One of the prompts for Feel Good Friday at The Girl Next Door Grows Up is writing about something someone did for you this week that made you feel good. Earlier this week my eldest graduated from high school, which is a wonderfully happy occasion, but a stress-filled one if you add in a messy house, family drama, conflicting schedules, non-functioning air conditioning, and myriad other issues. My best friend since college, Kim, hopped in the car with her two kids and drove 8 hours to be here for Aaron’s graduation. She came early to help, and thank God she did, AND that she brought Krista and Nathan.
She even painted Sam’s toenails.
Sam now thinks she’s a miniature poodle. She keeps trying to climb into my purse . . . all 100 pounds of her. Then, while Krista scrapbooked all Aaron’s Senior pictures, a task I’d been putting off since the Fall, Kim pulled out a bag. “Do you have decorations?”, she asked. “Decorations?!” They hadn’t even entered my mind, and there was no time for shopping. Kim dumped out the contents of the bag – all the decorations anyone could want for a graduation party, including centerpieces. Then I ran off to John’s Fifth Grade Graduation ceremony. While I was trying to pay attention to all nine of the student speakers addressing the topic “How Fifth Grade Changed My Life” I kept thinking about little things that needed to be done as soon as I got home. Just tidying-up things, but the list was getting long. When I got home, they had all been done. All I had to do was put the barbecued beans in the oven and start getting ready. Here we are just before we left for the graduation ceremony:
Without The Beastly Rhineheimers, this picture would also include a nice white jacket for me, the kind with extra-long sleeves that tie in the back, and a friendly gentleman with a syringe full of Thorazine. Thanks, y’all!