September 24, 2007

Monday, Monday

Oh, what a great weekend.....we stayed in town! I miss that. And my home computer is broken so I did absolutely nothing related to work or conference planning.

Friday I saw a play at a local theatre.....The effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds. It was pretty good for a small, local theatre.

Saturday we had soccer. It was really hot out but the team did better than last weekend. My boy is getting some of the skills down. He can really kick it....and is working on his stopping and dribbling skills right now.

Saturday evening we hung out and watched some movies.....I even took a nap and cooked several times! Wow. My boy and I did one of our favorite things-- we went looking at new homes being built near our house. We have so much fun doing that.

And Sunday it was still warm enough that he was able to swim while I did some yard work.

This morning he told me he thinks he is old enough to go to Hawaii now. For several years he has wanted to go but I have always told him how long the flight is. This morning he told me it was time to start planning a trip! I love that little guy.


September 19, 2007

News From DC

This is the email I received from our DC voices!

Dear Recovery Advocates,

Thank you to everyone who called--or tried to call--Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday for National Parity Call-in Day. The event was a huge success, so much so that its organizers had to hire additional operators and eventually shut down the lines early. I apologize to everyone who tried to call in but was not able to get through because of the volume. In total, over 1,000 people spoke with Speaker Pelosi's staff, passing along the message that Americans are ready for HR 1424 now.

Yesterday was historic not only for the overwhelming success of Call-in Day, but also because the Senate passed its version of the parity bill, S.558 , the Mental Health Parity Act. This will put even more pressure on Speaker Pelosi to bring HR 1424 before the House of Representatives for a vote. Once both the Senate and House pass their bills, they must compromise on any differences between the two versions, and only then the bills can become law.

The Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means will be "marking up" (offering amendments) to HR 1424 this morning. This will bring HR 1424 one step closer to passing in the House.
These are exciting times! Your advocacy and support make successes like these possible.

All the best,

September 14, 2007


I have had some articles from my book published in the Recovery Today newspaper. Take a look at them at It is a great newspaper.

More NBA

I realize two posts in a row about the NBA proves my problem. But, again, I am not going to change it! :)

I get to go to LA in December to watch the Spurs play. I am so excited about that. My sister lives out there and I have been wanting to get out to see her anyway. This is perfect. My sis, the beach and the Spurs? Kill me now.

Burning for Basketball!

September 10, 2007


I can smell the NBA season. One month until some pre-season action begins. My name is Paula and I am addicted to basketball. But I will live with that today. Right now I am counting down the days to the pre-season SPURS whipping up on the Mavs game here in Dallas in October. My seat is secured but I don't know if I will make it out of the arena....I plan to go in full Spurs gear. Hee hee.

My son started soccer practice and has his first game this week. He loves soccer. I love watching him but sometimes my competetive nature comes up....and that is in conflict with my nurturing mother side.

You should live in this head.