Read a NYTs article about family estrangement. I think this is the first article I've read about it. I'm glad for the people who have gotten help for themselves. I don't think that it is good to have toxic people in your life, even if they are blood relatives. Families have patterns that repeat each generation until someone changes it for themselves and the next generation. That can be a very good thing.
The puppy ran and slid across the train table several time too wiping out all the hard work and knocking the kids over. He is going to grow up into a good dog but right now his idea of fun is a little to extreme. Fortunately, I'm getting an even bigger young'un for a visit at Christmas and they can knock each other over as much as they like
Well, now, I don't think the little dog has arthritis, I think that his back leg got hurt when he was "playing" with the big puppy who came over. "Playing" is probably too strong a word. The puppy who is 2-3 times bigger than LD runs at him full tilt boogie and slams into him under the mistaken notion that this is fun.
Took a walk and I'm still seething about the bad girl hero. The trope of unwashed, foul mouthed, abusive loner emerging as someone good hearted, doesn't much hold true for real life. How many of us would encourage our daughters or sons to stay with an abuser like that, thinking that "someday" they'll emerge as someone worth knowing?
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