Although it is Friday it feels like a Saturday to me. This is usually the case at the end of these busy weeks. I am surprised to see that it is the middle of May already. Since Good News Club is done for the school year, I filled this past Tuesday with three school tours at Kearney Mansion. I’ve not been able to give as many tours there as I would like due to my Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday commitments. Being so busy on those three days makes Friday feel like a Saturday. I can usually stay home and relax.
We have had one storm front after another pass through here. Last night’s storm actually dumped quite a bit of rain. There was flooding in parts of the city and cars got stuck in some underpasses. Each arrival and departure of these storms causes a change in the barometric pressure which causes a change in my sinuses. I have had headaches for a couple of weeks now. This morning’s headache is bad enough for Imitrex, my migraine medicine.
My plan for this morning had been to work on granddaughter Leeya’s birthday book. She turned six this week, and as with the past birthdays, I take the photos from the past year and turn them into a book for her. Most of my photos reside on my phone so I have to transfer them to my computer. Terry gave me a flash drive with photos he had taken this year. Those too must be uploaded to the company I use for the book, Shutterfly.
I spent awhile yesterday looking at their layouts and deciding which one to use. It was all so confusing, and at 4 o’clock I was too tired to make any decisions. I thought I could do it this morning when my brain would be working well. However, due to the headache, I’m not on top of my game so will postpone the work for another day.
I only have four more days with the first graders. This past week I gave them an assessment on what I had taught during the year about being resilient. The average for the five classes was 77.4. Not too shabby. This next week I will read one more story. The following week will be devoted to handing out certificates to all first graders. Those who got 100 percent on their assessment will get a special certificate from the Fresno Police Department. The others will also get a certificate from the police department but not quite as fancy. Then we will be done for this year. I have chatted with the principal of the school and she tells me they want me to return as chaplain next year.