Thought about doing the NaBloPoMo thing again this year but decided against it. Don't feel like having to write something every day just for the sake of writing every day. That said, it is November, the month in which we traditionally give thanks for the people and things in our lives that make us happy, and since I can be a cantankerous, crabby old buzzard, I figure it can't hurt me to focus on my blessings for a month or so.
Without further ado, I give you blessing #1: Thing One, my sweet, beloved space cadet of a son, has finally pulled his socks up and taken responsibility for his own schoolwork this year. His grades (test, quiz, homework, the whole shebang) are all available online through the school's parent network now that he's in middle school. Once I realized that, very early in the year, I called him over to my iPad, showed him what I can see and asked him to please not make me micromanage him. His grades are good, his teachers are happy, he's bringing the right stuff to and from school, and I have absolutely nothing to do with any of that...I'm so far from helicoptering him that I'm not even at the same airport! With two younger ones who still need lots of help and attention, having the eldest well on the road to self-sufficiency is a big deal indeed.