Do I need to be more clear with my mother about why I don’t want to drive a 3 year old and a newborn for half an hour to her house for cake and then half an hour back again, right at bedtime? Like how explicit do I need to be about how much that would suck for all 4 of us? Because it would definitely suck and I’m pretty confident that my 28 year old brother can live with the disappointment off not getting to interrupt his nephews’ sleep patterns.
For the last two or three years, my grandparents have given me potted plants and potted flowers instead of bouquets for my birthday. I love them all the more for it; so far, we have gotten really lucky with our plants, the cyclamen I bought three(!) years ago is still alive. :) I hope we will get lucky with this one, too.
•It was not your fault, it’s never your fault.
•No one deserves abuse, nothing justifies it.
•When people/abusers say you could’ve acted differently so they wouldn’t “have to do that”– that is wrong. You didn’t push them to do that.
•They’re projecting their issues and anger onto you.
•It’s okay to feel weak, and defeated. You don’t always have to be strong.
•People may stigmatize your situation– refuse to believe you, downplay it, call you overly sensitive. They don’t know the reality, you do.
•If it hurts you, it hurts you. It’s valid. People should respect that, and good people do.
•Trust your gut. If things feel fishy and someone seems to be toxic, you’re probably right.
•You’re worth so much more than you know.
Age progression is the process of modifying a photograph to give the effect of ageing in appearance. It’s often used to aid the search of missing children. The artist scans the image of the child, and develops it using age-appropriate pictures of bloodline siblings and parents. Another way of adding family traits is using a drawing software.
These images compare the age progression of missing children with actual photographs of them after they’ve been found.
Okay, my dad is going to be discharged from the hospital and into assisted living in the next 1-2 days. He could remain in the assisted living facility for up to 20 days. Within the next 4-6 weeks I know he plans on moving out of his trailer because he can’t live alone anymore.
My father has 2 cats. A 7 year old girl named Bijou, and a 5-6 year old boy named Flynn. Both cats are fixed and have had their shots. Within the next 4-6 weeks I need to find new homes for these cats. My dad might be able to take one of them when he moves, but definitely not both.
If anyone in Ohio or Michigan can take an adult cat, I can deliver the cat to you with some food and litter. I can’t take the cats because my girlfriend’s mother has a very severe allergy to them.
If you are anywhere between Detroit and Cincinnati and can take either or both of them, please let me know and we can make arrangements. I won’t be able to make the trip to get them for a few weeks, so there’s not a rush, but there definitely is a time limit.