Today is a zomby day. I was up at 2:30 this morning to wake up hubby so that he could leave out of here at 3:30. He had to drive to Galveston to catch a helicopter out to the Gulf this morning. Good thing he and son got some quality time yesterday afternoon for math review. Hubby was able to come home from the office at lunch time so it worked out. Hence, I feel like a zomby. I went back to bed and got back up around 9:00. Makes me feel wierd when the routine is disturbed.
Today I read in the newspaper a former teacher in my son's former school has received a sentence of 12 1/2 years in prison and lifetime supervision on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. I had been following this case as he was caught while my son was still a student at the school. He was the Athletic Director at the school and he was also being held in jail for molesting some of the boys active in sports in the school. But those are state charges. He hasn't gone to trial for that yet. His lawyer is the brother of Tom DeLay's lawyer, thanks to his mother's wealthy new husband. I would like for him to rot in jail for the rest of his sorry life.
The up and coming generation are weighing heavily on my little mind today. I also read an article about a group of 33 students who attend a charter school here locally who will be participating in the Millions More March in D.C. this weekend. One of the high schoolers was quoted as saying he hoped people coming together and unity was the lesson of the weekend. From a march sponsored by the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan? He needs to read a little more history, I think. Perhaps his teachers have failed to teach the hatred spewing from this loon's mouth whenever he gets a microphone. Not to mention his UFO story about his divine interception by one on a mountain in Mexico. I see these Nation of Islam people on tv here all the time and they are not about unity. So now I am wondering how this trip is financed and is it my taxpayer dollars at work? I have emailed the author of the news story - she didn't bother to delve into that aspect of the story. Maybe I'll get an answer.
Talked to MIL last night and told her I am scanning the web this weekend for airline tickets. She is happy to be coming for Christmas. She missed out last year. I have a few activities planned for when she is here so we can keep everyone entertained. She wants to go to NASA after I told her they have opened back up the behind the scene style of tour that was closed after 9/11. She has been in theatre ( and in movies as an extra) so I am getting tickets for us to go to a dinner theatre for their big Christmas show. Bonus for me, no cooking! That takes care of 2 days so far. Only a couple of more to go! Son and Hubby leave for winter scout camp the day after Christmas so she'll be leaving that day, too.
Where is my Christmas card list?