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.



Coffee and Crepes


Today I had trouble waking up and spent a lot of the day working on staying awake. I drove down to see my family who live 30 miles south of here. I stopped off at my sister and then we met at this adorable little coffee place after we ran some errands. Mom and I went to suss out this little crafter place that is basically a storefront filled with small stalls filled with little vendors products. I have arranged a meeting with the owner next Wednesday to hopefully rent a spot in the store for my scarves and bags.
We then met at this little place called the Heartbeat Cafe in Campbell, California. It is funky and adorable and the owner makes great coffee drinks. Brunch for me was some crepes. They were delicious. It was so nice laughing and chatting with my sister, niece, and mama. I never get to just hang with my niece. After lunch, we went back to my sister’s house and we sat and chatted for most of the afternoon. My older niece arrived with her boyfriend. She has me in stitches sometimes. The girl is quirky and she can really make you laugh.

Orange crepes.


I took the old girl home and then I headed North. The kiddo is out with his friends so I stopped off to buy my love dinner from this great Asian Fusion place called Koja. They make their sandwiches with rice fried into a cake instead of a bun. They started off small as a food truck and now they have storefronts. So yummy. The short rib is the best but I cannot eat it because I am allergic to beef. While I waited for the order I went next door to the Asian bakery to get some Japanese milk bread. Apart from Brioche, this bread makes the best french toast. A good Saturday lunch.  The ride was the usual Friday night Bay Area Bullshit. I got off the freeway halfway home and took the “secret” backroads. I stopped off at Roberts,(a small little country grocery store for rich people in Woodside) and then headed home. I needed some salad for meals this weekend. I made it home about a minute before my love. I ate half of my sandwich. I can honestly say I feel disgusting. I feel so bad about eating that Koja sandwich(a pork one not the beef of course).  I get so nervous about spinning out of control. I cannot allow myself to eat something so decadent.


Now I am in my nightie watching Big Bang and The West World Premier with the love of my life while using the rest of my brain cells to type this blog.The West World premier is way too gory for me. I have become very sensitive to that type of violence and I just cannot watch it anymore. That is why I am typing while I “watch”. Our kiddo has still not committed to a college. This is driving us nuts. Hopefully, he makes up his mind this weekend. I can register for my summer and fall classes on May 5th. I see three classes in the Digital Media department that really interest me for the fall. I do need to get a math class done as well. I guess this is how I will keep busy once the boy is off to school.

Well, that is all for now. Have a wonderful and restful weekend.