May 09 2006

Roundup

We had a mixed bag of a weekend. On Saturday, we went to the May Day celebration at the elementary school from which I graduated and where we would like to send Cole when it comes time. We didn’t stay for long, but it was long enough to convince John that it is really a wonderful place WITH a good curriculum (better than when I went there). He was impressed by the levels of conceptual math they were covering.

It was amazing to see how much the place has changed. From 2 school rooms when I started to now 7 buildings! It has grown so much but managed to retain a lot of the original character that made it worth going to school there. The goats are gone though. I won’t miss the smell or the flies, but I will miss the chance to see live births- they were fantastic! Those mama goats are fuckin’ troupers- I know now that I’ve been through it! And I didn’t have 50 kids staring at me and screaming and talking while I did it.

That afternoon Cole came down with a fever. He had a high fever all through Sunday- up to 103.1 at one point. Poor little bubba. All he wanted to do was be held by me and put his head on my shoulder.

I stayed home yesterday (Monday) with him to make sure his fever was gone. He’s fine now. All that’s left of the flu/cold/whatever it was is snot. He sneezes and shoots 4 inch long streamers of snot down his face which, if I don’t get there fast enough, tickle his chin and he smooshes them all over his face with his fists. Yummy. But funny. I now have an entier wardrobe covered in boogers and y’know what? I don’t care! He’s still the best little guy ever.

We have a walkthrough of a house scheduled for Thursday. I’m hopeful. We really like the place from the outside and they know we have a dog and are still willing to show us the place. It’s also a lot cheaper than many other places we’ve seen (still highway fuckin’ robbery). It could be really good. I don’t want to get myself too excited yet, just in case it falls through, but I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT!!!!!

Time to go home. More tomorrow.