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Saturday November 28 2009

Started off the morning with a good walk around the neighborhood with Allie.
Went to Lowes and got grass seed and manure to overseed lawn and got that done. Also got wood slats to do the pickets on the garden fence. Taking Leisa out on a date tonight!

My Grandson Brigden! I told you he was the cutest little boy on the planet


Exercise Log

Monday Wednesday Friday: Swim at gym and use various machines
Tuesday Thursday: Walk dog in my neighborhood. Friend David and his dog walks with me. Great for conversation as well
Saturday: hike the local mountain trail as often as possible with anyone who wants to go.
Sunday: Take a break, go to church, exercise spiritually!


Attitude Author unknown

There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today!"
So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today!"
So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail!"
So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YAY! she exclaimed,
"I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.


I am finding that I really enjoy exercising. I have never had a routine schedule of exercise, mainly due to the fact that I was always trying to balance my time with work, family, church, and everything else in between. I certainly am no couch potato and not out of shape, but recently my employer gave us the opportunity to get a gym membership at LA Fitness for a very good price, so I decided to take advantage of it, signed up early last month, and have found myself going regularly and I feel great about. I try to go 2-3 times a week. They open up at 05:00 in the morning so I try to get there between 5-5:30, start off with swimming and the go work out on some of the machines, trying to alternate my upper body some days, and my legs and lower body the others. Then on the mornings I don't go to the gym I am walking my neighborhood with our dog, Allie, who needs the exercise too. Saturday morning my wife, a daughter, and I went hiking one of the small local mountains that is a popula…

Step 1: Attitude

It's all in the attitude. We need to accept that we have PD and that we must do all that we can to strengthen ourselves and live as normal life as possible. We may not be able to do things as fast as we used to, or get everything done that we want to, or feel as well as we used to, or work like we would like to, but we should strive everyday to do the very best that we can to take care of ourselves and our responsibilities so that we can receive the strength that we need from family, friends, medical personnel, and most importantly from our Heavenly Father who knows us, and sees us, and knows what we are experiencing. I find great faith in know that I can draw upon the power of prayer, and apply the principle of faith, to help me carry on.

Who Am I?

At the age of 46, just last year 2008, I was diagnosed with PD. I am happily married to a wonderful wife, a father of 5 children, and a recent grandfather. I have a great career, I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I serve in the church, and I have a great circle of friends in my work and church community and other connections. I value friendships and have maintained connections with important and valuable friends throughout the years. I enjoy my family the most and treasure them so much. I could not do it without my wife. She is a beautiful person who I am so grateful for. I enjoy seeing my children grow and make positive progress. I have one married daughter who just gave birth to our first grandson. She has a wonderful husband who I consider my own. I have a son serving a full time mission for our church, and I have three daughters at home. All of them are wonderful and remarkable children that I am so very proud of. I enjoy gardening, working in the yard,…