The shift is upon us. The one that carries us from the glory, hazy daze of summer to the beginnings of a vibrant new school year. As if flipping the calendar page to August last week wasn't enough of a gentle nudge, I am finding (with giddiness and anticipation) that the light does not lie. Its glow is becoming warmer by the day.
We've had a really good summer ride. So good.
Just in the last couple of weeks...
The young one got swimming underwater. She's there. And now as if the flood gates have opened, there is an explosion of sorts into other little things she's long been on the cusp of.
I've been staying up way too late geeking out on youtube and Clickinmoms as I attempt to learn more about the in's and out's of photography beyong, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
Field trips are being planned and organized.
New classroom materials suitable for kindergartners (my baby and her little friends are going to be kinders this year!!) are being created and laminated.
School supplies are stacking up into pretty little piles of all things fresh and bright.
Backyard improvements are almost a reality. So close.
Summertime to-do list are satisfyingly and nearly all checked off.
Fall camping trip plans are making there way into conversations at dinner time.
Daydreams of crisp air, wood smoke, autumn gatherings, fields of goldenrod and gulf mulhy seed blooms tumble through my days. I can not fend them off.
Cute conversations of a maybe baby at some point in our upcoming school year. Will we blessed during the autumn, winter, or spring? Any season will do!
Is August a month of transition for you? In what ways are your days shifting?