Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Life and Times

Family Weekend just happened, but let's back up a bit.  Oldest Peep is now a COLLEGE Peep, hence the reason for our family's participation in the big-time event.  This was HUGE because not only was I unable to join in on Move-In Week last month, but I haven't even SEEN our College Chica since she trekked all of her stuff 6 hours from home!  So we dragged her brother with us to the college, then he decidedly took off to the driving range with his Grandpa who happens to live in the area.  Not a problem for Hubs and I who actually took part in Family Weekend by shopping for dorm stuff at Target and eating all the free food we could find on campus.  Granted, we did all join back up to attend mass at the beautiful on-campus chapel, but the weekend sure was better enjoyed without teenagery complaints from the bro.

Meanwhile, this little voice in the back of my head keeps murmuring, "You don't even LOOK old enough to be the parent of a college student, woman!"  Keep talking - I'm good with that.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas Break was Blessedly Divine

Still floating after having a week and a half off from work with PAID HOLIDAY TIME home with the peeps.  If that isn't the best reason ever for taking the new job, then I really don't know what is!  Well, besides the personal office with a window and excellent pay and Starbucks coffee in the lounge area... pinch. me. now.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Since I love my new job, TGIF takes on a whole new meaning for me now.  On the one hand, I look forward to heading to my office on campus each day where there's always a new adventure waiting. But on the other hand, sleeping in is another one of my favorite things to do in life and I would sleep until 8:00 a.m. every single day given the opportunity.  (Unfortunately, weekends and holidays are the only times I get to sleep in these days.)  So for me Friday is just the big "heads up" that sleeping in is just around the corner - but that also involves missing my campus office.  *cue the sappy violins*

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Life of an IT'er

Today I've been blessed to "man" a student lounge and a college art gallery so that students will have tech support while accessing wireless internet hot spots.  (That really should be "woman" or "person" the places, but somewhere/somehow "man" became the term for doing what I'm doing.)  And it's all good.  Not only am I helping these college women by answering their questions ("Is the lab open for printing?" and "Can I sit here?"), but I'm getting all kinds of emails answered from my multitude of mailboxes and catching up on Words with Friends.  Oh and facebook, let's not forget that one.  All of this while eating my favorite Vic's popcorn and Cheese-It Party Mix salty snack.  This IT'er is really feeling all spoiled-like.