Well, friends, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, as you can probably tell from my absence here. I thought I’d just recount for you (and for me) the whirlwind that has been my life since May began.
I finished up my semester of teaching, which is always fraught with lots of varying emotions. This year was no exception since I, at one point, thought this would be my last year of teaching, only to have my head swing quickly in the other direction nearly giving me whiplash. I’ll be back next year, which is also kind of mind blowing right now. I had another great group of students, which also makes me a little melancholy—I’m terrible with goodbyes—but knowing I’ll be back next year makes the goodbyes a little easier.
I entertained guests for a week, which was wonderful. My parents were here for a week, B’s parents were here for a couple of days, and my college roommate came for a night to pick her daughter up from school. It was a whirlwind of FUN, and I loved every minute of it, but writing anything of substance with lots of people around is a little hard.
I moved kids back home. Oh yeah, in the midst of having guests, Kate and Caroline moved back home. Needless to say, things are a little topsy-turvey back at the ranch right now.
I hosted an open house for 70 people. I couldn’t let graduation weekend go by without celebrating all of Kate’s friends and opening our home to their families. It was a phenomenal day—glorious in every way. The weather could not have been better, and the company was just grand. Doing things like this makes me so happy.
I watched my daughter graduate from college. The highlight of my year, I think. A proud mama moment, to be sure, and the culmination of four wonderful years. It was an emotional weekend, but the big news of the day was that I didn’t cry as she accepted her diploma. A true feat for me!
Photo Credit: Meredith Melby via Ginny Melby
So I’m catching my breath right now. Thankfully, B had a conference to attend in California this week, so I’m putting my feet up with a book by the pool and enjoying these next few days of rest and relaxation.
Feel free to keep up with me at Instagram. I’ll be posting pictures to make you jealous! (Just kidding . . . a little.)