Once June comes, it also means Calgary probably won't get any more snow, and that's exciting.
I am looking forward to the days when I have the energy of the people in the video. I am not there yet. It's been a good year overall but I'm a bit used up, and there have been days (or should I say nights) when my thoughts are rather Philip Larkin-ish. (But oh, Philip Larkin is so awesome. His pessimism brings me joy. Is that a contradiction?)
Most of my hobbies have gone by the wayside in the last few weeks. I spend a lot of time on the couch reading. Current books: The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George, and the Best American Essays of 2012. (I'm officially a fan of the Best American Essays. I might start ordering back issues. Maybe I can get them on the Kobo reader I have on loan from school.) Also I am not much interested in other things that are supposed to be important, like cooking. Meh. Who needs to make a salad when it takes half a minute to chop up a cucumber and eat it with cheese? I'm still going to my stepdancing class, so I have one diversion to prevent total sloth. Signed up for summer band, and plan to take out, and dust off the euphonium (or more accurately wash with a garden hose and dish soap.) We finally had a new fence built for the backyard, so this summer I am looking forward to more yard clean up and closing the loop on the yard work series I started last summer and showing some amazing Before and After photos.
But for now....lalalallalalala. Where's my wine and novel?
The students had their final week, and final day of school last week. It was a good week and a very good day. (It can go either way.) My class is all graduating, so it is bittersweet. I definitely have not processed what it means to me that they are done school. I've been busy focusing on what it means to them. But it has been a good year: our team's hard work has paid off. And we have been a great team, at all levels. Oh how grateful I am for that. This time last year I was pretty furious about a lot of things, and it showed. But we channeled our fury into positive change, and that is something to be happy (and relieved) about. Work is something I feel really, really good about this year. Even though the overall news surrounding education is not so good. It's really important to stay focused on the good things, as well as the gloomy ones.
Updates from last month:
- Westwinds 35th anniversary concert: Awesome.
- Student graduation ceremony and banquet: Awesome (Phew.)
- Brother in law wedding: Super Awesome. (nice job guys).
- Revontuli: done!
I should add some meditations and possibly photos for those items, but last I checked it was sunny outside so I should seize the day. Maybe update later.
When I say hobbies have gone by the wayside, there is one that has taken their place. Writing. Blogging. Yes I am. Ok I'm not blogging so much on Triona Trog Blog, but I am blogging for other purposes. Blogging is part of the Journey that I made an obscure reference to back in January. Yay for obscure blogging.
Things to look forward to:
- Summer vacation including getaway holiday in July (there is a little one planned)
- Fixing up the yard (In addition to my trusty saw and clippers, I also have a new hardhat and safety glasses.)
- More outside
- time to reflect
- Continuing progress on the Obscure Journey (oh I like that name for it)
Till later, happy weekend!