Ted is back on medication. He hasn’t taken a prescription drug since July 2004 when I weaned him off of Zoloft after being told by one practitioner that the dosage of Zoloft another practitioner had Ted on was not only NOT helping his anxiety but quite possibly, because the dosage was so high, intensifying his anxiety. That was the final blow, the moment I said “no more.” No more guessing about the drugs we were putting into my son’s body. Continue reading
Yesterday our house was the setting for a surprise 18th birthday party hosted by my daughter Meg and her friend. The girls did all the planning, preparation and decorating, all Neal and I had to do was take our barking prone dog Blackberry and leave for the afternoon.
When the party was over and it was safe to bring Blackberry back, we found our house had been transformed into something straight out of Harry Potter’s magical world.
As I walked from room to room, I found delights in each theme soaked space and I was completely blown away by the thought and care these two young ladies put forth on behalf of their friend.
I found myself so pleasantly lost in the details of my absolutely wonderful daughter’s efforts.
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Yesterday we had four cubic yards of gravel delivered as part of our backyard remodeling project. This morning as I looked out the window and was wondering how many shovel fulls it was going to take to disperse it all, I uttered, “That’s a large heap of rock.”
Ted, who was standing next to me said, “Ah, but how many rocks do you have to remove until it is no longer a heap?”
I looked at him.
He looked back, smiling his “I got you now” grin and replied, “If you take away six rocks is it still a heap?” And before I had time to even consider answering, he added, “Or does it take 100 rocks, or 1,000 rocks to be removed before it’s no longer a heap? Heap is an subjective term, it’s meaningless.” Continue reading
Disclaimer #1: I am not a biologist. I am not to claiming to be one. I don’t even play one on TV.
Disclaimer #2: I don’t study biology in any way, shape, form or fashion.
Disclaimer #2a: Not that I have a problem with biology, it is a perfectly good subject, I just don’t study it.
Disclaimer #3: This was just a RANDOM THOUGHT of mine, one of oh, 10,000 random thoughts that bounce around my head in any given day.
Disclaimer #4: I made this a disclaimer because it’s sort of fun making disclaimers – I’m on a roll here people.
Now, with my list of disclaimers done, I put forth my premise… Continue reading
Last week was a tough one.
My BS filter malfunctioned and the normal stuff that doesn’t usually bother me came rushing in and left me overwhelmed by life’s nonsense. When this happens I have to go into Emergency Shutdown Mode. This includes among other things, turning off the TV, not reading any news websites, and I am strictly forbidden to be exposed in any way to anything involving politicians. Instead I must partake in a steady diet of rationalism and pragmatism.
Saturday was grey and rainy, perfect for my first day of recovery. I found a great book and curled up in my big comfy chair and read the day away. Sunday brought much warmer weather and sunny skies. After a morning with my book, I decided to get out and enjoy some fresh air. With the Photo Challenge in mind I grabbed my camera, a sure sign my optimism was returning, and as soon as I opened my front door, and took my first step, I saw a little baby bud on our Azalea.
A flower. Totally and completely lacking in pretense.
A flower. Totally and completely lacking in guile.
Like my book, and my ban on the world, that little bud was so refreshing.
With one look I knew my optimism was restored.
When I came back inside, just to confirm my suspicion, I checked out some news websites. My blood pressure didn’t rise and I didn’t go into even the slightest of rants. My BS filter was indeed repaired and I was ready for another week.
I am once again moving forward.
May you all have properly working BS filters and thus a truly wonderful week.
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