Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Graduation Day Sunday featured the very polite young
man who lives next door. He is just 6 years younger than
DS and it brought back memories of his graduation in 2012.
Super confident in himself and the joy of his parents, who
were surprised when they had him. They thought they were
done with the family and along he came. They don't know
what life would be without him.
Of course, memories bubble to the surface and the tears
are almost there. One more child in the neighborhood will
graduate next year and then, our street will be filled with
those of us who have raised our families and no new young
families to replace us. It will be very strange not to have young
children close by.
I am still plugging away in the house. Last night, I started to
empty jars of canned goods that are past their prime. I rinsed
the jars and then filled the dishwasher. My co-worker in the office
has stated that she would take any extra jars I no longer need.
Wonderful. I will slowly go through everything in the basement.
Sadly, some of that has been there since our daughters were in
school. Twenty years went in a hurry but who can eat that much
jam and jelly and other things? No rush. It has sat that long on a
shelf. It can stay longer. I have abandoned the idea of setting up
new shelves. I have had that project on hold for 6 years and now
I want no part of it. I don't need to gather anything more. Another
sign of accepting that I am getting older. I need to downsize.
Off to other pursuits. I did finish my online classes for renewing my
P&C license yesterday. A little less pressure today.
Thanks for stopping by and all the great comments I know my
friends will provide. You are the greatest! HUGS!