Gee, very sad. They found ricin powder sent to the senate office of the majority leader on the Hill. Apparently, ricin causes respiratory symptoms and can kill. I looked it up and found out that it is a poisonous protein from the castor-oil plant. This brings back memories of the anthrax scare of a couple years ago. Sadly, they never found the culprit of those murders. I remember everyone in the country being afraid to even open their mail - to even touch it. They are closing down Capitol Hill to de-contaminate. Immediately following the September 11 attacks of a little over 2 years ago I was glued to the TV and could not turn it off. It was on even when I fell into fit-full sleep. All of my days were filled with TV in the background and it went on for months and months like this. I am not sure when this turned around and I decided not to become a "victim" of the news. I think it was during the Iraq war. I new it would be televised 24/7. I couldn't be awake all the time and watch it perpetually. I knew this from 9/11 and my news experience with that. So I decided to put my TV on between one and three times a day for only a half-hour or less when something very big was happening. Other than that, it was never news-all-day-again.
So, we have a foot of snow out there again today! Arghhhhhhh! I do believe it is one of the most beautiful one's I have seen yet, though. Wishing all warmth and hot chocolate.