One of the sure ways you can tell  fall is on it’s way…the sedum is turning colors.  Today is the official Labor Day in the United States, a day to celebrate all those who work in our labor force.

I’m heading out today for a 5 day quilting retreat.  It’s a special time to get together with friends who quilt and enjoy our hobby.  Fortunately for us, we go to one of the more beautiful spots on the Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Beach.    Shannon and Eli have”Bebe”, the cat, duty.


Yesterday was the first day of school in Sequim.  Every first day for the last five years, I have gotten up early to accompany my Big Boy to school…taking pictures to document the passage.  This year he is entering 5th grade and is a little too cool to have his Grandma following him around with a camera…so Mr. Rico, without a doubt the coolest elementary principal on the Olympic Peninsula, let me take his picture, pretending to be  welcoming my grandson back.  Mr. Rico not only does great things for students and parents, but grandma’s as well.  I have my picture for my memory book…and then in the afternoon, it was an exciting first day for Baby Girl…the first day of kindergarten.  She was anxious to make new friends and learn new things.  I am very, very proud of my children.  They have raised good kids, expecting them to always do their best, and to take advantage of opportunities to learn new things.  I thank all the school personnel in Sequim who make school such a wonderful place to learn.  We are lucky to live here.

PS….Although I didn’t get my picture of my grandson, I do confess to peeking in the window of his classroom door…the teacher spotted me, waved for me to come in, and when I waved no…of course everyone turned around to look.  Hopefully my grandson didn’t have to admit that was “his” grandma.