Minnesota State Shutdown
I haven't heard any MN bloggers talking about this.
It's a big deal.
It effects a lot of people.
23,000 newly unemployed people, as of Friday, July 1.
Thanks to our Governor.
I prayed for him yesterday in my rosary, and I have to admit, I had a hard time
feeling love towards him. But, I did it anyway.
He closed down all money making things, like our State Parks and our Lottery.
These are things that bring lots, like millions of dollars to our state.
He also closed down many things that will really hurt people.
My husband runs a Halfway House for men in recovery. It's a 90 program to get these guys (who have already gone through treatment) jobs and a plan to live in recovery.
They are all there on state contracts.
My husband is working for free now.
He took out a loan from his father for this next pay period,
and they got a loan for the next 2
Which gives them about 5 weeks
Then, I don't know what.
I'm asking for prayers.
My husband is really good about this whole thing
(besides being pretty mad at our Governor)
He knows God will take care of us no matter what.
I know that too, I just worry a little more.
Like, will we be living in the halfway house next month?
Personally, I think this Governor of ours wants to be known for shutting down the state.
His career is already shot from this happening, why would he try to compromise?
Yes, we live in a very liberal state.
We had an ex wrestler as a governor.
We now have as our State Senator, a man who wrote a book called
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot
Bill O'Reilly has stated he now has no reason to ever come to Minnesota.
This state shutdown effects us.
It effects 23,000 newly unemployed
It effects all the businesses that will not get any business because of road construction left uncompleted.
It effects all our State parks and people who vacation there, not to mention the vandalism that has already happened since last Friday.
It effects all the people who need services who will no longer get them
No more licenses.
I'm sure it effects many more.
Please pray with me for a end to this craziness.
We made a great father's day tee for daddy!!!
The kiddos thought up the quote by Darth Vader.
It was not an easy job to do, but it sure was fun!
Daddy left for fishing in Canada with his dad for almost a week.
(it felt like a month)
Boy did we miss daddy!!
I think I missed him the most, but it was pretty close.
He is the patriarch of our family, the head of our family.
I just love and need this man so much.
When he came home, we celebrated the day by going to the park and just enjoying him home
He brought me a French Diete Coke
There's nothing better than fresh Walleye!!!! MMMMMMmmmmmmmm......with 7 people now,
His allowed catch to bring home was not enough and we had to go buy fresh Cod....which was also very very good, we might have to splurge sometimes and get some of that.
The Walleye though, divine. It was sooooooo gooood.
I can't give credit to the right craft blog as I lost the paper I'd saved for a month....
I found it!!
I found it!!
Anyway, you paint Artist canvas like this....
then water paint paper to punch out butterflies...
and then stick them on with sticky thingy's
Didn't they turn out beautiful?
This is me with one of my many coconut oil treatments for lice.
This is how bad it smells.
At least for this pregnant mama.
We think the lice is gone....but keep doing the treatments every weekend,
just in case.
We are pretty sure we got it from baseball.
We now have our own baseball helmet.
I am still dealing with lots of nausea
And I have no energy.
I'm hoping to start feeling better in about 6 weeks.
Lite strawberry drinks!
(I've made these since I was about 18 --it's a Jamie original recipe)
mix in the blender
(may want to add a sweetener or two)
I love mailboxes.....but you know that don't you?
We're off to swim and enjoy this beautiful, warm, sunny day!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!