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August 26, 2007

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Alpha DogMa

Welcome back! You're not the only one whose been living vicariously (or at least strolling down memory lane) through Greyson's life. I'm guilty too!

slouching mom

Good on you! I am currently experiencing a mini-version of what you've been going through. In a week both my kids will be in school all day for the first time.

It's a dislocating thought.

Ortizzle

Yes. Get that résumé out and running around. Because this year, even though it's a repeat of getting yet another son off to college... you know the drill. Inside and out.

Read the ads, too. You never know when there's a job out there that you would not have looked for, but which could really suit you. Straight journalism it may not be, but it may involve creative writing on a dignified level and some other P.R. stuff you would not be averse to.

Anyway, don't worry. We'll keep nagging you if we see you aren't blogging about it, LOL.

heather

Glad to hear you're putting yourself first.

Suebob

It has been interesting reading your boy-off-to-college stories, because it is a whole different world to me.

When I went off to college, I did it all on my own, other than asking for money from the folks. It just never occurred to me that anyone else would handle all the paperwork, since it was ME going to college.

Becca

Glad you're back!

jen

lovely to hear from you. and good for you for scaling back. you've done it well lately getting everyone where they need to be, no wonder you are spinning.

V-Grrrl

I make far more resolutions in September than any other time. Good for you.

DebbieDoesLife

It's so interesting to see myself (two years ago)through your life. I have found a fun, great job AND dropped off PTA (volunteering today at the H.S. office - but that's it, I swear!).

I remember taking Chris to college and catching that excitement in the air. The excitement of starting school...and being disappointed that it wasn't me. Things did get better though so hang on. The ride gets a little bumpy but its fun in the end!

Brenda

I dropped out of the volunteering life when a teacher asked me to stop running in the hallway on my way to my library job...ya... I look like a 14 yr old.. Okay... I'm the same size as a small 14 yr old girl.

I also had to do all my own college paperwork but don't remember it being super intense.

My youngest just got home from his second tour in Iraq, so we're on a different high around here.

Good Luck with the job hunt and don't settle.

Beth

I can't wait to hear what you decide to pursue. Enjoy the journey of finding out what it is! And, welcome to Lost! I just finished rewatching seasons 1 and 2 and so want to be able to rewatch 3 before 4 begins. Eeee. The finale of season 3 is ... there just almost aren't words. :)

Nance

Your new mantra: Just say no.

Oh, The Joys

Your muse will never truly leave you. She must just be on a coffee break. I'm sure she'll be right back.

Tink

You can't have Sawyer. He's mine! All mine! *Ahem* Great show huh? It really gets good in the third season. But I won't tell you why. Next season starts in January. Woohoo.

Mrs. Chicken

Happy you are back, and knowing you are a little sad. Hope it passes soon.

Betty

Starting college is so much more complicated today than it was when I went. All the paperwork was done and mailed in before I got there. The only hassle was standing in the long lines, waiting to register for classes. Nowadays, parents are expected to go through some sort of orientation, which I don't really understand. After all, they're just going back home after they drop the student(s) off.

mamatulip

I've been thinking of you, as I watch my youngest brother gear up for his freshman year of university. Glad you're back at the keyboard.

TB

I know this is a bittersweet time for you. You're handling it with as much grace and dignity as I expected.

jozet

I'm on the other end of the school-age spectrum from you, but boy, did your post hit home.

And I have a one-year-old, so it's a long ways to complete freedom for me.

However, I am taking an acting class this fall in the hopes of dusting off the old chops and getting on the boards again. If I wait until the last kid is out the door for college, I'll really be an ole grey mare.

I'll take a page from your blog and kick my own butt - or hows about I'll kick yours if you promise to kick mine?

jozet

I'm on the other end of the school-age spectrum from you, but boy, did your post hit home.

And I have a one-year-old, so it's a long ways to complete freedom for me.

However, I am taking an acting class this fall in the hopes of dusting off the old chops and getting on the boards again. If I wait until the last kid is out the door for college, I'll really be an ole grey mare.

I'll take a page from your blog and kick my own butt - or hows about I'll kick yours if you promise to kick mine?

Elizabeth

When I looked at that photo in your last post of Greyson walking towards you, I had a sudden image of my son Ryan doing the same thing, in only seven years, and it made my chest hurt. I'm impressed with how organized you've been getting him ready, I hope I can do the same when it's my turn!

mothergoosemouse

It's fascinating and inspiring to read about the stage you're in with your children. It's easier to imagine my own first days in college than to picture sending off my oldest.

Jay

You know, it just wasn't all that much work to get ready to go to college when I went to the UofA. Of course, it's the UofA, but still. I pretty much had all paperwork filled out for everything needed before before I even graduated from high school.

I showed up for orientation and and did my schedule and got my books and that was it until the day to move in. It was a much simpler time. ;-)

Nadiah Alwi - Writer of Quadrangle

I promise to help you by 'kicking your buttt' ;D

CircusKelli

This post makes me smile, love. You'd best get that resume polished, and fast. I'll join the butt-kickers if I have to, but I won't like it.

Do what you need to do for you.

What are you still sitting there for? GO. DO IT NOW.

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