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School is in Session!

Ahhhhh!  I am so happy!

The house is silent and I can THINK.  I can even pee without someone knocking on the door.  It’s A-maz-ing!

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Adios, young people!

Some small part of me feels like a bad mom, but the larger, more substantial part of me feels justified in being elated.  I mean, seriously, did you know that you can walk from the bathroom to your bedroom naked?  I forgot that long ago….but I remember now.  Did you know you can eat something without another person being nosy about what you’ve got?  I didn’t know that ever, I’m pretty sure, but I’m learning.  Yeah, I’ll admit, it’s selfish, but only from mid-morning til early afternoon.  After that I’m Mom again, putting everyone else before myself.  So I don’t feel bad for being selfish for a few hours per day, Monday through Friday.

One Week Til School Starts

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Duh…duh…duh!

Oh, sorry.  I got a little carried away. *blush*

As we are every year, I feel woefully unprepared.  Not for them to go, I’m more than ready for them to go.  I mean that we are always doing the last minute “I forgot this” and “I forgot that” every single year.  My older two are never fully forthcoming with what they need, and at the last minute they seem to remember it all.  (And sometimes the teachers–as it is this year–they want us to BUY a textbook because the school doesn’t have them….I’m not even sure what I think about that!)

“I need a 3 inch binder with a D-ring made of gold and rubies”

I may have a problem with exaggeration because I’m so high-strung about it….

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I just wish it were as easy as it was when they were in elementary school.  Get everything on the list and you were good!  Maybe a few extras for the classroom made you super mom.

Somebody wake me up when they all graduate college!!

Happy August!

I have a secret.

I love this time of the year.  By the end of summer vacation, I am MORE than ready to send the kids back to school–especially the big ones with their attitudes.  Please tell me that I am not the only mom who feels this way!  I understand it’s not PC to say, or even think, that you want a break from your kids, but I did.  And I am definitely ready for days full of silence, and evenings full of talking about their day and their friends and whatever else they like to talk about this year.

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They go back in 16 days.  Yes, I’m counting down.

My stepson will be a senior, and this will be the last year of football for him.  My oldest daughter will be a freshman.  Baby girl will be in 2nd grade.  What a whirlwind!

Besides school starting, August is time for harvest and canning and all the good parts of the fall to get underway or at the very least, we start preparing for them.  There won’t be much canning or harvesting this year as my garden is a flop this year.  I don’t know why and I’m not going to bother myself with trying to wonder why I have hardly any tomatoes and the plants are so small.  I have other things to focus on and there are lots of people out there willing to fill baskets upon baskets with vegetables from their gardens for me, for free!  LOL

I do believe that we will get a nice crop of green beans out of the garden today though–so I should go collect them all before it gets too hot!

I hope that everyone is having a productive and blessed day!