The other big deal is my family. I told you they would feature again. My much-younger sister is getting married in November. My five-year-old and three-year-old are in the wedding. Wow. Nothing more to say on that one, except "how in the world did this come about?!?"
Beyond the wedding, my five-year-old just finished her last day of preschool. She's going to kindergarten next year. She already reads on a first grade level, so she's going to be incredibly bored. Her care for others will hopefully shape her into a mentor and asset to her teachers. Or she could be like me and cause a bunch (really, a bunch) of problems. How has she gotten old enough to go to kindergarten? How is it possible that she could already be this grown up?
You can't be much luckier than I am really. I will never have gobs of money or live in a huge, tricked-out house, or command tons of respect from people, but I have the best life I could have. So, milestones. It's not a sad day. It's not a day of mourning. I am thrilled to be able to live, work, and play in this time, but it is later now than when it all started. The sun is at its full zenith. Before today, there was morning. From here on out, it's the afternoon. At least that's how it feels. Still wouldn't trade it for anything in the whole world.
Be safe my friends!