“March went out like a lion, a whippin’ up the water in the bay. Then April cried, and stepped aside, and along came pretty little May. May was full of promises, but she couldn’t keep ’em quick enough for some. Then a bunch of doubting Thomases, kept predicting that the summer’d never come. But it’s comin’ by gum. I can feel it come. Look around. Look around. Look around! June is bustin’ out all over, all over the meadow and the hill. Buds are bustin’ outta bushes and the rompin’ river pushes every little wheel that wheels behind a mill. Because it’s June. Because it’s June. Because it’s June, June, June. Just because it’s June, June, June!” — From the musical, Carousel
This is a song I have sung to my kids since they were little. Evangeline, whose birthday is in June, has claimed it as her song. I am thinking of it this morning because of the phrase, “Pretty Little May.” I was looking at my last post, and I saw it was from 3 weeks ago and I realized May is nearly over. It is truly almost June and almost summer.
May was full of promises . . . The first promise was the one of walking/running. I was not as faithful as I wanted to be. I did pretty well for the first 3 weeks, but a combination of sickness, getting a new part-time at-home job, lots of rain, and all the end of school activities got in my way. But this week I am back on track. I am not giving up. That is one of the great things about the little book I mentioned when I started the walking plan. It reminds you that not meeting your goals, is no reason to give up.
My new part-time work is for an advertising professional whom I worked for last year briefly. He is an older man who has been an ad exec for his entire life. I am helping him with some phone and internet research. So far, he is pleased with what I am delivering, and I am hopeful it will continue for a while.
School activities were many in May. The highlights were Victory Day, a K field trip, and K Graduation for Charis.
Victory Day — School Carnival
K Field Trip to Grant’s Farm
Charis at K Graduation
School vacation is here, and there will be plenty of kids around for photo ops, so I expect to be posting more pictures in the coming weeks. Hopefully, I’ll be a little more attentive to my blog. If not, check back at the end of summer for another summary post.