One more week until school starts.
Part of me is excited and ready for J to start first grade, but another part of me would like just a few more perfect, sunny days at the lake with the boys. Maybe it's because today and yesterday felt more like late September than mid-August. Probably.
It feels like I have so much more to do before I feel completely ready. I need to take the boys for shoes; all they have that fit are their sandals. I also need to pick up last minute supplies for J's and T's classrooms - paper towels, baby wipes, Purell.
Even though I'm no longer in school, back to school time always feels like a new beginning to me. This year, I plan to stay on top of my housework, get T and S into playgroups, sign T up for an activity (soccer?), finish at least two written pieces and prepare them for submission (haven't yet figured out where).
It is bittersweet to say farewell to summer, but I look forward to the new adventures that autumn brings.