Goodbye, Summer

It’s that time again – back to school. Jerry and Maggie started today. Unlike last year, I didn’t spend the day crying thank heavens. For me it was a mix of happy, sad, and rushing to get ready last minute. Jerry is going to a new school for 5th grade and the bus came for him first.

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Yeah, it was too early for actual sunlight. Good thing I grabbed my flash at the last second! Considering he is going to a school where he doesn’t know anyone, and will be in a more challenging environment, he was surprisingly calm. I’ve been thinking about him all day and I hope he’s doing well!

Maggie, sweet Maggie, started first grade today. She popped out of bed with a smile on her face and didn’t stop talking for one minute. She is excited about school. Her teacher said they will be having a classroom pet and that is obviously the most exciting news in the entire world. We did not know if Humphrey the Hamster would be there today, but I’m sure I’ll get a full report when she gets home. Her bus was late so we had time for more pictures, ┬áin the daylight this time.

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Where does the time go, exactly? Because I’d really like to know. It feels like we just did this.

Happy school days, everyone! I hope it’s a great year!

Empty House

Jerry is back in school and the house is empty. Maggie and I are still here, of course, but Jerry just has a way of filling up the house (with noise, toys, exuberance) that when he’s suddenly gone we really miss him.

First Day 2009

I hope he’s having a great first day of 2nd grade!

Me? I’ve found something to keep myself busy and – no surprise – it’s some new knitting*.

back to schoolswatch in Nature Spun Sport
6 sts per inch on US 4 needle

I swatched that bit of argyle last night and today I’m trying to work out just the right colors without buying any new yarn. Ergo, I believe this will have to be a vest since I don’t have enough of a main color to make sleeves.

There has been a dumping of the bins (really, one of my favorite pastimes) and I think I’m going to make it work with some blues and grays and black that I have in the Lanaloft Sports Weight. Just wait ’til you see!

*All old knitting, coincidentally, has been completely abandoned in favor of this new, exciting project. I am so very easily distracted.