If you have school-age kids then I don't have to tell you that May is sort of insane. When they're little it's field day and science day and fine arts day and field trips and class parties out the wazoo. When they're older, it doesn't get any less busy, I'm sorry to say. Between AP exams and end-of-course exams and plain old regular exams and band concerts and banquets and 8th grade prom and theater performances and getting signed up for summer classes and whatnot, school is trying to give me an ulcer right now. Thank God it's almost over. (Although summer isn't looking much better, with summer classes and summer band and wisdom teeth extraction for C, oy.)
Hey, remember when I set some winter goals (making more homemade granola, taking more photos, drinking more chai tea)? Those didn't go all that well, at least not while it was actually winter. I don't think I even set any spring goals, and now spring is over, at least here in central Texas. So I've been thinking about summer goals and right now mine are:
- To lose 17 pounds. Oh yes. It's time.
- To read more. A LOT more. (I am reading A Prayer for Owen Meany. STILL, in case I've told you this already. I feel like I've been reading it forever.)
- To no longer give a damn how I think I look in shorts and just wear them, already.
- To quit buying cute new coffee mugs before we need to add on a room for them.
- To shop at the farmer's market every single week.
- To eradicate hornworms from the face of the earth.