updatesThings are busy here. The graduate is filling out job applications.  The parents are cleaning for the party.

There are tomatoes and peppers growing in the yard. (That is a first..as I hate dirt- with the exception of sand;)

I have sold of loads of excess yarn- and in return- bought the bestest mixer I’ve ever owned;)  A refurbished Kitchenaid.. and yes- they really are that wonderful;)

The slow food movement and locally grown adventure has continued with a quick side-track for chinese last night to round out our “Kung-Fu Panda” theme night. (I t really HAD to be done) Movie was cute.

There has been continued knitting- I finished up my Shetland Shawl , in Sundara’s Silky Aran- which I cannot recommend highly enough. I’ve cast on for a variation on the Birch Shawl- this one is point up- so much less aggravating than castin on hundreds of stitches:)  With the added bonus of the ability to stop when ever I am sick of it;) Yes- I am probably the last knitter on earth to knit the Birch- but- I am like that- we know this.

Tomorrow will be a mixed bag of emotions as the oldest graduates…. for now- I’m just trying to figure out what to wear that will coordinate with running waterproof mascara. (I think I could cry that much- let’s just say we are experiencing the “perfect storm” hormones + life change + child’s life change= buckets of tears.  Even Maybelline can only hold upto so much:)  I may have to cry the ugly cry before hand- just to get it out of the way.

Also- there is nothing like planning to invite everyone you know to your home to make you realize how shabby things can become in 9 years of living in a house…the carpet- the bumps and bangs in the walls… but- then- it’s been lived in with love and memories.. (I’m telling myself) so we’ll just enjoy it:) (and pray for a nice day so folks can enjoy the yard.

More later- when I can think of something beyond pomp and circumstance;)