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Monday, January 2, 2012

How this Parkie ended 2011

My final day of 2011 started when I woke up at 2:30 am, so I went online and watched it turn 2012 in Samoa while I chatted with Kevin in Australia, Cat in West Virginia and Samantha in England.  After about an hour, I got sleepy and went back to bed and zonked out.  I didn't wake up until 8:15 am, so I missed my first batch of pills for the day by over 2 hours and for the first time in years, I missed getting to see the sunrise.  

My Wonderful Husband took me out to lunch at my favorite restaurant, Famous Dave's BBQ and we had the best meal and then Mimi, the manager, stopped by to say hello and wish us a Happy New Year.  Mimi is the greatest.

On the way home, my Wonderful Husband said, Why don't we have a party tonight and invite the neighbors over?  This surprised me because we both always worked on New Year's Eve, so a party was usually the last thing either one of us wanted to do.  I said sure, but it's kind of last minute, they probably all have plans.  He gave them a call and all said yes, they'd love to come for a party. 

Pizza, pizza, pizza
We had pizza and beer and wine and it looked like a frat party when it started.  But then we all got full and just sat around talking.  Next thing we knew, Dick Clark came on TV and the ball started to drop.  We had eaten all the pizza, polished off a bottle of wine and more than a few beers and stayed awake until it was midnight in New York.  
We all
Dick Clark
hugged each other and said Happy New Year and clinked our glasses.  Then we realized that we were all tired, so our guests headed off toward their various homes. 

On his way out, a new neighbor said to me "I think you might have had a little too much tonight".  He thought that my staggering walk was because I was drunk!  I just winked at him and said "You might be right!"  He doesn't know about the Parkinson's Disease yet and he'll be surprised, if he reads this story, to find out all I drank all night was plain old water!

Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!


  1. Bev ... Thank you for the ongoing and amazing great attitude you are graced with that gives me and I am sure many others encouragement to know whatever we are dealing with can be handled with grace and humor. You are Great Mentor. THANKS Kathy

  2. Bev, you are such an inspiration. I just had to say it again. At least, I think I've told you before. Anyhow, keep smiling and sharing the smiles. I admire your attitude! In case you weren't sure, I am an advocate and don't have PD, but I find your attitude helps me. Laughter is such a good thing. Thank you♥ Linda G

  3. Great post, I have been talking with my friend about, he though it is really interesting as well. Keep up with your good work, I would come back to you.

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