April 4, 2008

April 4, 2008

Friday Comments & Graphics

Welcome to another entry of my blog and another gorgeous day in Florida. It was just my kind of day with great sunshine, enough clouds for the occasional cover and a nice breeze. The high was probably around the mid 70s and made for a perfect day in my opinion especially since I spent a lot of it outside.

It was another busy day in Tallahassee, Florida with Divided We Fail working to meet with politicians and our state Governor about the issues. I often wonder how much they walk away with after speaking with our group. I hope that in some way, we're able to at least expand their thinking on the issues even if we aren't always able to sway them to our perspective. Well at least I can hope.

I'm still working on getting the information for the Washington, DC and Pensacola events to see if Divided We Fail and/or AARP can be sponsors or have information tables at the events. Hopefully, I will hear something more by Friday. I also haven't heard back from my local congressman after I requested a meeting so I also need to follow up with him on getting together and discussing the issues.

Back at home, it's great to be here with Gary and my four legged children. Everyone gave me kisses upon returning home. They are all laying next to me on the couch as I type this entry. I enjoy traveling but there's nothing like being home and being able to sleep in your own bed for a change.

I'm hoping to get plenty of down time this weekend since next week is another very busy week. I have something scheduled almost every day and one day I unfortunately have three things scheduled so I'm going to be dead tired on Friday... hopefully I won't have to travel anywhere next weekend but I'll have to see what the plans are with Divided We Fail and AARP. Sometimes they schedule things at the last minute... just a nature of the business.

I spoke with an old friend from San Francisco that is having a lot of health problems. I think the biggest problem is his partner of 30 years passed away a little over a year ago and he's never recovered from his death. Not that I'm berating him, I can totally empathize after having lost a lover myself; I know how it can drag the life out of you like you've had your heart ripped out and shredded apart. I just hope he can pull it together and rebound. He's a wonderful, sweet and caring man. There's far too few like him in the world. Love ya Mark! Get well soon bud. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

There was also some story about a man selling fake cures for HIV/AIDS and cancer. Heather sent me an email but I haven't had time to check out the story yet... so I'll be talking about that in my next blog entry I'm sure. If it's true, I know what I thing should happen to people like that... and it isn't pleasant.

No special plans here for the rest of the evening. After my week, I'm really enjoying just sitting on the couch and vegging. Having my family around me and just relaxing. Hope you're enjoying your evening as much.

I hope that all of you had a great week and an even better weekend. Do something special for yourself. Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab