And it's started. It's coming in by the day, and it's overflowing my little baking cart, where it seems to be gravitating, unread. It's just a good thing right now that I'm not like Beck who's children get homemade baked goodness on a regular basis. My baking cart is more decoration. But I digress.
This stuff is overwhelming and mind boggling and it's making my brain hurt. If you've got a student who has reached the goal of grade 12, you'll know I'm talking about all the college/university stuff. And no, it's not just deciding which college your child wants to apply to but it's the scholorship information that's burying me. My goodness. Every college/university has their own scholorship requirement with some applications due by December 15th. That's of this year! What are they thinking? That's right before Christmas. Don't they know we're just a tad busy at this time of year? Do they not do Christmas? There is baking to be done, presents to buy. Presents to wrap. Cards to write. Cleaning to do. Wreaths to be hung. Sigh.
So, sometime this month, Kay (17) and I have a lot of reading to do. There is sessions to attend. We've got a lot of asking to do. She's got some big decisions to make. I so remember this time of year. And all of a sudden, I'm in proxy feeling the pressure that is on grade 12 students. The social issues of high school, the performance issues, the job issues and then to add to it all the huge decision of having to make up your mind what you might literally, have to do the rest of your life. It's enough to make you feel like you can't breathe. My heart goes out to them. As I mentioned the other day, grade 12 for me was "the year I lost my head". But Kay is pretty grounded, praise God. She's got a good head on her shoulders. But like I was, she's just a little unsure of what she wants to take. She got general ideas but nothing specific. And she wants to start with a year of bible college. So we need to find out if scholorships can be held off a year. It just makes this mama's brain totally hurt.
So I might be in and out of here not quite so consistently for the next couple weeks. You might hear about all my paperwork woes. Or not. It might go easier than I assume. I'm just not sure what will be happening over the next few weeks. But don't stop talking to me. I'll be very glad of some diversion. I'll be looking to hear all about your Thanksgiving, the likes of which is making my mouth water as I read your menus and recipes. Although we have already had our Thanksgiving last month, I'm game for a turkey dinner anytime. So I'm having one vicariously through all your Thanksgiving dinner posts.
But, please, if you don't hear from me in like a long time, send out a search party. Tell them to check first under the huge piles of papers.