Happy Tuesday all! My mind is pretty much all over the place today. Jumping from subject to subject. I just read an article here that stated that people with chronic illness and disability are just as happy as people without. People with and without disabilities charted their moods throughout the day and it appears they are equal. It shows people can adapt. People are resilient. I think this is true. Maybe when you are first ill you might have a plunge in mood, but you certainly do adapt. What else has been on my mind? I saw on the news this morning that they made a school bus that is using used cooking oil for fuel. How cool is that?! I also saw that Mary Kay Latorneau is marrying her beau. I find that interesting. I always thought of the young man as a victim. He is only 21 now. I hope he is not still a victim and now knows what he is doing. If it were my son, I would be so upset. Speaking of my son, I miss him so, so much!!
Here is a picture of Matt taken about a year and a half ago. He was 15 in it. He is 16 now. Almost 17. Wow, my kids are growing up so quickly. Matt always keeps so, so busy with activities with his High School for The Performing Arts. He also maintains a 4.4 average, I believe he said it was. He was in an I.B. (International Baccaleureate) program before the arts school and was able to get in some advanced classes to get his average above a 4.0. He is the one person in this world that I believe has a personality most like mine. He makes me laugh harder than anyone. I can also have a passionate discussion with him. We have similar humor and a similar mind. There is no doubt he is my son. I only see him in the summer-time. I think he looks a lot like my brother and a lot like my dad. He also looks like his father as well as me. It is weird how that works. Boy do I ever miss him!! He wants to be a music teacher, perhaps. Matt, you make your Mama proud!!
I wanted to share with those of you who are women and who have daughters, these are websites that you can search by state and by town for sexual predators in your area. They even show photos and tell you their crimes!! This one is for Pennsylvania: website. For those of you in the U.S. who do not live in Pennsylvania, click here. I was astounded by the number of sexual predators in my area. It is always good to know!
Finally, I wanted to ask those of you who pray to say a prayer for two fellow journaler's who are having gall bladder surgery this week. Penny (From Here To There) and LuAnne (LuAnne's Life Living With Lupus) are both in the hospital this week and are having surgery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers! Have a good day everyone!!