June 21, 2007

Burnt offerings in the clearing on the left, please

Summer is here, today, officially! YAY! I am celebrating, not by making burnt offerings to the Norse gods, but by breaking out my seersucker suit (supposedly from the Hindi words "shir shakkar," meaning "milk and honey") and the madder silk bow tie (madder refers to a natural dye from a Eurasian herbaceous plant, Rubia tinctoria).

What else to celebrate?

The Girl Child finished kindergarten today! Her last day. I asked her last night if she was sad and she said she wasn't. I reminded her that she would most likely not be in class next year with the majority of her current class mates since the school likes to mix things up each year and she assured me, with a smile, that she knew "many people in the other kindergarten classes" and thought that she would be just fine next year.

The school year sure flew by. It seems like yesterday when I brought her to the bus and watched her recoil in fear as she exclaimed, "this isn't a little kids' bus; there are big kids on this bus!" She went from that to quietly proclaiming that she liked to sit towards the back of the bus and listen to the older kids talk because she found it "interesting". I just managed to shake off the inclination to home school her at that point, let me tell you.

We are off to Norway on Saturday for the burnt offerings, the swimming, and the attempts to play nice with the in-laws.

In the meantime, enjoy the beginning of summer, y'all!

Posted by Random Penseur at June 21, 2007 01:17 PM | TrackBack

Are we talking white bucks to go along with the seersucker and bow tie?

Posted by: Howard at June 21, 2007 04:31 PM

Safe travels!

Posted by: Monica C. at June 21, 2007 07:37 PM

Oh, I think you should make a few burnt offerings to the Norse gods.

Sounds festive!

Have a great trip!

Posted by: Kathy at June 21, 2007 09:36 PM

I'd bet my bottom dollar you tie your own bow ties, too.

It's a dying art.

Posted by: Mark at June 24, 2007 09:50 AM
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