CD: "In These Times"
Peter, Paul & Mary
Today work went well. No problems and I felt relaxed. Was thinking about the things I need to get done while my memory is still fairly good. I shared yesterday about the legal, financial and all of those things that need to be done. But today's thoughts were more on a personal, heart level. Things like finding old pictures, getting out the album my sister sent me with old family photos and deciding what ones are really important to preserve and get to CVS for resizing and placement on CD roms.
I did a lot of reminiscing about growing up in Cleveland. How I hated the cold! My mom had the idea that it was healthy for kids to be outside....Winter included. My excitement of snow always wore off pretty quick and was happy to exit the snow fort and get back in the house. It's funny because I don't mind the cold so much when I've been to England or up north during the winter as an adult. I guess it's because I know it's temporary so I just dress accordingly, have a great time no matter what the weather and enjoy the warmth of Florida all the more when I get back home. And that's how I try to look at my Alzheimer's diagnosis. I still enjoy my life, enjoy my co-workers and folks at church, enjoy doing things with Larry and getting to Tom's Barbecue as often as possible. Going through old pictures and reflecting on the great experiences I've had in life. The Alzheimer's Disease is only an outward season. But inside is the warm season of a fun life worth living to the fullest.