Saturday, March 07, 2009

In the midst of busy-ness

I have a few more pantry post ideas as well as a post to share how we kept our credit rating good enough to eventually buy this house. That all comes next week.

I'm in the midst of a few very busy days. My husband and his brother have to return to their sister's house near Chicago today and Christopher is having friends over to a LAN party while he is gone. There are very few opportunities for these friends to have LAN parties these days since all of them are either in college or working.

I plan to be out of the house for a few hours and then lock myself in my bedroom with earphones. :)

Christopher is beginning to feel better but his recovery is slower than the average hernia surgery since it included removal of the birth defect at the same time. He's trying to catch up on college classes and he finally returned to work yesterday (just for the afternoon). Thankfully, he works on campus so he could take a break and see a counselor about his application.

He has decided to change his major to computer science instead of any engineering (perhaps doing the five year Master's Degree plan) and that has brought about the need for summer school classes... sigh. So many important decisions are made during these late teen and early twenties ages.

The changes complicated his admissions but after talking to the counselors at the department he'd plan to major in, he realized they weren't willing to let him do a double major and the people in computer science were quite used to creating more individual curriculum.

We're enjoying a touch of spring with temperatures in the 60s. With all the snow gone, the evidence of a few powerful winter storms is all around us with small tree limbs down and minor damage to our chimney. Our fence has been damaged in two areas, including the front section which was taken out completely in the worst of the storms. I hope we have a better spring!

So, what are my plans today? I think I'm going to slip out before the young people arrive even though I am quite fond of them. When one has been in the midst of a LAN party set up once, one does not want to be there again. Far better for me would be sitting at Panera with a cup of coffee and a scone (if there are any left by noon) with a book and perhaps pondering what I'll write tomorrow.

I may just have to stop by Goodwill and the thrift shop. It's a tough job but someone has to do it... especially when one's home has been taken over by a group of gamers.


Shan said...


Ahhh, LAN parties....we have held many of these during the years. For quite awhile we just had the boys hold them at our office after hours. They would set up tables and chairs and they would order pizza. Once we sold the company that wasn't an option anymore.

There is a place near our home that sponsors LAN parties. You reserve the space for $3.00/person.
They sell pizza and sodas and all the "good" stuff growing boys like. They monitor language, etc., so it is a pleasant atmosphere.

I hope you find a few treasures while out thrifting and find the peace and quiet of the day.

Yours kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

scrappy quilter said...

Hope you have a fun visit at the thrift store. Nice to see Christopher is starting to feel better.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I hope Christopher is well soon. Oh, I love your plans to slip away for a good read and a cup of coffee. Browsing Vintage shops is always good for one's mental health. Thank you for your kind words on the post about our horse Dapper passing. I couldn't find your e-mail address. So, if you e-mail me your mailing address and your favorite quote or scripture, I will get busy creating your Journal Page.

My e-mail address is:

I love this Spring tease. We had temperatures in the 60's as well.


DebD said...

I'm not exactly sure what a LAN party is but it sounds like the kind of gaming parties we've had at our house. I love them too, but am equally glad when the boys leave :) Hope you were able to find some peace.