Monday, January 29, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Groundhog Day

Hi Everyone! 

Happy Monday! How are y’all doing today? Hopefully, well. I’m excited for this week because my favorite holiday is coming up! :-) 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing topic is all about: Groundhog Day! 

I love Groundhog Day. I know, it seems like such a silly holiday to love, but I do. Why do I love it, you ask? Well for one, it’s such an underrated holiday. Call me silly, but I’ve always been fans of people, teams, things, etc that are underdogs/underrated. Someone has to cheer for them, right? 

Also, it’s just a holiday that is supposed to be fun and no stress. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, etc, but all of those holidays are a lot of stress. You’ve got to make sure that you have presents for people and that your house is super clean and that you have everything you might possibly need for a party. Just writing about it has me clenching my teeth from stress. It’s a lot of work. With Groundhog’s Day, there’s no work involved. You just have to turn on your news and see if Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow or not. It’s easy peasy. 

Furthermore, it’s simply a fun and silly holiday. How many other times a year do we get to celebrate if an animal sees his/her shadow or not? Never. With how hard winter can be, it’s just a nice away to change up the pace of things. 

I have one question before I wish y’all a good you think Mr. Groundhog will see his shadow and we’ll have six more weeks of winter or do you think he won’t see it and we’ll have spring early? I personally hope that he doesn’t see it and we’ll have spring early. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. 

That’s all I have for today. Happy Monday, everyone! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Going to the Doctor

Hi All!

Happy Monday! How is everyone doing today? I’m a bit tired, but ready to start this week head on! 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: Going to the doctor!

So, you all might be wondering why I’m doing a post about this topic. The reason is actually one that is very near and dear to my heart. During this past Christmas season, I lost a relative very unexpectedly. The reason why was because he had a heart attack. He was a young, fun loving person who I enjoyed seeing. He had a couple of kids and now won’t be able to see them celebrate any birthdays, graduate from college, get married, etc. It’s kind of heart breaking. 

Now before I continue, I want to say that yes, my cousin was overweight, but he wasn’t obese. There was no family history of heart disease or any other signs or symptoms that this was going to happen to him. 

Here’s where the topic of the day comes in. My cousin didn’t go to the doctor for his yearly checkups as is recommended by medical doctors everywhere. He figured that he was young and nothing would happen to him. He was wrong there. If he would have gone to a standard checkup, the doctor would have discovered pretty darn fast that he had high blood pressure and put him on some medication. Is that to say that he wouldn’t have still died when he did? No. But there is a pretty darn good chance that he would still be today. 

There are a host of medical conditions that do not present with symptoms that a regular person would catch until it’s far too late. High blood pressure being one of the top ones, it isn’t called ‘The Silent Killer’ for nothing. My point with this entire post is just to stressed to folks to go to see their doctor at least once a year. Wouldn’t you rather take the half an hour out of your day once a year to get checked for all of this stuff, rather than risk something bad happening? I’m really not trying to sound morbid here, but I would rather tell you all about this now then have you end up in the situation that my family is in now. 

That’s my post for today. Happy Monday, everyone! 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Photo Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! How is everyone today? I’m doing great! I’m actually super excited about today’s post. It’s on a topic I’ve done before, but it was so much fun to write about before that I’m doing it again. 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: Photos used for writing inspiration!

Below I’m going to post several photos that I use for writing inspiration. I hope that you all enjoy!

That’s all of the photos I have for today. Happy Monday!