Exactly 4 days after moving the remaining college peepster into a swanky new residence hall, I'm feeling all Super Powered - much like my childhood superhero, Wonder Woman, only without the sparkly star-spangled-supersuit with matching gold lasso. And with that, I think I've just discovered this year's Halloween costume.
Be SUPER scared.
Nest All Empty Again (for now)
Less than 24 hours after rolling back into the home driveway with one less family member in tow, I'm attempting to wrap my head around the fact that another college peep is out-of-pocket for a another semester, thus making the house feel way less claustrophobic again. Not only that but I'm left feeling almost giddy about how smoothly this move-in went even after receiving this text on the excruciatingly long drive back to the family homestead:
yo did you guys miss one of the pockets of that Adidas duffel bag?
I emptied the blue one but I'm missing like 12 pairs of underwear
So glad God invented Amazon Prime for situations such as these.
Nest Slightly Emptier Again
Year #2 at UNL for this Husker Dude. Will be hearing fantom snoring behind his bedroom door as I walk past every morning until he returns home. A bright future definitely awaits him!
Summer Break is ON
Feeling all exuberant after the 12+ hour road trip bringing this lovely chica back home from college for summer break. So here we are back in shopping mode again, complete with testing Snapchat selfie filters. Perfectly legitimate way to bond, IMHO. Now if I can just get her hooked on sushi... we have plenty of time. *fingers crossed*
Nest Slightly Less Empty
Feeling all jazzed after loading the youngest's stuff into my Honda CRV and venturing over to the closest Arby's for sustenance. And yet suddenly the homestead feels a whole lot smaller and slightly claustrophobic again.
One move-back-home down... one more to go.
Posing for Commencement
Sometimes working in a college marketing department requires an employee to complete other duties, as assigned. This photo is one of those fateful moments! Yes, this is a picture of the back of my head sporting a graduation cap, one that belongs to an actual CSM graduate since I did not actually earn a degree this time around. But I am so adding "Graduation Cap Model" to my resume for future photo-taking opportunities, because you just never know when another chance like this will present itself again. *wishful thinking*
Technically, this weekend was our own personal Homecoming with the youngest peep returning home for a visit after being away to college for a solid month and a half, the longest time away ever. And although he only spent about 48 hours back at home, we enjoyed every single minute of it. From the big hug/smile he greeted me with Friday night to the "Pump You Up" Schwarzenegger quips while weightlifting in the home gym, I was reminded of why I have missed that guy so much. Even this photobomb on the road back to campus made me melt just a little bit more. And now, on a Sunday night, the nest is all empty once again. Who knew this whole new-life-chapter thing was going to be so rollercoaster-ish?
Final Launch SUCCESS
Today marked the final successful launch of the youngest to his dream university. Today also marked the day of the biggest HAPPY DANCE ever by the youngest's Mom who just poured herself a big sparkly glass of Pinot Grigio.
BEST. FEELING. EVER.
I am Brenda Swenson and sometimes I blog.