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Sunday, August 8, 2010

End of Summer

This summer has been bittersweet. I have had a lot of time to spend with my girls. My girls who will soon be leaving the nest for their own lives. We have been able to do and see so many things.

The flip-side is that I have not worked all summer and am still jobless. Worry is beginning to set in. We are doing ok. But just OK. We have school fees to pay and school clothes to buy for my youngest.She made the drama club this year. She will receive her letter sweater, attend clinics and workshops and trips. But all of those cost money. More money than the monthly bills.

I have hope this will all work out and I will be working soon. I am sure it will. But it is stressful and a bit worrisome.

I am happy though. This stress cannot cloud the time I have spent with the girls. It cannot take away from the pride I feel knowing my son is home safe and grown to such a wonderful man. The pride that my older daughter is working with those less fortunate and doing one hell-a job. And the pride that my youngest is not only filling her senior year with fun and experiences but also preparing for the future on her own.

I am one proud and happy mama today.

Happy Sunday.

We are off to watch one of my good friends from my high school years play at another local outdoor summer Art festival in Park City. Soaking up every drop of sun and fun.


  1. Should be a lot more jobs after November! Lets hope so, that will make many peoples life better. Good though that you had a good summer with your kids.

    Have fun at the show!

  2. I am so happy for you that your son is home! And I understand about those worries setting in when there isn't a pay check. But knowing you're kids are well, enjoying that time with them even with the worries in the back of your mind - it's pretty special.

  3. You have much to be proud of and happy for. Trust, all will come as you need it to.

  4. It's tough finding work these days. I know! Love the pic at the top of this post. Enjoy your August


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