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Just Eight Weeks
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      2 comments

In eight weeks, the second semester will be finished at Texas Tech, and then my son is back home again. I know my time with him considering this his own home base is limited. One day he really will move away to a new life, apartment, and job. Bu... Read more
Mama Bliss
Sunday, March 12, 2017      4 comments

My son is home for spring break holiday this week. When I called yesterday to ask him when he and his ride were leaving, he had bad news: the ride fell through because the young man's parents surprised him with a plane ticket home. Oops! Hubby a... Read more
Back to Basics?
Friday, March 10, 2017      6 comments

I guess SparkPeople went back to basics with the new community feed. I find it overwhelming and will be glad when I can only see my friends' feed posts. Otherwise, it is quite public. There are no more bonus team spins. Aw, c'mon. That was my wa... Read more
Clouds and Plans
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

The grey clouds outside make me want to sleep and curl under a blanket in comfy sweatpants. Sigh. I have a coupon for Jo-Ann Fabrics to get a fabric cut for 50 percent off of the regular price. I'd like to buy some material of my son's college l... Read more
Spring Break
Friday, March 03, 2017      1 comments

My spring break holiday technically begins at 3:35 P.M. when school ends, yet I know that I will not leave right away. I don't plan to be there still at 6:00 P.M. getting something done. I plan to work hard during my down time after my students ... Read more
Saturday, January 21, 2017      3 comments

I miss my son's warmth, humor, and joy. It hurts to have my heart outside of my chest and six hours away. I know he misses me yet loves his independence. No Momma telling him to go to bed at three or four o'clock in the morning. No fresh-cooked ... Read more
Best Friends
Sunday, December 18, 2016      3 comments

My best friends took me to dinner for my belated birthday dinner last night. They know that I am facing some personal challenges and love me anyway.... Read more
One More Day to Wait - ARGH!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      2 comments

My son's ride home from college had a final rescheduled. Both young men are unhappy about this development, so they will come home on Thursday. The busiest day of my week. I literally cannot come home until after 8:00 P.M. that day. UGH! I have... Read more
Tomorrow He is Home!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      4 comments

Today is the last full day without my son at home for the Christmas holidays. I look forward to seeing his face and hugging his neck after this much shorter separation following Thanksgiving break. Finals are finished, and he will spend today vi... Read more
A Solo Saturday of Sorts
Saturday, December 10, 2016      3 comments

I plan to do some activities I am interested in doing today: baking, reading, napping, cleaning, etc. in no particular order. I made my trip to the grocery store and stocked up to prepare for my son's return from university on Wednesday. I need ... Read more
A Bit of Dreaming as December Begins
Thursday, December 01, 2016      1 comments

Much has happened during this year. I still walk two or three times a week when I am fortunate enough to sleep through the night and get up in the morning. Today was nice and cold (for Texas!) with the thermometer reading 38 degrees outside. I m... Read more
Homecoming, Part One
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      3 comments

Today my son comes home from Texas Tech after being away from us for three months. I have already made him a pecan pie and stocked up on apples, bananas, milk, and bacon. He has made do with food out west on that hornblasted meal plan. Don't get... Read more
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

A mother of two of my former students and I are friends on Facebook. Tonight she tagged me in a post that read, "You know you have touched a child's life as a teacher when they say, 'Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee just like Mrs. Joh... Read more
The Rain is Good
Friday, October 07, 2016      5 comments

I awakened just before 5:00 A.M. and went to get a glass of water. To my surprise, I heard rain and wind outside. That will not be a problem. I will not be donning a mackintosh to avoid a soaking walk this morning, but I can do a few stretches a... Read more
Learning a New Normal
Sunday, September 18, 2016      7 comments

It has been three weeks since we took our son out to school at Texas Tech. He is adjusting to college life well. I had the opportunity to see his face via Facetime last week as we watched an NFL game. I sat with my back to the telly so that he c... Read more

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