April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009
The Start of Another Week... UGH!

Thanks for stopping by to read about another day in my life. It is Monday... and UGH... boy is it a Monday.

Not feeling that hot today so taking things easy. Still not sure if I am coming down with something or if it is a bad medicine reaction day. But I can tell you I am glad I do not get these any more often than I do because it makes for a very long day.

Now I knew I had appointments and meetings scheduled for today so I needed to conserve my energy. I was just headed outside after sitting on the couch with my pets and Gary walked through the gate. Unfortunately, he is feeling as poorly as I today so he came home from work.

So I ended up resting until noon. Then it was time to get ready for our Men of Hope support group at NFAN. After a quick shower and dressing, I drove the short distance from the house to NFAN. Spending some time with the guys always makes me feel better even though I am there to co-facilitate the meetings with Nathaniel. It was a great meeting full of ideas. We are also going to start producing a newsletter and I will be writing the Activism piece. At least we finally have some more men in the community wanting to get active again.

I forgot to mention in yesterday's blog that last night I caught the POZ Radio show with Robert Morgan. Now besides being hilarious, Robert is also a great activist for our HIV community and is another long term survivor. Throughout the interview, Robert peppered great knowledge with his southern twang and wit. If you have not heard one of the POZ Radio broadcasts, you can catch them on Weds at 2pm and on Suns at 9pm. You can find out more information at www.poziam.com. Robert will be interviewing me on the Sun. 9pm show on May 3rd so check it out.

For dinner, we decided to cheat and have Five Guys Hamburgers. Fattening but delicious. Guess I will have to do an extra day of abs this week to make up for the extra fat grams. LOL. They are some of the best hamburgers you can get in Jacksonville and conveniently located from the house.

Tonight, I spent catching up on social networking, emails and telephone calls. I try to answer everyone within 24 hours and accomplish my goal most of the time. Occasionally when there is something like a major newspaper or magazine article, it can be difficult because of the temporary volume. But I would like to thank everyone for reaching out and contacting me. It is always great hearing from my blog readers and visitors to the website.

Heading to bed soon for another long day tomorrow. Hope you had a great Monday.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab