That about sums it up

As we continue barreling down the road to graduation (AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE), life refuses to stop, regardless of the MANY MANY FEELS that seem to be popping up everywhere. Sheesh.

To top it off, today is Otto’s and my 9th anniversary. I’m not entirely sure why he’s still here, but I do bake a lot of cookies and stuff, so who knows. He continues to be my anchor in the very best sense of the metaphor: my strength, my favorite, my dependable partner in everything, really, but most notably in late-night-television-watching-and-tormenting-the-dogs-with-popcorn. Everyone should have an Otto. But not MY Otto, because I’m using him and you can’t have him. (Uh, I’m going to stop talking about this now. He might catch on that although I love him madly, he can surely do better.)

I do have a post over at Alpha Mom for you today, all about the current whirlwind, but first I’m going to share a photo because 1) my daughter is gorgeous, no? and 2) in the history of senior quotes, in my unbiased opinion this is the most true and perfect one that ever there was. That kid is gonna be okay.



  1. Brenda

    Great quote! I remember having a tough time trying to figure out what I wanted. I ended up with a quote about love by Aristotle and a big DONKEY KONG! for Drama Club.

  2. Liz

    She will be totally fine, just like her Momma ;)

  3. Karen R

    Happy anniversary!

  4. Kim

    That is awesome. Love it!

  5. RuthWells

    Aw, Chickie! Just perfect. Smoosh that kid with a hug for me, will ya?

  6. nicole

    best quote ever!

  7. Brigitte

    Gorgeous, and love her worldly-wise expression. ;-)
    That is the best quote ever!

  8. Jeanie

    Happy anniversary to you and Otto, and thanks for finally posting a picture of Chickadee. :)

  9. joanne

    Just wondering if the never-ending bathroom redo has been done?

    • joanne

      NEVERMIND — Link over to AlphaMom, and you’ll see.

  10. Mary K. in Rockport

    Sometimes deep down they don’t want to go.

  11. Aska

    I really love Chickie’s hair. :)

  12. Karen

    Happy Anniversary!.. and LOVE the hair!!… and what a great quote.

  13. Sonia

    Scared to ask how much a high school yearbook goes for these days….

    • Mir

      About $80. We pre-ordered so it was around $60, I think, but… yeah.

  14. Peter

    Hello Mir, I just wanted to say that as an infrequent commenter but a regular stalker over the last decade that I’m really thrilled by the support you’ve given to your children.

    College is just the next step in their journey to independence.

    Best wishes in supporting their journey!


  15. Jean

    Re: your AlphaMom post….Good luck, Mir. My eldest graduated last June and we went through some of the same roller coaster type stuff. Tricky territory, to be sure. Fair warning – each exit and reentry for the first year or so seems to have new trigger points for that roller coaster, beware. Savor the good stuff, it’ll hold you through the rest

  16. Chris

    Great quote and a beautiful girl!

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