I’m afraid I’ve been mostly AWOL today. Couple of reasons for that. The morning was spent in Lincoln driving a friend to a doctor’s appointment. Got home around lunch time, and felt wiped out. Seems I’ve been fighting either a strange set of allergies, or else some sort of virus—nothing debilitating, but just irritating: aches (mitigated by some ibuprofen or Tylenol); sinus stuff; a moderately sore throat, and just fatigue. So I took a quick look at our comments section, added a line or two, and then took a nap.
This evening, my daughter had Taekwondo testing—she got her purple belt. That’s considered an intermediate level yet. So I was there.
And tomorrow, I’ll be absent for the better part of the day at “Pioneer Day.” Fourth grade is that traditional time in the schools in Nebraska to teach Nebraska history, and the capstone of the year for probably 20-25 years has been “Pioneer Day.” There is an old homestead sort of place outside of town, as well as a local museum, and the activities take place out there. The kids dress up in something approaching authentic “pioneer wear” (my mother has now sewn two Pioneer Day dresses in the last 10 years; my older daughter, a 4th grader 10 years ago, did a lot of her growing earlier in her childhood than has daughter number 2, and her dress would have overwhelmed the very petite frame of daughter, the younger). I’m actually looking forward to figuring out what to put the boy in when he’s in 4th grade in 4 years—should be easier: jeans and a plaid shirt, or something. Anyway, I’m helping in a couple of the stations and will be mostly away (unless I decide to snap a picture and photo blog a story via my BlackBerry).