May 29, 2009

May 29, 2009
A Community Who Eats Together...

Welcome to another day in my life. TGIF! It has been a great but long week and I know I am glad it is Friday and the weekend is just a few hours away! How about you?

Today I got up and had my morning chocolate protein shake followed by an abs and leg workout. It felt great to be working out again after a three week break because of my recent stomach problems. Plus all the benefits you get from working out besides just the physical part not to mention the boost in self esteem because of the way you feel and look. Hoping to be back in great shape within the next month just in time for the start of summer.

After a workout, I caught up on some emails and messages for about an hour. I also took Harley and Sugar for a walk since they were going to be inside for a few hours. Too hot outside to leave them for more than thirty minutes. Then I drove the short distance to the monthly HIV community luncheon we have at St. Luke's Community Church.

Today the food (chicken, pork, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, banana pudding and iced tea.was provided for by Glaxo There was a great turnout of roughly 100 people total. I have also noticed some new faces which means the word is out in the community about the luncheons.

We had wonderful Dr. Robinson here to speak about HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities. Dr. Robinson first became involved in HIV and AIDS because of a close friend dying in Jamaica where she is from originally. She and I spoke for quite awhile after her excellent presentation and she gave me such a great bear hug. I was amazed she remember or knew who I was. I also got her picture with Dab the AIDS Bear which has been added to the website and is above. I am so glad I was in town to see her.

Then it was time to go pick up Gary from work. They are starting to cut back on salaries and/or hours for the employees who did not get laid off with the last go around. So keep you fingers crossed. I know there are so many of you and/or your family members and friends dealing with the same issue. Hopefully, we will all start seeing some light at the end of the tunnel soon. At least we can hope.

We decided to have a rare quiet night in together especially considering my schedule. It was nice just ignoring the phones and spending time with each other, catching up and enjoying some laughs together. I know it is not easy for someone to be in a relationship with activists or other halves who have to be on the road a lot. An empty bed gets old for both sides after a few days much less weeks or months.

Headed to bed now. Hope you have a safe and great weekend. Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab