yeah. i know. where the fuck you been? whatever. i get it. here’s some shit to look at
On the first day of school,
When you ask me how my summer was,
You’re assuming that is was good.
You’re assuming it was
And maybe it was.
Maybe I went to Six Flags.
And maybe I flew in an airplane.
And maybe I went on vacation to the beach
with my mom and my dad and my sister
(but we left our dog at home,
so my Uncle Dennis came over every day)
Maybe I participated in the summer
reading program at the metro library,
and I read four books above my grade level.
And maybe I got to spend a lot of time with
my mom because she is a teacher like you.
Maybe, just maybe, I had a pass to the pool.
Or maybe I interned at the zoo.
Or maybe I went to STEM camp,
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My daughters’ journey as caregivers for someone with Parkinson’s Disease.
We wanted to talk about the emotional and mental effects of Parkinson’s, because the mental health of both the patient and caregivers can have so much influence on symptoms. Not only are symptoms increased when negative emotions run rampant, but the disease itself causes so much pain and confusion, creating a “vicious cycle.”
When H and I(M) visit our grandma, we usually go with a mixture of anxiety and joy. We love this wonderful woman who raised us, so much! She is an amazing person. Some of her best attributes include humor, strength, wisdom, liveliness, generosity, and spunk. However, these qualities often become hidden behind her symptoms. On bad days, which happen more often than not now, she is exhausted and struggles to even lay down comfortably. Here eyes aren’t clear and her body will not let her rest. Where she was once eager to talk and play games, she…
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Acrylic on extra large recycled cardboard piece. Yeah, well, I’ve been fucking busy creating like a mad woman. I’m not posting them on here mostly because I can’t be bothered when I’m covered in paint. Here’s a sample of what I’m up to. I do have several different projects going on.
This piece is inspired by the female form — and current events. Expect more like this I’m sure.
Acrylic on extra large recycled cardboard piece. I seem to be putting them out at a pace of about 1 every 2 days now. I need to speed it up to one a day. 😉
Organic, gluten-free, cage-free, pasture-fed, non-GMO, etc etc etc. Suddenly I realize that this is all just bullshit meant to steer us in the direction of more expensive options — and all of them no more healthy than the other stuff. I know a ton of people who tout all of these things, and ALL OF THEM are on medication for things like diabetes and other health issues…and some of them were not on these medications before they started eating all that nouveau riche crap.
Don’t fall for all that BS! Continue reading