Friday, July 11, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. One of my huge pet peeves is seeing sprinkler systems mainly watering the street, or sidewalk. I understand a sprinkler doing this, but a whole system everyday doing this! Talk about a waste of water!

  2. A older lady was grocery shopping. She was probably late 80s, early 90s. She was waiting for me to get done getting a veggie bag. I got my bag, opened it up, and handed it to her. Her face lit up like she won the lottery. She said, "Oh thank you. Those bags are so hard for me to get." Then I said with a smile on my face, "Opening the bag is the hard part for me." I got her a twisty tie. Then when I saw her go to reach another I handed her my 2nd bag. Sometimes it's the little things that make a person's day. 

  3. I started my longest, and biggest summer class this week. I was supposed to have 4 students. I'm down to 2. 1 was taking a class before mine, and failed it again for the 3rd time. She was asked to leave. I remember the 1st time this same girl dropped out, she wasn't mad that she might loose her financial aid, she didn't seem too upset with herself for not trying harder, and she wasn't hurt that her chances of making it as a designer were less. She was mad, crying, and yelling because her mom wasn't going to give her money anymore because she wasn't a student. The fact that she took the class again, and again with no success did not surprise me. I hope that one day life will teach her a lesson, and she'll changes her colors. There is some good in there. I've seen it before.

  4. True story Mica's friends with someone that has a sister who dresses like a boy. Even her hair is short like a boy's haircut. There's nothing wrong with this. It's just that Isaak always calls her a him. I've corrected Isaak many times, but he just looks confused and still calls her a him. What would you do?

  5. My sister sent me this article about the connection between Alzheimer's being another form of Down Syndrome.

    Some of you may know that my Grandma passed away with Alzheimer's. Some of you may know that what my nephew Emerson has is called Trisomy 18 - Edward's Syndrome. It's too much of the 18th chromosome. Down Syndrome is too much of the 21st chromosome. We have rare carriers of Trisomy 18 in our family. My nephew Evan is a carrier, my sister Terra is a carrier, and my mom is a carrier. My mom had a baby before me that had Trisomy 18, and died after 2 weeks. It is believed that my mom became a carrier of Trisomy 18 from my Grandmother's side. My Grandma is the one that had Alzheimer's. She had a few miscarriages. They could have been Trisomy 18 babies. We'll never know because she wasn't tested to see if she was a carrier.

    If there is a break through in the connection of Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome that's huge! That means Alzheimer's could be connected to other genetic conditions.

    There was an article years ago in the N.Y. Times about a doctor that has a daughter who has Down Syndrome. He's been giving rats with Down Syndrome the same drugs that Alzheimer's patients receive. Their brains functioned normally. Now they still had a high risk of dying from cancer, and physically they didn't change. My sister called the doctor to see if he's done any research on any other chromosome flaws? He did not.

    Then I saw a PDF that Alzheimer's Association along with 2 Down Syndrome Organizations are trying to mutually do research.

    Any developments like this with diseases and conditions are amazing! Here's a heart warming video about Alzheimer's. I may have showed it before. If you haven't seen it, it's a happy video.


mail4rosey said...

My son calls his sister him sometimes. He just messes it up. So to be funny, because it irks my beautiful teen (when I say it, not her brother ;) ), I'll say it sometimes too. Like last night on the couch watching The Lorax, I told little man to pass the popcorn to him (instead of to her), and she gave me 'the look.' hahahaha Just thinking about it makes me laugh. I'm a terrible mother. :) :) :)

Masshole Mommy said...

My six year old can not wrap his brain around the fact that some girls have short hair and some men have long hair. To him, anyone with short hair is a guy and long hair, a girl.

Harry Flashman said...

The big A gets the men in my family around age 85. I hope they discover a cure before I get there.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Maybe you should have Mica ask if she wants to be called a him or a her. My brother hung out with a chick all the time that dressed like that (she was a lesbian though, not sure if Mica's friend is) and she wanted to be called "him".

Maryann D. said...

I thought I was the only one that gets bothered by sprinkler systems mainly watering the street, or sidewalk. I try not to water my lawn often because I have a lot of weeds for some reason and I hate watering them too! I spent a lot of time plucking them yesterday. I don't like to use chemicals either.
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Terra Heck said...

I watched that video a few weeks ago. It was so heartwarming, and I cried.

Eat To Live said...

I have heard that Alzhiemers has something to do with aluminum. Who knows though.


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