Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let the crazy begin...

We made it through the first day of school . . .

{ KKlassen texture Peony and sunkissed)

And if you have ever had to fill out the stack of paperwork, you know just what I mean.
Somehow when they get to high school, the stack gets sooo big, and I have to sign my name
sooo many times, that it feels a bit like closing on a mortgage. Only minus the house and with some
more lists of supplies needed and checks written for yet more fees.

The morning started off well, they were out and on their way on time (that may never happen again)
and it was 6:30 A.M. and by 7 A.M. I had a load of laundry completed, the dog fed, and my navy bean soup started. I'm pretty sure THAT was probably a one time deal too. Oh, and I can't forget the quality time with the toad on the front porch that comes to greet me in the morning.

And then . . . cue dramatic music . . . my friend who moved last year called me to meet her for coffee.
Yep, she is back for an entire month. So I turned off the bean soup, threw on some clothes and some lipstick, and pinned up my dirty hair and off I went. And isn't that what's so nice about a good friend, when they don't care that you look like a hot mess early in the morning [ smile ].

We met at our usual Starbucks spot, and although I had already had some coffee at home, I decided I would have another. Now, if you love their Salted Caramel Mocha as much as I do and was disappointed when they were no longer making it, then let me tell you . . .  it's back!! Yep, with all it's whipped cream, drizzly caramel, salted goodness (with a spoon of course), to the very last drop . . . back! We had a great time catching up, and laughing, and even had some great conversation with some strangers next to us.

After she left, I stayed and tried to finish writing something I've only been working on for the last few months, or really I guess it's been since before school ended last spring. I've just needed to get the words right, and oh I do hope when I get if finished you'll read it. Because it is really long.....almost............but not quite a novel. More like a short story, but a real one. It's getting there, but I was having a hard time concentrating on it, as one of my ears couldn't help but want to listen to the woman next to me talk about her trip to Hawaii . . . sigh.

Okay, I think I've rambled on long enough and if I'm going to go to the beach today, I really need to get going. These first couple of weeks of school always make me feel a little scattered - is that bad that I already feel that way after the first day? lol  I'm so much more of a free spirit as I've gotten older and always need some time to readjust to a new schedule, with schedule being the key word. 

Happy Tuesday to you -
Love, Kim

P.S. - I'll be visiting you when I get back later.

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Linda/patchwork said...

Well...sounds like a good beginning to me.
And, you had the time with your friend AND a trip to the beach!
Whew...a full day.

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa imagen, gran trabajo!!. Un abrazo.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, I DO remember the paperwork, and it seemed to get to be more and more each year.

Had a salted caramel mocha yesterday. So much love going on there! Yum.

I look forward to reading what you are working on.


Kathy said...

The craziness begins for me next Tuesday. But I'm ready for it. I need the house back to MYSELF :)

Pat said...

Pretty flowers.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I don't understand the paperwork in the first day of school but it is different here:) Anyways beautiful flowers picture and edit.

Sherri B. said...

Kim, I so relate to the scattered feeling, and mine is in college! lol...no more paperwork, but lots of readjusting as she moves back to school after being home all summer. I can't wait to try the salted caramel mocha at Starbucks, especially after seeing your Instagram photo! *drool* :) I will look forward to this post you're writing...I will read it with pleasure!

Jeanne said...

Sounds as if you had a great "first school day', and it reminds me of ernest hemmingway with your writing in a coffee shop. Will look forward to reading your "short novel'.

Kelly said...

I just love those sweet peonies. And can just say....yippee on this being my last year of all those emergency cards, and mounds of contracts you have to sign at the beginning of the year...sheesh!

Jaymi said...

beautiful flowers, love your edit!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Okay, I know where I'm headed this morning! I've never had a salted caramel mocha, but having not much sleep last night and wanting a treat - sounds perfect!

Deanna said...

oh first days of school...I remember vividly..and the stacks of signage papers and the extra fees that kept gaining each year for our free public education. But what a nice day you had with the coffee, the friend, the novel writing and the beach...sounds like a great day to me.

Danelle said...

Hahaha! So true about the back to school paperwork. Love the photo and quote!

vicki said...

Kim-- just making sure that you got my emails- I have not heard back from you--- your Harvest nest is ready and reserved for you--

Ps- great news about the salted carmal mocha-- my favorites!!

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