I hope everyone has had an amazing summer. Just like when I was a kid, it felt like it went by too quick, but I can’t say I’ll be sad to see some cooler temperatures roll in. It’s been a steamer!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been in back-to-school mode, but I love it when the circulars start coming out with all the back-to-school supplies, because if you ask me there’s a smudgy grey line between school and office supplies. And even though I don’t have kids, you can bet I’ll be right there in line next to Mom’s with their baskets loaded – the only difference will be I won’t really have a checklist hehehe. Oh, and even better, I don’t have to share. I’ll stock up on notebooks, markers, pens, pencils and, yes, even some crayons. You just never know when you’re going to need a day to color outside the lines. Best therapy ever!
Kids these days are lucky. They live in the land of sticky notes and erasable ink pens. When I was growing up my mom would scotch tape scraps of paper to her pocket book with embarrassing lists of everything she didn’t want to take a chance on forgetting. The whole world knew what her priorities were. Those new erasable ink pens are the best. I remember having to sacrifice many a page of legal ruled paper after making too many mistakes on the ink rewrite. Not any more….have you tried those Pilot FriXion ink pens. They are the superhero of ink pens. A little rubbery end, not like an eraser at all – more like a smooth piece of rounded plastic, that somehow sweeps away your ink and leaves the paper unmarred.
The other thing back to school makes me think of is that great line in the movie You’ve Got Mail. Remember when she talks about a “bouquet of sharpened pencils”? Man, if someone gave me a bouquet of sharpened pencils, or better yet pretty highlighters…I’d be thrilled to pieces.
So what’s a blog post without at least one fun picture?
Here’s a picture of one of my very favorite birthday presents on my 50th birthday 7/29. My dogs, Hunter and Dakota, got it for me. They did too, my husband said so! Isn’t it adorable. It’s a sticky note holder!
That’s my thoughts on Back to School and School Supplies — a five star event!
Life is good in 2012. Mom’s, I hope enjoy the time that you’ll have back now that the kiddie’s are back in school…for the rest of us…stock up on crayons and practice coloring outside the lines. It’ll do ya good.
Hugs and happy scribblin’
PS – the re-release of Sweet Tea and Secrets is just around the corner. It’ll be out in print, digital and audio on 9/25. New cover, new twists. I hope you’ll help me spread the word. You can even pre-order if you like à http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Secrets-Adams-Grove-ebook/dp/B0087340OO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344825357&sr=8-1&keywords=sweet+tea+and+secrets+montlake