Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This should be posted in every school......

Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

All the Goings-On....

Well, we have been jumping through hoops trying to get this surgery scheduled.  Long story short, we have a surgery date!  It looks like it is going to be July 26th.  I am MUCH happier that it will be on a Monday vs a Friday.  Not knowing how Christopher is going to respond to this, I feel much better knowing there is a full staff.

Another end result from all of this is that we have dropped another doc in Wisconsin.  I am not even going to go into that fiasco, we'll be here all night.  We have appointments both in Chicago and Peoria to interview new Pulmo docs. We also got on a waiting list for a new endo doc in Chicago. I am not impressed with the one in Peoria - that is why we left her the last time. That only leaves Genetics and Nephrology (kidney) docs in Milwaukee. We can handle that. We like both of those. We also don't want to completely cut ties, just in case we need to go back for GI issues. Everybody else is either in Chicago or Peoria. Both are only a 6 mile difference in drive for us. We'll take that! :)

Otherwise, we are still putting the finishing touches on the house to get it up for sale.  Should be up for sale before the end of the month.  Pray for a quick sale (but not too quick - I don't want to have to move during Christopher's surgery. LOL!)

Last, but never least  could you please say some prayers for Kristen and her family?  Kristen has fought leukemia FOUR TIMES!!!!  She just had a bone marrow transplant, and they have just found out that her leukemia is back.  Please say a prayer for her family that this transition be as easy and peaceful as possible for Kristen.



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