Thursday, August 24, 2006

Summer's winding down.

The days are getting shorter. The kids have posed for the obligatory first day of school photo with backpacks on at the front door. End of season allergies are kicking in.

It's been a very strange summer...oscillating between joy and despair. Loved ones have passed on, trips have been taken, family has come and gone in a whirlwind of suitcases and playing children, the kids have had a summer's worth of good night kisses and good morning hugs. Time passes and smoothes over some of the sharp edges just a little.

I'm ready for a change of seasons this year. I puttered around in the craft room with some clay and even bought a little yarn for a new project. The house seems all cluttery, and I'm working my way up to caring about steps, people, baby steps.

The photo above was taken on the Kaskaskia river just as the sun was setting. Those are my two little ducklings tubing behind the boat.


Jennifer said...

I am not pleased about the general speediness of this summer. I'm still not ready for it to be over. I still have a list of whatnot I have to accomplish before school starts. School (work and grad) started last monday. sigh.

I feel your cluttery pain. I seem to be thinking to myself "I've got sh*t strung everywhere..." a lot these days.

Are you still making glass beads, btw?

Musicgeek (Kim) said...

How's school so far? *sympathy sigh* Hope it goes well for you. I personally did backflips down the driveway on the first day of school.

No, I've not been doing any glass lately. That involves getting my body in front of a torch for at least a few hours. Now that the kids are in school, I'm going to try to get back to it.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I can't help but to be wishing for fall. It's time. It's really time.