I am having a bit of a rough day emotionally. It all started about 2 weeks ago when Jack started asking us every single day if it was time for him to go to school yet. It came to a head yesterday when he put his backpack on and sat in front of our front door for nearly 30 minutes. He told me he was "waiting to go to school like the other children."
While I am super duper thrilled that he loves school and wants to go more often, I am a little sad because this is the very first time that Jack has actually *wanted* to leave me. He started the Parents Day Out program so that I could have a little break, and now it is so much more than that. Already gone are the days when he wanted me to go to school with him, and they went fast.
So, when I pick him up today I will enroll him for a second day each week. And I will try and remind myself that time is indeed passing, and that I have always sworn I will give him both roots and wings.
Trying to distract myself I went to the thrift this morning. I found these 2 pink depression glass pieces, a first for me. They are gorgeous, and so delicate. I once saw an old oatmeal box at the antique mall that had an ad on the side of it stating that inside with the oatmeal was a piece of green glassware.
Crazy how much the world has changed in 75 years, isn't it? I cannot even imagine getting glassware inside my oatmeal box.
Christmas is inching closer, so I have been on the hunt for more ornaments. I picked up a big box of them this weekend and once I had them all sorted out I discovered a full two dozen of this style in the box. I love that the glitter is all tarnished and there are interesting colors like orange. I sold all of the solid colored ones that were in the box yesterday.
I also went to Target this morning to check out this year's Christmas offerings. There are a few things I would love to get my paws on, but not as much as last year. Of course my spirits were dampened by a very grouchy old man who was complaining loudly to every employee in the store about the Christmas stuff being out already. (What did he think a stock clerk was going to do about it? Put it all back in the back? LOL)
This is likely the last rose in the garden until next spring. I have never had one like it in the garden before, the orange stripes on the yellow are really gorgeous. And perfect for the changing season.
Tick tock, tick tock.