Hi everyone! Let’s all take a moment to exhale in gratitude for making it to another month! Things certainly look beautiful right now and with the restrictions lifting across the country, I’m definitely looking forward to some new adventures. So, just what are we planning for June?
Exams and the Last Day of School
Oh my! This year has been something. I am not even going to go into all the long drawn out idiosyncrasies since the start of the school year since I’m praying I’ll be alive to celebrate it with the littles on the actual last day. Still, it’s nice to see the end of the school year approaching. This week, Bug has his Standards of Learning state exams. Those will be followed by a few wrap-up assignments and then, ladies and gentlement, freshman year will be complete! I’m so excited for him. I’m also equally excited for our Honeybee who is almost at the end of first grade. The latter part of this school years seems to have dragged on, but that end of tunne light is appreciated.
The Children’s Charity Race
One of my coworkers is heading a children’s charity run this month. S. and I registered the oldest children for the mile-long portion of the race to raise money for one of the local charities that provides stable housing for those in instable and/or inadequate housing situations. I’m looking forward to seeing the kids participate. It will be the first big event (still socially distant) that they’ve attended of this kind since the pandemic. I can’t wait to cheer them along.
Yesterday marked 100 years to the day of the Tulsa Race Riot Massacre where a flourishing Black Wall Street was destroyed in one of our nation’s most horrific acts of domestic terrorism. Though not taught in many schools, the covering of it by shows such as The Watchmen have bought it back to the forefront, along with a resurgence of the celebration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is the remembrance of June 19, 1865 when a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War hand ended, and that all slaves had been freed. This was a full TWO YEARS after the slaves had actually been liberated by law. These slaves were never notified by plantation owners and were still forced to work in the field and kitchens in servitude. Juneteen has become the celebration of true independence.
Embracing Self Care
I recently started paying attention to the fact that my energy levels have been next to nonexistant. I hate it. It seems like no matter what I do, I don’t feel like doing anything. It isn’t the way I want to wife, mother, and live. I came across some pretty strong reviews for all natural multivitamin and energy supplements that are supposed to erase some of the sluggishness I felt. I’m sure I’ll do a full review later this month, but for now I’m trying these out to see if the reviews are really worth their salt. Here’s hoping for more energy in every aspect of my life.
So, that’s pretty much the agenda for June. What do you have planned? I certainly can’t wait to see your ideas and responses for a fun summer. I’ll talk to you soon. Happy June.