Gone...but hopefully not forgotten!

I can't believe the last time I blogged was August 28th as I was getting ready to take my road trip to the first UCF game. Wow! Now, here I am again, in Orlando, killing time while Zack is at band practice. This is family weekend and I am so pleased that Gary was able to come with me this time. Tomorrow will be his first time seeing Zack march in a college band and he is so excited!

The August weekend was so much fun. I got to meet Zack's new girlfriend and we were all able to celebrate my birthday together. Zack got me the sweetest UCF Mom coffee mug as well as some UCF Knights earrings. I will post pictures from that weekend (I promise!) when we get back home. I have posted them on Facebook because it is so much faster to upload photos than Blogger, but I will post them here too.

Things have been going well...I've just been staying busy working full-time at the school. Then when I get home in the evenings, it's constant caring for my new baby....no, not that kind, I got a PUPPY! He is so precious! I told Gary when Zack went off to school that I needed something to take care of...I was feeling so lost and without purpose. He said, "well, what do I look like?!" ha ha! I told him he could take care of himself for the most part, that I wanted a puppy! So after many nights of looking online, about a month ago we decided on a Friday afternoon to run over to the Humane Society and we found the sweetest dog (aside from Miss Daisy, of course!) He is just over 6 months old and a dachshund/terrier mix and has the most precious face! He is so needy and has been such a good boy in his crate-training. We named him "Knightro" (the UCF Knights mascot) because he is tan with a black tail and the Knights are black and gold. I will post pictures of him too. But let me just say, I NEVER thought I would love an animal so much! He is my precious little buddy!

Zack is doing well in school. He got an "A" on his first paper for Freshman English and so far has "A's" in all of his classes. He has matured so much and our relationship, although it's always been good and we've always been very close, has become even better. He has opened up so much and is always so good to call me at least once a day and tell me something about a class, or something that happened in band, or a grade he made on a test, etc. I really am trying to give him his space, but the most wonderful thing is that the more space I give him, the more he draws closer. Does that make sense? Not sure I worded that correctly.

I can't believe it's October already. It's been so great pulling out all my fall decorations and the cooler temps in the evening. This is my favorite season...I love all the warm colors, the browns, reds, oranges, etc. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing God's display of artistry sweep across a hillside in rich hues. He is the Master Artist!

I miss all my sweet blog friends and hope you will forgive me for my absence. I will try to do better on my updates as well as checking in on you all. I am so ready for another "B Club" reunion! ...that is, if I haven't been voted off the island yet! ;-)

Have a great weekend and I will post pictures upon my return! Love y'all!

8 sweet friends had to say...:

Lynne said...

Great to hear from you!

It sounds like Zach is doing well. And you too. It's amazing how quickly they mature when they're out on their own.

We'll be looking forward to pictures of Zach and the new puppy!

Musicaljean said...

Voted off the island - that's pretty funny! No, honey, we love you way too much for that! SOOOOOOO good to hear from you!

Melody said...

Well Howdy Stranger! Nice to see you back among the living, I mean blogging!

So glad to hear that Zach is doing well in school and that you are handling the separation well...although I thought you were a "cat person"??? I guess though, that cats aren't known for needing us though, are they? I'd have gone for the puppy too!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Glad to hear from you... just what you need ~ a baby! :-)

justabeachkat said...

Well stranger, it's good to hear from you! I've been away alot myself lately though.

How exciting that you have a new baby. Where are the pictures? Miss Daisy will definitely want to see them too. Details too please.

I'm glad Zach is doing good.


JILL said...

Fun catching up with you here...but do love Facebook for staying in touch, too! Glad to hear Zack is doing so well!

justabeachkat said...

I've tagged you with a meme. I gotta find ways to make you do a post. LOL


Southern Heart said...

Not to worry...I've been away far too long, too. Our new internet setup was being very uncooperative.

It sounds like your son is doing so well and adjusting so easily! I'm happy for you both! And, puppies are the perfect babies, I think. Just what we need when the older babies fly the coop!

Hugs to you~

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