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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

An update

Just thought I would post a personal update, instead of my usual scathing social commentary and mind-numbing fluff. I hurt, and it sucks. I saw the surgeon yesterday and he is ordering a HIDA. I've been a bit grumpy lately, and I think my darling children wish I would just go away.

I have a job through the Department of Developmental Disabilities and I will be getting paid a stipend through Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona. I will be doing basically the same thing I did for ValueOptions and FIC, in that I will be interviewing consumers and family members about the services they are receiving. I get to go to Wickenburg, Carefree and all around Phoenix and related suburbs. I have spent the day organizing the 41 interviews I have to do. Google Earth was invaluable in helping me plot where all the locations were so I can group the interviews together.

The boys are doing reasonably OK. I think they are worried about me, and are showing it through poor behavior (sigh). There is no school on Friday, so we will need to find something to do.

My DC trip is coming fast and I am very excited!! I need to get a hair cut and hopefully I will survive with the gallbladder through then.

I am busy updating the cub scouts web site. It was woefully neglected.

Statistics is going well, and Women's Studies has reached that interesting point where the temporary teacher has left and Dr. Rosales has come back from maternity leave.

I think that is about it. We have the usual rounds of Dr's appts, crises, and life upheavals, but nothing truly out of the ordinary.