Graduation is my favorite thing about teaching high school; it's so wonderful to see my students mature from 9th grade to graduation. It also means summer is here!!
I don't actually have many plans for this summer, other than a week in Brooklyn to visit my daughter for a few days and to pet sit for a few days while she and her husband take a short vacation. Normally I have lots of ideas for the house and yard, and while I know I need to get a lot of things done around here, I haven't written anything down yet. I think I'm going to try and take each day as it comes this summer.
One positive thing I've done to try to increase my productivity is to delete the games on my iPad. I know I waste so much time on them when I'd really rather be knitting or reading, so to help me make better choices, into the virtual trash can they went. Also, my iPad is over four years old, which is ancient in the Apple world, so maybe it will last longer if I only use it for blog reading and writing.
As the weather was so nice, I decided to wander around downtown, sort of like a tourist in my own city. This is the Slover Library, the main branch of the Norfolk Library system. I love going there, it's beautiful inside and out.
There is a little half street park with a long fountain area between the library and the MacArthur Memorial. It would be a nice place to knit and cool off.
Gracie is enjoying the rug and the open windows. I love her expression, sort of a, "what now?" look.
And here she's snuggled up on the couch near me, as she is so often.