the kids went back to school today. i will refrain from getting all emotional and blathering to you, once again, about how this is a milestone year for us as the girl is in her last yr of middle school and the boy (my BABY) is in his last year of elementary. i didn't cry this morning. i did get a little choked up and moist eyed, but did not actually bawl.
i have been relishing in the silence that has been gone these last three months. the tv has not been on today. there is no shrieking (the girl loves shrieking). i do miss them though. and, i'm well aware that this was probably the last full summer i will have spent w/ them. sniff sniff.
i will brag, and not gripe, that i am almost slammed w/ freelance work right now. it is bits and pieces from 3-4 different places, but it adds up. i am ever so thankful. i feel productive. i am nearly giddy w/ it. i am DOING something, besides chauffeuring and cleaning and doing laundry.
also, yesterday and today, though overcast and a bit misty w/ rain, have been fall-like days. i LOVE fall. fall and spring are tied for my favorite season. fall brings a sense of buckling down and getting something done, being productive, being cozy. i love it.
so, fall, the silence, the work---add up to a happy girl.