Wednesday, August 31, 2011

And August comes to an end



 I'm always sad to see summer leave us, but not this year. This summer has not been kind to my daughter and I just want it to go away. Time for a fresh start, a new beginning.

Usually fall is new beginnings, a new school year, not this year, Hailey is done with high school, it made me a little sad not to take her school shopping. I took her shopping for clothes for her new job instead.

If you've been reading this over the summer you know my baby was supposed to get married. She didn't, I'm not going to go into why, that's their story, not mine. I'm glad. She's too young, he's too young, they have lots of living to do before they settle down.

Life just keeps rolling along. My Momma is coming for a visit, I'm pretty excited about that, it will be the first time she's seen my home. I've been going a little crazy trying to get some projects finished before she gets here. I know she doesn't care, but I do.

I've been neglecting my blog, again, I will try to be better. I'm writing two blogs at Families. com and haven't figured out how to fit this one in, but I will.

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner again so I'll be crazy writing the next great American novel then you can all say you knew me when.

I also need to lose twenty pounds but it seems my motivation has deserted me. Oh well, tomorrow is a brand new month, maybe it will bring with it some gumption.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Going all Zen and needing a hip replacement

So my life has been a little crazy lately. It's all good right? Everything works out in the end, this too shall pass and any other platitude you can think of . I thought maybe I needed to do something relaxing for myself.

The rec center has a yoga class that sounded like just the thing. Last night I went to yoga, I was going to exercise because everyone knows that's good for stress relief but then I remembered exercise was making me fat, so yoga seemed like just the thing.

The music was very relaxing, everyone was calm and quiet, I actually could have taken a nap in there. Then about 45 minutes in our cute little instructor was "opening our hips" by doing some stretches that most people over 5 are not capable of.

I was very proud of myself because even though it was my first class I was able to keep up. It was very relaxing and I enjoyed it immensely. I came home, showered and slept the sleep of the very relaxed.

That wonderful feeling lasted most of the day but then after sitting in my chair at work all day, my hip started to hurt. After about an hour I was limping cause my freaking hip was hurting. Now I think I need a hip replacement. My hip is screaming, I guess I opened it too much.

Now I'm wishing I had saved all those emails about defective hip replacement recalls. They must have known something I didn't.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Which is worse, life in prison, or death?

Hopefully that is not something I will ever have to personally know, but right now, my heart is torn. I wrote a blog here about my beautiful Krissy friend and her death. Today her murderer waived his preliminary hearing. Of course we don't know the details yet but on Friday we will have more information. The best guess is that he is changing his plea to guilty so he will get a deal that takes the death penalty off the table. The worst that can happen to him now is life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Is it enough? Why does he still get to choose when he took all of Krissy's choices away? Would death be the easy way out? Will it be more horrible for him to have to wake up every morning and remember what he did? Does a person who can commit such a horrific crime even have the human ability to be remorseful and tormented by guilt?

I've never wanted anyone dead, ever. But today I am having a really hard time convincing myself that this man should have the opportunity to live out his life behind bars.

Is there ever really any peace or closure after someone has been murdered?