Planning for Dylan and Brittani's wedding has kicked into high gear. Dylan found the song for their first dance:
The plans for the rehearsal dinner are complete, and ready to be paid for, just as soon as we receive the final tally.
Our wedding gift is the trellis that they have chosen to speak their vows beneath. They will be able to transport that back home for their large and beautiful backyard. I have two stone look pots for ferns and calla lilies. My big fear is timing, that I will plant the bulbs too early or too late. I really want our small part in their big day to be perfect.
This weekend I discovered that I have a very special talent. I am good with a sledge hammer. I was breaking concrete like a woman afire. We're going to remove it from a house and bring it home to make a broken stone patio outside our bedroom french doors.
That was not the end of the surprises. We got home to discover that Cara had called. She's been away. She went to Wisconsin for some interviews. She came back and left for Disneyland, supervising some kids from college. "Are you back from Florida?" I asked. "Yes," she replied. "What are you doing?" "Nothing much, just catching up on laundry." She said, "Well, here's the deal. I'm going to need you to empty out the washer." She was on her way home with two weeks of laundry. It was wonderful to have her home, even for 24 hours. The end is in sight. Her comps are done, and she's finishing up the last two classes for her graduate degree.
It's a marvelously soul satisfying thing to watch your children becoming themselves.