I didn't spend much time watching the news of Oklahoma on the first day and a half of recovery because it made me cry. For some reason, my tears have been extremely close to the surface for the past few weeks...more than normal! Remember, I cry over Pepsi commercials! But, usually, the next day it is much more uplifting... stories of people helping people, people rising to the occasion, miracles... those are wonderful to watch. This little boy's next door neighbor was sent to pick him up because his parents were working an hour away. These neighbors call each other "Big Dawg" and "Little Dawg" and are close friends. What a blessing this neighbor was for his friends.
I have been touched listening to the kids' prayers for the people in Oklahoma. It's a beautiful thing to hear your children care for others, especially when others are suffering mightily and we sit in the comfort of our own own home. The whole situation brings to memorys the F-5 tornado in Iowa that our friends experienced five years ago. How grateful I am that they were able to survive the disaster. Continued prayers to all who are affected by this nightmare.
A few other ramblings:
Today, ZJ went off to her swim party. It is 70 degrees for a high. She was freezing sa he walked out the door, but that won't stop them from enjoying their day, I'm certain. One more week of school.
I keep tracking my keyboard. It is in SLC today! Finally. In the meantime, I type out one sssssssssss and get ten time that many. I'm just keeping them in front of the text and picking one up when I need it. The A key is working this morning, so I thought I'd try it. Please pass the new keyboard here and installed AsAP.
Regarding the Jodi Arias trial... Now that they the jury has found her guilty and are in the penalty phase, I've not cared one way or the other... life without parole or the death penalty is in the hands of the jury and I'm glad I'm not on the jury. BUT. After her post-verdict behavior with all of the interviews and continued disrespect of the victim and his family, I just want it to end, for her to be locked away, out of the media frenzy/torment to the family that she continues to create. My personal opinion... she already killed Travis. Now, she basks in the limelight with no regard to his family. They've suffered long enough. She is officially now a convicted murderer, so, WHY is she still being permitted these privileges!? Convicted felons lose their right to bear arms, their right to vote, etc... WHY is her Freedom of speech any different? Just saying.
Doug called and informed me that he will be working all weekend. No overtime in months and now, he works on the holiday. That's perfectly fine because we wouldn't be doing much anyway with my foot in the boot or ice or hot water. ;) I do hope to take in a movie or something though! And I have my first lesson in the new class. That will keep my plenty busy!
Life is good... even when your laptop is sssssssssss crazy!
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.