Thursday, August 10, 2006
a touch of the junque-itis
sadly, penicillin doesn't even begin to fix this.
i hit an estate sale with sage. truly, it is one level of joy to scavenge with your soulmate, but with one of your kids who used to hate it? come on now, THIS is what dreams are made of.
the house didn't have any garage stuff or layers&layers of belongings…but i still managed to find a few jewels with two vintage domino sets for our gamenights, a 1956 (the year our house was built!) book of chinese proverbs, some chandelier chrystals, a funky vintage necklace, a set of vintage placemats, this rockyourworldwithyourbootson pipecleaner ball and some circuscircus sets of cards to send off with sage next week to the dorm for latenight poker games.
school starts on monday and thecrazydanceschedule started last night. the only thing left of summer is the heat. i am so not ready to give up the kids... besides the fivehundred&one glasses on the counter each day, i am going to miss them so much. this afternoon is our babygirl's junior high orientation. her first locker, first schedule with rotating classes, first supply list ever that didn't have crayons on it...gah! this compounded with getting the first ever college tuition bill could make a girl play merle haggard & chase it with ol' hank. one in jr. high, one in highschool & now one in university.
yesterday, i had a long letter from one of my dearest friends who is on this side of a year from hell. she & her two young children have been so heavy on my heart. girl, i dedicate this day to you and the bravery that only a woman possesses.