Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Word of the Day

From the Free Dictionary:

1. gallivant - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

But really, this is more than a word, is it not? It is an idea. A concept. A way of living. A path and a destination. An aspiration, perhaps? I kinda like it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Everything You Need To Know

My younger son graduated from elementary school this year and part of the process was getting a published Yearbook. As I contributed photos to the yearbook (yay!) I was just as excited to flip through it as he was. But I have to admit, my favourite page is full of quotes from the Grade 5 class in response to "Any advice for next year's Grade 5's?"

In the spirit of Robert Fulgham, I thought you might enjoy reading their responses:

Listen in class.
Listen carefully and follow instructions.
Don't get stressed by homework, it'll only get you frustrated.
Bring your homework back to school.

Make good choices, use your manners, be awesome.
Be a role model.
Don't be a tattle tale.
Don't get into trouble.
All the kids look up to you so do good stuff and help when needed.

Stay on your toes.
Make memories, work hard, have fun.
When in PE don't be afraid to go all out. Do your best!

Study Math.
Listen in Math.
Try to live through Math.

Don't be an idiot. Be Smart!
Be creative.
Believe in yourself.
Get some sleep. 

Hmmmm. Pretty good stuff. Pretty smart kids.


In the last 48 hours: ice cream, mini golf, ripe cherries, corn on the cob, bare feet, naps in the sun, reading a good book, hugs, sunshine, picking weeds from the garden, drawing cartoons, listening to gypsy music, bathing suits, bright towels, candles, sitting on the library floor flipping through books, making dinner together, playing the guitar, tea time, playing ping pong, movie night, playing cards after dinner, sleeping sans p.j.'s, bunnies and deer, drive down the country road,  good conversations, chocolate pudding, silly giggles, making travel plans, smiles.

Ah . . . good times.