Greetings and happy Sunday, friends! I hope you’ve all had a great week.
This week has been all about getting our kids ready to go back to school, and I think they’re ready. Even the weather has changed dramatically over the past 48 hours, bringing in fall-like temperatures as if on cue to usher in the back-to-school season.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon getting David moved into his college apartment. Actually, we mostly just got his furniture built and moved in. I didn’t realize until we got there that he didn’t even bring his bedding, wall hangings, clothes, or anything like that. I would have liked to get that all set up for him, but he’ll just take all that stuff when he goes back this afternoon and set it up himself.
What I really wanted was a few good pictures, especially since I never got much when we moved him into his dorm last year. That was a bit of a rush job because he only had a couple of hours to move in and get to his first marching band practice. But as it turns out, this year was much the same.
It took a while to build the desk we bought on Amazon, which came in a bazillion different pieces. Then we figured out his room arrangement, set up his bed, unrolled his mattress, brought in his giant beanbag chair, and he was ready to go.
(We’re happy with all of the above purchases, in case you’re in need of recommendations.)
I got one quick picture of him plopped on his beanbag chair, and that was it. It’s much like the one I got of him in his dorm on move-in day last year. Take a look.
I guess it’s better than nothing, right? At least he looks happy.
Then there’s my 8th grader. Becca spent the evening googling healthy school lunches, bagging up snacks, and creating a lunchbox drawer in our pantry so she can put her school lunches together easily each night. (She always makes her own lunches.)
The kid is more organized than I can ever hope to be. I’m not sure where she gets it, but it’s not from Paul or me.
Caroline is still in denial. Her supplies arrived this week (her cyber charter school provides everything, even a laptop) so she’s all set. She spent yesterday making homemade pizza and beignets, which her father and siblings very much appreciated.
As for me, I’m trying to get back on track with clean eating so I can drop a few of those pesky summer pounds that always have a way of sneaking up on me. It happens every year, and every year I buckle down in August or September and try to get back into my comfort zone.
I was going to wait for Monday, but then I decided there’s no time like the present, and I’ve been doing better this week. I’m already feeling better too. It should be easier to stick to it once school starts and the kids aren’t baking so much, I’m not entertaining so much, and life is generally busier with less time to indulge. At least, that’s what I’m hoping!
Well, it’s time for me to get ready for the day. I didn’t run this morning since I ran yesterday, but we want to shoot an outfit or two before church this morning, and no matter how much time I allow, I always seem to be running late. We call it Jo-Lynne Standard Time, haha!
Have a relaxing and blessed Sunday!
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