Let's face it...Monday morning is hard for a LOT of us. I awoke at 2:30 a.m. with the dogs begging to go outside. So, out they went, barking at the top of their voices. I was too tired to deal with whatever was bothering them (I let them out in the front yard, which has a 6 foot fence and a gate all around it...) They came back inside in about 5 minutes and I went back to sleep until 4:45 a.m., my regular wake-up time. We didn't have much wind here at our house, but when I stopped to buy gas for my car this morning, the wind nearly took off my driver's side door! I couldn't even see our mountains...there was SO MUCH DUST! And, it was blowing across the freeway and surface streets. In fact, streets were CLOSED in Palm Springs and bulldozers were brought out...It was so windy at my school, we didn't have morning flag salute OR morning recess OR lunch recess. Ugh! That means I was stuck inside with 27 kiddos ALL DAY LONG! Driving home was just as bad, but it is calm again here where we live. I think it's because we are up in a cove, protected from the winds. MORE winds are advised for tomorrow. There are clouds hanging on our local mountains and when that happens, the winds usually slide DOWN the mountains onto the desert floor (like today). Everybody's allergies were in FULL ALERT MODE and I have a tremendous headache.