I was going to title this post, “Ordinary Days” except nothing feels ordinary at all. The big and the small are happening and I’m just trying to hang on.

May was tremendous! Brynne and Nelson were in the musical, Once on This Island. We didn’t even know Brynne could sing. She played Andrea and Nelson was Daniel.

If you know this musical, then you know that Andrea and Daniel are betrothed. This, of course, caused much glee among their friends :). I’m sure biased, but they sure were AMAZING!

Nelson, rising from the dead

In the mean time, high school was finishing up, finals came and went, and my Anatomy & Physiology class dissected a sheep kidney. Isn’t this amazing?

Triple injected. Red arteries, blue veins, yellow urinary system

The garden has been busy, too, bursting with flowers and gorgeous greenery. Wow.

Someone is learning to drive. I won’t tell you who as they obviously don’t want their picture taken! But let’s just say I should be used to this. I’m not (think heart palpitations!)

I made a book video for Oklahoma. Thank goodness for my friend, Ethney, who makes it all happen. She played videographer as we visited with my Hereford neighbors.

My boy, my only son, my dearest little buddy…graduated from high school! I’m so so proud of him. He had a huge year. Sports, singing, awards, student leadership, seminary; all great.


Nelson graduated with his cousin, Hailey. LOVE.


This same crazy week we decided to tear out all of the upstairs carpet and install bamboo flooring. Good thing my dad was in town!

It’s a JOB! Bamboo not in yet. This week, fingers crossed.

Me and my new pal, YA author, Susan Carlton had a book event at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH. It’s a FABULOUS bookstore! And Susan’s new book is terrific. Really good.

Even with life so busy and nutty, I go out and run. It’s my sanity. Endorphins, dopamine, serotonin. This scene stills my brain and fills my heart:

Life is good. And guess what? It’s summer time!


One Comment

  • Julia Tomiak says:

    Thanks for this glimpse into your “every day”. Feels familiarly chaotic. 😉 And, oh yes, if not for the running, we would go insane, right?
    Congrats to your son and good luck to him at college!

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