My College Kid

  Welp, we got him all moved in. This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. We (I) had fun putting things together in his dorm. It was kind of my last chance to “Mom” him for a while. This super flattering picture was me trying to get him to take a photo with me in his room. Obviously, he was a little resistant. That kid. The first night was terrible. The subsequent days have … Read more…

Oh My Word . . . In Three Days, Oscar Leaves For College

  In roughly 39 hours, I’m delivering my oldest son to his future home- college. Each night, for just over two weeks now, as I lay in bed at night I count the days until Oscar leaves. 10 sleeps . . . 7 sleeps . . . 3 sleeps. Last night I counted to three. Just three. I shook my head and counted again, and then again. We went to new student orientation about two months ago and … Read more…

The Day Our House Mouse Turned Into Two Guinea Pigs

  We live in the country- kinda. We live outside city limits so . . . Anyway, living in a rural area has brought new challenges I’d never dealt with in the past. Wind for example. I don’t mean the regular “oh that’s a nice breeze, let’s open the windows” wind. I mean the kind of wind that knocks your power out and your trees down. Critters would be another unsuspected challenge. We’ve got raccoons, … Read more…