Halloween and Emails

Got it done! Most the central portion is from stash.

Emails from college son

[told him I missed him]:
"Sorry about being gone; I'm sure you will get used to it".

[on his roommates]: "[#1] doesn't ever talk, he just plays guitar and looks at baseball stats. [#2] plays computer games all alone all day. I don't even know where [#3] is. Maybe he met [#1 and #2] before me and ran away. Who knows. Anyway, do your best to enjoy yourself. I had to talk to [friend a freshman at another college, who is unexpectedly homesick] for about 10 minutes on the phone last night to try to boost his spirits, so at least you're not as bad as him".

[on making sure he was through with everything left in his room but his coats prior to clean-up]:
"Yeah, minus all the coats everything that's left is yours to do as you please with. You can set up a shrine, dress up lifesize puppets in my clothes, or give them to hobos".

[on whether he wants the watch from under his bed, still on its plastic stand, that has a calculator for the face]:
"That watch is a calculator watch, so there's no way I am going to ever wear it. Even though most of the kids here have embraced their inner nerd, I'm still fighting it".

[on my missing him]:
"Mom, don't cry".

[update on his roommates]:
"The roomies have been doing better. [#1] talks a little now, nothing close to a conversation, but at least he's using words. I lured computer guy out of the room to go eat. All he contributes to the conversation is a slight chuckle every once in a while. Mysterious [#3 ] has long black hair, smokes, and likes to party. So he's the odd man out here. Now I know that the housing department just bunched us together. None of us has anything in common. [#3] just woke up...at 1:06pm".


Ila K. said...

The kitty is so cute! The whole quilt is darling!

"Embracing the inner nerd"... I love it!

Little Penpen said...

Love the email! Isn't technology wonderful? Imagine if you couldn't hear from him everyday... then you might cry, huh?

Quilts And Pieces said...

This is too funny! And sounds sooo true! The compter guy sounds like my son! I tell him all the time - get a life!

May Britt said...

I know how you feel :) My DD said when I left her at the school: "Please mom don't start to cry". And not long after: "Mom please don't leave me here" In the afternoon when I spoke to her: "Mom I'm at the local pub with some friends"
LOL I know our kids will do great at the school.

Libby said...

Sounds like you both are adjusting *s* Emails really do help to take out some of the sting.
Love your pumpkin top. It turned out great!

Jeanne said...

Yes, you'll be missing him for a while. (forever.)
The roommate stuff is really funny -- sounds verrrrry familiar.
Jeanne :)

Angie said...

I LOVE it, Karen!!! It's the perfect little Fall/Hallowen quilt! I may have to be like Libby with Dawn's quilts, and make me one of these. :>

Laila said...

The little quilts looks just great. I love it and think I have to do a little quilt myself.:)

MARCIE said...

Your son has a cute sense of humor. It is difficult when they first leave home, but what an easy way to stay in touch. Your pumpkins and kitty are darling!

loulee said...

Your quilt is fantastic.

As for your boy, sounds like normal college life to me, I'm sure he's fine, but knowing that you worry and care really does go a long way to helping him settle.

The Calico Cat said...

MEOW - who knew a cat would be the perfect accent? - ME!

(Do you need my address?)

Kairle Oaks said...

Your applique is the icing on the cake. Nice job!

Thanks for sharing the emails from your son. My son is moving out today, but he'll be close by. At least he know and likes (for now...lol!) all of his roomies. DD will meet her dorm partner tomorrow. Should be interesting. lol!

Jenni said...

Teenage boys! I love how he says you'll soon get used to life without him - they think you can't manage alone. Makes me laugh. Doesn't look like room-mate #3 is going to be doing much study.