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!