Tuesday, May 27, 2008

School's (Almost) Out For Summer!

Buddy has 4 more days. Technically, Tuesday, June 3 is the last day - the school picnic. We've been every year since he was in Kindergarten. I think we may skip it this year.

It's always fun, don't get me wrong. It's at a lovely local park, parents' bring pot luck type dishes and the school (PTO) provides hot dogs and fixin's. The kids get to run their hearts out and if the weather cooperates, it's a nice day.

However, they have an outdoor Mass to kick off the day. It's a full communion Mass (as is every Mass in the Catholic Church). It requires reverence and quiet. I can't count on Sissy to not be halfway across the field before the service even starts - much less stand in line with me while I receive communion. Yeah, right!

At any rate, I'm still debating it in my mind. I know Buddy would really enjoy it and Sissy would enjoy it. It would be me getting little to no enjoyment out of it. I guess we sacrifice for our kids, though, huh?

I'm still working on some different blog topics as suggested. I'm waiting on my new scanner/printer thingie to get here because there are old photos I want to scan for one piece. I ordered the same thing as Ron, only without the wireless router (we already have one).

I'm actually looking forward to the summer break. We'll get to sleep in a bit (or as much as Sissy will allow) and have a much more laid back schedule. Although if I get any more laid back, I might be in a coma. LOL.

My friend across the street and I are planning on a surprise for our other neighbors. They are 91 and 92 and will celebrate 70 years of marriage on June 6. They have no children or really much other family around, so I think we're going to do a little fruit and candy basket for them. They are a sweet couple, and great neighbors. The wife, at 91, still gets out and sweeps off their sidewalk every day and she's sharp as a tack, too. It's not unusual to see letters to the editor from her in the newspaper. We should all be so lucky to be that spry at that age!

Not much going on today, and for that, I apologize. I think my day will consist of laundry and a trip to Kroger. And, it's Elderly Hell Day! Oh, Blonde Goddess, what am I thinking??


  1. You get crackers at church? That sounds cool, I would so be there with some of that cheese in a can, LOL! (I'm going to burn for that one!) Hope your printer setup goes as smoothly as mine did. It took some time to go through everything, but it didn't give me any hassles.

  2. I was forced to go out and it was TORTURE!
    It couldn't be helped though. I was out of coffee and by shit, I won't go without my coffee!

    Be careful out there!

  3. Can't you just get to the celebration late enough to skip the mass?

    Ya know - traffic excuses or soemthing?

  4. I think outdoor Masses are pretty forgiving types of environments. I'd go, and let Sissy chase butterflies or eat the grass or something. Even blow bubbles.

  5. Ron - thanks and you are gonna burn for that one. LOL.

    BG - I've been on the phone ALL morning. Looks like I may put off Kroger until after the Evil Twin gets home.

    Tiff - That does happen and is an option....

    k - they've already sent a note home about refraining from noise, etc. I guess there have been some rowdy sorts in the past. Maybe we'll go and just let Buddy participate in the mass while Sissy and I hang out by the food area and I can help set up. We'll see.

  6. Maybe you could accidently arrive just a wee tad "after" the mass begins...or ends, then enjoy. I have been plotting the summer days with thegrandson home all day - this could be interesting. His last day is the 2nd...argh!!!

  7. Ohhh, to have summer off to sleep in. I could so dig it. Although I have to be here at 8:30 everyday, it's nice to get up a little later instead of rushing the girl to school.

  8. Ahhh...summer vacation... Why can't they just keep the lil buggers all year? I'm speaking of the teens of course! I refuse to go much of anywhere after noon during the summer months in order to avoid teen traffic. I'm not sure who is worse: the teens or the old folks. lol

  9. "Our" last day is next Friday, the 6th. School ends at 11:30 am.

    We fly to Maine the next day.

  10. themom - you all keep giving me fun options!

    Diva - yes, a little bit of summer relaxation is welcome, but I'm ready for school by Fall. LOL.

    honeywine - I'm not sure for just teens. I feel like that myself by mid July!

    Renn - That is so wonderful. I know you're looking forward to it!