But this summer went too fast. Between cramming in a last-minute family vacation in June, my daughter's enrollment in Summer PE in July, and marching band camp the first week of August, our summer was eaten up in a flash.
My daughter started high school and my son started his last year of elementary school last week. This week, all the Purdue students are back. Don't get me wrong! I love fall! I love the energy the returning students bring with them. The sense of possibilities and potential is almost palpable. I love that my kids are back in school, learning and spending time with their friends. It just seemed to get here much more quickly than I was expecting.
I had a list of big things I wanted to accomplish this summer that just didn't get done.
- Paint my kitchen cabinets
- Build a sectional daybed thing for the front room (I know this sounds weird, but trust me: it's going to be way cool)
- Learn how to use my knitting machine
- Paint the dining area (really just an extension of the kitchen)
So, sayonara summer. I hope when you return in May your stay will be more pleasant.
Hello, fall! Even though you're here sooner than I expected, your cooler temps and wonderful smells will be a welcome change!
In closing, check out the adorableness we discovered in our front shrubs Friday afternoon: