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Challenge upon challenge

It’s been a rough few days. My dad had to go back to the hospital for more surgery and he was there for a week and just now home. Doctor’s not sure what’s going on or if he may have to go back. That’s been adding a lot of stress for me, more so considering I’m so far away from him.

My older daughter’s been acting out a lot since I went back to work. She doesn’t do well with change and she needs more attention from me.

My younger daughter’s been sick with a bad cold¬†and a ear infection since she started daycare.

I’ve developed my old RSI injury from being back at work after a long time and headaches from looking at the computer screen.

There’s been some good news too – A2 (younger daughter) is doing much better at daycare and adjusting better. A1 is doing better compared to before with less tantrums and I’m trying to do a better job and not losing my patience.

Life is good! I’m so grateful for all I have and thank god for all my blessings. When I read the news and see how many people are hurting, I think to myself – Thank you God for taking care of my family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last few days has been crazy

So, the last few days have been crazy and I can’t believe it’s the first week of April already and I haven’t posted for a few days.

My husband has been travelling for work recently, taxes and with getting the house cleaned and ready and handling the kids, I’ve just not spent much time on the computer at all.

We also had a health scare with my dad. He had a subdural hematoma and required brain surgery. ¬†It was so scary and to be so far away from him was really hard. Thankfully, he’s now feeling much better and at home recovering.

I started work this week after being gone on maternity leave for a year¬†and my ¬†younger daughter started daycare this week. It’s been hard to leave her at daycare but I am happy about being back at work.

I hope to post more frequently once I am back on a schedule.

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First act of vandalism

This week, when I was in vacation at Disney World, my mailbox was trashed and vandalized. It looks like someone took a baseball bat to it and smashed it. I initially thought it might have been truck reversing and damaged by accident. Then one of my neighbors emailed me to say their mailbox was also smashed. They are of Chinese origin and we are from Indian. Needless to say, in the current political environment in the US, this feels strongly like a hate crime.

We did complain to the police but nothing much can be done.

In so many years of living in the United States, I’ve never had any racist experiences. I’ve never felt like I was unwelcome or had an uncomfortable moment in any way. In 7 years of home ownership, nothing of this sort has every happened. For the first time, I feel nervous and scared of living in my own home. I feel unwelcome in my town.

Perhaps I am being impetuous in naming this as a hate crime but I need to look at this from my every angle for my family’s safety. I’m not sure where to go from here but I have to make sure I do all I can to keep my family safe.