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Slipping and a Sliding!

Good morning to everyone.  It has been a week since I have had the chance to sit down and blog.  I hope that you have all missed me as much as I have missed you!  Today is quite dreary outside.  A visit with a sick friend is on the schedule and lots of work to do. 
I was quite thrilled this past week with a box of some new paint products for multi media which came from Deco Art.  I was excited to put together something with a coupe of the products and look forward to some designing.  I am awaiting another package and will really be able to forge ahead. 
Well, today's blog is about Slip and Slides.  I have recently seen so many new modern takes on that old water slide from when I was a child.  Today, they even have them down streets in cities.  You can ride along on boogie boards even.  When I saw that...I thought, "what a great idea"!  I wish we would have had something like that when we were young with the old fashioned first slip and slides.  You just thrust yourself down on that watery plastic and slide.  Oh the fun we had with that piece of plastic.  When I look at that today...I still want to slide along one, but can't imagine not only how I would get down and then up...but what bones that action might break! 
As time has marched along on me, it marched right over my body!  It didn't help that Father time decided to sprinkle a few debilitating diseases while he was marching.  He happened to sprinkle this Fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis all over me!  All I can say is....what happened to the never aging sand? 
I watch shows and see on magazine now that the slip and slides are as popular as they were when they first came out in 1961.  It was made by a company called Wham O....Well...that right there should tell you something.  It amazed me to read the dangers affixed to using the product and that they were directed to teenagers and adults...what amazed me even more were the injuries....paraplegic, quadriplegic along with bone fractures and neck injuries!   Well, that certainly makes sense when I look at it today!  But were there really adults who would try that?  I guess there is a child in every one of us.  As much as my heart would love to slide through a summer's day....my head (thank God) stops me.  I walk over to the garden hose and spray myself down.  I have enough problems slipping and skidding walking across the kitchen floor going from one end to the other after I have washed it! 

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