Sunday, April 28, 2013

Memories - Like the Cobwebs of My Mind

When was the last time you thought about youthful things? I thought about it recently because I had a visual trigger.
Triggers can be visual, auditory, taste, touch, etc. They cause you to remember things long forgotten. This is what I had forgotten:

When I was a little girl, I made these baskets with my grandma. She taught me and I thought they were the coolest things. They were tucked away, a long forgotten fond memory of many colors and patterns.

Recently, I started doing home health care. At one home, I spied this little beauty and a flood of memories returned. Strange how I thought they were gone. I'd forgotten these little baskets ever existed. I'd forgotten making them with my grandma. How could I forget such a treasured thing? I loved doing these and had many of them.

I think I made these at about the same time I made crocheted wire hangers. Lord, they were ugly, but they kept the clothes on the hanger. I just now remembered those, too. How many other things my grandma taught me have been forgotten? These memories were tossed into the abyss of my brain... lost forever, or perhaps just until a trigger signals their return unexpectedly.

It shocks me to realize how many things must be stored in the abyss. Will they ever return? Are they filed away for all of eternity? Am I brain damaged?

If I recall, these baskets were sewn together with a needle and thread, but I don't remember how to make them. Surely I am not the only one who made these in the 70's. Did anybody else make these? Do you have a triggered forgotten memory you can share? I'd love to hear about it.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Creative Bioscience Update

I haven't written much lately, and I'm having severe withdrawals. This post won't help with that too much, but it's something to get me started again. Plus, I'm obligated.

A few months ago, I started a blogger challenge put on by Creative Bioscience wherein I would try three of their products, blog about my choices, my results once during the duration, and once at the end, and then I would receive three more products to give away to my readers.

I agreed to try Raspberry Ketone, African Mango, and hCG Zero, each for one month. To be quite brief, here is my view of the products so far:

Raspberry Ketones - didn't work
African Mango - worked pretty well
hCG - just started, so not sure yet

I have lost 15 lbs of my goal of 30 so far and it's pretty much all from the African Mango pills, I believe, coupled with some dietary changes. We shall see what the end results turn out to be, but so far, the African Mango is my winner. Stay tuned for the end results in a month!