Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lazy with a capital Z

Holy schmankees, two posts in two days!

So much rattling around in my pea brain this morning, I just had to get it on "paper".

I feel so bad for those in Haiti, but I cannot watch anymore of it. Every news broadcast focuses right in..and again, this is a disaster of epic proportions and not to be taken lightly or shoved out of one's mind by any means, but I just can't watch any more. My little bit of money is not going to change anything for those poor folks. All the telethons and concerts and fundraisers and intense commercials by the first lady, or celebrities is not going to save any lives. Too little, way too late. The cash will help with the rebuilding, it will eventually help with sustaining the lives that are left, but it will not lift those concrete caskets resting on top of the trapped, and it will not help anyone right this second. And that just makes me want to cry. I cannot look at the complete and utter despair another second. And the children? OMGosh. Disasters such as these just leave me questioning..and the politics that become involved seriously piss me off. I don't care if you are an elephant or a donkey, this is a human problem. Gah.

I woke up too early, in pain and head pounding. I am thankful it's Sunday and I can take it easy today.

Yesterday's home show was seriously the most boring event I have ever attended but I got the spend the afternoon with Janelle and Brodie and that was awesome. He is a little mac truck...with a bit of energizer bunny thrown in. Janelle is going to have to start setting up a few boundaries for this child, he's only eight months old but for him, that means going on two. He is so advanced for his age, it makes me wonder if babies are just moving that fast these days, I have no way of knowing but it sure seems that way. He is pulling up on everything, has his own mind and ideas and lets you know when things don't go his way. LOUDLY. However, he does every bit of it with that smile...you know, the one that just rips your heart right out of your chest. It's so hard for a new mom to know when to do what. She changes his diaper and he just crawls right off...by the time she gets the diaper, the pants, and by now, the shoes, socks BACK on, she is worn all the way out. I feel for her, she is already exhausted, pregnant will do that to you...and by the time her day is over, she has fought at least two bucking broncos....but she will learn. And they will make it. It was right about where SHE is now, with a small baby and one on the way, that I started to wonder if my kids would honestly be the death of me, and since I am still wondering that to this day, I am guessing not. :)

This will be a lazy day, I don't think I am even going to cook. There is a book calling my name and a lounge chair with my name on it. Yep...that's the way this day will go. Have a happy. :)

11 comments:

Lena said...

I haven't watched much of the news on Haiti for the same reasons.

Glad you got to spend time with your grandson. What a joy!!

Enjoy your book and the time to relax!

Gypsy said...

I'm so glad you are giving yourself permission to have an easy day. I hope you enjoy the book.

Summer said...

I agree with you. There comes a time when you have to turn the TV off and save yourself.

Jules said...

Sunday is the best day to devour a book. What are you reading?

Golden To Silver Val said...

You are so right....and it breaks my heart for all the same reasons. I haven't had my TV on in days...hiding my head in the sand maybe...but I feel helpless. If I had a million dollars, it still wouldn't be enough. I keep thinking about California...this awful little nagging tugging at my brain. At least most of the buildings there are supposedly built to withstand something like that. Hopefully we won't have to find out. Today is an excellent day to curl up with a good book. Whatcha readin'? I need to get back into my routine of reading again...I was about 100 pages into UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King...and got sidetracked.

Cheryl said...

It's been a super lazy Sunday for me. I actually don't like days like that, but my guy is here and it's rainy and so...it really was a day to stay in. I had plans to make meatloaf but went to the grocery store so late and hungry that I called for pizza and picked it up on the way home. I'm splurging and having ice cream too.

Today was the first day that I really watched TV and saw the devastation. It breaks your heart to see the new state of the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. What can we do? We can't save an entire country. So, so sad.

I hope that your Brody and Janelle stay put. You need his sunshine.

Hope the day was restful and lazy and just what you need before going back to work tomorrow :)

Mary said...

We all agreed to pray for those in Haiti but to turn the TV off.

Brodie is just at the age to both charm and try you. Just wait until he's old enough to look up at you with soleful eyes and say "Pweeze." How can you say "No" to that?

Hope your day was relaxing and healing.

LL Cool Joe said...

Glad you had a relaxing day.

My older daughter arrived with us when she was 10 months old and she was exhausting, actually she's now 15 and still exhausting, just in a completely different way.

Bina said...

I feel the same as you about Haiti. I don't want to watch anymore, unless it's GOOD news. I'm tired of seeing the rotting bodies. If I were one of those dead people, I damn sure wouldn't want the world looking at me, and if it were a loved one, I wouldn't want people staring at them, either.

My mom began teaching me how to sew when I was young. I have sewed on and off ever since, and I remember in 8th I took Home Economics and we sewed there as well. I sewed most of the curtains for one of my houses, made stuffed animals for the girls, and material covered baskets as well. I had stopped for a while and I guess because I'm bored again, I decided, on a whim to make a quilt.

I'm buying my little girl a sewing machine for her 7th birthday because she loves to sew, too. I'll have to post a picture of the pillow she made me for Christmas. She did that by hand, but it's so freaking sweet!!!

Oh, I'm doing the quilt by machine. With my carpel tunnel, there is NO way I could sew it by hand.

Lynn said...

I hope it was happy. :)

Leann said...

I feel the same way you do. There is not one thing I can do to help those folks over there. Not in a way that will truly matter. Politics be damned, get those people some help and NOW. It was just as gut wrenching for me to watch when the tsunami sent thru Sri Lanka and all those other countries not very many years ago.

It is fun for me to watch on the outside while daughter struggles with her children because I am SO very thankful I don't have to anymore. I'm right there with ya on the "they will be the death of me". I'm sure I'll hve that carved on my headstone :-)

Hope your Sunday turned out as lazy and wonderful as it sounds!

Blessings my dear
Leann