Friday, February 17, 2006

Winter Has Arrived

Well, winter has arrived in central Kansas. It's currently a balmy 5 degrees. The air literally feels like it's freezing your skin the second you step outside.

It seems so much colder because just last week it was nearly 70. I'm always saying I like the changing of the seasons, and I do, I just don't expect them all in the span of a week.

I had a speech tonight at Head Start. I have a soft place in my heart for that program. I attended the first year it was offered. It's one of those programs that has a tremendous success rate. If you want to change a society, start with kids 0-6. It's when so much is set into motion.

Afterwards, Greg and I went to the hospital to see Terry's mom. We just found out yesterday that she has been in since Monday with pneumonia. She's 87, so this isn't ever good news. But, she is doing better today. She has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Greg and I both wore masks to go into her room. I also stopped in the ladies room on the way and washed my hands thoroughly since I'd just been with a bunch of kids, who are just little germ factories.

I'm glad it's Friday. It has been a long work week and I'm tired. I hope to tackle the Christmas tree this weekend. I swore I was not going to touch it until I had a whole weekend to focus on it. This weekend is going to be the closest I have in awhile so I guess I'd better get to it if at all possible.

But, number one on my agenda tomorrow is sleep. I'm going to stay in bed until the urge strikes me to get up. I will be warm under the electric blanket and it will probably be the only time tomorrow I'm warm - when I first wake up - so I'm going to enjoy it.