So it takes how much abuse to develop self esteem?

I've been independent for how many years lurking in the shadows avoiding blows and running to be safe and feel secure looking for someone to hold my hand feeling like crap with the self esteem of a slug (who knows, they may be the self esteem powerhouses that glide on their own slime. Actually, lets…

Wait a Minute – EEG Update

I received the call I was waiting for from the Neurology Department. It should have been what I expected. She said, the hospital has had "problems in the past" placing the leads in specific places on a patient with dreadlocks therefore I was asked to completely untwist my entire head of hair to be measured…

Wait a minute

"Patients with dreadlocks can't have EEG's" said central scheduling. WTF Try again without seeing my head. I just took pictures of the top of my head and sent it via text to the poor neurology dept. secretary who got a not too friendly transferred call from me. "I'm not shaving my head for an EEG."…

Happiness vs. Gratitude

Little hands squeezing my neck hello, " UP" she yells she is my happiness for now, today. Happiness is fleeting. But gratitude is a different thing than bestowing happiness, dear Santa. Gratitude requires the grace to accept something meant to help, like groceries from my neighbors or the mowing of my lawn because I can no…

Baby Mimicry

I try not to be mean and I think Girlie understands that I'm trying to push her use of consonants. I had her ask using mimicry, after she finished breakfast this morning: "Mommie- mah-may and- an Daddy- dah-day I'm- Ahm done- Duhn eating- Eaten so- o could- cood you- yu let-leh me-MEEEEEEEE out-OWWWWWWWT of-uff the-thuh…

Geese

Girlie has become quite the singer. The words are shuffle stumbled, but the tune is becoming evident. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was heard one night along with Itsy Bitsy Spider, which has me hoping she doesn't catch any more spiders and hand them to me. Her joy of mimicry has me laughing out loud when…