Who’s Counting?

August 22, 2016 — 50 Comments

Tomorrow is Sarah’s 21st birthday!  

Not only is it a landmark birthday, it is also the first birthday that will not be spent with her family.  (She had decided she wanted to spend the first three weeks at college with no visits–she’ll come home over Labor Day.)

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A Car. And Calage.

August 19, 2016 — 63 Comments

There are just two men on the planet who have seen me at my worst.

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One Sarah To Go

August 17, 2016 — 44 Comments

Although I usually do only two posts a week, so many of you have been interested in Sarah’s first day of college that I didn’t want you to have to wait until Friday for the whole story.  Am I not such a nice blogger?

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Smithellaneous Love

August 16, 2016 — 24 Comments

I’m working on a longer post for tomorrow that will tell you all about our experiences yesterday.  But I just wanted to let you that Sarah is all settled in and doing well. We had a few tears throughout the day, but that was to be expected.

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Strong Enough

August 15, 2016 — 65 Comments

On this eve of my daughter’s leaving, I am listening.

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Think Big. Dream Big.

August 12, 2016 — 31 Comments

If you would like Sarah’s college address, e-mail me at smithellaneousATyahoo.com.  Thanks!
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Final Floridian Tales

August 8, 2016 — 28 Comments

Update on Sarah: Sarah just went back to the doctor for her third follow-up visit this summer concerning her unexplained weight loss. We were thrilled to find out that she has gained back about 5-6 pounds and while she has still not managed to reach the lowest “healthy” BMI number, she is at least moving in the right direction.

We are exactly one week away from College Liftoff which I still can’t quite believe is here. We were talking at dinner last night about her leaving and she and I instantly teared up.  It’s not going to be pretty come August 15;  Steve is going to have his hands full dealing with two waterlogged, weeping women.

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I have a couple more Florida stories to share but since I haven’t done a Style Post in a while, I wanted to feature one of those today. We’ll return to Florida (figuratively, not literally) next week. 

I’ll start today’s style blog with a follow-up on a post I did last year when I featured this skirt. 

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