Last night our break room microwave had completely quit working. So, I ventured into the surgical waiting room to get some hot water for my tea. Some family members of a patient saw me and struck up a conversation. As I was heading back to work, they asked me what I was drinking. I told them that I was drinking green tea.
The woman literally turned up her nose at me. "Hmmph" she said and turned to her daughter "She looks like the kind of person who would drink green tea".
Some friends of friends of mine are going through a very tough time. Their first baby was a big girl at 9.2 pounds. Her shoulder got stuck during delivery and caused her to have a prolonged, rough delivery. She had a lengthy resuscitation, including induced hypothermia. Madeline is responsive, but still in NICU, fighting for her little life. Her parents are by her side every day, so along with hospital costs, they are dealing with lost wages and their usual bills. At http://sommerfamilydonations.blogspot.com/ you can donate some money straight to her parents. 100 % of the money will go to them. I know most of you are probably solidly in the middle class like me, but even a couple of bucks would be most appreciated, I'm sure. If you are not able to donate financially please pray, chant, offer good thoughts, work on her aura, send good vibes, light a candle, whatever floats your boat. I can't even begin to imagine what this family is going through. You can read about Baby Maddie at the family's blog: http://babymaddiebelle.blogspot.com/