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.


18 Responses to “That about sums it up”

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    Brenda May 11, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    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.

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    Liz May 11, 2016 at 11:21 am #

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

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    Karen R May 11, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Happy anniversary!

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    Kim May 11, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    That is awesome. Love it!

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    RuthWells May 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

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

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    nicole May 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    best quote ever!

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    Brigitte May 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

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

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    Jeanie May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

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

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    joanne May 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

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

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      joanne May 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

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

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    Mary K. in Rockport May 12, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    Sometimes deep down they don’t want to go.

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    Aska May 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    I really love Chickie’s hair. :)

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    Karen May 13, 2016 at 9:06 am #

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

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    Sonia May 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

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

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      Mir May 14, 2016 at 8:19 am #

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

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    Peter May 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    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!


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    Jean May 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    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

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    Chris May 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    Great quote and a beautiful girl!

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