Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

She did it!


For the first time, the Lotus Bud made it through her school concert!!! I am so ridiculously proud of her! Last year it didn't go so well. She broke down in tears when she saw the large crowd and I nearly cried watching her trying to brave it out. This year I was nearly in tears and they were tears of pride.

She even surprised us with the special song where a group of five kids got in front and sang about clouds. She didn't tell me about this ahead of time and I was stunned by all the cute-ness.

Ever since the last concert fiasco, we've been encouraging her to practice in front of big groups of family and that strategy seems to have worked.

That silly goose did so very good!

And I'm glad she had a good time because the very next morning she got hit by a stomach flu. It's been all vomit and fatigue since then. The bad with the good, the natural way of life.