Thursday, August 14, 2008

Time's A-Wastin'


Summer is on the downhill slope now. There's a chill in the mornings and it's starting to get darker earlier. School will be starting in 10 days or so and it's soccer season for the local soccer club.
Sorting through the leftovers from last school year, my son found all his old papers and notebooks and decided to have a "Ceremonial Burning of the Notebooks." Out with the old and in with the new. He's not looking forward to going back to school. My daughter, on the other hand, has her outfit already picked out and is super-excited.
As for me, I'm looking forward to having my quiet time again. Ever since the kids were little, I've loved having them home with me. I suppose it was a separation issue at first, but, since 9/11, I've just been much more at-ease knowing they're safe at home. It will be nice to have my time alone again so that I can get caught up on some things. I've been putting off scrubbing the carpeting. I need to finish painting the kitchen cabinet doors, and gather more stuff for a huge garage sale.
All that aside, my true love of design and fiber arts has me dreaming of Fall Fashions and jotting down notes as to what I can make with my yarn stash. I'm hoping to get started on some jackets and sweater coats and stock up on scarves, hats, and mittens.
But first...that boy needs a haircut!!

11 comments:

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High Desert Diva said...

I like the ceremonial notebook fire.

Huge sighs of relief will be heard within the next two weeks as moms get their free time back. Sounds like your plans are in the works.

And if you have some free time, my interior trim still needs to be painted....

:-)

storybeader said...

that's funny - some things never change! It sounds like what kids would have been doing when I was young.

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Reminds me of my ceremonious disposal of the notebooks into the dumpster when I was in college

Donna said...

Wish I could get my daughter to get rid of her old school stuff that way!

miesmama said...

it's an exciting time at my house too, my son will start his school experience this year at pre-k, my daughter is like yours - ready to go! Quiet time would be really nice, too.

Shell Mitchell said...

Love the notebook burn! Such a great idea.

TNT2008 said...

I like the notebook burning. There were a few books I would have like to burn back in college:)

Stormy Designs said...

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Andrea said...

The notebook burning was funny. I wish my parent would have let me do that when I was in school.

Wyles Style said...

Ewww...who wants to scrub carpets? LOL :)

The notebook burning is great! Looks like he had fun (more fun than school, anyway!).

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