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.
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Smoke calms bees, so they can go in and move them. Probably trying to just move them rather than kill them, since nationwide bees are on a population decline. Makes me wanna write a song about incense-loving hippy bees, though, so thanks for the inspiration.
Also thanks for the comments about teachers. I started back on Monday in year-round-schooled Hawaii.
P looks adorable in her hat! Good luck with the lead remediation, you’re a bigger man than I for trying it. I can’t wait to hear about the move news, is it a big move? The suspense is killing me.
I love the “back to school” photos of XY. And how about that clean pink house next door….? When did that happen?