I've been making some clay hearts, playing with paper hearts, bought Valentine M & M's to put in a jar (these aren't going to last long!), and found a cute kitchen towel at Target. Maybe I'll have found and/or made more Valentine related stuff and actually begin putting things together in a way that satisfies me. I keep finding creative ideas all over the blogosphere!
I saw this at Peg's Sister Sal--makes you think...
Let's put our senior citizens in jail & our criminals
in nursing homes..
This would correct two things in one motion:
- Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
- They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc.
- They would receive money instead of having to pay it out.
- They would have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance.
- Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
- A guard would check on them every 20 minutes.
- All meals and snacks would be brought to them
- They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
- They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling, a pool and education...and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artists.
- Simple clothing - i.e.., shoes, slippers, pj's - and legal aid would be free, upon request.
- There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens.
- Each senior would have a computer, a T.V., phone and radio in their room at no cost.
- They would receive daily phone calls.
- There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints and the ACLU would fight for their rights and protection.
- The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with attorneys available, at no charge to protect the seniors and their families from abuse or neglect.
As for the criminals :
- They would receive cold food.
- They would be left alone and unsupervised.
- They would receive showers once a week.
- They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per month.
- They would have no hope of ever getting out.