Not to be confused with that shoelace licorice, despite the fact that I eat that kind as well.
Apparently recliner chairs with pocket pouches on the sides are both stylish and invaluable for college students to keep things handy...
…or for when that garbage can is alllll the way across that huge room. (It was much better than finding all of those wrappers on the floor though I must say.)
Yes, it was time to pack things up. Luckily I had made a couple of trips out to visit my son, so I could grab a few odds and ends to make sure we could fit everything in the final ride home. Just another candy fueled delusion!
That pack of ginger ale? Was it necessary, you ask? Well, it was quite a thing seeing the kids trying to use up the last of their debit money since it does not carry over year to year. Beverages seem practical since they will certainly get used and not spoil quickly…that is until you are trying to cram three 12-packs of Snapple, one 24-pack of Arizona fruit punch, a case of glass soda bottles and that there ginger ale into an already tightly packed tetris game of a car.
That bed in a bag set packed so nicely on the way to school, and then apparently exploded over the course of two semesters into something that could barely be contained.
He obviously absconded with a new pillow every time he came home to visit.
Back to the food debit. We made one final run to the campus store to use up the last fifty dollars. The prices were ridiculously expensive, but the alternative was to walk out empty handed and still out the money. How about...
Yes! And if they didn't fit in the car, I'd have stood outside stuffing them in my face!
I have so many other tales I want to tell. Heck, I even have photos to go with them! Now I just need to find some discipline to sit down, and STAY seated…stop checking the mail that hasn't come yet, stop trying to find out those final two grades that haven't been posted yet, stop obsessing over what kind of cupcakes to make for a wedding reception next month and just try some out already, stop thinking about things to do and just do them…stop worrying about things that aren't even mine to do and wait for them to happen…and for crying out loud, clean the house!!!!
Note: Yesterday I was here without a car, clearly no way to escape housework. I so despised the idea of cleaning the house that I listed things on ebay…how I loathe gathering the motivation to put things on ebay, and how obsessed I get with checking for bidders.
THEN I got so wrapped in up in my cousin and his fiancé being on the Ellen show (taped yesterday, airs today) - for reals, that's them* - that I forgot about ebay until I got an email this morning that something sold. Even my distractions have distractions!
Wheeeeeeeeeee……..la la la!
(Man I felt like I was on point with that cartwheel. I did not review the photo because I knew there was NO way I was getting a second chance.)
*Let's come back to them and give them their own post sometime, shall we? There is plenty to add to what Ellen was able to fit on her show. Plus, they are adorable!