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250 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells
100 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells
450 Leg lifts
300 Squats while balancing on my toes.
300 Back flexes
2 days of yoga
I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”
I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”
Here’s the Canadian Red Cross website if you’d prefer to donate there for my birthday. Donate whatever amount you like whenever you like please or donate to your country’s Red Cross. It doesn’t have to be just for my birthday, whenever you can spare the cash!
Kim’s been quite busy at work this week. So there was no walking or stairs this week. That’s OK with me, I like to get my exercise done in the morning so I have the rest of the day to practice guitar or catch up on some TV from the night before. Do other stuff & not think about doing more exercise.
I turned 40 yesterday & our dog is 14 today. He’s definitely showing signs of age but every once in a while he grabs a toy & plays like a pup again for 10 minutes & again when Kim comes home from work. She comes in the door, takes of her shoes & jacket, gets down on her knees, Brewster bolts as far away as possible and bunny hops as fast as he can into her arms & almost knocks her over. It’s just fun to watch 12 pounds of fur get that excited!
I usually do absolutely nothing on my birthday since I’ve been home. Not this year though! Weekends are for resting, recovering, & getting ready for the following week…& a small group of friends over to celebrate tomorrow after a dinner out. I did sleep in until 8:00 am then laid in bed while on the phone with my parents & cousin in the Dominican Republic on my birthday.
When do you actually start to feel older? Sure, some things are harder or impossible to do but I assume that’s mostly the lasting effects of brain cancer. In my mind I’m still in my mid-20s, without having gone through cancer. I know there are things I wouldn’t be able to do now that I did when I was in my 20s. I certainly don’t feel older!
I’ve been learning, practicing, & applying different types of scales to my guitar playing. I’ve also been relearning how to do all of that in a wheelchair. That’s the weirdest part of all, being comfortable with a guitar in a wheelchair while controlling my left arm as I play. My birthday gift to myself, along with help from many others is the fancy PRS guitar that won’t get here until at least mid-April. I ordered it earlier this month before the company had even started production on the 2020 models.
The colour/finish should look VERY similar to this with different electronics. This would likely cost much more than the already expensive model I’m getting.
Another great song from “Haley Williams”! No release date yet that I know of.
I’m very anxious for this album, “Pearl Jam”, “Lamb of God”, “Trivium”, “Megadeth”, & of course “Foo Fighters”
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