We are in the middle of what has become the most difficult week of the year for me. It's just three years since mom was hospitalized, had biopsy surgery, was diagnosed with a vicious fast growing brain tumor, and entered a nursing home for the last month of her earthly life. To put it bluntly, I miss my mom. I miss her a lot and I can't wait to see her again!
And right now I should be strong and supporting my daughter and many others who will be without employment and a paycheck if the state of Minnesota shuts down on July 1. I must be pretty dense, but I do not understand how a state can just shut down. Think of it: pay checks and benefits for thousands, medical assistance, veterans hospitals, state mental hospitals, unemployment checks, adoption subsidies, PCA and other services, housing assistance, state parks, state safety and other public officials, etc. The list goes on and on. These services and programs are necessary. How can a state just shut down?
It's been raining. A lot. Our gauge said two inches yesterday, while the weather newscaster reported some spots around us had up to three inches. And guess what? Tomorrow and Monday are the only two days out of the next week that are supposed to have sunshine. The rest of the time? Thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, I am patiently waiting for our new car. Patiently? We ordered it less than a week ago, and I'm wondering how much more slowly time can pass......they said two months or more!
So I guess this all means that I'm not really enjoying June 2011 and am hoping the rest of the month goes quickly and that July brings better things. But then again, mom died three years ago in July, if the state shuts down we will be feeling the effects big time, the car still won't be here, and who knows about the weather. Could still be raining, I guess.