Homecoming

My college student is coming home tonight for Thanksgiving break. His roommate’s parents went down this evening to pick up both of them. Bob or I will drive them both back to campus at the end of the break. He’s a sophomore and is having a much, much better year than last year. Freshman yearContinue reading “Homecoming”

How Much Laundry Fits Into a Prius?

He’s here! I posted yesterday to say my son would be coming home today for fall break. So this morning we drove down and loaded up the car with his stuff and his roommate’s, almost all of it for both sophomores consisting of dirty laundry. Then we reshuffled and repacked until we could actually fitContinue reading “How Much Laundry Fits Into a Prius?”

Here Comes the Son

My son is coming home tomorrow! His school has fall break for the next few days, so we’re driving down to campus Thursday to pick him and his roommate up. We’ll drive him home, stopping along the way at his roommate’s house to drop him off. On Sunday we’ll drive our son back to hisContinue reading “Here Comes the Son”

A Musical Interlude

Two days ago, I learned from the father of my son’s college roommate that they had a concert planned for tonight! (They’re both violinists in the university’s Chamber Orchestra.) My son never mentioned it because he couldn’t imagine we would want to drive 2.5 hours just to attend an hour-long concert. Oh, he of littleContinue reading “A Musical Interlude”

Twenty Years

I posted these memories a year ago, near the nineteenth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It was called “Nineteen Years” then. I’m updating it for today, the twentieth anniversary of that terrible day. I was five months pregnant and in bed that morning nineteen years ago, thinking about getting up to packContinue reading “Twenty Years”

Sophomore Year Begins

He’s all moved in! We drove down to the university this weekend, spent a night in a rented apartment, and then moved Jon Morgan into his dorm on Monday morning, to begin his sophomore year of college. He is living on campus, but his dorm is set up as apartments, so he and his roommateContinue reading “Sophomore Year Begins”