There is always a point in the summer when I suddenly realize that I am ready.
Ready for routine, and order; A schedule and plan.
That moment happened yesterday when I came home from our last "hurrah!" with friends at the pool.
I'm ready for days at home, where we will be more than busy. But its a quiet busy; a peaceful busy.
This weekend is the last of our summer vacation and I feel ready for the coming year.
My house is clean, the school room is in order, the schedules have been set, the alarm clocks tested.
I've done all I know how to do for the coming year, I don't know how to be more ready.
Of course, life can will throw curve balls from time to time...there's nothing like best-laid-plans to mess a girl up.
My goal for the school year is to remember what I've learned this summer
I started it several months ago with this post, declaring my freedom from summer to-do lists and and filled up schedules.
Although the kids did several day-camps and both competed on a swim team I knew I wanted a few things accomplished this summer.
I decided I wanted company, cooking, and crafting...and that is exactly what transpired.
But you know what? I also got that closet cleaned that I had put off for many years. I also finished several books and accomplished things that needed to be done, not because they just happened, but because I had time for them.
In not choosing "100 Things To Do This Summer" I got to choose "5 or 6 Things That Really Matter" (to me and my family.)
And I actually finished them.
So now, although summer is nearly over with its sunshine and fun, I am ready. To take on the changes; in season, schedule, and school.
I'm also ready to use what I learned this summer, and carry it into fall.
Things like this:
(See how I sneaked these things in?)
And that is what I learned on my summer vacation.
Happy Friday peeps!