August 22, 2019
You know how some stages of life just make you feel like you've been rolled over by a steamroller? That accurately sums up this summer.
Since last we met, I sewed a skirt.
And knit a giant shawl/wrap/blanket...shlanket for Emma.
We travelled to MO for a family visit and then had some family stop by to visit us.
We celebrated our big girl Maddie's 26th birthday!
We celebrated Emma's impending wisdom teeth removal.
We celebrated the last baby (puppy) gate coming down.
There was a weekend trip to help a friend setup her studio.
And a drive south to take a rug hooking class with another friend.
There were even some peaceful moments filled with lazy naps. Those were mostly enjoyed by Clover and Winnie.
There was a lot of dreaming about future creative projects and a mile long list of things I hope to get to come autumn. And maybe a little cheeky fabric shopping.
We tried to find stay cool and water was scarce. The heat wave felt like it would never break.
There was a lot of shopping and preparation for college.
Lots of lists and emotion and goodbyes.
And lots and lots of hellos.
And now she is off at school with the loveliest of roommates and we are all starting to get a feel for our new routines and finding our new normals and, most importantly, figuring out who is going to empty the dishwasher now that all of our child labor has left the nest. And while I don't know what exactly comes next for me, I'm really excited about figuring it out!