October 25th, 2012

pine snow

Thursday Thoughts...

Thankfully, the snow did come.

sun on hills
snow on leaves

I'm relieved because the weather (barometer) was messing with poor D, and he was miserable. Two afternoons in a row with him crying out of frustration and unable to think rationally. He puts all this pressure on himself, and everything he does is colored by his view of himself as a failure. *sigh* We got through it, but it's always tough to see. Plus, he kind of sleep-walked (he sat up and started talking loudly to us, making no sense).

Sleep is getting better. Last night, I got close to 8 hours -- unheard of, really. I'm still a little out of it. I suspect it will take a number of decent nights of sleep before I'm back to 'normal' (whatever that is, hehe).

The police supposedly found the person who took and killed the 10-year old girl...sadly, the person in custody is a teenager (only 17). :( He lived in her neighborhood, and chances are good that he at least knew of her (and she probably recognized him). The boy confessed to him mom (or so the story goes), and she called the police. The whole situation is sad.

On a brighter note, things are going well at school. Our new principal is really working to tackle the tough issues, and I feel like we're aimed in a good direction (and that she'll follow through). D and two of his classmates will be starting a new math program soon (pre-Algebra!?!), and I think that will be good for all three of them. And the whole school is moving into a new venture with writing -- something desperately needed in public schools around the country, imo. It seems like a solid plan, and I'm hopeful that it will help. (Of course, the biggest challenge will be teaching the teachers how to teach writing...ha.)

Well, I imagine the snow will be mostly melted by this afternoon. Even though it's supposed to be cold today, the sun is breaking through, and our snow never lasts long once the sun hits it.

Happy day to you! :) Any changes (weather or otherwise)?