Tuesday, July 29, 2014

feng shui

I drove to the High School this morning to take care of some business in the office.  I just about cried when I saw the front lawn.
 All those beautiful mature trees!
Cut down.
As much as I like progress, (demolition for a new school) this made me SAD.
 However, finding this sunflower made me HAPPY.
See how it leaned right over and said
"Don't worry.Everything will be alright."

Monday, July 28, 2014

bloom and grow

It used to be that Leeli was only taller than me when I was sitting down.  Now she wears flats and I wear heels just to feel equal.  Lucky thirteen: the year when my youngest girl passed me
(and her sisters) in height. She's tall and beautiful.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

skipping rocks

This guy's got some pretty great talents--many of which do not get spotlighted in any way, including his ability to skip rocks like no one I've EVER met.  He's good.
He's also good at his job, and it's been keeping him away.
Which is NOT good.
Last week he spent on the sunny California coast.
This week? St. Louis.
Tonight he's headed home, and I feel an analogy coming on.
He's got a pretty firm grip around the smooth parts of my heart, and tonight his arrival is going to send it skipping across the waters of happiness. That is all.
XOXO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Night Swimming

On hot sticky nights like tonight, it feels good to take a dip before climbing into bed.  Even if all you "dip" is your toes, there's a beautiful night time sky as a backdrop.

 There's also the lounging before bed option, which is dry and easy.
 We happen to have a pool tour option, which, *bonus!* is led by a very enthusiastic and informative guide
 Lucky us.
SERIOUSLY.


Happy Summer nights!