If we were having coffee, I would tell you that a lot has happened in the past two weeks. As responsibilities caught up with me, blogging had to be set aside which is why you haven’t seen me in the blogosphere for the past 2 weeks. I foresee that the next couple of weeks are also going to be hectic as I work away at getting my report cards done. In addition, we have had a death in the family and I am helping my husband prepare for travelling to South Africa to attend the funeral.
The most exciting thing that has happened in the past two weeks is that my daughter went to her prom. Her brother organised someone to come and do her hair and make-up, her dad helped her finally find THE dress and accessories, and I did all the mom things like wash the clothing and put up the hem. My 18 year old looked stunning on the evening – and I had the realisation that she is no longer my little girl. Instead she is now ready to go out into the world and do her thing.
My husband and I also attended the art showing presented by my daughter’s graduating class. I enjoyed looking at the art created by this year’s grade 12 students. I do admit to being biased towards my daughter. There were three artists whose work I enjoyed – and she was amongst them. My daughter was proud of her creations and eagerly explained the augmented reality piece she had worked to all those who stopped in front of her creation.
During the past 2 weeks Spring arrived and with it the beauty of flowers. I love the blossoms at this time of year, as well as the sight of the tulips and daffodils. The temperatures over the last two days have jumped to Summer temperatures and brought with it a higher level of humidity. Spring seems to be over. Unbelievable that a little over two weeks ago we experienced snow and below zero temperatures.
I now have two older children at home. Within the space of three weeks, both of my daughters have had their birthdays. One is now heading towards university, and the other towards her final year at school. Time seems to have passed quickly – it seems like yesterday that they were still going to elementary school. My babies have all grown up and I do feel a little sad as I enjoyed them so much when they were small. Now I enjoy them for a different reason – the conversations we now have are definitely more adult.
I will now get ready for the week ahead: say goodbye to my husband as he leaves the country for the next few weeks; and work on starting the year end report cards. It promises to be a busy – and hot – week with plenty of outdoor play.
Enjoy your upcoming week. See you for our next coffee chat.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)