Wednesday, August 20, 2008

College drop off

Hi everyone,

I just got back from dropping off my oldest, Tommy, at college. Wow that was really hard. I didn't think it was going to be as difficult as it was only because he's pretty closeby, Stevens Institute of Technology right in Hoboken NJ 1 hr south of us. I'm really sad right now. I held it together at the goodbyes and contained the big knot in my throat. Gave him lots of encouragement and stole a lot of hugs and kisses. God I miss him so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nevertheless I know he's happy and was totally excited to be there. Then again I also could sense his angst at all of the newness and having to figure everything out on his own for the first time. That was the killer! Not to be able to be there for him. Such is life right. On the brighter side his roommate turned out to be wonderful. They both seemed to have the same easy going temperament so I was totally relieved. Met the mom and siblings too. I thought I was overprotective but goodness she seemed like she couldn't get herself to leave. I felt her pain totally. A lovely woman nevertheless.
Tomorrow I have to go to Dominican College where I start teaching art history on Monday to check out the AV equipment and make sure everything is in working order for my first class. Thanks for letting me vent. I feel a little better now. Anyway, just an update on my life this week. No artwork to speak of.