Saturday, January 08, 2011

Day 8

Gus and Elphie this morning

Steve getting Gus ready for his bath

Chompin' on his G in the tub

Have you ever stopped to think about tragedies and how for the people involved, it was just an ordinary day, and then something happened out of their control that changed their life/their family's lives forever?

We went grocery shopping today. It's Saturday, and it's something we do every Saturday. We went to Wal-Mart and went up and down the aisles looking for our weekly items and not once did we think we were in danger. Not once did we think anything "bad" or life-altering would happen while we were grocery shopping.

I imagine that the people who were shopping at the Safeway this afternoon in Tuscon were not aware that by doing something as simple as going grocery shopping, they were putting themselves in harm's way. Not only was a federal judge killed, but so was a nine-year-old girl and four others. Some were there for a constituent meeting with AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and others were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. The Congresswoman is in critical condition after being the target of the shooter and being shot in the head.

My mind is absolutely blown by this whole ordeal. What kind of world are we living in where this happens? I can't even imagine what it must have been like to be in that store when this happened. Innocent people there to do their weekly shopping, and apart of something so tragic. To top it off, Sarah Palin's PAC has put a gun target on various Democrats that she's targeting in 2010. Among those listed, happens to be Gabrielle Gifford. Now I'm not saying that Palin directly caused this shooting today, but seriously?? How is this okay? If this was a high schooler doing this, they'd be arrested, so why is it okay for Palin to have any involvement in this? She had a "hit list" and had gun targets on the states of these Congress men and women... and then lookey lookey... some idiot with a gun took her seriously and literally and decided to shoot one of the people on Palin's hit list. OMG!!

I don't know... I'm shocked by the whole thing and just sick by it.

Anyway... off that soapbox for now. Today was a pretty good day. We didn't do much and we were supposed to go to church but I had a massive headache and didn't feel well after we returned from our shopping trip.

Gus has gotten really good at trying to stand up on his own. It's a little scary how quickly he's growing and trying to move!! He went from zero to ninety in a minute! He had some apples and peaches today and didn't hate them... I just think he wasn't really hungry when I tried to feed him. There's always tomorrow...

Until then...


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