earlier this week i was watching (listening to) the news while getting dressed for work, as I always do. i heard that there was a bank robbery at this "local west jordan credit union" so i stepped out of the bathroom, into my bedroom to see - cause i use a credit union & there's a branch that i frequent in west jordan. THAT WAS MY EXACT BRANCH! kinda gave me the willys. the bank that i am at on an almost weekly basis doing some sort of transaction, was held up & robbed this week. freaky!
then, this afternoon, there was maybe 20 minutes left before school was out. my principal walks into my room and says "i've gotta talk to you about something you need to talk to your team about right now." so i excuse myself & go talk to her. (no, i didn't fart, i pardoned myself from reading the rest of the book to my students) she tells me that she's just been informed by the WJ police that there was an attempted abduction just this afternoon at the elementary school right next to ours. this is the school that i drive past every day going to my house. people in my ward, there kids go to that school. (i only live about 2 miles from my school) this freaks me out people. for these poor little kids. i talked to them about walking home with a buddy & not talking to strangers. luckily, its red ribbon week right now. (say no to drugs week) and so i reminded them (we weren't supposed to freak people out, we were supposed to just remind them about safety) that one way to avoid drugs is by not talking to strangers. strangers could be the people that offer us drugs.
i've been home tonight, grading papers, making dinner, watching tv. the thought keeps crossing my mind: i hope all of my kids are ok tonight. it scares the hell out of me.