Consistency and super powers

I feel like I’m being pulled in a few directions right now. There are those times where all beams cross at the same time.  One thing I do have to start doing is saying no when work calls to do extra stuff. When urgent files are needed, it seems I am the one that gets called. Probably because I always say yes. D’uh.  The next few days I am going to say no when they call. I have enough on my plate already.

When I get really busy, there are certain things that are non-negotiable. My guitar practicing suffers when I am busy. One of those non-negotiables is exercise. I need that daily to help keep my sanity and as part of self-care. It’s not always heavy duty, either. Just walking some days is fine. My phone tracks my activity. It does the steps on its own, but I have to input the biking – other than it recording it as flight climbed 😀 .  I looked at the month view and noticed quite a consistent trend in my exercise:


That’s biking.  Pretty much the same length (1 hour) most days and then the longer rides on weekends. Then I opened up the steps as well and you can see that where the dips in biking are, the rise in steps appears.


I laugh at the 0.2 miles today. I didn’t carry my phone around and it just sat by  my computer all day LOL. It’s nice to see the consistency here. Maybe I can stay halfway sane after all!

On to super powers. John and I were laying in bed one night, and you know how those conversations can be really interesting. John asked me what super power I would like to have. Then, of course, we had to discuss the merits and disadvantages of all of them!

Invisibility: It’s not very useful per se, and it seems that you would be more likely to use this power for bad things, like stealing.

Immortality: Is this actually a super power or just a state of being? I wouldn’t like it because you would have to watch everyone you love get old and die forever. Boo.

Flying: Good for getting places, but that’s about it. Can you take someone with you? What about luggage? And I wouldn’t want to fly in bad weather LOL!

Telekinesis:  This is the power John wants. You can do a lot of things if you can move stuff with your mind. You can help a lot of people, move debris at accident sites, stop things from happening. I do think you would need to keep the fact that you had this power under wraps because everyone would be asking you to help them move.

Mind reading:  No way. Then you would know exactly how much everybody lies to you. And it’s really only good to gain the upper hand in all situations.

I decided I would make my own super power. I’m going to call it flower power.


I said last week that the garden was my happy place, so I would use flower power to negate the anger in the world. Sprinkle pollen or something. That would create world peace. Since many plants are also the forerunners of modern medicine, flower power can be used for healing as well! It’s the perfect super power for me.

What’s your super power?

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12 thoughts on “Consistency and super powers

  1. Kim

    Music power! A global band or choir or orchestra rehearsal at noon each day would do a whole lot to help us get along better. Maybe we could start with Congress.

  2. Fran

    I love the Flower Power! I wouldn’t really want to have super powers, don’t think it would make your life easier. But if I had to have one it would be Dog Power and I mean by that that I would be able to help all dogs that are abused or left alone.

    What app do you use? I’m still looking for a good app to track exercise (although mapmywalk works pretty fine). But all the good apps seems to be only for the Iphone and I have a Samsung (which I love and won’t trade it in for an Iphone).
    Fran´s last blog post ..Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Mishmash

  3. Helen

    I don’t even know what my super power would be called but it would have to do with putting an end to systemic racism, poverty, and hunger around the world. I just want everyone to be loved as they were born, educated, have clean readily available water, enough to eat, clothes, and a roof over their head.

    Maybe I could call it Basic Human Kindness Power?
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  4. emmaclaire

    I love your super power choice! Maybe mine could be the power to take the excess calories out of cheese, bread, chips, ice cream and the like 🙂 With great power comes great responsibility, so I’d have to eat a LOT of that magical cheese, bread, chips and ice cream, right?

    I thought John’s choice was interesting as well. I didn’t even think of the positive applications of telekinesis, just all the bad stuff we see it used for in movies…

  5. Jody - Fit at 58

    I love this so much Lori!!!! This political season has brought out way too much hate & the recent convention shows that even more. PLus all the killings & it is just too much! I am glad you are taking care of you!

    I have been thinking a lot too. Let’s see if I take the advice I need I know to take! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 58´s last blog post ..Giveaway Update! I am Extending it!

  6. Biz

    Yep, I was the ultimate YES person to everyone and everything – but no more! It feels good to say no!

    Hope you have a great weekend and it’s not too hot 😀
    Biz´s last blog post ..Hot Day!

  7. L

    I’m pretty sure my super power is indecision, though I have not yet figured out how it might help anyone or save humanity in any way. LOL

    I could use some of your flower power in my yard. It is devoid of flowers all together.

  8. Leah

    I have twins and recently saw a t-shirt that read “I make twins. What’s your superpower?” Though I think making them was the easy part, maybe potty training or raising teenage twins is where the superpower work is necessary. 😀

    I love your flower power idea! 🙂
    Leah´s last blog post ..As We Prepare to Move A Child

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