Saturday, October 11, 2008

3 day weekend...










Fall is in the air...too bad it's 80 degrees! That's OK. I am really not ready for cold weather yet anyway. The house is quiet...the neighbors (my stepsons) took the kids and Dale to their mother's trailer 20 miles away. Quiet...




Mark is at his weekend overnight mail run, and I have just made a cup of night night tea after going over to work for Mrs H. If all goes well for her she should be home soon with full time care. She still wants us girls to be there to help her with her creature comforts. I don't mind, Mrs H has lived her life with dignity and grace for 95 years...whatever I can do to make the next whatever time is left for her easier I'll do...



Last evening my son Tim and his girlfriend Kristen treated us to deep dish pizza. My son has come a long way. He's 26 and has a wonderful girlfriend, job, nice apartment. He was quite the party boy in college, but has settled down. So I believe there is hope for the rest of the gang. You never know, divorce, jail, loss of friends, that usually get most people to pay attention to their actions!




I used to have a bus journal, but quit using it because I was afraid to talk about the kids I had that year. They were an undisciplined group for sure. I did transfer it though to blogspot. Maybe I'll reopen it someday. Otherwise work is going fine. My routes are great, I only have one junior run which is in the afternoon. It only took me a day to get them into line after our initial honeymoon period. Junior high kids love to push the limits. Speaking of...yesterday a junior high kid ran his bike into the side of one of our buses while it was pulling into the school. His bike went under the bus and the horrified other drivers started screaming on the radio. I wasn't on the air then, but I can imagine this poor man's shock. The kid was fine, the driver came back to work in the afternoon, which was very wise as rumors spread quickly and fear can set in.


Hopefully, next weekend the weather will cool back to more autumn like temps, rather than the 80's we are experiencing right now. We are going to grab the boys and take them to our annual pumpkin farm visit. Last year it was 90 degrees and we were wore out by the end of the day.

Off to enjoy the peace and quiet!





7 comments:

lisa jo said...

I LOVED your bus journal.
Sounds like you are having some peace and quiet and ME time..enjoy! I know how proud you are of Tim...he has a GOOD mama with a smart head on her shoulders too. XO

Martha said...

I always loved your bus journal too, hope you'll bring it back someday. Either way, it's so nice to see so many entries from you since our move to blogger, hope you will continue to post on a regular basis. Glad to know things are going well in your world. Hugs!

Ellen said...

Enjoy the peace and quiet ! I love being home alone !
I love hearing your work stories, but like me, there are laws we cant break, your dealing with kids and I'm dealing with patients.

madison said...

Enjoy your quite time, I do mine. Sometimes it's the only sane part of my day, lol.

Barb said...

I'm glad you kept your bus journal. You may want to write in it again one day. You never know, hon. Sorry it took me so long to get here. Love you dearly, praying for you always. Love your journal!! I am unable to work on mine yet, doing good to post at all. Big hugs.

Janie said...

The birds were on the high lines today getting ready for the long trip south. Trees are turning and frost was almost here the other morning. That is good news about Mrs. H. I worry so about kids on bikes! Hope you have a great week. Blessings, Janie

Kelly Dawn said...

I COULD NEVER be a bus driver...NEVER.....you have my umm symapathy....lol....bring back the bus journal :)

Kelly