OK, enough of my raw, open pain at the top of my leader board. I’m going through a neighborhood of hell, and you all get it- I can probably take the neon sign down- or at least move it to the back of the store. Thank you all for your supportive and kind words. It means a lot to me, and even though I don’t know very many of you, I appreciate the prayers and hands extended in love and friendship. It does help. Believe me, it does.
A few shiny odds and ends to catch my flitty imagination:
A dear friend of mine is getting married for the first time. In her late forties, she never thought this would happen- and we are all thrilled. She has asked me to hand calligraphy her wedding invitations, to which I have delightedly agreed. It’s been a long time since I calligraphied anything, but I have a box of quills and nibs around here somewhere, and India ink is always wonderful. I’m only doing the master, then she’s having them printed. I’m not crazy. Ok, well, I am, but I’m not hand-lettering 400 invitations. Yes, when you get married later in life, I think you either elope, or you invite everyone you know.
Jeffrey started 2nd grade yesterday. How did that happen? I dunno. But he’s so big now. But he still kissed me goodbye in front of his whole class. I wondered if he would- he was busily chatting away with a long-missed buddy, and when I waved, he excused himself from his conversation with an upheld index finger, and weaved his way across the classroom to hug and kiss him mama. Sigh. I love that boy.
We are still working on getting Beanie’s IEP taken care of- the district offices were a hen-house of activity yesterday, so on Monday I think I’ll start calling and shaking the cage. I may have to put on my fox mask and scare the chickens into listening to me. I can do that.
A woman in our ward is getting certified to do this color thing where you learn your energy type. Then you dress that way. I don’t really understand it, but I think I look better. And right now, I’ll take anything I can get. She needed some volunteers as part of her final before certification, and she picked me because she needed an example from every type of person- anyway, yay for me! Free, and I look better.
The leaves in the backyard have stopped falling. Don’t know what that’s about. But it seems fall, while the light is fantastic, is temporarily on hold in my backyard. The leaves are juuuuust beginning to lighten around the edges and show a hint of yellow. I love fall.
A local restaurant has asked me to design a new menu for them. It’s been a long time since I did any menu work, but it’s easy and quick and they’re paying me. Or I can take it out in food. Hmmm. What to do, what to do….
A couple of family members are tossing around the idea of heading up here this fall. The idea makes me really happy, and all I can say is, GET ON IT! Was that not subtle?
Crayola now makes window markers. Do yourself a favor and go pick up a pack, sit on the floor in your dining room, and cover the windows in drawings with your kids. They wash off with water, and the fun is fantastic. At night, they show up even better. Cheap, easy and fun. Just like me. Oh, no? All right.