I have been thinking all week what to put in my blog for the week. And as I sit here and watch the recap of the Casey Anthony trial it finally came to me. Why are we so fascinated with trials like this? It seems like every time there is a trial where a child has been murdered, we become transfixed to our tv sets. Or if we live closer to where the trial is happening, we go down there to watch. Why are we so fascinated with viewing pictures of a dead little girl? As a mother, I watch because I want justice served, just as I am sure most mothers do. But why stand in line from 1 am till the trial starts just to get in? And why trample a poor woman just because someone breaks into line? How old are we? 12? Be safe and stay home and watch it like I do! Is it so important to see a dead little girl’s picture and a woman, who is obviously a slice of bread short of a loaf, fight for her life? And to see people running down the corridor in the court house! I thought for a minute someone had changed my tv to a show about the running of the bulls in Spain!!! If you are gonna go to court, at least try to act like civilized human beings! If you were on trial, would you want people to be acting like that? And that is my rant for this week. Stay tuned next Friday and see what I tackle next!
Granted,not as sad as the previous week but still kinda sad. Wednesday was the last day at the GAL office for our volunteer recruiter, Leo. He had been with us for almost a year. His wife got a new job in North Carolina so they moved there. I really enjoyed working with him as he has a great personality. Not sure if we will get another recruiter or not. It depends on if the state has it in our budget. He set the bar high for recruiters so it will be hard to replace him, in my opinion anyway. But on a lighter note, on Thursday night I finished up my CLEA (citizens law enforcement academy) at my local sheriff’s office. I spent every Thursday night for the past 9 weeks learning about the different departments in the sheriff’s office. They did a small graduation ceremony for us where we got our picture taken with the sheriff and we got a certificate of completion. It was a pretty interesting experience and I recommend everyone to participate in one if they offer it in their town. And that was my week in a nutshell. I was gonna talk about the US killing Bin Laden but figure I can save that for a week when I have nothing going on. lol Trust me, I have an opinion on whether he is dead or not and whether we should see the pictures of his dead body. Maybe I will talk about that next week. Until then, have a great week!
This was a very sad week for me. A good friend of mine from my childhood got in touch with me this past Sunday night. Actually, it was her daughter who found me on Twitter, which I thought was kind of neat. Anyway, I talked to her for over an hour. Found out her mom and Aunt was killed in the tornado that hit Alabama. They both lived together in Pleasant Grove, Alabama. I found out later that the town was decimated by this tornado.My friend ,Cheryl,came down to Pensacola Sunday so she could make funeral arrangements for her mom. She wanted to be buried next to her mom, brother and son. The viewing was this past Monday night, funeral Tuesday morning. Her poor sister wouldn’t be buried till yesterday as the cemetary in their town was covered in debris. Her mom looked peaceful but you could see the horrible bruises on her from the tornado. The funeral home did the best they could to cover them up. Anyway, her mom was like a second mom to me so it was hard saying good bye. She was the type of woman that you would expect to live forever. Now that she is gone, the world seems to be a much darker place without her in it. I can imagine its twice that bad for Cheryl and her kids. Cheryl was supposed to go pick her mom up and bring her back to her place this weekend to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with her this weekend…her first weekend without her mother. I guess I wrote this blog to remind everyone to make sure they tell their loved ones how much they love them. Life is too short to ignore the little things like that. Last week, those storms proved that to us. I am sorry I rambled on but wanted to get my feelings down before I went to bed. Gonna try to do this every Friday night. Keep your fingers crossed that I do! lol
I can’t believe its been over a week since I last blogged! Shame on me!! I usually want to blog at night before I go to bed but I have just been so tired at night. So maybe I should start doing it before my day starts. Then I can tell what I plan on doing and the next day see if everything went as planned. Sounds good in theory,huh? This weekend is a long weekend for me. Monday is MLK Day so my son is out of school and the office I volunteer in is closed. My son is also off on Tuesday but I will be going into the office after lunch. Got some files that need to be changed and some calls to be made. Until Monday though, I will be catching up on my shows that I have dvr’d this past week. Watching Desperate Housewives right now. One of my many favorite shows. More tomorrow folks 🙂
As the title above states, it was a soggy Wednesday today. I was off from the office so I just took it easy. Was supposed to take my puppy Tiko to the groomers but I rescheduled his appointment till tomorrow. It was just storming too bad to drive in it. So tomorrow will be a busy day for me. Got a meeting at the office at 9:30….Tiko’s appt is at 12:30. It usually takes 3 hours for the grooming so by the time I pick up my son from his bus stop, it will be time to go get Tiko. Once I get back from doing that, I may be able to rest for like 5 minutes before I have to take my son to school for his Science Fair. His project is on the oil spill. It starts at 6 and should be over by 7:30 at the latest. By the time I finally get home, I will be pooped! lol I’m definitely gonna try to sneak a nap in there somewhere! Have a good night all.
I know I have missed a few days. Had to get back to getting up early yesterday so by the time I go to bed I am exhausted!I started back to my GAL duties yesterday. Only had 1 application to get ready but should have more by the weeks end. Leo has an interview just about every day the rest of the week. If they all show up and can make it to training this Saturday, then we may have at least 7 people there! We’ve been averaging around 7-10 per training session. Our training days are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Plus we offer one on one training for those who can’t make it on the weekends. So this program is very flexible for people to be able to volunteer.In other parts of the country it is known as CASA. So if you love kids and want to make a difference in the ones who are in the system, please offer your time to them. They will always remember you as being there for them.
So hard to believe its now 2011…5 min ago it was 2010. Weird,huh? My resolution is to get myself and my family to eat healthier and take better care of ourselves. I am gonna try to be a better friend to my friends. Now that I am blogging again, I am gonna make a habit of doing this every evening before i go to bed. Who knows? This may help my feelings of anger I get at some people sometimes. I have been doing better at controlling that though. So hopefully, blogging away my anger will be therapeutic for me. All I can do is try, right? And if it don’t work, I will hunt my friend Michael down and beat the crap out of him for letting me know about this site! lmao jk Mikey, u know I loves ya 🙂