(And, by trying, I mean only clicking on the top headlines and not actively googling "swine flu texas holy shit we're all going to die! OMG!!!! SAVE ME!")
(Or, at least only googling that once a day.)
So. That's improvement. I haven't watched nonstop media coverage today. And we left the house, though I was armed with spray Lysol and hand sanitizer at all moments. I went to Target this morning to stock up on baby food and Lysol and toddler sandals (because we have to be prepared for a potential quarantine by looking super cute, of course). It was DESERTED. I mean, ghost town deserted. I parked right up by the front. The carts were ALL there. There was no one in there. The checker said it was because of the swine flu. I know of three local school districts who have closed all schools until AT LEAST May 11. So, of course, I just picture all those kids wandering around the town slobbering their virus germs on everything.
Anyway, despite all that, we've been having a truly wonderful time. Some photos:Funny thing is, I don't mind dirt. I like dirt. I like my kid to get dirty outside. I like her to lick rocks and bite tree bark and dig in the mud and get grass stains on her clothes and then I don't care if she eats before washing her hands. So, I'm not completely freaky. Only mostly.