peonies in the garden
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The summer before my mother passed away we planted a peony garden.
She had ordered some from a fancy garden store and my daughter gifted us a bunch from her garden.
It's been three years since my mum has been gone and this year I feel like I may finally be able
to get down into the garden without her. I've just let things go the past few years. I haven't even gone into
the yard at all as it's been just too painful to be there without her.
The peonies are beautiful though. They are blooming like crazy and I know she would
be so happy about that.
My older daughter, Hannah, is in Spain this week. She has been sending some beautiful pictures to me.
I'm so happy that she has been able to go to Europe. She is there by herself and though I am so happy
for her to have this experience, I will also be very happy when her plane lands back on
this side of the Atlantic and she is safe in her home.
I like all my loved ones to be home and accounted for.
I completed my oral year-long project and my oral exam on Saturday!!
I've been taking a course to be Montessori certified. I could have completed it in one year
if I went every single Saturday from 8:00 to 5:00 but I didn't want to do that.
I have my little grandchildren that I wasn't willing to give up time with and my sister was sick for some of
that time and I wanted to be able to spend time with her, so I decided to stretch it out. Well, it's taken me
three long, long years but I am just about done! I still have the written finals on Saturday and I am looking
forward to finishing them up. At this point I don't even really care what kind of grade I get
as long as I pass and it's finished.
Joe, my husband, and I have been having some great conversations when he get's home from work.
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