Archive for January, 2011

Please Help Me Win A Contest!

I’m not a contest person. I’m really not. My mother-in-law is – she sends 4×6” cards and self-addressed stamped envelopes to just about every contest and Sweepstakes she finds, not only Read more…

Helping “Mr. Happy”

Although the prerequisites of becoming an Occupational Therapist have changed in the 20-someodd years since I was in school, one of the things that I believe all OT students are required to do at some point or another is complete a series of internships – spending “X” amount of time working in places where you can do almost everything that a full-fledged OT does but (at least when I went to school) it’s unpaid (actually, each internship counted as a 3-credit course for me – so I got to pay for this) and, of course, Read more…

Spam Spam Spam Spam…

I did this a while back and figure it’s time to revisit. When you have a blog, you sometimes get some well-appreciated replies from real people who you may or may not know (thanks, Read more…

The Last Christmas ’10 Entry (I Promise!)

The Christmas decorations are all gone from the outside of the house. Don’t pat me on the back too much about that – I was still one day later than the Read more…

“Pamelia”

“Pamelia” was one of those patients that we’d see on the Psych unit many times over. She was somewhere in her 50’s and lived in a Home For Adults in New York – a large “group home” sort of place where some people with mental illness lived because Read more…

What Were We THINKING???

Dear Dobby,

It has been a wonderful year and a half since your “Gotcha Day.” You started as a cute , 3-month-old little furball who had endless energy and who would incessantly whine in your crate at 6:30am because you were ready to start your day. As late risers, we longed for the days when you would finally sleep as late as we did. That took months. And months. And months.

You aced your Read more…

The Wonderful World of (No) Disney

There was a time where I was one of the biggest Disney Dorks known to man. Maybe not to the extent of Read more…