Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Road Trip

The boy and I left out Sunday to go to a scholarship interview at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. How to you get to Murfreesboro? Drive east to Durham, follow I-85 north and turn right just before you reach Virginia. Then drive 2 more hours. A long way out, but the flat fertile farm land is beautiful.
He looked great in his khakis, navy blazer, white BB shirt (Brooks Brothers), and black tassel loafers. He was poised, relaxed and confident. Heck, they should pay me just to let him attend classes there! He has already received an academic grant, and this scholarship could really help out with the college finances. I want him to go to the school he wants, but I do not want him to graduate with $100K in debt. The nagging his father and I have done over homework the past 12 years could really pay off for him now.
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. My son is a great, intelligent, witty person. He is just fun to be around. I will miss him, but I know he will come back to me occasionally! I have always told him that it is not my job to take care of him, but to teach him to take care of himself! And it is very important for him to leave home and become his own person.

I worked from home today. I felt like I was getting away with something! I got a ton of reading done (configuration manuals for ERP software makes for invigorating reading!), and was able to generate weaving requests and track several projects. Altogether a productive day. And to top it off, when my husband got home, we rode our bikes for an hour!! The 2-wheelers sure outnumbered the walkers today. March 11 will bring an early Daylight Savings Time, so I am looking forward to riding when I get home in the evenings. Well, back to the salt-mine tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And you have done well with your Man Cub. He is a credit to you and your husband and will "make you proud" as he goes out in the world and explores the world on his own. I have had the pleasure of interacting with Jacob several times in the past few months since moving here and he is truly a fine young man. Mama, you and Dad "done good."