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If anyone has read any of my recent responses to "12/21/12, type threads then you know some very unusual things/events have been taking place in my life. The most significant is that of my 14 year old son! He has been getting himself in a lot of trouble over the past year; running away for days, skipping school, smoking lots of ganja, drinking and just all around beyond disrespectful.
Usually he has these periods of "escalation" where he seems to spew anger and hatred, mostly directed at me but also towards other adult authority figures. He is now on probabtion and was given 10 days out of school suspension this past Thursday. Now when he has these periods of "escalation" he will seclude himself, play video games or watch a movie or even take a walk and then he'll "come down" and be rational and apologetic!
It never lasts more than a day, however after his suspension on Thursday he escalated and by Saturday afternoon I made the decision to take him to the ER for a psychological evaluation. This would NEVER be my response as I am not a huge fan of "Western Medicine", but I honestly was fearful for his safety and mine, it was such extremely unusual behavior! Long story short, within 5 minutes of talking to him the on duty psychologist reccomended at least 3 days in~patient hospitalization!!
An ambulance showed up to take him to a Mental Health Facility in Philadelphia (we don't have any adolocent facilities near us here in Lancaster County, PA). The ambulance left with him while I let my car warm up and I was left alone with only an address to put in my phone's gps! I started driving and noticed it was pretty damn foggy, then I got on the highway towards the turnpike and it turned into a nightmare level of fog! I seriously could NOT see anything except the white lines a few feet in front of me!! Talk about frightening, I was terrified, not knowing if the road was going to bend or if there was a car just stopped in front of me! I couldn't read any of the exit signs and I had no idea where I was. I would go 40 mph waiting for it to clear and when it would, I'm speed up to 80 to make up for lost time.
the dreary, foggyy weather played a significant part in my son's emotional and mental state!
I have noticed in the past week or two that people around here have become very short tempered, and much more easily frustrated! This could be because of the Holiday seasonand/or the looming "Fiscal Cliff" that would be an acceptable explaination, but honestly, it could be something else all together......
Originally posted by priceless34
Lots of fog here in the Philly and the NJ area at least for the past 2 weeks or so.
And the weather has been a lot warmer than normal for Decemeber.
Some days the highs are in the 60's when our norm around this time is usually the 30s or 40s.
Just to clear things up, I had only noticed a red "glow" at nights, no fog.
Didn't want to confuse the OP
Originally posted by Flavian
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
A week ago or so up here in Minnesota, before the snow storm, it was really foggy. Could hardly see when I drove home from my buddies house. Less then half mile visability.
I guess it is all relative to what you are used to. Where i am, thick fog means you literally cannot see the front of your car - makes for interesting driving!
But if you aren't used to much fog, then i guess a half mile visibility is pretty thick. Weird how we adapt to different stuff in different areas isn't it? I wouldn't have a clue if i saw several feet of snow but give me fog so thick you can only see a couple of metres (max) and i am as happy as a pig in muck.
Originally posted by fallow the light
reply to post by Destinyone
Thank you very much. Just wish it belonged to me lol
I live in Chesapeake beach so fog is not abnormal but the temp this time of year is. We have had warm days in December before but it's not an annual thing.
This winter seems to be like the last but a bit warmer. It's nice and all but I am hoping that we at least get 2 weeks with snow so I can take my little girl sledding. If not, then I guess swimming is the next best thing lol