I'm thrilled that my calendar finally says May. THRILLED. Not that the weather cooperated much until today, but still. May means June is around the corner, and June means summer, and summer means warmth and sunshine and fun.
And NO SCHOOL.
Because right now I am so tired of the school routine. These last few weeks just take it out of me. Dragging the kids out of bed is becoming more and more difficult--mostly because it is still light until nearly 10 pm now (yes, I know) and who wants to go to bed while the sun is still shining? Not my children, that's who. So the morning grumpiness is pretty epic lately.
Even Bria, who has diligently gotten up around 6:00 every morning to practice her violin for an hour has become progressively harder to drag out of bed...and sometimes I'm not sure she even makes it down before 6:45.
Since April, I've been heading to the gym at 6:00 every morning to meet a friend (because we all know that the buddy system is pretty much the only way to go to the gym consistently)(unless you're super self-motivated)(and I am not), so I call Bria on her cell phone as I am backing out of the driveway. She usually answers with a "hmpldgaholmph" and I wish her a chipper good morning and tell her to come on down and practice.
And she does. Eventually. I think.
And I get home from the gym to make lunches and take the dog out and supervise teeth brushing and hair brushing and make sure everyone looks like they have a mother and walk everyone to the bus stop and I just can't wait until I don't have to do all that anymore.
But am I ready to have all the girls home all day? Good question. At least we can sleep in.
The other thing about May is that there is just so much STUFF happening. We just got back from the elementary school arts night. Last night was a girl scout final party and the night before that was Bria's middle school choir concert. There's more stuff next week, and probably every week until the last day of school.
Just holding on for the ride until June 8.
Okay, so I'm sneaking this in here, because so many of you ask for videos of me singing. So, here is one. This was last weekend at our OPERAtion Imagination! workshop. You get to hear me explain to the kids and their families what the piece (Trio from Die Fledermaus) is about, and then we sing. Joel took this video on his phone...so it's, you know, phone quality. Enjoy (or not).