Sunday, January 9, 2011

Black Saturday

Well! My wishes for peace didn't last very long.

Today, as most of you probably know, there was a tragic mass shooting in Tucson. Six people were killed, including a federal judge and a beautiful 9-year-old girl. The target was our US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. She is still alive, after taking a bullet through one side of her brain. Of course, this is terribly serious, but the surgeons feel she is doing very well, CONSIDERING.

I am just so depressed I can hardly function. I have met and spoken with her, and she is just a wonderful woman and a great representative.

Several times in the past years I have honestly looked at moving to Canada (yes!). The political and social climate in our country is just so horrible and I can't see how it will get better. The people mostly responsible for spreading the lies and hate refuse to take responsibility. They are (as usual) filling the airwaves with "he is a lone actor" and "things like this just happen". Bah

The champion overeater that I am has actually lost her appetite. (Don't know how long that will last....)

I am SO SICK of the intolerance and hatred and bigotry. Our state is getting worse and worse, as the nuts have taken over in Phoenix. I don't think leaving Arizona would make much of a difference, though.

I hope I will calm down soon, so I can make a decent decision. Right now I'm pretty upset that I just signed a 3-year lease on my office!

I'm doing lots of praying. I need help!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I had four days off over New Year's and had some leisure to think about "life and things".

I have been upset on and off over the past several months about how politics and other social issues are going. Everyone seems angry with everyone else and common sense is totally NOT present on any side. I lose sleep sometimes, mulling over events or personalities or comments made, etc. Not good!

I have decided to pursue PEACE. We won't see peace in the world unless individuals are peaceful. This starts with personal peace, so I keep bringing my mind back to that . When I'm driving - a situation with many opportunities to lose peace! - I remind myself: peace, peace, peace. It seems to work! It requires constant reminders!!!

Now I want to pursue other ways to bring simplicity to my life, and therefore more peace.

Today I canceled the local paper. Reading it most times seems to get me agitated! I will miss the crowssword puzzles!! Ha!

Next? Getting rid of STUFF - my extra clothes, etc. Stay tuned...!