Monthly Archives: October 2009

THIS IS NOT A TEST — PLEASE STAND BY

beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF TAKE A WALK ON THE HAPPY SIDE. THIS IS NOT A TEST. IF THIS WERE A REAL EMERGENCY, I WOULDN’T BE POSTING AT ALL. WE ARE EXPERIENCING SURGICAL [RECOVERY] DIFFICULTIES. OUR … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — 31 for 21 — A Day Behind; Delays Ahead!

Here’s my post for yesterday. It was delayed! No particular reason except I didn’t do it… yesterday. But, here it is today. I purposely didn’t post for Down Syndrome Awareness yesterday to make THIS point. Delays are just delays. They … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — 31 for 21 — Our Penoscrotoplasty Recovery Story…

End Note: As you’re making your decisions. To investigate. To pursue. To intervene surgically or not. I just want to provide you with another pertinant piece of information, you should be aware that penile sexual function is not affected by … Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY – On Friday – Short On Time But Not On Thanks!

OK, I’m a day late and a dollar short again! But, I’m never short on things to be thankful for… [1] I’m thankful that all of my children are on the mend. Surgical wounds are healing, stomach viruses gone, I’m … Continue reading

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Creative Self-Portraits

These are Brian’s self-portraits. Lounging and one leg comfortably crossed over the other. Very Brian! He laid on the couch and snapped over 100 digital pics from exactly this position. These are Michael’s self portraits. He took 150+ digital pics … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — 31 for 21 — We’re All Members Of The Same Team

I read yesterday’s post to my Old Soul before publishing. Here’s the conversation that ensued: Old Soul: You don’t see a lot of children with handicaps around much anymore. Me: You do realize that many people consider your brothers to … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — 31 for 21 — "God Doesn’t Make Mistakes"

A new-found friend and Co Mom-of-a child-with-DS Blogger, Tracey at http://thevelander4.blogspot.com/, shared this on her blog. And, though I generally prefer to create content on my own versus just circulating other folks’ content, I thought this was worth repeating. So, … Continue reading

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