Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Times

they have changed. Yesterday my daughter and i went to the lumber yard for materials to build her some shelves. It was fun, although when we went there when she was two she always wanted  me to buy her something-- like work gloves or a little shovel! As we left she was given a couple of carpenter pencils. So when we got home and started to work I asked her to sharpen one. Now this is a very smart girl, she takes advanced classes, makes A's, and was a Junior National Honor Society member through junior high ( I doubt high school will be any different). So i was shocked when she asked me.... HOW? She said Its flat, it wont go into the sharpener ! So I said figure it out! And she thought and got frustrated pretty quick that I wouldn't tell her. You can see from the picture that I finally did, and went on to shelf building but....... it was with the sad realization for me that so many things that were common knowledge for my generation hold no place or purpose in her's. This isn't new there has been progress and change throughout civilization but its happening So Fast now!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

For Some Reason

you are not supposed to take pictures inside the Biltmore Estate. So, I did not take this one.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

They got

their tattoos. Thankfully they will wear off in a few weeks!

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Little Less

than a month from now my daughter will turn fourteen and a few days after that she will start high school. It seems only yesterday that i was taking her in for the first morning at day-care. She clung to my shoulder and cried so hard that my shirt was soaked wet. I didnt cry nearly that hard. Then a few very short years later we were walking into her first day of kindergarten- no tears from her. I "think"- read hope, that I will be allowed to drive her to that first day of high school but I know there will be no hand holding or words called through an open window. Oh well, it will be August in Texas and that would let the a/c out.