Monday, April 27, 2009

Lunch with T...


Quality conversations... or maybe just laughs... domino's... we have done a host of things mainly it breaks up my day and on occasion deal with my ---- literally :) Thanks to all... Peace/love T

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Why not...

Heard something recently that resonated for me - "don't ask why - rather ask why not"!!!

We had a cute 4 year old visit the other day and everything was about "why" very inquisitive - perfectly natural.

As we grow the "why" stays with us - why should I do that? why is this happening? why are you doing that? We can loose track of individuality and its beauty.

The desire to search for answers is greatly needed but we can move farther and understand by asking "why not"... why not be successful!! why not climb the mountain!! why not find a cure!!

Guess what I'm saying is: next time you run across something that interest you, challenges you ask yourself "Why not"...

Peace/Love T

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lunch with T...


Beautiful sunny day...

Kyoko and Blair put up with me and Brian, an ole high school buddy from Okanogan.

The thing is: yes - I can't walk, yes - its limiting, yes - well it just sucks... But, but you just can't let it get the best of you.

Not only did we have a great lunch, we had some wonderful laughs.

Last but not least: you can put the crazy man in a chair -- you can't take the crazy out of the man!!!

Peace/Love T

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Dogs life...

"Its a dogs life" -

Pet me, love me, feed me...

That's all I need - in return you have my unconditional love...

Lay around all day waiting for your arrival home...

Once home I howl telling you my day in full detail...

You pat my head, rub my tummy, tell me its alright...

A knock at the door I bark letting you know someone is there...

Providing protection from strangers at the door...

At night I lie by your side occasionally looking for a pat on the head...

I'm your friend, I'm your protector, I'm your companion, I'm your dog...

"A dogs life" or ???

Peace/Love, T

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lunch...

Friends from my office continue to make my days and weeks go by much better - they stop by three different times a week which help break up the day. And, oh the lunches have been fabulous!!! "Lunches with T" continue...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter...

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend celebrating with family and friends.

As we journey through life we need to cherish the little things and be thankful for what we have.

Give everyone a hug (if you can) and tell them you love them - Happy Easter...

Peace/Love T

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Distractions...


As we go through life we find ourselves, at times, grinding things out - moving but not going anywhere. We all reach these crossroads and it's here we need to step back, look and see what really matters.

Everyday can be a grind for me - actually typing this is getting harder and harder... but what gets me through is understanding the importance of family and friends.

We were able to have a poker game, road in the golf cart, went to a high school baseball game, went to the end of the street with Pam in the power chair.

When we are able to do these things, when we are with family and friends it takes us from the grind allowing us to forget - if only for a short period - helping us appreciate what really matters.

Thank you for the distractions...

Peace/Love T

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

To Be...

Sometimes I find myself thinking of my life, the lives of those around me trying to make sense of it all. Most of the day my life transcends forming "just to be"???

What does that mean? With the progression of the illness most of my body is being affected to the point I need help in most every aspect of living. This brings into context "just to be"... now, this is not a negative - it's more adaptation!!

Pam does everything from dressing me getting me ready for morning/night as well as all other aspects of a household - there are no words I can use to express my respect and love for her. As positive as you can be it wears on you - we are very fortunate to have support from family and friends.

Last weekend Pam was able to visit the boys at WSU for moms weekend and take a break from care giving - neither one of us ever imagined a challenge this tough.
The reason Pam was able to go - two friends baby sat me over the weekend and by the end of the weekend they both had a huge appreciation for what Pam does everyday.

As we roll down this path grasping all the moments we can, being thankful for what we have throwing in a laugh or two - allows me to embrace today "Just to be"...

Peace/Love T

Thursday, April 2, 2009

From Here...

Where do we go from here??

Everyday is a new day, everyday provides new challenges and everyday gives us new opportunities.

The difference of having a good day or a bad day is minuet.

How easy we can slip into the "whoa is me" state of mind. What we need to do is check ourselves at the door and understand that our actions/words can carry consequences.

Take this understanding and use it - to have, not only, great days for us but provide a conduit for others to have great days too.

If we convey these words/actions - combine a positive environment, we can get "from here - to there"...

Peace/Love, T