|April 22, 2015|
The last few weeks have been FULL in the best way. I have so many things to share with all of you. I've been working in the flower beds (weed patrol), reading so many good books (The Book Thief, The Giver, The Island of Dr. Libris, and The Eyre Affair), spring cleaning, and discovering new things on tv (Life With Elizabeth and Mr. and Mrs. Murder). I got to go to my friend Heidi's house three times over the last month and her daughter spent five days at our house. CYT classes have started up again. It's spring and life is moving at exactly one million miles an hour.
My sister will be 17 a week from tomorrow! She continues to amaze me with who she is becoming. She wants sheet music, Sue Thomas on DVD, a palomino, and peace in her life. That girl reminds me so much of myself at 17. Every day is bursting at the seams with places to be and jobs to be done. She's trying to figure out where she is going in this life and how she'll get there. The uncertainties overwhelm her at times, but then she stops and realizes that it's all going to be okay.
Meanwhile, my friend Alice turned 91 two weeks ago. I've been trying to spend more time with her because I know how much it means to her and I don't know how much longer we'll have. On my visit last week, she brought up what she called "waste basket memories". I've been going over her words in my mind and I'm looking forward to writing about them here.
What have you been up to?
What did you get for your 17th birthday?