Friday, August 26, 2011

Legare Has PASSED the Bar Exam!!

Life is good!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

And so it begins...

I suppose you can see that school has started since it's been two weeks since a blog post. I'm happy to report that open houses, orientations, and the first four days of the school year went smoothly.  Only 176 students days left until summer vacation 2012.  Oh, who am I kidding...I missed those little darlins' over the summer.

Legare is all moved into his new condo in Charlotte.  Hank and I headed up there last weekend to do what we could to help. There was a little shopping and as always, a lot of eating. We need to find more healthy way to celebrate.  While awaiting the bar results, he'll begin this week doing pro bono work for his firm until he is sworn in as a member of the NC Bar in late Sepember or early October. 

Lorelai, who paid her dear sweet loving and generous parents VERY little attention over the summer unless we were facilitating her Grand Tour or throwing her 21st birthday jubilee, is back in Clemson and posting remarks on her FB page like, "home home home...I'm so happy to be home" and "I love this place with all my heart".  She means CLEMSON...not her lowcountry home.  She's about to hurt our feelings. I'm just sayin'...She'd better do less playing and more organizing to take the GRE so she can get into grad school next year. Our family rule...when you're no longer a student, the gravy train ENDS

Legare rolled home for the weekend to do some clothes shopping.  In our family, lowcountry men do a lot of shopping at M. Dumas and Sons. Once you get accustomed to the quality clothing they carry and their incredible service, you don't want to shop anywhere else.  His luck was "on" and he found three handsome suits which were on sale to boot.  Here is a recap of our day.

Taco Boy...Dumas...Grady Erwin...Bob The Help...Whole Foods...Food Truck Rodeo.  (Again with the food theme...we can't help it...).  We actually happened upon the food truck event by accident.  I stood in line for a solid HOUR for Diggity Donuts (they have a FB page if you're interested). As strange as it sounds, the strawberry and heirloom tomato donut was beyond delicious. 


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Accomplishments

Even summer is far from over and even though it is 789 degrees outside, this is the last day of summer for me. School officially starts tomorrow for our teachers. That means I'm back a DEFCON 1 every weekday, although Hank remarked this morning that he surely was glad that this year's start is not like last year's start.  I'm so much more calm and collected, and here's the magical secret...I halfway know what I'm doing.  Last year...not a clue!  Oh, I thought I knew it ALL.  How hard could the high school principal business be...I mean, REALLY!  They say that ignorance is bliss and boy howdy was I an ignoramus of the highest order last year this time. 

Summer 2011 has been quite a bit more laid back than that of 2010. Here are a few happenings in no particular order...

Lorelai went to Italy for a month AND turned 21.  She's headed back to Clemson in another week or so for her SENIOR year.  I can hardly believe it.

Legare graduated from law school at Chapel Hill and as of yesterday is a full time resident of Charlotte. The bar exam has been taken and he starts work in a honest to goodness grown up person job in a tip top law firm. I'm pretty sure that I'm not supposed to be trying to run his life anymore. It's going to be hard. In case you didn't know, I'm a bossy individual.

While we didn't take a formal vacation, Hank and I spent some quality time at the summerhouse, enjoying the water and the boat. A little shopping here, a lot of eating there. The older we get, the more we appreciate the simple things.

I got a new refrigerator..not because we wanted one but because the old one died.  LOVE the new one...Samsung French Door model.

I didn't accomplish my weight loss goals but will keep on trying...

I took it easy...A LOT!  It was nice.  I read books and cooked and tried to organize this, that and the other.  Still a lot to organize...there's always next summer.

To end the summer on a positive note, my best friend Sue and her daughter Anna Lee spent the weekend with us. I made appointments for the two of them, Lorelai, and me to spend yesterday morning at Stella Nova, a wonderful Charleston spa. Sue and I laughed all afternoon long (and last night and this morning) about our massages. We had the same guy and he apparently had something against massaging feet...and he had no appreciation for symmetry. I want the same massage on my right arm that I get on my left arm...same on the right leg as the left leg.  (OK...I understand symmetry...) Somehow, I feel lopsided. The girls laughed and laughed at us.

Anyhow...back to serious business tomorrow morning bright and early.  I hope you've had a wonderful summer...the best ever. 

SO tell me...was it all you hoped it would be??