Last week was crazy, the end of the school year always is. It’s crazy busy, but fun too. My kiddos finished up their last day on Monday.
My son is a rising Junior in high school and my daughter graduated from the eighth grade, there was a ceremony and all. It was quite a big ta-doo, I don’t remember them making such a big fuss out of graduating from middle school back in the day.
Well anyways it was nice. The crowd was excited and rowdy, especially the graduates, if you can imagine. They were asked to hold their applause until all of the names for each classroom were called as things were getting a little on the rambunctious side. The children had a really hard time with this, which I didn’t mind. The ceremony was long and it made it more interesting to have a few “whoop, whoops” thrown in from time to time.
What touched my heart more than anything was when the special education kids marched across the stage and the building shook with hooping, hollering, and applause. It was amazing! With all the bullying you hear about these days, I was so proud to see this behavior in the kids that my daughter has shared a classroom with for the past three years. Pure joy! They really were awesome.
We were supposed to kick off our summer with a short trip to the beach to dig our feet into the warm sand and play in the ocean waves! But instead I am flopping back and forth between bed and the sofa. A summer cold is the worst. There’s something just so unnatural about it, don’t ya think! My son has been so sweet, checking on me throughout the day and bringing me ice water and tea. So I’m feeling like a loser for canceling our plans and we’re all just petering around here. Bummer.
I noticed this super sweet smell in the air when I was watering the garden last night (he’s also been helping with this), and not a single tomato by the way. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I was honestly searching around the yard sticking my nose to plants, in case something smelled good that I hadn’t noticed until now. Them I remembered, the gardenia hiding between the side of the house and the camellia bush. That’s it! So I picked a few to photograph along with a couple of hydrangea and then to bring inside. They’ll make the house smell sweet while we’re all hanging around.
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