First Day x 3 for the last time

Baby Bee is off to second grade and is now my last kiddo in elementary school. Littlebit is off to middle school and fifth grade. And…my Princess is off to senior year. The days are long, but the years are so short. Happy 2017-2018 school year!

Is This Real Life?

Ive been asking that almost every day since November and, having written down the month, far before that. I was certain Donald Trump wouldn’t get the presidential nomination and then I was certain he couldn’t win and then I stopped being certain of a whole lot of things. And that’s been my life since November;…

Best Books of July

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’ve read 70 books this year, finding me 11 ahead for my 2017 goal of reading 100 books.   I read eleven books in the month of July (and cleared two more from my to-read pile by moving them to permanent Did Not Finish status because I…

The Subtle Art of Letting Go

The Princess has already begun the countdown.  The calendar has come from the school and the date of commencement is written there, so I guess it’s happening.  In a little more than two weeks, the Princess will pose out front for the very last first day picture, our fifteenth.   She starts taking college courses concurrently,…