Are you like Teflon or like Velcro?

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We planted this areca palm tree in 1991, when it was just 2-3 feet tall.  Wonder how much bigger it will be in another 21 years.

Yesterday, both David and I had doctor appointments.  He had the last of three injections on his left knee and had to spend the rest of the day at home, taking it easy.  He’ll go back to work today, tackling those awful 20 step stairs at the office again.  I don’t know how long he can keep this up.

As for me, I had a complete eye exam.  I can drive my car without corrective lenses, and my reading glasses are still okay.  However, the floaters have increased, especially in my left eye.  These floaters look like little black bugs scurrying here, there, and everywhere.  Ugh!  Doctor D told me nothing can be done about them, though they are a nuisance.  Thank goodness, they have subsided lately and don’t bother me as much.  Also:  no glaucoma and only very minimal cataracts.  Halleluia!  My eyes are pretty healthy, after all.

I read that there are two types of people:  One type is like Teflon.  They let the daily stress of everyday living slide off with ease. Whereas the other type is like Velcro.  They let stress stick to them to the point it makes them ill.  Which type are you?  Obviously, it is better to be like Teflon and not let things get to you.  David tends to be like Teflon.  How else could he have survived the major setbacks in his career?  He keeps bouncing back and remains cheerful and happy despite it all.  Wish I could be like that…

10 Responses to “Are you like Teflon or like Velcro?”

  1. Beatrice Says:

    Some seem to be like Teflon, but inside they are different….

  2. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife Says:

    I’m definitely Teflon, though I have been Velcro in the past. laughing helps 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    I’m Velcro but have to start being more Teflon for sure, it sounds way better! Glad your checkups went well.

  4. Arti Says:

    Glad your eyes are fine! And I hope I am like Teflon, I would like to believe I am 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend Gigi 🙂

  5. kavitasaharia Says:

    Try to be a Teflon most of the time. Wishing good health to both you and David.

  6. Linda Reeder Says:

    I guess I’m a bit of both. It depends on the nature and source of the tension. Things over which I have no control, I am learning to shrug off. Things i am embroiled in stick to me.

  7. Henry Hank Chapin Says:

    Call me Velcro. I believe one reason is that I am the oldest child of five. I do believe that birth order plays a role in our personality development. I feel personally responsible for so many things. I pay attention to making things work out well. Generally, if I am involved in planning someting, it will work out successfully. The other side of that coin is that people are often telling me, “don’t be so hard on yourself.” Earlier in my life, I was not particularly guilt-ridden, but now I notice more guilt though not of the religious kind. No way am I a Teflon guy.

  8. Kay's Musings Says:

    I guess I’m a little of both. It depends on what it is.

  9. beedoo747 Says:

    Turmeric can help with eye floaters.

    I tried adding it to recipes but it does have a bit of a flavor and the other half was not a huge fan of it, though I liked it, so I take capsules instead. My favourite place to get vitamins etc from is Vitamin World out at Waikele but it has been a while since I have been there now (Nov 2011) so I have to order it from them online – still it works out a lot cheaper than buying it here in Australia.

    Found your blog in my Oahu research travels, some hours ago now, still here reading. 🙂 I’ll be adding you to my oahu blogs links list in the sidebar.

    I’ll be stocking up big time on the vitamins on my trip later this year, probably posting them home as I will also be shopping up a storm for clothes and shoes, etc. 🙂

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