Da BEARS!! 34-29 winners over Carolina in a shootout!! Well, actually, not a shootout so much as a slugfest between two fighters trading body blows - the Bears on the ground, Carolina through the air. The Bears defense finally figured out how to stop Cam Newton after three quarters of play -soon enough, as it turned out, to afford them a win.
Next up is Detroit (4-0) on Monday Night Football, a week from today. Dem Bears haven't fared well on Monday nights, in the past. Let's hope they do well in a week.
There's a reason Fall is my favorite time of year around here. It's days that look like this one - where my sentinel trees (Chinese Maple on the left, and Maple on the right) are giving up the glorious green with which they've guarded my home for the summer and cloaking themselves, briefly, in the astounding golden hues they assume every Fall. A still, chill day such as this one is a day for remembering. Just remembering.
Our Aspergers boy, currently a junior in college, was home for this past weekend. As i was getting ready to drive him up to school, he ran into the house and came out with a couple of shoe boxes and his "good" clothes over his arm. I asked him what was up. He said, in typical fashion, "Nuthin'".
Methinks there may be a girl involved. :)
While we were riding back to campus (it's about 25 miles away) we talked - and he asked me what I would do if I won the lottery. Almost without thinking, I said I'd retire, first, and then I'd go back to school. I would major in Art History and minor in Photography. Or maybe Theater. He looked surprised. Which only goes to show that he STILL doesn't know me. But he knows a little more, now.