Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday Fragments, Episode #134
I'm not going to talk any more about union stuff or the state of education in Wisconsin. I'm exhausted, you're exhausted. Let's just unload, shall we? Welcome to Friday Fragments--Pull up a chair!
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***As much as I loved the social scene of Facebook prior to this week, I'm done with it. It has taken on all the charm of an ugly town hall meeting, and I just can't take it anymore.
***My sister, Mary (who happens to be 10 years older than me) read my post, Torture by Brother: One Sister's Perspective [linked up on Saturday Sampling] and wrote this comment for me.
This made me sad that I left you girls all alone to defend yourselves. ( you were 8 when i moved out.)It was simply heartbreaking for me to read....not at all funny. But then, I remember physically attacking our brothers sometimes when i was in charge, so maybe they learned it from me!! It is amazing to me that you broke the cycle of abuse and forged such trusting and loving relationships with your kids. You are an awesome parent and sister. Love, Mary
Isn't she wonderful? I'm so lucky to have four sisters just like her :)
***Yes, I heard about the blogger who was suspended from her teaching job over disparaging comments she made in posts. Freedom of speech is just something you have to keep in check when you're a professional.
***Speaking of curbing self-expression, I recorded my mom reading a shocking (Rated PG-13, not blog-appropriate) story and sent it to everyone I thought would appreciate it. If I missed you and you would like to see it, send an email (mrs4444 a t new.rr.com) and I'll happily share the link. You'll love it--Trust me.
***Try as I might, I can't seem to keep tension out of my shoulders this week. Every few minutes, I take stock of it and realize my neck is two inches shorter again. I'm feeling physical symptoms of stress, and I'm ashamed to be succumbing to it; it goes against my nature. What has always come naturally to me (looking on the sunny side) is now something I have to consciously will to the surface. Many of you know exactly what I'm talking about, as you have suffered great stress due to medical issues, job loss, etc. Whatever my complaints, I know that my worries pale in comparison to many of yours, so please don't interpret this as insensitivity on my part. Thank you for validating how I feel without saying, "Welcome to the real world." I love you for that.
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