Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.


Monday, April 09, 2007

May Madness

I have been one busy llama. Yes indeed I have. Today I put down my security deposit and first month’s rent for our new home (perhaps pictures to follow one of these days?) We aren’t scheduled to move until May 19th, but me as the ever organized budgeteer (no, not budgerier (isn’t that a bird)) I’ve managed to set that money aside in order to be done with it and move on to more important things. We have one hell of a month coming up, and it gets my stomach in knots all over about it.

May 3rd – May 7th we fly to Denver to celebrate my mum’s graduation from university with a nursing degree. She will graduate a few days before her 55th birthday, and she has worked long and hard for this degree. I also haven’t seen my mum in around five years, so this is a visit that is long overdue! While in Denver, Bob the kids and I will have some up close and personal time with my sister and her husband and my little niece (the precious emma!). By up close and personal I mean we will all be crammed into their living space in a sleep over kind of fashion. Do you think I am imposing? It will be fabulous and overwhelming and wonderful all at once. ALL.AT.ONCE.

May 19th I plan to move into our new townhome. Yay! That means I have exactly four weekends total to get ready for this move thing. Damn. It may as well be tomorrow.

Oh, and then May 22nd? Have I mentioned that date yet? Mmmmhmmmm. Three days after our move mister Sandis monster will have his tonsils and adenoids removed. I am nothing if not time-effective, wouldn’t you say?

Yeh….Something like that. So we have a crazy month ahead of us, and me? I’ve been up in arms packing whatever the hell we don’t urgently need to make my stress level concerning impending move like, go away. Is that possible?

Now I have known all this was going to happen, and honestly, I WELCOME it. Good-bye shitty two bedroom unsecure apartment! Yee-ha! Seeya! I’m so totally like NOT even cleaning you when I leave! Good-bye mr Sandis monster tonsils that have my boy sick every other week! SO TOTALLY BE GONE!

But still, despite all this joy and adventure, it is fucking stressful.

Did I just cuss? Meh, …….I don’t even know what to say about all that.


Anonymous said...

I continue to be awed by your optismism and your strength. Congrats to your mom. Good luck w/ the tonsils.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I too continue to be awed by your strength and I draw strength from you too.

Good luck with all of this, and I look forward to hearing about all of it!

Keith said...

Congrats to your mum on the nursing degree. From one who is partially down that road (and on temporary sabatical) I can say it is one tough row to hoe. I hope her future workplace will pay her what she's worth and treat her right.

Good luck with the tight schedule!

Maddy said...

At last - perhaps you could think of it as compulsory weeding!
And Budgerigars to you!

Molly said...

It sounds like quite a lot of change happening in the near future. That's really exciting and really scary all wrapped together. Good luck!

Lora said...

You amaze me, what with all that you have going on and you still have such a great attitude too. It is stressful indeed but you will get through it, I have faith in you. Take care of yourself and good luck with everything. ~Hugs~