Being Together!

Being Together!
All of us!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Here it is, the first day of school has finally arrived!  I love it when it rains on the first day.  I think it makes it easier to sit inside all day long.  I always felt like I wasn't missing out on as much when I was a child and had to trudge off to school leaving the summer behind.
Today we are under a rainfall warning; this may be taking it a bit far, a misty morning would have sufficed. But the kids all got out the door to their various destinations looking wonderful in their new clothes, carrying their new backpacks full of new pencils and paper.  And here I sit in a very quiet house enjoying being alone.
I hope you don't get the wrong idea, I love spending time with my children!  It wasn't that long ago that I was teaching them myself as a home school Mom.  But this year, I feel a need for order to return more than I ever have before.  I can't help wondering if it has something to do with the amount of T.V that was watched in the last two months.  It was draining and felt like such a waste of time.  The weather didn't help and I was hoping that my dear children would see the difference for themselves. Some did and some are yet to feel it.
So a new start all around. 
We will rededicate ourselves to living more fully, learning and growing
I hope you have a wonderful day! I plan to.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Well, here it is the first day of September!  I LOVE this time of year.  I love the cooler evenings, the preparations for school, the anticapation of apple pie, cozy woolen sweaters and the feeling of new beginnings that seem to be in the air.  I have already talked about my plans for the school year.  I am looking forward to the big yellow school bus stopping at the end of the driveway so that I can get to it.
I had a bit of a cranky afternoon yesterday.  I'm not sure why, I was just a bit snappy.  At one point I said to Nathan that I was sorry for being grumpy and that I wasn't sure what was wrong with me.  He shrugged at me and said "It's no big deal Mom, you always get like this just before school is about to start!"
I admit it, I am ready to get my house back in order and set up our routine again.  We have been eating crazy food at crazy times.  The pile of laundry that is invading my laundry room is incredible.  Lets not even mention the family of dust bunnies that are living under the couches and beds!
But I am getting ahead of myself.  We still have a long weekend of carefree days ahead of us!  Bonfires, walks on the beach, the smell of the sea, ice cream cones and late nights.
A few more days to enjoy just being together.
I hope you enjoy this first day of September, I plan to!