Friday, May 15, 2015

More Faves in Mid May

Whoa.  It's mid day on Friday already.  I did begin a Friday Fave Five post last night but didn't finish.  There is a lethargy that happens at...

1.  the end of the teaching year!  Yes, yesterday was my last class. While I love teaching writing skills to children, I also love the free time of summer vacation.  Usually, I allow myself a day or two to relax before I tackle the very last part of my teaching year--the last set of compositions to correct.

2.  Another reason and a FAVE  which actually causes more lethargy is Rain!  I'm a native Oregonian.  You know what that means.  We Oregon natives have webs between our toes.  We don't tan; we rust.  When days are cloudy and dark and it's raining, we hibernate because we think it's winter.  Well, evidently, Southern California is having a uncharacteristic weather-- rain and thunder storms in May.  The Oregonian in me shows itself and I go into 'winter mode' which means hunkering down inside with a hot cup of coffee which also means I'm feeling lazy.

3.  All the years we lived outside the US made us much less aware of American holidays.  In Indonesia, we didn't celebrate Fourth of July or Thanksgiving.  Mother's Day and Father's Day at that time weren't a big deal.  Even now, I don't get all 'expectant' about it.  All I care about it that my kids check in with me which they all did.  That made the day complete for me.  An added bonus was lunch with The Professor's sister and our nephew.  We might have sat on the outside patio/courtyard of the restaurant for two hours...

4.  Time in my garden.  Lettuce is ready to pick. Tomatoes are ripening.  Basil is growing.  As a Mother's Day gift to myself (with The Professor's agreement), I bought some "color spot flowers".  Usually I don't plant non natives or annuals in the garden.  These are in pots.  I think I might like pink and purple.



5.  Can anticipation be a FAVE?  I hope so.  This week I received my comp tickets to The Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Festival.  Every year our handweavers and spinners guild is invited to participate as demonstrators.  It's my favorite venue to do this!  Can't wait for Sunday!

8 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Yay for the end of the school year! All my teacher friends on Facebook are rejoicing, too.

So glad CA has been getting some much-needed rain.

Pink and purple are mainstays of my flower beds and planters.

The festival sounds like great fun!

ellen b said...

Rain, flowers, time off, a good Mother's day and your fun event on Sunday, lots of good things to be thankful for!

Mereknits said...

Sounds like a great week and hooray for you being almost done with your school year!
Hugs,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

Glad you get to enjoy some down time. The rain must be welcome. The Topanga Festival always sounds like such fun. Mary

Jerralea said...

Definitely anticipation is a fave. I hope you have a wonderful time at the festival.

I'm so happy for you that you get some down time. Enjoy your summer!

Deb said...

A great easy-going week for you! I'm with you on Mother's Day - I don't need much, but hearing from kids in one form or another is always nice. I love summer break - we only have one more week here. Just the change of pace is nice. We have had rain here and cooler temps and I love it! Hope you have even more much-needed rain in Cali and can send some our direction. Have a great week!

snoopydog said...

Yay! It's the holidays for you!!! Have lots of fun and recharge those batteries! Ros

Tracy said...

Happy Mother's Day--belated! And cHeers to the last bit of the school year summer break, Willow! Wishing you a happy summer of garden days, family time and adventures! :o) ((HUGS))