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  1. kattbailey commented on Dogs of C-Kennel 1 day ago

    I refuse to watch or read anything where there will be constant death. I majored in history, I know power struggles were more than heck on earth especially to the poor peasants who were overrun by encroaching, retreating, and new encroaching armies, rinse and repeat. And they were pretty much everyone. And especially things where the deaths will be of children. So if I had to read one it would be that Games over the trilogy one…

  2. kattbailey commented on Nest Heads 1 day ago

    We went to a picnic to say goodbye to some friends, and people showed up in windbreakers and didn’t take them off, so it wasn’t the 4.7" of rain we got today that led to them. Thanks to the 9" last month the basement has an inch of wwater

  3. kattbailey commented on Basic Instructions 1 day ago

    tomato?

  4. kattbailey commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria 2 days ago

    Mainly because it was PR spin, though admittedly not by him or his people but someone who thought they’d turn the national hero into a moral-teaching character and made the whole story up.

  5. kattbailey commented on Lay Lines 2 days ago

    I saw it as the people who were intended to get the fortune before she decided that she would let fate lend a hand, and when she accepted fortune as her own, that the shipments started getting mishandled

  6. kattbailey commented on Pickles 2 days ago

    My father and I have Celiac Disease but some nights one of us needs to prepare something for my mother to eat when we’re not eating at home. It smells good, and she says she likes itWe don’t get that with new foods much these days

  7. kattbailey commented on For Better or For Worse 5 days ago

    Richard, I am so sorry for your loss.

    When I was born, I was jaundiced. So Mom had to come home before I could. They were devastated until they were in an elevator coming up to the NICU (or whatever it was called 36 years ago) and one of the other daddies in there showed them their baby picture. The kind that is often clickbait, one like= 10 prayers, one share= 100, as if God counts FB activity, and is often babies unrelated to the poster used without permission. I needed a few days under the lights. Mom was coming in to feed me.

    I have what we now know is a genetic disorder- Grandpa had a diagnosis of MS, Mom was just starting to have more problems and I was 22 when we found out it was genetic. I was one of 2 people with observable disabilities in a “Disabilities Lit” college course, and the other was shy- she spoke to me about things from the class but rarely spoke up in it. We mentioned how the mom gets blamed (I also have 2 genetically influenced conditions from Dad’s side that are not, like my canes or wheelchair, visible). I brought up that one reason is… it’s the mom who has the option to abort when it’s something they test for. The room was silent for about 30 seconds- Catholic college, and that was said by someone with a cane(then using one) in a room with a girl in a wheelchair, and I pointed out that people do wonder why the child they knew had Downs Syndrome or something wrong in development that they can see in ultrasound (say a missing arm) was even born)

    My father is in the position of having to worry about a daughter who has something that in her mom and grandpa required the care of a spouse and children, and who is considered “high functioning” but whose Autistic symptoms have kept from having any relationships that would even qualify as “friendships” in real life (I have people I chat with online all day, who, if they were close enough, would drop anything and be here when something happened, but other than being invited for a beer after a church event with a group haven’t had a non-scheduled interaction with people in real life- I only see them at the church group meetings and book club. So yes, he worries. I now know I can tell the people there that I seem “uninterested” or “distant” or whatever not because I am, that I really am trying to chat with them, but that my brain can’t process social conversation quickly and if I’m forcing myself to do some of the “normal” things, like eye contact, that eats into my ability to respond. Several are teachers and have autistic students. The first person I told outside my family was the one who saw that I was overwhelmed, got me out of a noisy place, and had the knowledge that standing behind me with one hand on my shoulder, so she was out of sight but I knew she was there and cared- she knew. The second was the minister who had seen us leaving and knew something had happened.

    “Autism Speaks” has parents talking about how terrible Autism is for them, in front of the child, who understands more than people think. No Autistics in their leadership. They are to me wat March of Dimes has been to people who lost the genetic lottery and did nothing wrong. If you’re wondering what cause for Autism I do support, “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” (I think that’s the title) has lists, and explains our point well.

  8. kattbailey commented on Dogs of C-Kennel 6 days ago

    Dogs eat grass when they are feeling sick (if my aunt’s dog eats it he will be sick after… ipecac basically… mine just grazes, leading to Sheepdog jokes. Also, Chex used to have small amounts of wheat in it’s other formulas- when they changed the formula I was able to eat a mainstream cereal for the first time in a decade

    I have CD and anything that would get it out of your system so your body will stop it’s reaction to gluten would sound good. Yes, tested for it and yes, I have discovered some company changed a formula when the family member who was looking at labels told me through the bathroom door…

  9. kattbailey commented on Raising Duncan 7 days ago

    Dad and I can each get multiple songs running through our heads at once, as if we have 2 players running with the song on repeat. Then Dad will tell me the song going through his head- and a third player switches on in my head. Doesn’t turn his off though.

  10. kattbailey commented on Ben 7 days ago

    not when 4 grandchildren are in the picture. Well, I admit “telling funny stories from the family history that when reviewed later have life lessons” one is up there, but that can be done while playing Sorry and the game a) keeps the child there and b) gives them something to be looking at other than you while they are talking, which helps. Also, not dark…