Sunday, August 14, 2005



I am currently on a "break"

I apologize for not posting a new entry lately - I am in the process of writing a fairly lengthy one about my younger daughter, DQ, and it's time consuming as well as emotionally exhausting. She just went through a very rough time the past year or two at her old school, so I am writing about how that affected her and the rest of the family.

Anyway, in the meantime, I did want to let you know that we visited two different campuses this week, one on Thursday and one on Friday. I think we've definitely ruled out the one we visited on Thursday, but the Fridav college is a strong contender. Thursday's visit was a very nostalgic one for me, as it was the place I went to for a year and a half, and from where I received my Bachelor's degree. The place has changed so much (obviously) in the past twenty years. It used to be surrounded by corn fields, and now there are restaurants, office buildings, and strip malls. Our old apartment was in a sad state, and the first house we ever bought (and completely rehabbed) could probably be condemned. But, it was good to show my kids a part of our lives from before they were born. They had lots of questions, and they kept on saying "Wow, we didn't know that about you". Of course, as time went on, more memories came to surface. Such a fun time. The visit to the other college on Friday was fun, too, but in a different way. It is such a gorgeous campus - it has a New England feel to it. It's private (euphemism for pricey), but it's small and "dry", and only 18 miles away, so TP could actually live at home, and thus save some money that way. Now, I have to get going on researching scholarships to see if there are any out there for which she might be eligible, given her chronic medical illness.

I hope everyone has a blessed and relaxing Sunday.

10 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Paul said...

You sure do know how to make a wish, that's exactly my vision of this Sunday and if I am blessed, a reason to smile wider.
I like your daughter, happy to live at home to save money! What a novel idea. OTOH, the college will take what you saved. It would, I'm sure be worth it to have her around - but she's gotta learn to do her own laundry! (probably already does, I wanted to use a cliche) and I've been wanting to use the word, cliche, there's a strange mark that goes with that word but I don't know where it goes. Anyway:
Can't wait to read the post on DQ, Dairy Queen?, soon. (kidding)
Glad you got to show them that Mom was 'young like them' once too.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

HI Paul - Yup, that private college would take what we saved by keeping her at home cuz their tuition is more - but, hey, if truth be known, I'd rather have her here (doing her own laundry, too). DQ is actually Drama Queen - as you get to know her, you'll realize how aptly that describes her (I've been wanting to use that word "aptly" for awhile, so thanks for giving me that opportunity).

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Val, 18 miles would be nice and close, I hope it works out as well as some scholarship coinage. I hope you get the story of your daughter up on the blog.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

That's what I would love, for my girls to stay close to home. I hope that all is well for TP. Prayers being said for her. IT is not easy having a sick child, and it has to be harder when they are older.

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Darlene: Thanks for stopping by. I will try to get the post up within the next couple of days - it's been hectic around here!

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Sarah: You know as well as I do how difficult it is to have a sick child. I think it would probably be more difficult when they are younger because they can't tell you where or how it is hurting, and you can't explain much to them about why they're hurting. All I know is that I would prefer for her to stay closer to home so we can monitor her closer. But - I also know I have to cut the apron strings some time. It's very hard to do.

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

These big decisions we have to make...hard or what? But all to often, we get guidance from God and it all becomes so obvious which is the right path.. sometimes its the smaller decisions that are harder!!!

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Will be praying for you and the kids. I look forward to reading about DQ.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Barbara: I am the world's worst when it comes to decisions like this - probably because I am way too analytical and weigh the pros and cons over and over and over again. I need to listen more to determine what God's will is in all of this.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Paula - I'm stil working on the DQ post. It's just such an emotional one, so I only write a little bit at a time. Thanks for your prayers.

 

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