Seven Snippets: January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013 · 3 comments

in Other Sunshine

— 1 —

Hart of Dixie is trying to throw me off the scent. Last week’s episode there was a reference to “going up to” Mayberry (i.e., my hometown). But I know the truth: Bluebell IS Mayberry.

— 2 —

One of the visible physical characteristics of Down syndrome is a “sandal gap” between the big and second toes. Nathan’s sandal gap has become noticeable now that he’s slimmed down. In our family, one kid has never been able to wear flip flops; the other one came prewired for them. That’s how we roll.

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So I’m headed up to Knoxville this weekend, where the weather guys are predicting a “wintry mix.” It was sunny and 70 degrees here on Thursday (with more of the same expected for the weekend). I’m a complete and total cold weather weenie so…yeah.

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I don’t have anything new to share with you about the upcoming taser incident. I hope he’s rethinking this ill-conceived plan, but I’m not optimistic. Mr. Andi’s past is littered with ill-conceived plans.

— 5 —

Remember back when I lamented my dream of a 4:45 marathon slipping away? In case you don’t, you can relive my navel-gazing here. Well, after a lot of deliberation a few days of whining, I’m back on the marathon hunt. If you’ll be in NOLA next month, I’ll see you there.

— 6 —

I’m all for equal opportunities for people with disabilities, but… I think the world could do it without this level of equality.

— 7—

And finally… I’d love to hear from you about what topics you’re interested in, what types of posts you like, and anything else you’d like to suggest for the blog in the coming year. As Nathan would say, “Rea-y, rea-y, rea-y, rea-y…DOH!” (For the uninitiated, that’s “Ready, ready, ready, ready…GO!”)

Have a great weekend!

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Melissa January 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thought of your sunbeams when I saw this story. I never comment on your blog but love reading it. I’m a gymnastics coach and reading your blog and others has helped the way I coach children with different abilities so thank you for taking time out to share y’alls lives.
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Ali @ Super Mario Twins January 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

I’d like you to do a post regarding the DOE’s recent statement that kids with disabilities should be able to play sports at their school, whether that be on an existing team or a special team. Thoughts? (Hint, I would avoid reading the comments. Some people are such trolls)

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/25/16696160-disabled-students-must-be-given-sports-says-education-dept?lite

Jenna@CallHerHappy January 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I’ve never heard of a sandal gap. You learn something new every day! Also, I am hoping that #6 is a joke, but alas, I know it is not. Sigh.

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