Saturday, December 30, 2006
It has been a strange morning. I got up to read that Saddam Hussein was hanged. I don't know where you stand on this capital punishment issue, but the whole thing seemed kind of rushed to me. I guess holding trails on other cases that would also condemn the man would take time and money...and you can kill a man only once, but it still seems the other accusers should have also had a chance to publicly condemn him! Anyway, I walked to the breakfast table with these heavy thoughts. Jessica just wanted to go for a ride in the car. She brought me her elephant slippers. I should have taken her picture. Juergen said he would not drive her anywhere unless she wrote where she wanted to go. He got her keyboard. She pushed it away. I asked her to write for me. We sat down on the stairs, and she typed out IKEA. She wanted an new IKEA catalog to tear. She is home on Christmas vacation, and so board. She only wants to sit in her bedroom and tear paper. The IKEA catalog makes fine tearing! So Juergen put a coat on our funny looking elephant footed Jessica, and drove to IKEA for more tearing material. I was left to clean up the breakfast table, and think about the serious world affairs. What an odd day!