Catching Up With College Chat

I haven’t been doing a very good job keeping up to date on all the college stuff going on in our house.  I may have mentioned a couple things, like high school senior stuff, college choices, and those pesky essays that needed to be written.  Apparently, I never got around to writing about how a certain someone would stalk our poor mailman to see if an acceptance letter had come yet.  I didn’t talk about how we tried our best to get that certain someone to stay close to home and go to UW when they accepted her almost immediately.  Then of course, I also neglected to mention about the agonizing decisions of trying to decide just which school she really was going to go to. 

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A couple weekends ago, KT and one of her friends made the four and a half hour road trip to Walla Walla in Eastern Washington to make sure Whitman was the one they really wanted.  (Just imagine her poor mother at home biting her fingernails hoping that nothing went wrong on this long, overnight road trip that her first born was taking all by herself…well, except for her friend)  KT decided that she definitely wanted to go to Whitman.  As good as it looked on paper, it was even better in real life. (We had resigned ourselves to the fact that she wouldn’t be going to UW…at least she’s not going to Maine.)

In typical KT fashion, she wanted to start getting ready for her grand college adventure right away.  In fact, she had started a list of things she needed to bring before she had even left the Whitman campus.   We tried really hard not to laugh, but her long list contained some really…er…odd items.  Among other things, she needed to bring was her princess blanket so that she could have picnics on the lawn a basket for her bike and of course, some overalls. Overalls?

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Apparently everyone that KT saw working in the organic garden…something she really wants to do…was wearing a pair of overalls.  It’s probably not required, but some people think it looks really cool.  So with a bit of hunting around, we managed to find two pairs in different lengths.  Mimi, who is definitely not one of those people that think overalls are really cool, is helping by modeling one of the pairs.  I’m not sure, but I think KT bribed her to wear them. 

Enough of the college stuff…we’ve got to finish high school first.  And somehow, I’ve got to turn this glimmering pile of green

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into the perfect elegant gown for Prom. 

No pressure or anything…

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20 Responses to Catching Up With College Chat

  1. I love it! what an adventure for her!! It will be a little nerve wracking for you for awhile, but think of all the fun she’ll be having….and all she will have to tell you about it when she returns for a visit!!

  2. Kathy Ariano says:

    Lucky girl — the only way one of my girls would have been able to wear that beautiful materials was if I draped it over her! Can’t sew worth dracma!

  3. Wow–you’re making her dress? You are a talented lady!

  4. Jay says:

    I never got to do the visit colleges and check out other places thing. There really was only one place I was going to be able to go. No matter how bad a case of “Gosomewhereelseitis” I had. haha

  5. Nina says:

    Personally, I’m glad that I moved a couple hours away from my parents to be able to do my own thing. I love my parents and everything, but I just needed to be able to take of myself too.

    I’m glad that she was able to choose so quickly. I was not able to go to USC which is where I wanted to go to due to financial issues, but I love Berkeley and all it’s quirkiness.

    • Susie says:

      I totally understand that. It makes me sad that my baby is leaving, but everyone needs to be able to spread their wings without Mama Bird looking over them

  6. Brandt! says:

    Hey …. Maine?!? What’s wrong with Maine? What’s a few miles between mom and daughter? What an exciting time for everyone!

    • Susie says:

      Nothin’ wrong with Maine…just reeaaallly far away. And as I told her, there’s not a chance she’ll find a palm tree there!

  7. INeedACanoe says:

    Overalls!! AHHH! I miss overalls;o) (What’s this about no BK in your area?? That’s really a blessing, though! – Less temptation to go thereLOL)

    • Susie says:

      We used to have one when the girls were little but rarely went because they only had an outdoor play area. Hello? Seattle? (besides, I always thought that King is creepy!)

  8. Ann Herrick says:

    Nothing like a road trip! Love to see the glimmering pile of green morph into a gorgeous gown.

  9. Amanda D says:

    That’s so exciting! Congrats to your girl. And 4 hours isn’t too far for weekend trips home. Hooray!

    Please, tell me you are going to show us the dress when it’s done. Please!

  10. Cazzie says:

    How wonderful. Time goes by so fast in relation to the growing up of our sproutlings…and not just the organic garden variety 🙂 We have begun three veggie gardens here at home. Our kids are learning the organic way too. I ought to buy them some overalls too 🙂
    What lovely material to work with, I cannot wait to see the finished product..and of course… no pressure or anything (winks).