August was all about back to school, and I’m pretty into that. I’m not into the busyness that comes when the kids and I head back to school, but my nerdy self loves school supplies, meeting new students and all things learning.
Here’s what I was into in August.
Family back to school
As I mentioned above, we all went back to school this month. My daughter is a junior, my son is in eighth grade and I just started my 15th year as a professor. I wasn’t necessarily ready for the relaxing summer to end, but I’m happy that we’re all back in place and being productive. Also, I’m so happy that my daughter drives this year. It’s taking so much pressure off of me to get both of them to school, to all of their practices and home from school. It’s fabulous having a driving helper!
I found the most perfect thing for me while shopping at HomeGoods (By the way, I’m totally into HomeGoods. I wish there was one closer to where we live, but maybe it’s a good thing there isn’t.). You may know that I call my students “Chickens.” It is a nickname that developed long ago when some student editors I advised teased me about being protective of them, like a momma hen. It just sorta stuck. I’m sure my students now don’t even know why I call them Chickens, but they love it anyway. Needless to say, I immediately fell in love when I saw this red (my favorite color) hen with newsprint dots. She could not be more perfect for me. I was so excited to put her on my desk.
My new laptop
It was my turn to get a new laptop through our university’s replacement program. New school supplies are always fun, but a new laptop is just fabulous!
Ok, so I wasn’t one of those people who was really excited about the eclipse. I didn’t go out in search of the viewing glasses or even consider taking my kids out of school to experience the phenomenon with them. But, when a fellow professor had viewing glasses and was looking at it right outside my office door, I had to check it out. It was super cool! I also took this dorky photo of some of my students looking at it. Relax, they were just pretending to look at it without the glasses.
Shopping with Aunt Mary
Does everyone have an Aunt Mary? If not, they probably should. You can just call her “Mary.” I inherited mine through marriage. Mary lives in Texas, but her work brings her to Oklahoma City fairly regularly. She’s pretty busy when she’s here, but sometimes there is enough time in her business trip to grab dinner. Hurricane Harvey forced her out of Texas early and to Oklahoma City for the weekend, so I was able to spend Saturday afternoon shopping and hanging out with her. We had a great time! I won’t say how many pairs of shoes Mary bought, but she’s my kind of lady!
Back to school and all things related are pretty much what I’m into lately. I hope you had a fabulous month!