Since returning from vacation last Monday...
...my mom's cousin died of brain and lung cancer. He was younger than my mom. My mom is very close to his mom, her aunt, whose husband died last year and who had already lost two sons.
...my dad's youngest brother died in what appears to be a self-caused car fire (i.e. suicide). He struggled with mental illness all his life (manic-depression) and everyone is reeling, wondering what more they could have done. He had two sons in their early 20's, one of whom is an alcoholic.
...Mr. M saw a scary symptom of some GI trouble. He has a consultation today with a GI doctor. It could be nothing, or it could be serious.
...our tub had to be re-glazed, so we were without a tub/shower for the weekend. Thankfully a kind neighbor let us come over and shower at her place.
...the place we're moving into is not ready yet (half the electricity is off for some re-wiring, etc.) but our landlords/upstairs neighbors assure us that it will be ready by the weekend.
...we are moving this weekend, so our apartment is chaotic, dirty, and teeming with stuff I didn't even know we had!! Plus I looked at the weather: from tomorrow through next week, they're calling for thunderstorms every day, including our moving day.
...and in IF news, I'm in the two-week wait and just hope that if this month isn't *the* month, then AF gets here already so I'm not in pain for our move.
Jesus, I trust in you! Offering up all the headaches, anxiety, grief, and just plain annoyance for all of you reading this!
(I could really use another vacation...)
p.s. forgot this one: My alarm went off at 3:15 a.m. this morning because I had it set for last Monday to get up for our 6 a.m. flight and forgot to disable it. =(