Thursday, May 27

one more day …

… to enter the giveaway! Good luck to everyone who entered and anyone else who is interested, leave a comment on the last post.

Going against my general no kid posting policy, I was just too proud to let this one go. My baby girl had her Spring Concert this week. She was in the general orchestra, auditioned for and made the Chamber Orchestra, and was chosen for Ensemble, the top 8 students who performed on their own. (That sound you hear is me patting myself on the back for not complaining when she practiced over and over, even when it sounded like cats on a fence.) She did Chorus too, and that was very cute.

At the beginning of the assembly, she did the Pledge in sign language with her Girl Scout troop, and they sang the National Anthem too. And at some point, the rest of the violins in Ensemble stopped playing (they missed the “repeat” signal), and it was pretty much the “Katie Clark Show”, with Cello.

My grandmother is back home, and doing better in many respects but the hospital stay took it’s toll. So we’re watching and checking up on her constantly, and she has someone with her at all times.

My friend persuaded me to ditch work yesterday and head to the beach. It was 97 here, but 77 and breezy at the beach. And today is cool and rainy. Hmm … strange weather this spring. But we read, talked and had lunch, returning home in time to get the kids from the bus and go to my son’s lacrosse game. They lost, but he did great.

I will be back in a couple of days with the winner and some weekend/Memorial Day wishes … and, oh, to put in my two Idol cents – I like Lee, but Crystal definitely out sang him on Tuesday.




  1. This is such a lovely post, Stephanie. Your daughter is a sweetie.

    Hope your grandmother improves. Hospital stays are difficult, especially so for the elderly.

  2. You have every right to be proud of your daughter. I am glad she is doing something she enjoys and doing it well. Best wishes to you and family. Trust all will be better soon.

  3. I just typed a LONG comment and it didn't go through. UGH! I will comment on Lee when you post about it. Have a great weekend.

  4. Dear Stephanie
    What use is a blog if not to break the no child posting policy!!!

    You must be super proud of your little one.. how sweet they also sang in 'sign'!! lovely touch...

    Glad to hear your Grandmother is doing better... and the beach!!! sounds perfect.. we have a cyclone heading our way.. or cyclone force winds.. our first cyclone warning.. hahahaha.. ooopsss... take care xxx Julie

  5. i like when you post about your kids. she looks like a natural. you must be very proud. i wish i could have spent the day at the beach with you. how fun. what are you reading now? have a wonderful weekend. oh yea, crystal did out sing lee on tuesday, but lee was my guy from the start. love him. they will both do very well.

  6. She is such a cutie! And I think the beach sounds like a perfect reason to ditch work!

  7. Awww... you've got to be one proud momma!! She looks so great and so natural up there!

    As for your giveaway, can't wait to hear who the winner is (me! me! me!) ;-)

  8. That is so sweet! What a talented little girl.
    And, you are sooo lucky to live to close to such great beaches!

  9. The beach is always a perfect reason to ditch work. Too bad I live an hour and a half away from it.

    And how sweet about your daughter! You must be so proud, Stephanie. :) Hugs and love to you!

    P.S. Sending healing thoughts to your grandma.

  10. Congratulations Stephanie....what wonderful news for your daughter. I can feel the pride in your writing voice!! A wonderful feeling!

    Good for you for heading to the beach...sounds like a great outing.
    I am out of touch on my blogging comments....I have to catch up.
    Best wishes for a wonderful week!!


  11. What a talented bunch you have! You should be so proud of your little girl---what success and of course, your little boy for doing his best regardless of the outcome : ) Love what a proud mother you are Stephanie.

    XX Katie