Happy Holidays To Each and All

Hi everyone.  I wanted to take a few moments and wish all of you a joyous and fulfilling holiday season. Take some time to reflect on being grateful what you have. Happy Holidays to each and all!

In the meantime, enjoy these virtual shortbread cookies….:)

Here is hoping the New Year brings you joy, abundance, and love.

Thank you for your continued support of my tkr blog.

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.  

 

 

 

 

Happy Independence Day 2018!

Hi everyone. Here’s wishing all of you a festive, safe, and tasty July 4th! Whether you are enjoying a peaceful day at home, backyard barbeque, or vacationing – enjoy.
Happy Independence Day 2018!

Find interesting? Kindly share…

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Pay Tribute This Memorial Day 2018

Hi everyone. This Memorial Day 2018 post is for all of my United States of America readers and those celebrating this special holiday:

Remember that the true meaning of this unique day is tribute and honor. It’s not just about the bbqs, parades, and office closings. Remember to take some time and pay tribute for those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. Freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

Visit a graveside to pay respect. Attend Memorial Day ceremonies/concerts. With so many events taking place this weekend, there is bound to be something that suits you and your family’s interests.

Thank you…

Find interesting? Kindly share…

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 35+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! May the luck of the Irish be with you!

st pat

Find interesting? Kindly share..Thanks!






Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! I’m taking a short moment to extend greetings to everyone visiting my site and participating in it. This site would not be as successful without everyone’s comments and insight. Thank you.

It’s that time of year when festivities abound for a variety of religious and/or spiritual beliefs. So…to satisfy everyone..

.Happy Holidays!!

Enjoy responsibly. Hoping the New Year brings everything you desire and want. Remember that your health is your greatest asset. Keep improving! 🙂

Find Interesting? Kindly share..







Holiday Food Police Are Back

Hi everyone. It’s that time of year when “experts” (also known as holiday food police) are telling us what to eat and not to eat. It can be overwhelming. I thought it appropriate to share a humorous article, author unknown, to bring some levity to the situation.

I am a firm believer in moderation. With that being said…Here goes…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and ENJOY!

“I dislike certain aspects of this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it’s the season when the holiday food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

Here are some suggestions to take to heart:

1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can’t find it any other time of year but now. So drink up!

Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnogaholic or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It’s later then you think. It’s Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Use enough of it to have the gravy flowing like lava out of any active volcano. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other peoples food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Years, You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, do this: Position yourself near them, and don’t budge.

Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They’re like a beautiful pair of shoes. You can’t leave them behind. You’re not going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day ?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean have some standards, mate.

10. And one final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven’t been paying attention.

Reread tips. Start over. But hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.”
END…

Here’s a personal note of mine (Booktoots)….remember to bring a pair of stretch pants with you to any celebration. They will likely come in very handy!

Find interesting? Kindly share this seasonal article about holiday food police…

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

Hi everyone. Today, Nov. 10, is a very special day. It marks the beginning of one of the branches of our (the United States of America) treasured military. So…below are some tributes as a way to say…”Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps”! Enjoy…

U.S. Marine Corps band..Semper Fidelis

Take time to enjoy this video:

Here’s another informative source:
From the U.S.M.C. Press…
U.S. Marine Corps Heritage

2017 Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts

Hi everyone…Here is an informative and helpful article about 2017 Veterans Day freebies and discounts to show our appreciation for services provided by our valued military…
Enjoy!

Veterans Day 2017 Freebies and Discounts

Find interesting? Kindly share…Thanks!

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.