Our wonderful friend Sam Burch just left and headed back to his barber shop off the square in Fayetteville. Back to school haircuts was the activity for the afternoon. My delocked pile was the largest and that was before Sam bush hogged my beard. This prince of a man drives down to Senoia since I cannot get in his shop with my chair and refuses our money. He is a much better barber than businessman. Thank you my friend!
The girls went school clothes shopping prior to the lowering of ears. I have been in a melancholy mood all day. Before penning this I pondered why the blueness in my mood. The reason that came to mind was the date August FIRST! These activities should take place during the final week of August in preparation of school starting after Labor Day not the first Tuesday of the month. I feel for our children not getting the experience of a three month vacation and secretly tire of summer with thoughts of seeing friends at school. I recall feeling robbed when the school calendar changed and included three days of August.
Our youngest enters seventh grade Tuesday. What a year of changes Rickie has in store. We will send a little boy off to the bus stop with hugs and kisses Tuesday morning and likely by May we will be lucky to get a bye Mom and Dad as he grabs his backpack running out the front door. Carey and I will miss the innocence and dread Rickie aging, because of the champ’s cystic fibrosis.
Chloe starts her senior year of high school next week and it will be with much enthusiasm. She is very excited about her senior year and already looking forward to the future with plans to become a physical therapist assistant. She will be a natural in the healthcare field. She is so comfortable around me and always eager to do more of my care.
Our college freshman was headed to the Rockies for college at The University of Montana, but $21,000 a year tuition plus room and board made the Hope Scholarship very attractive until he completes his core curriculum. Gavin wisely decided to begin his collegiate experience at West Georgia. I am proud of his mature decision and buckling down making the Hope possible. In my day I did neither.
Last but not least, Chelsea and Hannah are working hard to finish school. Chelsea, like her Dad will squeeze in an extra UGA football season and graduate fall ’14. Hannah will graduate this spring from The Columbus School of Art and Design. We will be Ohio bound! Carey, is that all of our children in school?
I have enjoyed the cooler summer, but the frequent showers curtailed our outdoor activities. A summer passed too quickly. Wishing all the students a safe and excellent school year! Thanks for reading. Have a great day! dj