Because I am obsessive, and because it is my blog
1) Went to the allergist today. Nice guy, also has a 4-year-old daughter, but she was born in September so they're going to wait another year before starting her in kindergarten. She's smart, well of course they think she's smart, *chuckle*, but kind of reserved in social situations, so this will probably be better for her... oh, my weird allergic reactions? Huh. He doesn't know.
The upshot is, next time I have an outbreak I'm supposed to rush to the nearest hospital and get a blood sample taken within an hour. This will work out fine as long as I don't have a class scheduled, i.e. if it happens on a Tuesday or Friday afternoon. Since no one has any idea what brings it on, or when, there's no way to predict when it will happen. Excitement abounds.
2) Send RedHeadDread some good wishes--she's trying to deal with a sticky holiday-related situation at her daughter's preschool. Her post on the topic inspired me to address it with the 4th graders I saw today, and they blew me away with their insights on stereotypes, including their thoughts on their own stereotypes of Native Americans. There is hope after all, maybe. I am--in the most general, least celebrating-a-genocide way possible--thankful for that.
3) Maybe I am taking this get-the-family-blogging thing too far. (I expect this one to have a mainly family readership, not necessarily to be of interest to blog connisseurs. All words guaranteed authentic; I'm just the typist.)
My question: why did she title it "Happy Orange Hour" and then choose the pink template?