The high today is 50 -- thanks be to God.I know I shouldn't complain, but this is HOT-lanta. We are not used to this, especially not in November. Typically we are wearing light jackets or coats here. I've seen many a Thanksgiving when we were wearing shorts.
Tuesday the high was 36 and yesterday wasn't much better. I was so cold at lunch yesterday I had to put on my coat. I went downstairs and got a bowl of hot soup, and that helped. My office has a huge window, and even though we're on the 16th floor - what do they say about heat rises?! - the cold seems to seep in.
I haven't blogged much because there hasn't been a whole lot to blog about. Went to work, came home - not a compelling blog...
My aunt is home from the hospital but still needing nursing care. Fortunately, she and my uncle live in a retirement community with a lot of resources, including a nursing home unit. They live in a cottage. My uncle doesn't know how to cook, but the "church ladies" are keeping him well supplied with food and he knows how to microwave stuff.
Michael is finishing up his first semester in the Gateway to College program, and he has to take a big test called the Compass test which will determine if he's ready for college classes in the regular student population. Right now he's taking classes simply to prep for the test.
He is making decent grades, but he is finding everything pretty easy so far, except for math. I told him he needs to try hard to pass that test so he can continue in the program, because nowhere else will he get college classes practically for free, with free tutoring as a bonus. We talked really hard last night.
He is ambivalent about school but he wants to keep working. I pointed out that he won't have as many choices in the working world if he doesn't get a college degree.
In some ways he is really mature, but in others... not so much. Right now I am still having to yell at him for 30 minutes every morning to get him out of the bed.
I can hardly believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Of course, unlike most people we don't have a lot of family coming in for the holidays. Whenever Bruce can get off work and come in we will have our meal, but that may not be until the weekend.
Not much more news...y'all stay warm! I recommend hugging your dog. Great source of warmth there... :-)
Thinking about the generation of my mom and the generation of my son, and me in the middle, it makes me cognizant of all the different stages of life. Each stage has its own challenges. Needless to say, this is one of my fave songs: