Friday, October 13, 2017

I'm on the 5 year track

I'm putting this info here, because it is the only place that I've found that I haven't lost things! (knock on wood.)

I just got the call that my colonoscopy results came back. No celiac problems, thank heavens! BUT I am on the 5 year track because the polyp that was removed is the type to become cancerous is left in the colon. Dangit!

Well, at least I have a 5 year reprieve!

♥ Melody

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A memory from facebook: Michael

A memory from facebook:
I said that I was going to go take a shower. Next thing I know, Michael is in the bathroom saying that he had to use it - he didn't, he just likes to tease. 
So I was laughing at him and said, "Are you being naughty?"
"Um, I'm being a pill," he retorted.
What would I do without this kid?! 

I love seeing these memories pop up.
♥ Melody

Friday, September 29, 2017

Not enlightened yet.

On facebook, a friend posted this t-shirt/picture:

Above the picture, she wrote, "I think this is a terrible idea. They are already afraid, that's what's at the root of the problem."

She is right, and I see it logically, but emotionally, I'm simply not there. I responded in the comments:

"You're so logical. I was about to click 'like' until I read your comment.
I have learned something about myself in the past week:
I always thought I wanted to peacefully march with Martin Luther King Jr. This week made me realize that I sympathize with Malcolm X. Being peaceful is WORK. And lots and lots of patience.
Kudos to you that after 2 weeks you can still see logically that they are scared; after 2 weeks I'm ready to "punch a Nazi."
Nirvana is still out of my grasp."

Peaceful conversation is HARD. Brene Brown has a chapter about it in her new book Braving the Wilderness. It is entitled, "Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil."

I have a long way to go.

♥ Melody