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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Man, time flies and all that crap.

You might be wondering what's going on here in my neck of the woods.  I'd love to tell you all about it, but I have to load up my truck and go to the dump.  I'd show pictures, but I can't figure out how to get them off my iGadget into the macbook so you can see them.  I'm exhausted and excited and reeeeeally busy.

I feel like I'm way behind here... I still want to tell you about our trip to St John's Newfoundland, and that was over a month ago!  I can't believe it's the middle of May already!

I CAN'T BELIEVE MY FIRSTBORN CHILD IS TURNING 16 IN A WEEK.

I mean, sometimes I think of her and in my mind she's tiny, stomping around on her little legs, pointing to things with her double jointed finger, smiling so big her cheeks are wider than her face.  I've almost gotten used to her being taller than me.  (Yeah I know, it's been like that for a long time now.)  Now, I look up and see this gorgeous willowy young lady and kind of lose track of time for a split second.  That's my kid.  That beautiful girl is my kid.

She's been driving the truck around the yard and doing quite well, much better than I'd expected.

She wants to write her test on her birthday and get her G1 (beginner's) license.

Wow.

Just wow.

(How'd I get this old?)

4 comments:

Heidi Willis said...

I don't know how it happens. I blinked and the same thing happened to mine.

I'm not ready for driving. Scary. Of course, we have lots more around here for my kids to run into. At least you have open space. :)

lopinon4 said...

I hear ya. My almost 18 year old just went to her Prom a couple of weeks ago. I remember her half-pint sized butt twirling around in her checkered dress and falling down from dizziness. Sigh, to have those days back...

pseudosu said...

What a wonderful loving way to see her. Glad you are taking a second here and there to pop your head up and take things in. Also, yes-- I am jealous of all your rusty treasures and can't bear to think about what I'm missing out on during your dump trips.
Hang tough chicka.

Biddie said...

You know, KC and I were looking at cards and gifts for your beautiful girl tonight and I was thinking the same thing - she is tall, and sweet, with that incredible smile and just, well perfect.
She truly is a vision and I too was thinking of the chubby baby days...Sigh...
Time really does fly, doesn't it???