Friday, July 06, 2007

Ultimate Procrastination! Friday Five!

In honor of doing NOT what I should be, but that what I WANT, I am going to play the RevGalBlogPals Friday Five special!

So, today, I am...
1. Wearing...office clothes~~my favorite chico's traveler's gauchos, tank, and floaty asian silk jacket. Feels like jammies, but looks unbelievably professional and I will be ready for dinner out after work!

2. Reading...blogs about church, ministry, lectionary texts and a pottery magazine.

3. Eating...very healthy. Spinach salad with mandarin oranges, cucumbers, raw peas, and a few slivered almonds; roasted spaghetti squash; and red and yellow peppers for munchies in the afternoon.

4. Doing...lots of writing. Earlier, however, I got to walk my dog Venus along the Mystic River where we saw lots of squirrels, rabbits, her friend Finnegan...we listened to the birdsong in the breeze and enjoyed the fragrance of whatever the wildflowers are now that are blooming. Ahhhhh.

5. Pondering...sermon for Sunday, memorial for next week; and the front page news of the Boston Globe. The lead story was about a three year old girl abused (allegedly, I guess one has to say) by her mother's live in boyfriend. He hit her with a belt and bit her repeatedly, so that her hearing is impaired and she has had multiple surgeries and plastic surgeries to repair her ear and lips. The quote from the little girl is "He bited me and hit me. He broke my lip." WTF?? What kind of mother covers up for a LIVE IN BOYFRIEND that way? I know, I know, people are messed up, but the guy was BITING the child? Where was DSS, you ask? They believed the mom's stories--in spite of several professionals (e.g. doctors) saying they were suspicious of abuse. I know their hands are tied and everybody probably did their best to the ability/extent of the law that was allowed, to do everything they could to protect this little girl, but how could this have happened? It is embarrassing and a travesty. When animals bite humans, in some areas, the animal will be humanely euthanized, because it poses a threat to others. What do we do with biting humans?

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Your last one on the 3 year old being abused...

We teachers deal with this all too frequently... the amount of abuse is BAD -- and they practically have to be dead for agencies to address the issue.

Mary Beth said...

Well, I was feeling hungry, reading everyone's food (including yours) but now I am FURIOUS and I would like to let that man get bitten by something a lot bigger than himself and see how he likes it!!!!!!!!!

I need to breathe for a minute!

Ok.

Love your outfit, BTW!

Leah Sophia said...

Congrats on your first ever Friday Five...your #5--I heard about that horrific situation on our local ABC affiliate. Oh, I love your outfit, too!

Songbird said...

It's a terrible, terrible story. I can't imagine how we live in a society where the system can't help with this sooner, or where a woman feels she has to sit by and watch this happen.

Teri said...

your lunch sounds divine...

...and GRR.

sometimes I don't like people much.
right now is one of those times, it seems....

Sally said...

what a terrible story ( if only it were fiction; but who would write such sick fiction)....

oh my- glad you played friday 5- that outfit sounds wonderful..

Diane said...

1. my dog Scout wants to meet your dog Venus.
2. your newspaper article was something sad to ponder. What an awful thing to do to a child. so sad.