I work at a school, if you haven’t gathered that already.
Today is Day 1 for the high schoolers. Do you even REMEMBER the first day of high school? I don’t, but I remember plenty of DAYS from high school, and let me tell you: I’m glad that’s over.
But I digress. My point is: today is the first day. Of September, of school, of another academic year. Although most of us live our days out on a yearly calendar, I can’t help thinking it’s nice I never took a break from the academic cycle. New pencils, new clothes, new friends, and new projects all start in September. Another holiday season, coming up before we know it. Another fall full of Indian Summer days, cool nights, and wishing in vain that crunchy leaves would fall (and they will, although late here, in California…)
Things that are happening in my autumn:
Melissa has moved to LA (thank God!) and we’re going to explore the wonderful world of gluten-free cooking.
SS and K get here this weekend to celebrate Labor Day in full force.
A third Thanksgiving with my Cali-family.
Book fairs, soccer games, and farmer’s markets full of spaghetti squash (they are on their way: I saw them this weekend.)
My job’s busy season: my time to shine.
Moms coming to town. (Thought not my own, moms are always nice to have around.)
Chaperoning, because apparently I’m old enough.
This is also the time of the year that my blog entries thin, but I will do my best to keep up.