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  • 20 things I don’t want to forget about yesterday

    1. Walking barefoot on petals the crepe myrtle dusted on the ground after an early morning thunderstorm and having them stick to my feet.
    2. My son snuggling with me in bed when the house was still quite.
    3. Receiving a call from the registrar that everything is a go for grad school.
    4. Finding two robin’s egg shells and wondering.
    5. Receiving a call from my neighbor to let me know he shot a rabid raccoon in our yard at dawn with his .22.
    6. My son being hired by another neighbor for his first real paying job of watching their tortoise while they are out of town.
    7. My son taking this job very seriously.
    8. Watching my teenage daughter play “Dodgeball” like she was 7 again.
    9. How quickly chicken can go bad.
    10. How wonderful cantaloupe tastes.
    11. Watching my 12 year-old daughter blush and look away when she sees a super cute guy checking her out.
    12. Weeding the garden is therapy.
    13. Seeing my son bury the dead raccoon with my neighbor before dinner.
    14. Water running down my parched throat.
    15. Explaining to my 6 year old that you don’t need 3 pairs of pants, 4 dresses, 2 pairs of pajamas, and your bathing suit for a sleepover with the kids next door.
    16. How sad I feel for a friend whose father is dying.
    17. Hearing my children say “thank you” after finishing their dinner.
    18. The weight of the sun sinking in the summer sky.
    19. Squeals of laughter rising from the dark while playing “Capture the Flag”.
    20. The softness of my return to clean sheets for a night of sleep.
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