I will be honest, like most everyone else in the northeast corridor, I am mentally exhausted this week from everything that has been going on. I don’t know if it is because there is a special place in my heart for runners, (my husband is one as are many family members and friends) or if it is because of our city being the host of the Boilermaker whose finish line was almost outside my front door, I don’t know if it is because I found out that a very dear friend has a brain tumor, not long after another was diagnosed with breast cancer. Or if it is that all of this was in addition to the explosion in Texas and the crazy storms that are ripping across the east coast right now. I just feel like yelling, “UNCLE!” I mean UNCLE already!I am so sad that these boys not only wasted their lives but other’s lives as well. I am so sad that there is are families without their children tonight. I keep hearing “terrorist” but this mom can only see a stupid, weak- minded kid. Destructive and dangerous yes, but stupid and weak- minded too. And for what? He had a future…I am livid that our ridiculous senate can’t represent it’s people who elected them as well as they represent those who line their wallets. I am annoyed that our state is testing our kids in the most ridiculous way and that 8 year olds are losing sleep over it. That my accelerated daughter is nervous about the 8th grade math test because even though she is in 9th grade math she has to take the test, without the review built into the curriculum. Not happy at all.I think I am just done. I think all I ask is for people to be sensible and it seems as though we have lost our ability. So there is my rant. Please pray.