Finally got the garden all planted yesterday. It feels so good to get the yard cleaned up (still tons to do) and everything finally in the ground. I harvested about a gallon of rhubarb the other day and got in the mood to bake a pie yesterday. We ate half of it last night and it looks like we'll have enough for an after-dinner treat.
With all the end-of-the-school-year and graduation activities and the time spent in the yard this week, it was nice to do a little bit of drawing today. There are so many things to look forward to this summer. Regular time in the studio, fun outings with the kids, eating our meals outdoors, early morning runs followed by that quiet time in the garden that I love, impromptu and planned picnics like we'll enjoy tomorrow with my extended family.
And last but not least, look who got a haircut! Yes, our girl has been planning this big change for quite some time. She wanted to wait until after graduation and excitedly left for the salon with her friend James right after our family celebration dinner out. One of the main reasons for the haircut (besides her desire for change after having long hair all her life) was to be able to donate all twelve inches to Locks of Love in the hopes that this gift would make a difference for another.
She absolutely loves her new look and so do I. I told her that I wasn't sure if I could handle these two life changes all in one day, that she's "not her hair", that it might take me a while to get used to the idea of this older, sophisticated, leaving-the-nest girl of mine, And I'll keep on reminding myself that change is good and change is part of life, (that CHANGE is LIFE!) and try to savor every moment that's mine.
Hi, I'm Emily!
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