Baylee is currently finishing her degree in pres-school, so she only goes half days.Her afternoon office is across the hallway from mine, so every few minutes she brings me her "work." I get yards of adding machine tape with random numbers on them.She did deserve to get away from me for a little while. I actually got up, grilled some steak and made jalopeno poppers wrapped in bacon and even roasted sweet potatoes. And they'll tell you whose team they prefer to be on..." and so-on. At one point Belle had to leave the Beast and rescue her father. " Dear God, this is not a sensitive moment Im having is it? Maybe it was a combination of both, but I was choked up and sobbing a few times. It was the thought that I still had 1 hour and 45 minutes of this to go! The back and forth of motions, responses, petitions and the grueling slow grind of the legal wheel is often maddening.... Our society has one of the finest judicial systems in the world, if not the best.This stuff was on its 5th day by the time she needed to get out of the toxic relationship. By Sunday morning, I was feeling like I was over the hump. Seriously, I thought about how cute Breeann was as a little girl always wanting to watch Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid. If not understood, on the outside, it looks like a cluster of unorganized chaos.Today my job is simply to present you with the most current information, without inserting my opinion.I hope I do that, while honoring this process of law.Seriously though, some of these columns were very well done and made me smile to think how far back my heritage in the newspaper business goes. KWIBS, of some form, has been a part of Kansas newspaper history for close to 75 years now, with a few years of gaps in between.
I also get lots of drawings of bunnies, sunshine and trees - refreshing for this time of year. One Tuesday afternoon back in early 1989, my dad took a trip to Missouri and left a space-filler for his column that said, "Will Return." I was working as the pressman during those days and saw an opportunity to test my writing skills.
I didnt really care and started flipping until she yelled, "Beauty and the Beast! I clicked it and expected to be asleep within a few minutes. With each court filing, I try my best to put it into plain English so that you can process it.
It was a 2 hour movie redone recently on the basis of the Disney cartoon that from 1987-2008 I had watched more than 100 times with my daughter Breeann. Every motion, memorandum or rulings are just small pieces of a complex process that our community must go through to get to the end.
I kept waiting for a cart to roll by my house with a driver wrapped up in linens and a mask shouting, "Bring out your dead! For the record, I know she loves me and takes the entire "in sickness and in health" to heart, but Im a better caretaker than she is. I cook, attempt at cleaning (no where near her standards), bring her drinks, soup, medicine, take her temperature, place ice packs on her head, etc.
When Im sick shes like, "Im going to Wichita today shopping with my cousin and let you rest! Shed had about enough of me and my coughing and moaning and she did go shopping and have a girls day so I could "rest" as she put it. Its a dance that nobody likes to dance to, or likes the song. It might be a terrible analogy, but thats what happens in our court systems.
I had also cut my teeth on VHS repair during those years when the machine had eaten the movie and my daughter would break out into tears. My heart breaks when I think about what everyone has gone through in this difficult situation: The family and friends of Steven Myers, The Sheriffs Department and all of the deputies, the EMS crews and the people of Sun City and Barber County - all wanting answers.