My daughter was surprised that Obama won this year's election at school since Bush won the last one. So she polled all her friends and had them sign a list if they had supported either Obama or Clinton. The list surprised me--there are kids on there whose parents I would have thought aren't liberal, ones whom we'd avoided discussing certain issues with. With the ADA Restoration Act and this election, I'm excited about some of the possibilities.
But--news flash--texting, walking, and wheelchairs/scooters don't mix. Please look out for other people. Other families were also letting their boys play football behind my scooter last night at volleyball--dangerous to me and to other people. Both my husband and my father-in-law had to stand behind me to protect me. Plus it's really not appropriate there--it's distracting and disrespectful to all the girls playing (several games going on at the same time).
My brother-in-law has had a death in his family and will be here shortly to stay for a few days. One of our grandmothers was moved into assisted living--it's good to have her nearby rather than in another state. Our son's in withdrawal mode again, and my depression continues. I'd still like to move. This quitting work has been a mixed bag.
The kids, I can't keep up with them. They do some extracurriculars with school, thank goodness, but that means they're there even more hours. They each are very active in scouting. One's in a school service group, takes guitar and art after school, is on an art history academic team, is in choir, plays the violin, and plays volleyball. The other plays soccer, takes a building stuff class, and is one of the three from his grade on the spelling team. And I get lonely...I need real part time work, I think, but flexible in some way. I don't know. 60-70 hours a week, too much; 0, well, I am not I and don't even take care of the regular volunteer projects I should.
Am I depressed? Yes. Job loss (even self imposed) plus health issues can be depressing. I do think I should go back to my regular psychologist to figure this out.