There are exciting plans floating around the atmosphere in these parts of the woods.
My mom got a crazy, last-minute idea for some girls-only fun over spring break.
One of my grandma's dear friends had a stroke and Grandma definitely needs some cheering, so we are going to do something about it. Her friend's family runs a retreat in Hot Springs, Arkansas called Knollwood Lodge. My mom grew up water skiing on the lake and I remember visiting there when I was eight or ten. And what better way to cheer us all than to introduce Emma to such a special place?
A road trip is in order. Four generations of girls, taking our time, listening to Anne of Green Gables or some equally wonderful girls' literature and stopping to pee whenever we want.
There will be knitting and crosswod puzzles, chocolate and gin rummy. There will also, hopefully, be rest, cheer, restoration and connection. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. I couldn't be more excited.
DAILY BLISS: little green tomatoes on my first upside-down tomato vine!