As I get closer to Friday, I get closer to coming to terms with the fact that MC is moving out and will be at college. I've been slowly getting all the things he needs to be able move in comfortably. He doesn't make it easy as he is either in a bit of denial… Continue reading Almost Done
Do you ever wonder how many bruises and cuts and lacerations, how many serrated slashes and soul deep stabs, how much abuse and trauma a single heart can withstand and still function as it is supposed to? Or even at all? Do you ever wonder what it takes to keep moving and functioning? To keep… Continue reading Do You Ever Wonder?
Last night was MC's graduation ceremony. It occurred without this family, including MC himself, in attendance. I am proud of his decision to not walk, because that decision was based on facts and looking to the future when he has to go off to college and he didn't want anything to stand in the way… Continue reading Graduation: Bittersweet End
And... they are frickin' DONE! I absolutely love them, but they were a bear and a half. I broke/bent 5 of the 6 needles I had originally thought I'd had. Right before I started sewing yesterday I wanted to have the others on hand but couldn't remember where I put them and ran across a… Continue reading Dance Masks
Yesterday saw the official end to our annual haunted garage that we used to do every year for Halloween. Even though we didn't actually put the walls up last Halloween and was the beginning of the end, it didn't become official until yesterday. I took advantage of the beautifully cooler day and tore the walls… Continue reading End Of An Era
I had such a hard time deciding if I wanted to post this version or the color version because they are both amazing. So... Yesterday went well for BG. She feels so much better about everything now that she knows how the new normal looks and runs at dance. The masks were an absolute hit… Continue reading Black and White Drops and Ruffles
Okay, so there isn't anything really special about this photo, but there is something about the color contrast of the honeysuckle bloom laying on that purple petal that just kind of grabs you. I just thought it was an interesting contrast of colors, especially because it was such an unintentional setup. Today marks the beginning… Continue reading Iris, Honeysuckle, & Chaos
The day after we get updated information about the plans for holding BG's recital this year, Hubby gets notified that he will be working from home through the summer. Only critical infrastructure employees will be allowed back in the office. Hearing that Hubby is going to be allowed to work from home for at least… Continue reading Celebrations, Events, And Hard Decisions
For some reason, I only have a couple of these and they are randomly placed, not clustered like all my other irises. They are also a pain in the butt to photograph because the color almost never comes out correctly. There is something about my camera and accurately rendering reds that I haven't quite gotten… Continue reading Rusty Red Iris
Hubby ended up taking a vacation day yesterday. In part so he could get a lot of errands run that he needed to do, including going with me to get some flowers, and to get some much needed work done in the yard. The trip out was interesting and frustrating to say the least. I… Continue reading From The Top
Today is MC's official last day of high school, the end of a huge phase of his life up until now. Under normal circumstances, it would feel like a big, sharp end with him having done all the normal things that would lead up to this moment. The district would normally have the students wear… Continue reading White Iris & MC Day
This is MC's last official week of high school. Most of his classes are already done and he has very little work left. He will have an AP final later in the month, but that was always set for that date. It will just be an online version instead. That's because he is finishing out… Continue reading Stretching The Creativity
I'm having an incredibly difficult time with this today. Both on a much larger, external scale and a much smaller, personal scale. I want to be understanding and compassionate when others are having a difficult time, for whatever reason. I've always struggled with being able to see both sides of a lot of different situations… Continue reading Balancing Compassion With Reason
I was absolutely shocked when I went to check on my flowers this morning and found my daffodils still hanging in there. After having well over half of the days in April hit below freezing temps, I was stunned I had anything still looking good and working towards blooming. Sadly, of the last 4, two… Continue reading Making It Through
Since everything is so far from normal right now, my usual plan for Easter for my kids isn't happening. For one, it really snuck up on me and I didn't have time to get some of our traditional things. When Hubby did go for our grocery run, the candy section was absolutely wiped out. He… Continue reading Mother Of All Invention
I had a different hyacinth bloom this year. It is a surprise because I didn't plant any new ones where this one popped up. I don't ever remember having one that looked like this which makes it even more odd. Either hyacinths react to the chemical make up in the ground and mine did something… Continue reading Surprise Hyacinth
I started the Kindle ebook give away for An Unexpected Turn on the anniversary of the day I clicked publish. It ends on the day I celebrate another anniversary. 19 years and Hubby and I are still going strong. It has been an interesting week to try and honor and celebrate both of these milestones,… Continue reading Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
This time yesterday, our city had only implemented a ban on certain size gatherings with our state having followed not far behind with the same as a suggestion. Within a few hours, that gathering size number had reduced for our city. A few hours later, our city mayor closed schools, restaurants, theaters, and bars and… Continue reading Constantly Changing
These aren't quite open, though they are getting so close. I have a couple that are still deep into the new bud phase that will take even longer. It is kind of nice as it will keep something blooming in that front bed for a while. I got confirmation that the prom that MC was… Continue reading Beginning To Open
I don't have a photo to post today because I'm busy getting ready to go see Swan Lake with my girl. I've never seen it before, so I'm so excited to get to experience this with BG. I'd say I'd have some pictures for you from the ballet, but I have no intention of taking… Continue reading Swan Lake Day: Sorry, No Photo
Even though I have a million things going on today, I'm being spoiled a bit. As I told my grandma years ago after saying she was spoiled, being spoiled just means that you have someone that really loves you. Feeling the love today!