This rose bush took a while to bloom. It inspired me a while back. I rediscovered what I wrote back then, and I'm inspired again. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 41. Copyright 2021 I didn't plant the rose garden outside my front door. I tried tending it by myself, but the weeds had more stamina … Continue reading Blooming
The only painting I've done since the pandemic started was to put a pair of jeans on The Boy. He's the only one in this house who has worn hard pants. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 40. Copyright 2021 Are you wearing pants? I wouldn’t normally ask, but it seems to be a thing … Continue reading Are you wearing pants?
If I don't use my muscles, they can atrophy. Is it the same for social skills? By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 39. Copyright 2021 A while back, I took some video of myself in preparation for an appointment with my Parkinson’s specialist. When I ran it back, I noticed that I had a stiff … Continue reading Use it or lose it
I press buttons all day long. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 38. Copyright 2020 I was only a toddler when The Jetsons debuted. I think I learned the theme song lyrics while I was learning to talk. Meet George Jetson, His boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane, his wife… Jane was the one who was … Continue reading The Jetsons got it right
My walker is a wheelbarrow, wagon, dessert cart, shopping cart, magic carpet... When I am behind my walker, the world looks more manageable. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 37. Copyright 2020 I had placed my walker between the car and the garage while I reached into the hatchback for one of the big, juicy … Continue reading Watermelons and the Walker Tango
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 36. Copyright 2020 My painting says more than my words are able to. I call it Life Through the Lens of Parkinson's.
The word of the day is inadequate. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 35. Copyright 2020 The word of the day is inadequate. It’s a word I use to describe myself sometimes, particularly when I’m meeting with the social worker/counselor who works with my general neurologist’s office. I am inadequate. It can be a dark … Continue reading On inadequacy
My son's wedding has me nostalgic for mine. Our chubby bride and groom cake topper has lasted through 36 years and 13 moves. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 34. Copyright 2020 The Boy got married today. The day was perfect for an outdoor wedding, blue skies peeking through dramatic rolling clouds, a little breeze … Continue reading The Boy Gets Married
I wear a cloth mask to pick up groceries. I wear the Parkinson's Mask all the time. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 33. Copyright 2020 I wear a mask. When I take it off, I’m still wearing a mask. I don’t wear a cloth mask because I am afraid or a sheep or making … Continue reading Under the Mask
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 32. Copyright 2020 The indoor pool reopened this week. But I’m not ready. The county is being careful. Only 10 people are allowed in the water at one time. Swimmers and water-walkers have to make an appointment with the front desk, and they are limited to one hour inside … Continue reading Almost Ready