by Mrs. Crabcakes - Ketchikan, Alaska
Thursday - April 08, 2004
is not intended to be taken to heart as serious advice.
I wanted to let you and all your readers know April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. We are hoping, that for this month at least, everyone will pay attention to the serious problem in our country of neglected and abused children. Many factors contribute to this situation, including young motherhood, lack of education or family support, alcohol and drug abuse by parents.
AN AVID READER
Thank you for the info.
This raises a question in my
mind however. I know that Congress declared this month to be
the "National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month".
So what are the other 11 months? Open Season?
I think I'm going to declare this "National Get Off Your Butt And Make A Long-Term Commitment To Something Important" Month. Hmmm....
I have a problem I hope you can help me with. I think I am going through menopause. I have hot flashes, cry easily, and my husband of 36 years can provide no comfort. In fact, I wish he weren't around as much right now. Lately I feel like crushing his Viagra. My doctor doesn't seem concerned; he said it is common, and this is the natural process. My sister said Oprah had a show about it some months back, but I missed it so that doesn't help either. Please tell me how to cope to give me some peace about it. Thank you.
LOSING IMPORTANT SLEEP TOO
I feel for you, baby. I know, it is hard. I remember when I was young; a friend of mine's mother had a personal visit from the Secret Service. Turns out, in a 'Meno-moment', she had threatened the President's life. I won't say which President, but suffice it to say she would have had to make some serious crank calls, because there was no Internet back then. We were kids and thought it was funny. Now I know better. OK, it's still funny, but now I feel for her too.
Unless you are in top physical shape and eat a very healthy diet, consisting mainly of brain food like omega fatty 3 acids and veggies, you may experience varying levels of any or all of the following:
There are many more subtle
symptoms, and while most are not horrible or life altering, they
can be distressing. Your doctor blows it off because he's a
guy and it doesn't affect him. When it did, he bought that hot
little car. Your husband tries to be patient, but in order to
really help, he needs to go back in time and deal with the children
when they were babies, and let you sleep. I know it doesn't
make sense, but neither does your resentment of him and life
in general right now. The hardest thing: eat correctly and exercise
often and profoundly. The easiest thing: eat massive chocolate
and hide until you feel better. This too, shall pass.
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