X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

Brilliant! Thank you!!

Bert Fulks

Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery.  Yes.  Young people.  I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for at least six months as they learn to overcome their addictions.  I’m always humbled and honored to get this time with these beautiful young souls that have been so incredibly assaulted by a world they have yet to understand.  This also comes with the bittersweet knowledge that these kids still have a fighting chance while several of my friends have already had to bury their own children.

Recently I asked these kids a simple question:  “How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?”

They all raised their hands.

Every single…

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A worthy petition

Hello,

I just signed the petition, “Tell Disney to stand against President Trump’s anti-family policies.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Here’s the link:

https://www.change.org/p/tell-disney-to-stand-against-president-trump-s-anti-family-policies?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=petition_signer_receipt&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=38182702

Thanks,
Anne-Marie

 

 

And so I finally sat in bed all day

Yesterday (NYE), I finally woke up sick and, after not napping for 8 days in a row, I decided to stay in bed all day.  Unfortunately, not napping for my entire week off caused me to miss a new year’s eve fire pit at the corrals…ugh and bummer.  (In case you missed it, I consider napping on a day off the paramount luxury)

Yes, it was wonderful-sitting in bed all day long.  I almost finished the brilliant Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart, I made dinner but, after resting all day and colouring in my holiday pressie, I was more than ready to pan fry some Italian sausage and garlic roast some (kinda) local and organic Manitoba potatoes.

I woke up feeling much better this morning though I did sleep thru the fireworks display of #nye2016. Oops…

And then, I found this little gem about nye and everything made sense.

Happiest of new years to all of you!! #nye2016

Just a regular December night at House of Crazy…

 
Me: (watching and being severely traumatized by The OA on #Netflix hears the man of the house open the dishwasher door-ALERT! ALERT! Nothing good can come of that noise!)
 
Him: (snobby chuckle while looking inside the dishwasher)
 
Me: (now traumatized and fuming) Yes…?
 
Him: (continuing to snobbishly chuckle…)
 
Me: Oh, so you think there’s a problem? (please note The OA is still playing and has not been paused #multitaskingfemale)
 
Him: (dead calm)
 
Me: (two can play this game)…….
 
Him: (silence)
 
Me: (absolutely bursting) It’s fine! It’s fine the way it is. Do not touch anything inside that dishwasher!
 
Him: (snooty laughter starts up again while he rearranges my dishes in the bottom of my dishwasher)
Me: (now must focus so have paused the apple tv) Happy? They don’t come clean when you rearrange my work!  It’s like the dishwasher rebels after you give it the once over.  Do not touch…please…(regaining some sense of decorum and manners)…
Him: (deftly changing the subject) So, are you caught up to me in The OA yet, Miss-fall-asleep-every time-we-turn-on-Netflix?
Me: (launches couch pillow at him)

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