12/10/2016 – stop alzheimers 

Saw a few phrases that show Strength ! 

  • Believe in Yourself ! 
  • Don’t limit Yourself ! 
  • Focused and Fierce ! 
  • Go Strong – think Power!

Thomas Carlyle penned:

Permanence, perserverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Time and circumstances has proved when I believe in something, nothing will stop me. 54 months and over 16,000 miles on my feet. 

Over 19,000 miles in the two cars, the Bobomobile and now the Burkmobile . 



12/9/2016 – stop alzheimers 

We can do this!

Flawed thoughts. Sure, every once in awhile I have them, ah, but a mantra pops up!        Don’t limit Yourself

Erma then pats me on the back, I look up, she smiles and says:

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything  you gave me”  She asks me if that quote gives me strength to keep going. I shake my head yes. She tells me to think of it often.

Sometimes it seems like we are given circumstances and have an inherent desire to achieve. We fight and find out the final battle is with ourselves. 

12/7/2016 – stop alzheimers 

Texted with Holly this evening. She is with the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter. 

Out in the cool weather working on the December goal. 3.02 miles today for the Alzheimer’s Association. Read about the goal on the menu. Jogging and walking for excercise. 

Spoke with Bill today about some of the information available concerning antipsychotic medication. May be a touchy subject.

Thinking today about the different levels of awareness in our society, concerning alzheimers disease. To raise it you have to know your audience a bit. They may have heard everything I am saying. That will not raise their level of awareness. 

12/6/2016 – stop alzheimers 

spent time thinking about the day a family may need to consider taking the keys away from someone with mild dementia, or even just normal aging. Experience says for some folks it is a rough time. The Alzheimer’s Association may have some hints. They have a 24/7 Helpline and the number is 1.800.272.3900. 

My 3 miles today were in a different part of Roberta. By the time I got out, the dark clouds were gone, replaced by a few puffy white ones. My December “Goal” is in tact. Still makes sense. Sometimes after you set a goal, things change. Some folks feel bound, others don’t. 

I enjoy stopping and looking. This is the civic center in Roberta.

I heard this in a movie: “Winning is not the end game, it’s a byproduct

I’m doing my best and I am content. I love competition, as long as it’s with me. I want to be better than I was yesterday. 

Facebook fixed the problem I was having. 

I drove to where Mr. Bell died.

12/5/2016 – stop alzheimers 

Up later than usual. Had the kind of feeling this morning that says “sit.” I traveled that way for a bit and then picked up and headed out the door for 3 miles on my feet. Dash the dog enjoyed 2 and then went in. Feels good to overcome feelings sometimes and go anyway.

Read a few articles about the day car keys need to be turned over. Alzheimer’s brings about tough decisions.

This is a picture of my cousin. She passed away. She encouraged me. 


I realize a little more each day where I am and how necessary being here is. My attitude is improving. 

I am mindful of the world’s fight with alzheimer’s disease and ever thoughtful of how to help. 

This next picture shows a place of importance. This one tree is on Interstate 40, about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. 

I gave out here and was picked up by the New Mexico State Police and taken to safety . 

Here is a quote, that may be interesting, maybe not. “If he could just have one more chance, he’d act like the man he’d always believed himself to be.”   Liane Moriarty

 

 

 

12/4/2016 – stop alzheimers

Up early to jog and walk 3.05 miles in a cool rain. Supposed to rain all day. Felt good to get out of it, and get warm. Moderation is important. My life is good and many faceted. I want a balanced life. 

Spoke during the walk to William Glass. His mom has alzheimer’s disease. Bill walked from Chicago to Atlanta to raise awareness and money concerning alzheimer’s.

Right now Facebook is not allowing me to share the blog. Sending them messages for a fix. Spoke with Mark Lein about this. 

Mom and my sister in law are putting Christmas decorations out. 

Please Google Jimmy Valvano and read a bit about him. 

12/3/2016 – stop alzheimers

Spoke with a lady this morning that has the early signs of dementia.(her words) She says she okay for now, but has no illusions. 

I walked and jogged 3.39 miles. Imagine this, clouds, a chill, a breeze and folks that wave back. 

Here I go, already thinking about improving during 2017. Life is good when lived as it is served. 

Just about anything can be an adventure. I’ve climbed  Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, enjoyed the Phantom of the Opera in New York City and ran north on Hwy 101 in California. I have talked for hours with caregivers. Enjoyed each. 

Mom has enjoyed the day to this point. 

My favorite quote :    When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”     Erma Bombeck 

12/2/2016 – stop alzheimers 

Had a conversation with Jeannie today. We were catching up on the void in our lives. She is with the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter in Columbus, Georgia.

I walked/jogged 3 miles today. The weather was just right. As usual, lots of folks waved and blew horns. I enjoyed the time. 

Started a 3 mile a day streak attempt today. It’s a fun thing, not do or die. If it’s fun you may do it longer. No stress allowed because I have enough.

I hope anyone reading this knows that excercise does not have to add stress to your life. A lot of popular quotes seem to lean that way. Most of us have enough stress in our lives already. 

Mom and I had relaxed times today. We had several chats. 

I think this is an interesting quote!

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is truth”    Robert Brault – interesting quote ?

Google the phrase “therapeutic lying” 

you do it longer, if it’s fun

I lost 100 lbs in 2001 and 2002. I have kept it off for 14 years. 

Today I began a streak, of sorts. 3 miles a day. Not a do or die thing, but something that may add some more fun to my life and at the same time may help keep me fit and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association by using Charity Miles . 

a change in venue 

I use Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and WordPress to raise awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. 

My posts on Twitter and WordPress automatically share onto my personal Facebook page. I’m going to use WordPress to share onto my “Across Georgia” page, and use my personal page for more personal posts. I had planned to shut the “Across Georgia” page down last night but the change I am making today will be a better fit.

My caregiving duties with Mom are slowly increasing. I will continue to raise awareness and money.

Caregiving can be a tough job and I will respond to the challenge. I plan to stay emotionally and physically fit. 

My family will help me with mom so I will remain somewhat active doing what I have been doing for 53 months. 

This Project has been extremely successful and these changes are designed to not only keep it that way, but improve our reach.