Hi guys. I've been lurking. Sometimes the thread gets ahead of me and I don't want to respond to only one person's issues and ignore the rest so i just lurk. I have not been able to get those Newtown babies out of my head and I think that is contributing to my slight malaise. I called my Congressmen this week, not one of whom would support any form of gun control. So that's kind of useless but important to do nonetheless. But it doesn't help me from feeling sad sad sad about those little children and their families.
We just got home from seeing "The Hobbit" and it had to be one of the worst movies I have seen since I made the mistake of going to see "The Oogieloves" last" year. I am annoyed because it isn't cheap to go see movies and this was just awful. I think 3D is ruining movies - all these long, soaring establishing shots that are supposed to dazzle but just make me sick. I had to leave halfway through "Avatar" because I thought I was going to throw up. Now they are filming all these movies with 3D in mind so even though it isn't 3D all the shots make me feel queasy.
As I said in the other thread, I had a good friend (healthy 40 year old) die from the flu so I always get the flu shot for myself and JoJo and DH. It hasn't ever made me sick and knock wood I haven't ever gotten the flu when i have had the shot. I would rather prevent than try to cure.
Shelley, I'm sorry your Dad is taking his new girlfriend to the spots your Mom loved. That's painful. After my dad died, my stepmother actually married her current husband in the same place she married my dad (their house) in the same room in the exact same configuration (minus myself and my brother). Then she moved him in to the same room where my dad used to be. It's too weird - just like she replaced him. After I got over the initial shock when I found out, I was okay because I think she's crazy sociopath, so that helps me not be as hurt by it - she DID replace my dad with a new man who fit the general outline because we are all general outlines to her. If I loved her it would be harder for me to reconcile.
I hope that Khan feels better and is not so agitated, Suja.
Kate, I wish your procedure had been successful. I hope that it takes care of itself.
Erin, I'm sorry about your job and I'm happy that you aren't concerned - it is so much easier for you that way. I need to learn how to not care the way you do about things that you can't change. It would be a much less stressful way to live.
Bridget, I don't have any advice for you on nursing. It seems like a distant memory though it was only three years ago.
I know I'm missing people and I'm sorry.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov