15 YEARS!

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175 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

100 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

400 Crunches

400 Leg lifts

200 Squats

200 Back flexes

1 day of yoga

There won’t be any stairs during this virus stuff.  I don’t really want to touch a public railing or clean them before & after I’m done.

No planking this week.

I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “I the Mask”

On Wednesday I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Foo Fighters”

 

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As of yesterday, that makes 15 years of marriage official for Kim & I.  Sure there’s been ups & downs, I still wouldn’t want to go through any of them without Kim, the strongest person I know.  I may have had to go through the rehab for brain cancer, but she had to watch me go through it & help me (still) along the way.

If you haven’t been able to tell yet, she’s the brains/looks/humour/brawn/quick wit, etc. of this marriage!  I get us into trouble, Kim gets us out.

We’re pretty low key so our day wasn’t overly extravagant.  Coffee in the morning, dad brought me flowers & gin…maybe I was supposed to give the flowers to Kim??, ice cream for lunch, relaxing day on the couch followed by order in supper for 2, oh and Brewster got his tail in my ice cream & sneezed on me in the car……again!

If I could take back the 4 ½ years for her of us living in hospitals, I would in a heartbeat.  She didn’t & doesn’t deserve any of this.  I got cancer, not her.  For that reason alone I think it’s unfair.  What happened to me happened to me, I wish I didn’t have to drag so many others through, & Kim pretty much went through it with me & still does every day.

I never want to see anyone suffer, you know who often suffers the most?  When it’s something that happened to me or was caused by me, the people I love are effected the most.

As for the exercise this week, I stopped after my Wednesday exercise.  I took off Thursday, for obvious reasons, then figured I might as well take Friday off too.  My body was REALLY sore when I woke up Wednesday.  That extra bit of planking must have really affected me.  Next week probably only 3 planks & some walking along with my other exercises.

I spent my free time on Wednesday stretching my left hand & fingers.  I’ve been playing mostly my acoustic guitar to exercise my left hand muscles.  I felt it from the middle of my forearm to the tip of my fingers Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.  Couldn’t even grip my water bottle to open the lid with my right hand, it was that sore.  Played on electric guitar & it was fine, everything felt normal.

….& this is why I don’t play classical guitar.  Leave it to those who are WORLDS beyond my aspirations like Ben Winoski.

These 408 pickups don’t exist anymore, they’ve been improved and are now called TCI pickups which are in the guitar I’m saving for.

SE Paul's Guitar - Aqua

https://www.long-mcquade.com/124878/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Paul-Reed-Smith/SE-Paul-s-Guitar—Aqua.htm

Meanwhile I hoping no harm comes to anyone if this ordered guitar is shipped to me this year?

S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow Body Guitar w/Gig Bag - McCarty Sunburst

I look at them online so much they’ve been automatically added to my home screen.  I have addiction issues I guess?

Now if you’ll excuse me I have a few hours of www.youtube.com guitar crappé to watch.  clinics, demos, Q & As, followed by some practice.

 

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 “I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Grohl 

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ANDY MCKEE

Saturday, January 18th 2014

 

First off, he’s AWESOME!  Secondly he’s AWESOME!  An acoustic guitarist who plays instrumental music while doing very different things like using his guitar as a percussion instrument

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4 No he doesn’t play with a full band.  Just himself as a solo artist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvar4ZsqsEo

 

There’s also “The Ben Winoski Project” in Regina.  Very good/AWESOME as well.  They played at Jordan & Andrée’s wedding in 2013.  Ben & Marc also played at my 29th birthday in 2009 in the auditorium of the Pasqua Hospital!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBMEHrkc2E8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBTG85BjOqg

 

Cancer update & our new condo.  I still exercise 5 days a week, it’s easy to do an hour or 45 minutes of exercise when you have nothing else to do that day!  I changed my floor routine to 200 crunches, 40 leg lifts on my back, 40 leg lifts on my hands and knees, 30 arm lifts, then planking 3-5 times.  I’m getting stronger, not walking or standing on my own….yet!

 

I have breakfast, exercise, then have the rest of the day to nap, listen to music, watch a movie or TV show, write a blog post, and mainly hangout with my homeslice, Brewster!

 

Our condo is FANTASTIC!  BIG THANKS to our parents for helping us out financially for this to make happen! 3′ wide doors, new everything pretty much.  I still can’t thank them enough!  We’ve payed back Kim’s father, not my parents yet though? We wouldn’t have our Hyundai Santa Fe without my parents, and I don’t know who payed for our wiring and surround sound.  Kim got our remote control blinds from a family friend.  So, all is well here with the exception that a remote was dead of power this morning.

 

“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”

 

“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You’ve just got to get their” I don’t have terrible days.

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“Apologize for your mistakes and learn something from them”

 

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

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