Thursday, August 21, 2008


I just realized, next week Ashleigh will have her first day of REAL kindergarten! Yikes!!! I haven't even finished shopping for supplies yet. I haven't taken an inventory of her clothes. I haven't bought plastic pocket folders. I haven't found the free Purell hand sanitizer I got from Walgreen's last year that I specifically set aside for when school started. I still don't know what a 12 pocket presentation folder is???

Thus begins a new normal for us. School shopping, teacher conferences, PTA meetings, homework, making new friends, morning drop offs and after school pickups, clipping box tops! Am I really ready for this?!?

Also realized my sister from California will be visiting next week! I'm not really anxious about her visit as she's a delightful guest. I just have to adjust our menus to feed 7. When my sister visits, she doesn't want to be entertained. She just wants to relax, read, cross stitch and play with the kids. Plus the kids are a constant source of entertainment anyway LOL! She even cleans our bathroom, pays for our anniversary dinner and watches the kids. She rocks!

Guess what I'll be doing this weekend, aside from watching the Bristol race?

I shudder at the thought of the amount of cracker crumbs I'm going to find in the sofa cushions!


Corey~living and loving said...

oh is changing...but so much good stuff I'd imagine. :)

hope you have a nice visit with your sister. :)

Still Learning said...

Wow, school starts much later where you are. We all started back August 4. Don't feel bad, I don't know what a presentation folder is either & I have 4 kids one of which is in 11th grade & I have never had to buy one of those either.
I hope you have a great visit with your sister!