Thursday, August 10, 2017


I'm not sure what to write about.
Lots of things going on.
Packing for LN to run away to college makes my house chaotic.

I am going to miss her but I'm excited for her to start this chapter.
She's a smart cookie and is so levelheaded.
I hope she embraces the experiences on the way and has some fun to boot.
Her big brother Z keeps saying she will be drunk the first weekend.
He annoys her to no end.
She may but most likely won't.

The tuition scholarship trip to F and M last week was disappointing.
She will lose scholarship money she busted her butt to win to pay a trustee grant off instead of having a balance left over for sophomore year.
It's frustrating that scholarship committees write checks to colleges to do with as they will.
I know why it happens and know a few students who were not responsible with their money.
 Just for this kid I disapprove.
She will not have scholarships available in the next three years like she has now.
Organizations seem to think lets help your freshman year then you are on your own.
She has had some deferrals and checks sent to her.
Those are squirreled away for upcoming years.
I know I sound ungrateful and I am not.
It is a nice problem to have I am aware so don't judge.

Otherwise I'm still fighting the side effects from being sick all July.
The sulphur drug tore me apart.
I now know I am sensitive or flat out allergic to sulphur drugs .
The sensitivity to sunlight is horrible considering it is SUMMER.
I get headaches quickly.
I am out the other side so am taking it in stride as much as I can. 

I wish I was here!


  1. Oy! I am allergic to sulfa drugs, too. No fun! It is too bad colleges are not able to award scholarships on individual merit. Sounds like your daughter is one of those who would not take it for granted. It also sounds like she will do very well in whatever she tackles in her life.

    1. I know Susan. She is a great kid. I know she will do well in college and life no matter what.
      Sulfa drugs stink. I didn't know about my allergy till now.

  2. The terribly high finances involved in getting a college education these days makes it all so much more difficult. It really bothers me that so many young adults finish college with a big debt hanging over their heads.

    You know LN is going to shine brightly in college . . . and has a good head on her which will steer her away from peer pressure and unwise temptations.

    How far will she be from home? I'm thinking of her being able to come home for holidays, vacations, etc. Looking forward to such will make it easier for you to adjust to your new life!

    1. She will only be 2 1/2 hrs away. Far enough to be independent but close enough to visit. I have to go get her as she is not allowed to take her truck freshman year. No problem for me as the area she's in is great to visit.

  3. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog, how did you find me? I really appreciate your comment. I went back and read what I wrote and thought, Duh of course those animals are not I must not have had my second cup of coffee yet. It is nice to meet you! Have a great weekend. :) Kit

  4. It really bothers me that so many young adults finish college with a big debt hanging over their heads.