Saturday, October 20, 2012

Back in time...or into the future

After reading this morning that 21 year old Whitney Heichel's body was found and she was murdered by her neighbor my mind started to recall all the recent murders that have been on the news...
Teenager kills brother, sister and then mother...
Mothers body found, Adult son admits to killing
8 year old girl never made it to school, 4 days later her body found dismembered in a ditch.
... these are just the headlines that are coming to mind from the last couple of weeks.

What kind of world are we living in that this is okay? To take someones life?
Sitting here thinking of all the media, movies, games, stories that my generation and the next generation see perverts the mind that murder, stealing, suicide, rape, lying (the list could go on and on) is okay.
What is the purpose of these events? What is going through your head when you alone decide you should take someone's life?
I know this is a little more harsh then some things I usually would write, but it is just so disturbing that all these people who had dreams and aspirations for life never get the chance to "change the world" or simply enjoying living in it. Some messed up in the head person decided to take life into his/her own hands and play God.

I know you can't change the past, but what about our future? What is happening to our next generation?

Can't we go back in time to the days of the Brady Bunch, Andy Griffith, Chips, Gilligan's Island... things in these shows and from this era brought wholehearted enjoyment without horrifying evils. Even the music of the past is better than most we have today... instead of harsh crushingly loud raging people "singing" (if you can call it that) about hatred, death & darkness, there was the Beach boys, Ricky Nelson, The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, and so on.
You can't wear rose colored glasses and ignore life, but you can always hope for a better place for you and the generation to follow. You can't change history, but if you don't learn from it you will have more heartache than man should even imagine.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. -Karl Marx

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kokanee & Rainier - To catch you up on life:

Little Kokanee - the day we brought him home.

 In February we added 2 little boys to our family.  They were abandoned on a road in a snowbank, and we fell in love. They have been challenging but so much fun! Potty training was the worst. They learned tricks before they got that part figured out, but now they are staying home alone and doing ok. (I still miss not taking them to work and getting to see them every couple of hours). This is just a quick photo blurp of their life so far with us...

Little Rainier - the day we brought him home.

My "Boys"

And now... since they are at home waiting for me... I think I'll head out. 

Needless to say, these little guys are such an amazing part of my life. I would never want to imagine life without the enjoyment and pleasure of my "boys"......

Fall has arrived

Sandpoint Idaho - 2012
Well, fall has arrived and brought many wonderful things with it! Not only do I get to be greeted with a crisp fall breeze when I exit a warm building, but also the wonders of starting a fire when returning home from work. If only my "boys" had thumbs and could keep the fire going during the day.

They are growing quite quickly it seems and are now about 10 1/2 months old. They not only keep me and CK on our toes, but are now staying home all day in their kennels and not complaining too much.

The hardest part of this time of year is saying goodbye to the wonderful summer clothes and bringing out the warm sweaters, snow pants  boots, hats, gloves... and on the list goes. If only you could enjoy winter in flipflops and not freeze!!! The forecast is calling for snow on Schweitzer on Saturday night and maybe even down to 2100 ft (our house is at 2126 ft) Burrrr... but this is why we live here in beautiful North Idaho, for the 5 seasons - Pre-Winter, Winter, Winter some more, Mud season & Summer. Just a peak into our beautiful world:

Yes, this is the Pend Oreille River. And I get to live on the shores of this beautiful place and enjoy it all year long.