The last couple weeks have been tough and exciting at the same time. I had some kidney stones, made a few trips to the ER and eventually had surgery to get them removed. I wrote about it a little bit here. All the while, R graduated with his Doctorate of Musical Arts which he started 10 years ago! Since starting, we’ve gotten married, adopted a dog, had two kids and he’s started teaching full time. He’ll be happy to finally have a real summer this year! Also during this time, I have been interviewing for a new job. Lots of changes around here! Last week I was still feeling badly from some pain meds – dizzy and a bit light headed. That seems to FINALLY be gone and I feel like a real person again just in time to start my new job in a week and a half. We had an absolutely lovely long weekend this weekend. On Saturday, we drove to New York to celebrate my cousin Sarah’s 30th birthday and meet her new daughter Olivia. M, my mom and I went and left S home with R. It was a “big girls’ road trip” and we had a great time.
On Sunday morning, we got the last little bit of our garden planted. We have flowers, beans, brussell sprouts, tomatoes, basil, strawberries and cantaloupe. Sunday afternoon we went to a friend’s house for a cookout and play date. The kids all did great together and the adults had a great time too.
On Monday, the rain stopped just in time for our town’s Memorial Day parade. It was small, but just perfect for the kids. We walked to the edge of downtown and both girls enjoyed clapping and waving their flags. M’s favorite part was the horses. What a great long weekend that felt like a nice sneak peek of summer!