A New Pez for Sis
|A new pez made just for you, Aral!|
Monday, May 9. No time yet, must wait for the hospital to call on Friday to let me know. Have a graphic pamphlet to look thru, and another week of non-fat eating.
In the meantime,
test your reaction
Just what does the gall bladder do? Why do some people get to keep theirs when they have gall stones and others don't? This info is from http://www.chiff.com/health/disease/gallbladder.htm:
The gallbladder helps to process fats. It stores "gall bile," which is a substance that your body produces to break down fat during the digestive process. The gallbladder releases this substance in regulated amounts so the fat doesn't cause problems in your system. If the gallbladder gets diseased or if you develop an acute problem with gall stones, it can be removed. Many people have gallstones and don't even know it. Little stones made of bile salts or cholesterol form in the gallbladder. Until they begin to block ducts or irritate the gallbladder they cause no problems.
Since my stone is in the neck of the gall bladder (ask the SO, he was watching the sonogram screen), so that means the whole thing needs to go. There are really gross pictures at http://curezone.com/gallstones/default.asp, but don't look, Lucinda!!
Well, it'll be coming out, probably next week.
I recently took "Train the Trainer" to become a Girl Scout trainer of other leaders. We were told that we need to include a Pluralism exercise in each of our trainings, and that leaders in turn should include similiar activities in their troops.
Some Non-Christians were offended by being offered a religious symbol. Some Christians were offended because it seemed to trivialize a religious symbol. Others pointed out that not all definitions of "angel" in the dictionary were religious. Others accused others of being too PC. Others said that they were being insensitive. Some said that they hadn't thought of these viewpoints before. And into the mix were fragrance-sensitive people who were give scented candles and soaps, diabetics who were given candy and cookies, etc. Some were clearly educated by the conversation; unfortunately others clearly didn't get it and went away angry.
Just last night at the end of the year Leader Dinner we had a little bit of this mess crop up. A co-leader of third grade Brownies was lamenting that a Muslim girl wasn't allowed to be in the troop because the troop meets in Trinity Lutheran. The girl was in for one year as a Daisy in Kindergarten, but the father stopped it after that because of the religious nature of the building (and the Promise didn't help, either). This leader said that she showed photos of the girl having a great time at troop meetings to the parents. She said "and there weren't any religious symbols in the photos at all!" To which I asked "which room do you meet in, 'cause the one we meet in has religious things all over it." "Oh, but you couldn't see any of that in the photos."
Hello? Anyone there? geeeez.
I then said that the church had religious material and symbols all over the place, in the rooms and the hallways. She said that she supposed so, but she didn't notice.
Then the Service Unit Director said "it's ONLY a meeting place!" I took a breath and said "but to them it IS important where it is. You have to understand where Muslims are coming from, religiously and culturally. Remember that they view Christianity as an invading organization, going all the way back to the Crusades and continuing today with Christian volunteers in Africa and Asia taking bibles and prosletizing to those they went to help."
Both of them had looks on their faces that told me that I wasn't getting anywhere, so I quit. Our Hemlock Field Director had been nodding as I spoke, but she didn't speak up (she's newly assigned to us, and is still learning what CH is all about).
So, I'm pretty frustrated this morning. These women are supposed to be my friends, they know that I am not Christian, but apparently it isn't convienent for them to actually follow GSUSA's directive to be pluralistic.
If it wouldn't hurt the SO, I would be sorely tempted to join the PA Nonbelievers.
|Today the Kiddies are complaining about how hot it is ... the ol' Weather Channel box sez it's 74 degrees at the moment. It does indeed feel warmer than that. Today's weather report on tv said that Chicago would get to the low 80's.|
Well, I won't be around to enjoy this beautiful weather ... gonna be at Hemlock GSC for "Train the Trainer" -- I've been asked to become a trainer of Girl Scout leaders. So I'll be there from 6 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Saturday.
"Campaign against teen drinking stirs debate"
|Got a totally unexpected call from Fred Cline, who was in my class @ CalArts. He's helping the Alumni association contact us alum to invite us to the reunion in June. (I did get an invitation, but, hey, it's in California, so there's the airfare, hotel, and cost of the reunion itself -- too much.) Besides, no way could I lose enough weight by then.|
I still am checking the Peregrine Falcon webcam a couple of times a day. Today there was a dead pigeon left on the ledge for the female - wasn't that nice? Hmmm -- yumm.
Last night I attended the E Association meeting (Hemlock GSC is divided into Associations, which in turn are divided into Service Units). Much to my surprise, I was awarded our Association's Silver Eagle.
|So someone filled out the adult recognition form - don't know who - saying that I was a big help, etc. What a nice surprise!|
Apparently my other GS friends were afraid that I wasn't going to go - I did have a KMOM meeting to go to last night, too, but I opted to go to the Association meeting instead
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus could have been Black:
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus could have been Italian:
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus could have been a Californian:
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus could have been Irish:
But the most compelling evidence of all - 3 proofs that Jesus could have been a woman:
And on to a almost-random change in topic ... While looking for a fun Jesus image to post here, I googled "Jesus" and came across this page.
My, my, some people have WAY TOO MUCH TIME on their hands!!