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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, September 5, 2006


Time for that rare update on my life.

Things are not going so well right now in some ways, and great in others.

It is that time of month again, and so everything looks dreary and bleak. I swear, each month, it gets worse. That was probably TMI, but this post should be read with that firmly in mind. When I went in for my well woman checkup in early August, my Dr was concerned with some pain in my abdomen. He sent me for an ultrasound and I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This has been suspected for years, but is now confirmed. I am waiting for an appt with the gyn in Oct. Hopefully, he knows something about it. I hate going to male Gyns, but my favorite Gyn doesn't take my insurance.

Then, I have been having problems with my wrists. The Dr thought it was a sprain, but the Xray showed arthritic changes in the wrist, and the pain is not going away. This has been very detrimental to my handwriting, cross stitch and fine motor skills in general. I refuse to give up stitching, and have been sitting there gritting my teeth while doing it.

Konal was off to a great start in 6th grade, but now things are going South. Aidan is joining him in this decline with a general refusal to do homework. I just finished getting lectured by Konal's gastrointestinal Dr regarding his lack of progress in his treatment plan. Konal was uncooperative with her in the office and has been generally rocky for the past couple of weeks. He is showing all the signs of sliding into his bad time of year, and I am not ready for it. Aidan's issues with school this year are not helping.

School for me is going well, but it is overwhelming. This is the first time I have taken a full time load in years. I have so much reading to do. Classes are fun, but no one will hire me for work study because of my availability- I can't work afternoons. I feel rejected....

Chris is going real well. I am happy. Enough said. :)