I spent my mornings sitting with an elderly friend this week. I discovered I like feisty older friends as much as I delight in feisty little friends. She has a twinkle in her eye when she says something ornery and I found myself laughing and co-conspiring to some extent with her mischief. She made for some sweet mornings.
The kids and I knocked a few more items off the summer bucket list. We visited friendly giants, bowled, roller skated and picked black raspberries.
We also spontaneously freshened up the kids' rooms. Kate needed a serious decluttering of her walls to help clear her head a bit. I appreciated the deep clean each room got as we worked. In the end, Ty chose to hang all the marvel collection in his room, including Kate's art work. And Kate made out at the dollar spot in Target and at TJ Maxx where she went with a soothing color pallette. We refinished a headboard we've stored in the garage for years and added some vines to her twinkle lights. She is thrilled with the results.