I'm also done with summer clothes, and I'm not a fashionista by any means, but can't a girl just wear some jeans already?!
Mostly, I'm just not a person that likes the in-between, and that's where I am. As a teacher, Fall always means starting fresh: new students, new routines, new lessons to try, and yes, new worries, new guidelines and "stuff" to do too. Teachers went back this week in TX, and students return this coming Monday.
As summer closes I'm finding myself feeling unbalanced a bit. There are so many things I want to do, and in the true "dog days of summer" I'm not wanting to do any of it. I'm partaking in afternoon naps while W sleeps. I'm wanting to veg out in front of the television at night instead of reading/writing blog posts. I keep closing my browser with ump-teen tabs open at the top of ideas to look through.
On the other hand, I want to be a great blogger, photographer, cook, crafter, movie-goer, "sort of" homeschooler, volunteer, play group attendee, reader, and the list goes on. Each day just doesn't hold enough hours, and my energy is lacking as we wait for a change of seasons (at least two months away!).
I know this won't last. I'll find my mojo again. It's why I'm ready for a change, ready for Fall. I'm hoping that I can get my act together a bit more and do even more learning and play with The Sheriff. I'm hoping to try some great Fall recipes. As it's going, we might be enjoying less heavy, hot Crock Pot meals and more:
|Source: foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com via Jennifer on Pinterest|
And I'm ok with that.
I'm ready to take down our Summer Bucket List off the fridge, make a photo book with the picture memories of our summer journey, and make a list of fun Fall activities to do with my family.
I'm ready for a change of pace, ready to get back into routine. In the meantime, we'll soak up summer, sometimes literally, on rainy, steamy, long afternoons.