Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Final Days

We leave for college this Friday. In the meantime there are prescriptions to be refilled, new tires on her car, emission and car registration to tackle, packing and more packing, laundry, last-minute shopping, some life-guarding gigs, lots of time with friends (camping, off-roading, movies, tubing). She's squeezing the last bit of childhood into her last week at home. I'm holding it together, watching her happiness, her confidence, her humor, soaking in her smile, hugging her and stroking her hair, being an absolute idiot over my only daughter.

Onto something non-emotional. Yesterday we went to Goodwill to find her some tennis skirts. We found a Prince skirt with the price tag still on it ($49.99!?!?!?) and got it for $2.09. Dang, are we some smart girls.

And this white ceramic basket made in Italy for $5.05 was too pretty not to bring home.


Christine said...

You need a big hug!


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Boy do I remember that time. Seems just like yesterday, and now I have a grandbaby on the way. Praying you two will have a fun, blessed time the remainder of this week. Jackie

Celestial Charms said...

How nerve wrecking it must all be. Can't imagine it now, as my daughter is only 9...but we all know how time flies. I wish her luck in her new environment.

Claudia said...

Oh Dawn, what an emotional time for you as you get ready to see your daughter off to college. Have a wonderful week and hang in there.


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