Jessie’s school orientation was last night. It went ok, her teacher seemed very nice. She comes across as very organized and VERY strict — two things Jessie desperately needs in her life (and from more than one woman!). I know Jess is going to have a hard time at first, but I think her new teacher will work with her and she’ll adjust. I’ve heard very good things about this woman and I told Jessie that she’s capable of pretty much anything; but she has to want her goals bad enough to work hard for them, and reminded her that nothing worthwhile is easy.
I had a horrible headache yesterday. I made the mistake of packing a light lunch (what diet? *whistles innocently*) and we didn’t get home until late last night so dinner was an afterthought. By the time I got in my head was pounding and the Axert I had taken after lunch had done absolutely nothing. I (unwisely) decided to double up my next dose and grabbed a quick bite to eat (the only smart thing I’d done) and headed to bed. I feel a lot better today, but my temples are a little sore.
I got an email from a friend whose father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. They’ve started him on mesothelioma treatments. I feel for her … it hits a little close to home because her father got it through working with asbestos products, just as my dad got his asbestosis.
Big suckage there … yeah …
Moving on … I recently revealed one of my “bonehead moments” to a friend of mine here at work and he sent me this article: Texting while driving is dangerous but US drivers do it anyway. I admit it — GUILTY! I’ll text Jim something and if he knows I’m driving, he’ll respond with something along the lines of “Don’t answer!” or “No response needed!”, LOL!
Though I think I’m pretty safe about it for the most part. I do text — but mostly while stopped at red lights and stop signs. :mrgreen:
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to highlight something that I don’t think gets highlighted enough, the Alabama Army National Guard:
About 200 members of the Alabama Army National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment, are training in the sprawling south Mississippi compound of Camp Shelby.
They’ve been there since mid-June, and spent their first week in a forward operating base similar to what they’re likely to find come September, when they are expected to deploy to Iraq. Below are two videos with an officer talking about what they are learning and an NCO talking about a recent field exercise that tested young leaders.
I used to say it a lot, I need to say it a lot more … God bless our troops!