Abnormal: Adj. Deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable.
The past two weeks (sorry for neglecting you, blog, but I had my reasons) have been sprinkled with the abnormal.
The first, of course, that is on everyone’s mind, is the weather. Over the past couple of weeks I have just over and over been having to remind myself “This is March!” It’s almost like mother nature has decided to skip spring entirely. Which makes me sad. Because I love spring. I think I’m getting gypped.
I traversed out into this abnormal weather for research purposes this week. For SPARK, we are planning to take all of the kids hiking to Natural Arch next week. Neither Mike nor I had ever been there before (even though it’s pretty close by) so we went over there to scout out the land. It was pretty hot. Very summer-y. The Natural Arch is very cool and worth the hike. And, as Mike pointed out, the best part about this trip was that WE WERE AT WORK. Hiking for work. Ahh, lovely. I’m pretty excited about next week. After the hike, I also had my first ever Ale-8-One which is a type of ginger ale that is made in Kentucky. And I liked it!
On the morning of that day, I experienced something that is a little out of the ordinary from my personal experience. My TB test was out-of-date so I was sent to the health department. Here, though, you don’t need to get a TB test every time you come. You can just get a TB screening. A TB screening consisted of a lady asking me if I had any of the symptoms of TB and then BING BANG BOOM she gave me a piece of paper saying that I was TB free. That wouldn’t cut it in Michigan. I would also like to make note of the fact that this brief transaction actually took up an hour of my time.
Last weekend was not abnormal, per say, but resulted in a change in the McCreary household. Our lovely housemate Meghan said good-bye to CAP and headed home. I spent most of last weekend working on a scrapbook for her and the rest of the weekend our internet at the house died (and is still dead), so that is my excuse for neglecting the old blog. We’re going to miss her, but such is life in a volunteer house.
The next abnormal happening is that there has been a panther sighting at the preschool! Gasp! How exciting! Of course, the experts say that there is no such thing as black panthers living in Kentucky, but the locals say otherwise. And this past week some people at the preschool believe that they saw one across from the playground. I watched an episode of MonsterQuest on this very topic. This is the first time in my life that I have ever been part of a real life MonsterQuest. I think I’m going build a large panther catching trap. Then I will be famous. And possibly rich if I make my story interesting enough to write a book and get a movie deal. Oh, the possibilities.