Have these past 3 weeks been as insane for ya’ll as they have been for me? Trying to get anything accomplished has been damn near impossible! Work has completely overwhelmed me! I have been dealing with sick kids, lice infestations, complete and utter disrespect and defiance, not to mention the cursing at teachers (did I mention these were 4 year olds?)… I believe that a lot of the behavioral issues we’ve been combatting are a direct result of tomorrow’s lunar activity. The moon’s activity has always played a HUGE role in the behavior patterns of children, and I’ve worked child care long enough to attest to this!
In addition to this daily fiasco, my poor husband has been suffering severe pain due to the sciatic nerve in his left leg for the past week. We were finally getting it to ease up with the hot baths, knee braces, deep tissue bengay massages, heat wraps, and an ibuprofen regiment, when Thursday at 1:00 I received a phone call at work from my hubby man in pure agony. He had fallen and he told me that he needed me to come home right away. I was finally able to leave, (an hour and ten minutes later) once the other teacher’s had returned from their breaks. Can’t very well leave a classroom full of kids by themselves, you know?!
Poor thing, I’ve never seen him in such bad shape before! I did everything in my power to make him as comfortable as possible, and then proceeded to rub the same, newly twisted and inflamed leg. It was a rough night to say the least! We were taking knee braces on and off in 20 minute intervals. Needless to say, I took Friday off. There was NO possible way I could leave him home alone, when he couldn’t even make it to the restroom by himself! Despite the circumstances, it was a much needed break for me as well, as I still have the funk that I had a few weeks back, resulting in unrelenting fatigue.
I wish that I could tell you that we had a restful day of relaxation, but when we had finished breakfast, and were preparing to take a nap (since we had been up all night) my husband received a phone call from my daughter. Except, it wasn’t my daughter; it was a man. He heard a girl in the background who sounded to be in a struggle, and the man on the other end began cursing my husband and calling him by name. What in the world was going on? Had my daughter been abducted? We couldn’t get any answers before the dial tone was audible, so I immediately grabbed my phone and called the school requesting that my daughter call me. The minutes seemed like hours! Oh, please let my baby girl be okay!
She finally called, and after a bit of investigation, we realized that someone had hacked into her Text Now account. The phone calls and text messages from that man continued for the next 2 hours, until I informed him that I had gotten the police involved and had every intention of prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law. I guess that scared him away because we have not heard from him since. It was an extremely frightening ordeal, and I am SO thankful that my precious baby girl is safe! I don’t know what I would do if anything ever happened to any of our kids!
The events of the past several days have mentally worn me down, but I wanted to apologize to each of you for not posting yesterday, and to explain what has been going on.
Throughout the week, I have been working on 3 pairs of boot cuffs, and have finally figured out the right crochet count. The others were slightly off, resulting in an unflattering appearance. This is the pair that I am close to completing. What do you think?
I busted out the sewing machine a little bit ago, and began sewing up my fabric elastic headbands only to realize that they were a little wider than I had envisioned, and that I need to shorten the elastic band by about 2 inches to give them a snug fit; so, back to the cutting board with those guys.
I hope that this post finds each of you well, and that you are having a fabulous weekend! See you again Tuesday…