September 26, 2009
Living without pain. Two days ago sciatic pain forced me to either walk or stay in bed, sitting on a chair was out of question. Today, I have no pain and I am extremely grateful. I woke up at 5am, without pain, without that fatigue I have suffered from for quite some time.
Today I had pasta and chicken for lunch. How lucky that I had an opportunity to eat. In the early hours of the morning I went for a walk. Cool fresh air, peaceful and quiet. How lucky I was there too.
I am very much aware this could end at any time, all this could be taken away from me. Therefore it is important to remember- and I try- that each moment is mine, my decision to use those minutes and hours the way I choose. Yes, there are moments when I forget. But then I remember.. and I am grateful.
September 21, 2009
No news is often good news.. news, when they happen such as this one http://www.horseandhound.co.uk truly is bad news. Happened in England in April, I hope by now they'd have caught that horrible person, who is guilty of animal cruelty such as this. And yes, let that person burn in hell. It is disgusting that people such as this idiot exist. And as always, this is just my opinion here, but I am sure many people would agree with me.
"Shire horse foal shot in horrific attack in Lancashire
Nick Rutherford, H&H newsdesk
16 April, 2009
Shire horse Cara was blasted with a shotgun at close range while she was being sheltered by her mother at Buckhurst Farm, near Ramsbottom, in Lancashire.
Experts fear that Cara, who was exhibited recently at the Peterborough Show, may be left with long-term breathing and feeding difficulties.
She is being treated at Liverpool University's veterinary hospital.
Police are appealing for any riders, ramblers and mountain bikers who might have seen or heard anything at the time of the attack overnight of 9/10 April will come forward.
Detective Sargeant Nikki Bithell, of Rossendale CID, said: "This was a heinous crime which has left a defenceless animal with horrific injuries.
"The motive for the attack is not known at this stage but we are following up several lines of inquiry.
"We believe this was an isolated attack and don't believe that other horse owners are at risk."
She added: "We need to catch the person responsible for this terrible atrocity which has left an animal maimed. Its trust of humans will, without doubt, be affected, possibly for life."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Rossendale CID on 01706 237347 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."
September 15, 2009
On my flight 3 days ago seat (70D)was not comfortable. The seat next to me was empty, but what did the passenger on the other (70G) do. At first he was listening to music, headphones on, but the volume so loud that I could hear each and every word of the song. That was not enough, he turned on both his and "empty seat passenger's" video screens, volume to the max, sooo annoying and inconsiderate, Star Trek and a Chinese movie. Had I know what comes next, I'd have said keep the music on. Dinner time: he was one of those without any table manners. Burping, sniffing, smacking his lips. I was spared from seeing him finishing his dinner as I fell asleep, only to be woken by loud music straight from the headphones.
Young man, wearing a cap, headphones on, sunglasses on but facing "backwards, somehow attached to the cap.
He may not have any hearing ability left when he gets old if he carries on like this. Anyway that's none of my business. To hear or not to hear.
Next thing he decided to do was sleep, using both seats, the empty one next to me as well as his own. No prob, I just felt that he was tad too tall for two seats. He arranged his pillows and blankets- I was following this with great curiosity, and next thing I felt was pillows leaning on my arm, and his head on the pillow. Now!! That is just too much. I moved my arm, his head popped up "soriiii" he said. Yeah right. I lost count how many dirty looks I gave him and called him "Pig" but none of that registered in that head of his, perhaps hearing already damaged by love songs he was listening too bloody loud. On top of that he did not know how to wear seat belt. Mild turbulence on the way, el capitan ask us to wear seat belts, but not this one, noooo way. He either did not care, did not hear, did not want to.. or all of the above. Sigh...
Flight was full, no seats nowhere in sight and I just could not be bothered to ask to change the seat, incase I'd land sitting next to someone even worse.
At the end of the flight: a spectacle. The plane still in the runway, some hasty ones jump up and get their suitcases out of the overhead compartments. Seatbelt sign on, no matter what cabin crew says, this happens at least three times. Unruly passengers should be thrown out of the plane? Unbelievable, totally uncivilized, seat belts are there to be worn, rules to be followed. Poor cabin crew boys and girls, they've probably seen and said it all, but it keeps happening again and again.