With the end of May, comes the end of school; a short reprieve for teachers and students; time for parents to find things to occupy their kids for the next three months; the beginning of summer fun.

Most teachers will tell you that school should really end in March, because most of what is being taught in April and May is lost on deaf ears.  My experience tells me that summer might be the best time for school.  You could hold classes on the beach and kids might learn a thing or two.  But what do I know?

Today also happens to be May 31st – the last day of a very long month.  In April we experienced a blizzard and didn’t really have a spring, because we went right into 90 degree weather.  In spite of that, May 31st is also “No Tobacco Day,” “Macaroon Day,” “Web Designers Day,” and “Save Your Hearing Day.”  What was that last one? I didn’t hear it.

My advice for this 31st day of May is this:  Go into a very quiet room, where you are completely alone and have no distractions.  Your ears will thank you for it.  Then light up a macaroon, sit back, inhale slowly and begin to design your new website.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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13 Responses to TODAY IS MAY 31ST

  1. years ago the “year-round school” referendum came about…several systems in Georgia and around the country were looking at various hybrids of the idea.
    Ours was something like… so many weeks on, so many weeks off —-an on and off cycle throughout a calendar year. There’d still be “holidays” added in plus a chunk within the summer affording for family vacations.
    There would also be time for mini academic and non-academic “camps” in the off weeks as well as time for remediation. The idea was that the momentum of learning is lost, as you say, in nearly March—after most of the state-mandated testings, all the way to August and September—of which sees teachers having to re-teach much of what was forgotten from late Spring and throughout the summer break.
    As an educator, and mom at the time to a student, I thought it made perfect sense. However it was the title “year-round school” that was the deal breaker…
    Folks couldn’t get past the notion of kids literally attending school all year…with that not being the actual case.

    We here in the US, our schools remain based on an agrarian calendar. Meaning our schools have rotated in and out based on harvests and kids needing to help out. With that being particularly true here in the South, the mid-West, and even California. Yet as we know, kids, most kids that is, are no longer having to be away from school to help with planting, crop tending and harvesting. So our traditional school calendar has somewhat outgrown itself. But such change is hard in an entrenched mindset.

    I thought it made great sense…and we still would have had, I think, 6 weeks in the summer…
    But it didn’t pass.

    Some systems do have such a calendar…most, however, do not. They start earlier in the season with many starting the first of August vs our old Monday after Labor day start. I know in my system, the teachers actually had preplanning start at the end of July—of which I thought ridiculous.
    But they throw in more days off throughout the year trying to justify such.

    So educational reform is needed in all sorts of areas.
    Just as our friend Citizen Tom…he pounds posts out upon post regarding our oh so ailing educational system…

    Thankfully—I’m retired but I worry about our granddaughter—but her future looks to be in a private Catholic School that has hired our daughter-n-law…

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    • says:

      It does make sense. The same liberals standing on the way of school reform are insisting on tolerance up the kazoo, sex education and enabling, promoting transgenders and teach that same sex marriage is okay. It’s all upside down 😝

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  2. RobbyeFaye says:

    I somehow have missed a lot of your posts, I am going to try to get caught up over the next several days.
    I enjoy reading your thoughts, pearls of wisdom, poetry…and seeing your husbands paintings!
    You have another great post today!

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  3. Agreed! I am off for the summer and loving it. I am trying to reconstruct my house as it was disassembled by my four children all school long.

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  4. “My advice for this 31st day of May is this: Go into a very quiet room, where you are completely alone and have no distractions. Your ears will thank you for it. Then light up a macaroon, sit back, inhale slowly and begin to design your new website…” Absolutely hilarious! You rolled all of that into one ball… and thereby wrapped up the entire month beautifully. Love it! ❤ ❤

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