April 10, 2015
Wait, wait, wait....okay, good afternoon. I was watching the clock numbers turn over to read 12:00. I'm a bit late posting today because first I had to write out a batch of checks. Got to pay the bills, and let's not forget the taxes too!!
Did you ever get an email that made you cry for the hate and pain that is inflicted on so many of our animals? Today I got an email from the ASPCA with an article about a teeny tiny puppy named Charlotte. At less than four months old, Charlotte's owner decided she did not want her anymore so she put the puppy in a trash bag and threw her out the car window by the train tracks (in Staten Island, NY). This happened last September.
When Charlotte arrived at the ASPCA Animal Hospital, she was in critical condition, and received treatment for a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from the blunt-force impact. Now if this does not make a decent human being cry, then there is definitely something wrong with me!!!
Today, Charlotte has been adopted by a loving family and has been re-named Pip. She is healing, but slowly. It will take some time and a lot of love for Pip to heal completely. Here's a couple of photos of Pip taken by the ASPCA. Is this tiny baby not precious???
I also have some photos that I took at the park a few days ago while Pogo and I were there in the rain. This first photo shows the waterfall on one of the ponds. The second photo shows some trees that are still wearing their yellow leaves. I thought this was such a pretty contrast against the snow and ice in other parts of the park. The last photo shows the old look-out tower. The white splotches on the photo are raindrops on my car's windshield.
Yesterday, I got a good report from my orthopedic doctor. I'm "holding my own" so that is good. Sad to say, my doctor may be retiring soon. He's 72 now, and it's about time for him to slow down his hectic pace a bit. He's a great doctor and person, and I'll miss him when he finally does retire.
Later when Joe got home from work, we went food shopping. While we were there I bought some new cookie baking pans. Now I have no excuse for not baking up a few batches of cinnamon oatmeal cookies. Oh yum!! Actually, most of them will be eaten by the dwarfs.
The news today has not been very good. They've been showing a lot of videos (on TV) of the devastation from yesterdays tornadoes. One whole town was pretty much destroyed, with at least one death.
A few days ago, the newspaper ran an article about a minister who is taking his wife and three young children to a third world country (I forget which one) to help people build structures, etc. I think it is wonderful that this minister and his church are so devoted to helping people in need.
However, why travel so far away when there are so many people in towns and cities in this country in dire need because of floods and tornadoes. So many of these people have absolutely nothing - no clothes, no home, no food, no personal belongings, nothing!! Why not stay right here and help your fellow citizens? Does God only count your good deeds if they are done in a foreign country?
Okay, I'll not go on a rant today. I'm going to use my energy to take a trip to the Post Office to mail off those tax checks. After all, Uncle Sam needs all the money he can get so that he can support the rest of the world. Someone needs to put a bug in his ear that "we" could use some of that money to fix our own problems. (oops, only a teeny weeny rant, my bad.)
Last night, I got out some variegated yarn that matches the green I'm using on the shrug project. I've decided to finish the shrug using this yarn. There was too much work already done to unravel the whole thing and start over. I think it will look okay when it is finished. Well, at least I hope it does.
Now, as soon as Pogo decides whether or not he'll eat the hamburger I just made for his lunch, we'll get ready to go do our errands. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a super weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.