From Tracie: May 2005

Monday, May 09, 2005

Crime Stoppers

I was wandering around yesterday and found this Self Arrest Form on the East Point, GA's police department's website. It was nice to see that they have a sense of humor.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to everyone!

We woke up this morning and Thomas got Katarina's breakfast and she helped him wrap my present (movies) and signed her card. Then they came and woke me up and she helped me unwrap my present and open my card. Then she played with my present and my card.......

Oh, and Thomas got me ice cream sandwhiches and fun flavored ice cream from Ben and Jerry's and Mayfield! So in all it was a very good day.


Anxiety and control issues...I don't know if I have ever put them together in my mind, but I do know this:
Sometimes I have anxiety
Sometimes I have control issues. (okay maybe most of the time...but you can't prove it!)

So, here is the question:
Self-evaluation or Self-absorption?

To me, that is a hard question indeed.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Stupidity in Maricopa County

Sex Offenders get to Quit Probation

It is easy to tell that the people running this system have no personal experience with sexual abuse. They obviously don't understand the effect it has on the survivors and how those effects last for a lifetime.

It is time for people to wake up and realize that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are being sexually abused in this country. This is an epidemic and the answer to the problem will never be to ease up on those who have already committed the crime!

I was especially appalled at the way they seem to view incest as being less of an issue. I say this because the article says that if the offense falls under statutory rape or incest it will be easier to get the probation amended. They should realize that incest carries with it the added situation of often times the survivor is put in a situation to be near the abuser for the rest of his/her life (ie family gatherings, funerals, ect). I am sure that no one who has survived date rape walked away thinking to themselves "if only it had been my dad or my brother who raped me this would be so much easier to handle"

All of the intensive treatment in the world would not make me agree to leave my child with someone who I know is a child molester! A polygraph test comes too late when the person has already committed the crime.

They are so concerned with the perps and their families......It is obvious that they have no care for the victims.

Go to Searching for Angela Shelton to see how one woman is breaking the silence about what happened in her life. If you are a survivor, be sure to check out the forum. There is a lot of love and support and healing going on there!

Sleep Journal

Season 3 of Gilmore Girls is here-in my house!
That always makes for a good day. And an initial lack of sleep while trying to watch the entire season in one sitting. I didn't make it.
I was up until 6 am on Tuesday night, and then Katarina woke up around that was a nice 3 hours of sleep! But last night I was more sensible and got to bed by 1:30. I am very proud of my self-control.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Dreaded First Post

I think that this first post must always be the hardest. I feel presured to give a short autobiography here, but then I wonder once I have done that what else will there be to say? It leaves me feeling conflicted.....So I don't think I will do that. Instead I will just jump in and you will get to know me as time goes on.