Today was day two of Vacation Bible School. I feel like I am totally getting off easy since I am just helping with crafts. I am sure I feel that way because I totally am getting off easy.
Doesn't that just make you feel like you are visiting the islands? Me either.
In other news...
Ron is sick. Too many weeks of going at the speed of life has caught up with the old man.
School is just around the corner. Very exciting stuff around here. Emma is starting high school so I am trying to make sure that we have all our ducks in a row. I have met with an advisor a couple times already. It seems not only are we doing OK, but we are a bit ahead of the game. This is a great relief to me as the teacher. Books are starting to arrive via the big brown van. I love opening the new packages and seeing all the great books with hopeful anticipation. This year we will be schooling a 9th grader, 6th grader, 5th grader and a 2nd grader. I am excited to try a couple new things this year. Back to school always reminds me of a line in the movie 'You've Got Mail' that talks about a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils and the smell of scotch tape.
I have been thinking about getting back into routine and schedule. In someways I am looking forward to it and in other ways I feel like the summer past too quickly. Even though there are only a few weeks left of summer I want to really enjoy them. Jamie has inspired me to get out the fire pit (that we have had for the past year yet never used) and roast some marshmallows. Yum.
Thursday night some blogger girls are going out to dinner in honor of our international blogging friend who is here visiting. It should be lots of fun. I am really looking forward to it. So any of you lurkers that are reading have til Thursday to become bloggers, then you are invited to come along. ;o) If you are reading this Ginger, we will miss you.