03 May 2011

Here today...

Maybe I should rename my blog Every Once In A While. That's about how often I'm here. On the one hand, my life isn't very exciting. On the other, it never was.

My life has revolved around my parents for so long that I don't remember what it was like before. I have to find a new normal. In the meantime, I've been to their new home a lot. Just for visits. And for meals. The food is good!

Emily's about to graduate, and there's a flurry of activity at the end of the month, ending with a big party at my house. We finally bought a prom dress yesterday, which was a big relief. Emily's been looking, but didn't want me to go with her. She wanted my opinion only after she had narrowed her choices. I woke up stressed about it yesterday, because prom is just around the corner. When I asked if we could go shopping after school, she said yes. We went to Annapolis, to the boutique she bought last year's dress at. The shop sells only gowns. Emily looked while I waited. You're allowed to try on 5 dresses, and it has to be on one day only. The owner explained that the dresses are so delicate that each time they're touched and tried on, it's wear and tear on the dresses. Wow. One of her 5 choices was absolutely perfect! I can't wait to show you a picture. From there we all went to visit my parents. I convinced Emily and Phil that we could have a free meal! My parents were so happy to have us, and we had a lot of laughs. We left from the dining room and headed to the community college that the kids will be attending in the fall. It was only a 4 mile drive. Again, I was glad to be a part of the process. So, it was a good afternoon and evening.

I'm in the process of deciding on a company to go with to have the boards and railings of my deck replaced. This is in anticipation of the party on June 5. I also have to get busy with planting my garden. I've got to get organized so I don't get stressed.

It's time for work. I'm glad I took a little time for this. My lack of writing was stressing me too.

Happy Tuesday!


Lena said...

I don't have a daughter, so I haven't been prom dress shopping since my own prom. So I never heard of a dress shop with rules like that, but it does make sense!

I can't wait to see the picture of Emily in her prom dress!

Settling back in to your life will feel wonderful! Enjoy!

Noofy said...

It is prom time, I was warned earlier this week when I went in for a manicure; here, prom is this weekend. I'm excited to see Emily's dress. As long as she loves it, that's what counts. My friend thought she was going to need a new deck. As it turned out, she was able to save some money by have some boards reinforced and replaced. She also had a power wash thrown in the price. It cost her less than a brand new deck, yet it still looked new.

Rebecca said...

Can believe Emily is graduating, WOW time flies! Can wait to see her prom dress. I know I don't comment often, hardly ever but I still always look forward to reading your posts:)-Rebecca

C.A. said...

Can't wait to see the Prom Dress! Little Girl's Prom is this weekend....So much going on. :)

Happy Day!


KathyA said...

Never heard that about gowns...

What an exciting time this is for all of you!

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