The jackhammering in my building continues in earnest…I went to Target yesterday and forgot to buy the milk that I went there to buy (and I had a list….) Federer lost… I got three calls from, I believe, Azerbaijan in the middle of the night therefore screwing up any chance of a good sleep…

But on the bright side:


I am eternally grateful to my Daughter’s friends and her high school classmates. In NYC there is a tradition called “bedding”. Your friends come over to your house and put snacks the color of your college (my daughters college is blue and grey so she got oreos, graham crackers, pretzel m&m’s, and I don’t remember what other blue wrapping) and they make a cake or cupcakes with the school colors, and put all your merch out, and balloons….it’s really cute. And to see them hiding in her room waiting for her  to come home from her babysitting job….yelling surprise….and to hear nine girls laughing and giggling….I will miss these groups of kids hanging out in my house.

She also got her yearbook yesterday and kids started to sign. Last night we read through, and I couldn’t help buy tear up a little reading all the sweet things these kids had to say about her, seeing her through there eyes….grateful that she had a relatively charmed high school experience…


I had something on my mind for awhile. I wrote it out. I feel better. Sometimes it’s that simple.

45 thoughts on “Gratitude and Calm June 8

  1. What a fun thing to do! It definitely will be quieter around the house. Nice that she lets you read her yearbook. Writing is so helpful. Even when no one else reads it. Happy Saturday.

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  2. I love that idea. It sounds like so much fun. Our school doesn’t hand out year books until registration the following year and this is something I really dislike because you never get that opportunity to do the signings (something we ALWAYS did the last day or two of school). I get they want to make sure that all of the end of year activities end up in there, but… there are so many opportunities lost because they don’t get them sooner. Even if they figured out a way to do something that could be put in after they got the actual books would be better than nothing at all.

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  3. I can identify, my daughter left for college last year. Part of me was like “Joline you can’t leave,” but I knew she *had* to leave because it was the next thing indicated. She loves college so much and has done a lot of worthwhile things.

    It sounds like your daughter is a lovely person and you are blessed.

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      1. Honestly, even though she really wanted Harvard, this is actually a better fit for what she’s studying, American studies and history. And she loves dc, and really wants to intern there (she applied to 3 schools in dc, so really, she just loves the energy there!) I’m thrilled because she’s thrilled!

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      2. Obviously Harvard has a lot to offer and Cambridge/Boston is a fantastic place to live too, but the draw of DC is strong. Especially for anyone interested in an up close view of government, and I’m sure the internship opportunities are plentiful.

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      3. They said anyone who wants to intern on the Hill gets an internship. That’s what she loved…the amount of opportunities. Plus, so many top tier law firms have offices in DC. She loves the law, so really, can it be better? I’m guessing she’s going to sneak over to the Supreme Court when she can….

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