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. 
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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


camp and cottage living said...

You are ready to go girl!
I love your bag too.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Let us know how class went!

Melanie said...

Love the bag! Sounds like you are going to be busy!

Connie said...

Hi Patrica, by the time you read this you will have already started class. I know that you are going to love it. I do know what you mean about grand-kids wearing you out. When I go to my daughter's house I sleep like a log and almost always go to bed much earlier than when I'm at home. Usually when I sleep in a different bed than my own, I never sleep well . . . but the exhaustion of keeping up with youngsters takes all that away, LOL.

Connie said...

P.S. your bag is adorable :)