Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Everyday we work on our usual tasks, routines if you will, getting through the best way we can.
Heard something that made a lot of sense "need people" what a simple saying yet it holds volumes of truth.
That begs the question "who are we without people? Can tell you with certainty having people who care and are willing to share their time is priceless...
It goes much deeper than just lunch, it reaches into our souls and makes us better people. With this support and the care my family is giving - allows me to stay positive and enjoy everyday to its fullest...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Started "lunch with T" this week and it helps to have someone stopping by to break up the day. Bill and Shelley came by yesterday - we had good conversations about most anything. Jane and John stop by today, more conversations and more enjoyment.
Will have friends coming by everyday this week - hopefully the sun will shine and we can get some pure Vitamin -D!!
Keeping positive is the most challenge of all - everyday there is a change to deal with, it gets trying... Working on little moments, laughs, whatever it takes to see a positive light - is the goal everyday.
Looking forward to a fun weekend we will go to a play at the rep then celebrate another bday for me - turning 51!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Don't know if because I grew up in the 70's that this quote was very easy for me or if I saw too many people burned out and did not want to follow that path.
That doesn't mean working hard was not a philosophy but when the time came, playing was always favorable.
Or maybe it was as we grew up we had recess and always had a blast so continuing as an adult was easy.
Through my career as a Realtor I have had the pleasure of meeting and helping wonderful people purchae a home - as a matter of fact I have some very good friends that I met this way and are lucky to know them today.
With that let's all play a little more and, oh ya, remember those hugs...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
They are helping tremendously giving Pam a break on the care giving duties - as someone said we are in a "different place"!!
The boys went skiing at Crystal Mountain today they wanted to ski "The King" one of my favorite hikes into back country skiing - hope they get some good pic's. Tons of fresh snow should be a top notch day!!
We will get out and do some Seattle touristy stuff - creating a memorable "spring break"...
Monday, March 16, 2009
We went to Grinders, a sandwich shop in Shoreline, that on Saturday nights has blues bands play and this night "Little Bill and The Blue Notes" were playing they were fantastic. We celebrated Doug's 52nd Bday - oh that's right he was not 52 until midnight.
After - music ends by 10:30 - we headed to Johnny-Mac's for more fun the trouble is you don't know about access. Well his home sits high off the street with many stairs, no way can I get in, actually I can... With just a small word of encouragement four guys come out, pick me up (in my wheel chair) and take me all the way in the home. It's a crazy ride but once in - enjoy everyone's company and at the end of the night it's a crazy ride out.
Fun for all on this weekend...
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The nod from the cook - passing the kitchen...
A young boy's head spinning around - looking with wonder...
The tear in a friends eye - as we talk...
Fear not for when we look from our eye's we see, we feel, we use our strength, our spirit, conveying warmth to "your eyes"...
As I have adapted to this illness walking has left me and moving around today is in a wheel chair. What is interesting is the looks from strangers and people who know me well. Absolute human nature and sincere non-the-less noticeable, something I'm sure was part of me too. This is a little poem saying it's OK, it's understandable, it's just part of having a disability. Actually tears come to my eyes too sometimes...
Friday, March 6, 2009
We look for these days and enjoy everyone that comes our way.
We see flowers starting to peak above the soil, we see smiles on faces as warm as the day itself, we see the crisp clear sky and hope for more.
Once the sun begins to hide we know another day is done but look forward to what tomorrow will bring - for everyday we wake, is a "beautiful day"...