Friday, April 9, 2021

Where does the time go? ♥

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! 

Can you believe it's Friday already?  We have all the windows open this morning because the spring air is so nice.  I'm sitting at my kitchen table, working away, enjoying my coffee, and breathing in all that fresh air. Something I could never do at the office.  Working from home has so many perks! : ) 

Anyway, earlier in the week I mention John was going to be shadowing another student (his cousin!) at the high school for a day.  Well, I'm happy to report that he loved it! He was able to experience what a typical day would be like for him, going from class to class, lunch, vocational programs, band, etc.  

To put into context, John has gone to a small Catholic school since preschool.  His school (sadly) only goes up to 8th grade so the time has come from him to graduate and move on.  He'll be attending our towns public high school.  This is the first time he will be experiencing not only public school but also a much bigger environment.  I have been so nervous about this (because I'm a nervous Nellie!!) but thankfully he's much more laid back than I am and his first comment to me was "wow, there's so much freedom!"  Oh boy.  I think I'm in trouble! 😂

I'm happy he's made this decision and is excited for the next chapter in his life.  If it were up to me we've be moving backwards....back to preschool to do it all over again. 

I know that's not possible but I can dream, can't I??? 

What I really love is so many of us in our blog community have watched our children grow up.  I have friends here whose kids are graduating high school, heading to collage, getting married, and having babies. We start new jobs, lose loved ones, share vacations, and every day aspects of our lives.  

I love that we can share these experiences together and have that connection.  Many have reached out to me and said when they first started reading my blog John was just a toddler. They have watched him grow up.  I feel the same about your families.  

Yay for blogging! 

Time really is a crazy thing.  I wish someone would figure out how to slow it down 

I hope you all have a wonderful April weekend!  My weekend plans include chicken tacos for dinner tonight and Saturday something yummy in the crock pot.  Tomorrow is errand day.  John needs new pajamas and we NEED a new coffee pot!  Ours is on it's last legs.  Now that's an errand I don't mind doing! haha.  Sunday I'm planning a day of deep cleaning.  I will pack Easter away, wash floors, and dust window sills. I also want to bake a fresh loaf of bread for the week and maybe if I'm ambitious a new dessert.  I've been pinning recipes like crazy lately.  Which can be good and bad....all depends on how you look at it : ) 

Enjoy your day, friends.  I hope the sun is shining on you today!  

See you Monday! xo


  1. Beautiful thoughts today, Danielle.
    Very true about the love and support here in Blogland.
    So happy John had a good day!
    Enjoy your weekend up there!

  2. It really is so bittersweet! Yes, I am one of your online friends who has watched John grow up from a toddling little baby boy to (nearly) a man! And you've watched my kids grow up too. It's really nice, isn't it? Aren't we lucky to live in this time where the internet is a thing?! We need a new coffee pot too. Let me know what you end up getting. Enjoy your weekend- tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful here in the northeast- that means raking for me. But Sunday it's meant to rain, so it's all about the cozy. I'm good with that!