Strange Day

Today’s strange not only because it would have been my father’s 83th birthday and how I learned a year ago that September 16 is also Mexican Independence Day. It’s strange because…

— Imagine the pit in my stomach I felt when I read the headline, “7 dead in Mexican Independence Day blasts” on the CBC News website, knowing that Esposo was out and about last night. Turns out this incident happened in Morelia, but considering the recent widely reported criminal activity throughout Mexico, I can’t help wondering who would think of contacting me if something happened to him. And of course, by now I have contacts in Mexico that I could rely on. But I know that, in reverse, a few people here would know how to contact him.

— My brother is in town from Moncton but I haven’t heard from him yet. I expect he might just show up for supper, per our last stated plans. Still, it’s odd that he hasn’t contacted me.

— I noticed my mom was on the computer and showing as available in Skype quite late last night, so I messaged her. She didn’t respond, but that didn’t surprise me because I don’t think she’s terribly comfortable with messaging through Skype. However, this morning she sent us all (i.e., “the kids”) an e-mail announcing that one of our uncles (one of her brothers) passed away yesterday after a fairly lengthy illness. Plus, yesterday, a close friend of the family also fell ill suddenly. So, regardless of if my brother shows up tonight, a call home is in order.

Meanwhile, the economy is tanking, the current federal election has me worried that Canadians might be so foolish as to give Harper’s Conservatives the majority in Parliament they so desperately want, clients at work are asking the oddest questions, and despite being asked not to, I’m losing a bit of sleep these days trying to help Cleopatrick out of a bad situation. Plus, the passing of Hiker’s mother last week has come to my mind frequently even though I only met the woman once. I think that Esposo and the charge I’m getting from my Spanish classes are the few things that sustain me through all the negativity and sadness these days.

{2} Thoughts on “Strange Day

  1. Hope you and your brother connected and that you had a good visit.

    And Harper. Ugh. Can you imagine if he gets a majority? I try not to think about it.

  2. Don’t think about it. Steve “the Snake” Harper will not get a majority. So think about how delighted we all will be when common sense and/or those who do not know who’s who in the zoo vote NDP or Green Party just for the halibut. Now if we could just get the media to be unbiased in their reporting and to be educated enough to know there are more than two political parties perhaps we’d have an even better chance. Amazes me how Stevie baby is basing part of his platform on chucking young offenders in permanent lock up and and getting rid of the Act because we are too easy on repeat violent offenders with a “long history” and that we shd crack down on perpetrators of acts such as driving drunk or stoned. (His words). this flies in the face of the report issued a month ago by the department of Justice that shows youth crime is down considerably as is violent crime in general with the exception of murders in his home province of Alberta and in B.C. Furthermore how exactly does a 15 year old have a long and extended repeat violent offender history of murder etc? it’s the exception not the norm and those exceptions have all been moved to adult court or the odd one or two whisked out of the country….that being said the “drunk” crime would get rid of half the cabinet so methinks. …hmm good idea.
    It also more than irks me that the Snake who has not allowed the media access to our own elected members suddenly is their biggest friend and welcomes every media op he can get. How is it that these reporters are so stupid? They should give him short shrift as he did them.

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