Thursday was a busy day that included a parent teacher conference with my youngest son Roman's teacher to driving to Macy's at Lennox Square for a party given for children with Congenital Heart Disease. We arrived at the party at 3:00 p.m. I had invited my friend Lucy and her two sons to join us because they had never been on the Pink Pig! Not a cloud in the sky and it was hot outside with record breaking temperatures of 80 degrees for October. The children immediately spotted the cotton candy, and in minutes their faces and fingers were covered in the sticky pink threads of sugar. In another booth a man was shaping pink balloons into pig hats. We skipped the face painting and got in line for the ride on the pink pig train. As I held Addy in my arms sweat was dripping down my face. I can't believe it is the end of October I thought to myself. My friend Lucy said, "Boy it is hot," and the lady in front of us agreed. The children had fun on the train and we headed home. Friday was also a gorgeous day! Saturday morning we woke up to overcast skies, but by the time we left for Roman's soccer game the skies had cleared; however it was pretty windy and as I stood on the sidelines I had to do a little dance to keep warm. After the soccer game we had to hurry and drop Winston off at his friend Matthew's house, so he could to to his soccer game and we could go to the football game. When we arrived at Georgia Tech I realized I didn't have any sweaters for the children and the wind was really whipping around making it cold despite the 60 degree temperatures reported on the bank sign.
On Sunday, we woke up to dark grey skies. It was cold outside. During the night it had rained. The trees swayed back and forth all night long and not very quietly. After church, we turned on the fireplace and cuddled under a blanket thankful that Hurricane Sandy was not making a direct path for us.
Right now I feel raw. Do I feel thankful that my family is OK and that my family in Massachusetts is OK or do I feel angry because my e-mail account has been stolen and all my information taken. I am trying to feel thankful. Thankful that my husband had canceled his trip to D.C. for yesterday a week ago because had he gone he might have been stuck there as they are reporting flights have been canceled until they can be sure they can get everyone home safely.