As far as praying for me, I’m doing OK right now — bad weeks happen and like all things, they too shall pass.Â If you want to pray, pray that my meds keep working and that the shadow times are few and far between.Â When I’m in the midst of those times, just pray that I see God’s presence close to me and don’t despair.
From What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.
Bold the true statements.
1. Father went to college.
2. Father finished college.
3. Mother went to college.
4. Mother finished college.
5. Have any relative who is was an attorney, physician, or professor.
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.
9. Were read childrenâ€™s books by a parent.
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18.
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18.
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs.
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs.
16. Went to a private high school.
17. Went to summer camp.
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels.
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18.
21. Your parentsÂ bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them her.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child [kidâ€™s work is original!]
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.
25. You had your own room as a child.
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course.
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school.
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college.
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16.
31. Went on a cruise with your family.
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family.
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.
Umm… 21 of 34?Â Yes, I had a good childhood.
But please keep praying.
(I’d explain now except that the Trazadone is kicking in.)
I had a really bad day at work and almost got hit by a freight train on the way home.
Pray for me, OK?Â I’m really not doing well.
I finished lunch early and was feeling restless so I decided to go for a walk around the “town” where my company is located. We had flurries up there yesterday morning so the area was kind of dusted with snow (which covered ice) and I had to be kind of careful but it was wonderful and it cleared my head so I could deal with whatever I had to do in the afternoon.
Faithwise, I’ve been feeling a yearning in me for something and I can’t really figure out what it is.Â Well… actually I can but I’m not sure why I’m feeling it.Â Symptoms of said yearning are being remedied with a healthy dose of the Psalms.
Also making some progress in the “Drama Llama Chronicles” department.