Oh it's been a busy month. The level of pollen has been reportedly higher than usual, and boy-oh-boy do I feel it! Unfortunately with my heart condition, I'm not able to take any kind of cold medicine, so I've been going through each day with any number of kleenex falling out of my pockets for the dogs to pounce on and destroy.
Big Kid is really struggling with this semester. Unfortunately, his biological dad's company (who insures him) refused to let him take off a semester to recover from his illness so he's been having a lot of difficulty getting through his classes, even though they're online. His professors have been understanding, but his grades are awful and this is devastating to him.
He's still on oxygen 18-20 hours a day, and he rarely remembers what he had for dinner the night before. My boy.
Little Guy turned 20 a couple of days ago. ::sniff sniff:: He's gotten a type of grant that will pay an employer to hire him for a couple of months so he's very excited at the possibilities of working here in town.
Last week he did something really fabulous and I just wanted to share...
Remember when I wrote about how using the telephone scared him?
On Mondays, the van picks him up at 12pm for his afternoon classes. He usually goes out a little early to wait for it, and when I looked out the window at 12:10 I didn't see him, so I thought he'd gone. I took my concrete head to bed and dozed off.
At 1:00 I woke up to find him standing next to my bed.
"Didn't the van come?" I asked him sleepily. "Why didn't you wake me up?"
It's ok, Mom. I took care of it.
"What? We need to call them?"
I did it myself, he said proudly. I didn't want to bother you.
It was amazing! He actually looked up the high school number in the phone book, dialed the phone, and asked for his teacher. When it went to her voicemail, he left her a message saying that the van hadn't come.
This was really a huge, huge step for him. I'm so thrilled!
So how have YOU all been?