Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Yes, I'm finally back to the blogging world! Throughout the last few weeks, "life" has somehow taken over my....well....LIFE.

We got Alex settled into his dorm room at college. It is sooooo tiny! I knew that no matter what I did to organize his stuff, he would change it the minute I walked out the door. So, I made a decision NOT to organize it at all. I am well aware that I can be a controlling person sometimes, but this was one time I tried my hardest to put that aspect of my personality on the back burner. I think it worked. At least a little!

I did pretty well with things until about a week into the process. After a day of meltdown after meltdown, I think I got it out of my system. And things are SO much easier these days than they were way back when I was in college. We text, we facebook, we IM, and we call each other. Surprisingly, he calls home more often than we call him. He seems to be very happy there and I'm thankful of that. At the end of his first week of classes he was asked to write for the college newspaper, so he was excited about that, especially since he's a journalism major.

Joe started his final semester of college here at home. I've tried to back off as much as possible from this "mothering" gig and not pester him about getting his books, working on assignments, studying for tests, etc. He's an adult and it's time for me to let him actually BE one. I'm just hoping that come December, he'll be in the midst of interviews for some kind of a job. With the current state of the economy, especially our local economy, it's going to be rough, but we'll just have to see how things go.

School started for me, and it was totally and completely BUSY from the first second. We've barely had time to take a breath along the way. The other reading intervention teacher and I have done nothing but test, test, and test since school started. We were hoping to be finished by the end of this week, but it's not looking so good right now. I can't wait to start working with kids on a regular basis.

Ted has been working a lot lately, and although it limits his time at home, it's okay. It just means that the plumbing shop is really busy right now, and that's something to be thankful for. Since he's been so busy at work, however, a lot of things are being neglected here at home. We'll get back to them soon though!

I made an executive decision to have our pool closed in the next week or so. I was in this past weekend a few times, and even though the pool is heated, the air temperature just wasn't warm enough to make it comfortable. It's not been a great summer weather-wise around here, and it's time to just let things go until next spring. I just need to call the pool people and make the arrangements.

Our wonderful kitties are doing great, but Marina and Pepina seem to think that since Alex is gone, they need to sleep or walk on me during the night. A few times we've closed our bedroom door at night, but it's hard to just shove them out, then slam the door in their pathetic little faces. For some reason, they don't bother Ted, just me. I guess I should feel honored, hahaha!

I'll be back to commenting on posts very, VERY soon...I promise!


HereWeGoAJen said...

Yes, that is a lot of things to keep you busy! I'm glad that they are all good and normal things.

PERBS said...

No wonder I haven't seen you blog or comment in awhile. I hope your new year turns out wonderful!

mdx3mom said...

Yes those are "good" busies.

Our daughter is starting her last year of college this year also. I am actually looking forward to the "empty nest"!

Congratulations on have hubby business being busy! My husband has actually been swamped this year. It has been his best year yet. Funny in this bad economy our husbands are busy. People fixin up what they have I guess.