Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I was starting to have a little pity party this morning, because there's no family coming for Thanksgiving. Everyone's either too far away, or doing something else, or not feeling well or whatever. Grump grump. Then, I remembered what a wonderful cast of characters we WILL have here. Aside from me and Bob, our son Rusty and his girlfriend Emily will be here, and later on our friend Bob (yes that does get confusing :-)) and of course our goofy little "furry children". I'm so grateful for them all!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lucy, Charlie Brown and optimism

Lucy once asked Charlie Brown whether he preferred sunrises or sunsets. When he said "sunsets, I guess" she jumped all over him, saying that only depressed people like sunsets; people with a positive attitude always prefer sunrises. And for this, she charged him a nickel!

Well, I'm sorry, Lucy, but I have to disagree with you. I consider myself a very optimistic person, and I love both sunsets and sunrises. A sunrise is a gift of hope for a new day, a greeting, a "good morning!" from the gods. A sunset, though, is like a parent's good night kiss; a reassurance that you can try again tomorrow, and no matter what happened during the day, you are always loved and forgiven.

I'm having a rough day today; PD symptoms are intruding on my life. I had trouble getting dressed this morning, trouble sitting still at my desk and working, trouble driving the car, trouble walking our puppy. I was glad to see the sunset after this difficult day, and remember that someone loves me no matter what.

5 cents, please :-)

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I'm a lucky lady. I have a wonderful husband of 27 years, a fantastic 25 year old son (I'm so proud of him!) a loving and supportive family, the best friends in the world, a job that I love, and... Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed in September 2006. That was a jolt, but I'm learning to deal with it.