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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yesterday started as any other day---
I have CBC radio blaring forth in every room as I get the house tidied --
Around 10am I heard about a shooting in Ottawa----
I stood there watching the commotion on a TV---
It was shocking!----This is Canada---Canadians are a very peaceful, passive, quiet, caring people!--Why is this happening here-in Canada?
I stood there in shock-

Anger has taken over this morning. Why have these young people's lives been so disturbed, that they choose to hurt others? It makes me want to cry----There are others out there like him-----extremists---copycats-
---so troubling------

So, on the home front here....Day #3 has begun-----1278 calories yesterday --down another .5 of a pound-(recycled)-my brother refuses to call his stroke a life threatening thing--(dunno if he will change his eating habits)--Fat Cat really is looking better (filling out)-Himself has a Birthday on Saturday--He will be 86 and still working----must be a record somewhere---We have no snow ---(Praise the Lord!)---and --I shall try very hard to journal---exercise and be happy---
To-day I shall mourn for the poor soldier who had a young child--a little boy---who loved his dog-who was just a young man, doing his job!
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    Some people are so lost and have no anchor to hold them or compass to guide them
    1986 days ago
    I so understand your tears, Lynda --- I shed many due to the ways of this world myself.

    God bless you & yours with His unique & wonderful provision & protection!

    1986 days ago
  • DALID414
    Awful when things like this happen
    1986 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Very sad day yesterday for our country. We are peaceful and friendly but like all countries, there are weirdos and nut cases, some with anger at the world.

    My heart goes out to the young soldier's son and all his family and friends.
    1986 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Mind-numbing. So much trauma and tragedy in these times. Sorry this has hit in your part of the world.
    1986 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    DH broke the news to me by first asking me what the friendliest, nicest country on earth was ... I answered Canada ...
    We grieve in solidarity with you.
    1987 days ago
    so shocking...yet now part of our lives in this hemisphere...we grieve with you.
    1987 days ago
    Such disturbing news. I don't know what's happening. But it's very shocking wherever they happen. And they tend to happen everywhere.

    Congrats on your weight loss!! emoticon emoticon
    1987 days ago
    I too was shocked to hear about the shooting yesterday. My boyfriend made the comment that we never hear about things like that going on in Canada. What is this world coming to?
    You are doing great! emoticon
    1987 days ago
    As an Ottawa resident, I have to say I am proud of the way we picked up the pieces today and keep on going. As a former soldier and the mother of a soldier, I have to say I am proud of those who wear the uniforms. As a Canadian, I have to say, I am proud we stand together. We may have lost some of our innocence yesterday but I don't think we will let this change who we are. Scared or not, we will be remember a brave young man who only wanted to serve his country and honour those who have served before. My prayers are with his family and hope this madness ends.

    1987 days ago
    I think we Canadians lost our innocence yesterday. It was always "someone else" before; now it's our country under attack by home-grown or foreign extremists. We must be more aware and vigilant, but we must not make let these tragedies change our faith that most people... even those who don't look like us, dress like us, or even think like us... are basically good.

    Please pray for the family and friends of the dead soldiers, and show your support for the military and all first responders.
    1987 days ago
    I heard about this at work yesterday. It's hard to take in. Canada is where I have a lot of family, and the last place I would imagine something like this. My heart goes out to the young man's family.

    All we can do is try to be an example to those who meet us. Personally, I think you do a wonderful job!
    1987 days ago
    I heard about on the car radio yesterday morning while driving into my office. So shocking and so sad. You just have to wonder what is in people's minds to do something so horrific. The world is a very ugly place these days with lots of evil people acting upon evil thoughts even in peaceful quiet caring Canada. No country is safe these days it seems.

    And sorry to have to burst your bubble about Himself and a record that he is still working at 86. We have an ortho still working who is 92. And you would never know he is 92. Most people think he is 20 years younger. I should look so good at 61 (and by that I mean fit and healthy and younger looking). That man has more energy than I will ever have.

    emoticon for peace to all.

    lots and lots of emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1987 days ago
    It is mind-numbing that these things go on . . . here, too. I think MOMTO is right. We cannot undo what's done, but can go forward to honor those who have perished.

    I guess my own sense of "it can't happen here" was shattered long ago. That's a good thing, though, as it did help me realize the importance of living in the moment.

    Yeah for .5 lb. released (even if it's re-cycled)!

    And an early happy birthday to your Himself. Wow! 86! Awesome. A testament to the fact that he's doing something right AND he has YOU to take care of him! emoticon

    Hugs and prayers.
    1987 days ago
    I weep with you, Lynda! This is not supposed to happen in peaceful Canada... but it does go to show that when in the grips of that kind of hatred, no one is exempt from being a target.

    I will fall back on my own resolve following November 5, 2009, when my son's unit came under fire right at home in Fort Hood, Texas: we cannot go back and undo the horrors... we can only live our lives from this point forward to honor those who have lost theirs.

    Not taking care of our health doesn't bring back those who have been lost, nor does it heal the grief of their loved ones. Today, use this sadness to fuel your own resolve, and make your choices in that young man's honor.

    1987 days ago
  • GABY1948
    The world is becoming darker and uglier everyday. So sorry Canada had this happen.

    You are doing emoticon and can't wait to wish Himself Happy Birthday next week!

    1987 days ago
    This stunned me beyond belief - why Canada, indeed?

    emoticon emoticon
    1987 days ago
  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    We on the other side of the border are saddened and shocked along with you.
    So unexpected, and so senseless.
    1987 days ago
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