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June 27, 2005

Late, but still here

Monday is almost over.

Hell, yeah

My co-worker is on vacation (double the already overwhelming work), an agency records officer is calling me to try and dig dirt on her cadets (another agency officer warns me just before hand) and then I get a frantic call from my dad (and my dad is NEVER frantic).

He took my mom to the hospital as she was experiencing severe abdominal pain.

It's evening and the tests seem all negative -- no blood in her abdomen, no blockage, no appendicitis (Good lord, deja vu as I had Siobhan in the ER early this year with abdominal pain). Doc's believe mom is suffering from adhesions (scar tissue) from her 25+ year old hysterectomy impinging on her small intestine. So they're just going to keep her in the hospital for a couple of days.

Had to admit, when I was saying my goodnights and I love yous, mom was quite mellow. About that time I could have used a shot of her drugs, too.

So let me cheat a little tonight and just offer up some linky goodness:

I haven't had time to read the latest SCOTUS decisions they handed down today on the Ten Commandments, but EM of The American Princess has been following the cases for sometime. She offers excellent commentary.

I had to smile at Christina of Feisty Repartee's tale of intrigue and power struggles with her 4 y/o daughter. I love my girls to pieces but I'm so glad the youngest is 17 and will be away at college come late August!

In the midst of a discussion about retirement that turned into discussing Social Security Rightwingsparkle was startled to find out I don't pay any. None. Nada. I'm a government employee and am covered under a qualifying pension plan that belongs to me. Completely. In MY name. Did you know that there is about SEVEN MILLION similarly situated people across the nation? And how come the rest of you are kept out of the club, with Soc Sec never really belonging to you at all?

Do you like film noir? Tales where the men are hard-boiled and the dames are dangerous? Well, check out 100 words or Les Nessman today (I had so much fun I submitted 2 entries in the comments).

Jeff Harrell has been on an incredible writing jag as of late. I look on in awe and envy. And today he does a masterful job of dissecting the lastest chic feel-good campaign. This man puts moves on bloviation like an Iron Chef does on sashimi.

Mieke (a liberal, but I like her anyway... heh) at kidsquared (she has two adorable boys) has been startled by some of the stuff she's seeing at her boy's preschool and asks those of us who are moms of daughters about raising girls.

Last, but certainly not least, remember tomorrow is Cotillion Tuesday.

Ok, I lied. THIS tidbit is last ... the ladies of the Cotillion have something very special planned for the 4th of July. Stay tuned.

Night all. Don't forget to say "I love you" to the ones you love.

Posted by Darleen at June 27, 2005 08:29 PM


First off, I certainly hope your mother is feeling better very, very soon!

Regarding Social Security, if you have not paid in, you are probably not insured for Disability Insurance Benefits and should anything happen to you, that will not be available to you. If you have any questions, pop me an email.

Lastly, THANK YOU very much for nod and link.

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 28, 2005 05:32 AM