Friday, April 20, 2007

Someone purchased things from my bargain basement using the name leeloovermorel from france. I am unable to send the links to that email you used through paypal. I get a message back saying that email does not exist. Could you contact me please?? I want to get those to you ASAP. Sorry about that.

Hi all! Boy was yesterday a HORRIBLE day!

So....as a lot of you know...I am a mom of 2 boys (Chase 5 and Hayden 3) and three stepdaughters (Brea-21;Jen-20;Kristen-16). We have been so fortunate with them and their safety and health. Well...the U.S. is still going crazy over the tragic happenings at Virginia Tech (Fox News Cnn.com). And when something like this happens...the crazies come out. Well...it touched my little world.

Sent Chase off to school and was getting ready for my cardiologist appt...running around like a chicken with my head cut off....Brandon calls me out to his office and tells me to sit down. Tells me that there has been threats against our schools and that they are going on lock down. We can't get in. I am like...huh...what does that mean???/ Then the phone starts ringing. I have mom after mom calling me. They all think of me as class mom. They heard the news and want to know what to do. I have no idea. They haven't told us what to do in times like these. Then I get on the computer and find out that a man told his priest that he was going to go on a rampage. He was still loose. Fast forward through me trying to hold it together (poorly, lol) and talking to the moms. We get a call from the school to come get our kiddos. Fast forward through horrible parking situation, lines, signing in, waiting for a teacher to bring us our child, child asking what is happening momma, going home and realizing you have had your entire body clenched the whole 2hours.

I really believed that they had to make a BIG deal about it and that my child was fine. The thing that was bothering me was that it was the first time since he has been born that I couldn't get "right" to him if I needed. The first time someone else was controlling that. It was a strange feeling.

The man finally turned himself in last night at 10pm. After all open houses throught 3 counties were cancelled. After all schools were closed for today also. After all sport games and practices were cancelled. What is the matter with these people. I am just so so so.....can you believe it folks...for the first time I am with out words.

So...I am tired and grateful. The town is all up in arms with how it was handled. They think they should have been made aware of this earlier...they knew of the threats the night before. I am not sure how I feel about it. I know that during times like this...threats come out of the woodwork. Which do you take "seriously". When do you close schools. How do you make EVERYONE aware of them. I don't envy the school system their position. I, as a parent, of course would have liked to know as soon as they did. But when do you know, as a parent, if you should keep your child at home. Do you pull them any time there are threats. Of course...that is my first instinct. I just have not had to deal with this before. I really don't know. I am just glad we are all here together and safe.

Ok...thanks for listening to me babble, hehehe.

I, of course, did not finish my layouts yet due to this...so nothing new to show you there.

Anyone have fun plans this weekend?

I also want to thank you all for your links to things you have made with my goodies...I loveeeeee to see them! I am going to go through and leave love and see if I can put some on the blog if you let me.

Don't forget to grab the beach freebie below!
mawahhhhhhhhh!
you rock

hugs and happy scrapping
Tracy

4 comments:

teeny said...

omg, i can't imagine what you must have felt like! i'm so sorry that you had to experience that and that we live in such dangerous times. it's wonderful to hear that all ended "well"- give all your babies (yes, even the "grown up" ones) big hugs. :)

IkeaGoddess said...

OMG Hun, I think I would have gone crazy with worry, especially with all the other moms calling too. It must have been awful. I'm sorry you and the boys had to go through that. It must have been scary for them too. Hugs, Angie

Brooke - in Oregon said...

I am so happy things are all ok and I can only imagine the helpless feeling you were going thru. WHEW things sure can get scary crazy fast!

Anonymous said...

So glad all is well. It is moments like these that allow us tp REALLY appreciate the mundane days.
Blessings on you and yours
Glenda