Photo at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center.
Here are just a few things I’m doing right now:
Soaking in the waning days of summer break. We have had the freakiest weather here, in that August has been so cool. I think our AC has only kicked on a handful of times. I’m not sure if this is a harbinger of the coldest coming winter on record, but I have loved the gorgeous, mild weather.
Preparing to take this lovely young woman back to school for her final year as an undergrad. (Yes, she’s planning more school after taking a gap year. Her plans are to attend law school and she’ll be taking her LSAT this September.) You know I don’t have to tell you how much I love having her under this roof, right?
Helping Dan with some final touches on stuff for his room for the 2017/18 school year. It’s a new school for him (same district, thankfully!) and a new grade (6th!). I know a lot of you have asked Dan to write about his decision to change careers and what this experience has been like for him. He said, “It will happen before school starts!” I told him I won’t edit a word. The pressure is on!
Also preparing for this one to enter his senior year of high school. It’s both really hard to fathom and perfectly natural that this is happening. This is happening! Cole is starting to mention other schools that are not as close to home as possibilities for college in 2018. As with everything this young man has done, I just stay in the present and soak it all in. (And yes, I will be starting on this very special album project in just over a week!)
Organizing my crafty stuff in the old dining/craft room, which is an ongoing process. I bought an Alex unit from IKEA and am slowly filling it up. Unfortunately, it will very likely be filled before I know it. I’m hoping to do a video this fall if I can figure out how to film it. I’d love to show you how working in a non-traditional space works.
Enjoying a new restaurant that opened up in our neighborhood, Delicata. There are a lot of great places to eat in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, but we’ve really never had one in our direct vicinity. It’s a lovely little place where Dan and I can walk to, hold hands while we go, and talk about our feelings. Oh, and have wine and pizza. Bonus!
And that, friends, is what’s going on right now. Big week at hands. Two seniors is really happening. Life is big and good and wild.
What is happening with you?
p.s. I so appreciate the feedback from my Something Personal post last week. I hope to share more stuff like this in the coming weeks and months.