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Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Five-Personal Flotation Device

Kathrykzj posted this lifesaving FF:
In honor of BE Three" I thought I'd offer up a Friday Five of lifesavers. I'm going on our cruise (are you?) because I am excited about meeting up with my blogging buddies again, I am interested in the speaker and because when I went on the first one my life was saved (okay, that may be a little over-dramatized but if you saw me getting on the boat and then the difference when getting off the boat you would know of what I speak).

I don't expect - or need - another life saving moment but I want to support the conference.

Of course lifesavers can come in all sizes and with far less drama. I would readily admit that I have considered a person (children's sermon substitute), the location of a bathroom, and a beverage (the last diet coke in the back of the fridge - score!) all to be lifesavers at one point or another.

And so today I ask you - dramatic or fairly common - what have been/are your lifesavers:"

1) Your lifesaving food/beverage.
It all goes better with a Coke, but Water fills the tiny refrigerator in my office
2) Your lifesaving article of clothing.
Since I missed the shoes chapter of FF, after my back surgery and subsequent disability, Rockport's and Teva's. The most comfortable shoes and sandals, and for Rockports, the ones that stay on, since my feet cannot grip anymore,
3) Your lifesaving movie/book/tv show/music.
As a youngish person, the books of Jane Rule who told me who I was and that it was quite all right. ( and who I later met.0
4) Your lifesaving friend.
Well, not quite a friend, but my therapist, who in two installments over 20 years has saved my sorry ass.
5) Your lifesaving moment.
So many


altar ego said...

I have "gripping" issues, too. Glad to hear about Rockports, I will need to check them out.

Nice play.

Kathrynzj said...

Thanks for the shoe tip. Glad we could 'meet' through the FF.

RevAnne said...

Have you tried Propet shoes? They've been great for my back, but apart from the occasional round of plantar fascitis (sp?) my feet are okay.
Shoes are important to us because of my husband's very different feet...glad you've found some that work for you!

Jan said...

Interesting and true. Glad you could bring shoes into this!

Auntie Knickers said...

Good ones!

Sophia said...

Love the therapist comment! So true for various of my helpers as well....

Sally said...

:-) at #5, aren't there, so many....

Mompriest said...

I used to sell and wear Rockports, but they through my posture off and make my back hurt. I know, it's just wrong! Glad you can wear them.

I didn't mention my therapist, but could have. definitely saved me too, twice.