Tuesday, May 29, 2007

All things summer...

Any time a weekend involves 4 days, a date night, dinner with friends, lunch with family, swimming, planting a garden, sleeping in, drinking coffee with (meaning at the same time, sitting near one another) Honey, and shopping is, well, about as close to heaven as I can imagine!

Here are just a couple of things that made it great:
1. Honey had 4 days off IN A ROW! from the whole sale center.
2. No baseball, games or practice, to plan around
3.Total number of meals we ate at home (not counting breakfast, we always eat breakfast at home): 3
4.Total number of nights the kids spent with the grandparents: 1
5.Total number of high school graduation ceremonies attended: 2

Did you know that some high schools are opting out of allowing the class valedictorian and salutatorian to give a graduation address? The lone student to address the crowd at one ceremony we attended had to try out for her position. She must have done better at her try-out. She had prepared what seemed like 15 minutes of material, but she read it so fast it lasted about 5 minutes. No one could really understand what she was saying as she was reading faster than the echo in the arena.

And also, I am ready for someone to come out with a new children's book appropriate for inspiring graduates to achieve great things. Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss is great, but I am tiring of it.

And also, at the same graduation, we learned that the valedictorian had a GPA of 4.725. No that wasn't a typo, it was at least a FULL POINT higher than mine a little over 10 years ago, OK, almost 15 years ago, and I thought I had good grades!

I hope y'all had a great weekend as well!


The Binkley Family said...

Don't get too down about that GPA. Those numbers are a little skewed now by the AP courses earning up to a 5.0. Not to say that she didn't do awesome....

That sounds like a great weekend! Some well deserved family time.

elena jane said...

sounds like a busy fun weekend, and family time is good!! :-)