This is quite possibly the only blooming thing on the block. It's the ugliest pile of sticks during the winter, but came out full and strong this summer. Go figure. I'm thankful for the color as we showed the house this week. They decided to buy in another neighborhood. The last folks to show interest with our realtor didn't show up for their appointment and decided to buy in Russellville. Sheridan is especially frustrated that we "did all that cleaning for nothing!"
I'm having a hard time enjoying the long days of summer. My teens are out and about with friends, swimming, youth trips and camps. Sheridan and I are at home, and I'm struggling with new ways to tell her that cleaning and getting ready for Rhea Lana's is fun! Don't get me wrong, we've worked our way through the game closet, watched a Disney movie every night, and she's been cooking (her favorite thing) almost every day. I'm having a bit of a pity party and I'm admitting it here first. I can't decide if I feel more sorry for her or myself. Either way, it's no good.
We may go buy our school supplies today...I love those rows of new notebooks and crayons. Perhaps it will be theraputic too.