Friday, May 27, 2016

The Grass Has 'Riz....

Another month has passed, and things are changing again...

It's hard to believe we are almost through yet another school year, and this time, we will be saying good bye to a very special group of people. 

Son will be graduating from elementary school this year, and going to junior high/middle school in the fall. Students at the school's complex graduate after grade five, while other feeder schools tend to go until grade six. 

Sad to say we will be saying good bye to Son's elementary school team, and one member has been on it since the beginning in 2010, his resources teacher, Mr. R. Mr. R has not been there just for Son, but for Hubby and I as well. He's been a great source of support, knowledge, and wisdom. He's been more than a teacher to Son, he's been his friend.

It's not like Son will be leaving the complex completely though. He's just moving on to the junior high building, and has already asked if he can visit his former teachers and his pals in the elementary end of the school. I think it would be good for him to do that, it would make the transition into a different building a little easier for him, even though he's already taking classes like Music over there, and eating lunch in the cafeteria.

The month of June will comprise of an orientation for parents of students entering Grades 6 and 7 - which I hope includes a tour of the Grade 6 wing in the school; as well as a Transition Meeting for me where I meet all of Son's Grade 6 teachers, the Principal, and any new members of his Mainstreaming Education Team; and his Grade 6 orientation. 

Yeah, it's going to be a wacky month. 

This weekend is Son's 12th birthday, and he's asking for Star Wars stuff. I'm so proud. *smug grin* 

With summer on the way, that means warmer weather and BUGS. We just had the peak of black fly season last weekend, the Victoria Day weekend, and as they start to go away (thank heavens), I'm seeing more mosquitoes around. Yuck all around.

But that means the flowers are blooming, and a lot of trees are in full blossom. I've been snapping photos of various trees and shrubs as spring has progressed.

I do have a new camera, well new to me at least. It was given to me by my longtime pal and corgi addict, D. It's a gorgeous camera and takes great photos, see for yourself....

The last two are of apple blossoms on a tree near Son's morning bus stop. Aren't they pretty?

I've also been capturing Miss Amber on "film", just because....

She's laying on her TARDIS blanket in the first photo, on my son's lap in the last two. Yes, her fur is really that glossy!

My exercise regime continues, even with me suffering from one hell of a chest cold (thanks to Son for giving it to me, grumble!). My pal D and I decided the bugs were too bad last week to go for our four mile trek outdoors again, so we decided to check out an indoor track at a local sports complex. 

It was awesome. I did a full five laps - which is a kilometer, one lap is about 209 meters - and she did a full seven laps, a whole mile, or 1.6 km approximately. No bugs, climate controlled, and best of all, we didn't have to cross the Fisherman's Memorial Highway (also known as Provincial Highway #103) to get to the road with the beaver dam. 

It was nice to be able to take a walk without worrying if I was going to be inhaling flies...

I've noticed a few things, like how I'm able to go for much longer without needing to rest or even getting winded... And the other day, the bus came very early. I wasn't even outside yet! I ran out of the house and to the bus stop in record time, about 300 yards from our driveway, all without breaking a sweat or getting winded. My only problem was that I'm big busted, and well, things were bouncing a lot. I think I'm going to have to invest in a proper sports bra if I ever take up jogging or running... It was NOT pretty!

I'm going to be going back to that track again, either by myself, with D and her mom, or with Son. He's been to the complex several times with the school and he loves the walk and run track. 

I've been doing a few exercises writing wise too, nothing that actually goes into a story. This is to get my mind into the mindset of writing again, as well as see how far my creativity can go. So far, it's not easy but hey, I've been sick and I'm now just starting to feel well enough to try again. 

When I'm not doing exercises for writing, I'm reading. A LOT! I've read two more books on the Kindle App for the tablets, and I'm going to get MORE when we get somewhere with Wifi, hopefully this weekend.

I also have two *new* Star Wars books, one of the "Legends" and one of the new canon books, it was released last year just before "The Force Awakens" hit theaters. I haven't finished the Legends one yet, but the other one was an immediate hook, and I finished it the day it came in the mail from Amazon. Yeah. Leave it to me to read something that quickly!

I think I'm going to get a few of the SW Legends books on Kindle, the ones I haven't read yet... Or I may just get the actual books. I haven't decided yet. 

I leave you with the newest music video from Whom Gods Destroy, the hard rock version of their country song, "God Made Days Like This for Drinkin'". Enjoy, and have a great weekend everyone!