Just as sure as we thought he was not going back and could be permanently based at Fort Polk( no deployment ) in his area of specialty, the Army called and gave him a 24 hour notice of shipping out back to Iraq. Another reason not to believe any thing you hear about this war unless it comes from some one seeing it themselves.
Brooke will not be returning to Iraq. It seems the base he was stationed at in Iraq ,Sadr City, has been bombed frequently in the last four days, not that there weren't problems with female Iraqi snipers and small children who would just as soon blow your head off as accept any help from an American soldier. Brooke was shot shortly after Thanksgiving which I did find out about until the first week in January. Tuesday afternoon when I was returning him to Alexandria so he could leave for Iraq today(May 2nd) he told me that his sister had a cardiac incident at school that day... which began the process to extend his leave... what happened at Sadr City is the kind of langiappe I was not expecting. Sometimes there are small miracles .
On October 23 rd 2007 ,my breast cancer returned with a venegance...after all the stress of the previous year I was not surprised. This time chemo was not a walk in the park but painful and at times I was very ill. The good news is that today the worst of the battle is over. I still have 8 weeks of radiation and surgery facing me but compared to the last 6 months that seems like an easier path to follow. I apologize for my not staying in touch but I believe all of you will understand.
My mom died early this morning (May 31st) I have managed to get out a few emails but considering the enormity of my address book and most of them being C2 friends I find this an easier way to address the death of my mother. She died 9 months to the day my dad did. She never got over losing him. I am sure their reunion was a happy one.
Once again I am painted as a complete lunatic... my brother will get away with what he did because my mother caved in and demanded that I drop all charges against this animal I unfortunately call my brother. She says she will get drastic ... what will she do probably have some kind of restraining order placed against me forcing me to leave my home since it is inside the boundaries dictated by law that i can not cross. This for a person who does nothing but sit on his rear end and watch Fox News or listen to all the hate mongers on the radio and drink. I get up and go to work everyday , I contribute to the greater good and he gets by with breaking my jaw, a gash in my head, and other assorted bruises about my face and head . . Oh let's not forget he is a dog murderer and thief. I want him to get help I have been trying to get this accomplished for three years now while my mother, my late father and my siblings have this mass group delusion that I am out to harm this whole family. Seems like I am the only paying for the sins of the others.
Tonite as if by some twisted version of deja vu I found myself in the emergency room again for the exact same reasons a family member beat the hell out of me. Some of you know I have an alcoholic brother he lives with my Mom . I stay at her house at night because she has Alzheimers and I will not leave her in the care of my brother who after 9 pm is pretty much too drunk to be of any help to her. I had asked him politely earlier not to use my bottled water to mix his drinks and make coffee with... I do not support his addictions and indirectly when he takes it upon himself to go next door and steal whatever he so desires out of my freezer and second refrigerator. I asked him why he continues to do this? I am standing in my mother's kitchen fixing myself something to eat since he pretty much cleaned me out for this week...I started to go upstairs to the room I sleep in when I am there . He snatched my food out of my hand , slammed me against the wall and proceeded to hit me about the face and head. That wasn't enough once he had opened a gash in my scalp , bloodied my nose, hit me in my left ear hard enough to burst the ear drum, and then to re break my left jaw...my ex husband did this also 17 years ago but he was not under the influence of anything. Fortunately for me the domestic violence laws in this state were changed a few years ago to where he will not get away with a hand slap and a short course in anger management. He will be doing at least 6 months in the parish jail and then a year of treatment and 5 years of probation with required drug and alcohol screens. The sad thing about this is that my siblings and my mother will lie to protect him , they refuse to wake up to the fact that he is the dead elephant in the living room that they refuse to do any thing about. I am sure they will try to hang as much of this as possible on me. In fact ,I had not been back in my Mom's house for an hour before one of them called .to find out if I was going to drop charges. Not this time ...it is his second arrest in less than a year for this kind behavior. What is funny is he told the arresting officer that I threw a coke can at him... NOT! he was trying say he was the victim of my violent behavior. the officer came to talk to me in the ER before they picked him up they saw what he did and I am sure they could smell how much he had to drink ... same as before.
I admit I have been away far too long from C2, however it was unavoidable. I finally got around to uploading pictures from last year . I have seen a promotion at work, I became certified to teach this year, the reason I have been away so long , preparing lectures and daily exams took a alot out of me.One of my sons just high school this week. The year has been good all in all. NO HURRICANES! no disasters of any major kind. My Dad died this year as many of you know and those I didn't get around to emailing this is the best i can do for now. Bud made it home twice this year once for Dad's funeral and just recently, he left to go back to New york today.
This is the Content of my
weekly e-mail to the
President and my Members
I have just sent the
following message to
President Obama, and I
think the Congress should
heed this also!Mr.
Administration is very
much to be comm...