Mate and I have been doing workout tapes in the morning, so I only walk a couple of times a week. Tonight was the first truly warm night of the year– in fact, the cold has been really weird.
Anyway, it was warm tonight, and the kitteh cats were all partying hard. I must have seen a dozen of them skitter across streets and down sidewalks, under bushes and behind trees. They were all very secretive–I think there must have been some secret cat meeting on the first of May.
I heard parties, and people talking out on their lawns and porches. I heard open garages and pool tables and music outside–I heard summer, sneaking in on the first of May, after a week that saw the low seventies at the most.
It was really wonderful.
And then it hit me: I only have four weeks left of school.
HOLY CATS–can that be right? Yes– it is right! Thanks to our esteemed political leaders and their need to tour their nether-orifices personally, we didn’t have enough money to fund a complete school year this year, so we just cut off that last week. Yeah, I know– who gets anything done the first week of June anyway? So, there’s finals, moved up a week, and graduation, not even on FRIDAY, but on WEDNESDAY this time to accommodate the facility use and, well…
I think Great Gatsby is going to get the holy shaft this year. I think if anyone wants to whine about it, I can always suggest a good old fashioned enema, as opposed to the head-up-the-arse variety, too!
Anyway, I don’t have much more… (Okay, I do have some writing news that has me jumping up and down and screaming “Hoo-yah” but I’ll share that when it’s ready. Right now, I’m just gonna give a quiet “Hoo-Yah!” and be done with it:-)
I have cranky kids and a serendipitous fall of fresh blackberries and whipped cream for dessert. You know, cranky kids or not, I thank that deserves a “Hoo-Yah!” too!