catching up on the good

it's been so long since i've blogged i nearly forgot how to access my account. it's been simply exhausting and good and overwhelming and inspiring and full and empty all at once. life is a crazy mixture of so many components, the best of which is time with family and friends. i'll try to be better about regular posts. being a full time student has altered my so-called free time to that which barely exists. to have a goal means to stay on track, and it's very hard to do so, but i'm trying! 

life in pictures of late...

new year, new directions...
 one of many bro nights, where sleeping boys are strewn about
 encounters with my sweetest god daughter - who just participated in a flash mob for prince. seriously, who can say that?

 keeping my sanity with fresh air, open spaces nearby, and this guy

 prom, on the bay...i love being the planner and a chaperone

 simply  beautiful vantage points
 my boy, doing what he does best. this:
and this too...

 taylor got herself elected class president the day before. we love her. (just friends.)

a closeup of the corsage i made taylor. i made six others, one for each of the chaperones. 

& must include one of my other boys :)(photo by steve f.)
 home improvement progress in the kitchen:
and bath too:

once upon a time i had a dining room table. these days it is generally filled with this:

 a terrible loss...

and precious hours spent together
working for the cause

and working at playing because i *can*. where did 10 weeks of group lessons go??

reasons to celebrate...
and lovely places to retreat to for hours of study
time is swift, fleeting. there is little of it to spend on laundry and home duties, or to document the classes i teach each week in spanish, biology lab, and literature analysis. every weekend is a different gig for my boy, so we drive a lot, and until very early in the morning. there are always extra boys involved. they stay the night, or the whole weekend. another week begins. another week ends. it is all part of this process of life as my young adults grow into who they are becoming, and i wouldn't change a thing. but i truly do not have much "me" time right now. 

for now, it all kind of comes down to this...

 dont' get me wrong. i'm a volunteer on this path, and i am grateful for every minute. there is good in all of it.

professor davis: this is where i talk to you every other monday. :)