ANOTHER STAY AT HOME DAY FOR BEAUTY
Beauty is still unwell, she appears very exhausted and her eyes look very grey and heavy. She is still only eating things like toast and cake but she is drinking lots, this one has hit her really badly. Every winter term she seems to be constantly ill but this one has been worse than usual, she looks so much smaller and frailer than a week ago. She is getting lots of enjoyment from her video's and DVD's, her books and her toys but she spends most of her day sat on the floor, in a chair or in her bed. She is even quieter than normal, she still chats and sings but nowhere near as much as usual.
I WILL be glad when she is back to normal, even with the constant noise and activity.
Other Beauty News.
On saturday Runningman said to Beauty,'Hello' and Beauty said,'Hello, how are you?'.WOW, I'm impressed. I know it is only learned behaviour but it is so encouraging. Yesterday Beauty was messing with the DVD and I asked her if everything was ok and she put her thumb out to me in an ok sign, moments like this are so frustrating as they make you think, DID SHE REALLY MEAN THAT?
UPDATE ON THE POPE THING
According to the latest report on the BBC website there have been attacks on at least 7 churches in Palestinian controlled areas and there is also concern that the killing of an Italian nun in Mogidishu in Somalia was in retaliation for the comments made. Turkey State Minister Mehmet Aydin said that the Pope appeared to be saying sorry for the outrage caused but not necessarily for the remarks themselves. The Egyptian Brotherhood, the Egyptian Opposition Group also welcomed what it called the Pope's 'retraction' but later warned that it did not amount to a definitive apology and would not be enough to satisfy all Muslims. A spokesman for Hamas which controls the Palestinian Parliament said,'We do not view the statement attributed to the Pope as an apology'.
The President of the General Assembly at the UN in New York has called on religious leaders to promote reconcilliation. She has said that religious forces could advance dialogue, reconciliation and peace and help people embrace difference.
And my opinion on the situation is
LISTEN TO THE WOMAN-SHE IS TALKING SENSE