A Whole Lotta Nothing

Between car hunting (for my husband, not me), cooking, and designing blogs, I’m plum wore out.

Growing up in southern Virginia, I heard that a lot.  For some reason people get wore out down there, not worn out like us edjikated yankees.  And you really have to be careful when you’re typing it because you might accidentally throw a superfluous h in there and get a totally different meaning.

So I’m feeling a little punchy today.  This is one of those weeks where I can’t seem to figure out what day it is.  It’s felt like Friday for days.

And you know what else?  I think I’m actually ready for school to start.  Not to be confused with being ready for summer to be over, mind you.  I wish it would stay warm until November, but I’m ready to have some time to myself.  It’s not that I don’t adore my kids, but my to-do list of errands is piling up, and it will be SO much easier to accomplish without an entourage.

They are even excited to go back.  I asked them yesterday what they were most excited about.  My 9-year-old is going into 4th grade, and he said the subjects sound interesting.  Alright then!  We’ll see if he’s still singing that tune when he has 45 minutes of homework to complete each night.  Have I ever mentioned how I loathe homework?  And worse than homework?  Projects.  *shudder*

My 6-year-old daughter is going into 1st grade, and this will be her first year of “full day” school.  She is most excited about eating lunch in the cafeteria.  That’s my girl!  Lunch was always my favorite part of the school day as well.  Not only do you get to eat, but you get to talk without it being held against your grade.  It’s a two-fer.

My 3-year-old is just excited.  She doesn’t know why.  But she does love school, probably because they let her do all manner of messy art projects that her mother is too uptight to let her do at home.

Yesterday we had what was probably our last day at the pool for the year.  It wasn’t really warm enough to swim for very long, and there was almost no one there.  We ended up spending more time at the playground than at the pool.  I really can not believe summer is winding down.  I feel like it should be the middle of July.  I think I need to move south, what do you think?