Well, hello there beginning of the week! It's the Monday after the Sunday before here: we were all day yesterday at a dance competition - as fine a way as any to spend Mother's Day - but, after weeks of rehearsals and costume planning, we're all feeling a little like the party's over.
|Card by Stormy Knight|
She was so pleased to have made the team and we were so happy to go and watch...for the last time. From the tiny girl who danced a Mary Poppins dance at her first show, to the grown up beauty of yesterday's creative movement, it's been quite a journey.
And in a week of "lasts" too. No, not many "firsts" this weekend, or for the rest of the week. It's the last school Easter Concert on Thursday night: another journey, from the littlest flute player to one of the big Music Society girls who has to put down her flute between pieces, to do the announcing. More rehearsals. Then no more. But with ends there must be beginnings just around the corner. It's exciting for all of us to muse on what they might be.
And I did learn a little something at the weekend. I read that in Tennessee there is an old word "klediments" for things which are cherished rather than valuable. I keep my klediments on my bedside table. I expect they'll be joined there soon by a gnome who carries a pair of embroidery scissors. He arrived yesterday, as a present, because..gnomes.
Is this right? Is "klediments" a word you know? Or maybe you have another?
I'm wishing you a good week. Ours has all of a sudden turned on a bit of news just arrived here a couple of minutes ago: Little E, that rascal of a nephew of mine, has been admitted to hospital with appendicitis. Let's hope for good news soon, eh?
Last week Becky, Deb, Ruth, Helena, Jane, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Mardi, Susanne, Maggie, Eileen, Melissa, KraftyKaren, Ladkyis, Cheri, Sheena, Julia and Alison all gave us a wave and told us something new. Go on, give 'em a wave! And keep looking for those new things to discover..