Monday, March 17, 2008

May the Luck of the Irish Be With You

College Boy just returned to Hendrix College yesterday after a week at home for spring break. Mostly we caught up on how he's been doing, what he does with friends, what college students watch on TV (House & Project Runway)--that kind of stuff. He applied for some summer jobs, made his dad a birthday cake and definitely caught up on his sleep. Remember how I worried he wouldn't be able to wake himself up for classes? I didn't even ask if the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock was still in use, but rest assured, his hearing-impaired roommate isn't bothered by it. Funny how things work out sometimes.

And today I post this as I head back to Chicagoland to visit. It's about an eight hour drive and I'm throwing my Chiefton's CD in the front seat for the trip. It is St. Patrick's Day after all and I feel lucky.


Sarge Charlie said...

top of the morning to you

Marshamlow said...

I am so happy you got to spend a week with your college boy. Have a happy St. Patty's day.

Marion said...

Sheila, have a great trip and a wonderful time in Chicago.

I love these road trips; I will enjoy the trip to the Island. What seems like a chore to others, to me the trip just adds to the anticipation of seeing my grandkids!

Please take care on the road, however!

Jay Croft said...

"Hearing impaired?" Maybe the roommate has fine hearing and College Boy has too much!

His roomie is probably hard-of-hearing. (Please, not "acoustically challenged.")

What happened to the simple "Name?" Now we have to "Choose an identity." Oy veh.

--Jay Croft

Sheila said...

I stand corrected. "Hearing impaired" was how College Boy referred to his roommate. You are also right but again I chose to identify the roommate by a label instead of his name, which I am reluctant to mention even if I hadn't forgotten it. The relevance was connected to the Sonic Boom alarm clock and I thusly threw in the label for the sense of irony I was feeling.

Naomi said...

Enjoy Chicago Sheila! It's great that you got to spend a week with your son. Hope you had a happy St Patrick's Day!