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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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Fix A Flat – Fix A Mood Beer

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I was working with my new therapist a few weeks back when we both made jokes about fix-a-flat. The end joke was the cartoon above on how to fix-a-mood!

While many people often use alcohol and/or other illegal mood-altering drugs to self-medicate, I want to make it CLEAR that I “personally” don’t condone this type of  temporary solution. Now, I’m not a prude who says to NEVER self-medicate, since I’ve done it myself in the past and it may seem like an “easy” solution, but it really doesn’t solve anything and can make more problems in the long haul!

Were You Depressed This Thanksgiving Weekend? Well, I Think I Know Why!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Wow, Tommy you survived another year! Do you want me to get the Farms Meds?  Turkey Sabotage  Reasons Why You Could Be Depressed For The Holidays image

Duck: Wow, Tommy you survived another year!  Do you want me to get the Farms Meds?

Title: Turkey Sabotage

“Reasons Why You Could Be Depressed For The Holidays.”

My Daughter’s Favorite Pet Goldfish Guppy Goop Died [part 2]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

This is a continuation of my last post.  You may want to read Guppy Goop Died [Part 1] first.  But to summarize, my 7 year old’s pet died and we froze it in the freezer till we /she could take a photo of it and mourn her pet in her own way.

Dr. Harold Cohen, Ph.D. says in his article Children and the Death of a Pet.

“There is no best way for children to mourn their pets. They need to be given time to remember their pets. It helps to talk about the pet with friends and family. Mourning a pet has to be done in a child’s own way. After a pet has died, children may want to bury the pet, make a memorial, or have a ceremony.”

This brings me to today’s post… let’s see we left off in the last post… I was able to find my digital and I wanted to share with you 3 photos that almost made me cry!!  Without any help from me or Mom, my big girl took photos and said good bye to her favorite Goldfish, Guppy Goop, in a ceremony fit for a king.

My Daughters Favorite Pet Goldfish Guppy Goop Died [part 1]

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

My 7 year old daughter’s favorite pet Goldfish, Guppy Goop, died last week!  It was an emotional day for her while I did my “best” to try to keep the little guy alive.  I feel so bad because it was my fault.

I changed the water in her 6 gallon tank.  We have 12 Goldfish and 2 Filter Crabs in the tank. The staff at my local PetMart are amazed they are alive at all.  For 6 gallons they tell me it’s good for 3 or 4 goldfish at most.   We’ve had 12 for the last 4 months, and they are getting big!  Turns out when I changed the water, I might have “inadvertently” shocked the fishes’ system…We lost 4 within a half hour of the water change.  YES, I added the water conditioner and a tablet to remove other stuff.

My Precious named her Goldfish Guppy Goop after an e-book I wrote and illustrated for my kids titled, Gu­ppy Goop & T­he Adventure­ of the Big ­Bad Fish.

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