Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School...

2nd Grade School Supply List:
1 box washable Crayola markers (8 count, thick, classic)
2 boxes Crayola crayons (16 count) 48 #2 pencils, SHARPENED
1 package wide ruled notebook paper (150 sheets)
3 single subject spiral notebooks (wide ruled- red, blue, green)
8 folders with pockets and brads (2 blue, 1 green, 2 yellow, 1 purple, 2 red)
1 bottle Elmer's glue (8 oz)
1 box tissue (175 count)
1 school box (plastic)
3 large Elmer glue sticks
GIRLS: 1 box gallon Ziploc plastic bags
1 pk 3X3 sticky notes
BOYS: 1 box sandwich size Ziploc plastic bag
1 pk 3X5 note cards

Sniff! He's growing up. Too damned fast. SECOND grade??? He was playing in the sprinklers as a toddler, jumping off the deck with his daddy only yesterday. How did this happen and please stop.

But the start of school does mean we are closer to the time of year I've started fantasizing about during the 100+ degree day delirium. Fall.

Without further ado, here is what I am looking forward to over the next couple of months (in no particular order):

  • Football.

  • Grilling (when the temp is still 95 at 9PM, it is just too darn hot to grill).

  • Fall baseball.

  • Boy Pop's 8th Birthday!

  • The last few days at the pool and the lake.

  • A "high" temperature that doesn't get out of the 90s, possibly 80s.

  • Cooler weather.

  • Fall food.

  • A break from the oppressive heat that drains every ounce of energy from me and turns me into a slug.

  • Working out again.

  • Planning Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

So that's just a little bit of what I'm looking forward to in the next month or so. On average, the last 100+ degree day in my part of the world is around September 6th. I think I can make it until then without melting.

Of course, please feel free to remind me how miserable this heat has been when it is January and I'm complaining of the cold.

*Gratuitous shot of my long and lean boy. Did I mention he's almost eight! 8! OMG!

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