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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

back to "school"

it's back to school time.  ever since this commercial came out a few years ago, i always think of it around this time of the year.

i've said before several times that for me, memorial day weekend marks the start of summer and labor day weekend marks the end of summer.  with labor day weekend quickly approaching, i feel like fall is waiting just around the corner.  i love the fall, but i'm not ready to let go of summer . . . just yet.

summer's slowly slipping away . . . my summer sunburn has faded to a barely-there tan, summer concert season is coming to an end with just one pavilion concert left for us to work next week,  the weather is quite a bit cooler, and pumpkin spice flavored and scented everything has already been stocked on store shelves.

monday marked the first day of the semester at the university where i work.  although i work full time year round, the start of classes always feels like the "beginning" of a new year.  i've prepped my syllabus and i'm ready to teach my fall semester class (which actually starts today).

i think after this long holiday weekend, i'll be ready for fall.  we'll let the summer go out with a bang with our annual traditional trek to our beloved italian festival.  after that, i think i'll be mentally ready to cozy up in plaid flannel, pick apples, eat pumpkin everything, and watch fall tv shows.  the back to school season in the fall feels like a time to start fresh, and hopefully we'll be able to do just that.

happy back to "school"
love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

My face looks just like those kids. Day three and 177 more to go. I am exhausted.