Friday, December 10, 2010

Still here

Dear Friends,

My apologies for not blogging lately.  I have been doing some extra outside work doing some in-home chef services for some elderly clients that I had made connections with during Farmer's Market, and I was needing some extra money for some future projects around the house so I have been working and by the time I get home, I am beat, so I just haven't been blogging much.  There really isn't much going on around here anyway, I don't have an interesting life anyway, pretty boring so I guess I don't have too much to say.

I do however have some things on my mind, and during the holidays, I find them unbelievable to say the least, and very sad, tragic and feeling the world is literally coming unhinged.
I am so very saddened by the news of these people, if you want to call them that, that are killing their children.  I personally cannot find the words to even think of such brutal and evil doing such as this.  I am having great difficulty in even getting a grip on this and even how a parent can even do such a thing.  I wish someone could explain this to me, though there are no words to even be able to speak of such doings.

Has our world gone so much in the loo that this is the way we handle rifts in relationships, or in difficult times?  I just even do not have words to even begin such a subject, and to be very honest, if I begin, I think that I would melt into tears.  I deal with cruel things when I handle ICU issues with pets, but children dying by the hands of parents, I cannot even put a word into play without tears or anger.  This has really the last week, put me in a state of sadness, and a feeling of hopelessness, and I think that is why I haven't blogged, as it seems that what is the use of blogging when so many other things are going on that are so monstrous in nature, that you don't even know where to start.

Anyway, I just wanted to get this out, as it truly bothers me, and I don't even think anyone could come up with an answer anyway.  I think that it is so big that only the Lord could  touch this.  I pray daily and meditate about a lot of things that seems so huge, I try to pray to even take a bite out of it.  I hope that my little prayers take a bite.

Anyway, I thought that I would pop in quickly to jot a quick note to all, before I collapse for the night.
So, please everyone, have a wonderful weekend, and I hope that next week is better.

Take care all


  1. Denim: It surely does seem that there is constantly some horrific crime involving children. I understand punishing a child--perhaps punishing too often, or for things that shouldn't matter. I have sympathy with parents who are exhausted or at their wits' end in trying to deal with a difficult child.
    Like you, I don't understand these perverted and malignant people who are torturing, maiming, killing chidlren and then disposing of them in bizarre ways. I don't think any of us have what it takes mentally and emotionally to take this in.
    On a lighter note, you're cooking for the elderly is a wonderful thing. When folks can no longer "do" for themselves a nice meal must be one of the things they would miss most.
    Never think your life is uninteresting or lacking in value. Life is mostly plodding along, doing what we have to do and hoping that there are moments of beauty and rest for our weariness.
    When you are done with your tasks, take a cat on your lap--its wonderfully peaceful.

  2. I do not know what drives these people to kill their children either - sometimes it seems to be pure spite against the partner when a couple have split up. If I can't have them, then you won't either, seems to be the thought behind some of these cases.

    Like you, I find it so difficult to come to terms that anyone could do that to their own child. A parent is the one person a child should be able to rely on for complete safety, love and integrity. How sad that some people are so damaged that they can never keep their side of a bargain in any relationship, and only want to hurt other people, and ultimately, take a life as a "solution" to their problem.

    I think, for the sake of our sanity, it is not something we ought to dwell on, because it is such a desperately negative situation that it lowers our spirits - it has happened, and there is nothing we can do but pray for the poor wee souls and hope that other people will be led to find help before being driven to this "solution".

    I am not a religious person, I have to admit, but I admire those that have a faith. I admire your trying to come to terms with this, but I cannot say what the answer is to "Why?"

    Big ((((HUGS)))). Your empathy and the caring side to your personality is what makes you such a special person.

  3. Dear Denim ~ I'm sorry you've been feeling down, but the news in the world can certainly do that to us. There is so much evil, yes evil, going on all around us, that it's a wonder any thing good is left. We don't know why things are allowed, but nothing goes on that the Lord doesn't know about and care about. Prayers, even the smallest ones from our hearts are heard by Him, and do help and mean more than we can possibly know in this life.

    Love, hugs and prayers to you at this time.


  4. Dear Denim, you are very tenderhearted and I am so sorry all this sad news has you down. You are doing what you can by praying.

    Evil has always existed in this world. I think with all the electronic media today, we just hear about it more! Not a good thing IMO.
    What a great service you are providing for the elderly. I am glad they have you and you have them.

    Try blogging more often. I love and enjoy just the mundane every day posts. Most of us live that way too. I think it is very good therapy.

  5. Dearest Denim, you are such a sweet soul! I understand your pain. The evil around us is too much to comprehend.

    When I begin to feel overwhelmed with the world I stop watching the news for a time. Sometimes I draw the curtains and put on some soothing soup and just stay put for a day or two.

    I think the cooking job you are doing is wonderful! It is a great way to bless the elderly and earn some money at the same time.

    Big hugs to you. I hope you feel better soon.

    Oh, and by the way, I think your life is VERY interesting!


  6. I've worked years with abused children and you can always count on the holidays to see more and more abused kids as the stress of the holidays mount. Foster care and medical foster care always fill up during the Christmas season. I quit after 14 years. I don't know which was worse. The abusive parents or case the workers who only cared about liability and their own jobs. What these kids go through at the hands of parents without parenting skills is awful. What the system puts them through is worse.