Well, it is over.
The fat lady has sung.
Heidi has graduated from high school and she did so quietly on Monday night. It was a beautiful graduation ceremony – the speakers were inspiring. How incredibly refreshing to hear young people speak with such passion about getting out of Holland, Michigan, doing something for the world around you, and to look for new things to learn each day. I shall miss my relationship with Holland Public Schools – you have been a constant companion in my life for the past fifteen years and I am not sure I can do this cold turkey. No more report cards, no more parent-teacher conferences, and no more orchestra concerts – this will leave a huge void that I am not sure I will know how to replace.
Although, I have been trying by working some extra shifts at work and that is not exactly the replacement I was looking for but my pocketbook is enjoying the overtime pay!
I am still working on plugging in the links to your blogs on my “recommended reading” page. Bear with me – I will get you there!
On the fiber front, I have been knitting up a storm – and seem to have caught a good case of Cast-on-itis! My newest itch to cast on is another FLS! It was a great knit, and I want to knit another one. This time I will knit it with some hand-dyed yarn from my friend Rita at Yarn Hollow!
It is indeed turning into the Summer of Sweaters here!
I am looking forward to the summer and August in particular. My vacation requests have no conflicts with co-workers with more seniority so it is clear sailing for my dates. What do I have coming up you ask? Well, I am planning to attend a conference of the League of Michigan Weavers at Hope College and then it is the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan. My goal is to have my new Indigo Ripples skirt finished and some spinning to enter for judging! I am Jonesing for a ribbon, so look out!
I am also going to be trying out a Fiber Sample pack from the Spinning Loft and I will be sharing the process with you here! I have never washed fiber and have not spun many of the fibers that will be included in the sampler – stay tuned for my reviews, my systematic guide, and my level of success!
Enjoy your weekend, I am off to find that darned housekeeper and put her to work!
Congratulations to you both! This is a major accomplishment! I hope you both celebrated in style! Well done!
Your summer sounds awesome! I hope to read about it here.
This is a time to be proud of your new graduate. The adventure doesn’t go away, it just changes. But be aware, empty-nest syndrome is real, but I think it gives you a better appreciation of the child you have raised.
Congrats! Revel in the moment!
I’m proud of Heidi and her mama for completing this phase of things. Congratulations to you both!!!! Let this not be an ending, but a new beginning! 🙂
The best is yet to come.
Congrats to both of you! See you in ONE MONTH!
Congrats to the graduate 🙂
If you really want to stay involved, I’m sure your school system has community members involved in committees, we call them SAC’s here, to help with fund raising, policy making, and student activities. Just ask the principal about ways you can stay involved even though you’re not a students parent any longer.
There’s a whole lot of awesome going on. Congratulations!