Good evening friends. It's been a rather dreary day here. I haven't got a lot done. Been lazy! I can't seem to get too motivated.
I have started a new project. When my mom, Darbee Rae and I went on a girls trip to Pigeon Forge, we both bought punch needle kits. Mama has completed several. Me-just haven't got around to it. I decided to pull it out the other night and start my kit.
You can't laugh if I show you. Remember, I am new to this. Ha!
I've only got two rows done, however I am excited to finish it! Guess when it is done it will be a good excuse for a girls trip huh? I will need another kit huh? (SMILE)
I do have a little excuse for getting nothing much done today.
Let me tell you about my situation yesterday.
First, let me tell you about her school.
Her school is beside a bank which has always made me a bit nervous, but they are very secure. All of the doors at the school stay locked and a passcode must be used to get in. Once the children are in, they never leave inside. There is an enclosed bridge that connects the two buildings. I love that. The only time they go outside is for the playground and they are inside a fence then.
Now to yesterday.
I was sitting in car rider line for pick up and was looking around. There were two men in the parking lot. They were in front of where cars pull into the teller lines. One walked over towards the ATM and the other walked over near a parked car right beside the car rider line. He sort of propped himself up onto a car that obviously wasn't his. He was very fidgety and looking around a lot. He kept an eye on the man that walked over to the ATM. I seriously thought they might be about to rob the bank or the ATM. The one near the ATM disappeared. I have no idea where he went. The one near the car rider line positioned himself facing the school where they were loading kids in the cars. He would stare at the car line and then back up to where the kids were being loaded. He didn't miss a move. He stared constantly. It made me VERY nervous. I am not passing judgement on anyone, don't get me wrong. BUT. 1. Why was he standing there when the bank was open?
2. He was not dressed nicely and had on heavy boots and a toboggan. Another reason to look suspicious. 3. Why would you stand and never break your gaze on a school's car rider line?
Do you see why I had a reason to be nervous? I was a basket case last night. I sent a text to her teacher making her aware of it and never heard nothing back. She is usually really good about writing you back. Usually almost immediately. I debated on even taking her to school today. I guess I was over reacting but who wouldn't now days? Hubby told me to go ahead and take her but to drive back thru there several times during the day. Luckily, we live only about 2 miles from the school.
Well...to make matters worse...or maybe better.....when I pulled into car rider line this morning, there was a police sitting in the parking lot across the street from the school facing the school and watching. That made me feel a little better but then at the same time, a little worse. Maybe there was something up.
Needless to say, I accomplished NOTHING while she was in school. When I picked her up, I was so relieved she was home, I just sat and did nothing.
I am not ready for this. I prayed and prayed and prayed for her and the safety of the school. I know that is really all I can do, but it's so hard not to still worry. She is my baby.
Thanks for listening. I know many of you have school aged children or someone in your family involved in a school setting that you worry about and I am not the only one.
I hope all of you have had a great day.
Until next time...