For being only a four day school week, it seems like this week dragged on and on. Traffic was horrible everyday. I have to take Mark to school and it is usually a 40 minute round trip. Not this week. Lots of accidents, clueless drivers and just back ups more than usual. It didn't help that the temps finally dropped here so it was hard to get out of my nice warm bed. But, I won't complain too much because I know it's much colder elsewhere.
Elizabeth (my oldest) is a writer for the Tampa Tribune. She is the crimes reporter. We woke up yesterday to the saddest situation that happened overnight. I know it made national news. A dad threw his five year old off a bridge into the Tampa Bay. The whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. I knew that Liz would have to cover this story. It's her job. She called me last night on her way home from work. I could tell in her voice it was a tough day. She said she had interviewed Phoebe's mom. I didn't pry or ask any details. She said she just needed to go home and have a glass of wine. I didn't even know this little girl but I feel her loss. Such a senseless act. I feel for the policeman that witnessed this and could do nothing and the search and rescue team that had the grueling task of finding her. I pray that they can recover from this. Emily (my 20 year old) is studying behavioral sciences/psychology in college. These are the kinds of situations that she may be having to deal with in the future. I pray that she will be able to make a difference and be the one to save that life.
Sunday, Elizabeth and I will going to our first Bridal Expo on Sunday. I cannot tell you how excited I am. So far only the church, reception venue and photographer have been booked. All of her friends have done the wedding and reception at the country club. She wants to do something different for her reception. The place we booked is a little garden club on the Hillsborough River overlooking downtown. So cute. So quaint. A blank slate so we are excited to get lots of ideas this weekend.
I have spent the last several days going through my craft space. Lots of pitching going on. I was going to post a picture, but I am totally embarrassed. It kills me to get rid of stuff but I know I haven't used it and probably not sure when I will. So, I am taking the donate approach and start new. It feels kind of good. I saw this quote recently and I think I want to put it on a canvas and hang in my room. I've never made a canvas before but I have a brand new silhouette cameo that just might make this happen.
Happy Friday everybody! Make it a good one.