PAINFUL HOT MUSCLES

Index_photo_1I am so unfathomably sore. I am still waiting for the day when I start being strong, and stop JUST
being unable to move. Some day I hope to
be able to say, “Yeah, you like this body? Thank Pilates.” In the meantime,
I’m just going to crawl over to the shower and try to keep standing long enough
for some relief.

(Oh, and by the way, no, that’s not me in that photo. But with a little perseverance, it will be.)

BUMPING DUE TO IMPORTANCE

TeddybearFor those of you who read my blog, but are not part of the
blogging community itself. I would like
to make an appeal. For several months, I
have been following the story of brave Annika
and her equally courageous mother, Moreena.

Well, Annika has been in and out of the PICU at Chicago’s
Children’s hospital for quite some time now. And just when we thought that things had about reached the bottom, their
insurance company informed them that they’d reached their annual max…for
2006.

So folks all over the blogosphere are setting up
fundraisers. And no, this isn’t a
scam. In fact one of the immediately
mobilized help-sites states:

DO
NOT cut and paste this text and email it to all of your friends. We do not want
to become spam; we do not want to have the email message show up in our inbox
five years from now when Annika is happy and healthy and living at home and
causing her mother no end of trouble. Practice responsible internet
fundraising
! Link to the pages so that interested people can always get the
most recent information.

I cannot imagine the sheer horror that I, and many of you,
would feel if this were to happen to Kajsa. So while I am not the most financially stable person in the world, I do
have a big mouth. I figured that I could
use it to share with others who may have more resources…or even ideas.

This
page links to most of Annika’s help pages.

Thank you for caring.

 

 

TAKING A NOSTALGIA BREATHER

StepsI’ve really been looking forward to writing my Monday Memory
for the past week. Unfortunately, when
Sunday rolled around, I was simply not in the mood for the soul searching I
generally experience when completing a MM. Please accept my humblest of apologies. I fully intend to participate next week.

YOU TALK, I LISTEN

Alice

According
to Wickepedia:

A Johari window is a metaphorical tool
intended to help people better understand their interpersonal communication
and relationships.
It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic
exercise.

Well wouldn’t you know, I found an interactive online Johari window. So I’ve begun one for myself. And I would just love it if you would be
willing to give me a little feedback. Yes,
I truly am a sucker for these self-indulgent forms of pop therapy.

Oh, and by the way, anyone can create one. If you decide to do so, I’ll gladly share my thoughts about you, too.

Here’s MINE.