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Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Facts

1. I shouldn't be blogging right now as I have one hour left and way, way too much to do.

2. I am off the caffeine free wagon....sigh. Ah well, it's not like I didn't like the stuff. But I have had several days where I have had to be up and alert and articulate and in front of executives teaching them things, speaking to topics that are difficult, pacing and modeling simulations. It all takes so much physical and mental energy. So I drank coffee during those days when I would feel my energy dip. Now in trying to not drink coffee on the days I don't have to be in front of audiences I get a splitting headache that nothing but a small cup o'joe will abate... See what I mean? My body does not do well with it. But there it is. Coffee Nation I am back, at least for now.

3. And yes #2 means that Ellie hasn't been sleeping great as I think she is having some muscle pain from the Botox. Whomever says that getting Botox injections into one's muscles, even with the Versed to help you forget the initial injections, is not painful is out of their mind.

4. Wondering if it's too much to hope for an Obama/Clinton ticket? Further wondering if that would be a sure shot to trump McCaine who will put women's reproductive rights backwards by another 100 years.

5. I owe Kay a gift - but am still agonizing over it - and entirely lame for not having sent it yet.

6. Am happy it is raining here and has been for the last several days. I love the rain, sometimes more than the sun. I don't like the dampness or mildew that can become lodged in stuck places from rain. But I love the grayness of the sky that makes all the other colors of the world stand out more clearly and more distinctly than the harsh contrasts that sun creates. The leaves are never so green nor their trunks so dark. The contrasts within clouds pouring down onto the earth are more luminous. The shadows are soft and the air is awash with fresh oxygen. Let it rain.

7. Happy day, yesterday, Ellie said, with her voice, "uh ah" meaning no I don't want to come off Mama's lap and go to bed!, as well as pronouncing clearly several times the consonants K and D in different but appropriate word contexts. K and D!

8. Ellie has been crawling in her creepster crawler, not well, but not just hanging there either. Yesterday she requested to go in it.

End thought siphon, except to say, have a nice weekend


Marie said...

Love the pic, she is getting so grown up and prettier by the day :)
Love Aunty Rie

Disability Blogger said...

"Wondering if it's too much to hope for an Obama/Clinton ticket?"

It's hard to tell. I wouldn't count on it, though. Obama's in a tough spot. There are Clinton supporters who say they may sit out if Hillary is not accorded a concession or position of some kind. Some have even said they'll vote for McCain as a result of Clinton's treatment in the press. On the other hand, while including Clinton on the ticket might heal some fractures within the democrat party, it would probably cost Obama in terms of some independents and republicans who are looking for a regime change and might like to vote democrat but have a negative perception of Clinton. Also, it would be hard for Obama to run with Clinton when the McCain campain has already started to adopt some of the attacks she utilized against Obama as well.

Following this campaign is like watching the price of gas. Who knows where it will end up.

Disability Blogger said...

Hey, I just peeked at your profile and I had to comment again. I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as well. I didn't read The Mists of Avalon, but I did read another of Bradley's books, The Firebrand. Also, What Dreams May Come, Contact, and Always are great movies. It's always nice to come across a sci-fi fan.

Laura said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Ellie is beautiful as always. I'm glad you found a neuro who is more understanding and respectful of her abilities as well as her disabilities. It is difficult for most people to understand twice exceptional children.

Bird said...

Hooray for Ellie! Great to see progress, isn't it?

I was thinking about what you said about "outlier parents." I wonder if it's just a matter of slowing down and paying attention to the little things. Enough time with Charlie I swear I can tell what he's thinking because of that furrowed brow or the twitch of his hand. So much is a matter of giving these kids a chance to show what they can do.

I'm random, I know.

Jacqui said...

Hi Kathryn,

I'm still reading. I just usually get interrupted when I comment. sorry to hear that you are back on the caffeine. Ellie looks great and her achievements - well, let's just say go K & D! As for Obama and Clinton - it's a very interesting situation from where I'm sitting.