So far Princess Nagger is enjoying school – hubby and I were wise not to voice our negative reactions about her new teacher in front of her so she wouldn’t be caught up in the negativity. I’m guessing that the teacher must have had a bad night the night of orientation. Let’s hope none of that infringes on her classroom.
Princess Nagger caught her first cold of the school year over the weekend – poor thing had a fever and was clingy. But she’s a smart one, she snuck Rolex the puppy upstairs and took quite a nice nap Saturday afternoon. She got rid of her fever by Sunday so she was able to go to school today, though reluctantly. She’s still in the “But I’ll miss you too much!” mode, but she’ll get there.
I’m still adjusting to a new sleep pattern that doesn’t consist of staying up until or past midnight each night…boy is that a tough adjustment to make! I still find myself thinking “One more blog post to read, then I’ll head to bed…” And then an hour later… Well, you get the picture. So bear with me as I adjust my external and internal clock and work my way into ‘catch up’ mode since I am so severely behind I feel like I’m swimming upstream more often than not.
The lack of sleep apparently messed with my depth perception on Saturday…or was it Sunday? I was bending over in the kitchen picking up shredded paper the puppy thought was a cool activity, but wasn’t paying attention to how close I was getting to the corner of the counter…until I smacked into it with my forehead. Specifically my eyebrow bone right above my eye. That was a wake up call – with stars and everything.
I thought for sure I’d end up with a black eye or something, but I lucked out – just extreme tenderness
and swelling on the brain. Of course my depth perception didn’t fare any better the next day while I was using the curling iron on my bangs to straighten them and smacked myself in the forehead with the extra-hot iron. Luckily it was right at the hairline so the fifty-cent piece sized burn can be camouflaged with my bangs. Yep, I think I need more sleep. Or serious professional help.
Mother Nature is still smokin’ something funny and not sharing with the rest of us. Last week we were still gasping in excessive heat and humidity mode, then *poof!* this week she’s sucked the heat right out of the atmosphere and blessed us with cool weather. What happened to the gradual transition? Last night’s low hit a whole whopping 49 degrees! (That’s Fahrenheit for my Canadian friends – I don’t know what the conversion is to Celsius, sorry!) Just know that it’s cold for this time of year. Today’s high is only supposed to reach 75 degrees…I’m loving that daytime high! Score one for Mother Nature!
In case you were wondering, Fall happens to be my absolute most favorite time of year. The sunny but cooler weather, no humidity, you can have doors and windows open and get some nice, crisp, fresh air. There’s just something about Fall that makes everything seem so much better. OK, yes, probably just in my own little world, but you’re allowed to visit anytime.