Monday, June 11, 2012


Friday was the last day of school.  Daphne's last day of Kindergarten.  It was a strange day.  She was sad, but excited.  I was excited, but sad.  We walked home from school and stopped for ice cream.  (I think we'll make that a tradition).  As the kids left the building, all the teachers lined up and blew party horns.  I like Daphne's school.

We jumped right in to summer break by going to pick blueberries early Saturday morning.

We picked 8 1/2 pounds of blueberries.  And I have plans for all of them.  So stay tuned for that on the other blog

After all that blueberry picking, I was glad there was a lemonade stand at the farm.  So was Daphne.

 Saturday afternoon, Kev bought a car.  A brand new car.  Not only from this decade, but from this year!

The car shopping experience was pretty painless, thanks to decent weather and good babysitters.  Kev loves his new car, and I'm happy for him.  I'm happy for me too, because that means I get my car back and will not be stuck walking around all summer.

Saturday night, we celebrated summer and cars with blueberry pancakes.  

Sunday, we didn't do a lot.  Leftover blueberry pancakes, a little shopping for pants, salmon on the grill, and a girls' night out with some friends.  A good weekend all around.

This morning, I woke up, ready to face summer full steam ahead.  I had big plans for the day.  But Daphne declared she needed a day of rest, and so we're easing into summer instead.  Fine by me.  Action can wait.  We have like 10 weeks before school starts.

In other news, I finished knitting and felting my karakul bag:

 I am very happy with it.  Now it just needs a closure and a strap of some kind.  I'm ready for my next project.

Also, my visit to the retina guy went very well.  There appears to be improvement and progress, and though my vision may never be completely normal, it seems to be slowly getting better.  I have one more treatment next month, and then we'll re-assess and go from there.  I am encouraged.

Well, I am being paged.  Daphne got walkie-talkies for her birthday, and they are awesome.  No more yelling through the house!  "Mom...I am kinda hungry...over."  So, I better head downstairs.  (I finally moved the computer upstairs...we'll see how it works out).  See ya later...over.

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Retina: Hey, good.

Car: Congrats!

Walkie-talkies: Neat-o! And, Daphne's probably old enough (almost?) for the NATO Phonetic Alphabet -- used to compensate for bad connections (and, it just sounds cool!). Spelling out words with a standard alphabet, each word chosen to be distinct from any other word. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot... is the one that pilots use (at least in the 1980s).

It's also cool because you get say say "nine-er" instead of "nine".