We’re in the home stretch, here, for the end of the school year. I know all of you are saying, “What? It’s been summer already, like – forever!” But our last official day is not until July 5th. (Although we’re playing hooky to go to Bretagne on the 4th).
But all this busyness is making me really, really grumpy. I’m registering the kids for all their next-year activities (and I’m already dreading what Wednesdays will hold for us – for me). I’m going to end-of-the-year dance and music recitals, I’m having end-of-the-year English class parties, I’m baking and baking for end-of-the-year school parties. I’m accompanying classes to the swimming pool and registering for Centre and trying to get our US taxes done (we get more leeway over here as to when, but they still have to be filed).
What am I not doing? Cleaning my house and weeding my garden. And that makes me really, really grumpy because I want someone else to do it.
But there is some color to the end-of-the-year activities – a whole rainbow of color.
There is RED.
There is ORANGE.
There is YELLOW.
There is GREEN.
There is BLUE.
There is INDIGO.
There is VIOLET.
There is even WHITE!
Oh yes, and there is BLACK.
You can only get an idea of how big this scarab is by looking at the picture below showing the giant bug next to the intrepid hand holding it, (which would not be mine by the way).
We were at a late-night theatre production, and what I thought was a bat flitting around the bright lights outdoors was not a bat, but a scarab.
I hope he flies away and takes my BLACK mood with him.