Last night Ellie transitioned from a Daisy into a Brownie at a big Girl Scout ceremony. Steve and I were very proud of her. I find myself welling up with tears over every accomplishment she has. So happy that she is here to experience it all. Cancer has definitely turned me into a big bawling baby.
Tonight Steve and I leave Emma in charge and we are off for date night. Tomorrow I have to work a bit but I think I will take Ellie to the pool and catch up on some DVR'd shows and finish my book...oh and probably weed some more. I hope to find myself relaxing with a margarita on the screened porch toward the end of the day. So love summertime! We have a graduation party we were invited to but I am thinking we will stay in. I have personally been going out for dinner and drinks a lot over the last few weeks so I am looking to slow down my social calendar to a slow crawl this weekend.
The girls have one more week of school and then SUMMER VACATION! We will be off to Hilton Head Island in SC for our first Summer getaway toward the end of the month. So needing some R&R. The other cool thing that happened this week involves my beloved Imogen Heap. I was notified by her people that they selected a photo I took at the recent concert Emma and I attended to use for her cover artwork of the charity improv that she did that night. On this tour, at each show, she asks the audience to select a key and tempo and Immi then creates a piece of music right on the spot. It's unique and was so cool to watch her do. Anyhoo- She holds up a banner afterward to tell us what local charity will benefit from the sales of that one improv track and asks everyone to take a photo and submit it. She then will pick a photo to be used as the artwork for the release of that single. I was absolutely thrilled when I learned my photo was selected. My name is in the credits and everything. Can I get a Woo Hoo!
http://charity.imogenheap.com/album/norfolk-live-improv-full-and-edit is the link to the Norfolk VA improv and you can see my photo and listen to this really cool 'on the spot' totally improvised track.