Back to School

Tomorrow’s the day — the monsters head back to a brand new year of school.  I’m not as prepared as I’d hoped, but with the delay in getting our A/C fixed, it’s the best I could do.  Plus we were out of town Sat. for my MIL’s birthday. 

So today was full with a massive grocery run to stock up on school lunch and snack items.  Laundry, of course (it never ends).  I also wanted to start them off with fresh bedding, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, because their beds are buried beneath stuffed animals.  Of course, cleaning off their beds meant we actually had to GET in the DOOR…

Yes, their room is a pig sty.  All three monsters share a bedroom (their choice) with overflow into That Man’s next door office.  We decided to clean his office first (which hasn’t been used all summer because our A/C was out).  That took as long as I’d planned to spend on their room, and we still had to unbury their beds, etc.   I threw away several bags of trash, packed up 3 large tubs of stuffed animals, and tried to organize at least a little.  I’ve still got a few good hours to spend on it yet to get it really well organized, but it’s definitely better than it was.  (You can see the carpet.)

All this work is worth it though because “back to school” means back to a dependable writing schedule for me.  Princess has to be up between 5:30 and 6 AM every morning, which means I’ll be up, too, with plenty of time to get a little writing done. 

In fact, Sept. 1st is always like a new year for me.  A time to rededicate and kick off new goals.  It’s my hope to finish a first draft of Vicki this month so I can move on to Maya#2 Sept, Oct.

Ah, fall!  I can’t wait for cooler, crisp mornings, pumpkins, colorful leaves…  Definitely gets my writing blood pumping!

5 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. Yay fall! I can’t wait for it to cool off. And for the kids to go back to school, and stop driving me crazy (they’re not even My kids). I’m also trying to get organized, not doing too bad, but I’ve got a ways to go yet.
    Tell the monsters i hope they have a great school year. :)

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  3. Kids are grown so no back-to-school stuff for me, but still looking forward to the fall, cooler weather and, like you, Joely, my writing heart seems to pump faster and harder in the fall. :)

  4. LOL, okay were you at my house and I didn’t realize it? That whole trying to get in the room to get the bedding for the laundry…SOOOO my house. Only the boys’ beds aren’t covered in soft stuff. How the youngest can sleep with legos and trucks in bed with him is beyond me!

    Mine don’t go back till the 30th but I hear you! Been scrambling to get everything done. Have kids going to different schools for the first time with vastly different schedules.

    Can only hope I get something resembling fall weather *g*

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