Friday, July 6, 2007

I'm Much Calmer Today...

Hope everyone had a safe & happy 4th! At the last minute BF had to work, so I spent the day doing what every red blooded American woman would... Shopping! Actually, I just spent about an hour out and about. I did find a really cute skirt at Ann Taylor for $9.99. Can't beat that!

I also made it to Barnes and Noble and picked up the latest copy of Texas Monthly. THE Texas Monthly I alluded to in my most recent post. I will say that for the most part the writer did a fine job. He did everything he could to imply her guilt, which I appreciate. However, not sure who, but someone told him a big ole whopping lie about daddy and that doesn't make me very happy. I don't know if he inferred this quote from something that woman said, or since daddy wouldn't talk to him he just made something up, but it burns me up nonetheless. He said something along the lines that while daddy wasn't on call he would run this woman down and tell her that all her life problems would be solved if she would accept Christ. First of all, any of you who know my daddy know that he would NEVER do that to anyone. Second of all, my dad never talked to this woman. I don't even think he knew her. So, there you have it. I think the magazine did a nice job, but really wish they would not have given this woman another 15 minutes of fame. But I guess it's a good story. Much like a Lifetime Movie.

Be sure to pray for me next week. The BF is going out of town and I'm dog sitting. I can barely take care of myself in the mornings and now I'm going to have to get up even earlier and take him outside... well, at least it's not, oh 14 degrees outside like it was the last time I puppy sat while my dear friend Gina was in FLORIDA!!!!


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Angel of Death My Foot!

So, I don't know how many of you actually know this, but my grandfather, my daddy's dad was murdered by a nurse. She calls it a mercy killing. And I guess Texas Monthly sees it that way as well. They have a story about her this month and the title is "Angel of Death". Well, lemme tell you. She was no Angel of anything. She was a murderer. Plain and simple. My grandpa had fallen on the ice and was in the hospital for his hip to the best of my recollection. My dad left the hospital, at which he worked, btw, one evening and grandpa was talking and very lucid. The next day he was dead. This nurse had decided I guess that he was in so much pain that she would just put him out of his misery. And she did the same for quite a few others as well. How nice of her, huh? She was such an angel to not want these people to be in such pain and misery. Man, I'm so glad that she saw it fit that my grandfather's pain was so great that his family could just go on better without him. Why would we want to have to take care of him and love him? Why would we want him to be around to see his grand children get married and his great grand children be born. No. He was in so much pain that there's no way he would have ever enjoyed it. And yet she lives to tell her side of the story. Wonder if she ever talks about the fear in the patients eyes when they suddenly wake up realizing that they can't breathe and that their life is being taken from them. Wonder if she ever thinks about the families, the hundreds of people who have to live every day with the memory of what she did to their loved one? Wonder how she can sleep at night knowing that she single handedly rocked one small town to it's knees with national news coverage? I wonder if she gave them one last chance to say goodbye. Would she have still decided their lives were not as valuable as her own?
Sorry for the heaviness of this post, but wow. Angel of Death.
***I stand corrected. The title of this article is Angel of Death, not Angel of Mercy as I had first posted. The editor of Texas Monthly Magazine let me know that. My apologies to anyone who I may have confused or misqoted or misrepresented.***