Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Re re re re re re re ...

Everytime I think of an R word I end up at re … which according to wordnetweb.princeton is either:

- S: (n) rhenium, Re, atomic number 75 (a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum); or

- S: (n) Ra, Re (ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods); or

- S: (n) re, ray (the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization).

Cool …. Right??? Or maybe not so cool …

feet at rest

I also jump to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose … all of which live in my vocab and I do live by these words.

Reinvent … I haven’t been able to use this word since it became synonymous with Madonna and her constant reinvention of her image…

recycle ... or tricycle???

Read … even read is a re word …

reclaimed??? recycled??? reused???

Rely, reply, rejoice, repell …. Re re re re re …

stuff to repurpose

Which brings me to reclaim … and I don’t mean it in the reclaiming old wood from ships … I mean reclaiming myself …. This is the word that I chose to focus on this year … you can read all about it here when I first posted it to my blog … so my progress … well, I am trying … I am walking more often than not … I have cut down on my fat and carb intake … I am still having specialist after specialist tell me that my body just isn’t working the way it should but they don’t know what’s wrong, what’s causing it or why … so I have decided that until someone names the “disease or disfunction” that I am not sick … So this is progress … mentally and emotionally … I did put on a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn for about 1 ½ years and they fit … I’m just not quite ready to dance on table tops yet … but I am getting there!

relaxing and reading

This post has been brought to you by the letter R and Jenny Matlock’s incredibly fabulous Alphabe-Thursday meme … go visit her blog links to some interesting and amusing R posts!

47 comments:

RNSANE said...

Very good post, Jo - inspiring and motivating...I even got on the treadmill this afternoon. My post won't be up till midnight.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What fun "r"'s! I enjoyed them all.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Good for you! I enjoyed your post.

Christy said...

What a wonderful R post. I love that you have decided that without a name then you are not sick! Mind over body. Inspirational!

Sarah said...

Bravo! This is a great post. And your photos are perfect examples.

Tracy said...

I consider this class a team as we all cover what someone else forget well done

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jo,

My entire blog is dedicated to RE's...I am in the boat with you on your health issues--too many doctor's appointment at this farmhouse!! I want to REclaim my life too!!

Thanks for sharing your R's with us and thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company.

Mary said...

Excellent post & attitude! Keep plugging along! Relaxing is very important to your mental & physical health :-)

Mary @ Homeiswheretheboatis

My name is PJ. said...

A very, very clever R post, Jo!!! I enjoyed it a lot!

Debbie said...

Very nice R post....I am learning to Relax, recycle and repurpose old things! Have a happy day.

Terra said...

you got me at relax and read. Relaxing and reading. Perfect R words for me (though I only do one of them regularly!!)

amariaf2000 said...

Wonderful Post!! I just found your blog through the alphabet party, and I look forward to exploring your blog more! Reclaiming ~ great focus!!

~angela @ peonypatch
www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

tellmeastorymommy.com said...

Stopping by from Alphabe Thursday. This was great. I love the idea of repurposing yourself.

Izzy said...

Great REad! love the relaxing and reading photo :)

Viki said...

Good for you even though your not ready to dance on tabletops yet LOL. I loved this. I need to take some of your motivation, inspiration and get to it myself. Great R post.

Pondside said...

Great R's and good for you for really reclaiming yourself - you're going to spread some inspiration around with this post!

Riet said...

What a great R post. LOve all your words

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Reading is truly relaxing and so rewarding...

mine is here
wanna try my meme, Weekend Funnies ?
Happy Thursday!
hugs
shakira

laterg8r said...

read and reclaim - my faves :D

wtg with the jeans, even if it means walking all the time LOL :D

GFDINER - Kathy said...

What a beautiful post. Trust your body, not the dr's. I had celiac for years and the dr's could never figure it out. Big hug to you from colorado.

Christy said...

reclaim...what a great resolution. thanks for the inspiration!

Amanda said...

Reclaim. What a perfect word. You go girl!

Julie Schuler said...

Yay for reclamation!

Short and Sweet said...

Your post is inspiring and your "R" words are clever and to the point.

Cheryl said...

Great job. I hope you keep reaching for the stars.

GardenofDaisies said...

Good for you... reclaiming yourself! I am working on that too.

mbkatc230 said...

Good for you! Reclaiming yourself can be very hard to do, I'm glad that you've decided to take the bull by the horns and do somethings for you! Congrats on getting into those jeans - I've got some that I refuse to give away. I will get back into them someday :) Thanks for stopping by, do read his work if you get a chance, I think you'll enjoy it. Kathy

jeff campbell said...

Rediculously Righteous post...I feel like I've been "Reborn"...Reuben says "hi" and is glad you stopped for a visit...Peace

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oops! I also meant to say...I love your new blog makeover!

Blessings & Aloha!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hm...wait...I thought I left an earlier comment...I might not have done the word verification thingy.

well. if this is a Repeat...sorry...

but then again, Unfortunately, I am not great at Remembering...so it wont exactly be a Repeat.
I enjoyed your R post! especially the Relaxing and Reading...I would love to have a wee bit more time of Rest & Relaxation!

Blessings & Aloha
(thank you for stopping by! and for leaving your sweet comment!)

Vicki said...

Re re re re SPECT....good word for you! Start dancing on that table soon....

Steph said...

Wonderful post. I loved your words and reflections. I appreciate your thoughts on reclaim as well. I need that too, and have tried in my way in some areas; but feel a bit discouraged overall. Love your new blog look.

lissa said...

I wish you succeed in reclaiming your health and your mind - I think they go together - it's very hard to change your mind set once you settle to doing certain things


thanks for your visit to my blog

Aging Mommy said...

Good for you with such a positive attitude. I wish you all the very best in your quest to reclaim you

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Progress, not perfection...I love it. Keep up the good work!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Keep up the good work! I had thyriod troubles and went through weight gain and swelling afterwards...very frustrating but I'm still trying to lose the weight.

I love your blog makeover ..very pretty!

H said...

Good for you. Stick at it :)

Brenda said...

Great post!

Melinda Cornish said...

reclaim is such a great word and I think it is especially great that you are reclaiming yourself.....Isnt it great when you put on jeans and they are comfortable....the best......

easternsparkle said...

All those re's! I'm trying to recalim myself too - tho' I'd never thought of it like that - time to get out the Wii Fit!!

Jingle said...

Brilliant R post.
Happy Saturday!

paige said...

That was a fun journey that ended happy! Great post. :)

Lourie said...

I am trying to reclaim myself as well. It's slow going, but I am working on it. So cool about fitting into the jeans! Mine are finally fitting nice and even getting loose. Before I just looked like a stuffed sausage. haha.

Natasha said...

I have spent the day resting and relaxing and catching up on blogging! Thanks for popping in to see me the other day. Sorry it has taken so long to come by and visit. Loved your R post. See you next week for "S" week!!

Hope your weekend has been fabulous.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Mumsy said...

Your R post is fantastic! There is a lot of "re" words to think about..I also want to "reclaim" myself, but still not there yet.

I hope some brainy doctor can pin down the cause of your condition soon..Have a wonderful week ahead.

Jenny said...

Jo, what a wonderful post of hope and possibility.

Chronic illness is so debilitating. It took my doctors over 20 years to finally figure out what was wrong with my health and I somewhat understand your frustration with always having more ???'s than answers!

Thank you for sharing this honest and poignant stop with us on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R".

Send me a list of your symptoms sometime if you're comfortable. I can't help but wonder.

jennymatlock at cox dot net

Thank you for helping make A-T such a wonderful, honest, and interesting meme!

A+

Sarah said...

Jo, sorry I missed this one last week. I thought I got around to everyone. This is great! You capture R perfectly. :-)