Actually, I had a very exciting day today. First, I woke up to see my guy's smiling face. That's a beautifully handsome way to start the day.
Next, I made some appt that I needed to reschedule for next week.
Then I called a dear friend who caught me up on the latest, and gave me
some pertainent info I really needed (was that redundant?). Then
I called and left a message for another dear friend who may be under
the weather, figuratively and literally. Then I met with a new
acquaintance, the new neighbor of my guy's (she is also an adjunct
faculty at Ole Miss) and we went for breakfast. I did a few email
things with NAMI. Then the forementioned new acquaintance and I
attended a presentation, opened with a film and followed with
discussion. The subject was unsettling but needs to be addressed,
no doubt. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is also viewed as
clitorectomy (but that's just ONE type of FGM) &/or Female
Circumsion. Now, before anyone asks, NO the film did not document
the proceedure in graphic detail. But enough details were shown
to leave no doubt as to what was occuring. Moreso, the film
focused on what sorts of cultural reproduction, psychological
disruption, and moving toward acceptance of another culture's ways (ie
refusing to circumcise your daughter). It was good to see such
discussion, cross-culturally, both sexes, various ages, and so many
Then, I came back to The San Fran Bread Co. again. LIVE coverage
from CNN is ongoing, of course. And I jumped online repeatedly to
catch messages and reply regarding the whole upcoming NAMI support
group facilitation thing. And I just found out, oh, about two
hours ago that there are TWO groups in Columbus, one is a women's group
and one is a general group. Hmm, ahhh, very
inter-rest-tinG. Actually, I think every other Thursday still
applies, it is just that one Thursday is one meeting and the other is
the other, is that clear? Righto.
Oh, and I finished Carol O'Connell's "Winter House" which I started
yesterday. I am planning to see if my local library has her stuff
and if so, check them out and read them. And the day is so not
even close to being over.
My guy and I are going to watch "crash" tonight. We rented it
several nights ago and haven't gotten around to it yet. So,
that's on the schedule for this evening.
All in all, a rather productive day.
Now, if only I could shake this annoyingly clinging post-nasal drainage...