June 04, 2015
Monday we said goodbye to the school year. Goodbye to Middle School. Goodbye to one stage of our lives and hello to another. At the awards ceremony on Emma's last day, I actually thought I had a handle on my emotions. Right up to the moment that I opened my mouth to say the Pledge of Allegiance and my throat closed up so tightly that no words would come out. In fact, it was all down hill from there.
Now that the goodbyes are out of the way, we can say some hellos! Hello quiet mornings full of the promise of the day ahead! Hello extra 3 hours in my day! Hello gardening, reading, studio time, going to the movies and easy meals on the porch! Hello picnics, and visiting family and a week at the beach!
Hello bike rides, museum visits, walking to the ice cream parlor, dinner cooked on the grill, time for projects and going to the park! This summer promises to be a great one. Time to finish my cup of tea and get moving. I have gardening to do, cookies to bake, sketching to do and I promised to read books today to the most dear little neighbor boy you can even imagine. Hello indeed!