|It's not I, but accurately depicts how I look tonight/this morning.|
I'm not going in to the lab today. It's an hour's drive on the freeway, or mostly freeway (US101 is a highway in a few places), and my mom said I cannot safely make the drive at 7:30 if I'm still awake at 6:00 in the morning. I could go, as I'm 18, but I'm living in my parents' home, so I need to follow their rules. I'm not the defiant type, anyway. I really think I'd be OK, but I can't go and it's final.
My mom asked if anything is bothering me. I told her about the Internet problems She said just to block the lady of I could, and to ignore her otherwise, and as far as the author, she probably has better things to do than to worry about the accuracy of anything I did or didn't write, but that I should be cautious. I thought I was being cautious and relying on the horse's own mouth in terms of things that the authors or the author's siblings had said in books. She said the author has to have better things to do, but if I can think of anything I might have posted that might have been the impetus, I might want to remove it.
All we have to do is put in our required number of hours, and I'm ahead on my hours anyway. We have five days that we can call in before we're put on any sort of probation, and I haven't used any. If my dad calls, they'll take the excuse seriously and I won't even get any mental black marks next to my name.
I hate to waste the day. Once I go to sleep and wake up, I can do what I want, because my dad isn't lying and saying I'm sick. I'll probably hang out with Jillian's extended family, many of whom are here from Florida for an anniversary party for Jillian's parents. There are lots of babies and really little kids. Jared's Aunt Brooke is bringing her six little girls, and Jared's mom is bringing her children except for Jared, who doesn't want to hang out with a horde of little kids. Alyssa, my friend who is Jared's cousin, is here. we'll help keep tabs on the children together, They'll go to the zoo while I'm asleep, but later they'll go to the park and to the beach.
My Aunt Ilianna and Uncle Jerry's neighbors nearly lost their 20-month old daughter to a drowning accident. Her mom was going to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. The baby's father was doing something with the pool for just a minute while the baby was playing with toys in the family room. He left the gate unlatched because he was going back out. The baby, Roxanna, can open the safety latch on the sliding glass door and she did. She walked right out and into the pool. The father walked through the house to the garage to get a tool, then walked back and saw the sliding glass door opened. He screamed and the 3-year-old was so smart that she got up out of bed (she was sick) and called 911. She carried the phone downstairs to see what was going on and was able to tell the dispatcher that the baby had fallen into the pool and that daddy was getting her out.
The baby was probably in the water a total of about two minutes. The dad started CPR immediately, and the paramedics were there in about seven minutes.
She wasn't conscious for about eleven hours, but then she woke up. She's walking and talking. She should be released from the hospital this morning. There's no guarantee that there won't be some learning disability down the road, but from all appearances, the child is fine and no neurological damage was detected. Their pool isn't heated and has a lot of shade from trees, and they live in kind of a fog pit, so their pool is somewhat cold..That may have worked to the child's advantage. Whatever the situation turns out to be, they're lucky she even survived. If she has difficulty learning to read, they'll deal with it.
We don't even have children at our house most of the time, and we keep our pool locked unless one of us is in it or lying on recliner beside it, just in case someone with kids comes over and we don't think to lock it when they arrive. If you actually have kids, you have to be even more careful. I don't suppose Roxanna's father will ever make that mistake again. Their baby had been given one round of swimming lessons, but there is no such thing as drown-proofing a baby or very young child.
I suppose maybe I can go to sleep if I don't have to try so hard. I'd rather go to work, but I don't have the option.