This linkup is called Weekly Lessons & the hosts are Mattie and Lex. So, if you wanna join in, hope on over to linkup! :)
Mandie's Weekly Lessons:
1. Tattoo Excitement Never Ends. Tonight, I got with my sister for my eleventh tattoo. We are getting matching feather tattoos on the inner part of our upper right arms with our favorite colors - purple & orange - incorporated into them. I am SO damn excited. By this time tomorrow, I will have a sore arm but a beautiful new tat for my sister! :)
2. Wearing A Sweater Brings Joy. I've had my sweaters out & ready to be worn for quite some time now but today was the day that I could finally sport one. If you would have talked to me about ten years ago about the cool weather & sweaters, I could have cared less but now as I get older, I'm liking the cooler weather more & more. Cool weather, not snow, I still loathe snow!
3. Everyone Has Anxiety &/or Depression. So, we had Parent/Teacher Conferences for Sunshine on Monday & we had to pick up this screening that they did on each student. I sat down & was really able to go through it yesterday & it has me concerned. From the screening, they have her at a "significant level of concern for possible anxiety" and "moderate level of concern for depression". I mean, everyone has a touch of anxiety &/or depression but at what point do you think about medication. She's only fifteen but I knew that this would be something that would come about as Trouble has it, horribly & should have been medicated & I continue to be on her about going in for medication. Paul & I have not talked about it yet but it does cause me some concern especially now that Sunshine is a Freshman & this was about the time that we really started seeing the trouble in Trouble. Also, Sunshine has not been going to see her mother nor really talk to her. That's an issue. I may look at doing something more natural with oils or supplements before we hit the heavy stuff but it's something that I need to talk out with Paul & her to figure out the best route.