A rainy weekend is winding down. We needed the moisture. I can almost see the grass, shrubs and flowers growing and deepening in color from 3 days of constant rain. It's also 73 degrees. Love it! Makes me think that fall and winter can't be that far away.
It's been a lazy Sunday inside. Reading, gaming and watching TV have been the activities of choice. Not to mention snoozing...as seen with Bear laid out on the end of my bed.
The rain began Thursday evening with a downpour about 30 minutes before we were to attend our first middle school open house. Along with many other water-logged parents we slid or swam into the school to run the kids' schedules. Connor is a 6th grader this year, and his transition has been much smoother than we could have hoped for. Although he ran away from school ( didn't get far as he didn't know the way home) the first day it's been uphill ever since. He decided he liked his teachers and the place wasn't that bad. Truth be told, his middle school has a top-notch special education program that will build on and expand the progress he's made in the past two years. We're delighted!
After a rocky summer and a month-long stint in Day Treatment we've gotten Sam more or less back on track for the start of 4th grade. A growth spurt and competing emotional issues resulted in a complete revamping of his medications. To his delight he became a member of the double-digit club when he turned 10 on Labor Day. I guess I've forgotten how exciting and monumental that can be for a kid: The decade milestone.
It's been a busy start to the school year for me. I've worked almost every day for the past 3 weeks. That's a good thing! I'm also out of the cast and working on being back to normal in the foot department. Still some residual tendon issues due to a summer spent in the air cast, but they are working themselves out. I've also noticed that the elementary schools opened their doors to an influx of coughing and sneezing. The classrooms are already hotbeds of germs. Large bottles of hand sanitizers and boxes of Kleenex are as common as pencils and paper.
It seems that Labor Day is the starting gate for the end-of-year sprint. I'm already seeing Halloween decorations and candy appear in stores and in the catalogs that have begun clogging the mailbox. Time flies this time of year.