Hey It’s Terrific Tuesday again! How’s everything in your neck of the woods?
Tomorrow Botetourt County goes back to school. Over 5,000 students are expected. Be careful out there likely foggy weather and little ones waiting for school buses should alert the drivers to be on watch.
Tomorrow my youngest son goes to Virginia Tech and the Hokie senior up there will move back on Thursday. So in other words, Momma will be hauling a lot of stuff for two days. Gadzooks! I plan to work late tonight so I can be on the road after the Botetourt back to school pics tomorrow a.m.
Plans. I can recall taking everything but the kitchen sink to Radford. My father hired Skippy and his laundry cart to help when we arrived. I didn’t need half of that stuff. I have cautioned my son the same thing. We live less than an hour away through Catawba Valley, so we can get him what he needs.
Brittany said “Beat it,” when she went to preschool and her Dad and I videoed her as she carried her little Wizard of Oz lunch box and tromped in her pink shoes. So we left at her instruction. Definitely her approach to our parenting skills, for the first child was to be bossy.
I will miss Zach considerably. He is a good boy and has entertained me since he could first move. Sighh…My on childhood crept on forever. My children have grown so fast that it is amazing.
The senior Brian has a job in Richmond waiting upon graduation. Very happy about that. He has a dynamite girlfriend at Tech. I am glad he is happy and I like her. She laughs a lot. I used to laugh a lot. I find that a really great trait.
Ran into a Mom the other day dreading her “only” going to Kindergarten. A step almost as huge as college. I recall crying like a baby when my baby Julia climbed on the school bus. She didn’t want me to take her to school. Boy has that changed! My Dad was under my care from his stroke and Parkinson’s and his response was, “Well, you still have me. Let’s go eat breakfast at Shoney’s.” Daddy knew how to find a rainbow after a rain.
Gosh, how I miss him. He would have understood the end of boys at home. Julia said the other day,”It is going to be strange being just us. ” Going with something we are doing at the RT (recall I said no overtime was my goal in August,) well we girls have decided to go vegetarian a couple of days per week. My husband works at night now so he won’t be there to complain. Many men are “meatatarians” as Brian used to say when he was little, be he was describing T Rex.
I look forward to school days again. So tonight as I write, everyone will pack the cars, pack the back pack, get the camera ready and rush to finish the summer reading projects. Ha!
All over Botetourt and reaching to the world beyond here, tomorrow is a big day.