Sometimes you have a day that just pretty much blows...today was one of those.
I offered to run a cheerleading booster board errand for someone in an attempt to help a little. It resulted in them abruptly quitting their key position because they decided I was "controlling" and did not trust them. Not going to lie, that stung a lot.
While I dealt with that, Sean fought for hours on end with the tree stump that will not even hint at budging. We won't discuss that this backyard is supposed to host the 4th of July in a couple of weeks.
In the grand scheme of life struggles these are far from truly important. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be all too easy to forget that in the moment they are occuring. Just grateful that tomorrow is a new day.
The original owners of our house left behind a few things when they moved to Oregon. One of those items was a turquoise wheelbarrow with a red wheel.
We have used it as a planter for years and it is looking pretty rusty and worn-out, but I still cannot bear to part with it. Therefore last weekend it was just filled with new little herb plants.
Sweet basil, mint, pineapple sage, rosemary and chocolate mint.
My plant care track record is not terribly promising...and the chocolate mint is already looking pretty sad, but hopefully in a few weeks the old wheelbarrow will start overflowing with a thriving little herb garden...hopefully.
The last day of school is here! I snapped a photo of Mac on his way out the door and couldn't believe when I looked back at the first day of high school...poor guy looks so nervous.
Thankfully his first year went well. He barely knew anyone when he started and has made some good friends. His dedication to schoolwork paid off with a 3.6 GPA and he is a scholar athlete after his participation on the cheer squad...I am totally bragging, but we are just super proud of him.
We all finish up school today and cannot wait for a little summer vacation before Sean starts summer school and Mac has daily cheer practices at the beginning of July.
My eight-year-old sister arrived last night from Oklahoma with my dad who has a medical conference in San Diego. The plan was for them to spend the night with us before my dad left for the conference and then have Bailey go to my sister's since she is here to have fun with my sister's three kids...her nephew and nieces that she is only a couple years older than. Granted her other nephew, Mac, is twice her age.
Next was a Father's Day gift for dad. She painted a frame with a photo my sister snapped last night at dinner of Bailey and her nephews and nieces.
Then she painted some kraft paper to wrap the gift in with lots of ribbon.
Earlier in the morning Bailey mentioned the "stay" canvas I have hanging in the guest room. She said when she saw it she thought to herself, "I need to have Nora teach me how to craft like that". So we gathered supplies to make her a canvas...how could I not after she said that?
And then I got out a craft supply I haven't touched since right around the time Bailey was born. Beads came out for some bracelet and earring making.
As you can probably see...we had absolutely no fun at all.