Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Oma Goes to College or A Messenger Bag


It’s turned cool outside, its thundering and we may get rain—I’ve got the windows open for the second time in 4 days.

I love days like this. Typically, I’d be sleeping in on a day like today—but I have Liam this morning, the second day of school.  I rode with my daughter to take the boys and then we stopped at the bakery on the way home, for deli meat and kolaches; after that a quick stop at Wal-mart for meter strips, fruit for my snacks and smoothies. I also bought a cheap notebook and new ink pens for school. I like Paper Mate in black ink—our Wal-mart doen’t have them! Why not?  I don’t know!!!

I’m starting my English class this evening. I’ve looked and besides the books for class I’m not sure what I’ll be needing. The notebook is a spiral for 3 subject and it has pockets; it should be fine for what I need.  Most of the work that is to be turned in for English needs to be typed and printed.  But I like have a notebook.  I have to jot down everything—my memory is out of practice!

I’ve made a list of things to do this week—trying to stay focused I don’t want to be the forgetful old lady in class that can’t find her back-side with both hands…. if you know what I mean. One of the things on my list was to make a bag for school. 

corn in my coffee pot @2015corn in my coffee pot @2015

A messenger bag. It cost nothing but a little time.  Recycled jeans, vintage pillow slip and some painter’s drop cloth for the strap. It’s from my iphone…sorry it’s blurry. I just made it today!

It’s a wonder I ever got anything done with my kids home all the time.  I was 20 years younger then.  Grand kids wear me out!  All I want to do in the evening when they’re not here is sit and vegetate.

I hope I don’t fall asleep in class. That would be terrible.

I’m glad I made the list and got this one thing done!  When I don’t have to hang onto information I can keep my mind opened up for other things, like blogging! ha!

‘Til next time, blessings to ya!


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Proverbs 1:7

Monday, August 24, 2015

Firsts: Littles and School


It’s the first day of school for my LITTLES…


I got up this morning and wrote a message on the chalk board and text it to their Mommas… One reason… 7, 6 and 5 year olds don’t have cell phones in our family, the second reason…they can’t all read yet; and lastly, it’s sort of a ‘good feeling’ sort of message FOR OMA—because I’ve been bawlin’ my eyes out after seeing their pictures.   I’m missing them already!


1st day of school for her… she homeschooled here for K-5!


Could he cheese any bigger?!  Wes… the man!

Can you believe it?  Easton is 5 and going to school too?!


Keeping it real. This boy is always in a costume!  There are no DO-OVERS WITH THE BOYS…  these are their real first day of school pictures. 

I laughed and I cried… hilarious!  Their personalities just shine through!

With all the talk of me going to school; I don’t think I’ve mentioned the situation with the Littles.  My oldest Daughter (Miss Muffet) quit her job at the bank and is starting classes at the college along with myself and The Nurse (youngest daughter).  So I have no Littles during the day except Liam a few days a week,  when The Nurse has to work.

I have nothing but TIME ON MY HANDS now.

I have classes on Tuesday and Thursday Nights… and I have one or the other daughter in each class.  Instant study buddy!  I doubt they think of it that way… we’ll see!

I have a bunch of other things to write about—however, after reading the syllabus for my English class, I’ve gone dry.  It took everything I had to sit and write this post!

Here’s to fresh ideas.  I’m hoping at my age, I’ll have so much life experience that I’ll just get those essays written and I’ll pass that class!  Maybe—I’m saving all my thoughts and ideas for class room time.  Who knows! now I’m just rambling. 

If you’re interested I’m on Instagram  #omagoestocollege

‘Til next time, blessings to ya!

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Proverbs 1:7

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer, Fall and the Start to Something New


corn in my coffee pot @2015

The summer is winding down.

The summer is winding down.  Forgive me, I just had to read that ONE MORE TIME.   It’s been a long time since I’ve thought in terms of summer coming to an end; along with Fall being the start to something new and fresh—like school!

I don’t even know where to begin to tell you about what led to this event.  I’ve been busy with paper work, shopping for clothes that fit, getting phone calls made—making preparations for a fresh start; and I’ve barely had to to write, though I’ve come to the computer several times to write a blog post.  So many thoughts just seem to run rampant through my mind and I stop and just stare at the screen. No words come.

I’m thinking about things un-done, priorities, responsibilities.   I think of the future; and for the first time in a long time I am day dreaming about MY future. It almost sounds sad; but I don’t mean it that way. 

I’m thrilled!  I’m excited.  I’m giddy with curiosity.

I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.  Most of you knew that already, but it’s true.  I actually wrote the financial aid dept. today, because the recorded message said, an email would be answered faster than a  phone message… (big surprise!) and after asking my questions (yes, a list of questions)  I apologized for sounding clueless! 

Plain and simply, I’m scared, with excitement!

It was beyond me, what classes I would be taking when I showed up to take the college entrance test.  That’s how little I know about college.  My schedule says ‘liberal arts’.   Well!  you will believe me when I say, I came straight home and  GOOGLED it!

Be careful what you search on the internet.  Different view points are scattered about this world wide web!  Depending on what you read- a liberal arts graduate, can be a creative person who thinks outside the box and can do anything and everything; OR they’re not worth hiring, due to their inability to make up their minds and not being structured enough!  

I nodded my head in agreement knowing that both of those definitions of a liberal arts students… FITS ME!

My blog photos this evening have nothing to do with school; but they do have to do with summer winding down. Our grass is turning brown from the heat, though today we’re having a cool front with 10° cooler temps than we’ve been having. It’s so hot and dry many leaves are falling from the trees, like it’s late October! The Catalpa trees do this every summer. Right now we walk through the yard and hear the crunch of leaves under our feet. By October, often times, the yard has ‘greened up’ again, before the really cold weather sets in for winter. So brown yard equals some trees are losing leaves and there are no flowers to photograph.

corn in my coffee pot @2015

Good Ol’ George and Lucy, a splash of color in our otherwise brown exterior as summer is winding down.

‘Til next time, be blessed


And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not. ~Galatians 6:9