No card today, just an update on what has been going on in life this past while.
My posting has been a bit sporadic lately. There has been a lot going on in my real world. My son is finished classes for year two! The past few weeks have been multiple term papers, essays, drawings and model building. Tuesday is the deadline for his final project and major presentation of it and his years work/portfolio. So lets just say there has been a lot of stress and just a few phone calls. I am so proud of him and how he has handled things this year, he has become so independent. However, I am also glad that I can be here at any time in the 24 hour clock to talk through roadblocks, seemingly impossible deadlines, to tell him to get some sleep and start again in the morning and to remind him he needs to eat--coffee is not food! I am heading to Sudbury next weekend for the year end open house and maybe to bring him home for a couple days before he heads back for exams, to pack and move to his new place for next year, come home quickly again and head off to his summer job.
At home since my daughter returned from Europe it has been a flurry of activity. It's the home stretch now at school with ISU's and tests, then equally as important prom preparations--booking appointments, finding the right shoes and alterations. If that isn't enough she is having to choose what university offer she is going to accept. It was easy when her number one choice was her first acceptance but as the other offers have come in she is now struggling with that final decision. Seeing the end of high school, knowing she is going to be 18 in a few months and knowing she is going away to school at the end of the summer has brought on a lots of emotions for both of us. She wants to grow up but it is scary too. I want her to be my little girl forever, but I am excited for what is next for her. So when she wants to watch a movie with me or bake cookies at bedtime I make popcorn or grab an apron because we have to savour these moments. I saw it happen with Ben, he left for university and everything changed. Changed for the good but he is not here very often and I miss that.