|can we pretend it is for 6 Squink or (last name redacted)?
Also, my cousin has a brand that needs to be renewed
I struggle with trying to reconnect with my mother.
There are many times when I have found her comforting and helpful, but when she delivers her scorpion stings, I recoil and am slow to return.
For example; I learned that a friend that had been diagnosed with prostate cancer just learned that they had recurrence. I was devastated by the news and tried to talk to my mother about her. her first comment was “Maybe he should have kept it in his pants.”
I tried to tell her that there was no currently known link between sexual activity and prostate cancer, that it might be a valid argument. It was heartbreaking that she said this. When I approached her about claims made about loose women getting cervical cancer, she denied them… but here was proof that she issued thoughtless commentary at a whim. her denials seemed to be in vain after such a statement.
This past weekend I was struggling and was wishing I felt safe enough to call her and be supported. I did not call, I did not think she would be supportive. I mean it is entirely possible she would have been, but it was not worth the risk, I am working to hard at that staying content or happy thing. So, I never called.
Then, yesterday, she sent this article through an online messenger:
I am not sure what her thoughts were in sending it, but this was my comment back to her: “That was fascinating, keeping balance between support and oppression”. There was no follow-up from her.
The greatest wisdom comes from____________________________
First of all, did you ever watch Hogan’s Heroes?
So, according to Socrates, he was genius!
Anyway, wisdom. Where does it come from?
Experience? Not entirely
Pain? Nope, not that either.
Joy? I find that doubtful.
I am beginning to suspect there is no such thing!
Wonder what this guys says;
I don’t know that he got it either. But, he makes some interesting points… I like the one about rules fostering mediocrity.
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
I am in the mood to be irreverent.
I don’t do vacations, at least in the traditional sense. My mother did take me on a cruise a few years ago, but as fun as I had I must say that it was also hard work.
I prefer experiences. I don’t feel like being tired after them is a contradiction, but more of a cause for celebration since it is about having completed something that resulted in being tired.
So, My last experience was camping and organizing all but the food for 23 cub scouts and their families in a family sponsored camp-out. It is our last year as a cub scout family, I am excited about moving on, but I have been in the pack since Squink was a tiger scout so it was a grand farewell to plan!
What are you glad you did today?
I am glad I did my Pilates class and that I can feel a significant improvement in my core.
I’m glad my son ran to the ice cream truck and brought me back a bomb pop (original flavor).
I’m glad I spent some time talking to the grandson of the second owner of my house and learned some absolutely wonderful stories.
I’m glad I made corned beef and cabbage today, since we couldn’t eat any on St. Patrick’s day (gave up red meat for lent, and allowing myself Sunday cheat days for the first time in a long while instead of my usual following of Coptic rules).
I think this is a perfectly fine pop-song, perhaps annoyingly so.
Today was ___________________
Went to a festival celebrating Spain, attended a lecture about flamenco and bullfighting, went home, and planning on a late viewing of Zootopia.
what advice was I given?
Keep you pajamas on.
Yes, when I got the news of a cancer diagnosis, this was the best advice I got. The reasoning being that as long as you keep them on your loved ones will treat you as if you’re sick yet the minute you put on real clothes, the appearance that you’re back to normal is in full force and the gentleness ceases.
where did I go today?
I went to work
I went to The Junior League of Phoenix headquarters
I returned home
I visited the grocery store
I stopped to get a pizza for dinner
I returned home, again
Did I seize any opportunities?
Oh holy mother of god, this is a good one.
I hate being made aware of missed opportunities, especially those that have a hint of adventure. I tend to regret those so I try new things constantly, much to the chagrin of people that love me… if only because I tend to take more risks as a result of not wanting to miss something educational or fun.
As a result, I tend to embrace change more quickly as I have come to recognize that with change comes diversity in opportunity!