I made a discovery about myself the other day. I miss Livejournal. So much in fact that I use this for stream of consciousness writing and daily journaling, just like Livejournal, only it never goes live.
Here's whats been up:
My girl. My dollfaced girl. She's 9 now. 9!
We had the most amazing time at the Great Wolf Lodge with 2 of her good friends. It was maybe the most fun and freedom she has ever had. She got to run the place with her 2 friends, as long as they stayed together.
It was fun to see how girls operate at different speeds and different comfort levels. I can see how they will be as high schoolers and even as young women. One of my daughter's friends moved very fast. Like superfast, caution to the wind, gogogogo.The other one was very cautious. Very reserved. Very slow.
My girl fits remarkably well between them. She was the glue that kept the group together. Though she really leans more on the side of free spirit, she knew she could not leave her other friend. She would slow the fast friend and encourage the slower friend to move faster. She is getting more and more aware of the needs of others, and their strengths. She has so many innate leadership qualities, and if I just step back a bit they shine through. I am super pleased with that.
There was also a road trip to western Washington on the day of her birthday. It was cool, except for the unrelenting giggling from the backseat. Fun to see friends at our destination though!
So the very next day after my daughter's birthday is my husband's birthday.
I took him out to dinner. Then he totaled our car on a foggy mountain road...
He is fine, but we are in the market for a new car now...
Luckily we were well insured so we will see a bit of a return for the car, and are able to put some money down on a new one.
School starts next week, but we got a letter from the school district basically saying that our school failed to meet the NCLB testing requirements. We get to choose whether we want her to stay in her current school and get tutors if necessary or go to another school. Since she has always tested very well, and has thankfully always excelled academically we are choosing the other school I think.
Lots more has happened as well but it is really just summer stuff. Swimming, playing, events, walking, hiking, exploring, friends, etc.
I am in such denial that Summer is ending. I haven't even done the school supply shopping...
SUMMER Y U LEAVE ME?!