February 20, 2020

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Okay

Lauren Hofman Sommerer attended public school in Delta, Colorado, but she managed to turn out ok. She atttended Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska because her brother – a newly-hired admissions counselor – said, “They’ll fire me if you don’t come here.” She took her sweet time (five years) settling on a major and managed to snag a husband at the same time. Lauren and said husband, Lloyd, drove a battered truck and a tiny U-Haul to Maryland to set up shop for two years as ‘teachers’, but Lauren really just sat in the drive-through at Taco Bell and cried every lunch hour. After realizing that the murderers were getting closer, they moved to Nebraska where Lloyd was in charge of all the corn. Lauren enjoyed two months of retirement but was then told they were not going to be able to pay the rent unless she got off her duff and found a job. She applied at the church’s preschool on Friday, and they were desperate enough to employ her that Monday. She was terrible at her job, but slowly got better every year, until that 20th year, when things started to go back downhill. She is currently wondering where her skill set would possibly work out elsewhere.

That is the real story. No exaggerations, no lies.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Okay”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay! It’s wonderful! Haha!

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  2. Kristi Said on:

    You are a genius at this sort of thing! new skill set?

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  3. Mom Said on:

    Loved them all.

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February 20, 2020

3 Comments

Okay

Lauren Hofman Sommerer attended public school in Delta, Colorado, but she managed to turn out ok. She atttended Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska because her brother – a newly-hired admissions counselor – said, “They’ll fire me if you don’t come here.” She took her sweet time (five years) settling on a major and managed to […]

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February 19, 2020

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Outsourcing my post

Lloyd and Sam were supposed to write their biographies for a new book that their childhood church and school is putting together for an anniversary year. They took their sweet time about it, but finally got it done. Sam didn’t know he was providing post fodder: Sam Sommerer, widely considered the most handsome of Theresa […]

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February 18, 2020

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Weird bear.

Weird bear.

My children are welcome to bring books for me to read in class (before lunch), no matter how dumb they are. (I do draw the line at dumb Disney books, though.) However, today this gem was brought in. While I am not one to mock anyone’s drawing style, this did seem to be a book […]

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February 17, 2020

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This stupid bathroom

This stupid bathroom

Ugh. I am so sick of that bathroom. My attempts to make it better this weekend were only marginally successful. On Saturday we went to a bunch of thrift stores (I was looking for a blender), and we stopped by ReStore, which is like a Goodwill store for home stuff: cabinets, furniture, sinks & lights […]

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February 16, 2020

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How hard could it be?hahahahahaha

How hard could it be?hahahahahaha

Part of my Saturday was spent baking up a storm. I have become obsessed with cranberry-walnut bread and make it pretty often. I made some dough on Friday and baked on Saturday morning, but it was a little underdone. Rats! While it was (poorly) baking, I mixed up some plain dough in the same bowl, […]

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February 13, 2020

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Happy Birthday, Samith!

I wouldn’t want to be passed out on a plane with anyone else. 🙂 Speaking of passed out, tonight was our Love Songs concert and I am beat. It all went fine, but I am pretty tired. Happy Valentines Day, y’all.

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