My soon-to-be-82 year-old mother has been a diabetic since she was 40. For 25 years she has been injecting herself with insulin. She would jokingly say that her face was the only spot still untouched by a needle. When she joined my siblings to live here in the US, the doctors mercifully told her that her diabetes could be controlled by pills and she would only need her insulin at certain high glucose level readings. She was a changed woman after that, popping her pills religiously....more
we have all at one point or another had to "divorce" our best friend, for me that occassion happened about two months ago. the things that drew me to her ended up being the things that inevitably caused me to seperate myself from her. we had known eachother when we worked in the same place 18 years ago and though i thought she was annoying at first it was 10 years later that we actually crossed paths again. we had both gone through some things that put us in the same anger management class, domestic violence being the common issue....more
Admittedly, most talk of the health care bill and the state of medical care in our country causes my eyes to glaze over. (Apologies to my many friends who are talented, valuable doctors.) But this spring, new research was released with quite a splash, catching my attention.
With little risk of being wrong, I'll say, "Most women have an issue with their mothers." They may not have a big Oprah-show-worthy issue with Mom, maybe not even a priest or therapist-worthy issue, possibly not even a sleepless-night irritation, but somewhere deep in her soul, a woman has some kind of matter about mother that pricks her with questions: What does my mother's womanhood teach me or not teach me, and what does my mother's womanhood say about my womanhood?
I haven't had a good night's sleep in over four years. The last such night was probably sometime in the second trimester of my pregnancy with my first child, and even then it was probably the kind of sleep that was disrupted by all manner of first pregnancy anxieties. Since then, it's been one long battle with sleep-averse children, parental insomnia, second pregnancy discomfort and anxiety and just general household chaos, all of which works against sleep.So, yeah. I haven't slept in years....more
As children are heading back to school after a fun filled and relaxing summer, they are getting back into a routine with school, re-connecting with their school friends and for some, avoiding certain kids that made their past school year very stressful.
While for most children, school poses no problems or anxieties, from a social context, there is a pocket of children that dread and fear going to school everyday because they are being BULLIED.
Bullying whether physical, mental, or emotional, unfortunately, exsists around us and for some children, it is a daily occurrence.
My friend adopted her first baby. My baby just moved out and started law school.
We both have sleepless nights. We both worry about our girls' futures.
We both stare at our daughters pictures online; my friend trying to decide which to send off to friends, me looking at postings she has shared with me on Facebook.
We both worry about our daughters savings accounts and how the current economy might affect them.
And we both want the everything in the world for them.
Worth. Oh what a loaded word. There are examples of what worth can mean everywhere in this world. If you are talking about an object, generally the word worth means how much money is equated with the object. If you were talking about architecture, worth may mean the structural integrity, or possible the emotional investment, or even what is the artistic value of the building.
Webster’s dictionary says the meaning of worth is as such:
Main Entry: 2worth
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