Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Father's Day

So, as many of you know, my husband, D, is a psychiatrist.  For various reasons, he spends a day a week in service to a Case Management Agency, working with the mentally ill who are homeless or just plain poor.

He told a neat Father's Day story to me this morning.

A young schizophrenic man came to him several months ago, complaining of voices.  After talking with him, D gave him a shot that lasts a month, that is a really good medication for schizophrenics.  

The other day, the young man came in for a followup.  Doc!  The shot worked! I hadn't told you but I had two voices in my head talking against each other, and the only way I could make it work was to make a deal with them.  If I walked constantly from sunrise to sunset, they would be quiet.  And they were.  

After I took the shot, one voice stopped altogether.  The other one was still there, but after about a week, it stopped too.  I went home and had an amazing sleep.

The next morning I called up my girlfriend.  And now I'm going to be a father.

D's response:  Well!   Happy Father's Day!

(The case managers were all like:  oh no a new little baby schizophrenic!)

The young man was so happy that D congratulated him and was happy for him.

I have some amazing fathers in my life right now:  A and Sc and of course my beloved D.  So Happy Father's day to each of you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dah boyz

Yesterday I boy-sat...for Dan and Ben.

We went to

for lunch.

and games:

Then we came home and

Danny showed me his new horn.  Wow!

And Ben got out his horn too:

Then, while Danny played me his Gavotte (very well, I might add), Ben practiced his color guard routine.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My morning...

This was my morning...

Amish brown sugar pie, and working on making my own roman shades for the dining room.

The shades have been in progress for a loooooooooooooooooong time; it's what I think about at 3 a.m. when I wake up and can't sleep.  

But today, I

got the rings sewn on and

stapled the batten in place 


got them hung.  Now all I have to do is adjust the bottoms so they look pretty.  

By the way, the color of a chicken's ears will tell you the color of their eggs.  Amen.