Read the story and you’ll know why the bullying doesn’t. 1 day ago
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Maybe it will help me gain a perspective on everything. 1 day ago
Thanks for all the cheers everyone. 1 day ago
Mistress Margaux’s question about trust brings up an interesting point.
I think I feel alone because I don’t have many illusions about people.
I like people well enough, and sometimes we are lucky enough to find a good, solid, dependable person that we get along with, and the friendship means more than just some conversation when it’s convenient. A real friend is someone who will truly be there when the chips are down, when you actually NEED them.
I don’t have too many of those people around. Most of the time, what passes for “friendship” is just someone who will have coffee with you.
So, I don’t feel surrounded by people who are friends, more like acquaintances. Nice enough, decent enough folks, but not really “friends”.
I like the people I know from the library, but I don’t have a lot of illusions about them coming over and say, helping me take care of the animals if I had the flu.
Maybe it’s easier when we’re young to feel surrounded by people who care, because our illusions are still intact.
This isn’t meant to really be grim, just an observation. 1 day ago
There’s no banner
of doom, for the New Year. Did they go without this year, or does it appear in a week or so? 1 day ago
A horrible week, a horrible day.
1. Nick is sick. Will take him to doc in the box soon . . . they had no appointment till 1:15. He says he has to poop, have been working to get it out to no avail, He had a fever this morning; it seems to have abated, but he is not able to pull himself up and do the usual things.
2. I missed yet another deadline on the book yesterday. Have not done a thing toward it.
3. Have been grading over Thanksgiving and beyond. It’s endless.
4. Two plagiarists this week. Neither would confess. Have to take it further.
5. Needed to go in and get paperwork on one of them in today, but Nick was sick.
6. Planned on more grading today, but that is out the window.
7. No time to go to grocery store.
8. Feel like crying. No time.
Okay, whine done. On with life. 2 days ago
So, I’ve been working for a family, making sure their 9 year old autistic son is safe. That’s literally my job description. I’m not supposed to interfere with him, just let him do whatever he’s going to do, but be there in case an emergency arises.
He gets up when he’s ready. You can suggest that he get dressed or eats, but that’s all. After that, he just does whatever, which is usually plays around on the computer, or plays video games. That’s it. That’s the sum total of their expectations.
I feel so weird about this. He doesn’t seem so unable to learn that there shouldn’t be something else for him. I don’t know if he’s learning anything at all. He’s not in school, the parents said they were homeschooling him, but there’s no evidence of that.
He tried grade one, and that was very stressful, so they made arrangements for him to be at home.
He doesn’t like to go outside. He doesn’t draw, or make things, or do anything at all except computer stuff and video games. I think he can read, but he doesn’t read books.
He isn’t exactly potty trained; he wears pull-ups.
I try to engage him in other things, but that’s all he likes to do. He won’t try anything else, because he’s not comfortable having to fail first.
So, what on Earth is this kid’s life going to be like? 4 days ago
This afternoon at approximately 1:00pm a body was found severed in two, apparently by a car. After a SNA analysis it was confirmed that it was indeed the remains of Frosty S. N. O’ Mann. The owner of the car, Mr. H. of Wyoming, MI, says that he has no knowledge of how the body got there. Mr. H’s two children are both remaining suspiciously silent. Officials believe that Mr. O’ Mann could have been killed elsewhere & the body placed here to avoid suspicion. Further investigation will hopefully reveal more. Mr. O’ Mann’s remains will be moved tonight to allow the vehicle out of the driveway under Mrs. H’s order’s. There are rumors of angry snowmen across the country gathering to avenge their fallen brother. Citizens are cautioned to be on guard for frozen snowballs and to keep hairdryers on hand in case of an attack. 1 week ago
and it’s going to be a girl so he’ll have 1 of each . SHe’s due in April. 1 week ago
was hacked into. FIL downloaded a Skype program that was not really Skype, but a Trojan horse program. My mother in law called and asked us to go to her house to find her installation disk for her Ancestry program. We spend half an hour looking for it – we found the box, but one of the sleeves was empty and we couldn’t find the other disk. I finally asked if it was still in the drive on their computer. After much fidgeting they finally opened it and found their disk. 1 week ago