It has begun. I sat in my kitchen this morning as the first rays of light began creeping through the blinds.
Last month I found this indigo dyed table runner for $3. I like how it looks on top of the French linen mangle cloth I use on my table (which I obviously don’t bother to iron!) As we swing into school I find myself wanting to simplify everything in the house to a clean blue and white color scheme. I’m not sure why; perhaps the simplicity of it speaks to what I’m trying to feel inside. Perhaps I like the contrast it provides for the family room full of school supplies ready for use. Maybe it reminds me what a fresh start the school year is for all of us.
My 7th grader started today. Tomorrow six of them will go. One starts kindergarten in a week. It will take a couple of weeks for things to shake out and for a real schedule to come together, probably after Labor Day. It’s the time of year when we have feet in two different worlds and I hope the transition is a good one. I want to be the calm in the storm for all of them as they find their bearings.
Calm and ready. And simple. Waiting for what lies ahead.