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  1. Jen, I hear you. Saying the same phrases re: DS21 who will leave next week. Oof. Well, he's okay on getting up, but the others....DS18 is the one worried about getting up "early" for his 10 am classes...... Margaret, gorgeous new horse! What fun! (glad the 911 alert was a glitch!! how scary!!) Jean, prayers for you & camp this week. Realized when DH came in from mowing that I did my stuff backwards today, and so DS18 won't have his new quilt tonight. This is not the end of the world. Really. DH is going to breakfast with him in the morning, and it's very likely DH can take it then. Or next weekend, as I am beyond sure that DS18 will come home for the weekend. Him not having it his first night in the dorm is okay. (repeat as needed, Reader....it's okay). But, all my school stuff is basically done. All has been printed, some needs hole punched, some needs cut in half. Plenty "done" enough that tonight I can finish easily. DS will have time at the dorm to do the school stuff he needs to do, and DS14 and I can do his stuff when we get home. DS21 heard back that the on-campus housing option won't work this semester, maybe next, so we can move forward on lease signing with the off-campus place, assuming we can actually speak to them with our final questions. I am trying not to think yet about the fact that this time next week it will just be DS14 at home. DH is trying to fit the final things DS18 needs into the car. Ha. It isn't much, but is all big stuff. The rooms are so tiny, I am sure the RAs will comment (again) about us bringing in an extra dorm fridge. It's not disallowed, but we did get comments on it when we tried to take it the first day. Oh well. Once DS18 is out of the shower, we'll head out for lunch and dorm and stuff. Guitar drop off on the way home. Finish all the other stuff after that. No crying. (who am I kidding? yes, crying. hopefully not until I am home & hiding out in a nice, hot shower. I am such a wimp and life is going to be so weird.) Oh, hey, DH fit the stuff. yay.
  2. No church, b/c college prep and sick kid and......so, no church. Coffee. Make more coffee, b/c I made too much yesterday, so reheated that, and now need more. Pack my school bag. I am printing the last thing now. I decided it's okay to print the pages for the timeline books as we need them, vs. ALL 72 pages (x 7 kids) at once. My printer will rebel if I try to print that much, and I'll be babysitting it all.day.long. (I am sure I printed that many sheets yesterday, and it took for.ev.er. I don't have that kind of time today, for one document that I can reasonably split into smaller print jobs through the year.....). Make sure DS18 does his college homework (yes, already....), and do reading with DS14. See which boys want my help making schedules (answer: probably none of them). DS 18 did mention it yesterday, so I know he knows he needs to do it. Make sure DS14 has everything he needs for class tomorrow, pack his backpack, etc. Email a "reply all" on one of the emails from DS14's English teacher, to see if anyone in his class minds copying the sheet they need so he can participate in class since his book did not arrive as expected. Hope someone replies back yes. Drop off a guitar to a student on our way to take DS18 back to college. Hopefully DS feels well by then, and DH feels ok leaving him. (True story about my DH: Last night, he said to me, "If he doesn't feel good, we can still bring him back home Sunday night after his dorm meeting, and then I can take him to class Monday. And if he's still not feeling good Monday, we can pick him up, but you would have to take him to class on Tuesday...." Not even 5 minutes later, same DH said about the same kid, "Think he's feeling up to going to a movie tonight? We could go see....." at which point I interrupted him and pointed out the discrepancy between his two statements, and that if we were discussing letting him come sleep at home due to illness, we ought not be also discussing a movie out.......my point being, maybe it would actually be fine for him to stay on campus tonight, it's just allergies, after all......DH interpreted it, rather, as evidence I was right, we needed to skip the movie.....Going to be an interesting day, y'all......) Dinner??? Will be just the 4 of us, as DS18 has to be on campus for a 6 pm meeting for his dorm, and a "mixer" from 7-9 for his major. First 300 get a college-specific t-shirt, so, that's cool. Makes it easier for us to take him, and leave him, knowing he'll be going right into doing stuff.
  3. The history teacher said DS14 can skip the workbook pages. The English teacher isn't going to be there, and no homework is due when they arrive to class (he just won't have his book w/him....hopefully he can share &/or listen....), so I'll email her and see what she says, but should be fine. He'll be thrilled to not have to do the hw ahead of time. Got the timeline figures, have one more thing to print and then the timeline stuff. Maybe 2 more things, then the timeline. I need to sort what I have. Ha! Boys are not back from haircuts yet; leftover chicken for dinner; DS18 still asleep. 😞 I really hope he feels better tomorrow; it's just allergies, apparently, so he should be okay, but....no fun at all to drop him off feeling blah like this. 😞 Got the lease agreement back from 1st choice apartment, but DS & DH want to wait (and I think I agree, maybe) on hearing about the one maybe on-campus thing; we'll give that till Monday and hope that by then, they've not given away his apartment since he didn't sign the lease yet. We do have back-up options if needed. Frankly, I think I'd call the on-campus lady, even though it's the weekend, and ask. DH says wait (probably he is right). So, we'll see what happens. Okay, must.finish.printing. It will be lovely to not have any school stuff to prep tomorrow if I get all of this done today......
  4. Napped. (much needed) DS is sick in bed (the 18, moving to college today/tomorrow one) DH took the other 2 for much-needed haircuts before school starts. I am printing all of the things. Almost done, except that the last thing is a monster timeline thing, 70 pages, times 7 kids.....ha. DH is balking. It's not much *ink* b/c it's just the lines and dates, but a lot of paper and a lot of TIME spent sitting babysitting the printer. I am debating, but don't really want to, printing just some pages at a time, as we get to those dates. I don't prefer to do it that way, though, as I have folders for them to go into and really want them fully assembled when I start using them. Probably if I do them one at a time, in shifts.....? Aside from that, I'll be done here in a sec (2 more things to go before the timeline). I do need to track down online the timeline figures PDF I wanted to use, and buy that, and print what we need from it for this week. Then I'll be done printing (and most of it needs no prep, either....yay!) Then I need to email my 14 yr old's history teacher and writing teacher and let them know his books won't be here until Monday so he needs a pass on the homework or for them to send him the sheets needed for this week. Thankfully they are friends, and will do that. After that....laundry, and quilt, and when DS18 feels up to it, dorm stuff.
  5. Took the tickets to MIL. DH took DS to the clinic; no strep, no flu, given a nasal spray and allergy meds. I did the WM run/grocery run while they were at the clinic, and now have all the stuff I need for school, so can print after lunch. With DS not feeling great, we'll see if we go up and do dorm stuff today or tomorrow. Chicken for lunch, leftovers for dinner (or out, if we go to the dorm). If we don't do dorm stuff, I'll finish the quilt. Oh, and we did the apps (DH & other DS) for the off campus apartments; waiting to hear on some stuff so we can move forward on one or the other.
  6. ....and, DS18 who moves in to his dorm for real tomorrow, and starts college classes on Monday, has a sore/scratchy throat. He suspects strep, and probably is right; he's had it enough to know. :sigh: Scheduled an appt at the RediClinic for as soon as we're back from dropping off the football tickets.
  7. :yawn: Stayed up until 1:30 watching ER/organizing school stuff while the guys video gamed. Up at 6:45, now drinking coffee (7:20) and leave in an hour to meet MIL and give her some football tickets DH has. On the way home, get donuts and (hopefully) go to the grocery store. Sometime today (this afternoon, between lunch & dinner), take DS up to school to finish setting up his room (the replacement fridge, microwave, etc.) and find his classes and such. Then in between, and tomorrow, the rest of this list: ....finishing touches on DS18's quilt -- got the 1st half of the quilt fused on and started the quilting on it; need to finish quilting that and then fuse on the 2nd half of the quote. ....also make & attach the label, wash, dry and then done (the quilt).....research/help DS21 research potential off campus housing if the one maybe on-campus opportunity doesn't pan out, since he had us cancel what he had set up....have DS21 apply for a few jobs here in case the housing doesn't work out Since we found 3 solid options, not doing this just yet. ....figure out what activities I need to print/prep for our 1st day of school Monday (my K & 1st classes)....print/prep that stuff so my 1st day is ready to go....help DS14 with his "due on day 1" homework, get all his school stuff ready (waiting on some books we ordered....oops)....remind DS18 to do his "due on day 1" homework one of the profs emailed out....create the weekly checklist thing I'm going to send home with parents each week, and figure out how exactly to do it.........take DS18 back to school, finish setting up his room, get him situated (may do a Sat and a Sun trip, so we can get the fridge/etc moved in w/o the roommate there)...maybe take DS14 to fencing on Sat since he missed Tues and Thurs Not doing this after all, and that's okay....find out if DS18 talked any of his gaming friends into coming over for one last Smash tourney before school Saturday They are not, which makes my life easier, and as DS will be home weekends, really not a big deal; hopefully to him it doesn't feel like a big deal, I don't know.........grocery run...dinner????? ....sit down with each boy, in turn, and help them make schedules of when they are in class, when they should block off to study, etc. Show the college boys where to find office hours, schedule in "go talk to my prof" times, etc..... Seems much more manageable now. I may, in fact, get everything done on time!
  8. Nachos instead of beefy mac. Cool; works for me. Yay, DH! Finished the checklist for my classes for Monday, and decided the last thing to print, so now that's "done"(-ish) until I go get paper. I need to write it all down so I don't forget what I decided. Ha! I'll make a separate file too just in case and print one copy of everything..... Can organize my supplies and stuff/pack my bag while I watch ER while the guys video game. Tomorrow we take DS18 to set up his fridge, microwave, etc. (have to buy a step stool for the bed, as it has to be super high to fit the fridge...), walk around campus and find his buildings for his classes (maybe go inside?? I wonder if they'll have buildings open on weekends.....), etc. He won't stay the night until Sunday, but the roommate comes back then, too, so this way we won't be in the way. He has meetings and things that night as well, so it might be "get out, parents" by then. Ha! Heard from one apt complex for DS21, very doable option, so starting all the online app stuff for that and our other choice and will click "finish" once we know if his on campus option goes through or not (or if he decides stick to off campus). Feeling much better about my list, although to be honest, I have not gone back up to see what I actually posted this morning. Ha. Sunday I'll finish the quilt, or tomorrow if I have time. And the other stuff.
  9. Took a nap. Made the check-list template for my classes (and it's printable 2 to a page! Yay me!); need to fill it in for Monday's list. Figured out 2 of the things I need to print, realized I don't have enough paper, so need to buy my big box of paper for the year and then can come print it. DH said he'll cook dinner since I am currently more stressed than him. Yay, DH. We're having beefy mac. Need to figure out the remaining stuff to print and pack my school bag for Monday. DH says they are going to video game, so I have time to do my stuff and then veg out in front of ER, so that will be lovely.
  10. Yum on the dinner; boo on the urgent mowing. Mine has done stuff like that before, usually to do with getting dark, won't have time the next day(s), rain is forecast, etc; reasons that make sense to him, but always leave me saying/thinking "could you not have decided this *before* dinner was ready??
  11. @Margaret in CO, I'm sorry things aren't appreciated there at home. That must be terribly difficult. 😞 I hope you are able to stay with the friend and get into the pool later. @Pink and Green Mom, I feel your pain. Mine was always with writing anything, period. Oh, boy, the pain of a writing assignment.....mind-numbing hours spent sitting in the computer room just nudging him to stay on track. Ouch. I called the top 4 contenders for apartments for DS; waiting on callbacks. According to the online info, the top choice is affordable, near his classes, has availability, and seems more studious-leaning than party-leaning (based on which amenities they talk most about); waiting to find out about parking at that spot. Although he does have campus parking, so could park on campus, walk to the apartment, if they don't have available parking. (who knew there exist apartments where one must pay extra to park??). All 4 of these say online that they have spots available, so DS should, unless some unforeseen thing happens, be able to return. Ate lunch. DS is checking to see if anyone emailed yet about his on-campus maybe possibly an option. Starting a load of laundry, then doing my school stuff for me. Since I, 1, have to have that done, and 2, am waiting on phone calls back, better to work on that vs the quilt even though I'd like to do the quilt instead. The school list is: ...print what's needed for the K class ....decided what to print, and print it, for the 1st class ....make the check-list/homework sheet, print it ...pack my bag for Monday, with everything ready to go ....pack the cool organized supply boxes for crayons, markers, etc. Wish me luck.
  12. Have finished preliminary research on off-campus housing for DS; DH & I narrowed it down based on budget & nearness to campus (well, to the part of campus where he'll spend most of his time). Next I need to call the top 3 or 4 and ask all the little detail questions they don't answer on their websites, and then we'll have DS choose. We have fingers crossed, but not holding our breaths, that an on-campus thing he inquired about will work out; it would be ideal for him (although, honestly, far from where he needs.....campus is enormous). We won't sign a lease until we've heard yay or nay on that, but we need to know which one to do an application with. Also need to be 100% sure that since he gave up his dorm, it won't affect his parking assignment. They prioritize dorm residents for some of the garages.....but surely they can't/won't revoke his permit at this point?? No idea. I need to check. Eating lunch, then calling apartments, then moving on to quilt stuff and school stuff. School stuff first, per DH's suggestion/request. He is right, it has a hard deadline and the quilt does not, so.....I will do that.
  13. Good morning! Well, yesterday we got DS18's *stuff* moved in, and then turned out his roommate was also a local kid (not one we know, but local/in the area) and not planning to actually sleep on campus until Sunday night (class starts Monday). DS had only planned to stay in order to get to know his roommate, so he came back home with us. Yay! His mini-fridge & microwave, both bought brand new and moved in still in their original boxes, were badly dent -- the fridge wouldn't even stay closed b/c of the dent. So, we got to pack those back up, take them back (so thankful DH did those at Best Buy vs. Amazon!) and exchange. The microwave they had in stock, (and this one is dent-free), the fridge they had to order and will be in Weds. We'll send DS18 with DS21's fridge and then send DS21 with the new one, if he ends up going back to school. DS21 really does want to try to go back to school, after all. I have reservations about that still, but DH thinks, and I do also somehwat agree, we need to support him. This is one of those things where you're "d--ed if you do, d--ed if you don't" and we've landed at the fact/realization we need to err on the side of "make DS feel supported" as preserving that relationship is more important than any amount of money, and with the right supports in place, he really probably can be successful. (EX: we already have suggested, and he agrees, that he go only 3/4 time or even 1/2 time if needed and take longer, but be able to manage the work....). So.....on my list for the weekend, b/c it just all has to get done between now and Sunday: ....finishing touches on DS18's quilt -- got the 1st half of the quilt fused on and started the quilting on it; need to finish quilting that and then fuse on the 2nd half of the quote. ....also make & attach the label, wash, dry and then done (the quilt). ....research/help DS21 research potential off campus housing if the one maybe on-campus opportunity doesn't pan out, since he had us cancel what he had set up ....have DS21 apply for a few jobs here in case the housing doesn't work out ....figure out what activities I need to print/prep for our 1st day of school Monday (my K & 1st classes) ....print/prep that stuff so my 1st day is ready to go ....help DS14 with his "due on day 1" homework, get all his school stuff ready (waiting on some books we ordered....oops) ....remind DS18 to do his "due on day 1" homework one of the profs emailed out ....create the weekly checklist thing I'm going to send home with parents each week, and figure out how exactly to do it..... ....take DS18 back to school, finish setting up his room, get him situated (may do a Sat and a Sun trip, so we can get the fridge/etc moved in w/o the roommate there) ...maybe take DS14 to fencing on Sat since he missed Tues and Thurs ....find out if DS18 talked any of his gaming friends into coming over for one last Smash tourney before school Saturday ....grocery run ...dinner????? ....sit down with each boy, in turn, and help them make schedules of when they are in class, when they should block off to study, etc. Show the college boys where to find office hours, schedule in "go talk to my prof" times, etc..... I *think* that's everything......this is the list I'll work on all weekend, so.....not quite as busy as it looks once you split it over 3 days, right?? (oof).
  14. Zoo Keeper, so sorry about the migraine(s); such debilitating stuff. On my side, I got the applique letters drawn (in reverse) onto the fusible stuff so now to iron onto the fabric, cut out, iron to the quilt, then sew/quilt them down. Went to the store and got the First Aid kit stuff, got that made/ready. Made the Bible verse index cards for DS18 (I don't think I actually wrote that on the list, but it was there) Got stuff for breakfast, and for lunch; DH is cooking breakfast, and lunch (a frozen chicken lasagna) is in the oven. DS21 is rethinking everything, as are DH & I, and he's emailing about a possible opportunity if he does, indeed, go back to school. At this point, I have no idea anymore what's right or wrong, but he's taking charge of it, which is what needed to happen in the first place. I think I have just enough time to iron on the letters to the quilt before we eat whatever food is ready soon......
  15. Well now I"m going to cry. Thank you, so much. How hard to push is absolutely the hardest thing to navigate.....ugh.
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