Well school is now out for everyone in the family! I'm so happy! No longer are we tied to a rigid schedule of getting up at 6:30am! Now, if I so chose, I can sleep in to 7:30am and sit for a bit with my coffee and newspaper before starting work!
Yes, I'm working during the summer but it's not normal school stuff. We're meeting and getting policies in place for fall. Not dealing with the grind of grading and calling and grading and calling. It will be refreshing to be doing something different! Plus, letting me sleep in until 7:30 each day feels like vacation time to me!
This memorial day weekend, my thoughts go to all my former students around the world that are working hard to keep me safe. I literally have students scattered across almost every continent in the military. I am thankful for their sacrifice and the sacrifice of every man and woman now and in the past that have served my country so faithfully. It takes a very special person and a very special family to be a military family.
We, in my family, have two birthdays this weekend. Mine is the 30th and my niece's in the 31st. She was born when I was forty. I decided that I wouldn't celebrate mine anymore in deference to her birthday....didn't want to steal her thunder! He! he! She sure gets more excited than I do for another birthday to roll around that's for sure.
We've partied with her today. Tomorrow is church and then Monday is my birthday. I've asked for a clothesline...yes, a clothesline. With a pool, summer is one long towel washing after another. They bought me a folding clothesline several years ago...it's still in the barn because we couldn't decide on a place to put it, well, I had a place, hubby wasn't so sure. So it sat in the barn as the towels piled up and up.
So this year, on a big yellow piece of construction paper, stuck on the fridge with yellowstone magnets, I placed my birthday wish list.....#1 Put up my clothesline...#2 a pool lounger...in that order! We'll see what I actually get....something tells me that I'll be lounging at the pool and the towels will keep piling up! Well, I have a post hole digger and now I have a son big enough to use it! Next week, he'll be digging me a hole!