I'm finally getting around to sharing the photo of the bouquet I got and modified for BG's recital this year. And doing a little bragging along the way. I knew I wasn't going to have time to build a bouquet for BG this year and couldn't decide what I was going to do instead. Then… Continue reading Getting To Share
My car and house kind of look like a glitter bomb went off. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get glitter cleaned up? Spoiler... you don't. That stuff never goes away. I think I'll be finding random glitter bits still hanging out 20 years from now. I will probably cry some… Continue reading And The Lights Go Out
MC made his college eSports team!! Sorry! Just needed a moment to yet again brag on my awesome kid. 😀
Okay. I'm totally going to brag because I need to focus on something awesome. I've mentioned that MC was invited to become a TA for his computer programing teacher. Originally, he couldn't and get paid because of financial rules, but he is going to be able to do it as a volunteer next semester instead… Continue reading Not To Brag…
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
MC got his test scores for his AP calc class and nailed another 5. Somewhere along the lines he also managed to pull another small scholarship. My kid is nailing college and he hasn't even started it yet. This is yet another amazing moment one of my kids have made happen with so very little… Continue reading Another Proud Mamma Moment
And we are done! And I'm am so relieved. I still have so many conflicting emotions and thoughts about this dance recital and I've spent a chunk of the day so far trying to decompress and sort them all out, but I don't know that it is entirely possible. One of the thoughts that keeps… Continue reading Reflections In The Aftermath
I'm kind of an emotional basket case today. My daughter has a will and a spine of pure titanium. I cannot express strongly enough how amazed and proud I am of her. Over a period of 12 hours. Through 5 shows and 75 total performances, 17 of which were hers. She was the ONLY ONE… Continue reading Titanium Will
I could not resist sharing. MC got to pick this up today. I knew he'd be graduating with honors, but we weren't certain which ones. I'm the incredibly, incandescently proud parent of a Summa Cum Laude grad!!! Excuse me while I dab the tears of joy over this phenomenal young man.
Normally starting my day cleaning up cat puke would set the tone and the rest of the day would be full of not fun, but I ended up having one hell of a day yesterday. I finished my gift baking. Got all my presents wrapped and under the tree except the couple that hadn't arrived… Continue reading Absolutely Epic
And it is stupid cold. If it weren't windy, I could be out trying to photograph frozen bubbles. It is snowing heavy enough that it was a challenge to get a pic of my front Maple that wasn't blurry. I didn't quite manage it. I'm hoping the snow stops soon and gives the streets a… Continue reading My View Today
MC is officially a licensed driver! I'd say, watch out on the roads, but... he is probably a better driver than I am. This event was a bit delayed for him for a variety of reasons out of his control, so I'm really excited for him. Next up is going to be BG. She is… Continue reading And He Passed!
Had to slip this in here... MC got his AP stats score back, got another 5!! For those keeping track, that is now a 4 (last year's AP Lang) and 2 - 5s. Mr. Smartypants is hitting every single one of his high school goals. I can't be more proud of this kid!
To everyone that has ever filled the role of Mother, no matter your gender or DNA, Happy Mother's Day! For me, being Mom has never been just bout having given birth, though that is part of my motherhood. It is about going to countless baseball games, screaming and cheering until my voice gives out, even… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
I. AM. DONE! Not mostly. Not kinda. But done. What was really just supposed to be a kinda big, but not major project of moving stuff from one space in my house to another turned into this crazy, spider web of smaller projects that kept spiraling out to pick up other small projects along the… Continue reading Done, Done, Done and DONE!!
Today is one of those bittersweet moments of being a parent. A moment when you see your child in the middle of a transition from one part of their life to the next. Today, I watched BG graduate from 8th grade and I'm just overflowing with emotions. Mostly pride, because my girl is just amazing… Continue reading Bragging Rights
My daughter, BG, dances. For her, it is really just about doing something fun. She does most of the options available to her, tap and jazz, but her favorite is ballet. Last year, she got to do pointe for the first time. I was thrilled for her, but found out quickly that, for her, it… Continue reading Dance Time