I’d like to take a moment to salute all the teachers of the world who work so hard for our children. You rock!
Today is the first day of classes at Xy’s new school.
I took her traditional “first day” photo as she left the house. Not easy holding a toddler in one arm.
As I noted last year,
There’s no longer a single big “back to school” day in our fractured system. All the schools are on different schedules now.
Xy’s new school is starting a week early because they plan to move to a new and improved location mid-year.
Oh yes, it’s going to be a hellacious year.
Speaking of moving, I called my favorite Realtor yesterday to set the wheels in motion for making a move ourselves. Further ruminations forthcoming.
As for Persephone, she’s turned into a hat-loving freak.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
As for me, I am taking the day off to enact the remediation I mentioned a couple days ago.
I had a few brief flashes of panic — “oh no I’ve bit off more than I can chew” — but it’s pretty much gone according to plan so far. I used duct tape to get the biggest flakes off. I wet-scraped and wet-sanded and now I’m letting it dry. I have been scrupulously, obsessively careful about containing the mess, and I think I have succeeded.
I also think that I may be coming down with a cold.
Meanwhile, they’re doing something with the beehive in the house next door, but damned if I can figure out what.
Apparently it involves burning big sticks of incense.