Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
After we arrived home, I-Rock underwent some precautionary testing by Dr. Jax but no physical or psychological effects were found following the traumatic event.
After I-Rock was forleaved, a lesson was learned and Jax left I-Rock at home from then on. Instead, he just packs his pockets full of little bitty rocks from the playground to bring home every day. One afternoon, he pulled a small rock out of his pocket as we were on our way home and said, "Look Momma! I got a little baby rock for Joy! It's name can be A-Rock!"
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thanks to everyone who helped Jax raise money for the sick kids who can't get out and ride their bikes like he can... we are truly blessed!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Seriously, I began my career (that sounds soooo grown-up and non-applicable to me, but it is what it is, I guess) as a Counselor, which I absolutely loved, but the lure of Academia (i.e., Summers OFF!) got the best of me after Jax was born and I transfered to full-time faculty in August of 2007. Last summer was my very first one to be off, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time at home with Jax.
Anywho, back to the Psychology part. I really enjoy teaching Psychology, although I find my students don't have anywhere close to the amount of enthusiasm, love and adoration for Psychology as I do.
That gets on my nerves.
Idk how ppl cant like Psy! (Let me decipher: "I don't know how people can't like Psychology!" For those of you that don't know, that's what I call Text Language, usually used when text messaging others, but it is also the kind of stuff I often get when I assign a formal paper, ha. I mean, this IS college!! ugh, kiz these dayz!)I can really feel a Soap Box coming on, so I better hurry and get to the point before this post becomes a novel.
So, ANYWAY, in Psychology, we have been discussing Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory. Now, I can usually get a few students to jump on the psychology bandwagon when we get to the Freud discussions because... well, because he's just plain weird and for some reason that makes his ideas really really memorable. We've also been discussing Freud's unique ideas regarding what he called the Oedipus Complex. Ah-ha! See? You do know a little about Psychology!!! - You remember that, don't you? It's also called the Electra Complex in girls. See, I told you, weird=remembered.
I have been trying to describe how the Oedipus Complex may have been described in an eccentric and extreme form by Freud himself (and in textbooks) but in actuality, some of his ideas can be recognized in everyday occurances in small scale. I found this video on YouTube, and I just thought it was sooooo cute! I didn't share it with my classes, but I just had to share it with someone... so here ya go! Check it out! It's too cute, and probably true. It's a great example of Freud's Oedipus Complex in action.
(Sorry, I don't know how to embed videos from You Tube right here on my site; I'd be super happy if anyone out there knows how and would like to share that little bit of info with me! For now, just click the words "this video" and you will be taken directly to the video. I hope you have speakers so you can hear the narration!)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I'm not sure what our little Tarzan Menace was scheming up here, but I can tell by this look that the wheels were turning. His Daddy took this photo with my camera and never explained what was going on... so I'm sure I will discover the damage sooner or later. ha.
Monday, April 20, 2009
OH! Excuse me, did I really just cut the bird out of the picture? I'm sorry... I thought I was just thinking about doing that... didn't realize it actually happened. Uh-ah-hem. Here we go - this is the one you all really wanted to see:I will be willing to negotiate photo session dates if anyone else in the area is interested in having their photo made with a real-live celebrity --- no! I mean, real-dead celebrity!
I wonder if Jax will propose to Jill on her porch, like his Daddy proposed to me? LOL
If they last, and they do get married, at least Jill already has a house, and they won't have to scramble to find somewhere to live... and it's close to ours, so I will never be too far away from my baby!
Jax and Jill (hee hee !) -- the latest "item"