Good Morning Smiling Workers,
It’s time now for our morning stretch - stand up - come on back there...you too. Ok, stand up as straight as you can - now reach your hands up over your head as far a they can reach and count to 10. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - All right now - I’m gonna touch my toes slowly a few times and then do around 10 gentle trunk twists - Much better - although my balance is WAY off. I thought i was going to fall in the pool. This might be due to the stress of the mission. I’m not sure why this is happening. I hope that it is something that hard work - Tai Chi mainly, plus more walking - will help.
I am going to have good days and bad, that is the nature of this disease. I have to get used to it.
I’ll keep you filled in - I ‘ll keep you filled in now, of my general parkinson’s status via Tittter.
Yes, that little blue bird finally has a job. He (she) is my Parkinson’s Potentiometer, my Victory VU meter - my status indicator.
By status I mean: medication taken - off time - pain level etc. Right now i’m tweeting once a day (or when there is any sudden or new change) my condition listing the symptom and then ratting it on a simple scale of 1 - 10. 1 being the worst it could possibly be and 10 being the best its been in a while. We’ll see how that works and if it is easily understood by all, we’ll keep it that easy.
My stretching model this morning is my niece, isn’t she pretty? She takes after her mom. She has two sisters Who also take after their mom. All the women in my family are good looking’ and all the men are strong. Or is the other way around? - or is it both? - whatever the case. Don’t mess with us.
Donovan and I have accomplished our super-duper-secret-squirrel mission and will be heading back home today. This VW van has been following us around Houston all weekend, don’t worry, we’ll lose them on the way out. They could be spies, or just lost hippies. We aren’t taking any chances. We just renewed our licenses giving us permission to jump to conclusions based on unwarranted paranoia. So we’re covered. Our route back to Jacksonburg will be the scenic one - two lane blacktops. Donovan is tired of interstates, and I don’t blame him. It’s been fun - protecting the free world and all, but it’s always good to return home.
THIS IS THE BIG WEEK!
This is the big week - the week we decide on our new singer and any other member that’s necessary for the success of our new band “KING”
I’m ready to start buckling down and get this ball a rollin’. There is a lot of work to be done. Here is a list of this weeks goals.
Sounds like a busy week - I think I’ll take that nap after I post this.
Of course Donovan and I haven’t been on a secret mission the weekend - It’s something I made up because my reality is defined by my imagination and my imagination is fueled by my reality. It was a personal trip that was a private matter, but I turned it into a spy mission for fun. Life is too LONG not to have fun. Not to relax and not take things too seriously. Life is too LONG to be a GrumpyFIsh
Have a great week - stay positive and childlike - and love yourself and your fellow Earthlings.
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\