Boots and Baristas…Twelve days and counting.

img_0563No one has ever had as much fun in a part-time job as much as this guy. He cracks me up. He loves going to work every day and the people at work have been teaching him to be a Barista which is funny because his job finishes tomorrow. If I had to get up at 4:45am to go and make avocado toast for overprivileged brats or wash dishes I would be less than pleasant. He does not even leave when his shift is done so he can hang out with the people that work there.

Yesterday he finally got his dorm assignment. He is thrilled with the assignment. He is getting to live his dream. He will actually be living on Broadway in the artsy farty dorm building. He will find his tribe for sure. He has a two-person room so he only has to share a bathroom with one guy. The only worry is that there is no dining hall in that building and I do not trust him to eat enough. His skinny butt cannot afford to miss meals. He has to go to other buildings to get dinner. aa6ffa18-2cd9-4a4f-842d-c65af18528fbWe had to buy a few items of clothing for ourselves and so I got to buy snow boots for the trip. Actually nice and warm and I could probably use them here for the rainy season.

I actually got to sleep before midnight last night and I slept until 6 am and then I actually fell asleep again and then woke up at 10:45am. I feel a little human again but that churning anxiety is still under the surface…bubbling like hot lava. I want to go out this afternoon and buy the paper goods and snacks for his farewell party on Saturday. We are moving it to my sister’s house because it makes it easier for everyone. That way nana and papa do not have to travel here if it is raining. We booked our hotel last night. Nice and close to the dorms. We will be able to go shopping for necessities. His dorm room has even got place for a fridge and microwave. I think he has more closet space in that room than he has here at home. I told lovie that we did not need to do any touristy stuff but I think I want to go to MJ Trimmings again. That store is AMAZING. Walls and Walls of ribbons and patches and buttons…heaven. img_8393

Darn, this is tough on a parent. We are taking the strain. I know his dad is feeling it too. You raise them to leave but shit it is harder than you think. I wish I would have known this years ago. “Actual” Jean told me to be prepared two years ago but I wish I had known this 8 years ago. I know that I have made changes to have something for myself and I am still struggling. I am almost finished with my Digital Art and Animation degree and I am trying to formulate a way to get this business idea of mine off the ground. It is all stuttering and spluttering but I think I can get there eventually. Yesterday I started looking at some math classes on Khan Academy. I am amused at the prospect of actually having to pass two math classes in the next two semesters if I want to finish this degree. Heaven help me and my live-in tutor. Mr “Three degrees from MIT” has his work cut out for him. LOL.

I have been watching the weather in Manhattan and I have noticed that it is getting colder and colder. Oh Lord, this is going to be fun.



Sleeping Beauty

Ok, the beauty part not so much. I hope you did not come here today for anything thrilling. Just a lazy Monday. The boy is officially no longer in school but he had to attend an AP study group at 2pm so we were in no hurry to get up this morning. I wish I felt more pep in my step for all of the sleep I have been getting lately but nope. I am sure my iron is depleted again. IMG_7012

I now have to remember to have lunch ingredients for a still growing man. I popped over to the grocery store to pick up a few things and then I spent most of the day working on a curvy girl design idea. Not sure if it will work but hey it kept my brain occupied. I attempted a walk today but the darn wind was ridiculous on the lagoon. I took this photo and it is surprising it is in focus because the wind was moving it wildly all over the place. I still have not finished that English essay so I hope I can get my A into G(ass into gear) so I can be free for the summer.

Sadly the Tufts swag arrived today but thank goodness they take returns so I have bagged it up and it is ready to be mailed back tomorrow. My sister’s boss offered the kiddo a full-time job pulling orders in their apparel business until he goes to college in January. This is an offer without even meeting him. Unfortunately, the business is too far away and the commute will cost a fortune in gas so it will not work out. Apart from this, I cannot impart any great or fun details from today. I hope your Monday has not been to trying. Have a great evening and see you tomorrow.