Archive for May, 2018

Day Ten: Back on the Water

May 9, 2018

Kayaked today on Lake Jeanette for the first time since I broke my elbow and banged up my knee in August. Heavenly!

Day Seven: Perspective

May 5, 2018

The joy Erin experiences from a couple of hours at our local minor league ballpark offers fresh perspective regarding what matters. Life, belonging, community, time with friends, family and others of goodwill. The patience of parents as they help their children navigate there flights of gently sloping yet still intimidating concrete stairs. I reflect upon the wisdom of an early mentor, who told me that the greatest challenge is not the disability itself, but the disability of isolation that far too often ensues. I’m thankful that previous generations of parents of adults with intellectual disabilities, self advocates and other allies created and nurtured organizations like the ARC of Greensboro. We build on their legacy and our community is better for it. #Differentgifts

Day Six

May 5, 2018

Comfort food addiction? Carb and sugar cravings? Bring it on.

Day Five

May 5, 2018

Behavioral change is challenging, to say the least. Fell off the healthy eating wagon today; will get back on tomorrow.

Day Four

May 3, 2018

Yogurt, grapes, chicken and granola comprised my food intake today. I’m remembering why I hate dieting. Perhaps I should simply continue avoiding family photos.

Day Three

May 3, 2018

Does adding blueberries make vanilla ice cream a healthy snack?

Day Two

May 1, 2018

Switched to swimming today. Ugh. Stiff, slow and painful, especially on left side still recovering from elbow break and knee crash last fall. Eked my way to 1,500 yards. Blessedly hot whirlpool only redeeming aspect of the entire experience. Ditched my usual Lance crackers out of the vending machine for chicken salad and grapes.