This week has been amazingly difficult...In more was than you can imagine...Obviously the biggest most glaring is that we are staring at the anniversary of the accident. I've really not known what to expect or how to act....Knowing that the day is upon us this Thursday, I've been proceeding with caution if you will as the day actually gets closer. Now this is when the story gets interesting... Of all weeks...The last week of school, Stevey Joy is the star of the week, Caleb just getting back from his honeymoon, Will gone for senior trip....you won't believe what happened! Yep! I'm just gonna say it! If you live in the South, and have kids in school....sooner or later it WILL happen....LICE! There I said it.... Hopefully you all won't go running for the hills and the pesticides but yep, it happened to us. What is so funny about this story is that I had just told my husband that if we were to get lice in our family (the girls).....I would go completely crazy and check out mentally! I seriously said this in light that some cases were being documented in our school! I thought it would completely undo me! UGGHHHH! But then I thought....It would be just like God to give me one BIG thing to have to deal with leading up to the day of the accident! You SEE...I'm a neat and clean freak....So, what did I do? For some unknown reason...I remained calm! And what does someone do when you need to become completely educated on the best way to deal with something?....you call those who have been through it....and you search it on the internet.....SO....I am happy to report, after talking much and reading, and then acting on what I read.....we are taking care of this most intrusive problem! The good news is this! We treated both girls and then checked them for over an hour and 1/2. We only found 4 on Shaoey and just a few more than that on Stevey! We pretty much caught it in the beginning! However.....Because I do things by the book most of the time. We now have washed just about anything and everything that can be washed in our house. We have bagged up everything like pillows and stuffed animals for 10 days like the internet says, sprayed all the chairs and couches etc.....We are now using special shampoo from whole foods that is a natural deterrent, and wearing a mixture of essential oils to school behind our ears and on our wrist as I obtained this recipe for repellent off the internet as well! Yes....you name it, I've done it!!! The girls have been checked for another 45 minutes tonight as well as mom and dad, and we are happy to report....NO SIGHTING OF THE LITTLE VARMINTS!!!!! Now tomorrow I get to start pressing and reassembling all the beds, etc. that were taken to the Laundry Mat today! As you can tell in the picture, I had great, cheap help....It went by relatively quick and painless (other than I ruined 3 of Shaoey's favorite blankets), and now.....I've done the spring cleaning that I probably would have never done! Especially on this week, when all I've wanted to do is cry! I really wanted to be mad about this intrusion, but really....I think this was a sweet diversion to help me SEE that I still have much to do and take care of here...even when I really just want to be there...In the BIG BIG House, to SEE Maria.... One thing is for sure... I am most certain that there are no Lice where Maria is! Perspective... A pretty big word worth pondering....huh? Keep praying, and thanks in advance because I know you all will!
Hugs, but not too close (just kidding, they really are gone),