I hate running out of staples in the kitchen and now that I’ve got two dozen fresh eggs I’m happy! We’ll have some scrambled egg tacos tonight with flour tortillas.
The paperback copies I ordered of Dr. Pol’s book came in and I gave Brad one of them to read. I’ll take the other one to Audrey and I’m sure they will all enjoy reading it and it should make a good addition to their family library.
We saw the chiropractor today and we are both feeling much, much better. One of Brad’s shoulders was feeling tight and stiff and now he’s got more range of motion. My left ankle is much better after Randy worked on it. I needed my cane to get around yesterday but today I’m good! I need to remember to put ice on the ankle when it bothers me. Such a simple, easy thing to do and yet I forget to do it.
I was working on a pair of socks in the waiting room at the clinic and a very nice lady stopped, face all lit up, and asked me about my knitting. She does crocheting but doesn’t knit. She was very interested in the long, circular needle I use to knit two socks at the same time. I can’t believe it took me as long as it did to finally feel comfortable with 2-at-a-time socks on the same needle but I’m really glad I stuck with it.
I think I’ll work on the sock ribbing this afternoon in between loads of laundry and icing my ankle. I need to put a load in the dryer and start another one. I can easily do three medium loads today and be caught up with laundry for the week so I don’t have to worry with it over the weekend.
I tried watching Bongino’s podcast today and just couldn’t get past the first few minutes. I’m speechless. He’s all upset about the reports of a couple of parents having to be cuffed and one of them tazed at the scene. An unsecured scene with reports of gunshots and Dan’s upset over the way the parents were detained. Seriously? Dan! What were the cops supposed to do? Let the parents run past them into a building with an active shooter on the loose? Dude, stop thinking like a parent and think like a cop for a minute. Can you remember how to do that? Geesh.
Brad found an article online and shared it and I did likewise. Read this article and you’ll see that it’s not quite what the media has been telling us, folks: Police Tribune Article. For one thing the local cops arrived onsite in minutes and began evacuating students and teachers while the shooter was still in the building. Yes, it took a bit to neutralize the shooter. A tactical team had to get assembled, load up, arrive, and be briefed before they deployed. The fact that the CPB tactical team could get there in forty minutes was outstanding. These things take time.
Secondly, the school was secure. Doors were locked. A teacher opened a locked door and let the shooter inside the school and then failed to shut and lock the door to her classroom. That is not protocol. That is not policy. That was not what she was trained to do.
This whole thing breaks my heart and I don’t know what it’s going to take to get people to understand what is necessary to protect our children and their teachers. Needless to say there has been a lot of praying going on in this house and in the homes of a lot of other people since this happened. There were so many red flags before that young man followed through with his threats. I don’t know if we’ll ever have all the answers. He shot his grandmother in the face but she survived. I can’t imagine the hell that young man had been living through or for how long, but it didn’t have to end like this.
I’m thankful that Audrey decided to homeschool her children and keep them out of public schools, for a variety of reasons. The Denison Independent School District is better than most, but still…I’m happier with our grandchildren NOT in public school. Sarah would be too shy to speak up in class, Rachel would try to teach the class herself and they would both be waaay ahead of their classmates and fret and feel held back in public school. Joshua would feel lost and at sea and Jacob would LIVE in the principal’s office. They all learn at different speeds and levels. Joshua holds back around his sisters and we’ve only recently begun to realize how smart that young man really is. They are doing really well with their studies and living on the family farm really is the best thing for all of them.
I’ve logged off of social media for the next several days for the sake of my own sanity and peace of mind. I’m focusing on taking care of my family and enjoying the time I can spend with them. Life is good in our little corner of Texas and I am eternally grateful for our blessings. Have a blessed Friday afternoon and evening and remember: It’s RED Friday! Remember Everyone Deployed!