Sunday, July 24, 2011

Change is in the air.

We opted for a family movie tonight instead of family game night, so we ended a little later than usual and J turned off the outside lights and then called for us to come outside. The air was warm, but not hot, and a little breezy, and the night sky was alive with flashes of lightning, some in sharp zags and others in cloud-lit bursts (photo courtesy of I could smell the rain in the air.

The monsoons aren't the only changes upon us. We're back from our week in California and at dinner time the kids counted down the days (with dread!) until school starts again: 16. When they said that, I felt the pit in my stomach. Really? The end of summer vacation? It can't be. Every once and a while, I wake up to the fact that the accumulation of every average, ordinary day equals time past that I can't get back. Another summer vacation gone. It's going to take me all 16 days we have left to get used to the idea.


Laura said...

We have more than 16 days, but I too am already dreading back to school!

Miranda said...

Wish I was a mom like you! I am counting down the days until school starts. I can't wait for them to go back.