Wednesday, March 23, 2005

A Blathering Post About a Bunch of Things

Yesterday was not such a great day, diet-wise. I did exercise, which is a big deal for me (I hate it). But the eating - not so good. We have so many leftovers from the Mardi Gras party, its hard to avoid overeating. So I am thinking, if I can exercise a few times this week and not worry about the eating portion, and then start the diet part next week once all the leftovers are in my belly (or thighs or butt or whichever part they choose to stick to), it should be ok. Right?

I have been contemplating a post on the Terry Schiavo situation. I was thinking its just too touchy and people are just too passionate about it. And I think maybe that's my problem - I am not feeling passionate about it because I don't know who is telling the truth. Is the husband a total jerk who only wants his wife dead so he can move on with his life? Are the parents hopelessly holding on to the possibility of their daughter recovering when that is medically impossible? Are they being selfish, making her live in a way she did not want to live just because they can't let her go, or is he just a big fat liar in saying she wouldn't want to live like this? Its hard to know. Whenever there is a case like this, the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.

What is infuriating me is hearing everyone, and I mean everyone, expressing their opinion on tv about what should happen. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion - but don't you think Terry's family and the doctors should be making these decisions, not Patricia Heaton (from Everybody Loves Raymond) and Mel Gibson? What do they know? Both of them came out with statements yesterday saying how *they* think this should all go down. Just because you are famous, doesn't mean you get to decide if people live or die. Or that anyone really cares what you think.

And I am sick of this being a "talking point" for every politician and religious leader, trying to win over voters by blathering on and on. This is a woman's life we are talking about, not a way to gain votes in the next election.

I don't know what should happen in this case, but I think that's ok. Because something important has come of it anyway. Hub and I have now talked about the subject so we know each other's wishes, and we are going to meet with a lawyer to draw up a living will. So, while its a terrible thing that's happening in Florida, it should be a lesson to all of us to have our wishes in writing.

7 comments:

mrsmogul said...

It's funny you mention that you and the hubby on discussing a will because we were talking about that as well last week. It's kind of scary to think about but necessary.

Bumbling Bav said...

Oh another good post by you!

I feel all the same ways as you. And it has also made a new point for hubby and I to talk about.

I think you worded yourself wonderfully! Top marks!

Andrea

Bitchkateers Unite! said...

Ok, send the leftovers my way then. I'll save you from eating them ;)

Yeah, I'm sick of that situation as well. I don't give a rats ass what anyone thinks. Between that and Michael Jackson, I've stopped watching tv altogether.

Glad to have stumbled back on you.

~debutaunt

Dawn said...

I think that your diet plan sounds great. I think I will adopt it also.

Ben said...

Spot on. It's a private matter so everyone should stop trying to make political mileage out of it.

By the way, thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting - very classy of you ;)

Sleeping Mommy said...

I totally agree with your points Denise. I don't know who is telling the truth and who isn't, so I don't feel like I can say anything on this subject--let alone have the right to.

catherine ryan said...

This is the best post I have seen on this topic. I agree with you completely. I haven't blogged about it, either, because I'm exactly like you. And I'm also sick of everyone else acting like they know the truth.