January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010
A Cold Sunday

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and it is another very cold day in the United States and even here in south Florida. I hope you are having a safe, warm and great weekend so far.

I honestly can not remember the last time we had this many days below freezing in Florida. It has been like this for a week now but luckily at least in south Florida, we are hoping to have some warmer temperatures by Wednesday at the latest. I know I will be glad to see it because the cold really makes my neuropathy go through the rough. Feels like needles pricking my hands and feet every second. Not to mention the fact when it is this cold, it is very hard for me to breathe because of having had PCP three different times over the past 30 years.

Now I guess I should not complain because a lot of my friends live in other parts of the country where it has been much worse. Some of them have even been snow bound and in temperatures below zero. I would never leave my house if it was that cold since I do not think it is fit for man or beast. My four legged children can hardly handle the cold we have here much less there.

I ended up not doing a whole lot today due to total lack of energy, the very cold weather here in South Florida and being so tired. I did take the dogs for their walks a few times. Helped George by cleaning up after the delicious Mexican dinner he made for us after he went grocery shopping. I also tried to catch up with my messages on email and Facebook.

Tonight, I enjoyed listening to my friend, River Huston, being interviewed on POZIAM Radio. River is a heterosexual HIV positive comedienne who will make you laugh your ass off while getting her message about HIV/AIDS across to you. I originally met River at the Positive Living Conference in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida a couple of years ago after hearing about her for many years. She won my heart over immediately with her outgoing and genuine personality. If you ever need someone to entertain you at your HIV/AIDS function, she is the one to wow the crowds.

River Huston is an award winning poet, journalist, performer and activist. She travels throughout the United States speaking at colleges, conferences, corporate events on issues related to communication, self-esteem and overcoming challenges.

She has been featured on Good Morning America, Showtime, NBC,Nightline and CNN. She has a degree in Physical Education and Music from Hunter College and was awarded an honorary Doctorate from Albright College for her work in the community. River was given the Dorthea Lange/ Paul Taylor award for her book A Positive Life: Portraits Of Women Living With HIV and is the creator of Goddess: A New Guide to Feminine Wisdom.

In 1995, she was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is the author of three books of poetry. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Leeway Transformation Award in recognition of her work over the past two decades. River currently lives along the Delaware River in a small town in Pennsylvania.

You can also visit her website at: http://www.riverhuston.com/ for more information, how to contact her and watch her great videos.

Until we meet again; her's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab