I survived PTSD therapy.NHurray me.
Today's therapy tip: IF you feel like crying, do so. Dont' force it to start or stop. Just let ithe tears roll. We generally stop and calm more quickly if we don't *try* to stop, turns out. Physiology's a sneaky bugger that way.
Well, let's see. So far in my tenure doing check-ins, I've annoyed people by doing history, not doing history, talking nerdy science, not talking nerdy science... I'll stick to animals.
If you love cats and haven't found love meow dot com? Google it. Revel in the sad-sweet cuteness of too much squee-adorability of cats. I think there's an option for dogs, but I googled "love bark" and got nowhere. Anyone? Contribute to the Happy Places To Visit list?
Of course, today in 1941, Japan attacked the US military installations at Pearl Harbor/airfields/etc. in Hawaii. This led to President FD Roosevelt's "day of infamy" (technically, "date which will live in infamy") speech as well as the US officially and formally entering World War 2. BTW, it's only rumor that a Japanese admiral said that attacking the US was to "wake a sleeping giant". Made for a good movie line in Tora!Tora!Tora! but... no. Sorry.
Pearl Harbor was not the only installation targeted, btw. US military bases around the Pacific got hit. We just tend to forget them. Or, well, those not raised by a Navy guy do.
Today in 1732, Covent Garden Theatre opened --- now known as the Royal Opera --- in London, UK. (Like we'd expect it to be London, Ontario, but I grew up having to make the distinction, so....)
The slang for the head of a man's genitals in German is "acorn". Now you try to look at an oak tree the same way again. It's "mushroom cap" in Polish, btw, if you're being reasonably polite.
Wow, less than morbid history is hard for today. There's two mass shootings in the US (one on Long Island, and one triple shooting on an airplane that led to the crashing of said airplane, killing 43), and all sorts of yuck. Forget it.
And on that note, Off to be therapeutic by way of hot shower, and pray for rain, so the black bears stop wandering up to people's bird baths to get drinks. Yeesh.
Can I just say how wonderful it is now that the ads are huge, take up 3/4 of the screen and are plastered in the middle of the page disrupting the flow of posts. It fulfills my Christms wish. Yes, that was sarcasm.
Good morning.I have had the magical fibro sleep called "can't sleep can't wake up". My eyeballs are sandpaper. My brain is oatmeal. Unflavored oatmeal.But to each of you... I offer support. A burden shared is a burden lessened. We're here. Each of us is a strand ina spiderweb. One strand can take a lot, but the web altogether? Oh, that can take so much more than just the individual threads all...