If we were having coffee…I would welcome you in and pour you a nice strong cup of gourmet roast or offer perhaps some tea? Hot chocolate? Maybe just ice water? Then we could have one of Hubby’s yummy chocolate chip muffins. Unless they are gone already?! The newspaper weather report for this Autumn Sunday calls for “abundant sunshine and blue skies” followed by a “star filled night”! Couldn’t ask for much better than that, huh?
I would ask if you would like to take home some of the left over Halloween candy that keep calling to me from the pantry. If not, I may have to find a way to make it less accessible. Apparently the very back of the top most shelf, behind the Tupperware cake dish, sealed in a zip-lock bag, underneath the bag of flour, is still too accessible for my own good.😊
If we were having coffee…I would ask about your week? Has it been fun? Productive? I hope there were more positives than negatives. Some weeks that’s all you can ask for! We’ve had a rainy week weather wise but it has still been good.
I would tell you all about the college visit we made with Miss Dee on Thursday. Since we all had the day off we decided to drive up state to The College of New Jersey and take a campus tour. All the schools in the state were closed, so it was quite crowded. I went to a local county college, while working and living at home so I know nothing about “college life”. Hubby lived in a campus apartment his last two years so he was better informed and knew more about what we were going to see.
The campus itself is very nice. The buildings, while mostly built in the 1980s, were designed to look vintage, with lots of red brick and white columns. They offer an abundance of educational opportunities along with many extracurricular clubs and entertainment. We listened to all they had to offer and Miss Dee talked to an admissions officer so she could ask some questions she had then we had lunch and headed home. I could tell in the car what she was thinking and I knew what the sticking point of all this “going away to college” adventure was going to be. How do I know? Because she is a lot like me and I know what my biggest pet peeve would be.
Miss Dee and I both have very introverted personalities. Anyone who has been here before might already know that about me, and one of the things that is very important to us is alone time. Introverts need time away from other people just to recharge their energy and feel centered again (In comparison, extroverts get their energy from being around people). One of the givens about being a college freshman (at least a freshman at any of the colleges Miss Dee can afford) is that you give up a lot of privacy.
She already experienced this some of this last spring when she was a representative for the Girls Career Institute and spent 4 days up at Douglass College in New Brunswick. She stayed In a freshman dorm room with a girl she just met sharing a bathroom and shower room with all the other girls in the wing. When I talked to her on day three she said she was going crazy because she “hadn’t been alone in days!!” I could hear the panic in her voice.
The freshman dorm rooms at TCNJ looked very much like the ones at Douglass except that you had a sink in the room so you could at least brush your teeth and wash your face in semi-privacy. My Hubby and my son and many other people would not see this as a problem. She does.
I have always stood by the idea that education is what you make of it and since we have a very good university within 2 mile of our home, and since it cost twice as much to actually live on campus, I think that Miss Dee may decide to take her brother’s route and commute to school, at least for the first few years. We will see.
If we were having coffee…I would now be looking up at the clock in a panic because it is almost lunch time and I have done nothing constructive! Feel free to hang out and finish your beverage of choice but I think I better run. I hope you have a great week. Don’t forget to visit the other Weekend Coffee Share posts at Part Time Monster and please don’t forget to grab that bag of Halloween candy on your way out!