Thursday, May 28, 2015

Random Tid Bits

  1. Here's a new one: Westboro Baptist Church visited my hometown. I never thought that would happen.

    A mother, mentor, wife, cop, and more was shot in the line of duty shortly after she had a baby.

    The police department got word they were coming for the cop's funeral, teamed together to block the Westboro protestors, so the grieving family wouldn't see them.

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    I'm not always on the side of cops. I firmly believe they are just like everybody else - there's good ones, and bad ones. I first hand watched one speed around for no apparent reason when we were heading out of town in the early morning hours. That alone didn't send a good message to my kids, and our safety. There are more cops that went into the service for the right reasons - over the wrong reasons. Cops blocking protestors is great! No one wants to see protestors at a funeral.

  2. I have a ton of brown hair, and lots of grey ones intermixed. I don't dye it. I know, I know, those that do dye their hair look at me like I'm crazy. I'm not even 40 yet, and I'm loaded with grey. I just like the all natural look on me. Just like I won't judge someone for having crazy colored hair, I hope people don't judge me for letting mine be. I have just as many look at me like I'm nuts for not dyeing my hair, as I do have people who compliment me for leaving it all natural. I do have to say that I feel lucky that it's even grey. I call them my frosted highlights.


    I'm not at all surprised when I find grey hairs, but I am sort of surprised to find red hairs (like I have been). My Dad has red hair, I had a Grandma that had red hair, and I have a nephew that has red hair. I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. 

  3.  I've been doing lots of busy work lately. I'm trying to get my syllabi done for the fall, then will come lesson plans, I'm improving my content for some newsletters students have to do, and there's these modules I have to do every summer. I'm still unsure if I'll have summer school. I had one student squeeze by with a D-, another student got a D in one of my classes, and the one that would need to pass failed two classes. There's one other student that won't graduate because his grade point average wasn't high enough, so I may have to teach him at one point.

  4. I decided I'm done with big friend birthday parties, so instead I'm letting each kid ask a some friends to go out to a movie, or someplace to eat. Isaak said, "I want to go to that place that throws food in your mouth, and they make fires." I said, "Umm Kobe Steakhouse - No! That's too expensive." He has 3 or 4 friends coming to Pizza Hut. I plan on taking games with us. I'm dreading putting silly giveaway bags together. I never know how I feel about those things.

  5. The boys have a doctor's visit later today. It's a well check. I skipped a year for their well check. I have a list of things to talk to the doctor about. It's not long, just a small list.

    Mica's chin is getting all dry again. I keep forgetting to put oil on it. I think Toe Juice could help it possibly as well. We took him to a Dermatologist last fall about his chin. She didn't even know what was up with it. She gave us a powerful med to put on it. It did go away, but now it's back again. I have to be honest, I don't like powerful drugs with Steroids in them. It doesn't look like eczema. It's just dry, and has little mini bumps on it. I do know it's not bacterial. That the Dermatologist could tell us that.

    I am going to talk to Doc Harrison about Isaak's bed wetting thing. Again it's super infrequent. We're talking 1/2 a week of bed wetting in a 4 month time span. If we wake him up to go to the bathroom before we go to bed Isaak doesn't have any problems. He goes potty, and goes right back to sleep. The trouble is, I don't take him all the time because the problem is so infrequent. I'm not too worried about it. It seems to only happen when he's growing a lot. He eats and drinks more at that time, and needs his sleep. It only makes sense that the two are connected.

    I want to talk to the doctor about the boy's allergies. Isaak gets them in his eyes bad.
     

    Isaak has an oral fixation going on. He's been biting his shirt, and giving himself light hickies on his arm. After talking to him about what hickies are, he hasn't done it again. To be honest I tried doing that when I was little to.

    I will have him look over their moles, and Isaak has a birthmark on his spin that's always looked at.

    All these things I need to talk to the doctor about aren't for answers really. Just to touch base, and see if he has any tips. My kids are well mannered overall, good eaters, active, and sleep good. Their overall health is great. Do you ever go to the doctor for well visits?

8 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

Only when Lil Pumpkin was little then she had to go to check on her development. Now we go only when she's sick or her eczema flares up. Recently she has a bad rash with little bumps all over her limbs so we were at her PD on Wed. Found out it was a viral infection and to just apply moisturiser, try to get her to stop scratching and wait it out for another month.

Not sure of the news there, but why did they want to protest at the cop's funeral? Such a disrespectful thing to do to anyone.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

alissa apel said...

Ai -

The Westboro Baptist Church are known to be crazy! Although they claim to be "Baptist", they are an independent church, not affiliated with any denomination. They protest at a lot of soldier's funerals. against LGBT people (homophobia), Jews (antisemitism), and politicians. The church is categorized as a hate group. They have even been known to stomp on the American flag.

No one can do much to get rid of them due to our freedom of speech laws here in the US. If they became violent something can be done.

Yes it is so disrespectful!

alissa apel said...

The Westboro Baptist Church must have felt there was evil in the cop to protest. I don't know their reasoning. They are messed up on every level.

Jacquelineand.... said...

We did wellness checks when the kidling was still a kidling, and not a womanling. I don't think you have to do it every year if there aren't issues... although we usually went to keep in touch about her eczema.

Masshole Mommy said...

Chris has been completely grey since before he was 30. I do color my hair, but luckily for me, I haven't gotten any greys yet.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Those stupid church people came to our town a few years back too. I am not for violence, but honestly, I don't think I'd shed a tear if someone blew up that whole damn church.

Your hair looks great! I'm letting Mariah dye hers all blue when summer starts. Yikes! It's going to make for some pretty interesting photos to look back on!

~ Noelle said...

I can not stand the Westboro crowd. I wish they would just stay home... so annoying.
Hope summer works out like it's supposed too.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

From the time I was in my 20s, I told everyone I would never be gray. Now I'm in my 60s and still not gray,

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