Remote Goddess: I'm glad to hear that your daughter is enjoying her waterproof cast by the swimming pool.
myrosiedog: My you have been through so very much! And I'm glad that you have good doctors who are truly trying to figure everything out for you. I loved reading about your "watermelon moment". Aren't those nice to have?!
Well, it's been pretty sad around here lately. These aren't my personal troubles, but they trouble me.
Another 6 Canadians were killed in Iraq: 4 from our base here. Then 2 more from our base were injured a couple of days later. It seems every time I turn on the tv, we're hearing about our soldiers being killed, then seeing the funeral service in Iraq where they board them on their plane home, seeing them arrive in Canada, then arrive here, then seeing the funeral, then seeing all their stories, then hearing from their families. Heavy Sigh. Even though I don't know even one of them, it hurts deeply that these men are dying; many so very young.
Also, they have arrested two men for involvement in the murder of 4 of our RCMP officers a couple years back. They've re-run the footage of the original news over and over again. And now one of the wives of the RCMP officers want to change where her husband was buried. It's down to a court decision and has re-opened a lot of wounds. He was a Metis and buried on Metis ground. The entire awful tragedy is back in the news all over again. And everyone is upset.
Then, one station wants to do an up-date on all the families that were impacted on Black Friday; when a tornado hit the City and killed 27 people, leaving many injured. This event happened more than 10 years ago. Why can't they let it rest! It just causes pain to re-live that day.
Then, they just identified the body they found last week as another prostitute that has been murdered by what could be a serial killer in our midst. I think the toll is around 27 girls now?
And, for the icing on the cake, a 13 year old girl who murdered her parents and her younger brother with her 20-something year old boyfriend was found guilty, but will be out of jail by the time she is 19 years old and two years later will have no record on file.
All this local trouble and sadness is taking it's toll on me. I don't think I can watch the news anymore.
I know the news is important, but this is just becoming overwhelming.