Today is the last day of school. I think it is sad they don't celebrate the last day of school like they do in Sweden. I have such nice, wonderful memories form this day in Sweden as a kid.
You always got a special outfit, usually a summery dress. Sometimes you had flowers in your hair. The medieval Gotland church in Hemse was decorated with flowers and fragrant birch.
Everyone sang their summer songs that had been diligently practiced for weeks. The church filled with all the parents and siblings, the wonderful acoustics of the old stone church...
It was a proper and joyful ending.
Just a regular day.
Sarah will have 5 days off until Monday when Summer Camp starts. It sounds like she is really looking forward to it, especially having swim classes every day. She learned to swim pretty good last summer, so she is eager to get better at diving this year.
I think tomorrow we will hang at the pool (hopefully I don't have to work too much tomorrow). That will be our first pool visit for this year. This weekend we are planning on snorkeling off of Anna Maria Island. Ken and I are pretty blind without our glasses, so snorkeling has really not been an option for us. But now we have gotten prescription diving masks (not too expensive at all, if you are interested, go to www.GetWetStore.com, I highly recommend them!)
It is going to be exciting to see what type of shells we can find this way, we saw a bunch of people finding huge shells on deeper water while snorkeling. And who knows, it might be one of the last times we can enjoy our beaches for quite some time...
The last time Tampa Bay had to deal with an oil spill was in 1993. It was fairly small, about the same amount that this new oil spill pumps out in ONE day. It took TWO YEARS to get the 14 miles of beaches that were affected back to normal. So you can imagine what might happen here if/when this oil spill comes ashore...