Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Bad news week so far....

Not much to write about today.  Grace is out of class until Jan 5th, so I'm spending my days playing with trains, puzzles, and playdoh.....  

If I could only get her to play with me, maybe things wouldn't have gotten so hectic.  She was in a mood all day again, from sun up until bedtime.  Not enough sleep, I'm sure....  

Kitty is going in to get her first shots and be spayed in the morning.  She went into heat yesterday, and she's a notch above tolerable right now.   Besides, its the responsible thing to do.  She comes home Thursday afternoon, when we'll take Forrest in for his rabies shot.  Then the dogs separately on Friday for theirs.  

Am horrified at the more than 55,000 lives lost from the Tsunami.  Most of the countries didn't have the warning system in place (buoys with wave motion sensors on them) and were caught totally off guard.   Disease experts are saying the numbers will increase should Cholera or dysentery break out.  Numbers could double....  

There was criticism by the UN to the Western (wealthier) nations that they're being "stingy".  So far (after prompting by Colin Powell to add another $20 million to the already given $15), the US has contributed $35 million to the relief efforts.  To put that in perspective, $11 billion was given to Florida after the hurricanes over the summer....  

Did anyone read about that 16 month old girl that was abused to death here (in Indiana)?  I'm trying to get all the details, but what I know is her mom's boyfriend said she wouldn't stop crying, so he "slammed her against the metal part of the playpen".  Doctors discovered a previously broken arm and wrist, fractured larynx and crushed esophagus..... What the hell?! 

Authorities are checking into mom as a suspect for the previous injuries.  If that's not a case for sterility, I don't know what would be.....  

Gosh, I hope this week gets better.  I don't like it when years end on a bad vibe.       

Night all.....  

Cat  

7 comments:

emeraldcalf said...

"If I could only get her to play with me.." LMAO That was good. I am the same way...

That is so sad about the baby. I just don't understand folks like that.

~Heather

sarajanesmiles said...

Things are certainly terrible in that part of the world right now, am trying not to look at the pictures on TV, I know the ones I have seen will stay with me for a long time.  Stories of child abuse just break my heart, really and truly.  All these things make me want to hug my husband and son closer to me.
Sara   x

valphish said...

Such horror in the world.  Makes me want to lie in bed and not think!  Sad, sad, awfully terrible!  Take care and enjoy Gracie's days off. xox

delela1 said...

No, Cat, I had not heard about this case.  My heart is breaking for that child...~Dona

redbaranjj said...

what a terrible thing about that child...it just makes me sick!  
I agree about the vibe thing...
*hugs*

alilcountrycharm said...

I don't like when years end on bad vibes either. I just can't believe the devastation that was caused by the Tsunami. This morning the total death count said over 114,000. I will keep all those people and their families in my thoughts and prayers. I will also try to help in any way that i can. Thanks for all the info.
Hugs & Blessings,
~Angel

visionarydiva1 said...

For some reason I live in Indiana and I didn't hear about the 16 month old. These ppl are really getting crazy. I am praying for those who experienced the earthquake.

Amy
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