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Saturday, June 22, 2013
June 22nd Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
Again it has been a few
days since I have had time to blog. Looking forward to next week when life won’t
be so hectic. Some scenes for my third book have been rolling around in my
brain and I’m itching to be able to get them down on paper…well, computer screen.
So Thursday was an
absolutely perfect day, in the low eighties, no humidity, a light breeze. We
could not have asked for a better day for a graduation. I was even able to get
my hands on the two extra tickets I needed so all three grandparents could come
in to see my daughter graduate. The graduation was a little bitter sweet, yes
because my baby was reaching a huge milestone, but because her class is the
last class who will be graduating on HHS’s football field. The classes are
getting so big, the stadium can no longer accommodate the crowd. Out of the 617
(I think) in her class, 598 graduated and each of those kids received five
tickets for spectators, plus the fifty or so dignitaries, plus all the folks
who came in without tickets after the procession.
If the weather had been
bad, we would have had two tickets to watch the graduation in the gym and two
extra tickets to watch the live simulcast from the cafeteria. We have simply
outgrown our facilities. Next year, graduation will be held in an indoor arena with,
pretty much, unlimited seating, rain or shine. People are complaining, but they
are looking at the situation from a sentimental view as opposed to a logical
view. My youngest daughter’s class has over a thousand students, which would
mean we would only receive two tickets in good weather and only one in bad
weather. Who do you want to watch you graduate honey? Mommy or Daddy? Although
it is nice to process on the grounds where you went to school, the move to a
larger venue is the best option.
Enough of that. I will be
spending the entire day cooking for tomorrow’s graduation party, so let’s get
to the challenges so I can get this show on the road.
Your last challenge was:
It’s going to be the best vacation ever…
The summer between seventh and eighth grade was the
most boring summer E. V. E. R., so my best friend, Cheri and I vowed our next
summer vacation was going to be the best vacation E. V. E. R.. We started
making a list during spring break, three activities each week, no specific days
to allot for weather, and a laundry list of things to choose from on the “non-activity”
days. Seventy-eight days all accounted for – it was going to be the best summer
vacation E. V. E. R..
Last day of school, swimming in her pool, a sleep
over, swimming and a barbeque the next day, it was going to be the best summer vacation
E. V. E. R.. Saturday, a trip to the beach with her family; second degree burns
from falling asleep on a tire tube at the beach. OK, five days out of
commission, but it was still going to be the best summer vacation E. V. E. R..
A trip to the lake, out on the boat, a camp out, stung by wasps, out of
commission for two days, but it was still going to be the best summer vacation
E. V. E. R.. More swimming, another sleep over, a long bike ride, a crash, a
broken arm, it was NOT going to be the best summer vacation E. V. E. R..
Your Next Challenge is:
Everywhere I looked all I saw was…
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right
or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is
allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.