Maybe I’ll be embarrassed by this later, but…

The whole Swine Flu thing? I think it’s media-hyped hysteria, frankly, unless they’re not telling us something.

I’ll keep my kids home, and we’ll entertain ourselves by planting flowers and playing in the sprinklers and just generally having a nice time, but I still think that shutting down the schools is utterly and completely stupid. I really do. Cough and sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands a lot, and don’t go out in public if you don’t feel well. HOW HARD IS THIS, people?

And honestly. 13,000 deaths from complications from regular influenza SO FAR in 2009, according to CNN… and we have ONE death from Swine Flu in the United States, hundreds worldwide, and two suspected cases 15 miles away and they shut down the schools in the entire county? Really??

I get the need to protect the idiots from each other, since there are parents who will send sick children to school anyway and infect everyone else. As a teacher, I totally get that. I got whooping cough from a student 3 years ago because they came to school anyway. But I still think it’s absurd.

Or maybe Stephen King was onto something with “The Stand,” and this is the end.

Hm. Maybe I’ll keep an eye out for crows, too, then.

What’s been going on in MY life…

So. Here’s a photo gallery of stuff happening in my life…

It’s just the start, though… I’m also doing a LOT of quilting (of which I haven’t taken many photos, shame shame…), lots more sewing for the girls, and I got a part on Sweeney Todd! We start rehearsals on May 4, and I actually have a principal role! WOW! I’m playing the Beggar Woman… Now that I’ve read the script, it appears to be a larger part than I had originally thought (I knew that she was pivotal, but she’s in a lot more scenes than I realized). It’s going to be an exciting challenge to play this role. I just hope with every ounce of my being that I can avoid my typical bout of laryngitis… I think I’ll talk to Viv about that as we start into rehearsals, and ask her to beat me with a stick if I start abusing my voice.