It was Christmas in April last Wednesday. Sweet Daughter had purchased tickets way back in Nov or Dec to see the touring Broadway play "Wicked", as my Christmas gift. It just happened that the show date was on the same day as her closing. We got up early, went to the closing, got a bite to eat and then headed to the play. It was really a fabulous cast and production. If you've thought about seeing it, go for it!
I've been waiting to redo some things around here until after Sweetie Girl had her own place so she could have whatever she wanted that I am replacing. She talked me into getting stainless steel appliances, so my white Maytag Gemini stove will go nicely in her new home for now. She gave her stove to a girlfriend who needed one for her house. So that worked out well.
The movers are coming tomorrow to empty her storage unit and then swing by here to pick up the stove and all the other stuff in boxes and in her room. The fridge won't be here for a couple of weeks so we will have to do some of this all over again then. But we are moving along.
In the midst of winter, you can sometimes spot a tiny flower poking through the cold looking for the sun. Right now, all I can see is a mess as far as I can see. There are stacks of things everywhere. Books seemed to always be beautiful, stacked on the floor, a table or the midst of a mess. Still beautiful, and especially so when they are so worn like these are. How many hands have held them I wonder.
It will be all cleaned up again soon, but it will also be much quieter. Not just going away to college quiet, but she's really grown with a home of her own quiet. Bittersweet. I'm so happy for her, but you can't help but miss the little girl, too.
There's been little extra time to visit blogs lately, so I really want to thank each of your for taking the time to leave a note as you past by, and you kind thoughts. You are always appreciated.