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If your name is Pernilla or Petronella, then today is your day!
Saturday I worked. The afternoon started out sooo slow and boring. Then 5 delightful ladies from Colorado came in for a tour. They were interested in everything I had to say and in all they saw. They were a blessing! When the tour was over was all sat down in the south studio and we just chatted — like old friends catching up. What a great way to spend an afternoon. I got little done that I *needed* to get done but it will keep.
I went home and avoided sitting outside. It was too hot and too muggy — 95F. The clouds looked like rain but nothing here.
Today was a lazy day. I slept late. Then met John for lunch at Jalisco’s. I was prepared to maybe work or at least unlock. But John worked and Marsha unlocked. I was free!
Today was also a very sad day. A friend is dying. He is an artist, a wonderful man, and will be missed. He went to school with my mom. I have known him my entire life, even if were were not BFF. Today he is preparing to leave this life. At noon they could not hear a blood pressure. Tonite he still hangs on. My friend Lan has sat with him for several days. Very hard on Lan as they were very close for many years. I will miss Carl and the hugs he always had for me.
Then around noon I got word of the murder of Dr. George Tiller from Wichita KS. I am shocked and grief stricken. He was a kind and wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, religious man. He worked for the betterment of women. He never did anything illegal. Never. He obeyed the law. And yet he was stalked and threatened for years. His clinic was damaged repeatedly. His patients were yelled at, taunted, abused. And finally one of the those honourable people who believe in life for only the unborn & not those who disagree with them, killed this doctor in his church where he was an usher today. How can you be against him doing a legal procedure and yet commit an illegal act that ends a life? Unfortunately I do know how as I know people who believe like that. There are ways to change laws that you disagree with. And if no one or few agree with you, then the law stands. No where does it state if you do not get your way, you get to shoot someone. Our state has had to endure an attorney general who had a vendetta against Dr.Tiller. He ignored other issues to try again and again to convict him of anything. Anything. Even when voted out, he continued to harass him. And this is the end result. This act is a blight on the US and on Kansas. This afternoon I read an article in the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet about it. I am angry, sad, and quite disillusioned with so many. I had 3 friends who attended a candle light vigil for him and his family tonite. I wish I could have gone also. I should apologise but then I did nothing illegal.
Today was hot again but with a nice breeze. I sat outside for a long time. The kittens were soo lazy. Not playing but stretched out in the breeze, feeling carefree. How I long to feel that way. But today I had a newspaper article to write and my Swedish group blogg to update. I also noticed today how much the wheat has turned. Means harvest is nearing. I am NOT ready. NOT.
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Julie-Ann den 31-05-09 Hemlängtan för Sverige!