Monday, June 30, 2014
The prompt for today was graffiti. Perhaps I should have photographed the graffiti the girls had drawn on the dresser -- but I didn't think of it this morning and now it is cleaned up.
As I drove around town, I kept on the lookout for graffiti but found almost none. Finally, I settled on the initials (I guess they are initials) on one of the old buildings downtown.
Next time, I'll look for some train cars.
After a wonderful evening with friends, we met up with the girls for brunch. Afterwards, we went to a sweet friends house to help with a memorial to honor her partner who recently passed.
It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The girls played in the sprinklers while I pulled weeds in the garden. Mili stayed on the porch until I brought out some popsicles for the girls. At that point, she slowly ventured out to remind the girls that she, too, loves popsicles.
It may be hot and humid but I still love summer!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
I consider myself lucky to still have my grandparents in my life. My 92 year old grandfather has been in the hospital for the past couple of days and is already feeling better. He should be home tomorrow.
I want to have at least half as much pluck as my grandparents have when I'm 90. They are pretty awesome!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A little mugging for the camera by the dragonfly on a muggy afternoon.
Good news! I put the back on my computer and turned it on. Everything seems to be in perfect working order.
I've missed you internet!
I feel so lucky right now. Maybe I need to go buy some lottery tickets.
On Sunday, I clumsily spilled water on my laptop. It wasn't a lot of water but enough to make me worry. The computer was turned off immediately, unplugged and the back taken off. It was then lovingly put aside to be given the opportunity to dry.
On Tuesday, I considered turning it back on to see if all worked well and then decided I would wait a couple more days to be sure it was really dry.
This could be called "Not Facing Facts."
It was surprisingly not too hard to step away from the computer for several days.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The man and I went to Gainesville to see some friends of ours... friends who are now raising Clementine. I almost cried when she came running straight to me.
That dog. I love that she is happy in her new home. Still, I miss her. This won't be the last visit we have with her.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The man and I had a meeting downtown. We are at the meet, plan, meet again and plan again stage of foster care for the girls.
All is going well.
This building is across the street from where we meet. The plants growing from crevices remind me of the impermanency of things.
Fitting reminder, too.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Today was my last official work day and now summer can begin! Because my school system has decided to be closed on Fridays, we have had to clock long hours from Monday through Thursday.
It was exhausting.
When I got home, I sent the little girls to play in their room so that I could commune with nature for a moment. All my anxieties just floated away.
Hello, summer! I've been looking forward to spending some time with you.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Now that graduation is behind him, Dalton has a few weeks before he moves up north to NYC to start his new job. The boy knows how to stay up late, sleep late, read and watch movies. He knows how to take it easy and I could probably take a lesson or two from him.
This is his last summer break before he jumps into the world of working -- and earning vacation time and only getting to slug about on the weekends.
Cheers to his last summer break at home.
P.S. Last night, we caught the silly bat who has been hiding in our house and returned him to the wild. That made me happy.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Most Sunday mornings, I get up early to meet a fabulous group of friends for our weekly long run (usually my favorite run of the week!). Part of the ritual involves getting my hydration stuff together so that I won't die while running. In the crazy humidity we have, not dying is always a good goal, right?