School starts Monday, YEA! We met the boys' teachers last night and they are both really excited about the new year. We have purchased school supplies and backpacks and new shoes. We have selected their first day of school outfits (do boys have outfits?) and talked about our goals for the year. And, we will have a special back to school dinner and FHE on Monday to celebrate.
In the meantime, we are spending the weekend playing wii and watching movies and savoring the last moments of summer vacation before the boys get back into the swing of things. We have had a great summer, but are all ready for a bit more structure. And I am ready for some free time to start working on my own projects. Best of all for me, however, is I am ready to NOT be going back to school. I love to look at my Master's degree diploma. It reminds of what an exceptional graduate school experience I had, but it also reminds me that I'm DONE. FOREVER.
That said, there is something about going back to school that always makes me feel a little nostalgic. I love freshly sharpened pencils and crisp, new notebooks full of blank pages waiting to be filled. I love brand new boxes of crayons and markers that will be transformed into precious works of art. I love meeting the teacher and finding their cubbies and learning who sits at their tables. I love talking about all the things they learn each day and seeing how excited they get by these new discoveries. I love school, even when it's inconvenient and challenging. So, this fall I am pursuing a different brand of educational endeavor.
Over at A Bowl Full of Lemons, Toni is hosting a 14-week home organization class. Each week she will guide her "students" through one room in the house, organizing everything in their paths. For me, the timing of this class couldn't be better. With our move to China edging ever closer, this is exactly what I need. The kitchen is project number one, starting September 1, and I can't wait! Now, if I could just get this excited about cleaning every room in my house...
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