Hi friends! Happy Sunday! It’s been a gorgeous fall weekend here in Philly. It is one of those rare Octobers that actually feels like… well, October. Fall weather came on time, and it looks like it’s here to stay. It’s crisp and cold in the mornings and sunny and mild in the afternoons… perfection! Although, it looks like we’ll be getting some rain today, but that’s okay. My mums need it.
We sent Caroline back to college on Wednesday. She got a longer fall break than originally planned since a certain someone brought the dreaded C-word home from a business trip last week. We managed to keep it contained, and I think we’re all in the clear at this point, although I hate to even say it out loud for fear I’ll jinx us all. It’s the first time anyone in our house has had it, as far as we know, so we had a good run!
It was nice to have a few extra days with her, and of course the house feels a little bit empty now that she’s gone again, but and she’ll be back before we know it. She was glad to get her Savannah fix, and she was able to take her classes online so she didn’t miss much.
It’s Homecoming weekend here in our hometown, so I went to the football game with a friend on Friday night. We stayed through the halftime show, and then we slipped out. It was getting cold, and our team was way ahead, and let’s face it… I really just go to see the marching band perform.
Friday was also Senior Night for the football team, cheerleaders, and marching band. It was bittersweet to watch, knowing I’ll be on the field with Becca next year. It was weird when we did that with David because it was a first parenting milestone for us, and so it seemed so surreal.
I didn’t have the experience at all with Caroline, since she didn’t participate in those types of activities, and her senior year was tainted by the aforementioned C-world. Suddenly, we’re here again, and Becca is our last. I am well acquainted with how fast the next year will go, and I just wish I could slooooow it dooooown.
The Homecoming dance was last night, and it sounds like she had a good time. She went with a big group of friends, and they all met up at someone else’s house, so we only got a few solo pictures of her here at home before we sent her on her way. David humored us and took a few of her with Paul and me, so those are nice to have. I haven’t gotten approval to share here on the blog, so I’ll respect that, but suffice it to say, she looked really cute.
Of course, what else is her mother going to say? But seriously, it’s crazy how grown-up they suddenly look when you take them out of their usual baggy jeans and Converse and put them into a tiny sparkly dress and heels! Of course, said Converse came along with her, and she covered up her dress with an oversized black sweatshirt… kids these days. Whatchagonnado?
But she had fun and got home safely, and that’s all that matters. I guess a lot of kids went to after parties, and there was talk of a sleepover at one point, but she decided to come home and get some rest. She has her last cavalcade of the season next weekend, so she’s trying to take care of herself and stay well for that. Thank goodness for responsible teenagers! I really did luck out in that department.
There isn’t much on my calendar for this next week, so I guess I’ll be plugging away over here, churning out more posts. In case you missed it, I threw up a last minute post yesterday morning when I saw that Athleta is running a sale this weekend.
They don’t do that very often, and it ends tonight, so be sure to check it out if you’re in need of any winter activewear or loungewear, or maybe some gifts for active people in your life. My favorite winter running jacket is included, and so is that pranayama wrap that I’m always yammering about.
Alrighty, I better hop off here and get ready for church. If you don’t subscribe to my daily emails, I always share the last week’s top selling products on Sundays. So many of these are really good deals right now, so I put them into a shopping widget so I can share them here too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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