A spring semester with lots of extra trips and responsibilities is winding down. Thank God.
I am thankful…
to have another college graduate in the family
and that my daughter had such a positive experience at Southwestern University
for professors who took a special interest in her and encouraged her to develop her talents
for the way my kids all celebrate the others’ accomplishments
that the other daughter is officially half-way through dental school
and the son nearly half-way through college
to be home this weekend after a twelve week stretch of not being in the same state for two consecutive weekends
for home itself
and all who dwell here
For the second year in a row I got to meander around Georgetown, Texas during poppy blooming time. Last year I wrote about the history of the Georgetown poppies and their connection to WWI veterans. This year I just wandered through bunches of them trying to get my fill. Their exuberant color and spindly intertwining stems going every which way make these flowers very endearing. As I stood staring at them for the longest time, I thought–Headline: Kansas Girl Mesmerized by Poppies–which seemed a bit familiar.
“All across the meadows, many poppies blossomed, and that were so hypnotic and brilliant in color they nearly dazzled Dorothy’s eyes. “Aren’t they beautiful?” the girl asked her companions, as she breathed in the spicy scent of the big, bright flowers.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
I think I found out where Thing 1 and Thing 2 get their hair done. This display of blue Dr. Seuss-worthy wigs is in the student bookstore at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see a sea of these on Tar Heels fans in the stands?
Located the blue wig supply. Now I just have to figure out what the heck a Tar Heel is.