Yes, by coincidence the ends of the semester, of this session as a Student Blogger and the start of a new year for me have all come together today. The title is a play on the slogan when the 55 mph speed limit was established in the 70s: "It's not just a Good Idea. It's the Law."
Today started out as usual with getting the youngest up and ready for school and then down to catch his bus. But the other two didn't have to go to the high school until about 10:45 A.M. since the H.S.A. tests were happening this week. (The administrators prefer that students who aren't taking tests like the H.S.A. or finals not come in until the classes start. It makes finals week interesting; with more than one child on different test schedules it can make the D-Day Invasion look simple.) So without having to get them going so early, I took a nap and it was very nice. Apparently a parent loses three years of sleep per child, so now that they're all 12 or older, I think it's ok for me to try and catch up a bit.
Once the kids were dropped off, my husband called and asked if I would like to have lunch with him. We met at a favorite Chinese restaurant and had a very nice time. Both my passport and my birth documents (I wrote about this a few weeks ago) arrived in the mail, so that's one more thing taken care of and I can get my non-Birth certificate put back in a safe place. The rest of the day was full of going to the store, sorting and folding laundry, and trying to get parts of the house in order. (One and a half pairs of teen shoes were found in the living room, for example).
It feels odd to not have any assignments to do at the moment. On the other hand I went to the public library and I've already finished one mystery, I'm about a third of the way into another one and I still have several more books in the stack. But it's not like I don't have anything to read. We're starting to catalogue our books at a useful site called "LibraryThing". We're nearly to a 1000 and there's a long way to go. "Books multiply like rabbits. Bookshelves like elephants."
The next few weeks will be full of work and the end of the school year for the children, with the eldest graduating. I hope that the summer isn't too gruesomely hot and that there is neither a major water pipe break nor a storm that knocks out the power for three days like last year.
I wish everyone a good summer and a bright year wherever you go, in school or out.
The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can,