Petrichorically speaking…

by Cellobella on Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A withered leafIt’s hot in Perth today. Sticky, muggy, please will you just rain and get it over with, kind of hot. And we don’t have air-conditioning except for the bedroom and my computer where I have been working from home at is not in the bedroom.

I’m at home because my daughter, due to start school today at a brand new school, is sick. Was sick. Was sick with fear I think and worked herself into a knot creating a fever, headache and vomiting. She didn’t sleep last night with these symptoms and so today, reluctantly, I let her stay home.

Now that she’s better, she agrees that she probably was a little nervous.

Of course missing the first day makes it even harder for herself – but what could I do? She was fast asleep after a long night of feeling sick. And what if she really had a virus? The parents would not have thanked me.

Anyway she’s going tomorrow and in bed early tonight.

Ah thunderstorms! But they are not making things any cooler. A few spots of rain have fallen and dried before they hit the ground, baking hot after a week of stinking +35C days. (hence my title – thanks to Loz)


Colin Campbell February 5, 2008 at 6:27 pm

This made me laugh because this is the first year that my kids really really want to go to school.Every day. I love it when there is a reason that I can dawdle in the morning. My wife has me on a 12 step programme to be at school at time, which I am terrible about. Both my kids luuuuuuuv their teachers and their mates. Party invitations and visits to kids houses week one in a new school is pretty amazing. Enjoy those days with your children. They grow up way too fast. Then I wont have a reason to stay home. Sad.

river February 6, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Petrichorically? There’s a word I’ve never heard. Where’s my dictionary?

river February 6, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Nope, ’tain’t there. Where did you find this word and what does it mean exactly? I’m rather curious.

river February 6, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Okay, clicked on the link and found the meaning, should have done that first eh?

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