Neglect 9/22/2016

Neglect can still result in death Doing nothing is just as harmful as tripping someone as they walk down a hill. My first thought was to compare neglect to forgetting to water plants, but that symbolism is not mine. A therapist used that analogy to describe untended relationships; they wither and die. Just so you…

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Gift 12/28/2016

Finally getting Girlie to go to sleep this morning was my gift from her. I'm sure she didn't plan it any more than the average three year old plans to be awake screaming through most of the night, but I'm taking this gift from my child as a cherished one. My fourth child has some…

I’m trying 3/18/2017

I'm trying to find more positives than negatives yet, the planets are askew and the wind's blowing my dress up in the air (try holding a toddler while that happens) He can't remember our conversations my words mean nothing requests result in nothing texts cause no reaction I am the poltergeist in my relationship. I…

Transitions

Getting ahead seems like an impossibility when tripped up by pain, most foul, smile I laugh in the face of discomfort There is no position to ease the fire in my back. On futon, on mattress, on couch, on floor, on mat, on carpet, no more no more. I've a sleeping cat on my thighs…

So I spent November

So I spent November aiding sick people, I know them well - my children Of course it started with preparations for the holiday then a visit from my Eldest Surly Reverie who was feverish and phlegmy (Yeah, that is a word) I forgot to mention My Bear's father (I guess I should call him Senior…

Summer Break

Sure when they say summer break they mean eight to ten weeks of vacation for teachers and children Not parents. Don't get me wrong, the time spent with a sleepless toddler and languishing teens is priceless. My role as ringleader of the herd includes shuttle and flight attendant services activity director and peacemaker of the…

Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…

Update on things

I've been going outside to test my limits I can chop wood while seated move the wheel barrow full of branches weed for an hour or two I have modified my garden exercise to include squatting, lunges sitting on the ground and carrying moderate sized trees Dead dry fallen portions of trees Sitting in the…

Three Letters

This cat has a name with three letters. Bun As with all rescue pets the name game is played He looks like a... not a ... Does he respond to... He doesn't blink when you call him... Girlie calls him Bunny. Well, she screams and squeals BUNNY! As he vaults over the safety gate. Safe…

I am thankful for

the spontaneous hot hugs from my little germ spreader. Girlie has a fever, but has had no seizures. Hacking cough, sniffling schnozz, drool covered fingers, surrounded by a striped red, grey and cream comforter and the debris of used tissues. She has learned to ask for tissues instead of sharing the wealth of ectoplasm with…