The knights of the crusades and Joan of Arc  

rm_JohnMacLaine 50M
454 posts
4/19/2006 7:10 pm

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5/11/2006 8:04 pm

The knights of the crusades and Joan of Arc

Tonight, as I stated earlier, was the first night for dad to teach school. I answer to Jen, and she will be checking up on me to make sure my son gets a good I hvent been in school myself for over a year so this is an atmoshpere I have to learn all over again. Tonight we learned about Joan of Arc and her place in history during the 100 years war. In all of my life, going back to elementary and High school, I do not recall ever reading or studying about her. Either I chose to forget it, or due to the religious overtones, she was never brought to my attention. Don't get me wrong, I have heard of her, know that she was burned at the stake, and I know she was a religous figure, I just did not know the impact she had on the history of France. Very interesting story though...

The other subject tonight is his research paper. He has decided (after changing the subject three times) to write about the knights of the crusades. Pretty heavy stuff for a 12 year old. I reminded him that although the crusades were a battle over control of the holy land nearly 1000 years ago, the holy land continues to be a battleground and control of it is still being fought over to this day. He understood what I meant and that in and of itself makes me proud that he is up to date with current events (thats his mother's doing).

I had a pretty blah day for the most part. I returned to the old apartment and cleaned a bit, then packed a little more stuff and brought it here, one of which was my computer chair. I missed my old friend, it is so comfy. I have my incense, I have most of my clothes, and I have my trusted pillows that make me feel a little bit more like I am at home. I worry about Jen, she is not getting better very quick, and I guess since I never experienced a chron's attack with her while we were married, I dont understand what is going on with her as much as I would like. Oh well, one day at a time, I guess. Darren is working his ass off, then comes home to school his son, not allowing much down time for him prior to turning in. I respect him, and I hope I can take a lot of the pressure off his shoulders when it comes to helping around the house.

Hope your day was good...


"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
4/19/2006 8:16 pm

Scott...sounds like you're going to be busy for awhile. Try to have fun while you're doing it all.

rm_JohnMacLaine replies on 4/20/2006 5:28 am:
Yeah Angel, I will be busy for sure. I intend to have fun every step of the way

mm0206 69F
7767 posts
5/7/2006 7:27 pm

Crohns disease is very debilitating , rest and the correct diet can help, but even more ones life must be stress free.
encourage her, but dont rag on her about it.
I hope this onset didnt occur when the decision for you to move in came about.
She sounds like a high pressure person and maybe is concerned about the outcome of the living arrangement.

take care...m.

rm_JohnMacLaine replies on 5/11/2006 8:09 pm:

thank you for your understanding of the disease, not much is known in the mainstream. The actual onset of the attack came about a few months ago when she witnessed first-hand the death of her grandmother. It was a painful death and she suffered right up to the end. Add to that infighting amongst her family (specifically her Mother) and the attack hit her like a ton of bricks. She is faring well, she goes to a new Dr tomorrow and he has suggested her taking a new drug (remecaid) that has been successful for a lot of patients, including himself. See, he has Chron's as well, and that makes him a dr that understands what she is going through, the best medicine any patient could have.


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