That all feels like a lifetime ago.
I'm in such a state of limbo until I get the disability approved. I just try to keep the faith and know that it's going to all work out. It just feels like time is standing still and flying by at the same time, if that makes sense.
I'm tired of hearing about the George Zimmerman trial. What turns me off is that so many people are angry about this one white/hispanic on black crime that went - supposedly - unpunished. What about the people who live in my old hometown of Riverdale who are afraid to go out after dark because of black on white crime or black on black crime? It hurts to know that I don't really have a hometown to go home to. Once my parents move out of there, I won't go back. It's a community in decline because of the increase of violence. That's not a racial statement, it's a statement of fact. It breaks my heart to think that an innocent young man's life was cut short but having lived in an area where people who look like Trayvon would give me cause for concern... I don't know that you can blame people for being afraid enough to defend themselves or even to take the offense to stand their ground and defend their neighborhood against crime. I have nephews who look like Trayvon but I can guarantee you they aren't walking around in the dark wearing a hoodie and they don't appear menacing. That's the thing. I had a couple of uncomfortable situations while living in Riverdale over the past year when young black men walking together in a group past our house made me uncomfortable. My response was to start talking to the dogs as I got out of my car to make sure people heard the dogs barking. I would say, "It's ok, Killer, mommy's home..." I wish life wasn't that way but the thing that nobody seems to get is that people wouldn't be afraid of others or suspicious of others if there wasn't a precedence of crime and violence in those communities. You can't blame people who want to protect themselves.
I have a theory about Baby Cambridge. I think Will made Kate wait SOOOO long before he married her that she's getting back by keeping the whole world waiting for her baby. I can't wait for the new season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. There's another season of Who Do You Think You Are coming on TLC next Tuesday. These are the things that keep my interest these days.
The Nook is working again. I think Austin fixed it but I was asleep so I don't know how.
And now it's time to dig into my beef stew. Happy Monday, y'all.