Yesterday I began my day by drinking a Yoplait strawberry smoothie that left me feeling yucky later. I took Rhett to the orthodontist. He got glow-in-the-dark bands this time but we forgot to see if they would glow last night! They will remove them next visit. YEAH! They had to take another mold of his mouth for his upcoming retainer. He cried and gagged, but still got a new game for his game boy afterwards. I discussed how he has been placing his tongue when he talks. The lady that works on his braces told him he needed to stop or he would end up wearing another appliance later which makes it sound like he will wear a toaster! When the orthodontist watched him talking, he had him swallow also to see where he places his tongue. He thought he might have a lazy tongue. (Not in my opinion with the way he talks non-stop and all the noises he makes!) There is nothing that can be done for a lazy tongue. It wasn't until later when we were driving around that I realized the orthodontist got the side he places his tongue confused. He thought because all of his teeth on the left side have not shifted and there are spaces, that he puts his tongue there to overcompensate. But he was placing it on the right side!
The only other thing I know to do is video tape him talking and let him see what he is doing wrong or let him stand in front of the mirror once he stops hamming it up.
I got a new book. I seem to be into trilogies lately... I got the sequel to You Slay Me by Katie MacAllister which is You Fire Me UP. There be dragons.
Today felt like one of The Three Bears... I noticed someone had been at my desk... I have this rather LARGE doodling I add to daily while I am on the phone. This is a habit I inherited from my mom. One counselor says I draw demons but I don't. They could be ghosts. Someone else asked, "What would a shrink say about my drawings?" Who cares? I noticed another eye had been added to it. I thought I knew who did that... Country Bubba who drew the 1st eye, who also said I drew demons.
We had an escapee at the prison yesterday. I asked if anyone was at my desk after I left to take Rhett to the orthodontist. Some people came in from the Dept of Corrections, GBI and IA, where at my desk. Then I was told it was the culprit I suspected in the first place of altering my artwork was also seated there. It made me mad he drew on my picture. I had to go back & make some alterations of my own to cover up his additions. He'd put an "m" right in the middle of some of my drawn lines which to me would have ruined it; made it stick out like a sour thumb since there are no letters in my drawing. You would not take the Mona Lisa and just stick on M on it! The extra eye I didn't mind so much. BUT IT WAS MY PIECE OF ART! This was not a group project. I did not ask for help or volunteers. Art is an individial thing in my book. Obviously he has not read my rules on the subject.
I had decided days ago to entitle my drawing "Don't Let the Darkness Get You".
Quotes of the day:
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light!
Sometimes it takes darkness and sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
-from Sweet Darkness by David Whyte
It is the simple things that make one happiest. -Bob Slaughter-
Even when you are running out of ink, you can still draw something.
~Becky Bristow Voyles~
When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
Art is an individual thing. ~Becky Bristow Voyles~
Be the reason someone smiles today.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.-