1. Yesterday was my godchild Jessie's graduation party. She is a UConn grad! Don't ask me where these 4 years went because I have NO idea. I swear I was just eating up stories about freshman year and visiting her dorm and feeling so nostalgic and envious of her youth and carefree college existence. At some point in the party, I saw my Michael and Brooke playing badminton and decided to go take a swat since I believe I haven't done THAT in at least 40 years! I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF for the whole entire "game". My daughter is PATHETIC at badminton. How can that be? She plays the piano like an angel. She skates like a baby Dorothy Hamill (oooooh, dating myself!!!) but badminton? She's only good for a series of belly laughs. And bellylaughs = JOYJOYJOY!
2. At the same party, another JOY was sitting around a bonfire with friends and strangers, my kids