Friday was my last day at the state college. We have a Monday/Wednesday 9:30am course, which has the super unlucky Friday at 8am time slot for our final. Silver lining is the usually stuffed parking lots are empty. My final exam is pretty simple, so by about 8:50am I was on my way out of of one of the best classrooms I've ever had at the school...perfect for all the group work we do. When I got to my office I thought it was funny my office mate had accidentally left the "I'm here" sign we have up all week when no one was there. May 13th is my mom's birthday (she was born on a Friday the 13th), so we went out to lunch at one of our favorite places. I had been looking forward to that Chicago hot dog and fries with cheese sauce all week. We ordered a piece of chocolate cake and I proudly had matches and birthday candles in my purse like my mom always brings if we are eating out for our birthday. The letter board is being used for our countdown to summer. We spent Friday night at Joann's picking out fabric for the decorations for Mac's friends prom dinner next week. And using the PicTapGo app at the end of the night this week editing my photos for this.
Mac took the initiative to start some more strength training. For some reason he was willing to do it in our front yard and he told me pretty much everyone of our neighbor's drove by, but he was embarrassed when I went to snap a photo while he was taking a break. My weekend breakfast...half a piece of extra sourdough toast (with too much whipped butter) three pieces of bacon and iced coffee. I decided my stack of 6x6 patterned papers needed to be cleaned out and reorganized into rainbow order. I had a dozen things that needed to be done right away, yet I took 45 minutes to listen to a podcast and do this...and felt much, much better. Sean grabbed strawberries at the farm stand. The flower pots on our front porch right now. They are the leftovers from my mom's gift. While Sean is grocery shopping there are at least three phone calls and/or texts double checking about something...this time it was shrimp. Wrote and mailed my birthday thank you notes. And speaking of notes, we went to Paper Source for the envelopes for Mac's graduation announcements. All these cute colors and he wanted black. Which they didn't have (would have never guessed it would have been that popular) so we both happily agreed to go with metallic gold.
Sunday I can sleep in. I was wide awake at 6am. So I quietly worked on graduation announcement address labels. The fabric from Friday night was being cut and sewn into a banner. After breakfast Sean and I headed to the local garden store with a 20% to get a dwarf avocado tree. He was laughing at me as I gently rubbed it's leaves and whispered, "Guacamole" over and over to it. Then I got a few more things since we had a coupon and all. My favorite little gift shop was closing it's doors today so we had to stop by. At home I was texting photos with a friend discussing changing-out the door to our coat closet as I dream of turning it into a pantry. The late afternoon was spent cooking a ton of stuff for the week, including dill dip to take to a teacher appreciation event at Mac's high school. One of the other things we cooked was dinner. I made Sean stop eating so I get a photo of his plate before I forgot. We made marinated top sirloin, roasted broccoli with freshly grated parmesan cheese and hasselback potatoes which looked cool, but we all decided we like baked potatoes better.
This project certainly takes some extra time, but it is so, so cool to look back at a bunch of details and how they have changed over the last six years. Cannot wait for the next installment.