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“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Timing is everything.

DH took time off, so if the weather was crappy, it would have been ok to stay a few days later.  But the weather was ok and we got home safe and sound. We had a quiet, lazy day on Monday.  Today, we went to see "Rise of the Guardians"at the matinee.  I loved it!  It was funny and sweet and just what you might expect from Pixar. Santa was a big Russian dude!  the tooth fairy was half hummingbird.  The Easter bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman) was a 6ft 2 inch rabbit armed with boomerangs.  The Boogieman was out to make all the kids in the world stop believing that Santa and the others were real.  Jack Frost and the Sandman beat him.  It was cool!  I'm still happy from seeing it.

We got out about 2:30 and headed home. At approximately 3:30 there was a shooting at the food court in front of the theatre.  God bless the people who were there, who were injured, who were frightened.  The news is broadcasting live from the mall where it happened.  Most folks report hearing a big bang, then lots more cracks, and not realizing at first that it was gunfire.  Store owners dragged customers into the back of stores and locked the doors, and there they stayed for hours until the police came from shop to shop to escort them out.  "Surreal" is the word everyone is using.  We absolutely do not expect this to happen to us, even though we know it happens all over the world all the time.   Luckily, it was a slow day at the mall.  Two deaths and one injury, as well as the shooter.

We were SO lucky!  Thank God we missed it all.

12 Comments:

  • At 7:43 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    My brother's niece walked out of the mall five minutes before the shooting! I'm so glad she's safe.
    You, too!
    Did you hear my friend talking on TV? (I think) He's an ex cop.

     
  • At 11:03 PM , Blogger Timothy Young said...

    I usually hate it when I miss all the excitement, but perhaps not this time. Glad you both are safe.

     
  • At 11:06 PM , Anonymous Janette said...

    So pleased you two are safe!

    So sorry for the people involved. Always a tragedy.

     
  • At 4:45 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    I heard that on the news this morning. I'm glad I didn't know you had been there. It was scary enough.

    What's wrong with people? How does someone come to the conclusion that going to a public place and shooting someone is a good idea? I work in mental health and you'd think I'd have some of these answers but I just have more questions!

     
  • At 5:13 AM , Blogger Saren Johnson said...

    (hugs)

    Sometimes the universe is looking out for you.

     
  • At 6:09 AM , Blogger LA said...

    I didn't make the connection when they said the mall in Portland! I'm so glad you had already left!

     
  • At 9:11 AM , Anonymous LindaG said...

    Thanks be to God that you're safe. So terribly sad for all involved....

     
  • At 11:22 AM , Anonymous tlbw said...

    Yes, Donna Lee - but also, how in the name of all that is Holy does a 22 yr-old acquire an automatic weapon and multiple rounds of ammunition? We MUST have stricter gun laws. The police seem to believe the boy stole the gun but it was somewhere available to steal. Hunters don't need automatic weapons to shoot deer! Prayers for the families of those killed and injured - but prayers also for this boy's family.

     
  • At 8:10 AM , Anonymous Benita said...

    I am so glad you missed out on all of the excitement. I don't understand the mentality of going to a mall and seeing how many people you can shoot. Video game thinking, maybe?

     
  • At 2:59 PM , Blogger Galad said...

    Thought of you as soon as I heard the news. Very glad you weren't there.

     
  • At 8:25 PM , OpenID heideho said...

    Roxie, I am so glad that you both were safely away before the tragic shootings!

     
  • At 11:36 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    I am so grateful you're safe.

     

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