So It’s Happened

The Christian college that I applied to work for has come through and assigned me a class of British Lit to teach this fall.  Now I need to wait and see if someone signs up for it :).  I’m going by there today to pick up the book and work out a syllabus for use in the class.  Classes start August 21.  I’m so excited!

We’ll have logistics to work out like how to make sure Rachel is taken care of getting on the bus. Hopefully the bus will come earlier by that time than it did yesterday :).  We didn’t see it until 8:30 am.  (Classes start at 8:00).  But everyone was held up so it wasn’t a great big deal.

Lo and behold –the bus just came through on time.  SO maybe they have all the kinks worked out already. That would be great,  I suppose I will run now and get to the school to get my book.  Brave the traffic and see what it will be like,


First Day of Seventh Grade

So today is the first day of seventh grade for my youngest.  It’s been a very long summer, it feels like.  Other ways it didn’t feel long at all.  I don’t know which way to characterize it.  All I know is that it rained and rained and rained and rain is scheduled for every day this week.  THis is not really like August in Mississippi.  It looks more like November.

She seems excited to go back to school.  We met the teachers yesterday and got supply lists and such as that. The school has finally been outstripped in size by the students–some teachers are floaters, teaching in whatever classrooms are not in use at the time by the home teacher.  We really need a new middle school but don’t know where to put it.

I’m trying to stay awake as I type,  I’m going to try to wake  up earlier and stay awake and try to do more around the house and see if I can’t make it better on myself and everyone else.  We will see how it goes.




Took a little hiatus to go on vacation to New Orleans.   We ate some good food and had fun going to the various family attractions–the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo, mainly. We got a personal tour of the Bible Museum that my father-in-law had built in the seminary down there and it was very nice.  So that was a new experience.

This week the youngest starts school. tomorrow actually. She seems to be looking forward to it so that is good.  WE go to open house today and meet the teachers so that will be interesting.  That’s really all I’m looking at that I have to do today. WEll, my oldest and I will likely go grocery shopping at some point since we’ve been gone with only a little food in the house.

I really made it through the trip okay.  I went to bed early, but that’s pretty par for the course for me on vacation.  My mood held even when things went a little south with the weather and we got caught in the downpours. WE barely got out of town before the pumps failed and serious flooding began. So it was a lot of rain.




Late Posting

So I’m late posting because my parents came to visit today and they just left. It was an okay visit–we talked about different things, mostly politics which suits us while my youngest daughter and her younger cousin went upstairs to my youngest one’s room to play together

SO I haven’t gotten anything of substance done this morning.  I need to do my husband’s laundry and see about it.  I’m very tired and want to lie down but really can’t afford to with having to do that.  Got about half-packed for New Orleans–still have some stuff to get together but will have it done before I go to bed tonight.

I hope my mood gets better tomorrow because I want to have a fun trip.  I’m just really sleepy and  not feeling well.  I hope I’m not coming down with something.

Got some good news today–my middle daughter has already landed a research assistant job in the chemical engineering department at Mississippi State University helping a graduate student with their research, so that is such a good start to hopefully a good career path for her.  She called and told us this afternoon.  So we are happy about that.



She’s Home

So the oldest one made it home last night at 7:30 p.m.  We were very surprised she went all day and didn’t break it up, but it was nice to have her finally back. She has all kinds of stories still to tell us, so we will be hearing about this trip for a long time.

I’ve sent off a lot of stuff the past couple of days, some to really high-end magazines.  At least they haven’t cost me anything, so I am saying it’s a no-risk proposition.  We will see what turns out.

My mom and dad are coming down to visit tomorrow. They want to see the oldest one now that she’s back from her trip.   So we will have that going on tomorrow.

I hope my mood lifts some soon.  I’m not fully depressed, just feel like I’m in a holding pattern. Waiting for something.  But I don’t know exactly what that something is.



As Far As We Know

our  oldest is on her way home by now.  I will enjoy having her home for a while.  She is good company and keeps things interesting.  We won’t see her until tomorrow, though–it’s a fourteen-hour drive.

WE go to New Orleans Friday and come back SUnday.  We will go see the Bible Museum that my father-in-law had built there and other things about the Baptist Theological Seminary.  Then we’ll go to the zoo and aquarium and places like that.  I’m looking forward to it.  The middle one is not going-she went to Chattanooga with us while the oldest was gone.  So this is the oldest one’s family vacation.

I’m still waiting to hear from the school and from all my submissions I’ve made  since the summer began.  I’ve heard from a few places but wasn’t too worried about the rejections.  I’ve got so much out there that something ought to stick soon.



Winding up the Summer

My oldest is coming home this week from her internship–she’ll be home until the 19th when she moves in to her dorm at the W.  We’re going to New Orleans for a short trip to see the Bible Museum at the Baptist Theological Seminary and to eat some good food.

The little one  Is still having some itching in her ear but the doctor said to wait until she was completely done with her anti biotic before worrying about that.  So we will see how that works out.’

I sent out a bunch of stuff this weekend and am  hopeful for the future that someone will pick something up.  We will see.  Everyone wants micro-this and flash-that, so I am sending out shorter pieces. I just hope I just get more responses now that July is over and more people  will start reading again  now that the summer is almost over. We’ll find out.

Still waiting  on the school to let me know if I will teach.  We will see what happens with that.  I am easy about it knowing it’s in God’s hands now

Hope everyone has a good beginning of the week and a  good end to their summer.