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Leaving on a jet plane......

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

So excited. My son and I are leaving in about an hour for SC and his orientation at college. I get to do all the "Parent" things and he will be going to info meetings, meeting with his advisor, and taking a math placement test. He will be much busier than I will be but, I am hoping to see the rooms he will be in.

I want to take some measurements so I can get curtains, rug and bathroom stuff. I'm such a mom LOL!!

Very excited here. My first glimpse of the school as his dad brought him on the school tour. Will post pics then I return!!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/9/2014 6:24PM

    emoticon Sounds like a blast!

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WALLAHALLA 7/9/2014 5:20PM

    How exciting! He will need goodie packages from home OFTEN! Don't forget to plan for those. They may act like it isn't a big deal, but it sure helps them remember how loved they are! It is too easy to get lost in a college crowd and start to feel like a number. Make lots of good memories while you are there!

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    Have a GREAT time!!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/9/2014 10:42AM

    What fun! Enjoy!

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ANDREWMOM 7/9/2014 9:10AM

    Have FUN!

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Busy week ahead!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

My son and I will be going to a huge flea market this weekend. We are trying to gather as much stuff as he will need for college in the fall. It can get costly so this will help.

They need so much stuff. Linens, and towels and shower curtains and in my son's case, things for the kitchen because he will be in a suite.

Since his dad is moving, he will get a lot of stuff from him but we're excited about shopping and picking things out. I have to say it's much easier with my son than it was with my daughter. With her, everything had to match and be coordinated. With him, he just doesn't want anything pink (i.e. some of his sisters old things). Can't blame him!!

Later this week we fly to South Carolina and he goes to orientation at school. A two day event and he will have to take some placement tests. I will be getting the grand tour of the school and meeting other parents. I can't wait.

Business is slow this time of year so it won't be all that difficult to take a little time off.

It's all so exciting!

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MRSTABER 7/9/2014 8:19AM

    College was such a fun time! Hope all goes well at orientation!

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WALLAHALLA 7/5/2014 9:56PM

    How fun! When my son finished 8th grade one of his teachers gave us a list of stuff to start buying a little at a time so that it wouldn't hit us all at once when he went to college. When we looked over it, we realized the wisdom. All that stuff costs quite a chunk of change! Hope you find lots of bargains!

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    Fun project to share with your son!

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/5/2014 12:23PM

    Sounds like fun! Thrift stores and garage/yard sales may be additional options to get the things he needs.

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So sad, so tragic

Friday, June 27, 2014

This week has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I have been so incredibly happy for my son, with his graduation and he is going to lots of parties. I have been invited to a few myself. This Sunday, I am throwing him a brunch with friends and family to celebrate. So many blessings.

Today, I got a message from a girlfriend that has thrown me for a loop. We have been friends for over 40 years. I was the maid of honor at her wedding. I remember how she struggled to get pregnant, went over a decade trying. She just didn't want to do fertility treatments and then, just one day, she was pregnant. We were so thrilled!!! She had a beautiful little girl named Sarah. 18 months later, I had my daughter. We thought this was so fabulous.

I would take my daughter down to Florida to see her now and then and the girls would play on the beach.

I found out today, that sweet, beautiful Sarah died. She had recently gotten married and was visiting her mom. She said good night to her, went to bed and never woke up. Apparently she had undiagnosed diabetes. She died in her sleep at 24 years old.

I can't stop crying. You just don't expect these things and I think it's even harder because I had been so happy.

A little prayer for my friend Sherry. Her life without Sarah will be nearly impossible. I just keep telling my kids how much I love them. You don't know what tomorrow will bring.

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WALLAHALLA 7/2/2014 5:44PM

    So sad. Her husband must be devastated to lose his wife so soon.

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EDDYMEESE 6/29/2014 10:50AM

    Oh my god, I'm so, so sorry for her loss and yours (((hugs))) I can't imagine what Sherry's life will be like now. I'm so sorry.

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PHEBESS 6/28/2014 7:39PM

    So so sad - lots of hugs to you and your friend!!!

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HIMELISSA2007 6/27/2014 11:44PM

    Life can really be short. Makes me appreciate what i have

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/27/2014 8:57PM

    emoticon prayers for all of you.

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ICECUB 6/27/2014 8:20PM

    so sorry for your friends loss, and yours. it is hard to understand why these things happen. I will keep you both in my prayers.

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JTREMBATH 6/27/2014 8:20PM

    Very sorry to her loss, diabeties is shocking my SIL has just found he has it and he was close to a coma, he is now on injection 3 times a day and a strict diet.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/27/2014 7:52PM

    Very sorry for your loss. Have had many like this myself and, yes, it really does throw you for a loop.

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He did it!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

He graduated!!! I'm so proud of my son! After so much work, so much heartache, he is a high school graduate. I was so choked up during the ceremony but it's over and he's accomplished something so special.

My son has some (minor) special needs so this was even more exciting. We went to dinner at a VERY fancy restaurant and laughed and just had the best evening ever!! What a wonderful, proud moment.

Now, off to college!!

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BLITZEN44 6/30/2014 9:00PM

    Great picture of you and your graduate! Congrats to him and best wishes for a bright future! emoticon

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AMBERLICIOUS88 6/26/2014 5:21PM

    Congratulations! He looks so handsome and happy in his gown and cap! Glad you had a good celebration dinner :)

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/26/2014 1:48PM

    such great smiles GREAT job to both of you....Congrats!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/26/2014 9:35AM

    How wonderful! Congrats!

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PURPLE0906 6/26/2014 8:21AM

    Yay, so happy for both of ya's. Tell your son Congrats and wishing him the best.


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    A wonderful moment and wonderful memories

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day to all. I miss my dad every day and feel like the luckiest girl on the planet to have had such a great father. This is the two of us from a very long time ago. He is gone 3 years now and I still miss him every day.

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WALLAHALLA 7/2/2014 5:46PM

    You are very blessed to have had such a wonderful father.

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PHEBESS 6/19/2014 12:17AM

    Hugs to you.

And I miss my dad too. Every time we get to a new country, I want to call him - he was having so much fun getting calls from all sorts of odd places. But, well, such is life.

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ILOVEMALI 6/16/2014 10:06AM

    I miss my dad every day. I know how you feel.

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    emoticon This is the first Father's Day without my step dad and my dad. emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 6/15/2014 3:35PM

    My dad died on fathers day last year - so sad that we take them for granted.

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/15/2014 10:19AM

    That is a very nice picture of the two of you.

I miss mine too, been 45 years for me.

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