It’s finally here, the day some Moms dread and others, like myself, eagerly anticipate – it’s the 1st day of school!
Again this year I woke with high hopes for a peaceful send off (I never want to relieve that Worst First of two years ago!), so I willingly sacrificed my early morning writing time, going straight to the kitchen at 5:30 a.m. to put together a special back-to-school breakfast.
I baked biscuits. I chopped fruit salad. I baked bacon (wire rack in a 1/2 sheet pan, 400 degree oven – less mess, no flipping, and nice straight strips – try it sometime). And my homemade Quad-Berry Jam (made yesterday).
I kept peeking out the window – scattered thunderstorms were in the forecast, but I spied no ominous clouds in the sky.
The condemned men students, now 3rd & 1st graders, got dressed & downstairs with minimal fuss, and dove into their last breakfast before their sentences school year commenced.
I debated how I would spend my first six blissfully quiet hours – workout, catch up on chores, tackle something on my ever-present and growing household project list, or flop down on the couch and watch some mindless TV or read a trashy magazine.
Surprise, surprise – I came up to my office and got right to work!
So far this morning I have . . .
- notified the winners of the Jet Blue “Soar with Reading” Magic Tree House Prize Pack giveaway – Congratulations to Jodi & Ida Mae!
- scheduled a pediatrician appointment
- scheduled the dog for a much-needed grooming
- placed an Amazon order
- paid a few bills
- had two overdue chats with far-away friends
- cleaned up the kitchen & loaded the dishwasher
- started a load of laundry
- edited this morning’s photos
- and wrote this post!
Do I owe the ADD gods a thank you? I haven’t been this productive in months!
No, wait a minute, my two little distractions are off at school! And I’ve got another whole hour before I have to retrieve them! Hmm . . . I’m thinking it’s TV & magazine time for Mama!
How did you spend you’re first day of school?