Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Sad End to Summer (Midwest)

Today is the first time ever that all three of my kids are at school. It's a bittersweet feeling. I find myself sad that summer has ended and they are gone, yet excited at the possibility of steady (part time) work. I'm going to need to keep busy to not feel empty. I swear Joey wants to slap me to my senses. He reminds me this is what we wanted.

We were up north this last weekend doing lake stuff to celebrate the end of the summer. The weather was great, no rain for once and it was a nice closure to the season. The kids collected rocks and seashells for their "shop" which was set up on a bench seat on the pontoon boat. They had no customers. They paddled around the lake on assorted blow up toys and swung in the sky chair. Freedom will come for them now in short weekend bursts and holiday vacations until next summer.
Big sigh.

So, I spent my morning blasting my music, spraying windex, filing piles, and cleaning off my desk. I have about 3 or 4 feet of empty desk just waiting for a project. Hopefully, it will soon be active with pantone swatches, mechanical pencils and computer printouts. Anyone need a graphic designer?

1 comment:

Queen Bees Amy & Laurie said...

LOL. I am doing the same thing out here. The house is sadly empty. Both mine are in school full days. ;-(