Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

humor of the day

Philae lander

I've been reading this article from BBC News  about the Philae lander. This is so cool. This probe is supposed to tell us more about the comet and it's role in the universe.
(Space Expo)
Maybe it won't be long before we're making snow-Vulcans on it. 
(I Think)
We are definitely exploring the final frontier. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

old Star Trek vs. new Star Trek

Been reading articles like this one at Answers  about why some of us don't like the new Star Trek movies, and I agree. These movies are great if you've never seen the franchise and just want to see an action flick. Those of us who grew up loving Star Trek grew up with Gene Roddenberry's message, “Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.” ( goodreads) This is not present in the new movies. They changed the story as we know it. If you just want to watch a film with tons of action, they are fine. They will never truly be Star Trek movies!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

early Thanksgiving humor


Sorry I haven't been on in quite a while. For those of you who don't know what happened, I'm going to recap what has been going on.

On Friday, August 22, Chloe and I were in a car accident. Luckily, she's fine. Chloe's been staying with family while I recover.

My femur broke in 3 places. After the accident, I was air lifted to Iowa City.

Since it was the first time I ever flown, I asked one of the air-medics to take the picture for me.

Had to wait a couple days for an opening in OR, so the doctor put my leg in traction. OUCH!

Here's a cool X-ray of the rod and screws they put in my leg.

My parents and little sister came to the hospital and helped PT encourage me to get out of bed.

Six days after the accident, I transferred to a local nursing home for rehabilitation. Soon, both physical and occupational therapy had me back on my feet... literally. It was really challenging learning how to walk again, then again I enjoy a good challenge.

Friends and family constantly sent encouraging words.

Chloe talked to me on the phone and sent pictures. I miss her so much.

Donated 10 inches of my hair to Locks of Love in honor of K.

Got used to eating healthy in there. Now that I'm home, I can't eat junk like I used to.

But I was also blessed by BFF Karen's cooking once in a while.

Thanks to the Activity Dept, I kept busy. I learned how to crochet, had pet therapy, etc.

Really pushed myself to get better.

Stopped for one last pic w PT & OT, big thanks to them. Heading home.

Got a visit from Chloe, Pop, & cousin Kelli.

Got in-home therapy to help with my next challenge... conquering the hill I live on. I've come a long way, but there's still a bit to go. Chloe will be home at Christmas. Can't wait to see her again. Will keep you posted on my progress on my other blog: Liz Toll's Weightloss Journey