sethrak: Ivanova: GOD SENT ME (Ivanova)
The latest and greatest SNAFU we've been presented with?

Tom's been non-vol'ed to MISAWA.

The one base in Japan whose school does NOT have an autism program in their special ed dept.

We can fight it based on the boys' EFMP status, but Tom's been informed if we win, he'll get sent on the next remote that opens up - which won't be Korea, as they are full ass UP in his career field at present. Which means instead he'll get sent to Misawa ALONE, for TWO years.

Or, we may just decide 'bugger all this' and he won't re-enlist. His current tour of duty is up in December.


I have no words.

All I can do is find our copies of their IEPS and Jack's EFMP paperwork, so Tom can use them to fight this assignment.

"Abernathy, someone's soul is going to writhe for this" - The Lone Power, Diane Duane.
sethrak: Ivanova: GOD SENT ME (Ivanova)
I got my first henna design, on my leg, in a place on Manitou's main drag.

At one of Manitou's VERY nice playgrounds, Mark injured his left arm falling off playground equipment, necessitating a trip to Urgent Care, a realignment of the left elbow that pissed him off even more than the initial injury (which is REALLY saying something), and a weekend spent at home resting.

He's STILL barely using that arm, keeping it curled against his side as much as possible, and since he's normally a lefty, this is cause for considerable concern.

Tricare's official appointment line is exhibiting its usual clusterfuck regarding followup appointments in general and followup appointments for Urgent Care visits in particular. If the pediatric clinic, when it opens later this morning, ONCE AGAIN has all its appointments filled because everybody else who didn't have followups to schedule was allowed to make their appts. through Tricare earlier in the morning, and wants me to try calling back tomorrow, maaaayyyybbbbeeee they'll have something open..... I am going to have to let Tom go off-leash to his first sargeant.

And then cancel school for both Mark and Jack so I can sit in Urgent Care all damn day, possibly necessitating a reschedule of my own appointment this afternoon.
sethrak: Ivanova: GOD SENT ME (Ivanova)
There is NOT a prize awaiting the state that can pass the most appalling misogynistic, anti-science, anti-abortion laws. Now knock this bullshit the fuck off!

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/arizona-outdoes-everyone-new-anti-abortion-bill
sethrak: Yzma rubbing her eyes (Yzma)
Trying very very very VERY hard not to engage on Facebook with people responding to someone who posted this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9113394/Killing-babies-no-different-from-abortion-experts-say.html

Yes, it sure as fuck IS different from abortion.

No, the "medical ethicists" who wrote this trash are not representative of mainstream pro-choice thought.

No, we should not treat fertilized eggs the same as born child, or grown adults, especially not as better than the woman carrying said egg, because modern medicine has somehow made the point of viability such a vague and blurry thing you can't tell where it begins anymore.

No, being pro-choice is not a type of moral relativism that leads us all down a Godless and immoral path.

No, this is NOT the sort of topic that you, Pompous Gluteal Haberdasher I Hope To Never Meet and Random Other Guy I Also Don't Know But Who Seems Moderately Clueful By Comparison, would be better off discussing over a cold beer, as if it's only a theoretical exercise and not a real issue that real women suffer real consequences from.



::deep breath::


I am going to go read sites like http://animalswithstuffedanimals.com/ and http://comicallyvintage.tumblr.com/ and then hug my sons.

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