow magically, we become unconscious, and we are sleeping. We may sleep, 5, 7, or 9 hours, but when we wake up it’s like no time has passed. We are unaware of time moving while we are in this state of unconsciousness.

The other odd thing about sleep is when we cannot sleep. Sometimes I fall asleep and wake up about an hour later. I start thinking about falling back asleep, and then the sleep will not come. In fact, thinking about falling asleep keeps me from falling asleep. I 00 plumscan’t figure out exactly what causes me to fall asleep. As a child, I slept well. The only times I did not sleep well was the night before…

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What Do Your Scars Look Like?

Here’s an oldie but goodie. I am in London today, Germany next week. I am sharing some of my more impactful (to me) blogs while I am traveling. Love to you all.

Andrea Unsinkable

We all have scars. Some are small, and some of us have large scars. It can be from an accident or a surgery. Many of us have scars you cannot see. They are inside us. They are emotional scars from trauma and past experiences in our lives.

My question for you is what do you do with those scars? Do you hide them? Do you show them for sympathy? Do you beautify them? Or do you show them for what they are, and for what can be shared and learned from them?

I know of several people who have scars. Here is a short list:

1. John O’Leary – I met John a few years ago, and he is one of my heroes. When John was

3:19:16 John O’Leary

a child, he was playing with fire and gasoline (not a good combination for anyone). It caused an explosion in his family’s…

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I’m Global!

pexels-photo-1043508.jpegI am taking a break from writing blogs while we prepare our home for sale, travel to Europe, and go to Arizona to close on our new build there.  I decided I would share a few of the past blogs that I think are worth sharing again. I went to the blog site to review my postings to see what one I felt was worthy to repeat.  While doing so, I took a look at the stats on my blogs.  I pulled up stats for the period of time I have been writing my blog.  I am not nearly as popular a blogger as many of those I follow, but I am pleased with my current following, in my opinion, for still being a novice at this writing.

globalI have had a total of 6,812 views as of this minute today from the beginning of my blog.  Wow!  I am sure for many bloggers that would be a disappointment.  When writing a blog was first suggested to me, I said that no one would want to read what I had to say.  Well, I suppose 6,812 views later, I must admit that I was incorrect!  The largest groups who have read my blogs are from the United States followed by Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, China, and Spain.  I am global!  Those countries had a minimum of 10 views! 

Here is the listing of all the countries that have viewed my blogs:

AustraliaUnknown

Austria

Bolivia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Brazil

booksCanada

China

France

Germany

Ghana

Guatemalaglobe [Converted]

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

ppl1Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

heartPakistan

Palestinian Territories

Phillipines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

ppl3Serbia

Singapore

Spain

Switzerland

Trinidad & Tobago

United Kingdom

United States

Vietnam

That is so awesome.  I wonder if any of those folks in Europe are related to me?  

This really gives me a lot to think about.  I am reaching people all around the world.  I hope I have given them a little bit of hope, a little bit of joy, or maybe a little laughter.

Here is what I would like to ask of everyone who reads this blog.  Please scroll down to pexels-photo-954599.jpegthe comments, and state where you are when you are reading this blog.  Just state your city, state (province or what it is called where you live), and the country.  Any other response is welcome also.  Or, maybe just say hello to the rest of this planet!

Thank you so much for reading my blog.  Thank you for making me feel I am reaching people all over the world to spread just a bit of love your way.

Feel free (if you have not already) to scroll to the bottom of this blog, and click on the word “follow.”  I think it is on the lower right of the screen.  I would love to have you follow this blog regularly.  

So, I am signing off my blog.  Then I will go comment in the comment area where I am sending this from.  Feel free to follow along.

thanks

 

Lessons Learned at Death’s Door

Sharing with you some past blogs that had an impact on my life. Life brings us twists and turns that we think we are not prepared for. I am grateful that I am alive today to share this experience with you.

Andrea Unsinkable

I could have easily died on June 6, 1979.  I have told my story to doctors who find it amazing that I am here to tell about it.  I was only 31 years old.  Over Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28), I was having some cramps—a bit uncomfortable, and felt discomfort standing straight up.  It went in waves.  The only person I told was my sister-in-law who was visiting us from Chicago.  She noticed that I seemed uncomfortable.  I told her I would call the doctor after the holiday.  I did and set an appointment for mid June.  I was due my annual OB/GYN checkup anyway.  The cramps went away in a couple days and everything was back to normal.  Well, until the morning of June 6.

It was nine days since Memorial Day, and I had quickly forgotten the discomfort I had felt that weekend.  I remember my day very…

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