Tuesday, the 7th. I can do this... I can hang in there until Tuesday the 7th, when we get the heck out of here, and head to NC for my niece's graduation.
Did you catch that? MY NIECE'S freaking GRADUATION. Grace is 18, and graduating from Highland Tech on the 10th. My baby niece who walked down the aisle at my wedding (at three years old) with her daddy as her 'flower girl helper'. My baby niece who brought her stuffed monkey 'Brothie' everywhere for ages. My niece who, when she was a baby in 1998, brought some of the only joy to my life during what was one of the hardest years I've ever known.
So yes. That baby is graduating High School, and I am floored that the years have flown by so quickly. In the blink of an eye, that baby is grown. I am so pleased (and weepy) to be heading back to my hometown to celebrate with her.
Plus, I'm ready for a break; a suspension of normal life and everyday jobs and expectations.
Today is a good start - it's the first day of Summer Break, and I can already feel the stress kind of melting away. Not worrying about sickness, school drop-offs and pick-ups, homework, grades, and the other issues that come along with school is a relief. So far. Ask me in a few weeks, and I'll probably be willing to sell my soul to move the back-to-school date up a month. LOL!
But for now, I am peaceful. I enjoy summer so much, and I'm really looking forward to a lot of lazy days of sun, games, movies, and sleeping in. :D
Summer, bring it! Let me have some of that brutal Texas sunshine I've heard so much about - I'm ready for you, I can handle it!