I blame our sinus/ allergy problems on the flowers Bart for her first day of school. They contained mums. Mums, I believe, are Satan's flowers. If not for my taking Zyrtec almost religiously, I am fairly certain that my eyes would have swollen shut Monday night. As it is, Bart left home Tuesday morning congested, and Ladybug has had nasal congestion the past couple of days. The flowers, pretty as they are, have been sent to the garage.
Back to Day 2 of school, while I was dropping off L Wednesday morning, I stopped by the office to talk to some friends and finally get a correct i.d. tag so I could start car line. My first car line went smoothly until L started to get in the car and dropped into full drama mode. I managed to get her to tell me that she lost her lunchbox. So, we held up the car line and found it right where she had been sitting with the other kids, waiting to be called.
All in all, I think things are going well. Ladybug doesn't directly answer my questions regarding school, but she lets little things slip in conversation. Like what the other kids do or how they hurt their teacher by not listening to her. Right now, I'm fervently praying that she doesn't come down with the stomach bug that took down her bestie yesterday. I imagine if she gets it, I will as well. What with teaching Sunday School and everything else, ain't nobody got time for that!
Yesterday was National Dog Day, or something along that manner. Lucy and Dorothy celebrated as they often do. They watched for squirrels outside the windows, we played games in the back yard once L was home, and Dory went with us to Chick Fil A. A young man thought she was so cute with her head hanging out the window, that he reached in to scratch her head. Thankfully she was pleasant about it. Most of the time they're friendly girls, but they're also protective of their family.
As it is, today is a yoga pants and ponytail day, and I'm not ashamed of it a bit. I don't have to be anywhere until Sunday morning and may just choose not to leave the house at all. Well wait, I have to take Bart to return his rental vehicle Saturday morning. Oh well, at least we'll get a lunch out of that ordeal. I HATE waiting at the car rental place. The parking there is terrible, and I'm always having to move the car around, out of the way while waiting.
Yesterday had a pall over it once I learned of the horrendous shooting of a reporter and photog live on air yesterday morning. It make me think of all of my friends who have put themselves in danger to cover stories, of each and every one those days we all worked in a television station with absolutely no security system whatsoever. We had our share of close calls with unstable types. It makes me thankful for the life I have now and the days I spend with this girl.