June 4, 2013

What's Inside My June Folder

Soooo June is here. And everything slows down. Long summer days turn to long summer nights. Not too much goes on here, and my June folder reflects that. So here is a look at my June folder.

Here is what's inside...

The first thing inside is the June poem.


Bed in Summer

By Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
This poem is so very special to me. My dear sweet grandmother used to say this to us every summer. I think of her every time I hear it.
The next thing inside is the list of things to do this month.

1. Order 4th of July shirts.

2. Order 4th of July party supplies.

3. Call and schedule check-ups for kids.

4. Order pictures for scrapbooks.

5. Stock up on sunscreen, bubbles, etc.

6. Wash and put away uniforms.

I also have a few pamphlets on Lyme Disease. We have alot of ticks around here...and they kinda freak me out... Happy planning!


  1. Ahhh, you just reminded me to call and make an appt for my daughter's Lyme Disease test. That poem is so cute, I remember it being so hard to go to bed when the sun was still up!

  2. :) ohhhh thanks goodness.. I couldn't make my June folder without peeking into yours. :) I'm mostly excited that I started this because come January I'll be all organized since that's were my monthly folders got started. Love them!!!

  3. My plan is to get my folders done this summer. As I have said I love your poems and need to go back a take a look at the ones you have posted. Love this months poem. Juliana just said last night why is the sun out and I am going to bed?
    Do you have a July 4th party? We just play it by ear each year. Most years we just swim, bbq and do fireworks with the kids in the front yard.

  4. I love that poem, I've heard it someplace else...but do not have it memorized! Can't wait to hear about your 4th of July plans...I always try and find tees that week....does not always work out! Good idea to plan ahead!

  5. I just did some "catch up" reading on your blog and could keep going and going and going! What a beautiful family. You can tell you love them (and that you are organized... teach me oh wise one!) That poem is great. There's one my mom taught me as a child that always brings back good memories!

  6. love these folders billie jo!:) and the story behind your june poem
    and I just heard a terrible tick story and now i'm all freaked out!!!:(
    kind of a good feeling that your june folder isn't cram packed right?!:)
    have a happy day

  7. Popping in real quick to say hello! When did June come??!! And is it me, or does time seem to be moving even faster than one year ago??


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Billie Jo