Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Day Before the First Day

The clothes, which were picked many days ago, are laid out.

The backpacks are stuffed with fresh school supplies.

The lunches are made.

The singing and reading is over, and now they sleep.

I will be grateful for this one of few mornings when they jump out of bed.

First day, field trips, last day.

All the others require a little shaking, bright lights, much prodding.

But tommorrow, they will be scrubbed and at the door, pressing me to go.

First Grade.

Fourth Grade.

Ah, me. Time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Internet Burnout.

I never thought there could be such a thing.

I can barely bring myself to even check my gmail because it is generally so boring.

Why is that?

Other than the fact that YOU are not filling up my inbox with newsy epistles, I have no new websites that interest me. Other than the pioneer woman.

Any tips?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

One thing is certain...

This is my second year to start a new job at a new school. I am totally thrilled to have this job, and I love it already, but the start of the year is a bit overwhelming. I tried to get totally caught up on "home" things before it started, but I didn't quite accomplish that. Most of it will keep.

I have another day to work registration, which is an onslaught of strangers speaking in a foreign language. Literally. And I have no translator today. I know I can do it, I know I can. I'll just keep smiling. And say the words I know.

My darling daughter has just appeared out of the darkness of the hallway and kitchen with her quiet walk, and appeared next to me, fuzzy headed and warm skinned from bed, a stuffed animal under each arm, to inform me that she can't sleep. "Oh!" I say "Well, good news. It's morning."
Then her delightful chuckle and toothless smile is my reward.

She wants to know if we lived in the country, would a rooster wake us up this early.

This day is going to be alright.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What I Learned

On the first day of tennis class, it's a good idea to not trash talk people who appear to take themselves very seriously.

You see, we build to that.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Breaking Dawn

I'm having a hard time not just swallowing this in one gulp. As it is I'm 2/3s of the way through it in 2 days (so far.) I hate, hate, hate finishing a series I love. Bill bought me my "vampire romance" book just after the midnight release. I'm a fan....of him...and this series...and I'm not ashamed of it. :)