It’s Friday! That means it is one of my favorite days of the week. Many thanks to Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum for hosting the linkup!
I thought today might be a good day for one of my 7QT update posts. Life is busy, as usual.
Time flies all the time and I’m facing our 2nd anniversary of Gregory’s passing. I’m doing okay with it and I have decided to take next Friday off work just to have a day for myself and do nothing, if that’s how I’m feeling.
I did buy a road bike the other day! See, I signed up to do the WIN for KC triathlon again this year in July. So, I bought a bike from a guy about 20 miles from where I live.
|Helen held it for me (apparently, this bike is too cool for a kickstand)|
Decent price (apparently, brand new this bike would go for $1000. I did NOT pay anything close to that thank goodness!) and I can’t wait to try it out. Though I do need to buy an airpump so I can keep the tires inflated to the right pressure. I have a lot to learn about cycling!!
We are barreling toward 8th grade graduation for Sarah. I took her shopping for her dress last weekend and we found one. The requirements for hem-length and straps/no straps, etc. plus the styles available to juniors these days made it quite a trip. But, thankfully we found a beautiful dress that won’t make my 14-year-old look like she’s 20 and ready to paint the town.
We will enroll her for high school on Wednesday next week. High School! Whoa. She’s growing up so fast. I love it and hate it at the same time. She has been hitting the books hard to get good grades. She’s also been working hard with her volleyball team. They won their tournament three weeks ago, on Super Bowl Sunday. It was so much fun. The following weekend, they made it to the championship match and lost a heartbreaker in 3 sets. At first she seemed so down about the 2nd place finish, but after we talked, I think she felt better. I tried to help her see that she could potentially make it to many championship games over the next 4+ years and she most likely won’t win all of them.
She possesses such strong awareness of her abilities and of her likes and dislikes. Dani is secure in who she is, even now at age 11. I love that.