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Saturday, March 25, 2006


I have often wondered how two people could have been raised in the same household for so many years and still have one become so self-centered that she can assume to change a house that isn't hers every time she visits. This is what my sister does in my house each time she visits, which is quite frequently, since this is where our mother lives as well. Granted, we both grew up in this house, but she does not live here any more and my mother will say nothing to her and if I say something, mom gets upset. Since mom is elderly and not in the best of health, I keep my mouth shut for the better part of sanity after my sister leaves from her visit. I am a caregiver for my mom and she feels that she is the most knowledgeable person for this family. So she has a PHd. So she is in gerontology. So what. I LIVE HERE!!!!!!! I PUT UP WITH MY MOM'S IDIOCENCRACIES DAILY.

I just wish she would stop deciding that "this" doesn't belong here and "that" can't be there. She moves things and changes their position each visit so that sometimes we don't even know where she has placed them. It may take a week before we find what she has moved and then to find where she has moved it to may take even longer.

All I know is that if this continues after my mother's death, then she is very politely but very strongly going to be told that this is not your house and stop thinking that it is.

Friday, March 24, 2006

March Madness

Have you ever noticed how differently the coaching is in biddy ball, junior high school ball, high school ball and college ball? I noticed tonight while again watching a team play in the march madness and lose. When my son played biddy ball, the coach would bench them if they didn't follow their shot or pass the ball. Ball hogs were never heard of and to try to go to the other end of the court before their shot even had hit (or missed) the rim. I don't see many of the players now following their shots and passing the ball more than 3 times has become a thing of the past. I wonder where the coaches of the younger players learned to coach. Perhaps the college coaches should take lessons from them.

Don't get me wrong. There are some really great college coaches, but, they are few and far between. And the few that are around don't think they are that great. Most of the time, they attribute their success to their players.

Maybe we should live our lives that same way. Attribute our successes to our team, whether that be our family or co-workers, etc.