Friday, August 30, 2013


AHHHH my oldest son just finished his first week of kindergarten and my middle son is starting to potty train and my baby is cute and I just read the last chapter of my second book edit and now I'm going to change stuffs on the computer and print out a new copy. Did I mention grading? And students? And I got a new hair cut and color that is really dark brown-red?

I think I will just look at this picture I took at the hot air balloon festival for a while and pretend I am still there. Mmmmm...summer...

Who am I kidding? I love school and being crazy-busy--but that's a secret, so don't tell!

Monday, August 19, 2013


It starts.

We went to kindergarten testing today. I told my son tests are like a game. "You get points when you answer right," I said, "kind of like the stars you get in Angry Birds. It'll be fun!"

He came out. "It was fun," he told me. "And there were lots of books! Volcano books and earthquake books and space books and crab books..."

Here's to school, and to the hope that he can keep his childlike enthusiasm for the next twelve-plus years!

Five-year-old on Grandpa's shoulders. Between teacher meetings and kindergarten prep and my parents in town and my grandfather's funeral and THREE KIDS ALL THE TIME, I have been a bit of an absentee blogger.  But look! Hot air balloons! With rainbows! Am I forgiven?