I am amazed at the outpouring of love on behalf of my nephew and family. It makes me truly inclined to believe in the good of humanity and that no matter how far we may sometimes wander off our path, we can always find our way back to our own humanness. This is not news. We see it happen every time there is a Katrina or a tornado like the one in Joplin. The earthquakes in Haiti, the famines in Africa...good hearted people doing whatever little thing they can to help another suffering human being.
I am getting emails and phone calls from people I haven't heard from in years, offering prayers and good wishes. They are organizing a blood drive down in Florida, friends and family of my nephew and his wife, as a pay-it-forward kind of thing. Jeremy had to have almost the entire blood volume of his body replaced. It saved his life. There are people offering up prayers and support from all over the world, thanks to the amazing Internet.
He went back in today for more surgery, but they couldn't do much...his pancreas is much more damaged than they originally thought and I guess the lung is too. So, they will wait a few more days, keeping him sedated and with no outside stimulation...they've barred visitors. It's frightening and tragic and damn....I cannot imagine what my sister and her daughter-in-law must be going through. It's hard to be so far away...
We are having a cold snap (finally--at the beginning of January!!) Supposed to get down to 14 tonight and the wind has been atrocious. BUT--Thursday is supposed to be 60. It's crazy, I tell ya....
I am scattered all over the place. Made a chicken and rice casserole today for supper and served it with some sauteed cabbage and red onions. Yum...good comfort food for a cold windy day. I did a little house keeping and a little laundry and am about ready for bed, even though it's barely 11:30 PM. All the animals seem subdued as well, and Bella just came in and got into her crate and is asleep. lol I'm going to take that as a hint and go there myself.
The Irishman goes back to work tomorrow and I have nothing planned until time for MissB's in the middle of the afternoon. I can sleep in or get up early or do whatever I want. WooHoo! (I'm going to be in trouble when the time comes for him to retire, aren't I ??) lol Luckily he's young, and still has a bit of work left in him. lol
I have one cat outside that needs to come in. I'm thinking that if I just open the front door, she'll probably come flying in out of that 20 degrees out there. Hope so. I am not tracking her down. Not tonight.
Please take care, everyone. Tell your loved ones they're loved, make nice with the rest, and lets just set this world back on track again. Like some wise woman purportedly said: "Not every one can do great things. But everyone can do small things, with great love."
You all make my world a better place. Thank you.